Joanna Bourne, a fellow member of the Compuserve Books and Writers Community, has recently published a smashing historical romance, The Spymaster’s Lady (Berkeley, January 2008). She’s receiving rave reviews for her use of language and well-constructed plot (see here and here). Annique Villiers, a French spy entrusted with plans for Napoleon’s invasion of England, meets her match in the head of British Intelligence, Grey. Sparks—as well as bullets, knives and other sundry projectiles—fly as Annique seeks to evade both him and her traitorous French colleagues, who all want the plans she wishes she had never seen. I’ve almost finished reading and highly recommend the book. Congratulations, Jo! Jo’s next book, My Lord and Spymaster, is due out this July.