Blog Tour: Spy Noon by Jordan McCollum

We're celebrating the launch of Spy Noon, a prequel novella to I, Spy

I'd like to welcome Jordan McCollum, the author, to my blog today! In honer of her new novella and of Valentine's Day coming up next week, she's going to share with us some awesome pickup lines. I know I lol!! :) It reminded me of this guy I went on a date once in college who tried a whole string of pickup lines on my couch at the end of the date. I can't even remember them all. I know there was one where he was trying to show me how to fish. Eventually he quipped that he was crashing and burning. He was actually quite good looking and charming, but all the lines did was crack me up and that wasn't exactly what he was going for. :)

You can find my review of Spy Noon here. I highly recommend it!!! You can enter to win your own copy below!

You can also find Spy Noon at the special 99¢ launch discount through Singles Awareness Day (Feb 14) on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and!

About the Book

Canada's the last place you'd expect to find an American spy, but CIA operative Talia Reynolds has problems piling up higher than a Canadian snowbank. When Elliott Monteith, her ridiculously handsome new coworker, shows up (and shows her up), Talia decides it's game on. She'll be the first to track down a dangerous counter-spy, and she'll give Elliott an unforgettable souvenir of his time in Ottawa: some humble pie.

Her plans don't work as well as she expects, though. Elliott's over-the-top flirting dredges up too many painful memories for Talia and undermines the confidence she's worked hard to regain. To do her job and keep her integrity intact, she'll have to keep her personal feelings at bay. Now Talia must find a way to work alongside Elliott—and maybe even trust him—to outsmart the enemy.

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The Top Spy Pickup Lines

Talia's new coworker Elliott is the definition of an incurable flirt. Here are just a few of his favorite lines (though I'm partial to Talia's comebacks myself):
“Pleasure to make your acquaintance, too,” I say.
“Pleasure, huh?” He finally meets my gaze, that winning grin out in full force again. He crosses the distance between us, offering a hand. “Don’t believe we’ve been introduced.”
“Oh, we’ve met. Today I’m Tanya, remember?” I reply.
His eyebrows make a minuscule jump. “And who will you be tonight?”
Am I reading too much into things, or is this guy a walking sexual harassment lawsuit? 
Talia: “I keep up with everyone else in this office, dancing backward and in high heels.”
Elliott: “Now that, I noticed.”
His grin shifts from condescending to come-on. “You’re cute when you’re angry.”
I flinch from the emotional whiplash a split second before I find my reply. “Nobody’s cute when they’re angry.”
“Hey.” The smile’s now cajoling. “You know you want me.”
I scoff. Even my temper is rising to this challenge.
(They get trapped in a closet together.)
“Well, crap.” I try to pull away from Elliott to get a better view of the broken doorknob, but he doesn’t let go.
“Not the usual reaction when I hold a woman.”
“Who do you think you are? Han Solo? Or do you get locked in closets with women often?”
His expression turns into a dead-on impression of Harrison Ford. “All the time.”
Elliott settles in his seat, balancing an arm across my chair’s back. “So this is the life in Canada.”
I pointedly focus on the video feeds on the laptop. “I guess.”
“At least the scenery’s nice.”
I dare to turn back to him, slowly. Is he seriously trying that tired line on me?
Oh yeah. Not only is he serious, but he tops it off with this little you-can’t-keep-your-hands-off-me wink.
I’d say the guy can’t take a hint, but a pen to the sternum, barking at him to back off and a good, hard slap is a lot more than a hint. He’s got all the delicacy of a flash-bang grenade.
As disturbing as the revelations about NSA tapping are, no discussion of spy pickup lines would be complete without turning to #NSApickuplines. A couple of my favorites are plays on tired lines:

Was your dad a thief? Because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes ...and he didn't pay taxes from 2001-2005. (source)

Girl, you must have fallen from heaven because there is no tracking data to indicate how you arrived at this location. (source)

We had you at hello. (source)

What are your best spy pickup lines?

The Spy Another Day Series

I, Spy
Book One
Spy for a Spy
Book Two
Mr. Nice Spy
Prequel novella
To save her secrets and her country, CIA operative Talia Reynolds must sacrifice the man she loves.Talia's new boss is her ex-boyfriend. And that's the just beginning of her problems.Elliott Monteith must choose between his fiancée and his fellow spy. Cake.
Finalist 2013
Whitney Awards
Finalist 2013
Whitney Awards
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Chronologically, Spy Noon is the first in the series.

Praise for the Series

A fast-paced, crisply written story with entertaining plot twists, told in a first person, wryly self-deprecating narrative voice. . . . I, Spy is a well-crafted romantic suspense with humor, heart, and a uniquely engaging heroine.

I knew by the first page that I was going to love [I, Spy]. I absolutely loved Talia's inner voice. . . . The plot is enjoyable and I loved the action! I really could not guess what was going to happen next. There were so many surprises at the turn of each page, especially during the climax, it didn't matter what time it was, I had to finish.

The series has this great combination of sarcasm and wit in the MC, great chemistry and dialogue between her and her love interest, and then a whole slue of spying, deception, intrigue, and danger. Especially of that last one. . . .
I thoroughly enjoyed [Spy for a Spy]! I would definitely read it again and I am highly anticipating the next book that Jordan McCollum writes! If you enjoy action-adventure, suspense, or books about characters who are spies and some romance, then I would definitely recommend this.

About the Author

An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most—she’s a mom.

Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. She lives with her husband and four children in Utah.

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