New Series Spotlight – The Foreign Affairs

It’s time for the October New Series Spotlight! If you love series books as much as we do, you’ll know that there are tons of them out there, and we don’t always find out about them right when they come out. So we are trying to help you find some new series reads. Each month we will feature a new up and coming series that we think you should know about!

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Historical romance author Laura Navarre is introducing her new pen-name, Nikki Navarre with her debut novel in the Foreign Affairs series – The Russian Seduction. Today, Nikki is going to give us the scoop on what we can expect from her brand new series!

New Series Description:

The Foreign Affairs series is smart, sleek and sexy romantic suspense set in Russia and other exciting international locales.  My heroines are globetrotting, glamorous American diplomats, and my heroes are basically foreign spies under orders to compromise them.

The launch book is The Russian Seduction (Oct. 2012).  Renegade Russian submarine captain Victor Kostenko was the golden boy of the Russian Navy until he lost his command for an act of treason he didn’t commit.  Rising-star American diplomat Alexis Castle always plays by the rules.  She’ll torpedo her career for sure if she falls for a bad-boy Russian who breaks every rule in the book.  When a hard-line Russian leader invades a country the U.S. has promised to protect, war can only be averted by one man who has everything to gain…and a woman who has everything to lose.

How did the idea come about:

For the Foreign Affairs series, my inspiration came directly from the five years I spent living and working as a diplomat in Russia, where I specialized in weapons of mass destruction issues.  I had a position very similar to my heroine Alexis in The Russian Seduction.  The high-octane excitement of the edgy cosmopolitan world of modern-day Moscow, the blend of international intrigue and globetrotting glamour that was my life there, and the sense of unfriendly eyes always watching were definite inspirations for the story.  My hero Victor is unfortunately a pure figment of my fertile imagination!


Series plan:

I’m contracted for the first two books so far, and I’m playing with an idea for the third.  The sequel is The Russian Temptation (coming in 2013), about a glamorous American chemical weapons expert and the elegant Russian hit man who’s hired to kill her.  Again, much of my inspiration comes from my professional adventures in Russia, and I am LOVING this project!


Other Giveaway Opportunities

I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads until Oct. 12 only.  Enter and you could win a print copy of The Russian Seduction.

You can also enter to win a copy of the book by visiting my Facebook Fan Page at, and stay current on all my Foreign Affairs news. 🙂


Thanks for the update Nikki! One lucky commenter will be entered to win an ecopy of The Russian Seduction. Just leave a comment or question for Nikki to be entered. Giveaway is open internationally and ends October 16th. Good luck!


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4 thoughts on “New Series Spotlight – The Foreign Affairs”

  1. The hero reminds me a bit of The Hunt for Red October, which has yummy eye candy, so definitely count me in for this one, lol!

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