Saturday, July 31, 2021

Spotlight & Giveaway: Nancy Northcott's The Arachnid Files

Some of you might know her only as Nancy, the Romance Dish reviewer. For those of you who may be unaware, Nancy Northcott is also a multi-published author writing in a variety of genres. Today, I'm shining a light on one of those genres - romantic suspense - and on one of Nancy's series: The Arachnid Files. Nancy's Arachnid is a private, multi-nation espionage organization. Think CIA but with services available to multiple countries. And yes, they're the good guys. 

Three standalone Arachnid Files novellas, originally published in multi-author anthologies, have been updated and are now available for purchase individually in e-book. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense and emotional romance, they are all quick reads that kept me eagerly flipping pages right up until the satisfying conclusion. Let's take a look.

DANGER'S EDGE: An Arachnid Files Novella
by Nancy Northcott
*Previously published in an earlier version as part of the Capitol Danger anthology. The anthology is no longer available.

When terrorists disrupt the inaugural ball, new Arachnid Agency operative Kelsey Mitchell tables her planned undercover operation and works to bring help into the hotel. Her only ally is Greg Reed, an FBI agent on medical leave after being shot during a robbery. Kelsey dreads making a novice mistake, and Greg is afraid he’s lost his edge.

Attraction flares between them though Kelsey knows the Feds disapprove of people who work for her freewheeling agency. Together, she and Greg must fight their demons and the terrorists to gather intel for the FBI and create a safe landing zone for a rescue force. Can they succeed against overwhelming odds, or will the battle cost one or both their lives—or their hearts?

THE LAST FAVOR: An Arachnid Files Novella
by Nancy Northcott
*Previously published as part of the Christmas at Caynham Castle anthology.

Grayson (Gray) Kane comes to Caynham Castle at Christmas to pick up an award for his late father. Dealing with his loss amid the families celebrating the holiday makes him question his solitary life as an covert agent. His partner, Laurel Whitney, joins him to protect Gray from an assassin. As the long-suppressed attraction between them flares anew and a killer closes in, she must decide whether she has the courage to seize what she has always wanted.

WORTH THE WAIT: An Arachnid Files Novella
by Nancy Northcott
*Originally published as part of the Who's Your Daddy: A DNA Anthology. The anthology is no longer available.

A burned-out spy goes home for a holiday and re-encounters the woman he never dated but never forgot. As he and she grow closer, she realizes her niece, his ex-girlfriend’s child, bears an uncanny resemblance to him. When the truth comes out, it will alter three lives.

Each of the three novellas is a standalone story, set within the Arachnid Files series but with a separate cast of characters and a clear start and finish. They can be enjoyed in any order. 

Nancy is a self-described history geek and Anglophile, with a passion for British history, who has enjoyed traveling extensively in England. She also loves comic books, fantasy, and science fiction and is a regular attendee/contributor at Dragon Con. All of those passions contribute to her creative imagination in the suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction books she writes. Check out her website for more information about her published novels and links to connect with her online. 


Have you read Nancy's books yet?

Nancy would probably choose to travel to England over just about any other country. What country is highest on your travel wish list?

Have you had your DNA tested? Was your ancestry as expected or did the results reveal surprises?

One randomly selected person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, August 1 will receive a Kindle copy of one of the three novellas spotlighted above (winner's choice).  

*Amazon US only
*Must be 18
*Void where prohibited


  1. I haven't read any books by Ms. Northcott, but I am interested. I think England or Ireland would be on my wish list for travel. But I'd have to take a slow boat since I'm terrified of flying. I've never had my DNA tested, but a couple of my children did. No real surprises. They have also been active in the family ancestral tree and it pretty much coincided with their research. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    1. Hi, TrishJ--Thanks for stopping by! I've never had my DNA tested either, though some of my friends have. I've been to England, but I flew. Going by boat would be a fun experience.

  2. I'm sorry I haven't read Ms. Northcott books. I haven't had my DNA tested. My cousin is the keeper of the family tree. We have traced backed to the mid 1800's. We have some original documents.

    1. Hi, Pamela--Thanks for stopping by! I also have not had a DNA test and have a cousin who's heavily into genealogy. Far as I know, he has no original documents. It's cool that you do!

  3. PJ, thanks for featuring my spies today! The books were great fun to write, and i appreciate your giving them a spotlight.

  4. It's a toss up between going to Scotland and Italy. I haven't done the DNA testing, but I've thought about doing so... Maybe one day. I've seen Nancy's books and feel a bit like an idiot for not putting Author Nancy together with Reviewer Nancy.

  5. I commented last night, but do not see my comment here. Not sure why.
    You are a new to me author. Nice to know you are both reviewing here and writing.
    Ireland and Scotland are on the top of my list to visit.
    I have had my DNA tested and there were no surprises. I am Irish and French with a little touch of Native American. I already knew that my French ancestors came over to what is now Canada with the first batches of settlers and trappers. The Irish ancestors came over during the potato famine. They also came into Canada, but members of both sides of the family crossed over to New York State in the early 1900's.