The Candidate's Maid, Book One: A Spy in Stilettos
"Shamelessly idolizes New York values!"
—a presidential candidate not from New York
Melody Baker desperately needs a job.
She has a shiny new PhD, but the universities aren't hiring (or at least aren't hiring her). She's running out of money and four months behind in rent. Her student loans are crashing down onto her head. And she's barely getting by on daily diet of one hard-boiled egg, a half can of white tuna, and one coffee (plus six or seven refills). She's at the end of her rope.
The research position she's interviewing for won't start for weeks, but there's this opening for a parlor maid needed immediately, and she talks her way into it. And that's how she ends up at a huge mansion— a castle, actually—maiding for the one percent of the one percent.
Does she know what she's doing? Of course not.
She has to deal with entitled aristocrats, Washington wonks, delusional dilettantes, a chauvinistic charlatan, and myriad other odd birds who dominate this new world in which Melody is a stranger.
And that's not all. Her new boss, an eccentric billionaire, has political plans, and she's going to need to think fast in order to survive as The Candidate's Maid.
The Candidate’s Maid—A Spy in Stilettos
The Candidate's Maid, Book Two: The Colonel's Secret Service
Melody Baker, PhD maid, needs to get back to New York City to save herself from eviction.
But the Colonel's campaign is getting underway, what with a new security detail moving into the castle, the campaign staff assembling and strategizing, and the media swooping in to find out about this unknown outsider who has entered the race. It will take everything Melody can do to save her life in the city.
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A science fiction space opera.