New Xulon Fiction: Full of Twists, Turns, Romance, Faith, & Adventure

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Ballantyne pens 3rd book – an exciting love story suitable for the teen reader and up

The Handler - The Agency Series

My goal is to create interesting characters and storylines that keep the readers coming back for more

Within the pages of Misty Ballantyne’s new book, The Handler - The Agency Series, ($17.99, paperback, 9781498454186; $8.99, e-book, 9781498454193) readers will enjoy the story of CIA Special Agent Dean and the sweet but sassy Jesse Hardin, manager of Reed’s sandwich shop. Although in his position he has the power to manipulate many things, would her affections towards him be one of them? Just when he thought he had a chance to be with the girl of his dreams, she moves into a new apartment where the handsome downstairs neighbor threatens to steal her away. Twists and turns keep readers guessing as to who will win her affections in this complex and layered love story. The main themes; things are not always as they seem and God is involved in every detail of a believer’s life – from the mundane and minute details – to the life changing events. This book has it all: intrigue, romance, humor, drama, relationship challenges and victories with God's love and provision woven throughout. There is no explicit material to worry about, just a great love story full of adventure.

“This book is meant to be an enjoyable read, a diversion from the reader's day-to-day life,” states the author. “It's an intriguing read full of great characters that are guaranteed to engage the reader's imagination and catapult them into the storyline from the first page. My goal is to create interesting characters and storylines that keep the readers coming back for more.”

Misty Ballantyne penned her first book, Faith Love and Forgiveness in early 2014. Since then, she has followed up with its sequel, Fragile Moments, just released in July, 2015. She is a native of Florida but has lived in North Carolina, Georgia, and currently calls Easley, South Carolina home. She has worked with the public for most of 35 years and she likes to (informally) study human nature. For the last 15 years, part of her job included technical writing. Writing fiction allows her creative side to be unleashed. She writes from life experiences and lessons learned and observed.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Handler - The Agency Series through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Misty Ballantyne
Email: amar63(at)hotmail(dot)com

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