Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vermont Escape VBT

Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Categories: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Museitup Publishing
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 85,600

It’s been two years since Jill Barlow’s husband was murdered. Being attracted to someone new isn’t what she expected when, after her father’s recent murder, she fled to .

A terrifying series of break-ins shatter the peace she’d sought. Jill shields her adult children from knowing the gambling syndicate will kill again for the damning evidence she possesses.

With the lives of family and friends at stake, will Jill be required to make even more sacrifices?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Jill withdrew the box and raised the lid. Pulling out tissue revealed the contents. A flash drive.

“What in the world?” She removed the device.

Jill written in Dad’s distinctive script on a folded white piece of paper.

Her heart jammed against her throat. The stationary in her unsteady hands wavered like a leaf caught by a zephyr. She opened the sheet.

Dearest Jill, I hope I’m able to answer any questions you have. If I’m not around, arrogance got me killed. You need to get out of Texas.

You told me how much you loved Vermont when you visited after George’s death. Go there. With me out of the way, you, Ellen, and Ethan should be safe.

I sent the original information on Greg Richardson and the actions of the consortium against me to an FBI agent. You know how responsible I feel for George’s death.

This copy is for you. I didn’t want you to be shocked when the news about the arrests hit the papers.

However, if I’m dead, the bad guys won, kitten. Use your own good judgment. Destroy this or not. Your choice.

You and the kids are everything to me.
Love, Dad

Jill’s whole body quaked. Tears slid down her cheeks before they became a gushing waterfall. Sobs gagged her. She stumbled into the bathroom where she threw up. Finally, she stopped. Weeping, she collapsed on the cold tile floor.

The sobs changed to whimpers, and then became short hiccups. She tried to stop crying. To catch her breath. To stop hurting.

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About the Author:
Marsha R. West, a retired elementary school principal, is also a former school board member and theatre arts teacher. She writes romantic suspense, where experience is required. Her heroes and heroines, struggling with life and loss, are surprised to discover second chances at love.

Marsha, lives in with her supportive lawyer husband. They’ve raised two daughters who’ve presented them with three delightful grandchildren. She admits to being at the beck and call of two dogs, who run her home. She loves to travel and sometimes those places wind up as a setting in her books.

She’s currently editing her latest work in progress and enjoying the experience of her first book launch.

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  1. Great book, Marsha. I really enjoyed reading Vermont Escape. Only trouble I had was putting it down! Congratulations.

  2. Hey, Jerrie. So glad you enjoyed VERMONT ESCAPE. And thanks for stopping by.

  3. Souns like a lot of fun! Best wishes to Marsha and the Vermont Escape!