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West’s Side Story

Marsha West

If you have dreamed of finding love the second time around then you will want to read books by Marsha West. Marsha is a friendly gifted author who writes romantic suspense. In her novels you will find heroes and heroines, struggling with life and loss, surprised to discover a second chance at love. Books by Marsha West will take you on a journey of discovery down strange and sometimes dangerous roads. When reading her books you will discover that when love is found the second time around it is worth any risks you have to take to protect it.

Marsha West is the author of recently pubished VERMONT ESCAPE. VERMONT ESCAPE is the story of Jill Barlow a woman who longing for peace after the murders of her husband and her father flees to the small town of Woodstock, Vermont. Believing she has damning evidence against them, the killers pursue her shattering her dreams of peace. Despite having lost so much already, with the lives of her family and friends at stake, will Jill be required to make more sacrifices, even the hope of a second chance at love?

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Walking to work, Jill decided if she were smart, she’d figure out how to bottle this glorious New England fall morning.

Sparkling, crisp, cold air.

Trees so brightly colored in red and gold and orange they almost hurt the eyes.

The quintessential fall smell of leaves burning.

She indulged in one long, last whiff before she unlocked Crystal Rainbows and pushed open the door.

No welcoming tinkle? Jill glanced up. No chimes. Something must’ve broken, and Sally or Mary Ann took it down to do repairs. She stuck her gloves in a pocket.

First on the list, turn up the heat and get the coffee on in that order. During the night, the temperature had dropped to almost freezing, and her black, wool coat, before long, wouldn’t be enough for the morning walk to the store. Setting her purse on a counter, she stepped into the back room, and then jerked to a stop. Her gaze flew around the office. File cabinet drawers stood open. Folders and papers were strewn across the floor.

Boxes of crystal dislodged.

Her heart rate kicked up. Breath froze in her throat. Get out, her thoughts screamed. Someone might still be here. She scrambled for her purse and dashed for the front door.

What should she do?

Call the police.

Of course. Her hands fumbled the phone from her purse. Come on. Come on. Fear fogged her brain and turned her fingers to mush. The cell hit the ground. She couldn’t function worth a damn. Breathing became almost impossible. She squatted down. Her spaghetti-noodle fingers scrabbled for the cell.

A hand grabbed it before she could…


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Look for the print version of VERMONT ESCAPE by Marsha West to be released in spring 2014.

Look for the e-release of TRUTH BE TOLD by Marsha West to be released in spring 2014.

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Jerrie’s World

Jerrie Alexander

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie Alexander set aside her passion for writing when life presented her with a John Wayne like husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered her the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America. But as she traveled, she could not forget the stories that were developing in her imagination. The characters in the stories hitched a ride with her, talked to her, and insisted she share their dark, provocative stories with others.

In her romantic suspense novels, not only does Jerrie revisit some of the beautiful locations she’s been to, she also crafts alpha males and forges bold women. Her characters weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. If they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after.

The author of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL, THE LAST EXECUTION, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, and HELL OR HIGH WATER, book 1 in the Lost and Found, Inc., Jerrie lives in Texas, loves sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines.


Jerrie Alexander has written a new book called Cold Day In Hell. Cold Day In Hell is the turbo charged tale of how ex-Army Ranger Tyrell Castillo’s first mission for Lost and Found, Inc. goes awry when his contact is kidnapped, and he’s left scrambling for weapons and explosives. He’ll have to blow up a drug cartel’s compound, rescue the woman, and keep her safe while they cross the sweltering hot Colombian jungle.

Driven by the need for revenge, Ana Maria Vega Cisneros doesn’t want to be rescued. She wants revenge. She’ll risk her life to ensure the drug lord who killed her family suffers the same fate.

The cartel leaves a trail of blood on their hunt for Ty and Ana. When Ty receives the order to kill the drug lord with extreme prejudice, he and Ana will face the enemy head on. Can Ty protect the woman who’s hell bent on vengeance? The woman he’s grown to love?

Excerpt from Cold Day In Hell by Jerrie Alexander:

Ana Cisneros stood close to the window. Craning her neck to see outside, she was unaware he’d entered the room. With no time for introduction, he reached around and clamped his hand over her mouth.

As expected, he’d startled her. She fought, slinging her body back and forth like a wet dog. She kicked at him, so he whirled her around and jerked her body snug against his.

“Quit struggling. I’m here to help you,” he whispered, trying to sound reassuring. No doubt, with the flames outside casting an eerie glow, he looked like an alien. A man wearing night-vision goggles, geared up with a pistol on his hip and another in a holster strapped to his thigh, and a rifle over his shoulder would scare most anybody. Not to mention the machete sheathed on his back and the SOG knife in his hand. “Do you understand?”

He took the slight movement of her head as a yes and relaxed the pressure off her lips. His reward? She bit his finger and pummeled his ribs with her free fist.
What the hell? The lamb had attacked the lion. He reapplied the pressure while keeping one eye on the door.

“Stop that,” he commanded, impressed at her bravado.

Even through the lens on the night-vision goggles, he spotted a bruise on her cheek. Heat sizzled up his spine at the bastard who’d hit her.

He’d expected fear or panic to be oozing from her every pore, but didn’t sense either emotion from her. Waves of anger rolled off her.

“Do you understand?” he repeated. She nodded slightly, relaxed her tense muscles, and then tried to kick him in the nuts.

He didn’t have time to reason with her. And from what he’d seen so far, sweet-talking her was out. “I’m going to remove my hand. If you fight me, I’ll tie and gag you. Got it?”

This time he got a full nod. The expression behind her eyes made him doubt her honesty.

“I don’t have time to argue, so you’ll have to trust that I’m the contact you were supposed to meet in Bogota.” Cautiously, he lifted two fingers from her lips and waited to see if she complied.

“I know who you are,” she hissed. “And you’ve ruined everything.”

“Me? I think you’ve cornered the market on screw-ups.” He quickly assessed her condition. Other than the bruise, she appeared to be unharmed. Long dark hair fell around her shoulders. She wore jeans and a T-shirt. All she needed was shoes, preferably a good pair of boots.

Damn, she was a little thing. Beautiful, bruised, and pissed. Protecting her as they crossed the sweltering jungle wasn’t going to be easy. This woman was going to make the next few days a living hell.

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