Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Five W's: Marsha R. West's Act of Betrayal, Giveaway

The 5 W's in Story
Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story blog. I'm thrilled to have my friend from Texas and talented mystery author Marsha R. West as our guest this week. She is used to watching geese and ducks on her inland lake. She'll be seeing bluebirds, herons and cranes in my corner of the world.

Second Act: The Second Chances Series, Book 1
A lucky commenter will receive an e-copy of SECOND ACT, Book 1 in the Second Chances Series. Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 18, 9 pm. Thanks, Marsha. I have enjoyed your series of romance and mystery.

This week, Marsha is sharing the 5 W's in her book, ACT OF BETRAYAL, third in the SECOND CHANCES series.

ACT OF BETRAYAL by Marsha R. West
Contemporary mystery
Welcome, Marsha!

Hey, JQ, thanks for letting me participate in your fun spring and summer event, The 5 W's.

 Who? What? When? Where? Why? by Marsha R. West

WHO? Devon Moore, owner of a small cosmetics company. She’s one of the four friends featured in this series.

WHAT? Embezzlement at her company threatens her company and her sanity when her daughter is kidnapped. Devon’s friend Addie from SECOND ACT, suggests a financial investigator to help her determine what happened. Despite suspecting Devon of involvement, Brent Townsend takes the case.

WHEN? Fall

WHERE? Dallas and North Carolina

WHY? Devon’s ex-husband lost client’s money and tries to make it up by “borrowing” from her company.

ACT OF BETRAYAL, Book 3 in the Second Chances Series is available online at all outlets and in print at Amazon.  http://amzn.to/2y2i99a

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***Hope you will check out how these friends find their second chances. ACT OF SURVIVAL, Book 4 in the series, releases late fall 2018. It tells the story of abused wife Kim Dennison and takes place in Wichita Falls, Texas. 
Everyone deserves a second chance in love.***

My Review--Mystery and Romance in Act of Betrayal by Marsha R. West

Marsha West's third book in the Second Chances series is another entertaining addition to this series dealing with mature romances. I love the heroines in these books--strong and capable, and yet vulnerable. Act of Betrayal, the story about a family many of us can identify with, draws a reader in. Devon is a divorced working mom rearing her daughter, fighting with her ex, and luckily having her mother and father in her life. I liked the interaction between the generations in this story. Accepting the premise that her bookkeeper messed up and didn't notice a huge amount of money missing from her company, the story moves forward with twists and turns I really enjoyed. Readers will enjoy this story too with the aspects of mystery and romance.

Click here to read more about ACT OF BETRAYAL from Marsha's guest post in July.

About Marsha:
Author Marsha West
Marsha R. West, writes Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. MuseItUp Publishing released her first book, VERMONT ESCAPE, in July 2013. Marsha released the print version of the first book in the fall of 2014. Her second book, TRUTH BE TOLD, was e-released by MIU in May 2014. Both of these are now also out in print. She released (both in print and electronic) her third book, SECOND ACT, Book 1 of the Second Chances Series, in March 2015, 

Find out more at  www.marsharwest.com She’d love to hear from you.

marsha@marsharwest.com  http://www.marsharwest.com 

 Blog https://authormarsharwest.wordpress.com/ 

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn

http://www.twitter.com/Marsharwest  @Marsharwest


Sisterhood of Suspense  https://sisterhoodofsuspense.com/blog

Click here to learn more about what, where, when and why in storytelling in the article by multi-genre, multi-published author, Janet Lane Walters.
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Coming Up:

Tuesday, March 20--the first day of spring!! I take my turn at the Books We Love Insider Blog sharing a recipe my daughter loved to stir up when she was a kid. So easy--No Bake Cookies. Come on over for the recipe and the story about it. Thanks.
Click here to get the recipe.
Welcome Spring!
Wednesday, March 28--Multi-published author, and my mentor, Roseanne Dowell shares the Five W's in her book. 


J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks so much for participating in this guest author event, Marsha! Always love hosting you on the Focused on Story blog.

Marsha said...

Hey, JQ. Thanks for having me. I'll be speaking at the Woman's Club this morning, but will check back afterwards. And, of course, I'll share. :)

Helena Fairfax said...

I loved the interactions between the generations in this story, too, JQ, especially the relationship between the heroine and her daughter. I love the Texan setting and always learn something from Marsha's books.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Marsha, Hope your morning with the Woman's Club went well. What was your topic?

J.Q. Rose said...

Helena, some day we are both going to have to get to Texas. It's one of the few states we haven't visited. Thanks for stopping in.

Marsha said...

Hey, Helena, and JQ. I'm glad you like the inter- generational thing I have in this book and in most of my books. I think it would be hard for me to write a book without family playing a big part.
I vote for you both coming to Texas, would love to show you around and host you at our lake cabin. We could even put up your spouses if you're okay with bunk beds and a sleeper sofa. I've slept well on one of the bunks and one daughter & SIL spoke well of the sleeper sofa. Let's make this happen.
I had the best time at the Woman's Club meeting. If I get pics, I'll talk about it on my blog tomorrow. :)

Susan Bernhardt said...

I have read all of Marsha's books. She's a wonderful author. I especially enjoy the mystery aspects of her books.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Susan, I agree. Marsha keeps the reader guessing. Thanks for stopping in!

Marsha said...

Hey, Susan. Thanks for your kind comments. I enjoy your books, too. Thanks for stopping by.

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