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Tainted by Marsha R. West is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #romanticsuspense #secondchanceromance #audiobooks #giveaway



Author: Marsha R. West


Voice Actor/Narrator: AI


Genre: Second Chance Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Hartman needs to start a new life after divorcing her husband Gerry Richardson who’s serving time in federal prison for money laundering, a crime the Feds suspected her of being involved in. Her mother’s family vacation home in Red River, New Mexico offers just the respite she needs. Or does it? 


One too many deaths sent retired Dallas homicide detective and now Marshall Matt Thornton to Red River to seek a less dangerous place to serve. The New Mexico mountains promised to be that refuge until his high school sweetheart Liz Hartman arrives, bringing with her danger to his town and his heart.


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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?


I don’t generally listen to audio books. I can’t just sit in my chair and listen. I get really caught up in stories, so it doesn’t seem to work when I’m walking the neighborhood. In town driving is too much starting and stopping. The exception is when we’re traveling in the car on a long, boring drive like to Red River, New Mexico. Then an audio book seems like a good idea and there’s not so much a safer factor then. Not much traffic and towns are small, and few and far between. 


What makes this a must-listen audiobook?


The story. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the FBI burst in your home in the early morning hours searching for something you know nothing about? Well, that’s how this story begins. We all think we know our spouses. But do we really? My family has traveled to Red River, New Mexico more times than I can remember in the spring for skiing, but most often during the summer to escape the brutal Texas heat. This story is my thank you to that small town. I’m pretty sure you’ll want to visit once you read this book. And no, the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t pay me anything. 😊


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs June 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on July 2, 2024. 


Author Biography:


I’m a retired elementary school principal, a former school board member, and theatre arts teacher, and write Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. I live in Texas with my supportive lawyer husband and Charley, a deaf, Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier. Our two daughters presented us with three delightful grandchildren all who live nearby.


The theme of my eight books is always second chances. I even named my four-part series The Second Chances Series. I believe in Happily Ever Afters. My husband picked up a plaque for me on one of our several trips to Maine that states my philosophy exactly. Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end. The Heroines and Heroes in my books range in age from 40 to their late 50s, and their parents and children often playing supporting roles.


I am member of North Texas Romance Writers, Texas Authors Institute, and the WORD BY WORD Blog. I send out a monthly newsletter and give away an e-book to one lucky commenter.  I enjoy making presentations to groups, and I’ve twice taught a Silver Frogs class on Indie Publishing for Texas Christian University. My books can be found on AMAZON, B & N, KOBO, and iTunes. Print books are also at Indie Lector Stores and Amazon.


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Blurbs for each of my books with links can be found on my website. Where you can also sign up for my  NEWSLETTER  MRW Press LLC ( 


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Jun 09

I only listen to audiobooks occasionally like when I’m in the car or cleaning. I don’t really have a fave.


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Jun 07

Busy times here in Fort Worth, Nancy. Thanks for having me. :)


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Jun 06

Thank you, Marsha, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month Event!

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