Thursday, December 9, 2010

Celebrating Sandra K. Marshall's Romantic Suspense Release

Today we're celebrating Sandra K. Marshall's recent romantic suspense THE DECEIVED.

Sandra worked 36 years in the aviation field before retiring to full-fill her dream of writing and being in print. She loves writing mystery romances, and she loves to travel, and she hopes to combine both with her real-life hero.


THE DECEIVED - a romantic suspense from Sandra K. Marshall

The games they play can lead them to love or ruin.

Melanie Dubois detests her family's casino business. The way this addiction destroys people has her on a tear of magnificent proportions. Then again, this young lady has been put through a train wreck of her own design. She distrusts everybody except for the people who are determined to use Melanie as a poster-child for zealots.

Mike Mercer has spent nearly a year in a deep cover mission for the FBI. The one fly in the ointment of completing his objective to take down a group of dangerous anti-gambling zealots is a fiery-tempered, blonde-haired woman named Melanie DuBois. Worse than that, she's got a passion brewing just beneath the surface that's an even deadlier attraction.

Fighting for your life is never easy when the odds are stacked against you.


WIN - Leave Sandra a question about her and/or her latest release today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her book ADDICTION, in either print or ebook. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Good morning Sandra!!! And super congrats on the release of THE DECEIVED...I just read the excerpt and it sounds great!

    How did the idea for this story come about and I found it really interesting that your first book ADDICTION had a main character that had a gambling addiction (among others) and your heroine in this book is fighting against a casino - are the books connected?

    Congrats again and it's great to have you here! Here's to THE DECEIVED being a bestseller for you!

  2. Thank you, DeNita. I'm thrilled to be here.

    Actually, Addiction wasn't the first book. The Catalyst was first, but the publisher who released it closed.

    All three of these books were written because riverboat casinos moved into our area.

  3. Sandy, a big congrats and kudos to you on the release.

    I know all about Casinos coming in and disrupting families, etc. We had 1 open app. 1 1/2 yrs. ago an hours drive away. There are always vehicles in the parking lot.

    I like Melanie already, lol.

  4. Sounds like an interesting premise. So what do you do to relax and retank.

    in Germany

  5. Oh that's really interesting Sandra - are you going to re-release that first book someday?

    Hope so!

  6. Congrats on your new release, sounds really good. I love a good romantic suspense but have not read your work before.


  7. Thanks, RobynL.

    Melanie is definitely a spitfire. lol

  8. Valerie,

    I love to read when I get the chance. There's nothing better than curling up with my new Nook (early Christmas present from hubby), a cup of hot chocolate and my favorite snack food (Deluxe nuts with no peanuts). Smile.

  9. Author Island,

    Eirelander is releasing The Catalyst on January 7th. I am excited because it will mean I have three books out at the same time.

  10. Virginia,

    I hope you will give my stories a try. Who knows you might win a book from me. Smile.

    Thanks for your well wishes.

  11. Congratulations on your new release! It sounds like an exciting premise!

  12. Hi Sandy!
    congrats on your newest release - you are a new author to me... the blurb of The Deceived sounds very interesting and it's now on my wishlist!
    wish you all the best,

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  13. Congrats on the new and upcoming releases, Sandy. What genres do you read?

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  14. Congratulations on the release of The Deceived. The excert sounds intriguing.

  15. Forgot to leave my email.

    nas_dean@ ymail. com

  16. Congrats on your release, Sandy. Seems to me you should write a romantic suspense featuring a flight attendant!

    ceric AT socal DOT rr DOT com

  17. Congrats on your new book. They all sound good..I just met you here today and the books all sounds so good. I hope to be entered for a chance to win a print book..I do not have en ereader so miss out on many contests. susan Leech

  18. Thank you, Edie.

    Ina, one of my closest friends was named Ina. It's an unusual name. I hope you enjoy The Deceived.

    Thanks, Jane. I write romantic suspense.

    Thank you, Nas Dean. The Deceived is the third book in the trilogy.

    LOL Thanks, Carol, it could be somewhere in the future. I certainly have enough material for one.

    Thank you, Susan. Best of luck in the contest.

  19. Congrats, Sandy! Love the cover :) How exciting for you that Catalyst is being re-released in January, and that your whole series will be available.

  20. Thank you, Heather.

    It's very exciting that the whole trilogy will be available. It means a lot of work because the formating is different from when it was released from Forbidden Publications.

  21. Are you planning more books with this theme?
    I love romantic suspense!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  22. I enjoye reading romantic suspense novels.

    You're a new author for me, Sandra, and I look forward in reading your works.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  23. Hi Estella,

    All my books will be romantic suspense. It's what I read and enjoyed as a child. I enjoy writing as much as reading them.

    Thank you, booklover0226. I hope you'll enjoy mine as well.

  24. hod do you feel about casinos in towns and do you think crime rises or falls I think they could be good for jobs if they hire locals to work there

    your books are awesome I also was wondering since you wrote about addictions do youghave any vices you cnat klive with out for me its pepsi i need at least one a day

    cant wait to read ur new book/s

  25. Thank you, SiNn. I'm glad you like my books.

    No, I don't believe more crime happened because of the casinos, or not that I'm aware of. People were most concerned about prostitution at the casinos than anything. That hasn't developed.

    The only problem I see from the casinos is the addiction. Some people are just addicted to gambling and go so far as to lose their homes.

    The only addiction I can't stop is my deluxe nuts without peanuts. I can't stop with a handful, I have to eat the whole can in one sitting. lol

  26. It sounds interesting your new book. How did you get into writing and this particular genre. Congrats on your new book

  27. 'THE DECEIVED' looks like a great read. Love the title.

  28. Thank you, Anonymous and Marybelle,

    I read childhood mysteries like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, Gothics, and then moved to Harlequin romances, so it was pretty much natural to write in the romantic suspense genre.

    That being said, I wouldn't have written a book if it wasn't for my husband. He challenged me to write a book. lol Boy, is he sorry now.