Title: Beltway Betrayers
Author: Taylor Marsh
Series: Beltway Modern Millionaire Romance #2
Genre: Adult, Psychological Thriller
Release Date: May 12, 2017
There’s a secret.
A woman is heard whimpering in a parking garage.
A dark side to the powerfully rich is exposed.
And Alex Gantry is at the center of it all.
After several frightening events that shook Alex’s world, things have settled down.
So it seems…
Elite life coach, Alex Gantry, is enjoying her new life in the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
T.J. Gale, who’s part greenpreneur, part leader of a quick-strike unit of former military and intelligence professionals, has set her heart aflame.
Alex and T.J. are in love.
Enter Jett Spence, a man who once was part of T.J.’s world but who is now an unknown, because no one can tell whose side he’s on.
Two thousand miles away in Hollywood, Alex’s old haunts, the powerful producer Brian Marks is falling apart because he’s lost her. The woman he never thought would leave him is now in the bed of a younger man.
In New York City, T.J.’s ex-wife, Lisa, is looking to get even with the woman she thinks destroyed her marriage. Her vengeful father Davin Dalaney is eager to help because T.J. is no longer willing to ignore his criminal profits.
Brian is intent on getting Alex back.
Lisa wants to make her pay.
And T.J. is attempting to keep her safe.
Alex believes she can take care of herself, but being with T.J. has taught her it’s not always that simple.
From the Washington, D.C. Beltway to Los Angeles, California, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I spent 10 years in the dating, sex and relationship worlds, and was Relationship Consultant (my actual title) at the LA Weekly, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. I spent years talking to women and men about modern relationships. Later branching out and become managing editor to one of the most trafficked sites on the web, getting emails from all over the world.
What I learned from the thousands of people to whom I spoke seemed like a natural for romantic fiction.
My interpretation of this genre brings an added emphasis on equality. Women are equal in all things in my novels, including their expertise in handling firearms, and bad guys.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc.)?
The act of writing is a wondrous adventure for me, especially since I've now turned from non-fiction, and journalism, to romantic thrillers.
Writing the first chapter is the most thrilling. You've got to get it right.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I'm a huge fan of Michael Connelly, and the crime genre in general. It's one reason I've read so many Patricia Cornwell novels. But I have to say international spy novels are my favorite. I've read most of Tom Clancy's books, too.
I continually look for new modern romances, and peruse a lot of new releases in the genre. I'm a fan of Meredith Wild. Can't wait for Misadventures of a City Girl.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
It would have to be Robert Ludlum, creator of the Jason Bourne series.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I’ve known I was a writer since I was a young girl, when I kept journals. My performance ambition bit first and it landed me on Broadway, doing commercials, and also television.
I’ve been a non-fiction writer, and journalist, for many years, starting my journey into women's fiction in 2015. In fact, the switch to romantic fiction was sparked by a screenwriting competition Meryl Streep started by funding “a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40,” sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television. I didn’t win, but the fun I had writing the screenplay sparked an idea.
Why not try the romance genre? I published my first romantic suspense novel in February 2016.
I'm just getting started.
Taylor Marsh writes smart, arousing romance while deciphering world events. She lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C.
“Beltway Betrayers,” Book 2 of The Beltway Series, will be out in May 2017 and Book 3 of this series will be out in the fall.
She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Taylor is the author of two traditionally published non-fiction books, “The Hillary Effect,” and her memoir, “The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen.”
Taylor was profiled in The Washington Post and The New Republic for her coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary season. She became a contributor to The Huffington Post in 2006, and has written for Washington, D.C.’s The Hill, as well as for U.S. News & World Report and for Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, among others. As a seasoned entertainer, communicator and speaker, Taylor has also been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera Media Network, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, among other outlets.
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