In the Enemy’s Shadow begins where the Prologue in The Spyglass Project ends and is a behind-the-scenes look at the life of double-agent, Hedda Klein, leader of a secret dissident group and working as a spy for the United States government under the code name of Agent Delilah. After she witnesses the murder of a troubled friend and comrade, she must flee to save her own life, only to encounter revenge and betrayal from a woman she trusts most.
After being published in fourteen historical western romances and one contemporary romantic suspense, I’m excited to take a much different turn in my career with my new historical romantic suspense series, the Secret Six. I’ve fallen in love with that delicious grittiness of the time period—Mafia, Prohibition, and of course, romance.
I'm a long-time member of Romance Writers of America and one of the founders of Petticoats and Pistols, a popular blogsite for western romance. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Doug, and we have four daughters. I’m enjoying an early retirement where I can spend time with my children and grandchildren and do what I'm most passionate about: writing books.
Last, but not least, if you enjoy cooking, hop over to my newest venture, my food blog, Swanky Kitchen, where I love ‘making the past taste good again’!
Couper, Washington, nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, is a lovely place to visit, but living there can be killer.
When Matty Cruz’s career ends prematurely due to hard economic times, she pulls up stakes and relocates to the tree-filled Pacific Northwest. She’s hoping the natural beauty there will lift her spirits. But soon she discovers that her impulsive move lands her in a city with one of the highest violent-crime rates in the region.
Astray in Couper introduces you to this cozy mystery series with a criminal edge, but the story is told with a dash of humor and fun. If you like a smart, brave heroine who must quickly reinvent herself—or else, quirky, colorful characters, a cute dog, and dark villains, you’ll love R. Marquez’s slightly skewed version of the Pacific Northwest.
Buy Astray in Couper today, and get a quick taste of how Matty learns to survive a city that too many psychopaths love to call home.
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When her dying friend pleads for help to finish a renovation project, Ava Howell can’t refuse, even though her promise means leaving her new career and familiar life in New York to travel to a remote ranch in Texas. She’s good at what she does, and the ghost town vacation resort would look great on her resume, but it means tangling with the ex-military cowboy who is determined to stop her as soon as she arrives.
Beau Paxton needs to sell the land and ghost town to save his family’s struggling ranch. He’s a formidable enemy to Ava’s determination, but the harder she works, the more his attraction for her grows. He doesn’t want to set aside his plans so she can succeed at hers, yet he finds himself doing just that...
Will a promise bring a city girl and a sexy cowboy together? Or will a broken one drive them apart?