Marketing for Romance Writers Newsletter August, 2017 Volume # 10, Issue # 8 - Page 7

P. J. MACLAYNE (Cont.) THE MARQUESA’S NECKLACE BLURB EXCERPT Harmony Duprie enjoyed her well-ordered life in the quiet little town of Oak Grove—until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she wants nothing more than to return to the uneventful lifestyle of a his- torical researcher she once savored. But when her beloved old car “George” is stolen and explodes into a ball of flames, it sets off a series of events that throws her plans into turmoil. Toss in a police detec- tive that may or may not be interested in her, an attractive but mysterious stranger on her trail, and an ex-boyfriend doing time, and Harmony’s life freefalls into a downward spiral of chaos. Now she has to use her research skills to figure out who is behind the sinister incidents plaguing her, and why. And she’d better take it seriously, like her life de- pends upon finding the right answers. Because it might. He cleared his throat and set the file back on his desk. “Did you let anyone borrow your car today?” he asked. “No, my keys are right here.” I started digging through the contents of my purse. “I’ll take your word for it,” he said, after I pulled out my checkbook, a packet of pink tissues, and a paperback with an almost-naked man on the front cover and piled them on the corner of his desk. His mouth twitched. “Have you made any new enemies recently, Miss Duprie?” I guess he got my message about the terms of our relationship. ***** Amazon Review by Deb Staab: “I was en- thralled by the story line of The Marquesa’s Necklace—it’s not just a page-turner, but a chapter-turner.” https:// 7