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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Motive for Murder: Revenge


A Motive for Murder: Revenge
By Margaret Daley

I was in the middle of writing Scorned Justice when the show Revenge came on last year on ABC--a show about a burning need to seek revenge on someone who had hurt the lead character. At least that was the impression I got from the ads about the new show. I have to confess I actually haven't seen the show. But it summed up my story--to what lengths would someone go to get back at another. A person takes the first step in a path of revenge, and before he/she knows it, there is no turning back. The need consumes him/her.

When revenge starts consuming the character, the fun really begins. The stakes are heightened. The villain starts to lose it and make mistakes. A show I do watch--Once Upon a Time--has revenge driving the plot. The Evil Queen wants to make Snow White pay for what she did as a child.

Revenge is one of the basic motives for a person murdering another. There are others like greed, hate/love, the need for power. When I wrote this book, I wanted to show how far someone could go, how it changed his/her life. And since this is an inspirational romantic suspense, I needed, a happily ever after ending so there is a consequence for the revenge beyond going to prison.

What movie, book or show you've read or seen that has revenge at its core? I have a book of Scorned Justice I would like to giveaway to one of the people who leaves an answer to the question. I will need an email addy to notify you if you are the winner.
                                             

Blurb for Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley:

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love? Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love?

 

12 Comments:

  • At February 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Blogger Aspiring freelance writer said…

    I am new to the LI books. In fact, I just discovered today that Harlequin has this line of books! I cannot wait to read these faith based stories. I am entering my name and email address in the Rosultion Reading giveaway! Thank you for having this terrific series of books. Jenni Coe jenicoe2001@yahoo.com

     
  • At February 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for having the giveaway. And I do watch the show Revenge, and it definitely lives up to its name. The main character is so bent on getting revenge that it doesn't allow her to have a real life.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

     
  • At February 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am excited about your new book, Margaret...thanks for the giveaway!

    I just read Downfall by Terri Blackstock.....it was about a drug addict wanting revenge to those who caused him to serve time for drugs.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

     
  • At February 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM, Blogger Rose said…

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  • At February 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM, Blogger Rose said…

    This book sounds great. I can't wait to read it! A movie that is about revenge is Red. The man hides behind the vice president and blackmails him into killing innocent people, because he needs to get rid of the CIA that know about the massacre.
    andantespirit08(at)gmail(dot)com

     
  • At February 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    How very cool to see the title I suggested a while back on Facebook to your publisher. I was so excited when she liked it! Hi Margaret!
    jennydtipton(at)gmail(dot)com
    The book I recently read was Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer.

     
  • At February 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM, Blogger Margaret Daley said…

    Thank you all for entering the drawing. I will pick a winner on Monday, so until then the drawing is still open.

    Jenni, Scorned Justice isn't a Love Inspired Suspense, but I do have one out right now called Detection Mission.

    Jenny, I loved that title.

     
  • At March 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Blogger Last Year Before the Real World said…

    I have been challenging myself to read more so I love reading your books. They keep me engaged and can't wait to read this book ad the suspense ones are my favorite! so far this year I've read 14 suspense books! Creativewriter28@gmail.com

     
  • At March 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Blogger Rebekah M. said…

    This book sounds fantastic! Adding it to my ever growing to-read list. ;) By the way, I really really love your books!

    I watch the show Revenge and it is probably the most revenge driven show/movie/book I have ever read/seen, which makes sense with its name. It has opened my eyes to the hatred and bitterness of revenge the most, her need for revenge completely destroys the main characters life including at the cost of lives. I also just watch this movie Gone, which was supposed to be about the main character saving her sister, but ended up being about the main character seeking revenge at the end.

    Anyways, thanks for the giveaway!

    Rebekah
    rebekahm95(at)gmail(dot)com

     
  • At March 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Anonymous Sharon Richmond said…

    Thanks for the giveaway this book looks great!!
    Sharon Richmond
    Blanch, NC.
    sharonruth126@gmail.com

     
  • At March 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am so glad I just found this website, as a result of loving a book by Regina Scott and wanting to read more similar books!
    I find myself intrigued by the manners and speech of the 19th century. Thank you, Lin Lewis, l4nd2@hotmail.com

     
  • At March 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Blogger Margaret Daley said…

    Congratulations, Rose. You are the winner of Scorned Justice. I will email you.

     

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