Disclaimer: I’ve been a fan of Debra’s for a long time. I’m also lucky enough to be a friend of hers. We met at RWA Nationals one year when I was a newbie. I’d followed her career through the Murder She Writes blog and was thrilled to meet her, get to know her, and become her friend. She’s also my hero.
Deb writes romantic suspense. Her Colby Agency books have long been a Harlequin staple. And her new series, The Faces of Evil, is setting new standards in romantic suspense, as far as I’m concerned. She’s also one of the bravest people I know.
Let me explain about that. Two years ago, at RWA in Orlando, Deb suffered a severe injury. The kind of injury many people don’t recover from. The kind of injury that puts them on disability. She lost the use of her arm, which for a writer is devastating. But Deb? She fought back. She learned how to use a text-to-speech program so she could continue to write and she believed in herself so much, she created a new, hard-hitting romantic series in The Faces of Evil. Originally published as ebooks, Hatchette Group believed in this series, and its author, enough that they signed on for 12 books–to be released digitally AND in paperback. The first three books, OBSESSION, IMPULSE, and POWER hit the shelves this week. RAGE, book number 4, arrives April 30th.
Deb is known for her strong characterizations and in FoE, she follows the two main characters during their rocky relationship, their pasts and their present. And there’s suspense. Jess Harris was an FBI profiler. As the series progresses, she leaves the Bureau and returns to her hometown, Birmingham, Alabama, to eventually become new deputy chief of Birmingham’s major crimes division, serving under her old flame, Dan Burnett.
If you are looking for a set of fantastic reads, I whole-heartedly recommend FoE. And I’ll put my money where my mouth is. Random.org will pick one commenter and I’ll send a digital copy or paperback of OBSESSION to the winner (their choice!).
Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.
Four young women have gone missing, and Police Chief Dan Burnett will do anything to find them before it’s too late-even if it means asking for help from the woman who has spent a decade avoiding him. Jess agrees to lend a hand and welcomes the diversion of a new case, a new life to save to make up for the victims she’s lost. But then the unthinkable happens: the crazed serial killer from her past follows Jess to Birmingham. The situation is becoming increasingly desperate-and time is swiftly running out . . .
DEBRA WEBB, born in Alabama, wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the military behind the Iron Curtain–and a five-year stint with NASA–that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has penned nearly 100 novels including her internationally bestselling Colby Agency series. Her debut romantic thriller series, the Faces of Evil, propelled Debra to the top of the bestselling charts for an unparalleled twenty-four weeks and garnered critical acclaim from reviewers and readers alike. Don’t miss a single installment of this fascinating and chilling twelve-book series!
Be sure to check out DEB’S WEBSITE for in-depth information about Jess, Dan, and all the rest! And BUY THE BOOKS!