Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LOVE IS MURDER - Featuring Debra Webb's Tale

Congratulations to Stacy, the winner in the LOVE IS MURDER giveaway.  Thank you to all who participated.

Today we feature Debra Webb's contribution to the thrilling anthology LOVE IS MURDER, edited by Sandra Brown.

I had the pleasure of reading Dirty Low Down by Debra, and I think the thrill of this story stems from us being able to watch a woman tackle something that we ourselves could never fathom doing. We envy this character, we aspire to be like her...but in the end, she is in the car with a serial killer and we are sitting safely on the couch. Debra creates characters that make you want to better yourself and for that, and for all the romance and suspense she provides us with...I applaud her.

*One lucky person to leave a comment today will win a copy of LOVE IS MURDER! 

Debra Webb - Dirty Low Down

Temporary Command Center, Houston, July 8, 9:30 p.m.

"This is a bad idea, Jackie."

"You think?" Seriously. Some jerk-off tortures and murders five women in the space of as many months? Yeah, that really was a bad idea. Helping out with the official sting to take him down? A flippin' stellar idea. My partner should just get over it.

"Look." Dawson cast a wary glance at the cops on the other side of the room before huddling close to me. "These guys can't guarantee your protection. This whole operation hinges on dangling you as bait. I don't like it."

Bio: Debra Webb, born in Alabama, wrote her first story at age nine and her first romantic 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 one hundred novels. Visit her at www.debrawebb.com.

June 1- Sandra Brown
June 2- Roxanne St. Claire
June 3- Carla Neggers
June 4- Beverly Barton
June 5- Robert Browne
June 6- Andrea Kane
June 7- William Simon
June 8 – Laura Griffin
June 9- Sherrilyn Kenyon
June 10- Dianna Love
June 11- Patricia Rosemoor
June 12 – Jon Land & Jeff Ayers (double feature! Blogger will post 2 bios, one excerpt)
June 13- Heather Graham
June 14- Mariah Stewart
June 15- D.P. Lyle
June 16- Cindy Gerard
June 17- J.T. Ellison
June 18- Bill Floyd
June 19- William Bernhardt
June 20- Brenda Novak
June 21- Vicki Hinze
June 22- Julie Kenner
June 23- James Macomber
June 24- Alexandra Sokoloff
June 25- Pamela Callow
June 26- Debra Webb
June 27- Toni McGee Causey
June 28- Lori Armstrong
June 29- Allison Brennan
June 30- Lee Child

Prepare for heart-racing suspense in LOVE IS MURDER (MIRA Books, June 2012, $24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.), edited by New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, this original collection features 30 of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing nerve-racking romantic suspense today.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.

Go on vacation with Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire’s “bullet catcher”—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged “Diamond Drop.” Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child’s pitch-perfect “I Heard a Romantic Story” puts a whole new spin on LOVE IS MURDER.

LOVE IS MURDER is the third Thriller anthology written exclusively by members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. Barely seven years old, ITW has a roster that reads like a who’s who of thriller writing, with 1635 members representing 28 countries worldwide and over three billion books in print. Headed by current co-presidents Douglas Preston and Kathleen Antrim, its board of directors has included such notables as Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, James Rollins, M. J. Rose, Carla Neggers, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell and David Hewson. More information is available on the ITW website, www.thrillerwriters.org.

LOVE IS MURDER is available wherever books are sold and at Harlequin.com.

*Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 26th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. This giveaway is applicable to US and CANADA mailing addresses only.


  1. Loved volumes 1 & 2 of the ITW's anthologies (cleverly titled Thriller and Thriller 2, haha), so I can't wait to get my hands on Love is Murder-- that's about most of my favourite authors right there :)


  2. Would love to read this but of course I now have to get the 2 previous ones. lsscarchuk@att.net

    1. LS, you can get this one first! The anthologies aren't connected! But they are all fantastic!

  3. Sign me up, love to win a copy of this book. It is on my wish.list. some of these authors are my favorites.

    1. Trish, this anthology offers one of the last stories that Beverly Barton wrote. She was such a treasure and will forever be greatly missed.

  4. Hi Deb,
    I look forward to reading your contribution to "Love is Murder".
    You certainly HOOK me at the very beginning of all your books!
    Please enter me in your draw. I don't want to miss this one!



    1. Thanks, Jan! And if you want to read a bigger story about Jackie and Dawson, check out DIRTY!

  5. LOVE these authors.. Romantic suspense is my favorite genre..


  6. Good morning, all! This is an amazing collection of stories by some mega-talented authors. I am honored to be among them!

  7. DEBRA

    1. Lots of terrific authors! I enjoyed several new authors I hadn't read before like Andrea Kane and Jon Land.

  8. Hi Debra,
    Tomorrow is my birthday. This book would be the best birthday present! I love all these authors.


  9. So many of my favorite authors have contributed stories to this anthology!

    Debra, so excited to see the first three books for the Faces of Evil
    are available for preorder!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  10. 30 days of reading another great story - you can't beat that, especially when so many of my favorite authors contributed!

    1. Hey Karen! What a great way to spend 30 days!

  11. Debra! I would loVe to win this book! It has many of my fav authors and some new ones I'd love to try susancoffee55(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Hey! Good luck! JRS is awesome for offering such a great giveaway!

  12. Amazing giveaway! Glad I found your site!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

    1. Great to have you here! You will want to visit this site OFTEN!!! It's amazing!

  13. Debra,
    I love reading your books for Harlequin Intrigue. This book looks great with several wonderful authors contributing.

    Sandra M

    1. Hi Sandra, the Colbys are like family to me. I hope to do them FOREVER!

  14. Oh I have been looking at this book, but have not gotten it yet. What a great group of authors to enjoy!

    1. Colleen, ITW comes up with some great groups!

  15. Big fan of Debra Webb! So why didn't I know that this anthology is the third? I must be living under a rock.

    Loving the Faces of Evil series. Can't wait for Power to come out. Also working my way through the Colby Agency. I even found a few at my favorite indy book store recently and got so excited I thought they might kick me out. It is a shame I didn't pay more attention to the Harlequin Intrigue sooner. I have a ton of reading to catch up on!

    Heather E

    1. Thanks, Heather! This is my first ITW anthology and it was a blast. THe story is related to my Jackie Mercer series and the debut novel, DIRTY, available on Amazon and all.

  16. The authors in this antholy I have read I already adore. Others I already have on my reading radar. Debra, I can count on your story to have great dialogue and action. Those are things I look for in thrillers and romantic suspense.


  17. So excited for this anthology. Great stories and a lot to learn from! If I don't luck out and win, I'm using my prized $25 Amazon gift card to buy it!
    Stacy Green


  18. I haven't read any books by any of the authors in the list! I am constantly learning of new authors on this site and my TBR list continues to grow. I look forward to looking up your other books, Debra! Thanks for the post!

    amy at remus dot net

  19. I would love to read this one! It has some of my fav authors in it!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  20. This book has all of the authors I follow. I also love the book cover. This book might weight a ton with so many authors and stories.



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