Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Magic of Friendship

Congratulations to "Willa", the winner in Regan's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize.

I’m delighted to celebrate the release day of what she knew, the fourth and final book in the BREAKDOWN mini-series, with everyone here at JRS. It has been an amazing month.

This ground-breaking endeavor was the brainchild of Debra Webb (who is an outright genius when it comes to brainstorming). She came up with the initial premise of a murder that shatters a perfect town. Vicki Hinze, Peggy Webb and I jumped on board with her vision and added layers and characters and secrets to the stories and over-arching mystery.

It’s hard to describe the energy and commitment around BREAKDOWN as anything other than magic. Writing is so often a solitary endeavor and knowing three good friends had my back -for support or what if moments or anything else- was a wonderful treat.

The four of us, as friends and authors, were eager to stretch and try something new with this mini-series. Scattered around the country, it was fabulous to be united toward the ultimate goal of BREAKDOWN, a suspense-filled mini-series that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

An Excerpt From what she knew:

Pulling into her driveway, Ana’s thoughts were spinning. A rap on her window had her jumping, heart slamming against her ribcage. Griff McCabe, Shutter Lake Chief of Police motioned for her to roll down the window.

“You okay?” he asked when she complied.

“No.” Ana breathed in the brisk air, letting the soft damp of the autumn night cool her heated cheeks. “I mean, yes. Of course. Just lost in thought.” She breathed in again, realizing McCabe didn’t smell of beer or fresh mouthwash. It was difficult to assess in the darkness, but his eyes might even be clear, rather than bloodshot per the usual. “What are you doing here?”

It was common knowledge in Shutter Lake that the chief spent most of his evenings pouring beer after beer into his body at the Rabbit Hole. From what she heard, the pattern was occasionally interrupted by a shot of whiskey. He didn’t come to her wellness classes and his only effort at exercise came from the walk home from the bar each night. None of her advanced medical degrees were necessary to diagnose that the man was troubled.
Year after year at his mandatory annual physicals she urged him to back off the copious amounts of alcohol. There were treatment options he could benefit from without risking the position that suited him so well.


“Your alarm system went off. The company called the station to respond. I was closer than the officer on duty.”

Too many things struck her as wrong about his reply. First, the Rabbit Hole was a windowless pub just off the town square and a block away from the police station. Technically, anyone in the station would have been closer to her house. Unless McCabe had been on this side of town already. She and Laney had been physically closer as well, though Laney was off duty.

“I wasn’t informed of the alarm,” she said, voicing the safest response.

All four books in the BREAKDOWN mini-series are now available in ebook and paperback. For the best experience, read the books in order:

the dead girl by Debra Webb
so many secrets by Vicki Hinze
all the lies by Peggy Webb
what she knew by Regan Black

Don’t miss the BREAKDOWN short reads for a deeper look into the four main characters of this explosive mini-series.
no looking back by Debra Webb
her deepest fear by Vicki Hinze
just one look by Peggy Webb
trust no one by Regan Black


For a chance to win an exclusive BREAKDOWN tote bag (seriously, I only had one made) leave a comment here and let me know if you’ve started reading the BREAKDOWN mini-series yet.

About Regan Black
Regan Black, a USA Today and internationally bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed novels full of suspense, romance, and occasionally the paranormal. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound and two arrogant cats reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.

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  1. Hi Regan, Yes, I started reading the series. I was so looking forward to it. Congratulations to all of you!

  2. I have not started this series but I'm definitely looking forward to beginning!

  3. I have not started thus series yet. Looks good. Gonna have to check out the books. Awesome bag

    1. Thanks! When the tote bag got here I regretted not ordering an extra. LOL

  4. Congrats, Regan! This was a great series. Loved every book.

    1. Thanks, Denise! We really appreciated your enthusiasm and support as an ARC reader. :)

  5. Thanks for hosting me today and for featuring our BREAKDOWN series all month long. :)

  6. Regan,it was such fun working with you, Debra Webb and Vicki Hinze on the BREAKDOWN series! I hope fans will enjoy reading as much as we enjoyed writing. Good luck to everyone in Regan's fantastic giveaway!

  7. I haven't started yet - I was waiting for the last book to be released.

  8. I have not begun yet, but have it on my list.

  9. I've read them and love them all! Great series.

  10. I haven't yet started this series but colour me intrigued!! Thanks for the chance for the fab tote as well!! Congrats to all you ladies on the release!

  11. I've read the first one and I've got to get the others read! This is a great series.

  12. I always wait for the last book to be released before diving in to read - that way I dont forget the names/characters and get to have the immersive experience of gobbling them down back to back! And now I have the set! :D

    The Tote is lovely - especially having the 4 covers lined up as a slow reveal.


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