With: Peggy Webb
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Today is pub day for FROZEN GROUND by Debra Webb, the first book in STORMWATCH, a chilling new six-book romantic suspense series written by six friends/bestselling authors. Deb is a master at her craft. She’s spun more than a hundred and fifty dark, gritty stories that have earned accolades from both readers and reviewers.
In FROZEN GROUND, a monster snowstorm is sweeping through Livingston, Montana, uncovering long-buried, murderous secrets that threaten to destroy everything Abbey Gray holds dear. The hallmarks that have made Debra beloved by fans are all on full display—great characters, fast pacing and riveting suspense wrapped in an explosive story.
Deb and Vicki Hinze, author of DEEP FREEZE, book 2 coming December 12, are the masterminds of this collaboration. Before any of us wrote a single word, they laid out the framework of the entire series in such detail nothing was left to chance. If you asked me the key component in a successful collaboration, I would say planning months in advance of the writing.
Last year Deb, Vic, Regan Black and I collaborated on BREAKDOWN, a thriller series that readers dubbed “an epic whodunit.” Because we were all writing about the same murder in the same town, the story-line had to flow from one book to the next.
This year we decided to add two amazing friends, Rita Herron and Cindy Gerard. Further, we decided to write stand-alone books that are unique to our specific styles and strengths. We wrote the books without cliffhangers while still maintaining continuity that will take readers on a satisfying journey throughout the series. The unifying element in STORMWATCH is a deadly blizzard of historic proportions sweeping through the Northwest, bringing murder, kidnapping and espionage along with paralyzing temperatures and record-breaking snowfall.
The STORMWATCH stories move at the same fast clip as the storm-- two days in each town. Each of us created a chilling tale that will give readers the feel of being in the midst of a frozen landscape that is both beautiful and terrifying.
In book 2, DEEP FREEZE, Vicki takes you to an airport in Portal, Colorado, where holiday travelers are stranded along with an evil so horrifying it could unleash a pandemic that would wipe out the nation. Vicki not only wrote an amazing and complex story that will scare you to death, but she also formatted all six books and created the STORMWATH covers, promo ads and video. I wish I could do all that. Her talents are mind-boggling! I think she might be a genius.
Next up is Rita Herron’s WINDCHILL. The Twelve Days of Christmas killer is on the loose and FBI Special Agent Gia Franklin must catch him before he destroys everything she loves, including the picture-perfect town of Tinley, Nebraska. In Rita’s talented hands, the bodies pile up, the hunt for a killer is riveting, and the old fashioned town comes alive in such detail you want to step inside the shops and take a sip of Christmas punch.
BLACK ICE by Regan Black pits former sweethearts against the brutal storm in Deadwood, South Dakota and the ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to obtain the famous Mae West diamond. Regan does her usual amazing job of bringing you a story that is both tender and terrifying. She’s smart, savvy and fun to work with.
My book, SNOW BRIDES, takes the reader to Grand Marsais, Minnesota, where a mother’s worst nightmare is about to come true. On the way home for the holidays, her daughter Kate vanishes. Further, she’s in the vast Superior wildness where a killer is on the loose and a blizzard is set to hit in seven hours. Kate’s only hope is her own courage and a Search and Rescue dog named for my own beloved canine companion, Jefferson. I brought my grand old boy, a chocolate Labrador retriever, back to life and spread his big heart and unsinkable spirit all over the page. I still cry every time I read the ending of SNOW BRIDES. Get your tissues ready!
The inimitable Cindy Gerard anchors STORMWATCH with a fast-paced, espionage novel set in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It features two of the sassiest would-be lovers in the series. Cindy’s book shows just why she’s a NYTimes bestselling author. The fast pace and sparkling dialogue of SNOW BLIND make it a terrific ending for this series.
A huge thanks to readers for stopping by and to Maureen A. Miller for hosting my guest post. Do leave a comment and tell us what you think of STORMWATCH and what you’d like to see next. One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift card from Amazon.
We are so excited to bring this series to you. Book 1 is available today. A new book will be available every Thursday from now through January 9, 2020. You can order all the books at this link:
USA Today bestselling author Peggy Webb is a former instructor of writing at Mississippi Sate University. With nearly 100 novels in multiple genres to her credit, she’s the most prolific author her state has ever produced. Her literary fiction under the pen name Elaine Hussey garnered accolades and comparison to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird). Peggy enjoys gardening, playing her vintage baby grand, singing in her church choir and sitting on her front porch with friends. Learn more at www.peggywebb.com and follow her on Facebook,
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