Thursday, May 2, 2013

Debra Webb Rage Blog Tour with an Excerpt, Giveaway and Review

I am so excited to have Debra Webb here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with an Excerpt and Giveaway.

Thanks Debra and Marissa from Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to join your Rage blog tour!

About the Author:
Debra Webb was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, to parents who taught her that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. She loved telling stories and began writing at age nine. Growing up on a farm in rural Alabama provided the wide open spaces and fertile ground for her vivid imagination.

When she met and married the man of her dreams Debra put her writing aside and tried some other occupations, including door-to-door sales, various factories and restaurants, a day care center, a hospital and a department store. Shortly after the birth of her first daughter Debra’s husband joined the military and she decided to go to college. Eventually the U.S. Army took them to Berlin, Germany, and Debra accepted a position as secretary in the commanding general’s office. By 1985, they were back in the States, and her next major career move landed her at NASA in the Space Shuttle Program.

For more than a dozen years after returning to the States Debra and her family lived in a small Tennessee town where everyone knew everyone else. A few years after settling in Tennessee her second daughter was born. Though she hadn’t written in nearly two decades, in 1996 Debra took up writing again. With the support of her family and God’s blessing her dream of being published came true in March of 1999.

Debra’s life has come full circle now. She and her family, along with their three dogs, have moved back home to Alabama. As a multi-published, best selling author Debra writes spine-tingling romantic suspense for Grand Central Publishing and Harlequin Intrigue.

Obsession (Faces of Evil) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

The Faces of Evil Series: Book 1

She thought she'd left the murders - and his obsession-behind

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.

Impulse (Faces of Evil) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

The Faces of Evil Series: Book 2

Her nightmare isn't over yet 

The Player is a master in the art of torture and murder. No one had ever gotten close to capturing him until Special Agent Jess Harris targeted him with her relentless determination. Jess's actions may have cost her a job with the bureau, but the Player still wants his vengeance and he'll make Jess pay in ways she never imagined. The first victim is Jess's friend - and the killer won't stop there. With each new death Jess becomes more certain that the only way to stop the Player is to give him what he really wants: her.

Chief of Police Dan Burnett is determined to give Jess her confidence and her life back. With an offer on the table, a position as deputy chief of a new division, can Jess risk staying in her hometown and putting those around her in more danger? Or will she walk away to protect everyone she loves - including Dan, who just may want her back in his arms? The stakes are high, and a single impulse will determine who survives the Player's final, deadly game . 

Power (Faces of Evil) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

The Faces of Evil Series: Book 3

Agent Jess Harris is back in another thrilling installment of Debra Webb's Faces of Evil series.

Jess is ready to start the next chapter in her life as the new deputy chief of Birmingham's major crimes division. But with her first love, Chief of Police Dan Burnett, acting as her new boss, it looks like Jess won't be able to put the past behind her that easily.

Jess has decided to focus all of her attention on work when a celebrated ballet instructor is found dead by one of her students. Though Jess's instincts tell her otherwise, the death is ruled an accident, and the case is assigned to another division. Still, Jess can't shake the feeling that there's more to the story, and her investigation leads her into the worlds of Birmingham's gang culture and its powerful elite.

Now Jess's investigation has dug a little too deep, and there's a target painted on her own forehead. Will she be able to solve the crime before her own life is in jeopardy?

Rage (Faces of Evil) [Mass Market Paperback]

Product Description

The Faces of Evil Series: Book 4

When Jess Harris moved back to her Alabama hometown, she thought she'd left her past behind her. But the blood bath the new Major Crimes deputy chief finds at a murder scene is beyond even the savagery of Eric Spears, the serial killer who now haunts Jess's life with terrifying text messages. Amid eerie echoes of the Charles Manson massacre, Jess investigates the dismemberment of a cop's wife while her baby lay sleeping down the hall.

The discovery of two more headless victims makes Jess wonder if it's a gang-related slaying, a personal vendetta or something else. And the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband makes her question her future with Chief of Police Dan Burnett. Now as the net widens to include a shocking suspect, Jess realizes that the identity of the killer may lie with an autistic eight-year-old boy. With inner-city tensions at an all-time high and the community calling for blood, Jess must race to save an innocent child-and prevent a final, horrifying act of rage.


The light was back.

It was real bright.

It hurt Devon’s eyes.

He was so hungry. The angel had given him a drink and some bites of sandwich last time the light came. But that was a long time ago.

His belly growled as the light got closer. He knew he should be scared but he was too tired.

He didn’t know how long he’d been in this dark place but it felt like a real long time.

His sister had probably quit looking for him by now. She was prob’ly sad.

He’d heard the kids crying again. Heard the yelling. Once when he woke up he thought he heard the blond lady cop talking but he prob’ly dreamed it.

The angel put the light down on the ground by Devon’s feet. He heard a tearing sound. More tape, he was pretty sure. He blinked. Tried so see but his eyes wouldn’t work good. The light made them hurt. More of that yucky tape was stuck to his face. This time over his eyes.

He didn’t like it but he couldn’t say anything with tape over his mouth too. He was pretty sure it wouldn’t matter anyway.

He felt his body moving. The angel was pulling at his arms. Dragging him. Where were they going? Was the angel taking him home?

Maybe he was going to heaven. Tears made his eyes sting. He didn’t want to go he wanted his sister.

Devon went inside himself.

Giveaway Rules:

Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Marissa I'm able to offer 2 giveaway packages that consist of the first 4 books in the Faces of Evil series.

To enter please answer the following question and leaving a comment with an e-mail address, thanks!


If you have read this series what do you like about it and what don't you like about it?


Marijane Diodati said...

The Faces of Evil series is excellent. If you like spectacular Romantic Suspense, this series is for you.

One of the reasons that the series works so well is that Ms. Webb has managed to combine an action-packed plot with a character driven plot, not an easy feat.

Jess and Dan are the main characters in all of the books. Given their past history, each book allows them to cautiously come to terms with their feelings for each other in a second chance at love while at the same time that they are dealing with murder and mayhem, including a serial killer.

Jess is a kick-ass, independent heroine whose continual determination to do things her own way, even if they are outside Police protocol, drives Dan crazy. He is very protective of her and always has her back which is not easy since he is the Chief of Police.

Another great aspect of the series is that Ms. Webb allows the reader to see the flaws of Jess and Dan as well as those other recurring characters. You feel invested in the characters with respect to their personal and professional lives.

Each book in the series is a fast read because you become so caught up in it. The first three books are Obsession, Impulse, and Power.

There is a good reason that RT Magazine gave Rage, the fourth book in the series, 4 1/2 stars.

Ms. Webb has posted the first three chapters of Rage on website. If you read them, you will be hooked.

I highly recommend Rage and the other books in the series. I guarantee that if you read Rage first, you will go back and read the earlier books.

As you can see, I like just about everything about the series the only exception is the that I have to wait in between the books being released!

Marijane Diodati

Tami Bates said...

Love debra webb stories.

mrsworldwidewebb said...

I love love this series!! One of the best romantic suspense books out there...I love the main character and her strong personality! This is one GREAT series! Read it if you haven't!


Debra Webb said...

Wow! Thanks ladies!

Na said...

Congratulations on the release of Rage, Debra. I have read the first three and it's one of my favorite romantic suspense out there. I really like the characters and though some of the situations they are placed in is downright scary, I like seeing them grow. I definitely want to see Dan and Jess get closer and hopefully be able to face their pasts. I agree with the review of Rage here about Dan's protectiveness. When Jess was down he believed in her and tried to help her out. Very great hero traits. I read somewhere on your site that there'll be 12's a long way away but hoping you're open to continuing the series beyond that if needed :)

Good luck with Rage. I hope more people check out this series. Thank you for the chance to win my own print set.


Debra Webb said...

Thanks, Na!

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