Monday, September 19, 2016

Promo and Book Giveaway from Debra Webb!


1) Where did you gather inspiration for Birmingham?


My father's family is from Birmingham so I grew up visiting the Magic City. Many of my fondest childhood memories took place in Birmingham. But the most important and inspiring part of Birmingham for me is the incredible medical services there. You see, my older daughter was born with extreme health issues. The amazing folks in Birmingham saved her life. So you see, for my family Birmingham truly is the Magic City.


2) How do you think the setting affects the story?


Birmingham is a southern town at its very roots, but it's also very progressive city-almost like the Manhattan of the South. There's the intensity of big city living, yet the heart and warmth of small town life. For Natalie, my heroine, it's home, family and all that entails. On the other hand for Clint, Birmingham has been a bit of a bitter sweet experience-at least until he becomes part of Jess Harris Burnett's team.


3) Is anything in your new release based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?


Natalie, in some ways, is me. I suffered a life altering injury and lost a great deal of the use of my right arm and hand. It has taken six years for me to learn to use my arm and hand again. It won't ever be the same, but I'm learning to live with what I have. It's amazing what the human mind and body are capable of.


4) How long on average does it take you to write a book?


Oh my, that's a tough question. Before my injury I would fly through the pages. You see, the stories have always come to me in wonderful streams of scenes. Now with my hand injury, the stories still come but they don't get on the page so fast. 


5) What is the biggest misconception about your genre?


Oh my, I really believe any misconceptions about romantic suspense are in the past. Readers know what they want and have a much better understanding in today's world filled with knowledge what they're getting when they pick up a Harlequin Intrigue.


6) Did you hide any secrets in your books?


There are always delicious secrets in a mystery/suspense. Sometimes it's about the killer, but often times it's about the hero or heroine and who they really are deep down inside. Clint has some deep and delicious secrets!


7) Any tips to get through the dreaded writer's block?


Never stop writing. Your writing muscle is like any other it needs regular exercise. Even if you're not sure where you're going in a story just write something! I'm always amazed at what's hidden in my head behind any uncertainty!


8) How do you relax?


I love junking! Looking for treasures in the cast off of others. Touring homes-old and new. Enjoying my family!


9) What is your favorite book and why?


Hmm. I don't think I can pick a favorite book. There are simply too many wonderful ones I've read!


10) What is your current end-of-summer read? 


I am waiting for the release of Karin Slaughter's The Kept Woman!


Blurb for DARK WHISPERS


Former homicide detective Clint Hayes has his first client as a private investigator: a fragile beauty he isn't sure he can trust. An injury has left Natalie Drummond with gaps in her memory, and she sees and hears things that aren't there. But she's sure she shot an intruder in her Birmingham mansion. So where's the body, the gun, the evidence? When it's clear someone is trying to kill his vulnerable client, Clint appoints himself her protector, working overtime not to fall for her. But someone is dead set that Natalie never regains her memories—or makes new ones with Clint.

Buy links:  Amazon / BN

About Debra:

DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards.
In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior Woman Award for her courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity. Recently Debra was awarded the distinguished Centennial Award for having achieved publication of her 100th novel. With this award Debra joined the ranks of a handful of authors like Nora Roberts and Carole Mortimer.
With more than four million books in print in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood when her mother bought her an old typewriter in a tag sale. Born in in Alabama, Debra grew up on a farm. She spent every available hour exploring the world around her and creating her stories. She wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen.
It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the Commanding General of the US Army in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain and a five-year stint in NASA’s Shuttle Program that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has expanded her work into some of the darkest places the human psyche dares to go. 

 Debra's website:  http://www.debrawebb.com/

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3 comments:

Fedora said...

So sorry to hear your hand injury is slowing you down a bit, Debra! Have you tried dictation software? (Although that might lead to other interesting issues as the voice recognition is imperfect ;) ) Congratulations on Dark Whispers!

CrystalGB said...

I am a big fan of Debra's books. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Meredith said...

I haven't read anything by this author yet. Thanks for the review!