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Please Welcome Shelli Stevens

Shelli, Thanks for agreeing to be a guest on my blog.

Thanks for having me! I’m excited to be here 🙂

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

Well, let’s see. I’m a single mom living in the Pacific Northwest and completely addicted to volunteering for things (like being president of my local RWA chapter!).

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a young teen (complete crap then, but I loved it!), and started seriously writing to get published in my early twenties.

What is your writing process like?

Let’s see, I’m a bit of a cross between a pantser and a plotter. Though, now that I’m working more on proposal, I’ve become a plotter. I tend to purge the first few pages then delve into the synopsis. I also write at night when the kid is asleep.

Take Me Small

You have two new releases coming out Take Me and Luck Be Delanie, can you tell us about both of these?  

Take Me is my first Kensington Aphrodisia release. It’s a very hot futuristic romance that I loved to write. It’s got a lot of action, sex and is romantic at the same time. Luck be Delanie is the second release in my Chances Are series (the first was Anybody but Justin which released in May). It’s a contemporary romance about a couple who might just find love when they’re given a second chance.

Do you have any other books coming out this year?

I do! I’m also a part of the Aphrodisia anthology Sexy Beast VII with Kate Douglas and Anitra Lynn McLeod, which releases September 1st. Then I have the third book in my Chances Are series, Protecting Phoebe, releasing in November.

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a couple of proposals that I’ve sent to my editor. Hoping I get a green light!

Luck Be Delanie

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Everything and anything. Seriously, I can be walking down the street, see something, and I’ll just get inspired.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

Cherry Adair and Karin Tabke are on my autobuy. But I read so many people and such a variety. I love historical (especially medieval) even though I don’t write it! I adore Lora Leigh, Jane Porter, and so much more. I’ll read anyone if the plot catches my interest.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

Hmm. My latest one I kept was Wild Card by Lora Leigh. It was just so hot and romantic and sweet. And with a bit of action. Loved it. I also kept my signed version of Jane Porter’s Flirting with Forty because it was so fabulous. Really I have a couple of shelves of keepers.

Anybody But Justin

Do you read books other than romance books?

I do. Sometimes I love a good action or suspense book (I got hooked on Daniel Silva for a bit!). And then just a good fiction book can grab my interest. But I have to say I avoid downer books, meaning anything that’s going to leave me depressed. I read for the escapism. I don’t want too much reality.

What was the first romance book you read?

Hmm. It was a Harlequin Presents I grabbed from my mom’s shelf. I can’t remember the title (something to do with a girl getting stranded on an island or something), but I loved it. My eyes were like half dollars the whole time. I read every romance novel on my mom’s shelf after that, and then filled out the form to join the Harlequin book club. I think I got in trouble for that part! LOL.

 If one of your books was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

Hmm. I’d love my novella in Sexy Beast VII to be turned into a movie. Or Take Me. Both have good underlying action storylines. Of course they’d have to be toned down heat wise 😉 And as to actors. Hmmm. Maybe Gerard Butler or Joaquin Pheonix (pre-hippie zoned out days). Actresses, I’m pretty easy. 😛

If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would if be & why?

Hmmm. Probably Madison from Dangerous Grounds. She’s fit, rich, and falls for a sexy cop who’ll do anything for her.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I’m out talking walks, enjoying being out doors. If I get the chance to travel I love sightseeing historic places. I just love getting out and doing things. But if I’m not outside, chances are I’ve gotten sucked into the internet 😉

If you could ask readers anyone question, what would it be?

Are there any genres you wish had more books on the shelves? Or that you can’t find anymore?

For more information on Shelli Stevens and her books, you can visit her website at http://www.shellistevens.com/ and she blogs regularly at http://www.naughty-and-spice.com/.

***Leave a message answering Shelli’s question for a chance to win a download copy of her book Anybody by Justin. Good Luck 🙂

Dana Marie Bell is talking about I.Q.’s & her characters today


ISBN: 978-1-60504-632-7
Length: Category
Price: 4.50
Publication Date: July 28, 2009
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He’ll fulfill her wildest fantasies… but only if she believes.

The Gray Court, Book 1

Leo Dunne has been searching his entire life for the one person born just for him. He finds her working in his own company, but the shy little Ruby Halloway constantly hides from him. He hatches a devilish plot with her best friend to bring her out of her shell, and the result proves her desire is more than a match for his own.

Ruby has had the hots for her boss for some time now, but she knows business and pleasure shouldn’t mix. While that can’t stop a girl from dreaming, she sticks by her guns and does her best never to be alone with the handsome CEO. Until the company masquerade party, where she discovers a passion with him that leaves a mark on her soul.

A family emergency calls Leo away, and rather than spend one night out of Ruby’s arms, he convinces her to go with him. With his brother’s life on the line, it’s vital she learn how to deal with who, and what, her new lover really is…before it’s too late.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, some violence, a bit of bondage, and a Sidhe Lord determined to claim and protect what is his.

When I was asked if I’d like to do another blog spot for I Do Not Want To Wait, I asked what they’d like me to talk about. The first thing said was, “How about a blog on the I.Q.’s of your characters from the new book coming up as well as some of your more popular characters such as Bunny, Emma, Max, Simon, Adrian, and Becky. Does their I.Q. change when they shift?”

Uh. Hmm. Interesting question. I’ve never taken an IQ test pretending to be a character (I’m not sure those blogthing tests I’m addicted to count, especially after they told me my porn star name should be Sandra Spunk).

As for the I.Q. of the fae and the Norse gods? They’re as smart as you or I, even the ones who shift shape. In them, they’ll assume the shape, but don’t have the animal spirit. The only one who might be said to have bonded with an animal would be Fenris, the werewolf son of Loki in the True Destiny series. He’s a much more even mix of animal and man than the shifters in my Puma series.

The one thing the fae and the gods have that the shifters don’t? Longevity. The Sidhe live for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as do the gods. Both can be killed (one of the few mythologies where the gods can be killed is the Norse one), but unless that happens they have quite a long time to learn and grow if they so choose. Not all of them do, of course.

Unlike the fae, the shifters have two I.Q.’s. Shifters in my stories have the spirit of the animal bonded to them. They’re men who become animals, not animals who become men. The man is always in charge. But the animal has some definite opinions and isn’t shy about being heard. For instance, in the case of mates the animal spirit knows before the human one does and will let the man know in terms that usually involve growling Mine a lot.

Can the animal take over? Certainly. Becky had that problem in Sweet Dreams when she first shifted. She had to take control back from her Puma or face some nasty consequences. But does that mean that the animal spirit could take over the man? Maybe. But I think people would notice, especially in a Wolf. Could you picture a man, sitting in front of his fire, lifting his leg and trying to… well, use you’re imagination. Let’s just say I think that guy might starve to death.

So where does that put my characters? If I had to say who’s the smartest it would probably be Max from The Wallflower. The man’s a doctor and knows what’s what. I absolutely refuse to rate who is dumbest. Certain people with things like claws and fangs might come and kick my butt if I try. 

For more information on Dana Marie Bell and her books, you can visit her website at: http://www.danamariebell.com/ or you can visit her at her blog  http://danamariebell.blogspot.com/.

***Leave a comment asking Dana about her characters or I.Q. for a chance to win a dowload book from Dana. Good Luck 🙂

Rita Herron says demons aren’t romantic?

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Demons aren’t romantic. They have fangs, wings, scales, hideous features, can shapeshift into all kinds of creatures, stalk the night and prey on innocents.

They don’t bring you flowers or candy. Sweep you off your feet with romantic compliments or gestures. Or impress your parents with their nice manners.

Some of them even have super powers. Evil urges. Crave sex constantly. Indulge in wicked fantasies.

Have dark hungers.

So why would a smart, tenacious reporter like Annabelle Armstrong fall in love with one when she is out to get the scoop on him and expose his secrets? When he is a cold-blooded killer?

Yes, Quinton Valtrez, the hero of DARK HUNGER, like his brother Vincent in Insatiable Desire, the first book in the Demonborn series, was born part demon, part human. Bred from descendants of Satan and an Angel of Light – they are both good and evil.

And yes, Quinton is a government assassin.

But there’s more to the story than Annabelle every imagined.
And when the Death Angel and other evil beings flood the earth to destroy lives on All Hallow’s Eve, he suddenly becomes a savior.

For Quinton only kills evil beings.

No, he doesn’t bring flowers or candy. Sweep her off her feet with romantic gestures or compliments. Or impress anyone with his nice manners.

But how can she NOT fall in love with a man so tortured by his own past? A man determined to control his inner demons? A man whose dark eyes rake over her with a hunger that stirs her own wicked fantasies?

And what is more romantic than a man who risks his own life to destroy the sinister forces threatening the world? Or a man willing to defy his own father, the leader of the underworld, to protect her?

And what could be more romantic that a man wanting you so badly that when he looks at you, when he whispers your name, when he touches you, your body burns with raw passion, and you will do anything he says, even succumb to the dark hunger in his eyes, to have him?

Who is your favorite romance hero? What about your real-life hero, if you have one, makes him a hero or romantic?

Leave a comment or question for Rita today and be entered in a contest for a copy of Rita’s first book in The Demonborn Series: Insatiable Desire.  But don’t stop there!  There’s a second contest for today’s readers.  Visit Rita at her website http://www.ritaherron.com/ and sign up for her newsletter to be entered in a contest to a copy of both books in The Demonborn Series: Insatiable Desire and Dark Hunger.  And, by singing up for Rita’s newsletter, you will also be automatically entered in Rita’s regular monthly contests.  You can also find extras on the Demonborn series at http://www.thedemonborn.com/. And visit Rita on Facebook, Myspace.com/ritaherron, and Twitter.com/ritaherron! 

***Don’t forget to leave a comment answering Rita’s question for a chance to win a copy of Insatiable Desire. Good Luck 🙂

Dee Tenorio is talking about “the quiet ones”


Distant Lover?

Do you ever look at your mate and think…

“For the love of God, man, SPEAK!”

It’s not that you don’t love him. You do. But some men have taken the strong and silent type and expanded it to…the silent type. 

He doesn’t expound about his day during dinner. Details must be pried out of him about his plans beyond time and place. He’s matter of fact, down to earth and doesn’t see the point in talking things to death when you can just do them and be done with it. And if you really love him, truly love him, you won’t ask him to talk about his feelings. Or your feelings. *shudder*

This might go against the code of female sisterhood, but I just love the silent type. Well, as an author. In real life I’m a wild proponent of demanding my husband just tell me what he wants so I don’t have to guess because, seriously??, I have enough to do. But on the page, oh how I love the concept of a man thinking one thing and saying it in such a way that gets him absolutely boiled alive. 

A good example of such a guy would be the hero David Ellison from my upcoming erotic novella Love Me Knots  (ruthlessly blatant plug–it’s out August 4th from Samhain Publishing. If you click the link, you can read the blurb, see the trailer and read an excerpt!). David can’t say the right thing to save his life. Ever. He’s managed to stumble his way through his relationship, falling for a woman who doesn’t think less of him for his inability to chit-chat, offering his heart but wrapping in ten layers of newspaper to keep it safe. Unfortunately for him, his heroine is at the end of her rope. I’d tell you all about it, but how about I show you instead:

“Tell me why you’re crying.”

Her smile cracked something in him. His chest could have broken concrete with the pressure. “Haven’t you ever been part of something so beautiful you never wanted it to end?”

Before her? He shook his head. “No.”

Her smile died. There wasn’t another word for it. It fell and her eyes shuttered closed. He’d answered wrong, he knew it. But when he opened his mouth to apologize, she reached up to him.

“Make love to me, David,” she whispered, pulling his face down to hers. Her kiss was different, tinged with tears. He didn’t like it, knowing the shaking in her lips wasn’t from pleasure. “Make love to me, even if you don’t mean it.”

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

You’re probably calling David all kinds of names. But don’t worry, as verbally incapacitated as he is, he has several good points. Such as he’s absolutely, skull-crackingly in love with his heroine and he literally goes to the ends of the earth for her. 

And this shows you why I love them silent types. Because while silent guys might lose out to crickets when it comes to conversation, they are often intense, passionate (if a girl can dig under the layers) and loyal to a fault. Ever heard the phrase, “Beware the quiet ones”?

It’s cause those are the ones that grab your heart and never let go.

What about you? What are your favorite qualities in a hero? Do those qualities cross-over to what you love in a real man?

If you comment, you’ll be randomly entered to win an advance e-copy of “Love Me Knots”! (Please be aware, I’m still awaiting my author copies, but as soon as I have them, the winner will too!)

To find out more about Dee Tenorio and her books you can visit her website at http://www.deetenorio.com/Site/Home.html

 Don’t forget to leave a comment answering Dee’s questions for a chance to win an advance e-copy of Love Me Knots. Good Luck 🙂

Winner: Elisabeth Naughton guest blog


Using List Randomizer at random.org the winner of either Stolen Fury or Stolen Heat by Elisabeth Naughton is:


There were 24 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Melissa
  2. Armenia
  3. Lori T
  4. Heather Brewer
  5. Terri W
  6. Cybercliper
  7. Jane
  8. Karen H in NC
  9. AztecLady
  10. kh
  11. Lillie A
  12. estella42
  13. Maureen
  14. blodeuedd
  15. elaing8
  16. Lynda
  17. Lisa F
  18. ann marie
  19. Frana
  20. Cathy M
  21. Donna S
  22. Crystal B
  23. Flygirl
  24. Pam S

Timestamp: 2009-07-26 20:37:48 UTC

Please e-mail me at gw12cats03 @ charter.net (without the spaces) with your mailing address so I can forward the information to
Elisabeth. Please include “Elisabeth Naugthton Book Winner” in the subject line. The winner will have seven days to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.

Winner: Allie Boniface guest interview

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Using List Randomizer at random.org the winner of a download copy of One Night in Napa is:

I Heart Book Gossip

There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. I Heart Book Gossip
  2. Armenia
  3. estella42
  4. Lillie A
  5. Lisa F
  6. Natasha A
  7. Pam S
  8. Elyane

Timestamp: 2009-07-26 16:03:26 UTC

I have forwarded your e-mail address to Allie who will be in contact with you about your book.

Winners: Debra Webb guest interview

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Using List Randomizer at random.org the two winners of Everywhere She Turns by Debra Webb are:




and the winner of Debra Webb’s three summer Harlequin Intrigues (Small-Town Secrets, The Bride’s Secret, and His Secret Life) is:

Lillie A

There were 22 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Elyane
  2. Lynda
  3. Lillie A
  4. Estella
  5. Melissa
  6. chey
  7. Noelle S
  8. Teresa W
  9. Crystal B
  10. Pam S
  11. Jane
  12. I Heart Book Gossip
  13. Quilt Lady
  14. Ilona
  15. susan leech
  16. Blanche
  17. Terry F
  18. Dottie
  19. Lori T
  20. ARmenia
  21. Terri W
  22. highlandlove

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Elisabeth Naughton is here with Stolen Heat


Thanks so much for having me here, Greta!

I get asked all the time how I came up with the idea for STOLEN HEAT, and my first reaction is always, “Um…I dunno,” (said in the same voice my 7-yr old uses when I ask him why he hit his brother.) I don’t think I ever really conceptualize how and why ideas come to me in my writing, I just go with them. But the repeated question has definitely made me think.

STOLEN HEAT is the sequel to STOLEN FURY, and the second book in the Stolen Trilogy. You met the hero, Peter Kauffman, in the first book. Pete is handsome, charming and successful, but he hides a lot of secrets, and from the beginning the reader knows he’s not entirely on the up and up. When I first wrote Pete in FURY, I knew he was a character with a past and a story to tell, and even before STOLEN FURY sold, I knew I wanted to write his story. But what would it be? And where would it take place?

I’ve always been fascinated with ancient cultures. Part of what I love about writing is it has given me the opportunity to focus in on topics that interest me – sciences like archaeology and Egyptology, history around the world, current events, new discoveries. One area of history I’ve always been enamored by is that of ancient Egypt. And so when I realized Pete had this troubled and emotionally heartbreaking back story, I knew I wanted it to have something to do with Egypt. He’s an antiquities dealer. It made sense he would have traveled around the world, that he could have spent time in Egypt, that something there probably changed his life forever.

For me, the fun of writing is getting to learn all about things I want to know. That’s really the fun in reading, too, isn’t it? I love when I pick up a book and not only find a great story, but learn a little something along the way. When I decided to set part of this book in Egypt, I devoured information right and left. I never see research as a burden, but something to enrich a story. 90% of the information authors research never gets into their books, but it’s that knowledge that makes a story more real and transports the reader into the time and setting.

Have I been to Egypt? That’s a question that keeps popping up for me. Nora Roberts was once asked a similar question about Alaska after Northern Lights was published a few years ago. Her response was, “Not physically. But why would I need to go there now? I’ve already been there in my mind.” I read that book, and I can honestly say I’d never have known she hadn’t been to Alaska had I not heard that interview. The setting of Northern Lights came to life for me, and I felt like I was there with the characters. As a writer, Nora did her job of transporting the reader into the world of the story, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s all that truly matters.

There are lots of places I’d like to see, lots of jobs I’d like to experience. If I stuck to writing only what I know and not what I want to know, I wouldn’t have much to write about. STOLEN HEAT is a story that takes the reader to a different continent, a different culture, a different way of life. It’s a book that taught me a lot – not only about history and location, but about governments and terrorist organizations and…well, second chances. I hope those of you who pick up STOLEN HEAT are not only entertained, but learn a little something new, even if that something is as simple as the temperature in Cairo in the spring.

Thanks again for having me here today, Greta. One lucky commenter today will have the choice of either an autographed copy of STOLEN FURY or STOLEN HEAT. So leave me a comment and tell me…What’s the last book you read where you were not only entertained, but learned something you didn’t know before?

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Blurb for STOLEN HEAT:

Book Two in the Stolen Trilogy
Available: August 2009
ISBN: 978-0-505-52794-3

His past tore them apart. Her lies thrust them back together. Now a killer’s out for revenge, but the biggest threat for both may just be the heat they thought they’d already lost…

Antiquities dealer Peter Kauffman walked a fine line between clean and corrupt for years. And then he met the woman who changed his life—Egyptologist Katherine Meyer. Their love affair burned white-hot in Egypt, until the day Pete’s lies and half-truths caught up with him. After that, their relationship imploded, Kat walked out, and before Pete could find her to make things right, he heard she’d died in a car bomb.

Six years later, the woman Pete thought he’d lost for good is suddenly back. The lies this time aren’t just his, though. The only way he and Kat will find the truth and evade a killer out for revenge is to work together—as long as they don’t find themselves burned by the heat each thought was stolen long ago…

Visit the author’s website at http://www.elisabethnaughton.com/

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Allie Boniface is visiting today


Allie, Thank you so much for agreeing to be a guest on my blog.

How long have you been writing?

I always dabbled in writing, from my earliest days in elementary and middle school.  But after the tragedy of 9/11/01, I began serious pursuit of publication.  I realized that all the things we plan to do “someday” might not happen.  I began focusing on novel writing soon after, and 5 years later I signed my first publishing contract.

Can you tell us about your newest release One Night In Napa?

Like my other “one night” books, One Night in Boston and One Night in Memphis, this is a contemporary romance that takes place over a single day and night – 24 hours unfold in 24 chapters. 

In One Night in Napa, Grant Walker is a reporter who’s desperate to please his father, the editor-in-chief of San Francisco’s biggest newspaper.  Grant gets the opportunity of a lifetime when a prominent movie star is abducted by terrorists and he gets an inside tip. Even better, the star’s estranged daughter, Kira March, shows up after 10 years in hiding, trying to protect the family secret.  Of course, as the night wears on, Grant gets closer to the truth Kira’s trying to hide – and both end up falling for each other.

I love this book because it has nonstop action and romance from page one, along with a twist ending.  I’ll be really interested to see which readers can figure out Kira’s secret before Grant does!

How do you choose your cities for your “One Night” series books?

I like to set the stories in places I’ve actually visited, just because I feel as though I can better describe the details.  And I like to pick places that I’ve personally found exciting, appealing, or romantic – as well as varied around the country.  However, I think a “One Night” story set in a foreign locale – maybe London or Paris – is on the horizon as well!

Do you have any other books coming out this year?

Summer’s Song, a contemporary romance set in a small mountain town, releases in ebook this November. I’m excited because this is a story that’s been revised more times than I care to remember, and I’m so happy it will finally see publication!  It’s about a museum curator who left her small town when she was 18, the summer her brother died.  When she returns 10 years later after her father’s death, she begins to discover that her memories of the past are not what she thought they were…

What are you currently working on?

Right now I’m drafting the first stages of another One Night book, One Night in Savannah.  I’m also working on a women’s fiction novel called Entwined, which moves back and forth between two different time periods and includes some paranormal elements as well.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Everywhere! From stories in the news to songs to dreams to snippets of experiences from my own life.  It’s exciting when a story idea pops up and demands attention.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

Believe it or not, I’m a huge Stephen King fan.  I think he’s s terrific storyteller, regardless of genre.  I also enjoy a lot (though not all!) of Jodi Picoult’s books.  I also read a lot of what would be called literary/women’s fiction and just finished Nancy Horan’s historical novel Loving Frank.  It’s the semi-fictionalized story of Mamah Cheney, the mistress of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  Very interesting story – and quite a romance, too!

If you were not writing, what would you be doing?

I teach high school English and Education courses ten months out of the year, which I love.  I think even if I could support myself with my writing (maybe someday!), I wouldn’t entirely give up teaching.  I have incredible relationships with my former students, some of whom are years out of high school.  To know that you have touched another person’s life for the better is a powerful thing.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I play the piano, volunteer at our local pet shelter, travel, and enjoy all kinds of physical activity. My latest addiction is Zumba – if you don’t know what it is or haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out!

For a chance to win a download copy of One Night In Napa, leave a comment asking Allie a question about her travels. Good Luck 🙂

To find out more about Allie and her books please visit her website at: http://www.allieboniface.com/.

The Amazing Debra Webb is my guest today

Everywhere She Turns

Debra, Thank you for agreeing to be a guest on my blog

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

Hey, Greta!  Glad to give you the low down. Currently I live in Huntsville, Alabama, with my husband, two daughters and three dogs. I grew up on a farm outside Scottsboro, Alabama. I’ve written stories for as long as I can remember. I actually have a number of short stories going back to when I was nine years old. About fourteen years ago I decided to seriously focus on writing.

How long have you been writing?

Oops, partially answered that one already. I’ve been a storyteller most of my life!

What is your writing process like?

Optimally, I get up early and go straight to the laptop.  I work for two or three hours. When I’m sticking to my schedule I do this everyday but Sunday. When copyedits or galleys come in, I do those in the afternoons. At times, however, life gets in the way and I get behind. You know what happens then—I work day and night until it’s done!

Can you tell us about your newest release Everywhere She Turns?

I love this story! About one year ago my family and I became a part of a revitalization effort to restore an old textile mill village. Much of what you read about in the story is based on real events or some facsimile there of. I, of course, have embellished to some degree to heighten the suspense. My heroine, Dr. C.J. Patterson must return to the home and life she thought she’d left in the rearview mirror when she headed off to medical school. But her love for her only sibling, her only remaining family, draws her back to that ugly past. She must face her past, risk her future, and her very life, to see that justice is done for her sister.

Is Everywhere She Turns a title single book or is it part of a series?

Everywhere She Turns is definitely a stand alone single title, but Adeline Cooper, one of the characters you meet in the book will have her own stand alone story in Anywhere She Runs coming from St. Martin’s Press next May!

I know you from your Harlequin Intrigues and your Colby Agency series (which I love), how did this series come about?

Thanks, Greta!  Safe by His Side was my very first Harlequin Intrigue back in September 2000.  It was also my first Colby Agency story.  This month number 32 in that series is on the shelves.  When I wrote the first one I fell in love with Victoria Colby and I needed to write more stories about her and the people she surrounded herself with.  The series has been a great success–the most books in any author series in Harlequin’s history!  I hope fans will pick up this summer’s trilogy, starting with Small Town Secrets!

Small-Town SecretsHis Secret LifeThe Bride's Secret

Do you have any other releases coming out this year?

In addition to Everywhere She Turns out right now, I have the Colby trilogy (Small Town Secrets, The Bride’s Secret, and His Secret Life) out this summer.  Then comes the NASCAR Holiday anthology in November which includes a Colby story! Finally, in December is First Night, another Colby story from Harlequin Intrigue that will feature Merrilee Walters my deaf heroine from the Silent series I began in Silhouette Bombshell.

What are you currently working on?

At this very moment I’m working on an action-packed, emotionally charged six Colby Agency stories for Harlequin Intrigue—all scheduled for 2010!

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Everywhere!  The news, friends, neighbors, you name it!  Mostly I just watch people and their reactions to real life!

Your books are Romantic Suspense, have you thought of writing in any other Romance sub-genre, if so what?

I’ve written romantic comedy for Kensington’s Precious Gems before it closed. More heart-warming stories about the Colbys in Harlequin American.  A couple of female action stories in Silhouette’s Bombshell line and even an action-packed and sexy Harlequin Next.  But romantic suspense and romantic thrillers are my favorites!

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

Wow! That’s a tough question.  Allison Brennan, Beverly Barton, Cindy Gerard, Lisa Gardner, Vicki Hinze, Tami Hoag, Linda Howard, Karen Rose, Peggy Webb….the list goes on and on!  Including the fabulous C.J. Lyons who helped me get the medical facts straight for Dr. C.J. Patterson in Everywhere She Turns.  Check out C.J.’s awesome medical thriller series!

What books are on your keeper shelf? 

Night Sins and Guilty as Sin by Tami Hoag.  The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner.    You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose.  Too many to name!

Do you read books other than romance books?

Absolutely!  Anything about old houses and renovating!

What was the first romance book you read or the book that has stood the test of time though out the years?

I wish I could remember the author but I read the book in sixth grade so I can’t recall but the title was Witch of the Glen.

If one of your books was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

 Nameless, definitely.  I would love, love, love to see Matthew McConaughey play Ryan McBride!

If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would if be & why?

I think I would want to be Victoria Colby.  Although she has suffered many personal tragedies in her life, she is the bomb!

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

Renovating my century old house or checking out garage and salvage sales!

If you could ask readers any question, what would it be?

What do you want to see next in romantic suspense?

Leave a comment answer Debra’s question and two lucky people can win a copy of Everywhere She Turns and one lucky person  will  all three of Debra’s summer Harlequin Intrigues (Small-Town Secrets, The Bride’s Secret, and His Secret Life). Good Luck! 🙂


To find out more information about Debra Webb and her books you can visit her website at: http://debrawebb.com/cms2/.

Debra  blogs regularly at http://www.murdershewrites.com/ and interacts with readers at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dangerouswomen/