Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb: Excerpt, Q&A, and Review!

Hello!  I want to share some upcoming releases with you.  You might find a book that appeals to you. If you are like me (a book lover), you are always looking for new books. Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda is out on February 26. Secrets of My Heart by Tracie Peterson releases on March 3.  The Operator by Gretchen Berg publishes on March 10 with Hope Deferred by Linda Byler on March 17.  A Beautiful Arrangement by Beth Wiseman comes out on April 7. 

About the Author

Debra Webb is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra's love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at
Q and A with the Author

 Did you always want to write for Harlequin?  

From the moment I read my first Harlequin Intrigue novel, I knew I wanted to write for them.

Share your favorite memory of reading a Harlequin romance.

I write romantic suspense so sometimes something light is a great way to relax.  My favorite memory is laughing out loud while reading Stephanie Bond Harlequin romance.

What is a recent book that you have read that you would recommend?

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About the Book

Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?

After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband’s powerful crime family. Now it’s up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali’s ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape her ruthless in-laws?
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My Thoughts

Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb is the fifth A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller.  Alison James will testify in four days against the Armone crime family if she can stay alive until then.  U.S. Marshall Branch Holloway has Alison stashed in a remote cabin and is supposed to be with her for the final few days.  But then Branch is injured in a car accident and calls in U.S. Marshall Jaxson Stevens.  Jaxson does not know it is Ali until Branch hands him the file.  She is the one he let get away and is baffled why she married into a mob family.  Alison is leery of letting Jaxson be her protector because she does not want him harmed.  She knows that Harrison Armone Sr. will do what it takes to see her dead before she can testify.  Can Jaxon keep Alison alive to testify in four days?  Witness Protection Widow is a fast paced novel.  There is suspense, intrigue and romantic tension.  This book can be read on its own if you have not read any of the other novels in A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series.  Characters from the other books do make an appearance for those who have read the other four novels.  The point-of-view switches between Jaxson and Allison.  I like getting both perspectives.  We get to see how each person feels about a situation and how easily a comment can be misinterpreted. I like the fast pace of the story as Alison and Jaxson try to stay alive.  I like Debra Webb’s engaging writing style.  She provides just the right amount of imagery (not too much nor too little).  There was the right blend of suspense and romance.  My one complaint is that there were a couple of unanswered questions at the end.  I wish there had been an epilogue to completely wrap up Witness Protection Widow.  Be prepared to lose a couple of hours while you are busy reading Witness Protection Widow.  Witness Protection Widow has hired hit men, a masculine U.S. Marshall, a malicious mob boss, a worried widow, and four frantic days.
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She shivered. The fire had gone out. She kept on her jacket while she added logs to the fireplace and kindling to get it started. Within a couple of minutes, the fire was going. She’d had a fireplace as a kid, so relearning her way around this one hadn’t been so bad. She went back to the kitchen and turned on the kettle for tea.

Bob growled low in his throat and stared toward the front door.

She froze. Her phone was in her hip pocket. Her gun was still in her waistband at the small of her back. This was something else Marshal Holloway had in­sisted upon. He’d taught her how to use a handgun. They’d held many target practices right behind this cabin.
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A creak beyond the front door warned that some­one was on the porch. She eased across the room and went to the special peephole that had been installed. There was one on each side of the cabin, allowing for views all the way around. A man stood on the porch. He was the typical local cowboy. Jeans and boots. Hat in his hands. Big truck in the drive. Just like Marshal Holloway.

But she did not know this man.

“Alice Stewart, if you’re in there, it’s okay for you to open the door. I’m Sheriff Colt Tanner. Branch sent me.”

Her heart thudding, she held perfectly still.  Branch would never send someone to her without letting her know first.  If for some reason he couldn't tell her in advance, they had a protocol for these situations.

She reached back, fingers curled about the butt of her weapon. Bob moved stealthily toward the door.
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“I know you’re concerned about opening the door to a stranger, but you need to trust me. Branch has been in an accident, and he’s in the hospital undergoing surgery right now. No matter that his injuries were serious, he refused to go into surgery until he spoke to me and I assured him I would look after you, ma’am.”

Worry joined the mixture of fear and dread churn­ing inside her. She hoped Branch wasn’t hurt too badly. He had a wife and a daughter.

She opened her mouth to ask about his condition, but then she snapped it shut. The man at her door had not said the code word.

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Witness Protection Widow is available through Amazon* and Harlequin.  The other four novels in A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series are In Self Defense, The Dark Woods, The Stranger Next Door, and The Safest Lies.  The next book in the series is Before He Vanished which releases March 1, 2020. Thank you for joining me today.  I will return tomorrow to share my review of The Amish Teacher's Dilemma by Patricia Davids. I hope you have a fabulous day.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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