Starting today and for the next 9 days, you can enter a giveaway on Goodreads for a paperback copy of my romantic suspense novel, “You’ll Be Thinking of Me,” a finalist in the 2016 Colorado Romance Writers of America Award for Excellence contest. (Open to entrants from the U.S. and Canada.) Good luck!
“A chance encounter with a celebrity, an impromptu video, and a shiny new espresso machine. It all added up to a juicy tale for 24-year-old Rachael Allen to share with friends. But when her best friend posts the video online, bizarre threats, home break-ins, and deadly gifts from an obsessed fan follow close behind. Mick Sullivan, the star in her video, offers to help and in the process, Rachael discovers that despite his reputation as a player of Olympian caliber, he’s down-to-earth—and emotionally damaged. He has secrets; some he’s shared only with his pseudo best friend. Others he’s shared with no one. But there’s one secret he’s hidden from himself, washed away by too many beers. Despite wildly divergent life paths, their shared southern upbringing (and a passion for good music) creates a common thread that draws them together. As the threats escalate, and their relationship deepens, Rachael struggles to accept Mick’s past—and his present. And she is forced to confront her own obsessive love to ultimately decide if being with Mick Sullivan is worth the collateral damage.
YOU’LL BE THINKING OF ME is the story of Rachael’s serendipitous encounter with a celebrity, her brush with obsessive love, and the bittersweet gift left behind by the very person fixated on destroying her life.”
The winner of the holiday Giveaway is (drum roll, please) Chris Brown! Will be sending out the Zabar’s gift basket and a copy of “You’ll Be Thinking of Me” as soon as I hear back with the mailing address. Congrats, Chris!!
Sign up from now until December 21st for a chance to win the yummy Gift Basket from the legendary NYC Zabar’s deli, pictured below, (appropriately dubbed the “Story Basket”) and a paperback copy of my novel, “You’ll Be Thinking of Me”! Zabar’s is where Rachael and Mick, the two characters in my novel, meet for the first time.
One of my favorite reviews of my novel on Goodreads:
“Once I started reading, I could not put this book down. For a slow reader like me, it’s not often that I plow through a book quickly. Webb strikes just the right balance between suspense and solid character development. The gritty, glamorous, shallow, twisted existence of celebrities. The aimless lives of 20-somethings, stuck just short of adulthood. The desperation of living with mental illness and the grip it holds on all those near. An impressive first novel for this author.”
Stay tuned for details about a Zabar’s giveaway. You’ll get a chance to win a fabulous gift basket, appropriately dubbed the “Story Basket,” from Zabar’s—the New York gourmet shop, where the main characters in “You’ll Be Thinking of Me,” Mick and Rachael, have their serendipitous meeting. You’ll also get a signed copy of the novel, so you can read all about it!
I’m excited to be a guest over at Writer Unboxed today, sharing my experience on handling the “Dreaded Editorial Letter.”
“You’ll Be Thinking of Me” and I will
This book was a great combination of romance and suspense. On the one hand, there was an interesting relationship with a troubled celebrity, and on the other, encounters with a creepy stalker person.
The heroine was relatable, and that made the stalker all the more frightening because the reader’s sympathy for the heroine made the mysterious unsavory presence in the background feel all the more personal.
The author’s language was strikingly vivid. A few examples that struck me: “It was different enough from others on the street that no one would call it cookie-cutter, but similar enough that it was clear they belonged together—links of a chain not meant to be broken.”
“But she had her memories and she nurtured them, doted on them, and exaggerated their accomplishments, just like they were children.”
“I dragged myself back up and caught another glimpse of my reflection. Night of the Living Dead came to mind.”
I recommend this book.