Friday, December 11, 2009

A Dangerous Woman-Review

Danielle posted a review of A Dangerous Woman over at Coffee Time Romance. Here's a snippet. A Dangerous Woman is about Fay; an overweight, divorced, recently nicotine free woman on a six-month hiatus from the newspaper she owns. Debra Lee tells the story of how Mitch and Fay become embroiled in a murder investigation. There is a certain tension between the two main characters that hints of more storylines to come. The up and down struggle that Fay has with certain characters made for some unique twists and turns that I found enjoyable. It will be interesting to see where Fay and Mitch go from here.

Read the full review here.

Until Next Time...Debra

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Deadly Arrows-Review

Newest eBook Review - Deadly Arrows
by Debra Lee (Mystery)
Book Two in the Fay Cunningham Mystery Series

The small town of Pennsylvania has a problem – someone is killing with arrows. Could it just be a hunting accident, a kill that no one knew even happened, or is something more sinister brewing in this hamlet? To make matters worse, it is the former police chief's niece that has been killed. Mitch didn't want any help from his girlfriend, Fay Cunningham, publisher of a successful newspaper, but she was going to give it anyway. Now her life is in danger, but why?

Deadly Arrows is a book that is filled with mystery, adventure and romance. Our author, Debra Lee gives us two very likable main characters, Fay and Mitch, and intertwines their personal life, romantic, and other avenues, nicely into the meat of the mystery. She then layers other characters and situations building upon her story. Nice job. The story is well paced, not too fast as to lose some of the heart of the characters, but moving along keeping the readers attention gently building suspense and bringing all to the final conclusion.

I enjoyed this read from the characters to the locals that were well described within the story.

It was suspenseful and entertaining at the same time. Well done.

~ Shirley Johnson/Senior Reviewer

MidWest Book Review

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To those who celebrate have a wonderful Thanksgiving...Debra

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Cover

I think the cover is awesome. Now if you want to read an excerpt or purchase the mass-market paperback, give a click right here.

Until Next Time...Debra

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Happy Dance

I'm dancing all over the place. Harlequin Worldwide Mystery just released the reprint of my first Fay Cunningham mystery, A DANGEROUS WOMAN. For those who want to read an excerpt-maybe purchase a copy just give a click here.

I love the new cover they put on the book. I'm curious to have your comments on the cover and anything else you might want to say.

Until Next Time...Debra

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Dangerous Woman

Will be available from Harlequin Worldwide Mystery on October 1st. So on Oct. 1st. just give a click here to read an excerpt and order your copy.

You'll also be able to check out the new cover on that date.

Until Next Time...Debra

Monday, September 14, 2009


I saw the UPS truck pulling into my driveway today and thought the computer I ordered had arrived. To my surprise, the delivery man carried two boxes of books to my door. I had no idea the books were being sent. Well I knew I would be receiving author copies, but thought it would be months from now. I'm talking about the mass-market reprint of my first Fay Cunningham mystery, A DANGEROUS WOMAN. I love the new cover and can't wait for everyone to see it. As soon as I have the digital cover I'll post it here.

Until Next Time...Debra

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Author Page

I'm happy! I now have an author page on the Harlequin website. Go have a look when you have a spare minute. Just give a click right here.

Until Next Time...Debra

Sunday, August 02, 2009



“You told me to pinch you.”

Kay Diggs rolled over in bed and went nose to nose with her husband. “I’m not dreaming, am I?” She giggled. “I really pulled it off this time, didn’t I?”

“You did. And probably broke the record for advances on a first book.”

Kay flung herself onto her back and closed her eyes, enjoying the feel of another rush of adrenaline that made her tingle from head to toe.

Once the exhilarating sensation settled down, she flipped back toward her husband. “Just how many zeroes are behind that five?”

Bill Diggs’ answer was an amused chuckle. Then he wrapped his powerful arms around his wife and eased her close to him.

They cuddled and kissed for the next thirty seconds before the alarm clock buzzed and Bill reached over to the night stand and tapped the button to shut off the annoying sound.

“We can play hooky today,” Kay suggested.

Sky blue eyes looked down into darker ones. “You can. You deserve to. But this old man has a house to get under roof.”

A short kiss and Bill tossed back the sheet with the intention of getting up. That is until Kay’s fingers tiptoed along his firm, tanned chest, then downward, getting the response twenty-five years of marriage had taught her to expect.

This round of lovemaking was without the foreplay the earlier one had, but the result was just as sweet.

Kay lingered in bed, watching and admiring her husband as he pulled on faded jeans and a tee shirt. When he sat on the edge of the bed to pull on his work boots, she ran her hand up and down his spine.

Bill twisted around and gave her a quick kiss. “Gotta go, babe. We’ll celebrate some more tonight.”

Kay waited until he was through the bedroom doorway to call out to him. “One more thing.”

Bill poked his head inside. “I’m listening.”

“You’re not an old man, lover boy.” She winked and sent him off with a smile.

Once Kay heard Bill’s pickup engine groan before kicking on, she flung off the sheet and got to her feet.

If she was going to cram everything she wanted to accomplish into the day, there wasn’t time to lie around thinking about what she was going to do with all that money.

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Deadly Arrows-Excerpt

Something moved across my back.

Shoving the quilt off my head, I not
only heard Kitty's angry meow and
hiss, but a persistent buzzing. When
I reached for the alarm clock on the
nightstand, my cherished calico sprang
off the bed, obviously peeved. As my
fingers fumbled for the off button,
my eyes focused on the red glow
of the numbers. It read a little
after three in the morning. Then
it dawned on me, the annoying
buzz was coming from my front door.

Sliding out of bed, I shivered from the cold and shrugged
into my furry robe and slid my feet into my slippers. I made
my way out into the hallway and down the open staircase.
What sensible person calls at such an ungodly hour? It had
to be Mitch.

I flipped on the porch light, but my fingers fumbled with
the door lock.

"Open the door, Fay. It's cold out here."

When I swung the door open, Mitch, a gentleman when it
suits him, took off his Stetson, exposing a mass of graying
waves. However, the gentleman didn't bother to wipe the
snow from his cowboy boots before entering my house.

I followed him toward the kitchen, deciding which question
to ask first. When he opened the upper cupboard door, where
I keep the hard liquor, I gritted my teeth.

"Don't do it, Mitch."

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Dangerous Bedfellows-Excerpt

Jackie’s gaze wandered from headstones to somber faces. But not to the casket that held the body of her only true friend Desmond Sinclair. She recognized all of the people standing around her. Except for…

Now she knew she hadn’t worn the black net veil because it matched her black suit. She’d worn it to hide her eyes. She continued to stare at the man. The handsome stranger who looked familiar even though she was positive she’d never met him. She searched her memory until it came to her. Andrew Michaels. She saw his picture in her Los Angeles newspaper a lot. The last time he’d posed on the courthouse steps, relief radiated from his eyes as he smiled for the cameras after achieving a guilty verdict on a high profile murder case.

How dare he show up here? Thanks to her Desmond couldn’t harm anyone anymore. A cold chill rolled through her. Perhaps the district attorney had come for her.

Undecided if she should bolt or approach the man, Jackie was suddenly frozen in a time past when Marcus DeMario stepped into view.

The sight of him took her breath away just like the first time she saw him all those years ago. She watched him step away from the limousine and weave around headstones in her direction. As he neared, she saw his features had changed little. What had changed was the hardness in his composure, a coldness that sent another chill through her.

With her chin tucked into her chest, she watched him step up to the casket to pay last respects. Once or twice his steely eyes glanced her way. But he showed no signs of recognizing her.

Of course he wouldn’t recognize you, she reminded herself. You were just a disposable piece of property to the man.

But Marcus did recognize her. Not the first time he glanced in her direction. The second time his gaze traveled up her black nylons he knew of only one pair of legs so perfect. But what was Jackie Bertoni doing at Desmond Sinclair’s funeral? What was she doing in America?

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Thursday, May 07, 2009


Since twitter appears to be the new social network place to be, I thought I'd give it a try. It seems pretty simple to figure out. Now if only I remember to post there. Anyone who wants to follow my tweets you can get there here.

The other news is I updated my website. Go have a look see when you have a spare minute.
My Website

Until Next Time...Debra

Sunday, February 08, 2009