Monday, June 16, 2014


C K Webb is my Woman In Horror today! I guess it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if yesterday my Woman In Horror was D J Weaver, who co-authors great suspense/horror books with C K Webb, that I have to give C K Webb her own special day. Co-author or not, authors are not clones of each other, and there are jewels of information I find out about all my great Women In Horror.

One fantastic thing C K does besides writing her great books is her radio work with Suspense Magazine. Her show today is This takes a lot of work. She also writes articles and book reviews for Suspense Magazine as well. To find out more about Suspense Magazine, and there is a lot to find out, go to 
and nose around. You will also find some great issues for free.

While C K and her co-author mom write together in the Innocents series and also are involved together with Suspense Magazine, C K writes in many other genres and, from what her bio states, I gather she is the darker of the two when it comes to her genre preferences. Nothing wrong with that at all. The word through the grape-vine is that C K and her partner in crime have some more special books coming when the Innocecents series is finished.

The Innocents  series still has one more book to come. That's a great thing! This is real life horror, and as I mentioned in D J's Woman In Horror post, I compare these tales to Dean Koontz's great novel Velocity. They are that great. That being the case, and for the simple fact that my post yesterday helped get a couple of sales for these great books, I will post a book description and review for both of them once more.

A book description and review for Collecting Innocents:

Book Description

May 25, 2011
What if you were in your car alone with your small child and you came upon an emergency scene? Would you stop to help? What if, while you are trying to assist a victim of an accident or mugging, you left your young child alone in the car, thinking he or she would be safe. What if, instead of help, the call to 911 brought a terrifying, sinister result?

Someone’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes in Aberdeen Maryland, while their parents call for help and lend aid to accident victims. Someone who’s also listening in, is a monster and vicious child abductor. In the midst of the chaos and confusion of the scene, that monster slips in and steals the innocent children leaving behind no trace for authorities.

Sloanne Kelly is unprepared for what awaits in her hometown as she travels back to Maryland. Her goddaughter is one of the victims and the clock is ticking. Together with her best friend and a local fireman, Shawn Tyler, Sloanne will face the most insidious of criminals and fight to recover the children before there is anymore, Cruelty to Innocents.

Editorial Reviews:
“A kidnapped child is every parent’s worst nightmare—but imagine how you’d feel if your daughter were snatched away while you were distracted trying to save someone else’s life. Set in the sort of town where we all take safety for granted, The 911 Abductions is a heart wrenching, emotional roller coaster readers won’t soon forget.”
–Tasha Alexander, Bestselling Author of “Dangerous to Know”

“A girl goes missing…and time is running out in this explosive debut novel by CK Webb and DJ Weaver. “Cruelty to Innocents” is a riveting thriller that ratchets up the adrenaline and forces you to turn the pages faster and faster as you hope for the best, while fearing the worst. This is a poignant, big-hearted novel that finds good in the midst of evil, hope in the midst of despair. Cruelty will touch your heart and give you plenty to think about after the last page has been turned.”
–John Locke, Bestselling Author of “Saving Rachel”

Editorial Reviews


"A kidnapped child is every parent's worst nightmare
-Tasha Alexander, Bestselling Author of "Dangerous to Know"

"A girl goes missing...and time is running out in this explosive debut novel by CK Webb and DJ Weaver.
-John Locke, Bestselling Author of "Saving Rachel"
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
They write so vividly that once you start reading you can' let go. I'm going to start reading the next book very soon and any book thereafter by these authors.
It's not only suspenful, they bring out the atrocities going on in life and shows
what is being done to make us aware of, perhaps, what we can do to help.
Here is a book description and review for Collecting Innocents:

Book Description

October 24, 2011
“A harrowing, edge of your seat thriller, the frightening premise sucks you in, while the twists and turns will keep you guessing to the last breathtaking word.”
–Richard Doetsch, bestselling author of “Half-Past Dawn”

“Wow! This book grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go till the very last word of the last page. A terrific read by two authors who know their way around a story.”
–Shane Gericke, bestselling author of “Torn Apart”

Highway travel can be lonely and treacherous. Broken down vehicles litter the Emergency Lane like corpses on a battlefield. What if you were alone with no one to call when you found yourself stranded? Your only companion; your small child sleeping in the back seat. What would you do?

On I-10 in Louisiana the answer is simple… you use the Emergency Call Box. cBut while you sigh a breath of relief in the knowledge that help is on its way, a much more sinister listener has heard your 911 call.

Calls for help are coming in from Emergency Call Boxes along I-10 in Louisiana. But, when the State Trooper or wrecker service arrives to assist, there is no sign of the vehicle. Days later, the driver is found savagely murdered with no trace of their tiny passenger in sight.

When a police officer, formerly of the Aberdeen Police Department sees a twisted pattern of murder and child abduction arising from 911 calls, he contacts Sloanne Kelly, now known for her work with child abduction cases. Together, Sloanne, Shawn Tyler and Mac Mackenzie, with the help of reporter Birney Sullivan, go on the hunt for a killer and the innocent children he is collecting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful, Thrilling October 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again, Webb and Weaver have shown their skill and prowess at developing a suspenseful and thrilling novel. This mother/daughter duo have managed to captivate their readers by thickening the plot when necessary with many twists and turns in order to keep them on their toes. I was riveted to the page as I read Collecting Innocents and you will be too. It drew me back over and over again as I was eager to discover the threads from the past and how they would link up to the present crime. Webb and Weaver have skillfully woven a web of suspense, fear and mystery. Collecting Innocents is a must read!

This second suspense novel in the 911 abductions series is a real thriller. It is a follow-up to Cruelty to Innocents where the stage was set with a series of mysterious disappearances of young children. These previous abductions always took place at the scene of an emergency situation in Aberdeen, Maryland when their caregivers were preoccupied with helping others. Due to this crisis, an emergency agency was formed by Sloanne Kelly and her fiance Shawn Tyler called Saving Angels Agency after the abduction and murder of Sloanne's best friend's daughter.

Collecting Innocents is a continuation of this same plot. This time; however, not only children but also their parents and automobiles, are strangely disappearing after emergency calls from 911 Call Boxes on a stretch of highway between Florida and California on Interstate 10. These highway crimes take place in the short distance between Slidell Louisiana and Vidor Texas.

The novel starts off with the mysterious disappearance of Tammy Pruett and her young daughter, Moira. There have also been two other similar abductions but no one seems to see the connection in these crimes with the exception of Lieutenant Jake Mackenzie, better known as Mac to his friends. Mac is a former employee of the Maryland, Aberdeen Police Department and well aware of the abductions that took place there just over two years ago. He has the uneasy feeling that some how or other these new crimes are connected to the past and what took place. They are hauntingly familiar and he cannot put his uneasiness to rest. Unable to convince the Sheriff and other police departments of his suspicions, he reaches out for aid from Shawn and Sloanne and their capable staff at Saving Angels Agency. The gruesome details of the cases unfold in such away that fear is instilled in everyone involved. Shawn and Sloanne once again have the opportunity to put their experienced investigative team to work. Along with the capable help of Birney Sullivan, the former news reporter from Maryland, Aberdeen, these three experts work together to help solve the case.

These books were published in 2011 and their sales are maintaining. That shows how good they are. One thing I find particularly amazing is that two authors were able to collaborate and create something so good. And they are still alive and best friends, as well as mother and daughter.

Amazon bio:

CK Webb was born and raised in Mississippi, and dreamed of writing like the greats; Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King, to name a few. CK joined the US Navy and traveled the world, but eventually returned to settle down in the tiny town of Millport, Alabama. A self-proclaimed 'reformed bad girl', this thirty-something writer now shares her life with her husband and two beautiful children. Although CK delights in preying on the fears of others and enjoys killing people... thankfully she does it the legal way; in her novels. She has just completed the first two novels in the 'Innocents' series which she co-wrote with her best-friend and mother, DJ Weaver. CK writes in a variety of other genres and also writes articles and book reviews for Suspense Magazine. CK is one half of the duo who run WebbWeaver Reviews an award winning book, movie & music review site that focuses on promoting upcoming, new Indie & traditionally published writers.

C K Webb is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

Suspense Magazine, January 2011 by Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart Woods, Brad Meltzer and Amy Stuart (Dec 27, 2010)


Suspense Magazine July 2011 by Brad Thor, Marcia Clark, Linda Castillo and Jennifer Hillier (Jun 30, 2011)

Collecting Innocents (911 Abduction Series) by CK Webb and DJ Weaver (Oct 24, 2011)


Suspense Magazine November 2011 by Starr Gardinier Reina, CK Webb, Donald Allen Kirch and Mark Sadler (Nov 4, 2011)

Suspense Magazine April 2012 by Marilyn Levinson, Donald Allen Kirch, Harlan Coben and CK Webb (Apr 6, 2012)

Suspense Magazine January 2012 by Donald Allen Kirch, Andrea Cremer, Jon Land and CK Webb (Jan 1, 2012)

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