Friday, March 4, 2016


D J Weaver is my Woman In Horror today! D J and her co-author, CK Webb, write fascinating horror and suspense tales that are in your face, real life type, action pounding stories. They are fiction, but there is truth in the words.

D J not only writes, but she conducts interviews and runs a radio show with CK Webb. Their show was a Top Ten Finisher for Best Promotional Firm, Site, or Resource in the Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll for 2014. This is not the first time the show has reached great status either.

Take a look at all the websites that D J is on! Visit them and find out more about her.

Amazon bio:

"DJ Weaver, along with her co-author, CK Webb, has penned two thriller reads, published through Suspense Publishing. She also writes in a variety of other genres and is working on an S&S fantasy, a paranormal romance, several horror short stories, and has been known to write a poem or two on occasion.

She developed and maintains WebbWeaver Reviews web site, where she reviews books and interviews authors. This review website has been recognized by Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll as one of the Top Ten Review Sites for 2010, and Top Fifteen Review Sites for 2011 & 2012. She writes book reviews and interviews authors for Suspense Magazine, and is a regular co-host on the award-winning WebbWeaver Books blog talk radio show, where well-known authors are interviewed, and read from their own works. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and was a dragon in a past life.

She originally hails from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but relocated to northwest Alabama in 2008. She studied at Mississippi University for Woman and Mississippi State University, concentrating in paralegalism and Human Resources Management, and worked in the administrative field for more than twenty years. She is now retired, but writing full-time, and is also an artist and painter.

Please see my sites:

WebbWeaver Reviews:
WebbWeaver Books Blogtalk Radio:
CK Webb & DJ Weaver web page:"

D J and I met on Facebook a while back. She had posted a fantastic picture of a haunted lighthouse after dark. We talked about it extensively, and the next thing I knew I delved more into who she was and what she did. I'm glad I did. She is a most fascinating lady.  

D J is also an artist. Go to her twitter page and find out how to access her superb art. Also, you can see it directly at  I especially love the ones she has painted of ships.

Now it's time for D J's great books!

Cruelty To Innocents is a fantastic tale of true life/fiction/horror/suspense. Read the free sample on Amazon and you will see what I mean.

Book description:

 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”

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.
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a bone chilling read for me. As one who has kids I would be terrified if I stopped to help someone who was having a heart attack get help to call 911 and when all is said and done my child is gone. One minute they are right behind you and the next vanished.

Sloanne gets help from her dad's ex partner to help her search for her daughter. The clues start coming in and they have noticed that children start to vanish only from 911 calls that have come in. Can they save Danni in time?

This story will grab you, suck you in before you even know it. You can relate to Sloanne and how she feels. Putting the book down was no option for me as I wanted to know who was taking these children and was it someone the small town knew?

The characters are all well done the setting is remarkable you actually think you are there with them. The emotion in the story takes your breath away. You can tell the author has a great imagination and creativity. I will be looking for more books along the way.  

Format: Kindle Edition
This book starts out with Chloe Jacobs and her 13 year old daughter, Danielle, doing a little grocery shopping. When Chloe stops to help an elderly gentleman who has collapsed on the floor, the last thing she is thinking is that her daughter would be in danger. But she was. While Chloe gives assistance to the unconscious man, someone kidnaps her daughter.

The police are called and of course handle it like most calls for missing teenagers. Are you sure she didn't just run away? Chloe is out of her mind with worry and decides she needs help. She calls her friend Sloanne to come and help her through this terrible time.

Sloanne has the instincts of a detective because of years of guidance from her police officer father and his partner, Patrick Louchilin. Uncle Patty, as Sloanne calls him, is now retired and runs a security firm and does consulting work for the police department. Together, they decide to do some investigating on their own to help find Danielle's kidnapper.

I think what immediately captured me with this book is that the bad guy preyed on good Samaritans with children. As a mom, you immediately feel the terror of Chloe when she starts looking for her daughter. Every moment you cannot find your child is pure hell. You fight the panic that threatens to overwhelm all of your senses. The authors did a great job in describing the nightmare that Chloe was going through.

The authors, C.K. Webb and D.J. Weaver, take you on a suspense filled journey through the town of Aberdeen as other children start to turn up missing. Finally, the police believe that something is going on. But is it too late for the children that have already been taken?

I did enjoy the book and I found myself reading well into the night because I just had to find out who was and who was not the villain in this story. C.K. Webb and D.J. Weaver created a great cast of characters who all could have been involved, but you just aren't sure until it is actually revealed in the book who the bad guy really is or isn't. I know I had one guy in mind that I was very suspicious of for a while and I kept thinking, please don't let it be him! LoL
Once again, DJ and CK come up with a super tale, filled with suspense and horror. Collecting Innocents is a thrilling roller-coaster ride of emotions.
Book description:
“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.
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.
Format: Kindle Edition
Something is very wrong on I-10. Parents who encounter car problems while riding on the interstate are disappearing along with their children. The parents all make 9-11 calls from callboxes along the interstate and that is the last contact anyone has with them. The bodies of the parents are found in a few days or weeks but the children are never found.

The police are slow to put together the cases as they happen in different jurisdictions. That's where The Saving Angels Agency comes in. The agency was started by Sloanne Kelly and her fiance, Shawn Taylor, two years ago. They were involved in a similar case and Sloane's goddaughter was kidnapped and murdered. When that killer was apprehended, the couple swore that they would spend their lives working on missing child cases. Two years later, they not only had helped put that killer behind bars, but had reunited multiple children with their parents.

Many of the individuals from the earlier case work on this one. Jake MacKenzie was a detective in the earlier case. He moved to Louisiana where the most recent kidnappings are taking place and is the first to make the connection. He calls in Sloanne and Shawn along with their friend Birney Sullivan. Sullivan is a reporter with the ability to take a news story nationwide. Together this team, along with the sheriff in Louisiana and his men, work to discover the killer and try to locate the missing children. Can they be successful against such a diabolical killer?

C.K. Webb and D.J. Weaver have created an interesting cast of characters. Collecting Innocents is the second book in their series, but is easily accessible without having read the first. The Saving Angels team is an interesting mix of people who have been affected by those who prey on children and have determined to devote their lives to making children safe. This book is recommended to mystery lovers looking for a new series to follow.

Format: Kindle Edition
Along I-10 people and children are disappearing. The parents are turning up savagely murdered, but there's no sign of the children. Someone is keeping them, but why? No one sees the connection between the disappearances, except Detective Mac Mackenzie, and he enlists the help of Saving Angels, the countries leading agency for finding missing children. Sloanne and her crew immediately see the connections, connections all too familiar to them. But with the resistance of other Police Departments, will they be able to find and bring these children home? Or will the killer keep collecting innocents?

Collecting Innocents is the second book in this series. Nothing can kill the flow in a story quicker than too much back-story, and that's a common issue when reading books in a series. A majority of the first few chapters is riddled with information from the previous book, and a reader can't help wondering when the heck they're going to get to THIS story. But the authors did a wonderful job weaving the background of the first book into this story. Not having read the first book, I was able to jump right into this one, getting enough knowledge along the way of the characters history without the flow being bogged down by too much back-story.

The authors waste no time pulling you into this story, and being a mother myself, right from the start I felt the fear; being stranded with my child in the car, then the momentary relief that help has arrived is quickly smothered by terror. And from there I was hooked.

The plot moves and a wonderful pace, fast enough to keep my heart rate soaring, yet with enough breaks that I could stop and catch my breath before they were on the hunt again. It's in the flawless pace you feel the author's experience in the genre, particularly as the story really heats up. The cliffhangers and the end of each chapter feed into the desire to keep reading, regardless of how late it is, how tired you are, or what you're supposed to be doing other than reading.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book as well. All of them you'll find have their own distinct voice, mannerisms, and personalities. The crew from Saving Angels have their own strengths and weaknesses, and together they form the perfect team, making them the ideal group to help find the children.

The ending for me was slightly predictable. However, I have spent many, many years reading this genre, so most books in this genre have a somewhat predictable ending to me. That would be my main issue with this genre (which by the way is still one of my favorite genres), you're really only left with two options for an ending; catch the bad guy, or they don't catch the bad guy. I won't spoil it with which way this ending went. I will say though that the authors did a wonderful job wrapping up all the loose ends. It wasn't the dry, run-of-the-mill, blurting out the facts manner that many other authors tend to use.

Overall this was a good read for me, one of the better ones I've read in a while. I felt a connection with the characters, the urgency of needing to find the children, the fear that they wouldn't find them, they pulled me into the rush of the chase. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the genre. And I would gladly read the first book in this series and the upcoming book as well. The authors have spent a lot of time learning their craft, and their efforts show in their work.

**This is my review from Krazy Book Lady's blog
This is an interesting magazine that  D J and C K  are both involved with.

Book description:
 Suspense Magazine May 2011 edition features interviews with Michael Palmer, Daniel Palmer, Isaac Marion, Taylor Stevens, and Jacqueline Lepore. Author Update with Brenda Novak, The Publishing Industry’s Changes with David Morrell and Tess Gerritsen, Stranger than Fiction by Donald Allen Kirch, The Coroner’s Most Important Determinations by author D.P. Lyle, MD, and a sneak peek at “Sick” by Brett Battles.
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D J is a multi-talented lady. Whether it be great tales of horror and suspense, reviews, radio shows, or haunting watercolors of ghost ships and more, she is on top of everything.

D J Weaver is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob


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    1. I love your choice of words, CK Webb! They ring strong and true.