Debra B. Diaz


Debra B. Diaz is the author of the "Woman of Sin" Trilogy, and she has written several novels in the historical and romantic suspense genres. She is retired and enjoys spending time with her family, doing research on Biblical topics, and writing books. Her goal as a writer is to not only entertain, but to challenge and inspire!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Two things--the actual writing, which is sort of compulsory, and getting positive feedback from readers. We write to be read, unless you're writing deep dark secrets in your diary! I say positive feedback, because naturally the negative is not very pleasant, although it may be constructive. I have benefited from a couple of less than cheery reviews by rethinking and revising some things. I don't want readers to just like my books, I want them to get something out of them, even if it's just a small sense of encouragement, or some historical tidbit. I can honestly say I've gotten "something" out of every book I've ever read, even if it was just a determination not to read that kind of book again!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords, especially Mark Coker, has been great. He obviously loves what he's doing and is dedicated to helping out his authors. Back in the day he even went into one of my books personally to see why it wouldn't clear Meatgrinder to upload--don't know if he'd have time to do that now! The publishing process is clearly explained and Mark has written a manual/style guide to help authors out. It's really quite easy, and with Smashwords handling all the shipping to retailers, as well as handling any problems that may arise with retailers, authors are free to start writing another book. Mark stays on top of the game and I have confidence in him.
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Where to find Debra B. Diaz online


Child of the King: Book Three in the Woman of Sin Trilogy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
As a child, Rachel had left part of herself in Rome...something she thought irreplaceable. And now the one man who can help her find it again does not share her beliefs. As Metellus escorts her to Rome by command of the emperor, Claudius, she'll be challenged again and again to recover not only her faith, but her ability to love.
Man of God: Book Two in the Woman of Sin Trilogy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Paulus Valerius, former legate in the Roman army, and Alysia, the woman he loves, face danger and betrayal--and the maniacal emperor, Caligula--as they seek to spread the word of God from Jerusalem to Rome. From its suspenseful beginning to its violent and inevitable finale, this is an unforgettable story of those who choose to share the atoning power of the cross, no matter what the price.
Woman of Sin: Book One in the Woman of Sin Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 127,250. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
From the intrigues of Rome to the palaces of Jerusalem, Alysia finds that she cannot escape her enemies--neither the powerful Roman legate who stole her heart, nor his jealous stepbrother who wants to destroy her. Sold into slavery during the turbulent reign of Tiberius Caesar, she escapes to Palestine where she encounters a man named Jesus, and her life is forever changed.
Shadow of Dawn: A Civil War Romantic/Suspense Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Catherine Kelly barely knows the man she marries and he's immediately called to join the Confederate army.When he returns shrouded in black and accompanied by a mysterious woman,Catherine is overwhelmed with conflicting emotions.The appearance of a handsome stranger heightens her confusion and she can't deny a growing attraction to him. A maze of deceit leads to murder and fear for her own life...
On This Night: A Civil War Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mallory thought she was safe, until the secret she shared with a former slave came back to haunt her that October night in 1865. The war was over...yet, for her, it would never be over. She couldn't have foreseen that her secret would lead to murder, nor did she expect it to lead to love. It was a night of strange and twisted revelations that threatened to change all that she believed.
Place of Peace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,970. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Genny Romayne is determined not to marry the man her father has chosen for her.Her pursuit of independence leads her to a man she will come to love and hate, and sets them both on a quest for truth that may cost them their lives...This novel journeys through one of the most perilous times in the post-Civil War South, and tells of a love between two people that-try as they might-neither can resist.
Summons From a Stranger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Lindsey Sims is staying with her older sister's best friend, Julie, while her parents are on an Alaskan cruise. Julie Evans has received a mysterious letter from a man she's never met but who is, in a way, part of her family. Lindsey accompanies Julie as she reluctantly answers the summons, and is caught in a grown-up world of greed, jealousy, and murder.