Well, it’s been a minute. I haven’t dropped anything on my beloved blog in so long, I forgot I had it. Well, the day of pulling my head out of my ass has arrived. I’ve waited a while to do this, and even now the timing is a bit off because I’m not at home with my family, but I have a book due to hit shelves in less than a month, so there’s no more time to eff around.
So, here it is. I’ve been down this road before. I tend to hold things in until they build and explode, then I go off on some long rant about whatever, filled with points and alternate points, just in case someone has a counterpoint. I get long-winded and emotional and usually regret going there. I’m being smarter about it this time. This time, I’m going to present you with my dilemma, and then I’m going to tell you what’s actually important. Let’s begin. Allow me to re-reintroduce myself…
My name is WS Greer. I’m a bestselling author of suspense/romance (or just romantic suspense, if that’s what you call it), and I serve as an active duty member of the USAF. I’m currently living in Guam with my family until the middle of 2017 when I’ll move back to the states and start giving 100% to books and building #TheWSBrand. Because of my career in the Air Force, writing books is hard as f**k. I have almost no time to get it done, but I love it, and I’m proud of it, so I make time for it. At this exact moment, on April 6 2016, I’m sitting in a sh**ty chair in a hotel in Okinawa, Japan. I’ve been here since March 7th, my back hurts like fu**, and I’m still over a week away from seeing my family again. It fu**ing sucks. Plus, while I’m over here attending a kind of leadership school for the Air Force, I have a book that’s due to drop on May 2nd.
Awesome fu**ing cover, isn’t it? I know! My cover designer, Robin, doesn’t fu*k around. Anyway, so I’m stuck over here in Okinawa, busy with all this school crap, and I have a book ready to hit shelves in less than a month. Ugh. I have no idea how I’m gonna sell this thing. That’s my dilemma. What the fu*k do I do to get people to buy this book, when I can’t even stay up late enough to post at a time that people in America will see it? I don’t have an answer to that. The time difference is killing it, I’m telling you. So, that’s the problem, and I don’t really have a solution, so here’s what I’m gonna do (this is the important part)…
I’m gonna tell you to get used to me. I’ve been doing this book thing since 2013, when Frozen Secrets dropped and changed my life. I’ve got 6 books on the shelf (until May 2nd, when Kingpin takes over the whole world!), and I’ve been on a bestseller’s list 4 times. Through all that, I’ve done my absolute best to be humble and sort of quiet. I’ve always told myself: don’t be too brash or offensive, don’t risk scaring away the fans, write what you think will sell, don’t come off as cocky… and a bunch of other sh*t I’ve seen many authors doing on a very regular basis. Well, it’s over, ladies and gentlemen. I don’t fu*king care anymore. So, get used to seeing me, and I’m gonna say the sh*t I feel like saying, because if others can be themselves and sell a ton of books, why can’t I? So fu*k it. Wanna know the first thing I’ve been dying to say?
Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance) is the by far the best fu*king book I’ve ever written. I mean, it’s not even close. To me, this is what Claiming Carter should’ve been, which is kind of funny because Claiming Carter is my best selling book to date. Kingpin is my baby, and you wanna know why it’s so good? Here’s the answer… because I didn’t write it for you! I wrote it for me! I wrote what the eff I wanted to write, and developed my characters the way I wanted to, and I didn’t care if I did something that I thought you might not like. In fact, I didn’t think about you at all, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I can’t please all the different kinds of book fans out there, so I’m not gonna try. The early reviews for Kingpin have been beyond anything I expected, and it has not skipped a beat! So, I’ve gotta do whatever I can to get this thing in people’s hands.
Here’s my pitch…
Even if you’re not a fan of WS Greer, you need to get Kingpin. Because by the time you finish this book, I guarantee you’ll be a fan. That’s right! GUARANTEE!! Big words, huh?!!? That’s how confident I am in this story and these characters.
I’ve done it again… ranting like a fu*king crazy person. Sorry, I do that.
Okay, I’m gonna wrap it up now. But, like I said, GET USED TO ME. All the fu*ks are out the window, people, and I’m just doing me now. The WS brand is what I’m all about. I’m giving you me from here on out. Take it or leave it… well, don’t LEAVE IT with this book because I poured my heart into this baby and it’s worth it. Buy Kingpin on May 2nd!! I GUARANTEE you won’t regret it!!
Until next week…
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