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I did it – I Wrote My Version of the Perfect Book

Okay, we’re all grown here, so let me just be real with you for a minute.  I’m tired as fuck.  The readers will never know it, but I put myself through hell for Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2).  I have never worked so hard to complete a book in my career as an author.

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I have a book on the shelf called Worth Saving (you should one-click it), and I made a ton of revisions for that book.  I added 7 or 8 chapters to that novel and it made it so much better.  It was a ton of work to get it done, but I wasn’t on a time crunch or anything, so I got to take my time and make it happen. I thought that was a lot of revisions, but that was before LLTK came knocking.

For Long Live the King, I finished the book and pushed it to (Lucky Number) seven beta readers, and while 3 of them loved the first version I sent them, 4 of them… well, not so much, and those 4 all disliked the same things.  I was crushed, frustrated, and heartbroken all at the same time.  I put in work for this sequel, and it wasn’t well-received.  My first thought was “What the hell?!?!”  Then I realized that if 4 different people came to the same conclusions, they must be on to something.  So after a long talk with my wife and a lot of thinking, my frustration turned into pure determination.  HOWEVER, my deadline was only a few days away, and I had to get to work.  So, I spent 5 days total doing nothing but revising, the last 3 of which were back-to-back-to-back and I never got in the bed before 1:30 am (and yes I had work every morning after).  I’m fucking exhausted, BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT!!

Thanks to the honesty of my beta readers, I DID IT!!  I finally write my version of the perfect book.  Now, I’m not naive.  I know this book will get it’s share of reviews I’ll disagree with, just like all books do because that’s the way this thing works, but I believe this book is perfect.  TO ME, Long Live the King is perfect, and it never would’ve gotten to that point without my beta readers being real with me (sorry if I seemed on edge, betas. Criticism of your creation before it even comes out can be hard to take).

In the end, everything I ever wanted to happen in a book came to life.  My favorite character of all time, Dominic Collazo, is 100% on in this book.  There’s a lot of strong characters, but Dominic is the strongest and stands out in the crowd.  He demands respect, and I can’t wait until the world gets to reunite with him.

So, buckle up, world!!  Dominic Collazo is coming back with a bang in MY perfect book, Long Live the King.

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Dominic would never let anything happen to Alannah, no matter how dangerous things become, or how guilty everyone around him looks. Even if everyone he ever trusted turns against him and he has to burn it all down to save her. He’ll let it burn, even if saving her means he’ll be consumed by the blaze.

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Until Next Week…

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Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)

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Posted by on August 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Long Live the King Cover Reveal

“LLtK is diamonds.”

Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2) by WS Greer

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Title: Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2)

Release Date: September 5th, 2016

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Synopsis

ALL IT TAKES IS A YEAR TO BUILD AN EMPIRE…

Dominic Collazo has taken the infamous Giordano crime family to even greater heights in the year since he became the boss.  The Family is making more money than ever, and they’re doing it quietly.  Things couldn’t be better for the young kingpin.

ALL IT TAKES IS LOVE TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD…

Alannah Sullivan may not have many friends, but when you’re lucky enough to spend your life with your soulmate, you feel untouchable.  When the love of your life is the most powerful man in the city, you roll with the punches and proudly stand by his side.

ALL IT TAKES IS BETRAYAL FOR IT ALL TO COME CRASHING DOWN AROUND YOU…

There’s a traitor in The Family.  Someone who knows everything.  Someone who’s sabotaging business and bringing heat to Dominic that can only end in his fall from power.  And everyone knows there’s only one way for a mob boss’ reign to end.

ALL IT TAKES IS A MOB KING WHO’S WILLING TO DIE TO PROTECT HIS QUEEN…

Dominic would never let anything happen to Alannah, no matter how dangerous things become, or how guilty everyone around him looks.  Even if everyone he ever trusted turns against him and he has to burn it all down to save her.  He’ll let it burn, even if saving her means he’ll be consumed by the blaze.

Ready for September 5th yet?

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A message from WS Greer

“Well, I can’t believe we’re already doing the cover reveal for this book.  Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1) was such a success, I’m so excited for the sequel/completion.  This book took me to places I’ve never been before in the writing process, and I can’t wait to see how people respond to it.  I had success with doing exactly what I wanted with Kingpin, so I felt so comfortable doing it again with Long Live the King.  It was like being on another planet when I was writing this one.  I felt great, and I know it’s going to be a big one.  

I’m releasing Long Live the King on September 5th, which is my 32nd birthday.  Here’s hoping it’s a great day!!  Get ready to be blown away.  No, seriously.  This book is going to blow you away!  I’m living up to my logo!!”

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Get ready for the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime!!  Get ready for Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2)

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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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LLtK Cover Reveal Next Week!

It’s promo mode time!

Now that we have less than two months until Long Live the King is set to release, it’s time to get down to business!  So, I’m proud to announce that the cover reveal for LLtK is coming next week, July 13th!!

With that being said, as I’m sure the whole book world knows by now that doing stuff like this is impossible without help.  So, if you want to help out with the cover reveal for the followup to Kingpin, all you need to do is sign up here and wait for an email from me!!

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I’m still finishing up with the writing for Long Live the King, but I’ll be done real soon, and an end-of-the-month deadline, so we’re in critical time now.  But real soon, I’ll be releasing the first teaser and hooking up my beta readers, so I’m starting to get the tingles under my skin as I start to wrap things up on my 8th novel. Kingpin was such a big seller, I have to make sure I take my time with finishing up LLtK, because I refuse to take steps backwards in quality.  I have to outdo myself with each book, and this is no exception.  This book is going to BLOW YOUR MINDS!  I promise, cross my heart and hope to die… and all kinds of other corny shit like that.

So, I hope you’re ready for a thrill ride like no other, coming September 5th (my 32nd birthday), and it all starts with the cover reveal next week, on July 13th!!  Let’s make it another good one!!   CLICK HERE to sign up to help with the reveal!

Mark my words, LLtK is the takeover!

Until Next Week…

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Check out these other great titles from W.S. Greer

Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)

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Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Think Again and The Weekend!

So, if you didn’t already know, I’m in the military, and with the 4th of July rolling up on Monday, it’s a day to celebrate our independence and a motherfucking 4-day weekend!!  Whoo-hooo for freedom and days off from work!!

So, with all the awesomeness coming up, there’s lots to celebrate, and the first thing I want to celebrate is a new book on the shelves!  This lady I know, named Isabel Lucero, just released a book this past Monday.  This ridiculously awesome book is called Think Again, and if you haven’t already one-clicked, you need to go ahead and get on that ASAP.

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And while we’re on the topic, I just want to say a huge congratulations to my beautiful wife, bestselling author Isabel Lucero.  Congratulations on your 7th book release!!  I’m so fucking proud of you for sticking with this book.  I know this one was hard, but you stuck with it and wrote what you wanted to write, which everyone knows is a big deal to me these days.  You went for it and made it happen, and I’m glad you saw it through.  Congratulations, baby.  I love you!

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So, now that the 4-day weekend is rolling in, you’re probably wondering what I plan on doing.  Well, my plan is to do four things: WRITE, SLEEP, READ, and WRITE SOME MORE!!  I have crossed the midway threshold on Long Live the King, and I have my parents coming to visit on July 13th, so I really want to finish writing before they get here.  It’d be awesome to start hitting up beta readers in the middle of the month and go into editing.  Then ARCs can go out in the beginning of August!!  That would be fucking awesome, so I know I have to sit my ass in the chair in my office and get to work every day.  So, that’s my plan.  Kingpin is still selling its ass off, which just motivates me even more to make sure Long Live the King is even better than its predecessor.  I promise I won’t let you down!  Let’s get ready to have a blast!!

So, what are your plans to celebrate freedom and the long weekend?

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Until Next Week…

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Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)

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Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Will The Real Please Stand Up

Me and my wife talk a lot about the book world, and one of our many conversations fueled this week’s blog post.  I’m not calling anybody out, but I’m curious about something.  So, I have a question for readers out there.

What makes you want to read a new author?  The author might not be new to publishing, but maybe they’re new to you.  So, what makes you want to read them?

Here’s why I ask this question: there seems to be a lot of gimmicks in the indie world.  Everybody wants to be the next big thing and they want to be it now.  Writing a book is complicated and it isn’t easy.  If it’s easy to you, you’re probably doing it wrong or missing a step or two somewhere in the process.  Every book I’ve ever written has been a challenge, but it’s the challenge that has made me a better writer for the next one.  It’s the challenge and my ability to get better that I rely on to mold my writing to better create the stories book fans want to read, and now that I’m writing the stories I’ve always wanted to write, I know my books will sell, and in the meantime, I’m gonna give you the real me.  I don’t think I’m doing anything special, either.  This is the process of becoming great.  This is what makes you last forever in the hearts of your fans.  Write, sell less than you hoped for, write more and become better, sell better, and always be true to yourself.  That’s it.  This is how the game goes if you want to be in it for the long run.  This is how I think all authors should do it.

Then why are there so many gimmicks out there?  Here’s how I define gimmick in the book world: a thing you use to help you sell better when you can’t rely on your writing.  The gimmick seems to be the go-to thing for new authors who want success as fast as possible.  Now, I can’t get into the specifics about the gimmicks without outing the authors, so I won’t go there, but I will say this: I really respect the authors who let their work speak for itself.  I respect the real authors who write for a while without ever giving up, honing their skills before finally having that bestseller.  A lot of authors have come and gone trying to rely on their gimmicks to sell books, but it’s the authors who write for years, like their lives depend on it, who last in this game.  Those writers become great writers because of those years.  It’s the struggle that makes you a real author, because the struggle makes you better.  It makes you hungrier and more worthy of the success you worked so long and hard for.

So, if you’re an aspiring author who wants success in this game, the first step is accepting that it’s not supposed to happen overnight.  Nothing worth keeping comes easily, and nothing that was meant to last happens overnight.  This is how the process should go: write, struggle, struggle so much that you contemplate quitting, keep writing, persevere, and above all else, BE YOURSELF.  A gimmick may put you in the spotlight for a while, but it won’t keep you there.  Eventually, your writing will have to be the thing that stands out.  So, will the real authors please stand up?

Until next week…

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Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)

PREORDER Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2) Now on Barnes & Noble and iBooks 

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Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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The Gate is Wide Open – Following Kingpin

When I was writing Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1), I knew it was going to change everything.  I could feel it when I was typing the words, when the phrases flowed out like water after the dam breaks.  I knew it when I felt more motivated and excited to promote and advertise for Kingpin, and I felt it in my gut when people kept saying they were just as hyped up about the release as I was.  Then, on May 2nd, it happened.  The change I had been waiting for finally came.  Kingpin quickly became my bestselling book to date, an international bestseller, and I was suddenly a somebody on the cusp of becoming a bigger somebody in this game.  The reviews poured in and people started talking about me, wondering if I was a man or a woman and all kinds of other shit.  Just like that, everything changed.  WS Greer came to life.

Now, here we are, a month and a half after Kingpin’s release, and it feels like everything I did before May 2nd was just a dream.  I don’t think about any of this stuff the same way now.  It’s like I got a big, fat, boost of confidence in myself, and the freakin’ flood gates are wide open.  I’m currently in the middle of writing Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2), and I feel like a man possessed (yes, I am a man).  I feel more motivated than ever to do this my way, because I know that doing it my way is the only way that makes sense for me.  It might not work for anybody else, but it only has to work for me.  When I write for LLtK (Long Live the King), it’s like I go into a different zone.  I’m like a damn genius with words, metaphors, and similes.  I edit like nobody’s business, and my imagination is live and vivid like I’m watching it in my living room on my 65″ LED TV.  I hate that I wasted so much time trying to be something I’m not, but now that I’m doing this my way and for myself, it’s on like never before.  I’m a mission.  I’m gonna be the hottest male author in the indie game, and what’s more, I’m gonna do it without selling myself out and writing “what’s hot.”  I’m gonna do it by writing exactly what I want, and it’s gonna blow your minds, because when I’m doing it for me, I’m actually really good at this shit (forgive me for the brief moment of tooting my own horn)  Mark my words.  Kingpin was just the beginning.

So before I go, here’s my promise to you.  If you loved Kingpin, that’s awesome, and I thank you for taking a chance with me and eagerly awaiting what I have coming next to see if I can sustain this momentum—to see if I’m really as good as Kingpin made it look like I am.  Well, I promise you, I’m that good (horn tooting again, sorry), and Long Live the King is going to BLOW YOU AWAY.  You’ve never read a mafia romance like this.  And I can’t wait to read your reviews and messages when you finish it and have the most insane book hangover you’ve ever experienced.  The flood gates are wide open, and I’m gonna live up to the tagline in my new logo.  Just you wait and see.

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Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1)

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Posted by on June 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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You Made Me International!! Thank you!!

When the idea of writing Kingpin came to me, I was beyond excited.  The plot exited me, the title exited me, and I had a feeling it was going to be my best and favorite novel.  Well, after all the writing and just over a week of being live, everything that I thought has come true!  Kingpin has had the best first week of love and sales I’ve ever had!!  As I write this, Kingpin is on multiple bestseller’s lists in the US, UK, and Australia!!  Are you effing kidding me!?!

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I don’t want to go into a big, long blog post this time.  I just want to shout a big THANK YOU to everyone out there reading and talking about Kingpin!!  I’ve been through a lot with this book world.  I’ve fallen flat on my face trying to figure myself out over the last 3 years, switching genres left and right, trying to figure out what readers wanted to read.  With Kingpin, I finally figured out that it’s okay to be me.  It’s okay to write what I want, and to see it getting so much love is so huge to me!!  I couldn’t be more thankful to all of you!!  A lot of the people who are reading Kingpin have never ready anything from me before.  Almost all of the blogs who are sharing Kingpin have never heard of me.  This book is getting support like it’s my debut, and I’m beyond thrilled.  I’ll get a little more personal next blog, like I usually do, but for this one, I just want to say THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Until Next Time…

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Check out these other great titles from W.S. Greer

Frozen Secrets (A Detective Granger Novel) 

Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

Becoming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #2)

Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance #1)

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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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