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Inside the Mind of a Madman

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I know what you’re thinking just from looking at the teaser above: when the fuck is this book coming out?  I know.  Me and the Wife announced a couple of weeks ago that we’re teaming up to write a series entitled Wilde King, and the reception of that announcement was amazing.  Both of us are beyond excited to get this series going, and this is how it’s going to shape up…

Madman (A Wilde King Novel 1a)
Seductress (A Wilde King Novel 1b) By Isabel Lucero
Mad Love (A Wilde King Novel 2)

Notice the way the 1st two books are labled 1a and 1b?  That’s for a reason.  My talented and beautiful wife is writing Seductress (Wild King 1b), and it’s the story of Reina Wilde, a woman with a rough childhood and horrible life experiences that shaped how she became an adult.  That’s the way things work sometimes.  Sometimes you’re born into a wealthy family and everything is supposed to be easy for you, as long as you abide by the family rules.  But when you don’t abide, the cracks in the foundation become bigger and bigger until the whole thing breaks and you become someone you didn’t expect, attracted to things and people you never thought–things and people that “normal” people do their best to stay away from because they know better.  Reina Wilde is broken, and she needs someone else who understands what it’s like to be broken too.  She just didn’t expect to find someone who was even more broken.  And she didn’t expect to love it so much.

I’m writing Madman (Wilde King 1a), the story of the most insane, confusing, challenging character I’ve ever created.  Solomon King is broken too, but he’s different from your usual anti-hero.  Solomon is a psychopath who’s also smart and driven, motivated and ambitious, and he’s everything a villain is supposed to be, yet Reina sees him as a hero.  He’s not.

Solomon is different from all my other characters, even the one I loved the most, Dominic Collazo from Kingpin and Long Live the King.  Dominic was brutal and he was a worthy boss of his Italian mafia family.  He had limits though, Solomon doesn’t.  No one should love someone like Solomon.  How could you love someone you’re terrified of?  So Reina has to be just as crazy as Solomon if she’s going to love him, and that insanity erases her fear.  Solomon’s brain isn’t like a normal one, so when I’m writing his inner dialogue, I find myself having to be in a certain zone, because I don’t just write characters, I become them.  I’ve written background and info on Solomon that will never make it into Madman or Mad Love, but it was important because I had to put myself into a certain frame of mind to write his book, and I couldn’t do that without understanding absolutely everything that happened to him to make him the way he is.  I had to understand WHY Solomon King is Solomon King.  It couldn’t be on the surface, it had to be deep.  I had to take the time to shape my mind into that of a depraved psycho who has no problem laughing while he’s killing you.  Someone who has no problem taking a life at the drop of a dime, yet one who could love Reina in his own way.  His love for her isn’t normal because he isn’t.

So how do psychos love?  It’s a helluva question, and answering it is a fucking task.  Before writing this blog post, I stopped writing for a week, because when I would sit down to write Madman, I’d find myself getting stuck because I felt too normal.  You can’t write Solomon King and be normal.  I know I’ll fuck it up if I do that, so I’d rather stop and come back tomorrow, and then stop again if it still doesn’t feel right.  After I publish this blog, I plan on writing the next chapter in Madman, and I expect it to be epic.  My coffee is extra strong tonight, and after a week off, I feel ready to commit to Solomon’s mindset.

It takes patience.  Writing as Solomon King feels like writing as all my heroes and all my villains combined.  He’s all of them, Kelvin Carter and Senior mixed up.  He’s Jarrod Granger, the Tongue Snatcher, and the Snowman Killer, all rolled into one.  He’s Dominic Collazo and Abram Baskov fused together.  The perfect hero and the perfect villain.  Violence and peace. The best heaven and the absolute worst of hell.  He’s the most difficult character I’ve ever had, and that’s why he’s the best of them.  He’s unlike anything you’ve read before, because he’s taking me to a place I’ve never been before.

And I won’t let him be overlooked either.  There’s been enough of that (see Red Snow).  Madman is mine, Seductress is Isabel’s, and Mad Love is both of ours.  It’s going to take some time, because I refuse to give Solomon less than what he deserves, and he deserves all the attention in the world.  And he’ll get it.  He’ll take it.  Him and Reina both.  #TheMadmanCometh

Sincerely,
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Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Cover RE-Reveal for Long Live the King

FINALLY!!  After lots of thought, and a ton of ridiculous waiting for Amazon to get their head out of their asses, I’m finally able to bring you the cover re-reveal for Long Live the King!!  Check this baby out!

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Oh I just love it so much!!  I have to give big, huge, props to my designer, Robin, for being so incredibly, insanely talented.  All I have to do is show her a pic and mention my vision, and she brings the whole thing to life in no time at all.  It’s been a great 3 and a half years working with her, and I wouldn’t use another cover designer if my life depended on it.  Fuck it, kill me, but I’m using Robin!

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So I decided to redo the cover for LLTK after l took a look at the cover of Kingpin, and kept thinking about how much more I liked that cover over the LLTK cover.  Then I remembered how I did something I knew I didn’t want to do originally.  I always wanted the same model for the two covers, but I went against my gut, and that’s a no-no.  So, I took it back to where it needed to go, and this book now has the type of cover the story needs.

This series is soooooo good!  It’s the best thing I’ve published so far, and my favorite published book with my favorite published characters (notice I keep saying “published”? New awesomeness is on the way.  Solomon says Hi, by the way :)).  So to commemorate the release of the new cover, I’m putting both books in the series on sale for 99¢!  So head on over to Amazon, B&N, iBooks, or Kobo, and one-click Kingpin and Long Live the King right now!!  Dominic and Alananah’s story is amazing, and you can get it now on sale!!  Go one-click!

 

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Posted by on January 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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WS in 2017

Well, 2016 is coming to a close and it was a big year.  Tons and tons of books came out that did really well and grabbed a lot of peoples attention, and my book, Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance), was one of those big books of 2016. 13180926_1736689803241828_1586459477_n

I was so proud to see it do well and finally get me some attention that I’ve been hoping for for a long time. So I just want to say Thank You to all of my fans for making that book do as well as it did.

But now we are moving onto 2017, and I am excited just like people usually are at the end of the year when they get their New Year’s resolutions together. For me and my family, it’s going to be a big year for us anyway, because we are finally moving away from the island of Guam and officially going back to the United States!  We don’t know where in the states we’re going to live, but we do know that we are going back to the states, and that means book signings and being able to communicate on social media at a time that isn’t 2 o’clock in the morning for me and my wife!  This move is going to be great for us from a business standpoint, so now that we know that it’s official and we have no other option, I am excited about it and can’t wait to see how it positively affects what we’re doing in the book world. We have three book signings already locked in for 2017: Vegas in August, Phoenix in September, Manchester in November, which we are beyond excited about!  So we can’t wait to get out there and see our fans, and give autographs, and do meet & greets and just have a great time being published authors in this amazing indie community.

The books that I have planned to publish in 2017 are stories that I am so excited to write!  All of them are what I like to call Alpha Romantic Suspense, where it’s romantic suspense but the lead male character is an alpha bad ass who doesn’t take any shit and is ride or die for his woman like no other!  I learned a lot from the three books I published in 2016, and I plan on using everything that I learned this year to make every book that I publish next year my best books yet, starting with Madman (A Wilde King Novel).

2017 will be a big year for the #AuthorPowerCouple!  Writing and game-planning has already begun. 2017 is curtains up for me, personally. Enjoy the show!

 

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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Long Live the King is Live–And Here I/We Come!

First things first… My newest baby, Long Live the King (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #2) is LIVE!!!!  The moment has finally arrived, and my book is on shelves everywhere on the I-net, waiting for you to download it and indulge!  This book was such a long time coming, and I’m so proud to see it completed and out there for the world to read.  It took a lot out of me, finishing this book, and that’s why I appreciate and love it so much!!

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There isn’t anything that I can say about this book that I haven’t already said, so I’ll just post this here and hope that after months of promotion and trying to hype this up, you’ll believe me when I tell you that this book is the best thing I have ever written, and it will blow you away.  The rest is up to you.  This is an epic conclusion, and I hope you’ll take a chance on it for 99¢.

Now, on to the next part of this blog post–Here I/We Come!!

I’ve been doing this for three years now, and it has been an incredible journey, and I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish in this short time with the 8 books I have on the shelf.  However, it’s time for more.  I’m ambitious, and I want to be great.  It’s really as simple as that.  I want more and more people to read my books and fall in love with these stories that I fall in love with when I think of them.  I want the world to love my characters just as much as I do.  So, here I/We come.

My wife, bestselling author Isabel Lucero, and I, have been being pretty quiet about ourselves since we started this.  We’ve sat back and watched as other books and other authors have blown up and gone on to be big deals.  We’ve watched other male authors come and go and form clicks to join forces and fans, and we’ve been in the shadows, biding our time, waiting for it to be our turn.  Well, waiting for it to be our turn has only gotten us so far, and it’s obvious that it won’t take us to where we want to go.  So, we’re about to be everywhere.  We’re about to be in you faces nonstop!  I’m totally not kidding.  Before this post, I’ve already done 3 live stream videos where I have given away books to anybody who PM’s me, and I’ve got another book group takeover first thing tomorrow morning.  We’re going to plaster our mugs all over the internet so that people can get to know us and tell other people about us.  We are a married couple who writes books!  Both of us are bestselling authors!  We have what nobody else does, and we haven’t shown ourselves to the world.  Well this is it.  Those days are OVER.  So, I plan on being everywhere all the damn time.  It’s gonna be me and my baby, forming our own little click, and taking over the world.  We are the new Joker and Harley Quinn.  The world is ours, and we want you to know who we are.  So, if after all this time, you still feel like you don’t know who I am or who she is, and you’re not sure about buying our books for whatever reason, you’re about to get to know us.

I’m the Joker, she’s my Harley Quinn, and we’re about to take over the world.  Ready or not.  Here we come!!

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Posted by on September 7, 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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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) 

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Destroying Carter (The Carter Trilogy #3)

Defending Her

Worth Saving

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Posted by on June 29, 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)

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 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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