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Dear Readers, I’m Going to Give You Something Special

Dear Readers,

Today is Wednesday, January 25th, and it’s been a long week.  Not long in a way that’s abnormal or anything like that.  It’s been the usual: work, parenting, work, writing, work, and more work.  Shit like that.  But in this week’s blog, I just wanted you to know that I’m working my ass off over here on this tiny island of Guam.  It ain’t a cakewalk doing what I’m doing.  The stress of being active duty military and trying to become a full-time author is hard enough on its own, but I’m trying to be the best at something, and that’s a whole different challenge in itself.

I’m not complaining, though.  I just want you to know that I’m putting in work to bring you something out of this world.  My current WIP is the biggest challenge I’ve faced since I first started writing, and each and every chapter I’ve written for Madman so far has been a challenge.  This character is just so far from anything I’ve ever written before, and the state of mind I have to be in to write in his POV is so strange it’s almost scary to even me.  Seriously, just wait until you read the shit this guy says and does!  Honestly, Solomon King makes me nervous and I’m the fucking author!  But for real; how great of a sign is that?  Have you ever heard of a character so insane and off the wall and unpredictable that he scares his creator?  Well, Solomon is that character.  He’s special, I’m telling you.

So, I just wanted to take the time out to tell you that I know you’re hungry for something great.  Not just from me, but in general.  You’re always looking for your next dose of insane literature that blows your goddamn socks off.  Well I’m here to tell you, this is it.  What Isabel Lucero and I are doing is that next big thing.  So even if I have to feel like I need to be checked into a mental institution by the time I’m done writing the books in this series, it’ll all be worth it… as long as your socks are blown the fuck off! #TheMadmanCometh

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Holy freaking shit!  How dope is this book so far?!  I mean, seriously, this book is crazy!  Have you read this?! So this is about two teenage girls who are pregnant.  Seems totally normal right?  Well it’s not!  Because both of the girls are virgins!  Yeah!  Ready for some extra craziness on top?  One of them is giving birth to the son of God, and the other to the son of Satan.  But which is which?
Oh Snap!!

This story has been a thrill right from the jump, and I love James Patterson!  He is by far my favorite author, and he does not disappoint with Cradle and All.
Hey, maybe one day I’ll be writing “The World’s #1 Bestselling Author” on all of my books.
Don’t judge me!  I’m allowed to dream.

YOURS TRULY,

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Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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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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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LLTK is Coming and So Are My Nerves

Today is Wednesday, LLtK goes live on Monday, and I’m nervous as crap!  So, here’s my issue; Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance Duet #1) did so well, I’m totally freaking out about meeting that expectation again.  Don’t get me wrong, I put in the work during the writing phase, and I’m certainly doing everything I can in the promotion phase right now, but it’s becoming so difficult to sell books and get people to read your work these days.  Dominic Collazo is the best character I have given the world yet, and he’s so awesome in this book, but having one good-selling book is tough, so doing it twice in a row is super hard.

I am not Colleen Hoover.  I don’t have a legion of fans who are ready to drop what their doing to one-click my book.  I’m not a part of a fraternity. Bloggers are not foaming at the mouth to rant and rave about WS Greer, so I have to dive into promo mode head-first and reach out and beg for my books to be talked about.  So, here is my pitch to all my fans out there who are ready and waiting for my next release… READ LLTK, AND THEN SCREAM FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS HOW MUCH YOU LOVE IT!!

I need you out there telling your friends about Dominic and putting them on about this book, because I worked so damn hard to get this book revised and finished.  I worked longer and harder on this book than any other book I’ve done, and it means so much to me that it does well.  Dominic is my first badass, and he is the beginning of so many more characters, and I want him to succeed.  He’s been through a lot, and he’s earned it.  The characters that will come after Dominic will only exist because he did, so I’m rooting for him to do well, and that doesn’t happen without your help.

So, the time has come, book world!  Long Live the King is just around the corner and ready to take you on a joy ride to an epic conclusion to this duet.  Buckle up, and get ready to tell your friends all about where Kingpin and Long Live the King took you!!  Here’s to Dominic Collazo!

“Fuhgeddaboutit.”

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Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Pushing Book 1 to Sell Book 2

Ladies & gentlemen, we are finally under a month away from the release of Long Live the King!!  I’m in full promo mode and I am sooooo excited for this book to hit your kindle!!  I went through so much to bring this story and these characters to the perfect conclusion, and in less than thirty days, you’ll finally get to see how it all ends.

However, there are new nerves that come with this release.  While I’m beyond excited about dropping this book, there’s something that has me worried.  LLTK is a book 2, and that is cause for concern.  Historically, book 2 never sells like book 1.  Naturally, some of the people who read book 1 don’t bother to read book 2 because they don’t like the first one.  Also, blogs who didn’t read book 1 aren’t jumping through the roof to promote book 2.  Lastly, people are skeptical about sequels, especially if the first one was good.  So, I know LLTK has a tough road ahead, but the people who read it will be blown away, and hopefully that gets them talking.  I wrote this book to knock people’s socks off, and I expect nothing less.

But, in order for me to hype the world up about book 2, I need to remind them about book 1 (or introduce them to), Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance).

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If you haven’t met Dominic Collazo, now is the time to do it.  Kingpin is on sale for only 99¢, and will stay on sale until mid-September when LLTK and Kingpin both go to full price.  So, now’s the time to dive into this insane world of La Cosa Nostra and get to know Dominic, Alannah, and their second-chance romance.  These two meet as 11 year-olds and spend time together before being pulled apart by life, only to be brought back together in the middle of a street war.  Alannah has a lot to deal with and a lot to learn about the grown-up edition of Dominic Collazo, and it’s gonna take everything she’s got to stay afloat.

Before I wrote LLTK, Kingpin was my favorite of all my books.  Bringing Dominic to life in Kingpin was so fun and he quickly became my favorite character.  So if you haven’t read Kingpin, it’s about that time!  Go one-click Kingpin right this second, because it’s gonna cost you less than a dollar!  And if you already have read Kingpin, now’s the time to read it again and remind yourself of how insanely badass Dominic is, because he’s about to come back and take your world on a roller coaster ride.  He’s about to remind you all why book 1 was so big, and why you fell in love with him in the first place.  So Kingpin is here to serve as a reminder before Long Live the King explodes onto the scene.

Go one-click Kingpin now for only 99¢, and brace yourself, because the epic conclusion, Long Live the King, is coming September 5th.

Buckle up!

Until Next Week..

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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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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.

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.

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Until Next Week…

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Claiming Carter (The Carter Trilogy #1)

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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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