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

Frozen Secrets (A Loose Cannon 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)

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

Red Snow (A Loose Cannon Novel) 

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

Frozen Secrets (A Loose Cannon 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)

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

Red Snow (A Loose Cannon Novel)

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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Red Snow – Cover Reveal!

“I’m Jarrod Granger, 

a confident, brash, smart ass who gets sh*t done.  If you don’t like me, fu*k you.  

Your hate won’t stop me from fu*king the next girl, or solving the next case.  I’m untouchable.”

Red Snow (A Loose Cannon Novel) by WS Greer

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Release Date: December 5th

Genre: Suspense/Romantic Suspense

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Blurb:

My name is Detective Jarrod Granger, and you can say what you want about me. Call me arrogant, call me cocky, call me a man-whore, call me a renegade, call me an asshole, call me a loose cannon. But one thing you can never say about me is that I don’t get the job done.

I’ve dedicated my entire rocky, sex-fueled, tumultuous life to bringing down bad guys. I may not be able to keep a relationship, I may bounce from woman to woman like it’s some sort of competition, I may fu*k and drink like there’s no tomorrow, but if you’re a criminal and on my radar, you’re the one who’s fu*ked.

So when a woman is brutally murdered, decapitated, and put on display like a snowman in front of an elementary school, there’s no other choice on who can handle it.

This kind of case requires someone willing to break the rules, someone who’ll go the extra mile.  It requires someone cocky, someone confident.  A loose cannon.  Because only someone whose life is a boiling hot mess of sex, liquor, and violence will be willing to do what it takes to hunt this killer down. 

Sometimes it takes a man straddling the line between sane and crazy to catch a psycho.

 

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A message from WS Greer

“This book is everything to me.  After gaining some success and a good following with my last series, I didn’t know if I’d be able to top it, and I definitely didn’t think I’d be able to have a character who would trump all my others.  It all came together in Red Snow.  Jarrod Granger is me at my absolute best, and writing this story around him has been the most fun I’ve ever had during any writing process.  The cover, the blurb, the characters, EVERYTHING, it all came together better than anything I’ve ever done before, and I can’t wait for the world to get their hands on it.  December seriously can’t come fast enough!. 

Jarrod is a fu*king storm about to come rain all over everything.  He’s hot, sexy, crude, smart as fu*k, and the ultimate bad ass.  His entire life is a sex-fueled roller-coaster ride of drama, and I love it!  I love him!  You like alpha males?  Jarrod Granger is here to kick your favorite alpha males ass.  He’s the ultimate loose cannon, and it’s a good thing I’m releasing this cover 2 months before the book goes live, because you’re gonna need time to prepare for Jarrod’s arrival.”

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Get ready for the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime when Red Snow hits shelves December 5th!!

Make sure Red Snow hits your Kindle the first minute it’s available!!

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Posted by on October 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Well, that was fast…

Book writing is a tough business.  You spend months putting in work, pouring your life into a 70K+ word novel, becoming your characters, figuring out ways to bring them to life and get people to love them as much as you do, and it consumes you.  After all the writing is done, you spend so much time trying to figure out how to promote the story and the characters, and your life becomes edits and revisions and ARC’s and you put just as much effort into that as you did the writing phase.  You buildup and buildup getting ready for the release and doing all you can to hype it up and get people talking about, and the next thing you know, IT’S OVER.  The book comes out and one of two things happens…

One: your book is popular and you can feel it picking up in sales and promo and word of mouth, and you get butterflies all in your stomach from the love you see being bestowed on your work, and you get the urge to check USA Today to see if you made one of the big bestseller’s lists because that’s what happens when your book is selling, and you feel like you’re on top of the whole damn world!  You get anxious to track your numbers and dollar figures, and you happily accept those messages from people telling you how awesome you and your story are!  It can be the best feeling in the world!  What a rush it can be!

Or Two happens: your book comes out and sells decently in its first few days on the shelf, and then you watch in sadness as the numbers slowly fade away and your Amazon ranking goes the opposite way you were hoping it would.  You go out and beg bloggers to share that your book is live because based on the sales, it’s obvious the world doesn’t know your book is available for purchase because that’s the only thing that makes sense after all the work you did trying to let people know how awesome the book actually is.  After a little while, you accept that the book is not going to sell as well as you thought it would or as well as it deserves.  You take a deep breath, try not to cry, try not to get caught up in what the fuck happened, try not to ask yourself what you could have done better to get people to know about this book, and tell yourself it’ll be better next time.  You shake your head because you know this book is better than your last, and keep telling yourself that your time is coming, and you say, WELL, THAT WAS FAST.  It’s over and time to move on to the next book already.  Sometimes your work is a hit, sometimes you feel like shit and have to pick up the pieces and move on.  It doesn’t mean your book is crap, or that you didn’t work hard enough, or pay enough for ads, or contact enough blogs.  When you’re not one of the big names or one of the cool kids in a crew, sometimes your work just doesn’t get noticed.  It doesn’t mean that you sell out and go join a clique to ride somebody else’s coattails.  Fuck that.  You don’t quit.  You move on.  You work harder.  You just keep writing.  And it’s on to the next one.

You use the experience as motivation going forward, and you get yourself hyped up to write.  You pay attention to every book that gets so much hype and you try to learn what you can and make sure your next book is one that is not to be denied.  You get fired up, and you write your ass off.  You promote your newest releases of course, but you dive into your next story with everything you’ve got.  You strategize your cover and synopsis and figure out how to get them to work to your advantage, because you are so sick and tired of being forgotten about.  You give your life’s blood to the next book, and tell yourself they won’t be able to ignore this one.  They won’t be able to ignore any of the ones you’ve got coming up, because with every book release, with every book that goes unnoticed, you learn something and use it to make you better.  You get up, you dust yourself off, you wipe away the tears, and you grow.

Nothing worth keeping ever comes easily.  We’ve got nowhere to go but up, and that’s where we’re going.

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

Frozen Secrets (A Loose Cannon 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)

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

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Posted by on September 14, 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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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)

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

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Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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