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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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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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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

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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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