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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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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)

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

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Posted by on August 31, 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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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)

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

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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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Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance) COVER REVEAL!!

“I’ve been hiding.

But I’m back now.

And I’m about to f**k sh*t up.”

-WS-

Get ready for Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance) by WS Greer

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Title: Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance)

Release Date: April 25, 2016

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SYNOPSIS:

Alannah Sullivan met Dominic Collazo when she was only in the fifth grade.  She knew him when the other kids called him names and made fun of his over-sized facial features.  She knew him when he was a shy introvert with a quick temper.   She knew him when he was first introduced to the mob lifestyle by his father, a made man in the St. Louis mafia.  Alannah knew Dominic before anybody could see his potential, and she fell in love with him when she was just a teenager… just in time for her family to pack up and move away from the city and the boy she loved.

But, Alannah is back now, and after ten long years, Dominic Collazo is all grown up.  No longer the quiet loner, Dominic is larger than life, and every woman’s fantasy.  He’s a rich casino owner with the looks of a Greek god, and an alpha male persona to die for.  He’s also a captain in the notorious Giordano crime family.

When the two of them meet again in the lobby of Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel, Alannah has no idea that her second chance with Dominic will also be her biggest curse.  As drama immediately ensues and bullets start to fly, Alannah has to ask herself if Dominic is worth all the trouble that comes with him.

Would you risk everything to be with the love of your life, even if he’s the mafia’s newest KINGPIN?

If that’s not enough to get you ready for April 25th, check out these teasers!!

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Still not ready for April 25th?  Check out this message from the author, WS Greer:

“Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance) is my 7th book, but I feel like it’s my debut all over again.  

So, I’m just about 3 years into being an author, and I was starting to feel like I’d gotten away from what I love writing most.  I softened my tone in an attempt to fit it, and I softened my characters as a result.  Then, something dawned on me: I’m not like anybody else.  I’m completely different, I’m unique, and that’s totally fine.  In fact, I couldn’t write another word until I accepted the fact that I’m not supposed to do this the same as everybody else.  I’m different because it’s just who I am.  F**k fitting in.  Once I accepted myself as an author, Dominic Collazo wouldn’t shut up.

Kingpin is my homecoming.  It’s the realization of who I am and putting it out there as a ‘If you don’t like me for being me, then f**k you,’ kind of message.  Kingpin is the beginning of a new, proud, motivated, not-to-be-overlooked-or-fucked-with path.  Dominic Collazo kicks ass and doesn’t even care enough to take names.  He is not a heart throb, or the boy next door.  He isn’t concerned about being your next book boyfriend.  He doesn’t give a f**k, and he makes it look oh-so-good.  

3 years in, and my journey is just beginning.  You’ve been sleeping on me.  But ready or not, I’m coming, and Dominic Collazo is how I chose to shake you all out of your slumber.” 

So, is it April 25th yet?  Get ready to WAKE UP with Kingpin (An Italian Mafia Romance) by WS Greer!

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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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