Mike Wells

Biography

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of more than thirty "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to write?
For me, that's a little like asking what inspired a bird to fly, or what inspired a fish to swim. I am a writer; writing is what I do. I feel a strong urge to write each and every day, and I've had this urge as long as I can remember. This urge is different from "inspiration," I think. To me, inspiration is a kind of high, and like most highs--whether naturally or artificially induced--it wears off pretty fast.

Inspiration might get me started on a book, but I could never actually finish a whole novel, which takes months or years, fueled by inspiration alone. I would never get through that difficult middle part of the story, where, as the author, you have to struggle with the thorniest story issues.
Did your family play a role in the development of your literary skills?
Definitely. My mother is also a writer. Some of my earliest memories are the sound of her tapping away on a typewriter, writing short stories and other pieces. In fact, the sound of someone clicking away on a keyboard in the next room is very comforting to me. Maybe I caught the desire to be a writer through some sort of osmosis, or it's in the genes, I don't know.

My family, as well as my wife and her family, have always been very supportive of my writing. They have grown along with me in their supportive roles, too. My wife has learned to be a fantastic developmental editor and her mother, who is a retired journalist, also helps a lot with both the overall shaping of my books and marketing.
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Series

Forbidden Romantic Suspense
Romantic suspense series with an American heroine involved with upperclass British society and takes place in Europe
Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Blind Scorpion
The BLIND SCORPION is a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons explosions and the catastrophic havoc they wreak. Dr. Ross Shaheen, the developer of the software, is living the American dream. Between his internationally-recognized nuclear weapons research career at the prestigious Berkeley Lab and his picture-perfect family in the San Francisco suburbs, it's a good life that can only get better...until he is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran. If he lives, Ross Shaheen could walk away a hero. The question is, for which country?
Wild Child
Readers of Veronica Roth, Susanne Collins, George Orwell, and Stephen King will enjoy this dystopian thriller series. Briana Fox is the wildest girl in school. She and Kyle have been close for a long time...almost lovers. But Kyle is afraid that if he pushes her, he'll have his heart broken and lose his best friend. When Briana challenges him to a swim across the lake, she's injured in a horrific accident, but she discovers a mysterious substance in an underwater cave that saves her life. What seems to be a magical yet harmless "power drug" invokes superhuman abilities, and Briana soon becomes dependent on it for her very survival. When two government agents learn of the discovery, they will stop at nothing to find the source and turn Briana into a human experiment. Is Kyle willing to risk everything to protect his love?
The Drive-By Wife
In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are an upper middle-class San Francisco couple who make one small but serious mistake. This momentary lapse in judgement plunges them into an endless nightmare that threatens to destroy not only their marriage, but their very lives.
Passion, Power & Sin
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world, from New York to Japan, to the untamed steppes of Kyrgyzstan, to Greece, and ultimately, to a sleek super-yacht anchored in the Mediterranean Sea. In the midst of her global escapades, she also finds love. Will she let her thirst for retribution destroy that, too? Join Heather Bancroft for the adventure of a lifetime in another ‘unputdownable’ Mike Wells thriller. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…has to be the most frustrating, nerve-wrecking, hair-pulling, amazing, brilliant and unique book series I have EVER read in my entire life!" - Dipii, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Action-packed, plot, twisting from turn to turn, threatening, scary, unpredictable, emotional, strong, full of passion, and has a fantastic fulfilling ending.” - Maggie
The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer
17 year old Rachel is crazy about Kurt, but she’s not sure the feelings are mutual. When his parents invite her and his best friend on a family vacation in Aruba, they encounter a strange object on the beach. Kurt disappears. He begins communicating in bizarre ways that shake his family to the core. Rachel realizes that he’s stuck between worlds...she’s the only one who can bring him back.
Baby Talk
In this creepy horror novel, Neal Becker is convinced that his 5 month old baby daughter can talk. But that's impossible...isn't it? Except that Neal didn't really want to get married in the first place and pushed his wife for an abortion. And now, Baby Natasha knows it. She's out to get Neal, or so he believes. Join the two in a terrifying battle for survival that will make your blood run cold!
The Wrong Side of the Tracks
14 year old Stephen soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?
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Books

The Tesla Secret - Books 1, 2 & 3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,900. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When a Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a top-secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oligarch has developed a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla. There, he is forced to finish developing the earthshaking invention.
The Japanese Trilogy, Book 2 - The Invisible Manhunt (Lust, Money & Murder Book 14)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When Giorgio Cattoretti enlists the help of Elaine Brogan to track down the international serial killer he unknowingly let loose on the world, Elaine reluctantly agrees.
The Tesla Secret, Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When a top Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oil magnate has spent the last ten years developing a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla. Readers of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, and Nelson DeMille will enjoy this exciting, well-researched techno-thriller.
The Tesla Secret, Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When a top Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oil magnate has spent the last ten years developing a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla.
The Tesla Secret, Book 1
Price: Free! Words: 35,430. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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When a top Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oil magnate has spent the last ten years developing a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla.
The Japanese Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #13)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,910. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A life-or-death adventure in the most remote area of Japan...a serial killer on the loose...The Cat fights for his freedom like never before... Will Elaine rescue her favorite enemy, or abide by the law?
Baby Talk, Book 3 - The Exorcism
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,920. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s been six months since Neal Becker was convicted of the murder of his mother-in-law. He’s been committed to the Central State Psychiatric Hospital for life. He knows what his baby daughter is. He has to break out of the asylum, avoid the intensive statewide manhunt, track down Natasha, kidnap her… …and take her to an exorcist. Readers of Stephen King will enjoy this story.
The Greek Trilogy, Book 3 (Lust, Money & Murder #12)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,750. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Elaine Brogan’s undercover operation to arrest Spyro Leandrou goes from bad to worse. Luna is chasing down the elusive Lonnie Hendrix, the only person left on earth who can testify that Spyro killed Elaine’s father. Can Elaine pull it all together before Spyro figures out who she really is?
The Lady Sotheby's Curse Trilogy (Forbidden #4, 5 & 6)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 178,840. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Jayne Clark is now living an entirely new life in Oxford, England, with Robert Astor, the man she loves. As her horrific memories of Lady Eleanor Sotheby finally start to fade, a blackmail letter arrives out of the blue. Unless huge payments are made, the blackmailer will destroy Jayne and Robert's lives. Can they track down the malicious criminal before all is lost?
Forbidden Book 6: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,560. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
In the final book of the Lady Sotheby’s Curse trilogy, the grand opening of the restaurant is quickly approaching and Jayne is still desperately searching for the blackmailer. Things go from bad to worse as Jayne and Robert's relationship is threatened by the mutual suspicion. Can their love endure this test? Will they break under the pressure, or will they find the nefarious criminal and prevail?
Forbidden Book 5: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,070. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Feeling that she has no other choice, Jayne Clark trusts her instincts and takes the blackmail problem into her own hands. As she chases the criminal all over Europe, her business partner, Beatrice, becomes increasingly angry with her for not shouldering her share of the responsibility. Is Jayne really ‘losing it' under the all the stress, or—as unlikely as it seems—is she on the right track?
The Greek Trilogy, Book 2 (Lust, Money & Murder #11)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,970. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
After winning Spyro Leandrou’s trust, Elaine is sent on a dangerous assignment to the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine to smuggle out illegal supplies needed for the Panacea clinic.
Forbidden, Book 4: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Jayne Clark is now living an entirely new life in Oxford, England, with Robert Astor, the man she loves. As her horrific memories of Lady Eleanor Sotheby finally start to fade, a blackmail letter arrives out of the blue. Unless huge payments are made, the blackmailer will destroy Jayne and Robert's lives. Can they track down the malicious criminal before all is lost?
The Greek Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #10)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,370. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When an estranged relative shows up at Elaine's house with shocking new information concerning her father's death, Elaine and Luna Faye join forces to bring a dangerous and elusive Greek criminal to justice. In addition to Elaine and Luna, Book 10 in the continuing Lust, Money & Murder saga features Nick LaGrange, Dmitry, Tony, and the notorious Giorgio Cattoretti.
Lust, Money & Murder - Books 1-9 Gift Box Set
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 630,970. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.
The African Trilogy, Book 3 (Lust, Money & Murder #9)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,970. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
While in Sudan, Elaine Brogan receives new information about Stanley Ketchum, and it's a game changer. She realizes that the plan that she and Giorgio Cattoretti agreed upon to have Raj Malik arrested will no longer work without significant modification. Will The Cat go along with it? And can she avoid the deadly Janjaweed warriors and escape from Sudan alive?
The African Trilogy, Book 2 (Lust, Money & Murder #8)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
In an extraordinary twist of fate, Elaine Brogan and Luna Faye end up joining forces with Giorgio Cattoretti to try to take down Raj Malik. At the end of Book 1, Elaine learned that Raj is smuggling diamonds out of a secret mine in Central Africa. Her mission is to go to Chad and find the location of the mine at all costs. Can she pull it off? And can she really trust Giorgio Cattoretti?
The African Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #7)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,910. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Elaine Brogan and Nick LaGrange are called to meet with Raj Malik at the American Embassy in Paris, it kicks off a treacherous adventure that neither of them could have ever imagined. Join Elaine, Nick, Luna Faye, Tony, Dimitriy, and more from the best selling series in another Mike Wells "unputdownable" book.
Baby Talk: Every Parent's Horror story - Books 1 & 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this creepy horror novel, Neal Becker is convinced that his 5 month old baby daughter can talk. But that's impossible...isn't it? Except that Neal didn't really want to get married in the first place and pushed his wife for an abortion. And now, Baby Natasha knows it. She's out to get Neal, or so he believes. Join the two in a terrifying battle for survival that will make your blood run cold!
The Russian Trilogy, Book 3 (Lust, Money & Murder #6)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,790. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When Secret Service agent Elaine Brogan fails to capture Giorgio Cattoretti yet again, the Italian criminal mastermind conceives a devious plan to capture her. Join Elaine, Giorgio, Nick, Tony, Luna, Dmitry and Lexy on another "unputdownable" Lust, Money & Murder adventure!
Blind Scorpion: Iran's Nuclear Sting, Books 1, 2 & 3
Series: Blind Scorpion. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Dr. Ross Shaheen, a U.S. citizen and the developer of a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons, is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran. It turns out that the program—called BLIND SCORPION—is the key to completing Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.
Blind Scorpion: Iran's Nuclear Sting, Book 3
Series: Blind Scorpion. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Dr. Ross Shaheen, a U.S. citizen and the developer of a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons, is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran. It turns out that the program—called BLIND SCORPION—is the key to completing Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.
Blind Scorpion: Iran's Nuclear Sting, Book 2
Series: Blind Scorpion. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Dr. Ross Shaheen, a U.S. citizen and the developer of a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons, is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran. It turns out that the program—called BLIND SCORPION—is the key to completing Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.
Blind Scorpion: Iran's Nuclear Sting, Book 1
Series: Blind Scorpion. Price: Free! Words: 31,160. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Dr. Ross Shaheen, a U.S. citizen and the developer of a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons, is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran. It turns out that the program—called BLIND SCORPION—is the key to completing Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.
Wild Child, Books 1, 2 & 3 - The Trilogy
Series: Wild Child. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160,200. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When Briana challenges Kyle, her best friend, to a dangerous swim across the lake, she discovers an underground spring that contains a magical substance: the "green water." The mysterious, glowing liquid heals any physical wound, triggers a heightened sense of awareness, and evokes superhuman abilities. But there is a catch: once you drink the green water, you are addicted forever.
Wild Child, Book 3 - The Patriarch
Series: Wild Child. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,650. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Kyle and Briana find themselves ensnared in the bizarre Evergreen Colony, addicted to the magical green water. Evergreen appears to be a utopia. But once you drink the water, you can never leave. Kyle soon discovers that one man may have secretly developed an antidote--the former Evergreen Patriarch. Can Kyle track him down without being killed, or will they be trapped in Evergreen forever?
Forbidden, Book 3
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Book 2
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Book 1: A Novel of Love & Betrayal
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: Free! Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Books 1, 2 & 3
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,040. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
The Russian Trilogy, Book 2 (Lust, Money & Murder #5)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When criminal mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti successfully pulls off the largest art heist in history--the spectacular theft of 15 Picasso paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia--U.S Secret Service Agent Elaine Brogan is sent there on a dangerous undercover mission to capture Cattoretti before the Russians do.
With Mother's Approval: The Seattle Police Hunt a Serial Killer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When the Seattle Police Department bumbles the investigation of a serial killer who has brutally taken the lives of five women, Detectives Allie and Jeremy Branson take over the case. The husband and wife team work out of the King County Sheriff Department's Violent Crime Unit and have one of the best track records in the country. But this time around, the Bransons are tested to their limits.
Kill Your Darlings: 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,270. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. With more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story.
The Russian Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #4)
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,930. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Cat always lands on his feet! After being kicked over a cliff into the Mediterranean Sea, Italian criminal mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti has lost everything...including his left eye. Join Cattoretti on his quest for revenge as he hides out on the island of Cyprus, avoids the Russian mafia, and painstakingly plans the biggest art crime in history. The Cat is back!
The Drive-By Wife, Book 3
Series: The Drive-By Wife. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are an upper middle-class San Francisco couple who make one small but serious mistake. This momentary lapse in judgement plunges them into an endless nightmare that threatens to destroy not only their marriage, but their very lives.
The Drive-By Wife, Book 2
Series: The Drive-By Wife. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are an upper middle-class San Francisco couple who make one small but serious mistake. This momentary lapse in judgement plunges them into an endless nightmare that threatens to destroy not only their marriage, but their very lives.
The Drive-By Wife: A Dark Tale of Blackmail and Romantic Obsession - Book 1
Series: The Drive-By Wife. Price: Free! Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are an upper middle-class San Francisco couple who make one small but serious mistake. This momentary lapse in judgement plunges them into an endless nightmare that threatens to destroy not only their marriage, but their very lives.
The Drive-By Wife, Books 1, 2 & 3
Series: The Drive-By Wife. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,430. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are an upper middle-class San Francisco couple who make one small but serious mistake. This momentary lapse in judgement plunges them into an endless nightmare that threatens to destroy not only their marriage, but their very lives.
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 5
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 4
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 3
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,030. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
Passion, Power & Sin - Book 2
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,120. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
Passion, Power & Sin: The Victim of a Global Internet Scam Plots Her Revenge - Book 1
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: Free! Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
Passion, Power & Sin - Books 1 - 5
Series: Passion, Power & Sin. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 229,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When a young, daring, impulsive redhead falls prey to an Internet scam and is swindled out of her life savings and her childhood home, she’s hell-bent on recouping her losses and punishing the person responsible. Her single-minded quest for revenge takes her around the world on a wild, dangerous and romantic adventure.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer - Book 2
Series: The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,630. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
17 year old Rachel is crazy about Kurt, but she’s not sure the feelings are mutual. When his parents invite her and his best friend on a family vacation in Aruba, they encounter a strange object on the beach. Kurt disappears. He begins communicating in bizarre ways that shake his family to the core. Rachel realizes that he’s stuck between worlds...she’s the only one who can bring him back.
Baby Talk - Book 2
Series: Baby Talk. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this creepy horror novel, Neal Becker is convinced that his 5 month old baby daughter can talk. But that's impossible...isn't it? Except that Neal didn't really want to get married in the first place and pushed his wife for an abortion. And now, Baby Natasha knows it. She's out to get Neal, or so he believes. Join the two in a terrifying battle for survival that will make your blood run cold!
The Wrong Side of the Tracks: A Coming-of-Age Adventure of First Love & Friendship - Book 2
Series: The Wrong Side of the Tracks. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,040. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
14 year old Stephen soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?
Secrets of The Elusive Lover - Book 2
Series: Secrets of the Elusive Lover. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Every woman knows an Adam. He always has the perfect excuse when you find that long strand of blonde hair stuck to his collar. But Adam can't fool Bethany, who, despite her better judgment, falls head over heels withhim. Hilarious at times and poignant at others, you'll find yourself turning the pages faster and faster to see if the two can get together. Another 'unputdownable' Mike Wells read!
Wild Child, Book 2 - Lilith
Series: Wild Child. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,790. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Wild Child, Book 2 - Lilith takes up where the first story left off. Join Kyle, Briana, Brawn and Brains for another hair-raising adventure with the "green water." Several new, intriguing characters are introduced. Written in the same lean, fast-paced style as the original, this sequel will keep you breathlessly turning the pages, eager to find out what happens next.
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal
Series: Lust, Money & Murder. Price: Free! Words: 30,010. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.
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  • Ghost Stories And The Unexplained: Book One on Oct. 01, 2011

    (Reviewed by Anna Wells) Ghost Stories and The Unexplained, Book 1, is a truly gripping collection of the 7 chapters each of which describes instances when The Beyond crosses over to the world of humans. The collection opens with a chapter that sets the leitmotif for the rest of the stories. The grandmother of the protagonist has lost her two husbands to The Beyond. She makes no attempt at pseudo-scientific explanations, she simply knows and needs no formulae to prove it. Indeed, rational behaviours of adequate and confident human beings prove to be useless against the visitors from The Beyond. It is only that Knowledge of the truth that may save people from the ghosts. It does not matter to her, to her granddaughter or to me what the ghost is or why it is there, but the fear that leaked from the pages of my Kindle seemed to fill the room. I was reading in bed, in the dark and though I am not easily scared I found that it took me all my courage to climb out from under the duvet and turn on the lights! If I were to choose a favourite story it would have to be Turkey Creek and the Civil War Miss Who Walked Its High Banks. The sense of danger is perceptible through the chapter although it is impossible to pinpoint where in the writing it comes from. But the ending is astounding. It will horrify you but you can't help but appreciate it because it ties the themes of the Book 1 together. Another story that demonstrates how subtle the borders between our world and theirs really are is The Poltergeist. The story is too dark, too dangerous and too full of disturbing images. I made a mistake of reading it before bed and I was afraid to fall asleep! This book is worth reading, but keep the lights on! Highly recommended for ghost-story lovers, I give it five stars.