Michael Linen

Biography

My name is Michael, but those who know me affectionately call me "Smoove". I was born in New York City, and mainly grew up in the Bronx. Throughout my school years, all of my English teachers were very impressed with my writing skills and abilities. They would always tell me that I should pursue a career in writing. They said that I had a unique way of touching many feelings and emotions thru my writing. Of course, I tried to pursue everything but that. Unfortunately, it took going thru a bout with cancer, and having all of my friends at that time turn their backs on me during that very difficult period, did I need a outlet to channel the frustration, anger, and disappointment that I felt. For me, it has always been thru what I know best. Writing!!! Like a recording artist in front of a microphone, or a actor in front of the cameras. When I'm writing, that becomes my stage and my platform to create and perform.

There's a intense passion and fire that burns inside of me when it comes to relationship, love, making love, and sex. So my future stories will range from intense urban love and romance stories for those who like it tame. And for those who like it steamy, scandalous and spicy hot, you can checkout my urban erotic stories under the series title "A Quietstorm Erotic Tale". While my erotic stories will be very compelling, they will also be sexually explicit. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and checkout my blog. Help support this author, and spread the word about my books to your friends and family.

If I had to sum up myself in just a few sentences, I would say that I'm a pretty cool person to know. Always calm, cool, collected, peaceful, and love to have fun. Although I'm one who values my privacy, I am a people's person. I love diversity. I love meeting people from all walks of life. I'm a person who knows what he wants, and does not settle for less. If someone cannot accept me for me, than it truly is their lost. And when it comes to relationships, friendships, or business relations, there has to be what I call T. L. R. If there is no TRUST, LOYALTY, and RESPECT... Then we have absolutely nothing to talk about. I'm one of the kindest person you could ever meet. But words to the wise... Never, ever mistake my kindness for weakness, because you will find out that there definitely can be another side. But as long as you are cool with me, then I'm cool with you!!!

PEACE, LOVE & RESPECT!!!

Smashwords Interview

When did you know that you could write?
When I was 10 years old in the fifth grade. I knew that I had something that was a little different. When my english teacher would go over the essays the class wrote, sometimes she would have this very intense look on her face as she read one of the essays. I would just smile to myself, because I knew that it had to be mine. And each and every time, it would be.
What inspired you to write?
Thru all of my schooling, all of my english teachers would tell me that I should consider a career in writing. They all thought that I had a unique way of touching many feelings and emotions thru my writing. Of course I tried to pursue everything but writing. Unfortunately, it took going thru a bout with cancer, and having all of my friends at that time turn their backs on me during that very difficult period, did I need a outlet to channel the frustration, anger, and disappointment that I felt. For me, it has always been thru what I know best. Writing!!! I wish that I could say that it was a special woman in my life, or my kids that inspired me, but I can't. It was all of those who turned their backs on me when I needed them the most that inspires me. There's just a passion and a fire that burns inside of me to succeed, and to say to them that, they all could have been a part of this. Hopefully, one day it will be a special woman or my kids, who I can say inspires me the most. But for now... It is what it is!!!
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Books

In Love With An Assassin 2: A Good Girl Gone Bad
Series: IN LOVE WITH AN ASSASSIN. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,370. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this urban action-thriller a ruthless assassin name Da'Quan "Blaze" Jackson's girlfriend Latasha Grant murders her father. Not only has Quan stood by her side, but he also helped her cover up the murder. But he begins to worry, because once a beautiful, sweet, innocent, precious angel, Latasha has become cold and devious, and no longer seems to have a heart or a conscious. She becomes him!
In Love With An Assassin 1: An Innocence Taken
Series: IN LOVE WITH AN ASSASSIN. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,570. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
At the age of 17 years old, one evening Da'Quan Jackson returns home to find that his parents have been murdered. He vows to kill those who are responsible. Still filled with anger and rage, now at the age of 31 years old he has become a coldhearted and coldblooded assassin without a conscious. That's until he meets Latasha, who has an affect on him that could become detrimental to an assassin.
Jasmine's Fight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Inspirational
In this compelling, urban love story Michael meets Jasmine, a beautiful, accomplished dancer. While most communicate with each other verbally, Michael and Jasmine develop a unique way of communicating with each other thru dancing. Michael falls deeply in love with Jasmine. But after a very scary episode one evening, Jasmine has no choice but to reveal the secret that she's been hiding from him.
Her Silent Screams: A Father's Betrayal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this urban love story a 23 years old young man name Steven Jackson meets and takes interest in a 22 years old young woman name Tamika Johnson. But when he looks into her eyes he senses a lot of hurt, pain, sadness, and even fear. He begins to suspect that there is something very wrong in her life. He is stunned when he learns of the deep, dark secret that she has been keeping for 14 years.

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