Ron Houston


Ron Houston lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a mixologist for over 20 years and has worked in some of Cincinnati’s most popular night clubs. Ron says, “The diverse group of characters who have occupied stools at my bar were amazing. Their personalities and secrets were captivating.”
As an experienced radio talk show guest Ron Houston has been heard frequently on 1230 WDBZ, 1480 WCIN and 1230 KCOH in Houston, Texas. He’s an articulate, humorous personality and is known locally as, “ The Mixologist.”
Mr. Houston is the author of the bestseller Tales from The Satellite, The Devastation of Mr. Drake and two-part novel Rogue Prophet series. His latest release is entitled, Shade of the Sun.
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Shade of the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,100. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
A thriving Georgia plantation is home to Abel, an adult slave who has been blind since birth. Along the banks of the Savannah River, armed only with lessons taught to him by his courageous mother, Abel is determined to save a small boy from the looming horrors of slavery.
The Prophet And The Deacon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,890. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
In this sequel to The Rogue Prophet, Lawrence Garnier blames all of his woes on his true, yet flawed, God-given gift of foresight. Now he has stepped out of the figurative frying pan straight into a blazing inferno. He never saw the past plagues that ruined his life, and he doesn't see the hell that's coming. He underestimated his greatest foe to date . . . Deacon Stone. Prepare yourself.
Dope Boy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Best Kept Secret Is Out. The first three chapters of the soon-to-be-release, The Prophet and The Deacon are included with Ron Houston's new release, Dope Boy. Mr. Houston's urban tragedy, will grip the reader within the first paragraph, and will not let go. The conclusion will haunt all who experience the mean streets from the safety and comfort of their favorite reading spot.
The Rogue Prophet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Lawrence Garnier, a loser with a real but limited gift of foresight, is convinced that his talent is a curse. After he joins the ministry of Bishop Barnes, he realizes his talent is only the tip of a horrific iceberg between good and evil. At a time when faith is the only thing left to cling to,this novel dares its reader to question everything. Just when you thought it was safe to believe.
A Sinister Grin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ron Houston, author of Steel Trap, one of the most bizarre short stories ever, from the Tales from The Satellite collection, and creator of the horrific main-character, Russell Drake, the misogynistic mixologist from the frightening shock novel, 'The Devastation of Mr. Drake,' has delivered a bag of treats just in time for Halloween.
The Devastation of Mr. Drake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
(4.00 from 1 review)
This chilling new novel explores the aspects of women who expose themselves as prey to a hidden predator. It dwells deep in the mind of a madman who uses the Satellite Lounge as his hunting ground. This story will disturb the reader as it answers the question, What if Mr. Right is all wrong? The Devastation of Mr. Drake is shocking, frightening and entertaining... and not for the faint of heart.
Tales from The Satellite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Tales from The Satellite- is a rousing collection of short stories that focuses on the staff and patrons of a legendary nightclub known as The Satellite Lounge. This book is an intoxicating blend of laughter, tears and thrills. Whether you’re enjoying your favorite cocktail at happy hour, or engaging in lively bar stool conversations, the Satellite lounge is the place to be seen or unseen.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ron Houston

  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Sep. 15, 2011

    With no knowledge of how the eBook market worked, I was truly a follower of your lead with this informative book. Thank you for presenting such great market opportunities.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Sep. 15, 2011

    As an author/publisher, this book was my SOP. Thank you for the wonderful training you bestowed.