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Edwin Allen Mercer
I want them all to read my words. And they do. Every last blood-stained sentence, they’ve read and praised me for. They love the gore and violence, the realness. And I get a sense of power with it all because I know a secret: the victims in my books—they’re real and have all died on my table. And maybe that’s why the last book had such awful reviews. Murder is, after all, a dirty little thing. Some can stomach it. Others can’t. My answer to those reviews: find a woman to co-author with. To be the next pathetic character in my book. Pity she’s so pretty.
All I’ve ever wanted was to be successful as a writer so when I was offered the opportunity to co-author a book with my idol, EA Mercer, I jumped at the chance. He’s beautiful and a literary genius, but something about him makes my stomach knot. And maybe it’s my overactive imagination making my hairs stand on end when he walks up behind me.
After all, these wicked little words we’re typing are only fiction. They’re only fiction…
Panty Scorching – 3
Angst – 4
Overall Rating – 5++
Reviewed by Joanna
What the heck did I just read?
I need to first start off by saying… this is not my normal read. Yes, I am more known or reading the Dark and Dirty and the Erotic, but I thought hey… It is Stevie J. Cole and BT Urruela, I had to read it. AND I AM SO GLAD I DID!
Now, how to write a review without ruining it… hhhmmm
This is a story about an author, Ethan Allen Mercer, who writes murder mysteries and he is looking for a co-writer to collaborate with him. So he starts a contest with the colleges to have their creative writing classes write a short story to be considered for the position.
So Miranda Cross enters, and the story she writes is one messed up story, and EA Mercer is intrigued. They meet and it was an awkward meeting and Miranda wasn’t sure if she got the job or not, but then gets a notice that she got it, and starts to work with Ethan.
Then… there is a HOT homicide detective working on some current murders that are happening in the town. He is just as messed up as Ethan and Miranda, but he catches the eye of Miranda and they have a drink together. There is a little bit of a “love triangle” even though Miranda has no idea that Ethan has feelings for her.
Things get weird and Miranda gets some strange, creepy feeling about Ethan.
Let me tell you, this is where I have to stop with my review… because it is just a f’d up story, and at times I think…. Should I be worried about the two authors writing this? I mean it is amazingly written and when you get into this story, you don’t want to put it down, because I am like… NO what happens next???
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About the Authors
Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.
Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.
BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, Purple Heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.
At an early age, he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother’s bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination.
Upon graduation from high school, his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four-team members badly wounded.
After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state.
Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.
After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he had always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.