The Reluctant Gigolo

It’s been said that love sneaks up on you when it’s least expected. Whoever came up with that phrase was spot on in my case. After being stood up by a blind date, I accidentally met the man of my dreams. The only issue? He’s a former male escort… an ex-gigolo… a retired prostitute… a… well… you get the picture. Complicating matters is my socially awkward best friend and partner in crime, my overprotective obnoxious brother who does not approve of my budding relationship, and a few other major players that do their part to stir the pot. With the deck stacked against us, what’s it going to take to find my happily ever after? This story is a full length 97,000 word comedy romance intended to make you swoon, crack a smile, and dive right into the lives of my fictional characters.

Meet Grace Risata

I would first and foremost like to thank everyone for taking the time to give my stories a chance. My goal is to take you out of your world, and all the stresses that go along with everyday life, and bring you into my world of romance and humor. I have a special weakness for hot alpha males and the feisty heroines who love them. Above all else, I hope you got a laugh out of my book. I aim to incorporate as much comedy into my romance as is humanly possible. My professional biography is as follows (I’m not sure why it’s in the third person, evidently that’s the rule): Grace is happiest when reading, eating Portillos hot dogs, and patiently waiting for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Rev’s Odyssey

When her mother vanishes and her undersea world is being polluted to extinction fifteen-year-old Rev endures an epic adventure to another planet. Hoping to find her mother and the solution to her planet’s demise she risks never returning home. With Razor, the ruthless invader hot on her heels, Rev must be smarter and braver than ever before to ensure her survival.

Shadow Moon

Hidden among the mortals, the Solis Queen is found. Emberlynn Cyrus has no idea who her parents are. Her lineage can only be traced back to a note tucked in beside her as an infant. The last remaining hope to the Immortal Kingdoms, she is hidden in plain sight inside a mirage of foster homes. Emerging powers trickle in as she nears her eighteenth birthday. But a new family takes her in and has a secret of their own. Together they begin to begin to unravel her history but not before a new magic takes hold. This one is stronger than any others and is attached to a man claiming to be her soulmate. Just one touch. That’s all she needs to complete the bond between them. But would falling in love cost her the family she always wanted?

Meet M.R. Polish

M.R. Polish has been writing since she was a young girl. She would tell her stories to anyone who would listen until she discovered she could put them onto paper. Out on the ocean is her favorite place to be and would live on a cruise ship if she could, traveling the world, but alas, adulting and responsibilities keep her grounded. M.R. is happily married to someone who would gladly follow her onto a ship and sail away. They have four kids, who might be more adventurous jet-setters than their mother. “Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!” ~ M.R. Polish You can contact M.R. Polish here: Website: www.mrpolishauthor.com Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/m.r.polish.author And… it’s new for me, but it’s about to get fun… TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@authorm.r.polish Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/M-R-Polish/e/B00AS0TWQK (I’m on other platforms but… not as much so this is your best shot at finding me!)

The Man, His Woman, His Call, Chicago

Oh, I had heard about the trials and triumphs of the great and majestic city of Chicago. Can’t say I’d ever want to live there. I am a small-town guy myself. Maybe that is why He sent me and my family to lodge there temporarily as a test of my faith to learn, train and to teach. And yes sir, we were definitely tested. My wife struggled in the beginning, but she got on board quickly to help finish our call. Iron does sharpen iron and we’re a great team as you’ll no doubt see.  

So come join me, the newly ordained Pastor Jack Riley and my wife, Cynthia, as we navigate the streets and culture of Chi-town to do God’s bidding. I manage to keep my humor and wits about me as I am called to take over a failing church in the inner city. Circumstances can get a little trying as I am surrounded by a host of family issues and all that result from the human condition called life.

This book also covers a controversial topic, that is a real-life issue, but it is handled in a sensitive manner. It is a deep emotional filled ride, laced with humor and a glorious satisfying ending, proving that if each one can reach one, we would see the change. And as the Riley family learned, if He calls you elsewhere it is for your good and the good of others. 


Meet Theresa A. Laws

Theresa Laws is the author of three published books, Diary of a Divine Relationship, Jack and Kelly and So Much Better Your Way, Signed Jack and The Man, His Woman, His Call, Chicago. She has resided in the Chicagoland area for all of her life. She has a passion for writing about the overlooked and underserved and those who have been told that they can’t because they’re not valued.
She enjoys writing, sewing and playing the flute. She is also a published songwriter and looks forward to starting a household textile design business.