Some fruitcake is running around pouring molten gold down the throats of barristers, I’m certain that friendless young women are being trapped in modern day slavery and my PhD student is being ditsy. To cap it all, my wings are dirty. If you thought the life of a succubus in Twenty-First Century London was just one continuous orgy, you’d be wrong
“Excuse me. Do you mind if I squeeze past?”
And so it begins.
Two strangers meet on a plane.
One has a terrible confession to make. But is it safe to tell a stranger?
The other is haunted by past mistakes and looking for a fresh start.
Over the course of their ten-hour flight they come to know each other’s deepest, darkest secrets.
Is confession good for the soul or is it better to keep your crimes bottled up inside?
Discover what becomes of Lee, Tamsin and Jake.
Rated FIVE STARS by real readers:
Praise for The Adulterer’s Handbook: A Novel
“Wow. This book is fantastic! I had absolutely no idea when I started reading that I’d be taken on this journey. The writing is great.”
“I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure how to categorize it — a thriller or just good fiction?Regardless, I highly recommend it! I didn’t want to put it down!”
“The tale weaves its way down a winding path so beautifully that, before you know it, you’re at this bizarre place in the story where every character is not who you thought they were!”
“I was drawn to this novel because I was interested to see how the author handled the subject of infidelity, purely from a male perspective. He’s done an excellent job.”
“The humour and author’s style are reminiscent of David Nicholls.”
“There is much to admire in this entertaining read. The dialogue is natural, the editing is well done and the narrative flows. All in all, a good debut novel and I feel sure we’ll see more from this promising new writer. I recommend you give it a try.”
“The book just becomes fun. It’s like a puzzle that you’re trying to figure out.”
“The internal dialogue is so hilarious that I literally LOL’d a few times.”
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Do you like your reporters old school?
Fearless, willing to risk their life for the truth, and a bit complicated?
Then JP Warner is your man.
JP is the dashing international correspondent for GNZ News, who appears to have it all. But a life-changing event causes him to leave the industry and his globetrotting lifestyle, to seek solace in the small Connecticut town he’d grown up in.
Home is where the heart is (specifically his lost love, Gwen Delaney), but it’s also where his worst nightmare is lurking. And when JP peers into the eyes of Officer Jones, he recognizes the look, and the trouble it represents.
Along with Gwen, and an unforgettable cast of characters, including the outrageous but lovable former pro wrestler Coldblooded Carter, JP races to cover the biggest story of his life. All while trying to save Jones’ next victim. Because this one is personal.
This fast-paced thriller is full of mystery, suspense, and romance. But the biggest praise has been for the genuine, memorable characters that suck you in and keep the pages turning well past your bedtime.
Read Officer Jones because you’ll love JP. Read it because you’ll hate him. Read it because you’ll want to find out what happens to him next!
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It’s lonely being a serial killer.
The must-read psychological thriller for 2020.
What a dilemma:
Should he confess his crimes, seek absolution, hand himself over to the police and serve a long prison sentence … or continue to live with the overwhelming guilt, and stay on the run with his beautiful pregnant lover?
What happens when an adulterer meets a serial killer?
While Jo begs Lee to just suck it up and find a way to cope with his guilty conscience, a real-life serial killer tries to convince him to murder again, just for the sheer fun of it.
Enjoy the continuing adventure of Lee as he sinks deeper into regret and despair, all the while trying not to repeat the mistakes of his past.
Praise for The Adulterer Series:
You guys just have to read this! It has really messed with my mind.
It blew me away! Couldn’t put it down.
Brilliantly written, flows wonderfully and keeps you turning the page. Read it, you won’t be disappointed.
This author has a really twisted mind. Think Stephen King writing a psychological romance thriller.
This is my favourite thriller read of the year so far. It’s unique.
Sam Anthony has created a character as engaging and page-turning as the actual psychological thriller plot.
One of the best books I’ve read in 2019 and I can’t WAIT for the next instalment.
Not my usual read … but the ending … Wow!
A very well written and well thought out novel, with real, flawed, and totally human characters.
I thought I knew where the story was going, but it was much more powerful than I had anticipated. A great read.
Sam Anthony is an AMAZING storyteller! It takes a ton of talent for an author to create a main character like Lee who does such despicable things and makes such terrible choices and make him into someone likeable who you want to root for.
Sexy, witty and entertaining. A must read!!
The story takes some thrilling unexpected twists and ends with the mother of all cliffhangers. I’m highly anticipating the sequel.
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Wolf Hollow is not like other towns. It gets what it needs.
Ben is a baby-faced serial killer who can charm his victims with a smile. But when he stumbles into Wolf Hollow to hide from the FBI, it’s the town that charms him and convinces him to stay. Because Wolf Hollow gets what it needs, and it needs Ben. It knows his secret.
Ben isn’t alone. He shares his body with a century-old demon. He may be the town’s worst nightmare, but he’s exactly what they need.
Under cover of a brutal snowstorm, a bitter enemy returns to Wolf Hollow, a group of men hell-bent on revenge, resolved to wipe out the entire town and leave no survivors. Only Ben has what it takes to stand in their way . . . if he chooses. He is their only hope.
Because some evils can only be met by a greater evil.
“A suspense-filled horror thriller from the best-selling author of Earthweeds.”
404 pages Price slashed for NEW RELEASE launch
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Aidan Sheppard has always resisted his darker urges—only the violent ones, he’d never deny himself anything sexual—until one night when he goes too far. Way too far. It doesn’t matter that it was an accident; it still happened, and he can’t escape it. Now he must choose between what’s expected of him, morality, and what he truly wants, depraved release.
But as bloody fantasies flood his mind, Aidan struggles to find control. Desire taking over, he dives deeper into his darker side. His best friend and coworkers remain unaware of the calculating criminal he’s become in the hours between work and drunken escapades.
Aidan analyzes each step necessary to fuel the cruel fire inside him, logic and preparation only two of the many weapons at his disposal. His creativity grows as well, until he hits a dangerous snag that threatens to expose him and obliterate everything he’s built. Paranoia and stress chip away at his confidence, but he must stay in control long enough to cover his tracks, or he risks his freedom, as well as his life.
He’s becoming more comfortable in the dark than you are in the light.
*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*
If you like thrillers with deliciously dark twists and a main character you love to hate (but still want to see make it to the end), Nothing but Darkness might be your next favorite book. It’ll keep you reading just one more page until you reach the end.
“Nothing but Darkness is a twisty thrill ride that does not disappoint.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Dark, blunt, sexy, disturbing, and keeps you wanting to turn the page.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Loved it and can’t wait to read more!” – Amazon Reviewer
About the author:
Maria lives in Minnesota despite the frozen winters. Actually, she prefers snow drifts and icicles over summer and all that sweat running everywhere. She lives with her husband and little family, which includes a couple lazy cats who make great lap warmers. She absolutely believes in unicorns and ghosts, and hopes vampires are real too. She’s a coffee in the morning and wine in the evening kind of person, preferably with a nap in between. She’s a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, Slytherpuff, dork with a lot of tattoos and a sweet-tooth.
After working in the Mental Health field for almost a decade, Maria’s now living her dream as a stay at home writer, kiddo wrangler, professional snuggler, and constantly-tired-person. When it comes to writing, she specializes in dark and twisted thrillers or gritty, angsty contemporary romances. No matter the genre, she always prefers writing deeply flawed characters with dysfunctional relationships. She’s pretty sure the whole “unlikable character” thing is a conspiracy, because every character she loves has been labeled this way. Ridiculous. And because of this, she’s pretty much found it impossible to write anything without at least a little mayhem.
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