Congratulations to onamarae! She won a copy of Speakeasy by MJ Williamz!
Hey everybody! Award winning author MJ Williamz stopped by to share the news from her writerly corner of the world.
She’s also giving away a signed paperback copy of Speakeasy (US ONLY) or an ebook copy (INTERNATIONAL). Leave a comment in the space below to enter the drawing. I’ll draw the winner this Friday, 1/16/2015.
by MJ Williams
Speakeasy, which was released in eBook format in April, is now available in paperback!
Here’s the blurb about the book:
Mob boss Helen Byrne loves the new breed of women in the Roaring Twenties. She loves them every chance she gets. But when she finds herself attracted to bad girl Maria Falco, things change. Maria’s boyfriend is Franco Moretti, Al Capone’s right-hand man. Helen has vowed to protect the men in her gang, but her need for Maria is powerful. Is the imminent gang war worth it to her and her men? Can she convince Maria to leave the powerful Moretti for her? And if she does, how will she survive being the target of the most powerful mob in town? Maria and Helen burn hot, but so does Moretti’s firepower. Helen is determined to make Maria hers and hers alone. But at what cost?
I had more fun writing this novel. It took a lot of research, because while most of it is fictional, there’s a lot of real life events mixed in. And researching is by far my favorite part of writing.
If you like historical erotica, you might want to check out my book that will be out in the fall. It’s called Summer Passion and it’s about two Hollywood actresses in the nineteen forties. Love between women was not allowed then and the means they used to be able to achieve their happily ever after was quite unexpected (Even for me and I wrote the book LOL).A little about me:
I grew up on California’s central coast, where I told anyone who’d listen that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. I went to Chico State for college and stayed for nineteen years. It was in Chico that I rediscovered my love of writing. Eventually, I moved to Portland, Oregon and that’s where I was when I was first published.
My first published work was a short story called “Pool Games.” And I couldn’t have been happier when my first book, Shots Fired was published by Bold Strokes Books in 2008.
I’ve had a lot of lag times between books, but don’t anticipate that happening any more. In July I got married and moved to Houston, where I’m now a full time author. I have three books on the schedule to be released over the next couple of years, including Sheltered Love, which is due out this summer.
Sheltered Love is the story of a woman who runs a domestic abuse shelter and her conflicted feelings about a woman who owns a bar. They work together to help one abuse victim move on, and in doing so, fall in love.
Other books by me include Forbidden Passions, the Goldie Award winning Initiation by Desire and Escapades.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Let me know if you have any questions or comments!