In a interview with on line book reviewer Lisa Cullinan from TurningPagesAtMidnight Book Blog. Shay Bell, From country New South Wales Australia, was said to be an "Enigma" and "Brilliant".
His first book "Stiletto: Poppy's revenge." was described as "Gritty, Raw, In your face, Dark, Compelling, Erotic psychological thriller" and was told it could be "The next big thing".
Shay Bell Is one of the attending authors at Riveting Reads In Brisbane Australia in October 2017.
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What if your life was normal?
What if your life was okay, average and mundane?
Then one day you realise you don’t want normal, okay and average.
Mundane is not okay anymore.
Then you are presented with a one off opportunity to have a whole new life.
A polar opposite life to the one you have now.
You just have to take one little step.
There’s only one catch- You have to leave everything behind without the chance to say a single goodbye.
Would you take that opportunity?
Would you take that step?
This is the story of a normal, okay, average and mundane country girl from Queensland Australia.
This is her story.
She takes that step.
This is Jenna
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Do you remember your childhood?
Was it awesome?
Or maybe it wasn’t so great.
Was there a childhood bully?
But that’s all behind you now right?
You’re tough and moved on.
But what if it was harder than you thought?
This is a story inspired by true life events and real people.
This is what could happen if payback was made an option.
Because payback can be a bitch,
Poppy is that bitch.
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Spotlight interview with #ChrisCGenovese
1. What made you want to write books?
It’s funny because when I was a kid, a friend of mine was a writer. He was always making up stories and writing never really crossed my mind. It wasn’t until I was about sixteen and learned how to type without looking at the keys that I began punching out a story on an old typewriter. Since then, I haven’t stopped. I’m always writing. If I can’t have my laptop, you’ll find me either on my phone’s memo pad, or with an actual spiral notebook jotting stuff down in ink.
2. Favorite food?
Man! You’re hitting me with all the hard questions first! I think I’d have to say chicken enchiladas or hot wings or lasagna or…sesame chicken! I can’t decide. But if I had to choose any restaurant to walk into right now, I’d have to choose Mongolian barbecue. I live in Central American and we don’t have those down here. I miss Mongolian barbecue.
3. If you had to grab 3 things before an apocalypse what would you grab?
Let’s pretend my wife and kids don’t count because I’m married with four kids and I don’t think they’d appreciate me leaving two of them behind and I don’t imagine them doing the dramatic movie scene shit where one of them says, “Just go. Just take those three and leave. I’ll be fine.” So if we’re not talking about family, I’d have to say…man this is a difficult one. There are so many possible variables. Are we without power of any kind? Am I in the city or in the country? Fuck it, I’m taking three of my family members and the other two can fend for themselves! Ahahahaha. That’s so fucked up and so wrong on so many levels.
4. What do you do in your down time?
In my down time, I like to watch movies with my family. My kids love scary movies. Sometimes we all pull out our coloring books and do some coloring as we watch. I also love practicing MMA (mixed martial arts) but a messed up back has stopped me from doing that. I also love spending quality time with my wife. I love to eat pussy. Sorry for being so blunt, but I write hard romance, aka erotica, and I seem to always be in a constant state of arousal.
5. If you could have 4 celebrities (past or present) for dinner who would be at your table?
Am I married? Let’s pretend I’m not, just for the fun of it. Sorry, honey.
1. Marilyn Monroe. I love curvy women and it was incredibly sexy how she owned her body.
2. Billy the Kid. Ok, I’m talking the Young Guns version which is total horseshit I’m sure, but the Emelio Estevez version would have been pretty cool to hang out with.
3. Oh wait…you said present…I’d love to have a dinner date with the women from the TV show Banshee. I love Odette Anabelle and Lili Simmons. Wow.
4. Quentin Tarantino might be fun to chat with too. He’s got some wild ideas.
6. Current works in progress? Or is that a secret?
I’m thinking this will be the year to finish up some of the series I have going on. I have 3 books out in my Maybe Mandy series, but I’m writing one from Braden’s POV, the guy from book 1, Kinky Carnival Games. And I’d like to finish the series with a full length novel for Mandy. I also need to write book 3 in my Daughters of Venus series and a sequel to my newest book, Welcome to E. Mayberry.
I write erotic horror and dark fantasy under my other pen name, Carver Pike, and I have a few things planned under that name too. I will definitely write a Diablo Snuff 2.
7. Your favorite pig out food or drink?
Taco Bell. I know. I know. It’s not the best but I’m a sucker for bad Americanized Mexican food.
8. Any special quotes you live by?
Hmm. I’m a big Game of Thrones fan and I just bought this book called The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister by George R.R. Martin. I love this quote by one of my favorite fictional characters of all time.
“My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his Warhammer, and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
9. How long does it take to write a book?
That depends on a lot of things. I wrote my novella, A Climax for Christmas in about ten hours. I was on fire with that one. My newest book, which is a full length novel, Welcome to E. Mayberry, took me a couple of weeks. I’ve had a book take a full year to complete. I kind of have what I like to call Writer’s ADD. I can’t concentrate on one story for long, so if a new idea comes along, I have to jump to it and write. Then I’ll go back to the one I was originally working on.
10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I can keep a hard on a lot longer than I thought. Writing erotica is a HARD job.
11. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
So far I have 17 books out under Chris Genovese. Plus I’m included in 3 anthologies. Under the Carver Pike name, I have 7 novellas out. So 24 in total that are mine and I’m in the 3 anthologies.
12. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an actor. I was in drama club and everything. I even had the lead part in a play we performed downtown when I was about 12 years old. I played a druggie kid who gets shot and killed by the police. Now I get stage fright.
13. What would you say is your interesting quirk while writing?
I wear only one sock and I wear my underwear inside out. No, totally kidding. I don’t really have any weird quirks. I like having coffee and a snack nearby. I love having instrumental music playing, like a mix of movie scores. I can’t listen to any songs with lyrics because I’ll start singing along and won’t be able to concentrate.
From the first time Hawk saw her, he knew he wanted to do dirty things to her in his bed.
Hawk, the muscled, tatted, badass Vice President of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, sees women as bed warmers, nothing more. He never stays with the same woman, and although there are plenty of women who want to be his old lady, he wants none of that.
He doesn't date.
He doesn't let chicks ride on the back of his bike.
He doesn't fall in love.
And that suits him just fine until he meets her whose eyes light a fire in him. Problem is she's not so easy to get into his bed. Hawk wants her. And when Hawk wants something he takes it.
Cara Minelli doesn't want to go to the biker bar, but her friend talks her into it. Swearing off men since she caught her fiancé cheating on her right before her wedding, she has buried herself in her career not wanting a man in her life. Until she sees him. He is sexy, rough, crude, and oh so very wrong for her. So why can't she stop thinking of all the nasty things he'll do to her if she relents and lets him in her bed?
Then a vicious killer who has been strangling women in the area focuses on Cara. Police think bikers are involved. Can Cara set aside her trust issues and let Hawk into her life?
Hawk sees it as his job to protect what is his...and Cara is very much his even if she doesn't know it yet. Cara keeps her heart guarded, but when danger comes calling, their lives collide. Hawk will stop at nothing to keep Cara safe and make her “Property of Hawk”.
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Jax, Sergeant-At-Arms of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, likes his women easy.
Raised in the outlaw biker world, Jax has bedded more women than he can count. The only things on his mind are big ass Harleys, scorching whiskey, and pretty women who can spread on command.
Then he meets Cherri—the stripper with ice blue eyes and white-blonde hair.
He wants her in his bed.
She would rather not.
Cherri has complicated stamped all over her. Jax doesn’t need a woman like her messing up his life.
Too bad he can’t stop thinking about her.
Cherri ran away from a bad situation back home. She has secrets she hasn’t shared with anyone. Stripping is her means of making enough money to start a new life, and nothing’s going to screw up her plans.
Then she meets Jax.
He’s gorgeous, sexy, and a cocky bastard. His tattooed, ripped chest and biceps make her drool. She knows she should run far away from him, but her body wants him in the worst way.
Just as she begins to relax, her past collides with her new life. Cherri must navigate a deadly obstacle course littered with outlaw motorcycle clubs and a power-hungry politician.
Jax won’t stop until he claims Cherri. He vows to protect and love Cherri no matter what. When put to the test, will Jax betray his family—the Insurgents MC—or will he lose the woman he loves forever?
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The first time Chas saw his son’s teacher, he wanted her in his bed. Now.
Chas, the hardened, tattooed member of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, has sworn off women since his divorce left him bitter and jaded. The last thing he wants to do is settle down with another old lady.
His relationships now are easy and free—exactly the way he likes it.
Until he meets curvaceous Addie. The sexy redhead whose eyes set him on fire.
He has to have her between his sheets.
And he knows she wants him. Eyes don’t lie.
Addie O’Leary has lusted after her student’s dad ever since she saw him.
She has guarded her heart and her life for the last two years. Now Chas, the tattooed, dirty-mouthed, rugged outlaw biker threatens to tear down all her barriers.
Always loving the bad boy, Chas is a dangerous badass with an attitude and an outlaw MC. His charming smile pulls at Addie’s heart and his chiseled chest makes her body overheat.
Carrying around a deep, dark secret, Addie is afraid her past will destroy her future. Chas seems to be her only hope for redemption. Will he be able to intervene before it’s too late?
Chas knows Addie is hiding something. He makes it his mission to find out what it is, and, once he does, he’ll claim her as his woman.
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