Published by Hollygrove Publishing Genres: Suspense
Slave by Brian W. Smith is an interesting read. If you were to tell me this synopsis a few years ago, I might have given you my signature side eye. I have been an avid reader for years, but there has never been a time when I have read a love scene in a book and then began daydreaming about the author. A book is a book – some are fiction – some are non-fiction.
Fast-forward to the world of Social Media – where some authors present themselves as Facebook models instead of focusing on the craft of writing. So I’m not surprised when the line of reality and fantasy are crossed.
Cleo Strong is at his wit’s end with the literary world; he feels as though he is getting the short end of the stick. In an effort to save her job, Vivian (Cleo’s agent) arranges for him to attend a book club meeting with some of his biggest fans. Reluctantly, Cleo decides to attend, because he knows there will be influential people in attendance.
An author is like a politician – if kissing the babies, winking at a few women, and posing for a few pictures can bring a following, then so be it. Remember at the end of the day, it is a business.
Cleo is in for a rude awakening when he learns the readers want him to practice what he preaches – well in this case practice what he writes. Will he be able to rise to the occasion? (pun intended)
I make no secret of Brian W. Smith being my favorite author, but when I seen 39 pages in the product description I had to pause for a minute. Then I remembered the reason I have supported him since 2010 – if someone could make a story unforgettable in 39 pages – He is the man for the job.
Mr. Smith delivers a story that’s engaging, delicious, and scandalous from beginning to end. If you are looking for a short & satisfying read – this is the story for you.
FYI to authors: The next book club meeting you attend you may want to bring a friend.
Reviewed by: Orsayor