Here's the cover with the book blurb!

A deadly game of hide and seek.

With blood still on her hands, Samantha Matthews is on the run, running from dark secrets and a man she prays to God will never find her.  Running and hiding, just to stay alive.  She had no choice but to run, to leave, to hide and forget about her life before.  When Samantha believes she's gained enough distance from her past and her demons, she stops running, hoping to find her future in the heavily wooded area of the Adirondack Mountains, a place she never expected to encounter a man with secrets as dark and as sordid as hers. 
Kade Grayson is hiding, not from the demons after him, but from himself and from the entire outside world, wishing every day he could have just died.  Arrogant and domineering, he’s tormented and terrorized by his past, seeing nothing good for his future.  With the ghosts of his past still haunting him, he has exiled himself to a life of solitude, only living for his words and through his stories.
Until her.
An undeniable attraction, turns into hate and then ultimately obsession, an obsession that grows into a powerful story of love and redemption.
Will the bond they have begun to build between them grow stronger than the tragedies that have scarred both of their lives?  Or will they allow their demons to consume them?
This book is a full length Adult Contemporary Romance and is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.


Brutally Beautiful Cover Reveal

Brutally Beautiful’s Cover…
More intoxicating than any drug is story writing, to me.  When a small seed of an idea is planted in my mind, it gnaws at me, clawing its way into everything I do, everything I am.  The story haunts me.  The characters are real and live, fumbling about my home, waiting wide-eyed in wonder.  I don’t sleep.  They wake me up at night, in the darkness with their whispers and demands.  And, as always I surrender to them.  Praying that the words get written the correct way the visions dance in my head.  It’s as if I’m a wet rag absorbing everything…then I put my fingertips to the keyboard and get wrung out until I’m dry. 
Then I sit back and read it and think, holy shit…what the hell?  And just as fast as they exploded into my mind, they leave and I’m breathless.  I can’t wait for everyone to read my story…

Release Date: (If everything goes as planned…January 5, 2014)


Brutally Beautiful Teaser #2

Teaser #2
Immersed, consumed in whatever he was writing, I took advantage of his distraction to study him raptly.  Leaning forward, the chiseled features of his face illuminated by the glow of his computer screen, his fingers danced quickly over the keys.  He looked a mess.  Hair tousled, falling darkly across his forehead, tight gray shirt, a simple cotton one, clung to his body, demonstrating his powerful chest and hard solid muscular arms.  A smear of ketchup covered his cheek from the half-eaten hamburger lying on the dish next to his laptop.  I found myself drawn in, in front of him, softly wiping the smear from his cheek.  Shit,” he whispered, looking up with wide eyes.
“Nope.  Just ketchup,” I whispered, feeling every beat of my heart as it banged hard against my chest.  I couldn’t believe I had touched him. 
...Coming January 2014

THESE ARE NOT MY PHOTOGRAPHS! No copyright infringement intended.  These pictures have nothing to do with my upcoming book.  They're just friction' hot.


Signed Copies of the Mad World Series Giveaway!

Head on over to my author page on Facebook and click the GIVEAWAY button to win a chance to get SIGNED COPIES of...
Fall From Grace
Saving Grace
AND Scars and Songs...and a bit of swag


Brutally Beautiful WILL be PUBLISHED in JANUARY!!

Brutally Beautiful will be published sometime in early January - so I have about 3-4 weeks of teasing to get to, huh?

Here's Tuesday's Teaser #1:

“Well…you look like first degree murder, and me, I look like an assault with a deadly weapon.  What the hell do you think we LOOK LIKE?” She rubbed her fingers over her face and smeared a streak of blood across her tanned cheeks.  Oh my…Oh my God, there’s a lot of blood.  What the hell did I do?  “Just pull over, Sam.  You’re going to freaking bleed out while driving.  You’re leaking like a sieve.”
I gave her a little snort, “Don’t worry, okay?  They’re just flesh wounds; nothing is internally bleeding.  I’m just…I think we’re in shock…that’s all.  And I don’t think most of the blood is mine.” I ran my hand through my auburn strands of hair and my fingers came away bloodier.  Suddenly, I developed an acute case of Tourette’s syndrome, “Fuck!  That fucking-shit-son-of-an-ass-monkey-dick-weasel!”  I didn’t remember getting hit in the head.  “I should have ripped his dick off!”


What Is Goin' On?

I know I never blog anymore.  I've been locked away writing, writing, writing.  Oh, and all that Mommy and Wifey stuff the people around here demand from me.  I decided to take a bit of a break and let you know about everything that is going on here, by me.  Have I ever told you guys I'm extremely shy and HATE talking about myself?
(And, I don't know if you can tell, but I learned how to put these cute little gifs into my blog.)

So, what the hell have I been doing since the release of Scars and Songs?  Well, you nosey little things, I've written three books (and a half a million little stories with outlines.)  Don't get all excited though, things aren't that close to getting on your eReaders.
The first story I started writing, I actually began a long long time ago.  It's a really hard story to write because it's based on some harsh true things that have happened to me in my life.  BASED on truth, not a memoir.  However, I got to a point in the story where it was too hard for me to write without crying, and I needed to stop.  In my mind, my words would never do the story justice, and it was just so damn emotional for me.  The story is titled Here's To Falling.  And eventually it will come out, and I will be able to finish the last few chapters, and it won't kill me.  Hopefully.  If you're interested, I have lots of pictures on Pinterest that give you images of the things in my mind as I wrote it.

The next book I started working on was called Brutally Beautiful.  I wrote the book fast, because the story hit me all at once.  I was literally crying in my writing cave from rereading a chapter in Here's to Falling and as I was wiping my tears on my sleeves (yeah eww, I know) the image of a woman's hands full of blood and clutching a steering wheel hit me like a brick.  I started writing, with her whispering her story in my ear.  And I have to admit, the first chapter was written within ten minutes and I was so pissed off when I reread it.  GOD!  This is like everything else out there, I thought.  But it wasn't, not when the story continued and secrets were shown to me, and the twists and the turns poured out of my fingertips.  That's where I met Kade, and that character just killed me.  You'll see why.  First you will hate him, and then, I hope, you'll understand him and learn to love and accept him.  Brutally Beautiful ended and Cold Blooded Beautiful began just because those characters kept talking to me and I really wanted all the secrets and all the insanity. 
SO where am I now?  Brutally Beautiful is waiting to be formatted.  Every formatter I've contacted has waiting lists the size of the Great Wall of China, and I didn't want to wait. So I've been bouncing around seeing who is available.  I usually format myself, but this particular book has chapter headings and letters that needed to be inserted.  Every time I tried to do it, it came out ass-backwards.  Cold Blooded Beautiful is almost done, and I want to make sure that there wasn't too much time between both books.  No worries, there are no insane cliffhangers in them, I think I learned my lesson.  Again, you can visit my Pinterest for some visuals. I promise they will leave your mouth watering!
This whole Indie thing has been one hell of a learning process for me, and I thank each and every one of you that have messaged me and told me you want me to continue my writing.  Hopefully, you'll see some maturity in my writing and love these new stories as much as the previous ones.  In the next few weeks I will be sharing teasers and cover reveals, plus the release date.  I'm just getting all my ducks in a row right now.  You'll even get to see my hand at Photoshop, because I made my own covers for Brutally Beautiful and Cold Blooded Beautiful, which I'm kind of really excited about having done.  They are no where near as nice as my cover artist would have done, but I was too impatient and I love her work too much to give anyone else my money, so I just did it all by myself.  Be kind.  :)
I'm also thinking of doing some contests with all the promos on Facebook for the books, so keep in touch.  Kind of like a celebration of my release (I'm thinking end of Dec...) and my birthday on Dec 27, this birthday is a big one.  I'll be turning 30 (AGAIN!)  
(Okay, so I've turned 30 a few times, shut up.)
Don't judge me.
Just like my books.  :)
Love you guys!
~ Chris


November News

My latest manuscript is in the hands of....MY MOTHER... It's finished.  It's edited.  But it needs my mom's stamp of approval.  I don't know when it will be published because it still needs a cover and I think I'll be either trying to find an awesome cover artist or doing it myself.  The cover artist I always use won't be available until May (she's that awesome!  I love her!)  But, I don't want to wait for May. So I'll give you this much...the title...

Brutally Beautiful

As soon as I know more I will post here and on Facebook.
Love you guys!


$ .99 in November! Books on SALE!

Ninety Nine in November Sale

November is coming and you know what that means? Eventually, there will be a BLACK FRIDAY Sale. It also means THANKSGIVING is right around a corner. And that means it's almost time for the biggest holiday of them all: CHRISTMAS. But there’s usually not much going on the first part of November, so we decided we’d have a Ninety Nine in November sale!

Why a group sale, just before the granddaddy of all sales? Because we’re awesome like that, and this is how we roll. Seriously, this is a great opportunity to get virtual stocking stuffers for your nearest and dearest. Buy that Kindle and stuff it with awesome books!

When is it happening?

November 1st-30th

Who’s participating?
The following authors are dropping their prices for this one-time event (*PLEASE NOTE: if there are no dates indicated by the prices, the book will be on sale the entire month of November):

On Sale from $1.50 to $0.99

The Palms by S. Celi
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$1.50 to $0.99
Fall From Grace by Christine Zolendz

$1.99 to $0.99

On Sale from $2.99 to $0.99

$2.99 to $0.99
Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae
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Barnes and Noble:

$2.99 to $0.99
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Barnes and Noble:

$2.99 to $0.99 *(11/8 - 11/17)
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$2.99 to $.99
Clementine by Rachel Wilson
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$2.99 to $0.99
Shake Well by Holley Trent
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$2.99 to $0.99
Promises, Promises by Janice Baker
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$2.99 to $0.99

$2.99 to $0.99
I Remember You Collection (1&2) by Author Scarlett M

$2.99 to $0.99 *(11/25-11/30)
Love Square by Jessica Ingro
$2.99 to $0.99 *(11/25-11/30)
His Ever After (Love Square) by Jessica Ingro
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$2.99 to $0.99
Remembering Joy by Jenni Moen
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$2.99 to $0.99
Taboo by Roxy Queen
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$2.99 to $0.99
Teach Me Love by S. Moose
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On Sale from $3.49 to $0.99

$3.49 to $0.99
Framing Felipe by Holley Trent
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On Sale from $3.99 to $0.99

$3.99 to $0.99

$3.99 to $0.99
Fool For You by Megan Noelle

$3.99 to $0.99
Geoducks Are For Lovers by Daisy Prescott
Amazon Link:

$3.99 to $0.99 *(11/15 - 11/24)
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$3.99 to $0.99 *(10/31 - 11/9)
$3.99 to $0.99 *(10/31 - 11/9)

$3.99 to $0.99

If you want to find out more about these authors and their books you can check out their websites or Facebook pages. Stay tuned for the official sale November 1st!