Shay Savage, USA Today Bestselling author of Surviving Raine, Transcendence, Bend Anthology, Offside, Alarm and the Evan Arden Trilogy Presents:
Author: Shay Savage
Publication Date: March 9, 2015
Pre-Order Link: Amazon
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
The mantra is good enough for the Marines; it’s good enough for me.
Improvise . . .
Near the top of the world, I fight for my life against my opponent, Sebastian Stark. He has the upper hand in strength, but I have the cunning to turn the tables on him. I battle the elements, my demons, and him until Stark and I manage to strike a deal to ensure freedom for us both—and the women we love.
Adapt . . .
Being alone comes naturally to me. I’ve spent most of my life alone. Sharing my experiences, opening up to another human being, developing a relationship—all these things are foreign to me. Sometimes I wonder if it’s even meant to be.
Overcome . . .
I’ve been away from Lia for far too long, yet I still have commitments I must keep. When I make my way home, I will tell her I have decided to end the life I have led and move on to become the man she needs. I can overcome my demons; I must. But will Lia be willing to wait?
Like The Synopsis of Isolated? Find the Buy Links For The Rest Of The Evan Arden Trilogy.
Evan Arden Trilogy Book 1:
Publication: December 15, 2012
Lieutenant Evan Arden sits in a shack in the middle of nowhere, waiting for orders that will send him back home – if he ever gets them. Other than his loyal Great Pyrenees, there’s no one around to break up the monotony. The tedium is excruciating, but it is suddenly interrupted when a young woman stumbles up his path.
“It’s only 50-something pages, but in that short amount of time, the author’s awesome writing packs in a whole lotta character detail. And sets the stage for the series, perfectly.” -Maryse.net, 4.5 Stars
He has two choices – pick her off from a distance with his trusty sniper-rifle, or dare let her approach his cabin and enter his life.
Why not? It’s been ages, and he is otherwise alone…
Evan Arden Trilogy Book 2:
Publication Date: June 15, 2013
Buy Links: Amazon
“No one can write such dangerous, jerk-like but irresistible heroes as Shay Savage.” – Lucia’s Reviews, Goodreads
“I enjoyed Otherwise Alone and really liked Surviving Raine…Otherwise Occupied floored me from the start. It is an exceptional read. Yes, you read that correctly, EXCEPTIONAL.”
Evan Arden is a hit man for a Chicago mob boss. He lives his life day to day with not much more than the company of his dog, Odin. He’s been in trouble, and has to work hard to get back into his boss’s good graces, but the target proves to be difficult. As the demons of his past begin to haunt him, he seeks the comfort from an unlikely candidate, but will confiding in her be his undoing?
He’s struggling to forget his past, and keep himself Otherwise Occupied.
Evan Arden Trilogy Book 2.5:
Publication Date: August 3, 2013
Buy Link: Amazon
Nick Wolfe is famous in Chicago – or is that infamous? He’s not only known as the illegitimate son of Mafia boss Rinaldo Moretti, but also as an unstoppable ladies’ man. He always seems to get the girl in the end, even when everyone around tries to plot against him. He’s a party guy, doesn’t work, and spends all his time picking up chicks and making notches on his headboard. He’s the ultimate ladies man…or is that man-whore? Until he meets her, and she turns the tables on him.
This short story takes place in the world of Evan Arden from Otherwise Alone and Otherwise Occupied, but it is not necessary to read those stories first to enjoy Uncockblockable!
“Shay Savage has officially become one of my forever-favorite authors. Her writing is seamless, flows perfectly and “reads” like watching an A-list movie!”
Evan Arden Trilogy Book 3:
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Buy Link: Amazon
After Evan Arden was imprisoned by the enemy for a year and a half, he returned from the desert as a military hero. He’d suffered some minor injuries during his captivity, was discharged from the Marines with just a touch of shellshock, but was considered otherwise unharmed. Now he wonders how he ended up where he is now – incarcerated in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center for using his sharpshooting expertise to take out the neighborhood park with a high-powered sniper rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition.
Lia Antonio, the woman he rescued from the desert heat the previous year, is the only person who can bring him out of his sleep-deprived psychosis and mounting PTSD. When she does, Evan knows he can’t just let her go again. He’s never considered leaving the business before – who retires from the mafia? – but he’s determined to get both Lia and himself out of harm’s way.
Evan faces forces from multiple directions as a deal to get him out of jail turns more deadly and dangerous than he ever could have imagined. With a three-way mob war on the horizon and the feds holding evidence over his head, Evan has no choice but to throw himself into the middle of another war-zone.
In his efforts to make things right in his own mind, Evan crosses the wrong man and finds himself on the business end of the cross-hairs. With his observation skills and intelligence, he tries to keep a step ahead of his former co-workers, but this time, it isn’t just his own life on the line – he’s got to protect Lia from the man who once called him son.
Surviving Raine Book 1:
“There’s a moment when it comes to amazing books… where you realize that the book you’re reading completely and irrevocably owns you… [Surviving Raine] has that moment.”
– Ash the Book Snob
As the captain of a schooner catering to the elite on the Caribbean Seas, Sebastian Stark does his best to avoid any human encounters. Interacting with people isn’t his thing, and he prefers the company of a bottle of vodka, a shot glass, and maybe a whore. There’s no doubt he’s hiding from a checkered past, but he does well keeping everything to himself…
…until the night his schooner capsizes, and he’s stuck on a life raft with one of the passengers.
Raine’s young, she’s cute, and Bastian would probably be into her if he wasn’t suffering from alcohol withdrawal. As the days pass, DTs, starvation, and dehydration become the norm. Even the most closed person starts to open up when he thinks he’s going to die, but when she realizes their traumatic pasts are connected, it’s no longer the elements that have Bastian concerned.
He has no idea how he’s going to Survive Raine.
“Shay Savage’s website almost cockily proclaims that she writes “Fiction with Teeth”. HA! Nothing cocky about the truth, my friends. I guarantee, that is maybe the *only* accurate way to sum up the dark, unsettling, exciting, unapologetic, fascinating, shocking, frank, graphic, primal, crude, sexy, at times horrific, consistently compelling experience that is Surviving Raine!!”
“There are moments in Surviving Raine that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make your heart (and other parts) clench. This is one you will definitely want to put on your TBR list!”
-Kassie and Lauren (fics2flicks.com)
But not all nightmares can be driven away.
When Bastian’s former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits. Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can’t control. In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job – death match tournaments – just one last time.
Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states. He’s studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he’s ready to battle for the woman he loves. There’s only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern. In order to guarantee Raine’s safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago’s largest mob family – a guy who’s known as one hell of a shot.
A guy named Evan Arden.