Evan Arden is a hit man for a Chicago mob boss. He lives his life day to day with the company of his dog, Odin. He has to work hard to get back into his boss’s good graces, but the target proves to be difficult. As demons of his past begin to haunt him, he seeks the comfort of sleep from an unlikely candidate, but will confiding in her be his undoing?
He’s struggling to forget his past, and keep himself Otherwise Occupied.
Writing has always been a love of mine, and I wrote my first full-length novel in the eighth grade. Like most fiction written by fourteen year olds, it was nothing I would ever want anyone to read now. However, since no one ever said “hey – you should be a writer!” I went into the technology field, where I spent many years practicing the art of poking the blinking buttons.
With the success of my first couple of eBooks, I quit the day job and now write full time. I love doing it, and I love the reactions people have shared with me about the stories I have written. I like the raw, the gritty, and the dirty side of people’s emotions, psyches, and relationships. I also believe it is a writer’s duty to provide the reader with a strong emotional experience – whether the emotion is considered “good” or “bad” isn’t necessarily of consequence. My intent is to make you feel.
I don’t make any guarantees about what’s going to happen in a story. If you have made it this far, I have probably at some point made you feel something. I may not have made you happy – you might be angry, or disappointed, and you might even be a little sad, but at least I made you feel. That’s my goal. I strive for unpredictable characters, and hope I achieve that as well, which leads me outside most conventional lines of fiction.
Remember all you brave, trusting souls – keep your seat backs and trays in the upright and locked positions. There will be turbulence on this ride.
P.S. Despite what you may have heard, I totally deny the existence of any hazelnut-laced chocolate products in my pantry, but will admit to eating pineapple and mushroom pizzas on a regular basis.
**If you haven't read book 1 please stop reading this review now and go to your nearest ebook site to get started. **
This is book 2 of the evan Arden series by mrs. Savage. This one goes more into the who evan really is before Lia. If you suspected from book 1 he was a criminal, ya go with the gut. He is introduced as a normal guy in a sense,that walks the fine line of a criminal life style. Walking This fine line is what gets him in the end.
I was hoping I would get more evan and Lia but ya no just wishful thinking. Evan has left lia alone in the shack and is trying to forget all the emotions she has made him feel, Men (smh). Don't worry like the typical man there is a new woman in his life Bridgett. Deep down I felt sorry for her because I knew he was using her to feel a void in a sense. She's basically a dupe for lia. Evan suffers from PTSD and is back trying to get on good terms with his mysterious employers. PTSD is a terrible thing to have and it can destroy people/families without proper treatment. The ending of this book gutted me and left me praying for someone to save evan.
I can't wait to see where the next book goes with this story line. Great job.