2 Books Published by Cutting Edge Publishing on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Firecracker by Gar Anthony Haywood Firecracker

by Gar Anthony Haywood
Cutting Edge Publishing (Aug 26, 2014)
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Eight months ago, knockout PR exec Reece Germaine spent a wild weekend in Las Vegas with football superstar Raygene Price. It was fun, but now Reece is pregnant with Raygene’s baby and his mother is playing hardball with Reece over a fair and equitable childcare settlement.

Fortunately, Reece has a Plan B: the $25,000 Raygene gave her in Vegas to bet on the 50-1 underdog Arizona Cardinals to win the Super Bowl. The very same Super Bowl the Cardinals are about to play in for all the marbles.

Holding a casino betting slip worth a potential $1.25 million, Reece heads back to Vegas to watch the big game, unaware she won’t be going alone. Right behind her are Raygene, who’s finally remembered that betting slip; Raygene’s psychotic homeboy Trip Stiles, who’s blackmailing him to the tune of 200 grand; and smooth operator Aeneas Charles, the no-nonsense troubleshooter Raygene’s agent has hired to keep his star client out of trouble.

Once her grandfather’s little "firecracker," Reece Germaine is a pregnant lady in high demand—and Sin City is about to find out what the word "action" really means.

Click for more detail about Man Eater by Gar Anthony Haywood Man Eater

by Gar Anthony Haywood
Cutting Edge Publishing (Aug 24, 2014)
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Shamus & Anthony Award winning author Gar Anthony Haywood’s brutally funny Hollywood thriller Man Eater makes Get Shorty and The Player look like Disney movies.

Ronnie Deal’s no hero. She’s just a drop-dead gorgeous Hollywood movie executive having a really bad day who’s in no mood to watch when homicidal thug Neon Polk puts a beat down on poor little Antsy Carruth at the Tiki Shack bar. Ronnie puts Polk’s lights out with a beer bottle, Antsy takes a powder, and Ronnie tries to forget the whole thing.

“The best rip-off of an Elmore Leonard novel since Elmore Leonard,” Publisher’s Weekly – Starred Review

But not Neon. Antsy stole twenty-five grand from Neon’s drug-dealing boss and Ronnie’s just cost him a big recovery fee, not to mention cut his pride to the quick. Neon not only gets revenge in spades, he wants Ronnie to pay him fifty grand as icing on the cake. What Neon doesn’t know is that people in The Business don’t call Ronnie "Raw Deal" for nothing. Ronnie’s got a completely different kind of payoff in mind for Neon now, and with the help of ex-con and aspiring screenwriter Ellis Langford—who’s got big troubles of his own in the form of two psychos named Jorge and Jaime Ayala—she’s about to learn how to make a real killing in Tinseltown.

It all makes for one of the wildest, funniest, and chillingly authentic Hollywood crime stories ever told.

“A tale bearing traces of Elmore Leonard and Preston Sturges [that] suggests that LA street violence and Burbank studio infighting are the same bloodthirsty sport…a lean, funny thriller,” Kirkus Reviews – Starred Review

"Fast-paced as it is frothing with satirical commentary about the shark-infested suites of Tinseltown…vital and entertainingly vicious,” J. Kingston Pierce, The Rap Sheet