Mike Chinakos is the author of Hollywood Cowboys and Dead Town. He is a self-proclaimed Metal-Maniac, Co-Founder of the Northwest Independent Writers Association, proud father of two and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Cressida is a planet on the verge of inclusion in the Federated Core Worlds.
To become part of FedCore space means prosperity, power and safety for those who rule. Only one thing stands in the way of that inclusion: the warring, unruly gangs of Verona City.
In order to bring the Montague Maulers and the Capulet Crushers to heel, Commander Escalus of the Verona Security Police, must challenge their power through cunning and the threat of force. His task won’t be easy. And it will be made even harder by the headstrong Rom Montague and Ty Capulet.
Gangs in the street. Sex and Violence. Star-crossed lovers. Think you know this timeless tale? Think again.
A word from the author:
What started out as a short story for WriterPunk morphed into a full on novella taking a classic tale in a new direction. With WriterPunk's blessings I published this fast-paced, gritty adventure, exploring the oft forgotten, bawdiness and ultra-violence that underscores the romantic nature of Romeo and Juliet.
When the Lightning Strikes is very different than anything else I've written in the Federated Core Worlds universe. Where Terminal Horizons and the forthcoming Exiles in Time can be read by a wide range of age groups, I set out to write this novel for an adult audience.
I had a blast just letting the craziness rip while writing When the Lightning Strikes! I hope you have as much fun reading it! And if you think you know this ageless tale inside and out... you gotta another thing coming!
Mike Chinakos is the co-founder and first president of Northwest Independent Writers Association. His publications include Hollywood Cowboys, Kiss of the Traitor, Dead Town, Terminal Horizons, Grim Highways and When the Lightning Strikes. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies. Mike's forthcoming books are Exiles in Time and Season of the Dead. Learn more about Mike and his writing at www.mikeloveswriting.com
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