Thursday, April 4, 2019

Max Hawthorne Joins Absolute Author Publishing House

April 4, 2019

This week has been remarkable as I have seen one of my new authors, Shirley Lucas Cain, publish her book "Beauty Grown From a Concrete Life: Blossoming In My Greatness" come to life and enter the pre-order stage. I love the moment I get a phone call and a first-time author is ecstatic at viewing their paperback and holding it for the first time. Shirley is a remarkable woman with a remarkable story. Anyone who is experiencing depression and feels hopeless should read this book. Although I was the editor and project developmental editor, her story moved me and reached me. I believe her words can move you too. Thank you Pastor Shirley for allowing me to be a part of your journey. Her book is available for pre-order and launches on May 10, 2019. Pre-order your copy today.


Also of importance a fabulous and talented writer joined Absolute Author this week. I am happy to announce that Max Hawthorne, author of the saga Kronos Rising has teamed up with us. To view his author page please visit There is a lot of information on Max and his six books.

Max is one of Amazon's bestselling authors and won Book of the Year. As my followers, you have probably already heard of him because over the last couple of weeks I have been conducting a book giveaway for him. Some lucky winner will receive three of his Kronos Rising books and another will receive one of them. It isn't too late to get in on the fun. Subscribe to my blog for a chance and/or leave a comment below for an extra entry. Good luck!

You don't have to wait to read any of Kronos Rising because you can purchase them now.


Have you ever watched an info commercial and heard the barker say, "But Wait?" That is the point where I am with Max. You see, he has another book out there called  Memoirs of a Gym Rat: Sex, drugs, and barbell curls. Any Questions? This book is such a diversion from his Kronos Rising saga. There are the sadistic personal trainers, who seem to enjoy your physical pain a bit too much. There are the slimy sales reps, who forever dream up new ways to strong-arm your paycheck from you. And there are the locker room Lotharios, who bed as many women as they can do pushups. A body with abs of steel is just one of the things you can get at a health club; some of the other things may not be as desirable. Ask Max Hawthorne, an industry veteran of more than twenty years, with countless experiences on the seamy side of the steam room, where sex, steroids, and membership cons pile up like used gym towels. Memoirs of a Gym Rat is his jaw-dropping exposé of the outrageous, tawdry, and despicable cast of characters that gravitate to the workout room. A hilarious survival guide for the fitness-minded, this salacious tell-all shares a collection of anecdotes surrounding the appalling behind-the-scenes shenanigans that occur in health clubs, both during and after business hours. From the endless sexcapades to the unsavory tactics designed to ensure your health club contract lives longer than you do, Memoirs of A Gym Rat also serves up plenty of sound advice on navigating this pervasive culture, so that you can enjoy getting ripped – without getting ripped off.From one shocking encounter to the next, Hawthorne paints a lurid, sweaty world rife with casual romps on the exercise floor, and anabolic steroids on overload in the locker room. Find out all about the sex, drugs, and barbell curls that are on fitness regimens in this rare look at the scandalous culture that runs rampant in health clubs. With raw honesty and twisted wit, Hawthorne bares all the dirty little secrets that will leave you spent from laughter, while helping you keep your fitness goals (and sanity) on track.