"Out of the box fiction!"
The Hard Stuff
A gritty, darkly funny series from The Wild Rose Press
Kickass women in tough situations who fall in love
at what seems to be the wrong time with
what seems to be the wrong man...
Mai Tai Guy, The Hard Stuff Series
FREE READ from The Wild Rose Press (May, 2014)
A fun quickie about a tough woman in tough circumstances who falls in love in the crummy Florida town of Dusky Beach.
Includes a recipe for the perfect Mai Tai.
Whiskey Sour Noir: The Hard Stuff, Book #1 from The Wild Rose Press (March 5, 2014)
Love is like a whiskey sour: you've got to watch out or it sneaks up on you.
Tami Lee Conkers is a spunky Florida chick who works at a homeless shelter. Cat Avery is handsome, well-educated, articulate, funny and dark. He lives in a bum motel and bartends right down the street from Tami Lee. She falls for him—even though she knows better. The man is a registered sex offender.
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Vodka Warrior: The Hard Stuff, Book #2 from The Wild Rose Press (April 30, 2014)
Her life's as dull as light beer until the body god moves in next door; then she goes for the hard stuff.
Theresa Tierney is a lonely divorcee who lives in a ranch house in Golden Date Palms, a tacky development in Dusky Beach, Florida. An educated hick who likes her drink, she's lost her teaching job due to some questionable personal choices.
Next door to Theresa, eighty year old Oscar lives in a rental house. When Oscar's new roommate arrives, a good-looking body god, Theresa is both curious and disgusted. A brash New Yorker, Vario says what he's thinking and looks sexy as hell doing it. The brawny mountain of pumped muscle is mega alpha male.
Vario invites his friends from a local strip club to party in his backyard hot tub. This makes Theresa angry. In fact, Vario continuously makes Theresa feel and do things she wasn't expecting.
A rollercoaster ride of screw-ups, lust and love makes this sexy story a fun read.
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Tequila Dirty: The Hard Stuff, Book #3 from The Wild Rose Press (August 17, 2014)
Something bad has happened (again) in Dusky Beach. And Rita Deltone, a tough talking waitress from Lemon Run, Florida, is smack in the middle of it. She's being interviewed while all trussed up, lying there in the stark white room with a bandage on her head. She knows all too well the dirt road she took to get down so low, but she takes the long way around in the telling.
Liam Donell is the new detective in town. His partner is on vacation so he has to handle all the dirty work. But this Rita chick is pretty cute. He's not making the best decisions regarding the case, then it turns real ugly.
An unlikely couple, Rita and Liam try to make the best of a bad situation. With hot, hilarious, and surprising results.
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RealLife Rum: The Hard Stuff, Book #4 from The Wild Rose Press (January 28, 2015)
Who determines your destiny? The gods or the gods of money?
After she is invited to Dusky Beach, Florida, Marina Winston believes she'll finally meet her mysterious benefactor. But sometimes fate is a twisted bitch. One minute she's flirting with the security guard, the next he's been shot. RealLife Shares, a spy who loves her, a pink pistol, and Mr. X, the mysterious multimillionaire who lives on his own private island...All this has something to do with Marina, but she has no idea what.
She only knows Officer Handsome, the detective interrogating her, has clear blue eyes like an Alaskan dog, and boy, does he turn her on. He really doesn't want to go there. Yet to her, the cool cop represents the chance to demonstrate her freedom of choice. And Marina is determined to choose her own destiny.
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Review: The Hard Stuff series
From: Author Angela Hayes Blogspot
May 25, 2014
I have to say that Mickey and I are complete opposites. I'm very modest with a tame, almost timid writing style. Mickey seems very carefree, open, and wild (in all the good ways). She has a hard and gritty writing style (one that frankly I'm envious of, as it shows true talent) that pulls the reader in, taking them out of their comfort zone and into a world of her own creation where the lines between right and wrong are blurred. Mickey has so accurately captured the baser side of humanity that you find yourself truly vested in the characters she's brought to life, rooting them on until the very end. Mai Tai Guy and Whiskey Sour Noir are excellent reads when you need to take that all important step out of your comfort zone and shake things up.