By W. B. Ford


A retelling of Thorn of Evil by Max Collier

A house full of secrets and lives full of affairs – they all find that money can’t buy happiness and the root of all evil just might be the hired help.

When Lorick is propositioned by a stranger on the street, the last thing he expected was to find himself becoming the gardener for one of Boise’s wealthiest families. But looks can be deceiving, and so can he. With the help from some friends, he starts down a rabbit hole of revenge that no one would have expected.

“Revenge is revenge and now it’s my turn. Not only now but tomorrow and next week and next year.”

Now the Westerman family is on the verge of destruction and it’s unclear who will make it out alive and who will still have their dignity.


Lauren Tyler

Lauren grew up on the pages of Nancy Drew, The Boxcar Children, and Anne of Green Gables, which later gave way to the works of Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway.

She is an insatiable reader, and the only thing that rivals her love of books is her love of the sun. She loves to explore, both cities and the outdoors alike, and she’s always up for finding a new favorite haunt. You can find her most days soaking up the rays with a great bottle of wine, a dear friend or two, and her talkative cat, Pantouffle.

Other Books


Max Hudson was only good at one thing – being a doctor. He saved lives, which left time for little else. 

When his fear of failure and inadequacy started to take over rational thought, the only safe option was to escape everything in Africa. In an effort to prove his value as a doctor (and human being), Max leaves his whole life behind, including his son and the woman he loved.

To Those Who Came Before

To Those Who Came Before is a debut collection of poetry filled with dating ups and downs, internal insecurities, fake prince charmings, to love or not to love, midnight thoughts, and letting go.

Any resemblance to actual people, is probably true, but most likely not you.

A creative mind is an overactive place to be – full of mystery, unicorns, and often scenarios that only play out in our mind – which then became these poems.


Leah remembered the night her father had been nominated. Joe had been so gentle, so exciting. Later, she realized that night had all been an act.

Whether as a dare or to spite her parents, Leah Clark had never backed down from a challenge. The more powerful the man, the stranger the experience, the faster the relationship. Nothing would stop her from self-destruction or ruining her father’s reputation.


Praise for Spark

“If you have forgotten how to create, or rather forgotten that you are already creative – as I often do – read this book.”


– Jeff Goins

Best-selling Author of Real Artists Don’t Starve

Praise for Chloe

“So much salacious fun! I loved this book, even more so the story behind the book of the author having found their grandfather’s writing and retelling the story as a modern tale. I could sense a bit of the historical origins in some of the “Mad Men”-like attitudes and sensibilities of the characters. This did not take away from or distract from the modern story in any way. The local touches were perfect. I was able to read it in just a quick afternoon. I hope the author makes many more of these stories come to life as I, for one, can’t wait to read more of them!”

– Karin

Praise for Leah

“So fun! I love that this is a retelling of the author’s grandfather’s work of fiction. It’s so much fun to see it modernized with details of my beloved hometown. Well done and can’t wait to see what story is next!”


Praise for Spark

“This book is the best kind of gift. It’s filled with love, passion, vulnerability, and that gentle nudge that says – get out there, we need you. Don’t give up, don’t stop believing. Be a spark.”

-Ronda Conger, author of You Go First

Praise for To Those Who Came Before

“Well done, my dear friend! Could not stop reading! Words flow. Heart engages.”

– Steph

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Available May 31, 2022



A spicy, inappropriate tale of revenge that takes place in the Treasure Valley with a host of shady characters. 

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