My new book, Score, will be available for purchase from Bold Strokes Books in a couple of days.

It will be available where all books are sold on March 13.

Score is the story of the MVP of a women’s football league. She plays in Houston, TX and has lots of adoring fans. Yes, she enjoys the company of many of these women in bed, but although there is sex in the book, the gist of the story happens when Ronda sustains a season ending injury in the second game of the season.

Her assistant, and part-time bed mate, Gayla, is there to take care of Ronda and nurse her back to health. In the process, they fall in love. While Ronda is thrilled to have Gayla as her partner, she is stressed over the thought that she may never play football again.

What calms her and soothes her during these thoughts? Her Vicodin.

In the beginning, Gayla is in control of the Vicodin, doling out her doses when she’s supposed to. But, as Ronda gets better, she takes over her own medication and starts to take more than she’s supposed to and much more frequently than she should.

This story was both fun and hard to write. It was fun because I love football and love the idea of a woman having the fame and recognition that is normally saved for male athletes. It was difficult because it transported me back to some dark days in my life.

Like so many others in the 80’s, I was a partier. Yes, it was all fun and games until cocaine became more than just a thing to do on occasion. It became an all day every day addiction. I slept maybe two nights a week. It wasn’t easy to quit, either. But, I did. To this day, if I discovered cocaine  anywhere near me, I know I’d have to leave to not be tempted. Fortunately, I don’t find myself in that situation. Ever.

So I sympathized with Ronda. I understood what she was going through and I think (hope) I did it justice. This book deals with fame, love, and addiction. I hope that doesn’t scare you off and I hope you’ll give it a shot. Like I said, you can buy it from BSB on March 1.

Questions? Comments? Let me have ’em!

I’ll be doing a random drawing for a free signed book on Friday, March 3. To enter, just leave a comment.

Thanks and happy reading!


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22 Responses to Score

  1. Cheryll

    I can’t say I have been a situation of this sort but know a few friends who have. So glad they overcame and so glad for you and for your talent of writing to shine a light on this and how to overcome!

  2. Amy B

    I remember nights of all night partying, but never to the extent that you mention. I know family and friends that still struggle with this. Seems to be an everyday fight.

  3. Sue Champeau

    I love all your books and can’t wait to read this one!!! The best sex scenes!!!

  4. Terry Fountain

    I so hear you….the 80’s were interesting times…lol.
    I’ve been around many people with many various addictions.
    It hit family and friends. My stepfather was a drug and alcohol
    substance counselor.
    I’m looking forward to reading this one. I have faith you’ve done it justice.

  5. I’m intrigued. Looks like an awesome read, This marks my #2 shot at trying to win this Novel. You know what they say about #3, but, if I don’t win, I’ll definitely be downloading this one to my Kindle as soon as it hits Amazon.

    • MJWilliamz

      I’m glad you find the book intriguing. Good luck on winning it. Oh – and you can download to your Kindle from the BSB website, if you don’t want to wait until the 13th.

  6. Mercedes

    Blog read, comment done!

  7. Valden Sherry Bush

    Good to see a story that is a little different, looking forward to reading it

  8. Teresa D

    Sounds like a interesting read, and perhaps a little difficult, also. Having watched family members battle drug and alcohol abuse, I know how hard the struggle can be for both the person with the addiction and the people who love them. It would be interesting to read how your characters overcome all the challenges involved.

    I am very happy that you were able to overcome your addiction and turn your life around. I know it could not have been easy.

  9. Carol

    Wow! Great. Thanks for sharing with us all. I will be certain to add this to my list of reads 🙂

  10. MJ, sometimes revisiting our “dark times” once we have found ourselves and grown into someone others admire, is a good thing. It makes us realize that we are stronger than we thought we were. I love your style of writing and both admire and respect you as a person. I wish you the best of luck with “Score” and I can’t wait to read it. (Chris Parsons, Author)

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