Survival Instincts – February 17, 2021

Join us with authors Margot Martin, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, and Scott Kimak.

Margot Martin, author of “Human Resources” – Set in the worlds of TV broadcasting and pro baseball in the ’80s and early ’90s in NYC and LA. As a 30-year leadership executive in broadcast, Margot Martin knows her world. In the vein of The Firm which exposed how legal firms operate and Wolf of Wall Street that exposed the vagaries of the big brokerages, the majority of this carefully crafted novel delves into the reality of life inside a major market TV station in LA during 1994. The story is about a manipulative and controlling boss who has zero boundaries in his quest for dominance of all in his domain. At the center of this blistering indictment of power gone awry is a spinning out of control love triangle between a black LA Dodger All-Star center fielder, a stunning white female reporter who is his fiancée, and the handsome late news anchor who falls madly in love with her and risks everything to have her. As their relationship becomes public the fury of the general manager knows no bounds. Lives are lost. Lives are ruined. And nothing will ever be the same again. This novel is not only a wild and very emotional rollercoaster of a ride but a character study of the abuse of power and ivory tower racism and sexism that still exists today. Very relevant to all going on in our world today.

Nikki Nelson- Hicks, author of “The Jake Istenhegyi Series” – WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF JAKE ISTENHEGYI, THE ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE. In this volume, you’ll be immersed in a world where ghosts are real, an undead Voodoo Queen wants you dead and the swamp holds friends and foes. Oh, and zombie chickens.

Book 1: A Chick a Dick and a Witch Walk into a Barn –
An envelope of money and a case to find a love lost scion leads Bear Gunn to a shack in the swamp where he disappears. Jake Istenhegyi, landlord and Bear’s part-time partner in crime must find out what happened before the bodies pile up.

Book 2: Golems, Goons, and Stone Cold Bitches
A beautiful dame lies dead at the foot of the stairs and a mysterious package that everyone is willing to shed blood over. A typical day at the Barrington Gunn Detective Agency. With a twist. Not everyone is human.

Book 3: Boodaddies, Bogs and a Dead Man’s Booty
A chance to get out of debt to the shady owners of the Odyssey Shop offers freedom to Jake Istenhegyi. If he can survive.


Scott Kimak, author of “I Call Him HIM: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller” – In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior and his family are driven underground, fighting for their very survival. When they do emerge, the futuristic planet they discover is very different from the one they left behind. Ruled by an evil presence that dominates and controls what is left of mankind, Earth has been reduced to a violent place of darkness, grief, and destruction. “I call him HIM” follows the journey of this unnamed warrior as he loses both his family and his mind. As he hits rock bottom, all he can think of is his insatiable yearning for revenge until he meets a young girl called Angelica who shows him the true power of faith. Her youth, innocence, and strength of character remind him of everything he has lost and the things which really matter. But as the armies of the world rise up for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, can Angelica help him regain his sanity and rediscover himself before it is too late?


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