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A girl with unique power over luck. A desperate man driven by envy. A mind-bending story of betrayal and twisted fate!

"Omg! I downloaded Best Seller and started reading and reading and reading. It’s 6:36 am and I’m annoyed that I am done." Michelle Hummer-Kindig 

From Susan May, the international best selling author readers are calling the new Stephen King, comes a dark and twisted tale of jealousy, revenge and a unique and extraordinary power.  


Ten-year-old Nem has just witnessed a terrible violence and her life appears destined for tragedy. Until, that is, she finds her mother‘s old green journal which holds an incredible secret. She discovers it has the power to control others’ luck. The diary keeps a strange kind of karmic balance though. In gifting someone luck, she must steal someone else's first. All it takes is a simple entry.


Decades later, the literary world hails William Barnes’ debut novel as a masterpiece. His best seller success though doesn’t survive his next two books, while his protégé Orelia Mason enjoys a crazy meteoric rise. This success of hers appearing to coincide suspiciously with his fall from grace.  

So, William embarks on a plan to take back the life he’s certain she has somehow stolen, and if people get hurt along the way, well, tough luck. What he'll discover though is that battling fate when luck is not on your side can be a dangerous game.


This is A Star is Born meets The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the consequences are not pretty. In fact, they’re darn well scary.  

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(And, yes! That is the name of the book.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Best suspense novel I've read in a year."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "What an insane read! Unputdownable!" 

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Meet Susan May

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Susan May's writing style and story concepts have been likened by her army of fans to Stephen King and early Dean KoontzShe's sold more than 250,000 books, worldwide


She  was four when the idea of writing stories settled upon her.  Yes, she was an odd kid jotting down tales in her lunch breaks instead of playing ball. In her twenties, though,  life-gets-in-the-way-osis side-tracked her from her first love. Cured in 2010, she spends her days now creating page-turning stories in the genres she loves to read: horror, science fiction, thriller and suspense, including the occasional psychopath. Well, a lot of psychopaths, actually. 


She's also a short story fan and has written dozens of stories and novellas, many published award winners in Australia, U.S.A., and UK.


Most days Susan May is your average soccer mom and wife enjoying life in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and two sons, where the neighbors have no idea some may have slipped into the crevices of her dark imagination. As Susan often remarks, "Life is good, unless you're one of my characters. Then you're in trouble. Big, scary trouble."

What do reviewers say?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Unlike some reviewers on Amazon, I don’t give out many five-star reviews, so this five star rating from me means I am very impressed by a book." Steve, Silver Screen Videos

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Omg, I downloaded Best Seller and started reading and reading and reading. It’s 6:36 am and I’m annoyed that I am done. What a great book, you deserve to have Stephen King take you out to a fancy dinner and ask you where you get your ideas!" Michelle Hummer-Kindig


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "In my opinion Susan may is right there with Stephen King and (early) Dean Koontz." Kevin Kentley

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "Bought the kindle version of “Best Seller” and could barely put it down. Great read!"Mickey Ojard

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I found the story gripping." Elissa Strati

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Best seller is stellar!  I just finished the roller coaster ride that you took us on and was mesmerized with every new hill and bump.  Loved every second of it." Deborah Hauser

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I just finished Best Seller. Absolutely fantastic! I left a raving review on Amazon and will be downloading and reading all of Susan May's books." Teresa


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wow! Wow! Wow!" Cheryl Motil

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I really loved the book." Faouzia Ben Khoud 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Loved the book. An intriguing story showing how envy and obsession can destroy your life. A great read." Suzanne Singleton Brown

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely love your writing style and your story ideas."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely love your writing style and your story ideas." Cathy Weber

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "I enjoyed  Best Seller very much. Soon everyone will be saying that Stephen  King  and Dean Koontz  write in Susan May's style." Ami Agner

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "I loved this book." Kandy Thome

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I enjoyed every page of this novel and need to read it again. The pacing and flow are truly suspenseful. The character development is also great. The end is thrilling!" Ashok L.R.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I had to remind myself I need to stop reading and go to sleep because I have to get up early for work." Robyn Lee

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I have to repeat, Best Seller was difficult to put down." Jeanette Walters 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "Really enjoyed reading Best Seller, interesting characters which manage to make the story believable." Jean Charles Garaud

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It has been a long time since I REALLY couldn't put a book down... WOW!"  Jackie Urban

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Loved the book Best Seller, as usual with Susan May!"  Bev 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "I've read and thoroughly enjoyed all of Susan May's books. I loved Best Seller the bestest, but believe that to be true after reading every single one of her books." Eva Salas

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "You have replaced Stephen King, Koontz and others with my book buying dollars." Catharine Gividen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wow! Quite different from what I anticipated but what a pleasant surprise. Very unique in presentation and storyline, has more layers than an onion. Highly recommend to book clubs." Susan Sloane M.D.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "WELL DONE! Thank you for such a horrific, I mean, wonderfully thrilling read!" Shannon Gray

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I just wanted to let you know I absolutely LOVED Best Seller." Kim

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ O. M. G. I’ve spent the whole of today finishing the second half of this AMAZING book." Heather Hackett

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great story! I loved the way Susan May built up the story of Nem as William’s story unfolded." Victoria Schwimley

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely loved Best Seller. I was riveted from beginning to end." David Place Jr.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "As a two combat tour Marine from Viet Nam my favorite reads are military/thrillers. And I was hooked! I LOVE the author’s mind." Craig Newberry

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I had a lot of fun reading this book." Bill Schmidt

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The superb ending to this novel definitely left me wanting a lot more!" Peg McDaniel

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It was a fantastic read! April George

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Best Seller blew my mind. Excellent, I love it!" Claudia Copada


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "Clever." Manie Killan


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "I normally would not read any book classified as horror (especially Books by King and Koontz) I did really enjoy the book." Kathy Sonastine

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "I recently had eye surgery for a detached retina and the doctor insisted I not strain my eyes... and there were a couple of nights, I almost didn’t do what the doctor said because I wanted to see what happened next." Richard Tamer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I really enjoyed reading Best Seller." Heather Rice

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