Stacy A. Padula’s next book, Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors will be published by Briley & Baxter Publications later this month in Kindle and Paperback formats. In July, hardcover Collector’s Editions of Gripped Parts 1-4 will be released with 20% of all author and publisher proceeds going to animal rescues.
Taylor Dunkin is used to high stakes. As an NCAA star quarterback, he performed under pressure to lead his team to victory, but his football career came to an abrupt halt when an injury sent him spiraling down a dark hole of pain, depression, and addiction. Now he finds himself playing a game with even higher stakes because his life, his reputation, and the safety of everyone he loves are all on the line.
Taylor’s two younger brothers, Jordan and Marc, have been at odds for years, but they are brought together to decipher the mysterious clues Taylor is leaving regarding his whereabouts. As secrets are revealed, the Dunkin boys’ relationships will be changed forever.
In Taylor’s weakest moment, he made a deal with the devil, and now there is a reckoning. But who will pay the price?