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Cruz's distinct voice elevates the typical antihero narrative, crafting an engaging story that refuses to wallow in self-pity, choosing instead to find solace and laughter in life’s less-than-stellar moments.”

KIMBER FOUNTAIN, Editor-in-Chief, Galveston Monthly 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a long-time Houston radio personality, Freddy decided to put his creative thoughts on paper for the first time in 2019 and since hasn't looked back. With two books under his belt, he is now working on number 3. You can keep up with Freddy's work and get alerts when his latest novel is out by signing up for our newsletter.

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WHEN AMERICA FELL SILENT


NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN 2019
Retired Navy SEAL Hayder Randall would do anything to defend his country.

 

But when his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth―the First Daughter of the United States―watches her parents fall victim to a brutal assassination, he's shocked when she stages a coup and takes over the country.

 

With the nation split down the middle and his vengeful ex out for blood, it's Randall's duty to lead the resistance.

 

As chaos and martial law reign, Elizabeth repeals the First Amendment and begins a campaign of public executions.

 

But Randall vows to put a stop to the death and destruction, enlisting the help of a retired Green Beret and a rogue FBI agent.

 

But democracy is never bulletproof.

 

Can an ex-SEAL and his rebels take down an unhinged dictator before America falls? Or will Randall find himself next on the nationally-televised chopping block?

 

This provocative, politically-charged dystopian thriller provides a dark glimpse at an all-too-possible future.

“VIVID IMAGERY AND GRIPPING STORYTELLING."

BLACK TEXAS MAGAZINE

"IT SHOULD MAKE READERS THINK ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT OUR RIGHTS ARE, AND WHY SAFEGUARDING THEM IS PARAMOUNT."  

HOUSTONIAN MAGAZINE

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THEY CANCELED THE DJ

When a hotheaded DJ is caught in a viral web of vengeance, it’s unlikely he’ll find the wisdom to quiet his inner critic. 

 

Radio jock Aubrey Cortes cares way too much about what others think. After he humiliates himself in front of a listener-turned-love interest, he’s horrified when the explosive episode goes viral. But, after the disaster turns into a first date, he find the courage to celebrate with a barrage of search-and-destroy tweets aimed at torpedoing his online critics.

 

Thrilled when his newfound viral fame lands him a nationally syndicated show, he uses his connections to arrange a backstage pass to meet his new squeeze’s legendary musical idol.

 

Cue mayhem.

 

Aubrey’s heart is cruelly betrayed on centerstage, and blows up big time. Again.

 

And now he wants payback.

 

Can Aubrey eat humble pie and take a Zen lesson or three, or will he go down in a fiery fit of revenge?

 

A riotous romp, They Canceled the DJ is an outrageous standalone dark comedy caper packed with over-the-top antics, satirical commentary, and humorous twists.

"DARKLY HILARIOUS"

NORNS TRIAD PUBLICATIONS

"ALL AT ONCE INTENSE, WITTY, HUMOROUS, AND INSIGHTFUL. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A BOOK YOU'LL HAVE TROUBLE PUTTING DOWN, THIS IS IT."

KEVIN QUINN, RADIO PERSONALITY

"AT ONCE A TOUCHING STORY, A SURREAL EXAMINATION OF IDENTITY, AND AN AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE TO THE POWER OF WRITING."
 

JOHN KERRY, THE REVIEWER

"THIS BOOK CLEVERLY PORTRAYS SOME OF THE MOST EGREGIOUS ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE LIKE CELEBRITY WORSHIP, FANDOM, WORKPLACE ABUSE, AND THE UNFORGIVING NATURE OF THE INTERNET."

ANACAROLINA PEREIRA, REEDSY REVIEWS

ALLOW ME TO RUIN YOUR CHRISTMAS

Beckett Ramirez learned of his mother Natasha’s tryst with popular podcaster Lex Griffin the hard way. By catching them in a compromising position.

Desperate to have the two men in her life meet under different circumstances, she arranges a meeting. That’s when Beckett learns the truth behind his father’s untimely Christmas Eve death more than ten years ago.

Angered by this new revelation, Beckett seeks payback. And he begins with Lex’s wife and daughter. But just as he’s about to score his final act of revenge, another family secret is revealed. One that may drive Beckett over the edge.

 

Freddy Cruz returns with his third novel, Allow Me to Ruin Your Christmas, available November 8th, 2022. Preorder your copy now, and prepare for holiday chaos!