Cat Tales Publishing specializes in thrilling cannabis fiction, and is the literary branch of
The Mad Hatter Coffee & Tea Co. a cannabis infusion company based in New Mexico that has been pioneering CBD and THC Beverages since 2007.
Stephanie Beroe Chronicles by J.A. St. Thomas, Thrilling cannabis fiction
Stephanie Beroe knows owning a cannabis company is no walk in the park, but she didn’t know, she’d be fighting for her life. Artists by nature and pioneers of the industry, Stephanie and her husband, Remy, are the antithesis of corporate America, and that makes them markable. Courted by several fortune 500 companies a clash of cultures erupts like no other when Remy vanishes. Can their fierce bond of love deploy the out of the box skills necessary to combat the dark side of the one percent?
Walking a cool quarter of a million home in cash and hiding it in the laundry is a common occurrence, if not incredibly ironic and on the eve of much needed expansion amidst fast-paced market-oriented negotiating, flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants financing, and potentially deadly card shuffling, they find themselves victim to corporate sabotage, or is there more to it than that, when Remy disappears?
While deep in the belly of America’s wealthiest social clubs, several billionaire members inspired by a false King, devise their own reality, bored with infinite resources, limitless power, and an unquenchable thirst for blood and global dominance, several CEO’s attempt to woo the Beroes’, and a clash of cultures ensues.
On the verge of success everything begins to fall apart; led to believe a painful secret may be a reason Remy has disappeared. Stephanie throwis herself into the fire. The Beroes take on their biggest fear; losing not only each other but themselves.
This 420 page novel is accompanied by a you tube soundtrack, each chapter a song title for an additional sensory experience.
“This is the Good Read you are looking for - A Walk in The Park is a brilliantly crafted novel that shares what life was like at ground zero of the burgeoning cannabis industry and exposes the darkest elements of human nature. All of this, woven around a nuanced, sexy, front-seat perspective to one of the world’s most impressive love affairs.” —Jean Weiss, author and editor, Yoga Journal, Outside Magazine, Delicious Living, Women’s Sports & Fitness.
"A Walk In The Park - A Cannabis Chronicle Thriller" - By J.A. St. Thomas is enthralling while intriguingly thought provoking. Each character brings a unique diversity to the mix. Entwined romance, adventure and suspense lends appeal to readers of varied genres.
Francine Jaramillo, CBCS for Kurple Magazine
“This brilliant romp through the cannabis trade more than recounts the author’s own trials and errors in business. It is the work of a prodigious imagination which has devised a dense thicket of human behavior to illustrate the dynamics of the cannabis culture now. Intentionally OF ITS TIME, the book choreographs many actors’ schemes, dreams, crimes, and general shenanigans to illustrate not only the medical benefits of the increasingly licit substance. The author also moves among the political and legal forces that affect the glamour of cannabis and all those dreamers who surrender to its spell.”
- Eugenia Parry, author, Adjunct Professor Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico.
By J.A .ST. Thomas
Pot Luck a Home School Murder Mystery is the latest delicious, thriller" book III of the Stephanie Beroe Chronicles. This novella sheds light on how differences between neighbors and friends, infused with a dose of alienation, duress, and let's not forget pot, can make you fast friends or make you enemies.
The world in lock down, schools closed, Stephanie creates a micro-school for her niece in a small hippie town outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Outdoor playdates and housing the group are wonderful new exercises in family, community, sharing food, and friendship; something she desperately seeks during a time of isolation. But what seems like a great idea, becomes a multi-layered recipe for murder that makes her profession in the cannabis industry indelibly pedestrian.
It's clear this group of PTA women is dynamic, but maybe not in a good way as a CEO of a ranching family with a vendetta against plant-based, diet enthusiasts, a domineering, Christian missionary from California whose husband is a closet, flat-earth math teacher, a morose, vegetarian, doctor's wife with a dangerous personal secret, and a militant, vegan momtrepreneur, go into survival mode. Inveigled by an irretrievable desire to fit into "normal society," a familiar, unyielding tolerance, that may be Stephanie's worst enemy, stirs an already boiling pot when women start turning up stoned and dead.