Hi, I am Stan Yocum and I write novels. Listed below are the novels that I have published. The rest of the website has my blog posts, a synopsis of the manuscript I am working on right now, and other information about me. Thank you for visiting!
Hostile Takeover (Suspense-Thriller)
What if you came up with an incredibly bright idea? And then, let’s say, you developed your idea into a one-of-kind product and created a very successful company. But then an influential person comes along and says he wants your company – and you had better sell, or else! Meet Jason Chappell, a young engineer who has designed a revolutionary electric car that could save America, which is tittering on the edge of economic collapse as OPEC inflates the price of crude oil beyond comprehension. However, Ethan Gantry, the infamous King of Takeovers and a billionaire many times over, desperately wants Jason’s company. Gantry also harbors ideas of owning the next President of the United States in order to help inflate his substantial wealth and is willing to do whatever it takes to attain both a president and Jason’s company. The presidential hopeful is in full agreement with Gantry’s requirements for financial support to attain the oval office. Jason, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with Gantry and fights the mega mogul for his company − and his life.
Without You (Love Story)
When pianist Matt Sampson first hears Del Rey Silone sing, he is captivated by the quality of her voice … and her beauty. He also knows that under his direction she could develop a voice that will stun the world. They are both students at one of the most prestigious performing-arts schools in America, and each of them harbors dreams of success. As the power of Del Rey’s voice matures under Matt’s tutelage, Chris Elliot, a powerful musical agent, begins to court Del Rey as a client. But she soon discovers that his desires go beyond having just a professional relationship. Despite the unbelievable monetary rewards he acquires for her, her love for the pianist cannot be broken. While neither student can bear the thought of being apart, surrendering their individual dreams of success weighs heavily on their relationship. Can their love compete against the applause and adulation of adoring audiences? But more importantly, is either willing to discover what life would be like without the other?
Unrelenting Nightmare (Suspense-Thriller)
Stuart Garrison, a brilliant virtual reality software developer, has his company poised on the threshold of industry dominance with the release of his newest virtual reality system—Next World. Preston McBraid, the CEO of a competitor company, realizes that if he does not own Next World his company’s premier position atop the computer industry will be ruined. Drastic measures are taken and McBraid hires a notorious assassin to kill Stuart. The FBI learns of the assassination plot and intervenes to protect Stuart. Stuart clings desperately to the protection provided him in hopes that he can make it though the onslaught of assassination attempts. If he does, his next virtual reality product—Mind Games—will blow the world away with its ingenuity and will catapult Stuart to the top of the computer industry making him a billionaire many times over.
The Price of Admission (Suspense-Thriller)
Brad Paxton, CEO of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, receives an anonymous telephone call claiming five patients have died during clinical trials of the company’s revolutionary new diet drug. Brad frantically starts investigating the allegation of the drug’s harmful effects, pressured to find out the truth before the FDA’s scheduled release date, which is only days away. Two people who agree to help Brad stop the drug’s release are murdered. Now he is alone, in a race against time to prevent the deadly drug from reaching the market. Senator Harmon Fowler, mastermind behind the sinister plot to manipulate the investment community through the release of the harmful drug, watches from the sidelines as his power-hungry protege, Travis Manning, goes head-to-head with Brad Paxton. Fowler knows that the only thing that stands in the way of his ultimate success is Brad Paxton. His directive is simple: Find Paxton and eliminate him!