Phillip Thomas Duck straddles the line between two worlds. For paranormal fans, no he isn't a vampire or werewolf, but instead an accomplished author that has published works with traditional publishers (Harlequin and Simon & Schuster) as well as independently. His YA books, DIRTY JERSEY and DIRTY SOUTH, are award winning novels especially suited for young readers struggling to find their footing. EXCUSE ME, MISS (Romantic Suspense), MODESTY (Women's fiction), ONE QUICK KISS (Sexy short stories), and DISTRACTED: A THRILLER are published independently, exclusively as 99 cent ebooks available for purchase at most online retailers. Duck's latest, EXIT (an erotic thriller), was released by Simon & Schuster (Strebor Books) in August, 2011. The author lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.