I am a novelist, screenwriter, and film producer. Welcome to my site and the home of the Johnny Delarosa Thriller Series. The series has been called, “Noir for the 21st century!” The first two books in the series are:



And the third book is: RAVEN RAIN!  Release date at the end of July 2020!


Johnny Delarosa’s past collides with his future when hired by a local celebrity to stop a blackmail attempt. But when Johnny comes face to face with his past in the form of the exotic, alluring, and deadly Talia Thorne, the tall woman with long raven hair, his journey to find the truth spirals into an abyss of human trafficking, deceit, and death.



Below is a video interview with Bill Lord that is now on YouTube and other outlets. Enjoy!

“From Author to Actor: The Creative Process of Audiobooks”

Audiobook narrator/producer Bill Lord and author David Stever explore each other’s process in writing and then creating the audiobooks of the Johnny Delarosa private eye thriller series.



Toxic Blonde is now available as an audiobook! Audiobook fans: Do not miss the very talented Bill Lord as he brings the book to life!

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News and Reviews for the Johnny Delarosa Thriller Series:

Reviews for TOXIC BLONDE:

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“5 Star +++! Enjoyed the book immensely and can’t wait for the 3rd in the series. Highly recommend. Great development of characters and plot line. Definitely kept me turning the pages!”

“This is my second David Stever book this week. Loved them both, fast paced, really great , and likable characters. I highly recommend this book and the first book in the series, Auburn Ride.”


AUBURN RIDE  – Winner!  The Maryland Writer’s Association 2017 Mystery/Thriller of the Year

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Great reviews for the AUBURN RIDE audio book!

Loved it!”

“I absolutely love discovering a new author, a new character, and a new narrator!!! This book delivered on all counts.”

“The story had some delicious levels of intrigue and mirth and it was a non-stop thrill to the very end. Delarosa took a page out of how to be a badass and I liked this character instantly. The narrator was something special. Bill Lord made Delarosa manly but with a soft spot that was very personal and relatable.”

“Everything you like about listening to audiobooks is in this listen…with spades!” ~ Dee on Audible.

Check out other Audible reviews HERE

The Amazon reviews are five-star great…!

“Auburn Ride: A Johnny Delarosa Thriller is an iconic mystery/thriller story reminiscent of Mickey Spillane and Sam Spade…This is a must-read for all mystery readers, young, old, and in between. “      ~ Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

“AUBURN RIDE is 21st century noir – and a terrific tribute to the genre.” ~ KHH_Reader

“A hard boiled detective story, with a story line to hold onto, and characters to draw you in. Great read! Engaging until the last page.” ~ Michelle Robinson Shealy

“Intriguing! A must read!

“A page turner that kept me binge reading…”

“Awesome read…Couldn’t turn the pages fast enough…”

“Highly Recommend…a great read. Love the way the author develops the characters. Could not put the book down…”