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The Pop Star and the Devil (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Rektok Ross
Rektok Ross is the pen name of Liani Kotcher, a trial attorney turned award winning young adult writer and book blogger. She was born in a small town in South Florida.

Her love affair with books started at a young age when her mom, an elementary school teacher, instilled in her a deep love of writing and reading. Rektok spent much of her childhood roaming through the aisles of bookstores, at least when she wasn’t volunteering at her local public library.

After she graduated from the University of Florida School of Journalism and obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Miami School of Law, she started practicing law. As an intellectual property attorney at one of the top law firms in the whole world, she handled complex actions which involves corporate governance, intellectual property, trade secrets, and sports & entertainment law.

For more than a decade, she counseled numerous Fortune 500 public and private companies in the arts, technology, publishing, and media and entertainment, guiding them all through high profile disputes which range from hundreds of thousands to billions of dollars.

As much as she loved being an attorney and helping out her corporate clients, she decided to step away from life in a big law firm to chase her dream of being a fiction writer penning thrillers (under the pseudonym of Rektok Ross) and romance (under the pseudonym of L. G. Ross). She has produced, directed, and written the comedy short “Weasels”, which screened at the Boca Film Festival.

Rektok writes just the sort of books that she loves escaping into herself: swoon worthy love interests, life changing moments, and strong female leads.

As an expert on young adult literature, Rektok has worked as a columnist for The Examiner, the national online magazine, reporting on trends and news in YA, covering the red carpet and premiere circuit for various high profile events and film festivals like Sundance and SXSW. She also interviewed starts from widely popular television and film adaptations like “Game of Thrones”, “The Vampire Diaries”, and “Beautiful Creatures” to bestselling YA authors like Lauren Kate (author of the “Fallen” series).

Rektok’s articles have also been featured on popular literature sites like, Frolic, and She also runs a successful book blog with a robust social media following on Twitter and Instagram as well as a popular Facebook group for writers and readers called The Book Nook. She also hosts the popular weekly chat Level Up Writers on the Clubhouse app with Sorboni Banerjee and Mary Weber, her cohosts, where they teach the business of being a writer.

On the legal counseling front, she launched her premiere educational copyright course (Copyright 101). It is a course where she teaches copyright tricks and tips, and hacks to writers and creatives so that they can protect their intellectual property without needing to hire expensive attorneys.

After she left law and pursued her own writing dreams, she realized the challenges that creatives face as they go about attempting to protect their works. As entrepreneurs, they need these protections just as much, if not more, than big businesses however hiring a lawyer is usually cost prohibitive.

And that’s why she developed her legal templates and copyright course like her fully customizable and easy to use Terms of Use Agreement so other creative business owners can be confident with a plan to protect their valuable work and actually thrive.

She splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. She has two golden retrievers (Crosbie and Falkor, named after the flying dragon from “The Neverending Story”, her favorite childhood book adaptation) and a miniature Australian Shepard (named Blair Waldorf a la “Gossip Girl” fame).

“Ski Weekend” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2021. “Lord of the Flies” meets “The Breakfast Club” in this captivating story of impossible decisions, survival, and the harrowing balance between death and life.

One dog, six teens, and a ski trip gone wrong.

Sam dreads senior ski weekend and having to look after her brother and Gavin, his best friend, in order to make sure that they don’t do something stupid. Again. Gavin might be gorgeous, however he and Sam have never gotten on well. Now they are crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin’s dog, heading out on a road trip that cannot go by fast enough.

Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves being stranded out in the mountains with cell phone coverage a mere memory and temperatures steadily dropping. When the group gets sick of waiting around to be rescued, they venture outside to find some help, just to have a wilderness accident leave Sam’s brother with a smashed leg and, before long, a raging fever.

As the hours turn to days, Sam’s brother continues getting sicker, and their supplies and food dwindle until there is not enough for everybody. While the winter elements start claiming members of the group one at a time, Sam vows to keep her brother alive. No matter what.

Filled with secrets, twists, and life changing moments, “Ski Weekend” is a snow packed survival thriller that features a diverse cast of teens.

Ross’ writing is vivid and she makes it easy to picture the conflict and tension while the teens fight to survive and figure a way out of their situation. She does a great job of expressing desperation and emotions. It’s a quick and suspenseful read, and she adds a piece of local history by mentioning the real life Donner Party at one point. These authentic and nuanced characters start out feeling tropey, just to reveal that they contain much more personality and depth than you’d originally give them credit for.

“Ski Weekend” has been named a Best Book of Fall by SheReads, BookTrib, Entertainment Weekly,, SheKnows, Ms. Career Girl, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo!Life, as well as others. It was a 2021 Finalist for American Fiction Awards in Young Adult, a Firebird Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction, and Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Winner in Young Adult.

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