What Readers Have Said About Perfect Bait

“An absolute page burner.  I haven’t been able to put it down.  One of the best novels I’ve ever read.”
Dr. Ron Pizitz, MD

“The read of a lifetime.”
Casey Parlette

“Spiritually erotic. Couldn’t put it down.”
Sue Henderson

“Blows Fifty Shades out of the water. Loved every minute of it.  Couldn’t put it down.  Action, suspense, romance and great sex.”
Joani Dickenson

“As a 25-year police veteran and homicide detective, I love hunting criminals more than hunting fish!  Michael Fowlkes really captures the gritty elements of crime fighting.  All done in settings that embody the lure of the open ocean, the love of boats and the raw, passionate beauty of desire.”
Sergeant Ron Baldal, San Jose Police Department

“Best book I’ve ever read in my life.  I bought the book to read during my trip on the Red Rooster III. Figured it would last the entire trip. Started reading it after we baited up, again, figuring it would put me right to sleep, but once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Read all night and, no one’s going to believe this, but everyone on board will swear to it, when we had our first jig strike the next morning, I didn’t even put it down to fish! I had to find out what happened to them. Read it cover-to -over, non-stop. To say I love the book is an understatement.”
Larry Watkins

“Awesome book…simply awesome.”
Andrew Hutton

“WARNNG!  Once you open this book, you will not be able to put it down.  I loved this intriguing story, so much so, that I could not lay the book down after I started reading it. From the sensuous love scenes, to the full drama at sea, I was glued to the book. I have never found anyone who could describe so well, the passion between a man & a woman, as you did. If only we could all find this kind of love for each other.”
Robert Hooten

“The all consuming love of one man for one woman and the tragic circumstances they get thrown into on the high seas makes for a compelling love story complete with erotic and explicit sex between devoted lovers who become unwilling participants in a horrible criminal network.  Plan plenty of time to read once you begin this incredible book because you won’t be able to put it down until it’s finished!”

Janet L. Howard

“I loved the book.  Read it in 36 hours. I couldn’t put it down.”

Lynn Allison Unflatt

“Read the book while I was in Avalon and couldn’t put it down. The book has it all – suspense, adventure. and way sexy romance. Can’t wait for my husband to read it.  Can’t wait for the sequel!”

Karen Oren

“My husband is missing our entire Hawaiian vacation.  He hasn’t looked up from the book since he started reading it on the plane.  I can’t wait to get my hands on it.”

Jan Franklin

“Since my boyfriend was so embroiled in your book, I though I’d better read it too. Amazing. Just finished reading – was absolutely glued to it…WOW!”

Peri Tooker

“Absolutely amazing!  If you love romance, suspense and thrills, this is definitely a book to read. It truly is a book that was hard to put down. Luckily, my husband loves fishing so reading it non-stop was okay by him.”

Kristine Garrison

“I saw my daughter reading it, and asked her about it. She said it was one of the best books she’d ever read. Having just finished it, I couldn’t agree more. I hung on every word. Wonderful characters in a realistic and believable story.  Brilliantly written, with profound insights into what it takes to keep love alive in a relationship. All I want to know is when are you going to write the sequel.”

Rebecca Thompson

“Loved it. I read a lot of books and this was by far, one of the best I’ve ever read. I literally could not put it down.”

Kevin Smith

“Loved the book. Couldn’t put it down. Thinking the entire time what an awesome movie it would make. Such an intriguing, suspenseful story. Totally fresh and original. A cross between Jaws and the Perfect Storm with lots of steamy romance and great sex. When are you going to write the sequel!”

Tim DeGroote

“I absolutely loved the book. My husband read it first and said he thought I’d like it because it was suspenseful, like A John Grisham novel. What I found intriguing was the insights subtly woven throughout the story about life and relationships, and what it takes to make them work. At times the story scared the pants off of me, at times it made me want to take them off! Fifty Shades doesn’t hold a candle to this book.  If you want a riveting story, with GREAT SENSUAL SEX, this is your read! I read a lot of books and this is one of the best ever!”

Gracie Rogers

“Loved it. Finished it in 2 days. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Couldn’t put it down. When are you going to write the next one?”

Bill Seals

“Thanks for keeping me up ’til 3 AM! I couldn’t put your damn book down!! Awesome job…fishing, romance, sex, intrigue and many good lessons for boat Captains. Congrats on a great book.”

Captain Chuck Baker

“One of the most captivating books I’ve read in a long time. Didn’t want to put it down.”

Larry Hayano

“Just read your book for the second time and all I can say is thank you for giving us such an awesome read. “Flawed” truly is a great novel, with tons of twists and turns, suspense and romance that has me eagerly waiting for the sequel.”

Matt McGeeney

“I read the book cover to cover in one day. I could not put it down. One of the best stories I have ever read. The passion, betrayal, and loss kept me glued in.”

Robby Gant

“An extraordinary novel filled with gripping suspense, action, and adventure, yet softened thru deep compassion and free flying spirit.  I encourage everyone to pick up his book, although your spouse might need a crowbar to pry it out of your hands.”

Evan Salvay

“Incredible story. Hard to put it down.”

Max Pierce

“What a great book. It ruined my vacation to DC because I stayed in my hotel and read the book the whole time, but it was well worth it. Hope they make it into a movie.”

Scott Manson

“I must admit that I was a little hesitant to buy and read Flawed. It was a book written about a subject that I spent a career working in and around. Commercial and sport fishing have been a part of my life since I was a toddler. I grew up with my father owning and operating commercial fishing boats and running sport fishing party boats. By the time I was a teenager I was decking and working the docks, when I graduated high school I started working in boat maintenance and running local sportfishing yachts. I have been in and around that business for over 25 years professionally and another 10 plus years as an observer. So when someone writes a book about a life that I’ve lived I don’t expect much. Mr. Fowlkes blew me away. This book was well written, held my interest, and provided very accurate descriptions of sport boat life and of the locals that the characters visit. I have been to many of the locations that the action in the book took place and Mr. Fowlkes’ descriptions of Baja California, the offshore islands along the coast, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, and the Greater Seattle area all jibed with my memories.  A great read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will share it with my wife and father.”


“The book was fantastic. I read it as soon as I bought it and couldn’t put it down. I gave it to a friend of mine and he read it on a recent fishing trip to Mag Bay and Cabo. He, too enjoyed it and couldn’t put it down.”

Jim Sloan

“I am not much of a reader.  I have probably read less than 20 books in my 65 years of being able to read, other than those required in school.  I took this book to Hawaii to read while sitting by the pool.  I absolutely could not put it down.  I missed cocktail hours because this book.  I finished it in 4 days.   For me, that is very, very fast.  I wanted more.  Nine days without a book as good as this to read.  By the way, did you ever write to the Forum in Penthouse?

Larry Robinson

“Enjoyed the book immensely!!  Everyone I know that’s read it says the same..great read!!”

Rick Ssturiza

It had all the elements necessary to be what I refer to as ‘riveting”. Neither my husband nor I could put it down. Your style is lively, your imagination, vivid and exciting. We enjoyed every word.”

Cathy and Russell Cornick