Witches Brew & A Special Treat For You!🎃👻

I hope you had a festive Halloween! I admit it, I ate enough chocolate to last me until next Halloween! And the kickboxing workout this morning didn’t put a dent in the amount of sugar I consumed!

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But it’s Friday, so let’s focus on THAT! Are you reading anything good these days? I’m reading Promise Me by Rebel Hart! So good!


If you’re looking for a steamy, angsty, forbidden romance with a swoony manwhore who has his sights set on his sexy business partner who also happens to be a single mom, check out You Belong With Me. It’s the first book in my Love Drunk Series and for a limited time, it’s only 99 cents! 


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And, if you need a cocktail to go with the deliciousness that is Chris Camden, try this recipe for Witches Brew!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur
  • 2 1/2 oz lemon lime soda (Sprite is what I use)
  • 2 1/2 oz orange juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour ingredients in. Cover and shake until chilled, then pour into martini glasses and serve.

Add black sanding sugar to a small plate, and light corn syrup to another small plate.  Dip rims of martini glasses in corn syrup, then into sanding sugar.https://www.thechunkychef.com/witches-brew-halloween-cocktail/

Have a great weekend!

Read An Excerpt of Ravage!

Prologue: Alek

Ten Years Ago

“You need to leave. Now!”

I furrow my brow, the cold wind whipping through my many layers of clothing. “Then tell me the truth about why you’re here, Dad! What the hell have you been grooming me for if you’re just going to turn me away, now of all times? I thought you needed me here to—”

“Don’t think,” my father grunts, looking left and right. We’re the only two people standing in this darkened alleyway in Saint Petersburg, Russia. At least, for the moment. Sirens wail in the distance and my spine tenses.

“Go home,” my father says in a terse voice. “It’s not safe for you to be here. You need to be at the house with the girls. I told you not to leave them!”

By ‘the girls’ he means Mom and my sister Tali.

But they aren’t the only ones home.

Mischa, our housekeeper is there, too, with her daughter, Lina.

The girl I’ve been in love with for the better part of my short life.

It’s partly because of her…them…that I’m here in the first place.

I’m Dad’s second in command…but who am I kidding? That title is awarded in name only. 

I want him to take me seriously so that I can learn more about the life we live, the one I’m currently only allowed to watch from the sidelines.

How the hell can I carry on his legacy, protect the family, and grow our empire if he keeps so much from me? I’ll never be prepared to face the unknown unless he lets me strike.

But every time I feel like he comes close to turning over the reins, shit goes sideways and he pushes me away.

Like tonight.

And if he doesn’t take me seriously or trust me to take control, nobody else will, either. 

How the hell am I supposed to grow as a leader if he keeps shit from me?

“Why do you keep pulling me in part way?” I press, raking a hand through my hair. My chest tightens as I hear footsteps thumping over cobblestones. A trickle of sweat drizzles down my back despite the frigid weather. My voice drops to a whisper. “If I’m going to be in this—”

“That’s the problem, Alek. I don’t want you in this at all. Not now. I never wanted any member of my family in this. It’s too dangerous.”

“You made me your number two because you had faith that I could handle things. Remember? That’s what you told me! And you know damn well Kaz and Leo can’t do this kind of work.” 

“Something happened here tonight,” Dad says in a hushed tone. “And it’s about to bring a lot of trouble our way. I don’t know how much longer we have here in Russia, Alek. We may need to leave. And if I don’t make it, I need to make sure you’re safe so that you can protect the rest of the family.”

I swallow hard. “That’s exactly why I need to know what the hell to expect, Dad!” I slam my hands against my jean-clad legs. “I have to be prepared!”

And if I’m prepared…if I get a shot to make these threats go away…then maybe we can stay.

We can thrive.

We can live.

Hopefully to see another day.

“You’re too young. Too inexperienced,” Dad mumbles, shaking his head. “There are too many unknowns, and the situation is more dangerous than I thought. Something bad has happened, something that is going to destroy all of us. I can’t allow you to get involved.”

“Well, what about you? You’re just going to sit here with the rest of those assholes and wait for the shit storm to blow over? Is that smart?” Panic rises in my throat, but I keep it in check. The last thing I want to do is let him know what’s bubbling beneath the surface.

If I want him to trust me, he needs to see I can be as lethal as him.

With no regrets.

And no fear.

The corners of Dad’s lips curl upward into a sad smile. “It may be the only way I can keep you all safe.” He grabs the sides of my head and kisses me on both cheeks before pushing me away. “You need to learn to listen. How to stand down when the situation calls for it. But you…you just rush into things. You take too many unnecessary risks because you want to lead so badly. You don’t understand that in order to be an effective leader, you need to exercise caution. You can’t run into situations ready to fight if you don’t understand who you’re fighting and why.”

“Then tell me!” I whisper-shout. “Be honest with me, Dad! Give me a damn chance to show you that I can handle things for you!”

He lifts an eyebrow at me. “If you want to prove yourself to me, then get the hell out of here, Aleksandr. Stay out of the line of fire for once. And show me that you can take a goddamn order!” 

“But you need me here! I can help!” 

The words are barely out of my mouth when the sirens blare louder from around the corner. But we both know there are no cops driving those cars. Dad pushes me away without acknowledging my words and backs into the building. “Go now!” He watches as I jump into my car, gun the engine, and peel away from the side of the brick-faced building. It’s only when I look back, once I’m at the top of the alley, that I see the door to the building is closed tight, my dad safely behind it.

At least for the moment.

I say a silent prayer that the sirens keep moving.

I just wanted to hear my father say the goddamn words, to confirm what I’ve already pieced together myself.

I needed to hear him say it, to tell me why all of the men who worked for Denis Manchenko, including him, are gathered in the basement of that building tonight. 

Saying those words would prove that he does have faith in me, that he actually does trust me.

But even though he refused to tell me, I know the answer. I know a lot of things…more than Dad thinks I do.

He doesn’t think that I’m strong enough to handle the dark reality that’s looming.

But he doesn’t realize I’m his best option.

His only option.

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Vengeful is Live!!!

I’m so excited to announce that Vengeful, Book 3 of the Severinov Bratva series, is LIVE on Kindle Unlimited!

One single gunshot threw my life into upheaval.
An assassination that will bring my family to its knees.
It’s up to me to avenge the murder.
An eye for an eye…that’s my MO.
I have one job to do, and it may be my last.
Find my father’s killer and make him pay
Before he finds me.
But there’s one problem – one incredibly sexy obstacle I never saw coming.
Tali Severinov.
I’ve met my match with this woman.
She’s beautiful, deadly, and more ruthless than I’d ever imagined.
Think with my head?
Never.
At least, not with the one attached to my neck.
She thinks I’m the enemy.
Little does she know I’m her savior.

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Merciless Is LIVE!!!!

It was a crazy fun weekend, and last night on release eve, I decided to unwind by doing some social media graphics for Merciless. LOL. What can I say? Photoshop helps to calm my nerves. Anyway, here we are, and the Severinov Bratva series has officially kicked off!!! SO EXCITING!!! And since it’s release day, you know what that means.


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I’m a killer. A bloodthirsty beast.
I never miss my target.
And I always collect on my debts.
Especially when they come packaged in a porn star body.
Hello to my new obsession.
Beautiful and ruthless, Lindy thinks she owns Sin City.
But she’s about to find out that she picked the wrong casino to rob.
And that now, I own her.
She trusted the wrong people, put greed before common sense, and lost everything.
Now there’s a debt to be paid.
To me.
But I don’t care about the money.
I want her.
Need her.
She can be my redemption.
If I can just make her mine.
But of course, I will.
Because I always get what I want.
And I never miss my mark.

Read the Prologue for Merciless!

3 MORE SLEEPS!!!! And then Merciless, Book One of the Severinov Bratva Series, will be HERE!!!!! I’m sure you’ve already read Defiance, the prequel to this amazing new mafia series (WINK, WINK), so how about the Prologue??? Here’s a little taste of what’s to come!

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Prologue

Kazimir

I clutch the sides of my head and squeeze my eyes closed. It takes me a few minutes to remember where I even was last night before the sordid sex fest in my hotel suite started. But even in my drunken stupor, I somehow still remembered to charge my damn cell phone.

And when it started blaring with incoming texts from my father this morning, right next to my head, the urge to hurl it against a wall was strong.

Stronger even when one of my overnight guests started to taunt me with her devious lips. They clamped tight around my cock—sucking, tugging, licking until she decided it was time to hop on top of me for one last ride.

I let that damn phone ring and ping for about an hour until my guests left and I was alone again.

By that time, I was definitely in serious need of coffee and a bottle of Advil. 

After a quick shower and a handful of pills, I’m still suffering and there’s no relief in sight.

“You were given specific instructions, Kazimir,” my father growls, pacing his office at the Le MéridienHoteland Casino in Monaco. The place is luxury personified, with its polished marble floors, gold accents as far as the eye can see, and lush foliage lining every corner.

And this is just one of my father’s many holdings here. Monaco is dripping with wealth, power, and prestige, and for the patriarch of the Severinov family, it is the perfect place to expand our interests.

It’s been a long and hard few years.

Leaving Russia meant losing a lot of our government protection, and then after losing Mom…

I take a deep breath and fist my hair.

My stomach rolls. I don’t want to think about that right now, but it’s the reason I’m sitting here in Dad’s office. He stomps around, slamming things and yelling, but it’s not until he spews the next words that I actually sit up and focus.

“I can’t trust you! I never could!”

I slowly raise my eyes at him, his face pinched and red. My jaw damn near drops to the floor. A flash of realization takes the place of his otherwise irate expression. He just heard what he said to me. Christ only knows, he’s been thinking it for the last five years. I guess it was bound to come out at some point.

I grip the arms of the chair and pull myself out of it. I need to stand up for this next part. I’ve beaten myself into the ground over it for long enough. 

“I tried to make it right,” I say through gritted teeth. “Do you know how hard it was…and still is…for me to live with myself after what happened? That’s why I went to find Yazov!” I inch closer to my father, ignoring his look of shock. “Not a day goes by that I don’t wish it had been me instead of her. I wish they’d have put a bullet in my fucking brain, Dad! I wish it had been me in that car, not Mom and Tali! I will never forgive myself for letting it happen. And I don’t need you to constantly remind me of how insignificant my role in this family is.”

It takes Dad a minute or two to recover, and rightly so. The pounding between my temples shudders my brain and all I want to do is dive back into my bed, bury my head under the fluffy pillows, and pray for an end to this nightmare.

“You went against my orders,” he says in a quiet voice, staring at me. 

“I tried to do the right thing.”

“Just because it would have helpedyousleep better at night doesn’t mean it would have been the right thing.” He shakes his head. “Typical Kazimir. Always thinking of yourself. Never the consequences of your actions.”

“I haven’t slept in years, Dad,” I mutter, raking a hand through my hair. “I was doing it for you.”

“Well, I never asked for your help, did I?” he hisses, circling his desk and sinking into the chair behind it. He flips open a folder and scans the paper on top. When he looks up at me again, he narrows his eyes. “You need to get away from here as soon as possible.”

“That’s the beautiful thing about being an assassin. I’m everywhere and nowhere. I can be invisible.”

“Well, you’re going to be invisible in America. I want you far away from here. I will handle things in here in Monaco with your brother Alek. You will leave for Las Vegas tonight. I’ve already made the arrangements.”

“What the hell am I supposed to do in Vegas? I’m an enforcer for this family. Christ, I don’t even gamble!”

“You don’t have to gamble. I don’t give a damn if you know a straight flush from a royal. But you need to lay low until the shit storm you caused blows over.”

“Great,” I grumble, stretching my arms overhead. “I can’t wait.”

Dad narrows his dark eyes at me. “You caused this, Kaz. Just remember that. It may not seem like it now, but I’m saving your ass.”

“Why bother?” I shoot back. “According to you, I keep screwing things up for the family. I don’t take instructions, I can’t be counted on, I’m always following my own agenda. Why not let them kill me? It’d save you some headaches,” I seethe, my fists clenched.

Dad lifts an eyebrow but says nothing. “You’ll be taking on the role of Head of Security at the Montepremi Hotel and Casino. It’s under the ownership of a shell corporation I had set up, so you should be able to preserve your anonymity.”

Interesting. Dad never makes a purchase like that without letting the whole world know about it. Maybe he really does want to keep me alive. 

“And what exactly will I be doing at the Montepremi?”

“The casino will be used as a front for our money laundering and trafficking activities in America, which you, Leo, and Tali will manage. Each of you will have your own roles, but I need people I can trust managing the operations. You will work beside your brother and sister and keep a low profile.”

And there it is. The angle. Dad always has one, and he’s always figuring out how to expand his empire. My role is helping him do that. Period. That’s why he’s sending me to Vegas. 

Because he needs me. Not because he gives a shit about me. 

“So why are you sending me?” I can’t help but take the dig. I know I’m here because I screwed up, but it doesn’t mean I’m going down easy. “Leo and Tali are pretty good order takers. They don’t need me out there to mess things up.”

Dad scrubs a hand down the front of his face. “Kaz,” he says in a low voice. “You will do what I ask and not question my reasons. I think you know better than anyone that I never make a move without a good one.” He points a finger at me. “You will go to Las Vegas and you will do what I ask of you without another question.” His lips stretch into a thin line. “Consider this your final directive.” 

It’s Live!!!!!

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So Many Holiday Weekend Surprises!

I hope you had an awesome 4th! My back is scorched and I’m a little bit hungover, but it was a super fun day with family and friends! I also got my very first keratin treatment on Wednesday, so I spent a lot of time panicking yesterday that wearing a ponytail was going to permanently dent my hair. LOL!

It didn’t…


So today, I’m sitting here with my freshly washed and still pin-straight hair to tell you that there are 12…not 2, not 5, not 8…but 12 FREE books and an awesome giveaway waiting for you!


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Read The Prequel Now!

The Severinov Bratva Series is about to launch! Merciless, Book 1 of the new Russian-Italian crossover series, releases on July 22! Bt you can get a little taste now.

Click here to read Defiance, the prequel for FREE!

Here’s the blurb! And the COVER…*swoon!*

Kaz

One single phone call.

That’s all it took to shatter my world and turn my future into a never-ending nightmare.

I’ve waited a damn long time for this night. I’ve trained my whole lifetime for it.

Just a little farther…just a few more minutes…just a few more steps…

And then, justice will finally be served.

It won’t even begin to even the score or fix what’s long been broken.

But it has to be done.

Everything is in place.

And I have to be the one to pull the trigger.

Lindy

I had a sheltered life. Cushy, comfortable, and perfect, as far as I knew.

But it was one I didn’t choose, one that was filled with lies and deceit, and one that nearly came to a screeching halt as a result.

Never again will I leave my fate in the hands of people who think they know best, only to find out that they don’t.

I can’t ever go back.

As of tonight, the past no longer exists. I need to do things my way from now on, not their way.

Their way almost killed me.

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Release Date: July 8

Screw the consequences. She belongs to me.

Rocco

They gave me an order.

My instructions were crystal clear, the threats painfully real.

Find the people who shattered her world.

Keep her safe.

Don’t lay a finger on her.

And don’t even think about falling in love.

That last part was all me.

Mission not accomplished.

Katarina

I’m a cold-blooded killer.

An assassin by trade.

I hunt those who have taken from my family.

Our list of enemies is endless, my quest for revenge never complete.

Eight years gone, and the memories of that day still fester.

Just like the guilt that poisons my soul,

The grief that haunts me when I close my eyes at night,

And the rage that fuels my hate.

The scars run so deep, and 

Only one person has the power to heal them.

But I’m just another task on his list, a job to complete.

I’ll never be anything more.

He could never love me.

Not after what I’ve done.

Nobody could.

Who Really Is Deadlier???

I want someone to hold me, to tell me it will be okay, that it really wasn’t my fault, that I’m not to blame for everything. I need to hear that, need to believe it, if I have any hope of ever recovering from that day.

So when he pulls me into his arms, I allow myself to fall into them, breathing in the scent of his cologne until it makes me dizzy. The tears flow from my eyes and his arms tighten around me in response. It only makes me cry harder. 

Time pretty much stops, and I don’t care if I stay here wrapped in his embrace forever. He holds me, rubbing a hand down my back as my sobs finally quiet. Even after I told him…actually, screamed at him…that I hate him.

Is he a glutton for punishment or what?

He doesn’t speak at all, and thank fuck for that because I have no idea what is happening to me and I’m afraid of what may come spewing out of my mouth if I open it. His fingers stroke the back of my neck and my spine suddenly morphs into a limp spaghetti noodle. Ohhh…what is he doing with those magical fingers? He’s making me forget, distracting me from the toxins flooding my veins, all by innocently targeting an erogenous zone I never even knew existed.

My knees buckle, my arms tentatively reaching around his muscular back. 

I’m not a hugger. At least, I’m not anymore.

But this…I could get used to this. 

His head drops on top of mine, his warm lips resting against my hair. Goosebumps shoot up my arms and down my legs, despite the fact that they’re covered in velour. I’ve never been so affected by…sentiment.

Holy crap. 

Who the fuck am I?

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