Category: *Mafia/Organized Crime
F*cked by the Sinner by Hayley Faiman
She’s not mine to take. I steal her anyway. Too young for the likes of me, but I claim her as my own.
Zinaida Krupin doesn’t know the meaning of the word freedom. Her father has isolated her for almost a decade. When Kazimir, the Bratva Pakhan, comes to her home with a contract that is too good to resist, she takes it happily. But has she made a deal with the Devil?
Osip Gusev never really thought about his future in the Bratva. He’s always done what is expected of him. As a respected Brigadier, he felt that he had reached his potential. That is until Kazimir comes to him with a new plan, an opportunity that opens up his future to something he could have never imagined.
She is a Printsessa. He's just a soldier. Can they take over an entire territory together, or will they completely fail?
Not everyone is happy about this takeover. Some men are undoubtedly angry that the new king and queen of Northern California seem to be in control and so effortlessly. Can they thrive, or will they fail abysmally?
Dance into My Life by Hayley Faiman
He’s twenty years her senior, but age is just a number when you’ve found the woman who intrigues you.
Marilyn Jones is a survivor. Her childhood was anything but picture-perfect. In fact, it was nothing short of complete chaos and trauma. She's working hard to be the complete opposite of her upbringing. But no matter how hard you try to get away from it, the past always has a way of coming back around.
When an opportunity shows up at her doorstep, she knows she must pivot her life to accept this new future.
The President of the Nasty Bastards MC has always loved his life just as it is. So, when his past showed up a few years ago, it was a shocking but welcome addition to his life, something he accepted wholeheartedly.
When his eyes land on Marilyn, he knows that his life is missing something. Maybe it isn’t so perfect, just the way that it is. The lives they lead are full of heartache and pain. But their futures don’t have to be, do they?
A moment of clarity is all that Prez needs to know what he wants, who he wants. But Marilyn is too busy trying to shield her battered heart to take the blind leap forward. Will she realize what she not only wants but needs before it’s too late?
Savage Impulses by Michelle Hercules
Everyone knows to stay away from the heirs of Olympus Bay. They rule the city through savagery and blood like the heartless assholes they are.
A streak of bad luck puts me on the path of the most ruthless of them all. Hades. The black sheep of the family, his reputation for debauchery and violence precedes him. No wonder he’s the king of Olympus U.
He wants me to pay for a mistake I didn’t intend to make, and I fear refusing him will only end in tragedy. But there are worse fates than being the target of a savage god.
When another ruthless player enters the arena and demands more than I can give, I find myself stuck in the middle of a family war, and Hades emerges as my savior. And my captor.
The longer I stay by his side, the more I realize the man is not what he seems. He’s dark and brutal, but he also possesses a tenderness I didn’t think was possible. That’s his most dangerous weapon. If I’m not careful, I might never want to leave his prison.
Only I can’t indulge in my desires. My family needs me, and if I surrender to Hades completely, I may never see my loved ones again.
*This is a contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone's story.
Daughter of Deception by Ruby Vincent
Our enemies are everywhere…
…and we can’t see them.
The Brotherhood has us in their sights. In their scope.
The attacks are coming from everywhere and nowhere from a seemingly invisible enemy. But they won’t be invisible for long.
When we discover how the Brotherhood manages to stay five steps ahead, it’s up to me to find and stop the traitor.
The only problem is it requires me to revisit a place I swore I’d never go: my past.
The battle for the city we love is heating up. The Brotherhood challenges the Merchants’ right to rule, and Genny and the Savage Princes don’t give a f*ck.
Cinco is theirs and they’ll fight to the death to protect it.
And me… well, I just might be their secret weapon.
Caught by the Sinner by Hayley Faiman
Can a person settle for less than they deserve because there’s a glimmer of hope for what they want?
Natasha Morozova has never known easy. Her life has been nothing but obstacles. She came to America for the freedom to change her life–except it’s not that simple. Not when she’s fallen in love with a man who cannot return that feeling.
Kazimir Laskin has worked his way up the ranks of the Bratva. He’s a Pakhan, and he should have everything he desires, or at least be able to take it. He owns a successful club. Money is no object. Men do what he says when he says it–except he can’t have the only woman he craves.
Her station is beneath him. He must marry for the interest of the Bratva, not the good of his heart. When Natasha gives up, Kaizimir watches her leave but cannot let her go. Truth be told, she cannot let go of him either.
When betrayal is at his feet, Kazimir must make some decisions. He must take matters into his own hands. If he catches her, can he keep her? When you’re the Pakhan, are there any rules, or do you get to rewrite them?
Antichrist by Amo Jones
Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…
When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.
Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…
It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…
…it ends with blood.
*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if think you may need to.
**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.
Start My Life by Hayley Faiman
A decade is a long time to wait to start your life. Can a marriage on the brink of extinction be saved?
Kia Nelson has only loved one man. She has devoted herself to him and only him. The problem is that man has spread his attentions to every woman who crosses his path. She has always accepted his indiscretions as part of the club life.
Until the other men started settling down, proving that monogamy is not dead.
Handles is the Nasty Bastard MC attorney. He loves his life. There is not a single complaint to be had by him. He’s got a wife at home and any woman he wants at the club. He works hard and plays harder. Status quo is exactly what he wants–forever.
When Kia tells him their marriage is through, that she wants to start her life over, without him. Handles is forced to decide, not just for himself but also for his future.
He has to choose whether he wants his freedom or his wife?
Redemption by Tori Fox
The Partners are back with a vengeance...
Everyone thinks I died three years ago.
I sacrificed my life for my friends.
To redeem myself for all my wrong doings.
I don’t exist. Not in the real sense of the word.
I’m just a man fulfilling my destiny that was laid out for me from the day I was born.
A man put in position to take over the largest criminal organization.
I’m just a pawn in a game with nothing to lose.
Until my past hits me like a freight train. The only woman I ever fell for reappears in my life.
But she isn’t just anyone. Her family is one of the most powerful mafia families in Italy.
And it’s the family I’m after for trying to take down The Partners.
We never should have been together. We never should have met.
Our story could start a war. Especially when she drops a bomb I never saw coming.
And now the stakes are so high even my own life is forfeit.
I may not exist.
But that won’t stop me from taking what’s mine.
And risking everything for a family I didn’t know I had.
**This is book 3 in The Partners series. While they are standalones, it is best they are read in order.
This is a dark romance suitable for readers 18+. This book may contain subject matter that can be seen as triggers.
Bound to the Sinner by Hayley Faiman
Do soulmates exist, or are they created? If you love someone and set them free, will they always come back to you?
Ksenia Pasternak was given to a man when she was just a child. Her life has never been her own. She has been running for a decade, hiding from the world. She does not forge relationships of any kind. She’s had enough of that to last her a lifetime.
Grisha Antonov was given a girl when he was in his early twenties. She was too young for him. He accepted the deal anyway. As a Russian Bratva Torpedo, it was a deal that he should have demanded money for, not a barter, not a person as payment.
When the news breaks that someone from their past is released from one of the most secure and dangerous prisons in Russia, Grisha knows one thing and one thing only. He must protect Ksenia at all costs, even if she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.
She is bound to him, but at the same time, he is equally as bound to her. They are meant for one another, bound, owned, connected.
Unexpected Lovers by Blue Saffire
When I was younger, I believe I almost stumbled upon something I shouldn’t have. Something that upset my mother and made her abandon us all. It was all my fault.
I grew up wondering how she could leave us? My older brothers never blamed me, but I’ve blamed myself. So much so I never asked questions when I was thrown into the family business. Then I had my little girl. I thought I could take a vacation from being a Di Lorenzo.
However, my selfish wife has ensured my return to the life. I will no longer be able to remain an outsider to what my brothers and I have been handed.
The Di Lorenzo’s have secrets. I know a lot about having those. When Gio Di Lorenzo hired me five years ago, I knew those secrets would come out. His younger brother Dante doesn’t know who I am and now I’m stepping into shoes I never thought I’d fill.
When this becomes personal, all thoughts of keeping my secrets go out the window. In the blink of an eye, I become who I was created to be.
Will the truth tear everything apart? Will there be one secret too many? Or will it all go according to plan in this unexpected love?
Archer by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
From bestselling author Dr. Rebecca Sharp comes a sexy and thrilling bodyguard romantic suspense...
Keira McKenna has lived her life protected—that’s what happens when your father testifies against Boston’s Irish mob.
After years of move after move, Witness Protection settled her in Wyoming. Unfortunately, while Keira embraced her new small-town life, her larger-than-life past wouldn’t stay away. And with it, the one man she’d never forget.
Four years ago, one massive mistake made Archer Reynolds resign from Boston’s police force. Moving home, he opened Reynolds Protective Group—an elite bodyguard agency—to atone for his failure. But when a series of crimes occur in town, he comes face-to-face with the woman whose name was apparently as fake as her death.
Archer can’t believe Keira is alive, more beautiful—and fiery—than he remembered, and still in danger.
The police insist the crimes were random, but Keira knows the mob has found her. Archer is determined to protect her, but after her last lie, Keira isn’t sure she can trust him with the truth. And as desire mounts, so does danger. And once Archer uncovers the truth about her past, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe—and make her his.
Dark Prince by N.E. Henderson
Two world’s collided, igniting forbidden passion like no other.
Can a marriage survive manipulation and lies?
She was hellbent on making her father disown her. Her rebellious attitude and the color that marred her snowflake skin was proof of that, so I used that knowledge to my benefit.
I promised her hate and blood. Instead, what she got was my heart and a weak man on his knees in front of her.
She was never supposed to be my bride or my anything. She was the daughter of a rival family, not even of Italian descent. She was from a completely different culture.
Sasha Nikolayev was my vice. I was an addict for her. I would have said and done anything to chain her to me—so that’s what I did.
*** This is book 2 in The New American Mafia series. Please read BAD PRINCESS first. This book is a different couple but the series is interconnected.
Stolen by the Sinner by Hayley Faiman
Are all those that are lost meant to be found? Are all those that are stolen taken against their will?
Holland Wanger has spent her entire life beneath the scrutinization of the paparazzi. The daughter of a famous actor. Her life is predictable and routine—boring. She’s afraid of change, but it seems as though her life is about to be turned upside down in a single instant.
Russian Bratva Torpedo, Danill Belsky, has a new mission that includes an offer for a payment that he can’t quite resist. A payment that comes in a knockout body with long blonde hair and blue eyes.
In a dark club, he meets her under the guise of fate. He is drawn to her. Not only does he need her, but he wants her, too. She’s alluring, seemingly untamable, but Danill knows that she wants to be his.
Can a woman really be stolen if she goes willingly?
Son of Saint by Ruby Vincent
Waking up next to a stranger wearing a wedding ring was not on the itinerary.
I came to Las Vegas for a quick girl’s trip, but somehow ended up a married woman. What I thought would stay in Vegas followed me back to my small town of Sunrise Bay, Alaska.
Of course, my new husband—MMA champion fighter, Logan Stone—couldn’t find me alone at my house to tell me he wants to give our impromptu nuptials a shot. He has to tell me in front of my entire family and half the town.
The two of us couldn’t be more opposite, but he offers me a deal I can’t refuse which involves me pretending we’re happily married for three months. Yeah, a lot of things can change in that short amount of time, most importantly catching feelings for a man whose lifestyle I despise.
Queen of Madness by Lee Jacquot
The greatest weakness any man can ever have is a woman.
The inherent need to protect them can become overwhelming and all consuming. It makes us think irrationally and do stupid things. In my case, falling down a rabbit hole.
My sister made a mistake. One that put us in debt with the Italian mob who owns half the state, and as payment they’ve enlisted me to work for them.
Only it isn’t them I’ll be working for.
It’s for her. Onyx Embros.
She’s a ghost, a legend, the head of their rival mafia family, and the queen of Wonderland.
In order to save my family, I have to act as her guard so they can find a way to kill her. But the longer I stay, the more I realize Onyx isn’t who I thought she was, and neither am I.
Turns out, I’m just as mad.
A Bodyguard Mafia Romance
Priest by Tiya Rayne
Nathaniel “Priest” Otella
Secrets, I was birthed in them. It’s no wonder they surround me now. The secrets of a ghost, the secrets of the Church, my boys are dripping in secrets.
The trick is to bury the secrets that can kill you before they come back to haunt you.
Will my secrets keep me from ever accepting love? Will my secrets stay buried as they should? Or will the secrets of the Church consume us all?
Repentance by Tori Fox
The Partners aren’t done with the Montford family and there is blood to be spilled…
I’m a monster.
I have a darkness that I can’t control and it begs to be let free.
A monster that has sold their soul to the criminal underground.
I shouldn’t like the taste of blood.
But the power it gives me feeds the malevolence inside me.
A monster that is tasked to kidnap someone.
A gorgeous, feisty woman who looks at me without fear in her eyes. Her fight causes a primal feeling inside of me.
I know I can’t have her and yet that doesn’t stop me from wanting to defile her.
I’m torn between loyalty and taking her as mine to protect.
Both our lives hang in the balance.
And now the gun is pointed at me, but I’m not scared to get blood on my hands.
Because I’m a monster.
And my darkness is ready to make my captive mine.
**This is book 2 in The Partners series. While they are standalones, it is best they are read in order.
This is a dark romance suitable for readers 18+.
Twisted Bargain by Alexandria Bishop
I’ve been cleaning up after my father for most of my life. Between his drug and gambling addictions, it seems like whatever I do, we’re always drowning. Until he does the unforgivable.
Trading me to the tortured billionaire in our small town. His debts are erased and I have to do whatever Marco Blackstone demands. I should have run screaming when the first task he gave me was to clean the blood stains from his expensive five piece suit.
When I overhear a conversation I shouldn’t, our bargain becomes even more twisted when Marco fakes an engagement to save my life. And I become even more trapped in this world I never wanted any part of.
I don’t know who I can trust. But I’m running out of time when my fake engagement turns into anything but and I just might have to say “I Do,” for real.
Violent Attraction by Jocelyne Soto
She was a Cartel Princess.
I was a soldier. A helping hand. A life that didn’t matter.
None of that stopped me from falling in love with her the first time I laid eyes on her.
This Cartel Princess was everything to me.
And I was able to show her, but only in secret.
After years of hiding I had finally found the courage to tell her father, but he announced he’d arranged a marriage for her. One that will bound families.
One that is all about power and money.
The man that she is set to marry is a dangerous man. He doesn’t love her. He only wants her for the money and power that she comes with.
I need to try my hardest to stop this arrangement.
No matter how much blood I shed.
Isabella Morales is mine.
Kiss of Death by Mary Elizabeth
R.I.P. Alessi is in way over his head.
Grand Haven has a new underworld king, and he's celebrating at the local gentlemen's club. But rules are rules. Not even the newly crowned underboss of the Coppola crime family touches the girls without permission from the madam who runs the local escort service.
It's easier said than done once Vera Monroe takes the stage under a blood-red light. The lure of the mysterious dancer can't be ignored, and they're soon hooked. However, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Rip suspects she’s hiding something and forgetting his basic instincts will put his life at risk.
But sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
Kiss Of Death is a Hush novella that can be read as a standalone in the Underworld Kings compilation.
Promises and Pomegranates by Sav R. Miller
To most, Kal Anderson is a villain.
Harbinger of death, keeper of souls, frequenter of nightmares.
Doctor Death. Hades incarnate.
They say he stole me.
Usurped my fiancé and filled the cracks in my heart with empty promises.
Imprinted his crimson fingerprints on my psyche and tried to set me free.
They’re not wrong, per se.
Except it was my choice to stay.
To most, Elena Ricci is an innocent.
Goddess of springtime, lover of poetry, angel of my nightmares.
Little one. Persephone personified.
They say I ruined her.
Shattered her virtue and devoured her soul like a succulent pomegranate.
Embedded my evil as deep as I could possibly get and tried to set her free.
They’re not wrong, per se.
Except it was she who ruined me.
**Promises and Pomegranates is a full-length, standalone, dark contemporary romance based loosely on the framework/characters from the Hades and Persephone myth. It features mature themes, explicit scenes, triggers, and strong language. If you’re not a reader of the genre, this book may not be suitable for you. Reader discretion is advised.
Becoming her Salvation by Hayley Faiman
Rosana Mazzilli is in trouble—big-time trouble. Her primary goal in life was to be nothing like her sisters. She’s a college graduate, she works in finance, and she wants nothing to do with the Zanetti famiglia, specifically the Made Men of the famiglia.
Until one day when she needs them—she can go nowhere but to the Made Man who saved her from an abusive aunt. When she runs to him for help, she gets much more than she ever bargained for.
Salvatore Macchio is a failure. He was unable to guard the one person he was born to protect—his little sister. Salvatore will never reconcile that he neglected to save Abriana. It haunts him—nightly.
A marriage stemming from a need to protect and pure fear. Can Salvatore protect Rosana from a fate worse than death? Mistakes can be deadly, but Rosana is determined to save not only herself but the baby that grows inside of her, too.
Becoming his Wife by Hayley Faiman
Tiziano Bianchi only wants one thing—to have a woman that cannot leave him. Unfortunately, the only way he knows how to do that is to buy one for himself.
The only person he knows who can help him with this is Gavino Santoro, the head of the Zanetti famiglia. Gavino’s help comes at a hefty price.
Maci Marshall has never been free. She’s lived a life of poverty and fear, ultimately ending in being kidnapped and given to the Zanetti famiglia to do with as they please.
One look. That's all it took for her to decide that perhaps being kidnapped wasn’t such a bad thing. Her sense of fear takes a back seat as her desires take control.
Tiziano is different. He's alluring and dangerous, mixed with powerful and dominant.
Is the cost of what Tiziano craves too high a price to pay? Will he lose his entire birthright, betraying the Bianchi famiglia in order to get the wife he desires? Two people enter into a life-long contract—one where Tiziano is an owner and Maci his property.
Mercer by Ruby Vincent
Saint, Cash, Brutal, and Mercer are everything to me. A fact I should not have let slip.
A battle rages and only the last man standing claims victory.
I must take back what's mine amid deception, lies, and a city-wide gang war laying waste to all in its path.
The question is will the men I love be standing with me?
Mercer is a dark contemporary reverse harem romance. This is the final book in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!
Harlot by Mary Elizabeth
Camilla Hearst is a Harlot.
God forgives little girls who don’t obey, but he forsakes women who surrender their bodies to desires of the flesh.
Raised to believe her very existence was a sin, Camilla escaped her father’s iron fist and chased the sun to Grand Haven, California, where one thing was for certain:
It’s a man’s world.
She was prepared to live in it until the day Camilla met the highest paid escort in the city—exposing an underground world where women rule like queens. Now Camilla finds herself offering her body to the highest bidder.
Falling for Grand Haven’s golden boy and mafia attorney, Wilder Ridge, only strengthens her desire to break free from her dark past and control her own destiny. But in a society where everything has a price tag, she discovers her body isn't the only thing for sale.
So is her life.
Twisted Cravings by Cora Reilly
As the youngest brother of the notorious Falcone clan, Adamo grew up surrounded by blood and violence. Drugs soon became his way of coping.
Becoming a Made Man like his brothers was his destiny but never his passion. When he becomes the organizer of his family’s successful illegal street races and one of their thrill-seeking drivers, he finally asserts his own path in the harsh mafia world.
His purpose isn’t the only thing Adamo discovers on the fuel-soaked roads he calls home…
Dinara Mikhailov is the only female race driver and hard to ignore. Not only because of her flaming red hair and ruthless driving style, but also because the Bratva princess is allowed to drive in enemy territory.
Soon Adamo and she find themselves entangled in a passionate game that goes beyond the race track. Yet, both haunted by events in the past, their dark cravings put everything on the line.
As what they crave the most, comes with a brutal price.
Sweet Sacrifice by Sav R. Miller
I learned long ago that not all heroes wear capes.
Some don masks and armor to hide their battle scars.
Others are irreparably broken.
Princes without kingdoms.
Kings without crowns.
I tried to fix the hero of my story.
But I’m afraid I’ve only made things worse.
I learned long ago that all people bleed evil.
Some don harsh wit and beauty to hide their truths.
Others are inescapably lost.
Princesses without castles.
Queens without subjects.
I tried to slay the evil in my story.
But I’m afraid some demons are permanent.
Sweet Sacrifice is a dark age gap, brother's best friend romance. It is not recommended for people with certain triggers. Reader discretion is advised.
Book 3 in the King's Trace Antiheroes series - Sweet Sacrifice can be read as a complete standalone, however reading the first two books in the series is highly recommended.
Concede by Kathy Coopmans
For years, I pretended to be something I’m not. Drowning the beast living inside of me in copious amounts of alcohol and women. Not that I complained.
And then Victoria Hughes walks back into my life, and took me by surprise.
The woman stunning me clear out of my mind the minute my mouth touched hers.
After tragedy strikes and knocks her off her feet, I expected her to come to me, yet she didn’t. She pretended we’re nothing. But I see her. I’ve watched her, and she’s fighting grief while battling an all-consuming need for vengeance.
If anyone understands that, it’s me.
Deep down, she knows the only way to ease the pain is to give in to me and let justice bleed from her enemy’s veins.
And she will. I’m the type of man to make sure of it.
But there’s a problem. We have no idea who the enemy is. All we know is they want to destroy The Diamond Empire.
Saint by Ruby Vincent
It’s a common story. I’m sure you can guess how it goes.
Girl winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
She witnesses four gods of beauty and brutality murder some poor sap, and she’s stupid enough to get caught.
Come on. You know what happens next.
You know they tracked her… me… down.
I don’t need to tell you that they claimed me. Ripped me from my safe, perfect world and bound me in chains to their throne.
All of that is obvious.
It’s the part where they corrupted me, dragged me into their world of death and destruction, made me theirs in every way I didn’t know was possible, and I became a soldier in a war that will bring all of Cinco City to its knees…
…that’s when it gets interesting.
Saint is a dark contemporary why choose romance. This is book one in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!
Matteo by Cala Riley
I wasn’t supposed to be here. Kidnapped by a stranger and forced to live in his home. So why am I drawn to my captor? Secrets from my past threaten not only myself, but now him. Do I trust the man who kidnapped me or get the hell out of Dodge?
I’ve always done the right thing. Making decisions for myself that were more for the benefit for others. Until I meet her. What started as a good deed may turn into a kidnapping before I know it. She is the first thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. The question is, will I be able to keep her?