by Harley Wylde & Paige Warren
Published by: Changeling Press
Publication date: April 15th 2022
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Mafia, Romance
I’m the monster in the dark. The Boogeyman. I shouldn’t touch her. Shouldn’t keep her. But I will.
Raina — A man took me from my home in Tahiti when I was only five. They called it an adoption, but I know the truth. My parents sold me, pure and simple. My life has been one nightmare after another, a living hell that I can’t escape. When my owner gives me as payment to Feliks Sobol, I think it’s just like any other time. But it’s not. He’s different. Under the darkness and danger, there’s a tenderness I’ve never experienced. I want him. I shouldn’t, but I do. He might be the one who ends up breaking me.
Feliks — I’m the monster in the shadows, the man everyone fears. I’ve done unspeakable things, and I will do them again without a hint of remorse. I’m Bratva, born and bred. Hard. Unyielding. Yet when I’m around Raina, there’s another side of me that emerges. One that’s weaker. Wanting her could get me killed. Yet I can’t let her go. Until my brigadier demands I choose. Raina, or the woman I wish to marry. I decide to hold on to the power I’ll gain by marrying Natalia Gorev. I didn’t realize it was too late. Raina is already under my skin, and when she’s taken, I know I’ve made the wrong choice. I’ll bathe the city in blood if that’s what it takes to get her back. I only hope she can forgive me.
WARNING: This is a dark romance suitable for those 18+ and contains strong language, graphic violence, sexual situations, human trafficking, and a dark undertone that some may find objectionable.
My phone rang, and I answered, seeing Viktor’s name on the screen.
“What do you need?” I asked, knowing he wouldn’t call without a reason.
“Why am I hearing from Leeds about his debt being reduced?”
I pinched the bridge of my nose, wishing the asshole had waited. This wasn’t a conversation I wished to have with Viktor just yet. I needed to figure things out. Mostly, I needed to know what I wanted to do with Raina.
“I’d planned to discuss it with you tomorrow. I lowered what he owes by one thousand dollars.” I paused. Leeds hadn’t demanded more when I’d left. I knew the man feared me. Now that I was gone, would he try to get Viktor to lower the debt more? If he did, I’d discuss it with Viktor. The asshole should be grateful I let him live.
Viktor growled, and I heard him slam his fist onto his desk. “And why would you do that?”
“He had a girl chained up. He’d stripped her, locked her to a table, and offered me the use of her to reduce what he owes.” I ran a hand through my hair. “Viktor, he’s had her since she was only a child. All she’s known is pain.”
“And where is she now?”
I glanced at the bed. “The apartment I keep for my mistresses. I didn’t find out until after I’d accepted his offer she wasn’t on birth control. It’s possible she’s pregnant.”
Harley Wylde is the International Bestselling Author of the Dixie Reapers MC, Devil’s Boneyard MC, and Hades Abyss MC series.
When Harley’s writing, her motto is the hotter the better — off the charts sex, commanding men, and the women who can’t deny them. If you want men who talk dirty, are sexy as hell, and take what they want, then you’ve come to the right place. She doesn’t shy away from the dangers and nastiness in the world, bringing those realities to the pages of her books, but always gives her characters a happily-ever-after and makes sure the bad guys get what they deserve.
The times Harley isn’t writing, she’s thinking up naughty things to do to her husband, drinking copious amounts of Starbucks, and reading. She loves to read and devours a book a day, sometimes more. She’s also fond of TV shows and movies from the 1980’s, as well as paranormal shows from the 1990’s to today, even though she’d much rather be reading or writing.
You can find out more about Harley or enter her monthly giveaway on her website. Be sure to join her newsletter while you’re there to learn more about discounts, signing events, and other goodies!
Paige Warren is a contemporary romance author who believes in happily-ever-after for everyone. Sexy, steamy stories about mobsters, cowboys, inked bad boys, and interracial couples…sometimes with a bit of kink. If you like alpha heroes and strong heroines, then you’re in the right place! No matter the odds, in a Paige Warren book, true love conquers all.
When her husband, children, and furbabies aren’t demanding her attention, she’s typically either writing or reading. Paige enjoys reading a variety of genres from young adult books, to general fiction, and of course romances! But when it comes to movies, she’s a big-time horror fan – especially the 80’s slasher flicks. That being said, ghostly movies are her favorite regardless of when they were made, like Rose Red or The Amityville Horror.