Keeping My Girl: A Dark Mafia Romance (Book 2 of the Keeping What’s Mine Series) is now live on Amazon!
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The girl I fell in love with was ripped from my arms, never to be heard from again. She was sold to the cruelest man on the planet, Constantine Carbone — my family’s number one enemy. Over the years, I haven’t stopped looking for Selina. And then one fateful night, I finally find her. In a move that will undoubtedly bring war upon my family, I save Selina, killing Constantine’s son in the process. I soon come to realize that Selina is nothing like the girl I once fell in love with, but none of that matters. She’s mine. She’s always been mine. And when her past comes back to haunt her, threatening to steal her away from me again, I vow to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. This time I’m not letting her go.
Author’s note: Keeping My Girl is Nico Vitale’s story, and although it is a standalone, it would be better enjoyed after reading Keeping My Bride. **Warning: Due to the sensitive subject matter contained in this book, it may cause triggers. Reader discretion is strongly advised.
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I AWAKE WITH a start, my heart
threatening to pound out of my chest.
Struggling to catch my breath, I toss back the tangled sheets and sit up
though it’s been thirteen years, I can still smell the smoke, feel it burning
and glancing around at my surroundings, I begin to calm down, my breathing
slowly returning to normal.
Another fucking nightmare.
Fuck, I can still hear their screams…even in
a hand down my face, I breathe out a long sigh before glancing at the
clock. It’s only five a.m., but I have a
busy day today.
day one of my plan to destroy the man who took everything and everyone I ever
loved from me.
my neck until I hear a satisfying crack,
I get out of bed and head for the shower.
My mind wanders as I go through the cleaning ritual. And even though, once I step back out, I feel
clean on the outside, I’ll never be clean on the inside.
a festering, gaping black hole where my heart should be.
wasn’t always so. My mother always told
me I had a heart of gold. But things
changed when she was taken from me at such a young age. I became a hardened version of myself.
someone else entirely.
that existed back then is not the man I ultimately became. No, that boy died right along with the rest
of his family that night.
worked with the hardest, dirtiest criminals in the seedy underbelly of New York
City to amass my fortune. It took me
years to get to where I am now.
Everything has led up to this point, and I can feel the anticipation
rolling off of me in waves under the stream of water.
out of the shower and toweling off, I brush my teeth and rinse with
mouthwash. Then, I take my time styling
my hair, which is longer on top and shaved closer on the sides. And finally, I dress in an impeccable
three-piece suit that was tailored to fit my body.
glance into the mirror, I try to see what she
ultimately will today.
think I’m a rich businessman?
find me attractive?
want me to take her out on a date?
the answer to be yes to all of those questions, because I plan on seducing
Victoria Ciccone. She is simply step one
in the grand scheme of things.
I have a
plan in place. A simple one.
fall for me, so that I can get my revenge on Giorgio Ciccone, her father and
the very man who destroyed my life and murdered my family.
is the key to getting my revenge.
And when the final step of
my plan comes into play…I’ll put a fucking bullet right between her father’s
more heavily guarded than fucking Fort Knox.
And the only way to get to him is through her. So, I will use his daughter, take what I want
and not give a single fuck.
Thank you for reading! You can get your copy of Devious right now in the Wanted Anthology on all major e-retailers. Devious will be published on its own in February 2019, followed up by the sequel, Victorious, in March 2019.
KEEPING HER: BOOK 1 OF THE KEEP ME SERIES IS NOW LIVE ON AMAZON AND ONLY 99¢!
To say I had a rough start in life would be the understatement of the century.
My uncle may have rescued me from my abusive childhood, but he couldn’t save me from the neurotic and compulsive obsessions I would develop in my adulthood.
I deal with some of the worst criminals in the seedy underbelly of the world just to get what I want. What I need.
And what I need is the perfect woman. Perfect and pure in every way possible. And I’m willing to obtain that perfection…no matter the cost.
So when I make my newest purchase, I expect Adeline’s fate to be like all the others before her — taking what I want and then never seeing her again.
But she’s different.
Her beauty is disarming.
And even though I promised to let her go after I took what I wanted…I slowly come to the realization that I can’t.
I have to break my promise to her, because she’s mine now.
And I’m keeping her.
**Keeping Her is book one of the two-book dark romance Keep Me Series and ends with a cliffhanger. It contains adult content for mature readers.**
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Five years ago, I left for college in New York, leaving behind my hometown and my high school sweetheart. I had a plan after I graduated; but somewhere along the way, my train, which was on a one-way trip to happily ever after, somehow got derailed. And so I’m back in Willowbrook, Alabama for one reason and one reason only — to confront Colton Crawford, the guy who broke my heart and a lot of promises. But instead of getting the answers I’m looking for, I only end up with even more questions.
Colton doesn’t remember me, and I suddenly lost the most important person in my life in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can win back his heart, but I’m going to try with every fiber of my being to bring Colton back to me.
Everything changed five years ago, and my memory was basically wiped clean. A clean slate was exactly what I needed since I wasn’t able to save my brother in the accident that almost claimed my own life. Bringin’ up the past just makes me realize how much I’ve lost, and so forgettin’ is what gets me through the day. Not wantin’ to remember wasn’t really a problem until a pretty blonde by the name of Penny Preston shows up in my bar demandin’ answers…answers that I can’t give her.
I try to ignore the longin’ in my heart, but it’s almost impossible. Somethin’ keeps drawin’ me back to her…no matter how hard I try to push her away. Even though my brain can’t remember her, my heart just can’t seem to forget.