er guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. She's pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Homeland, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals.
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Growing up in a world spun with lies, secrets, and multiple sins, I learned how to use it to my advantage at a young age. My father never protected me from his dealings in the family—La Cosa Nostra. Being the daughter of a mob boss, you pick up a few things, one of which was how to assert dominance in order to survive.
I could do that with the best of them.
My role as a woman was to take care of the house in my mother’s absence—keeping my brother out of trouble, taking care of my father’s legitimate businesses, and showing control in the face of the public. I was a master of control, of manipulating men, of getting what I wanted.
And what I wanted was Stefan Giannotti.
Except, having him meant I had to relinquish control.
I did things I’m not proud of. I made choices that could’ve gotten me killed. But in the end, I did it all for the family, to prove you don’t need a prick between your legs to wield power.
My name is Jordana Albanese, and this is my story.
My story of imperfection, realism, and struggle. It's not for the faintest of hearts. I had to suffer in order to learn, in order to let go an ounce of control, and if you can get through my torment, you’ll understand control is temporary. It's surviving that offers lasting power.
During one of the darkest moments in Allison’s life, she met two men. She loved them both, but not equally. One made her feel alive when she was so close to feeling dead inside. The other made her feel safe, protecting her against the world.
One took her heart, and then vanished.
The other settled for her friendship, but never stopped loving her.
The rocker who became her rock.
Or the flame who's burned her more than once.
One she can’t live with.
The other she can't live without.
What do you do when the one who broke you is the only one who can fix you? And the one who has always been there, hiding in the shadows for his chance, is now taking center stage?
Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve tension or for instant gratification.
Damon DeLuca, or Luca as they called him. I thought of him more as Damien, the fucking devil within these walls that now is my life. Dark, broody, and deadly to any woman. Mind-blowing, soul-shaking, raw sex appeal. He was a tall statured boy with broad shoulders and a pair of green eyes that set my soul on fire. His inky black hair framed his hard, chiseled features. He had the type of body that had no business being on a seventeen-year-old. I knew that once he fully developed, he'd be nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous. As I said...deadly on the eyes...and dangerous for your heart.
My name is Allison. I met Luca through an unfortunate event when we were younger. I’m now twenty-four, and this is my story. My fucked up life. It's not a pretty one. Then again, the most interesting ones aren't...are they? This isn't your usual love story. Anything but. There are no blue skies, rainbows, or unicorns. Only him...my own personal arsonist. He had the ability to set my panties on fire, leave my body smoldering, and turn my heart into burning embers. He scared the hell out of me, made me feel. He opened my eyes to the world of twisted love. But love no less. This
scary, beautiful man stole my heart from a young, tender age and refused to give it back. Here’s our story…
This story is deep, dark, and deals with real scars and growth because of them.
*Warning: Written for mature audiences 18+ Includes: *Possessive Alpha Dom Rocker, profanity, detailed sexual encounters, alcohol, drugs, BDSM themes, and *Cliffhanger*
Abel Gunner, the lead singer of the band Lethal Abel, is what beautiful nightmares are made of. His gritty, melodic rasp threatens to rip your heart out of your chest and leave you gasping for the very breath he robbed you of. His kisses, detonating on impact, leave you ruined. Abel is also a Dom, and his appetite for seduction is legendary and intense. After a chance encounter with Gia, his need to dominate this woman increases tenfold. He wants to consume her, merge with her, and never leave her body.
Abel's emerald eyes touch the deepest part of Gia's soul in a way that terrifies her. She fears he can see her secret. Lies, guilt, and betrayal lay beneath her skin, and she's terrified of being exposed. How will Gia ever begin to explain? She doesn't believe she's worthy of him, and her greatest fear is that her carefully guarded heart will be shattered. However, she finds herself unable to deny this rogue tattooed rocker whose kisses just might ruin her.
Abel Gunner is a rock-star with legendary skills both in and out of the bedroom. He swore he wouldn't fall for another woman after being schemed and manipulated by an ex-lover. He kept that vow until he met Gia Mastro. The Dom inside of him awoke the moment he set eyes upon the submissive beauty. His dark soul hungered for her submission and affection. The deep connection they share leaves him desperate for something he never expected – her love. Her pain brings him the pleasure he craves. Her smile calms the beast that rages within him. Gia loves Abel more than life itself, but Abel is disillusioned by love and wrecks Gia in the process. Her life hangs in the balance. His life depends on forgiving her. This couple must face many truths. Is love enough to overcome the damage that dwells within? Gia’s experiences with love have been nil until meeting the infamous bad-boy rocker, Abel Gunner. Swept up in a mind-bending, Dom/submissive love affair, she’s forced to make decisions that both help and hurt their relationship. They both have to face their demons before they can embrace a future together. In the end, they’re faced with two choices: Fight for their love, or die with their demons.
From the moment I met Abel Gunner...I knew he was something I not only wanted, but needed. Our pasts threatened to overshadow our present, but our present promised to save our future.
Secrets had been revealed, possession has takes hold, and my dark angel will Avenge Us...his family.
We are bonded by our love, but I'm still tormented by my past. I only prayed that our daunting flaws wouldn't spread like the cracks of a foundation and take us both down.
Will our demons bond us or break us apart?
Lust, Love, and Letting Go
Cameron Sterling has sworn off women. Enigmatic and moody, all he cares about is his career…until he meets Lilly Amsel. A honey-haired fashion model with a killer body, she knocks him right off the fast track. Their undeniable physical attraction is white hot, their desire for one another an unstoppable force of nature.
They unleash years of pent-up carnal frustration on one another, leading to some mind-blowing sex. It also brings something unexpected into their lives: love with no limitations. But can their relationship survive their past demons? Cam has been alone for so long, he’s forgotten how to open his heart. Lilly keeps memories of her abusive childhood at bay with an addiction to prescription meds.
And then there’s the big problem: Lilly is already involved with a wealthy, powerful older man who controls her emotionally and financially and has no desire to share her. When he finds out about her trysts with another man, he deploys his thugs, sending Cam and Lilly on the run, fighting for their lives—and their love.
College senior Grace is half witch, half mortal, and one of the most powerful supernatural beings in existence. Problem is she doesn’t know any of this yet.
But she’s about to find out—and fast. Her powers are awakening, and Grace is in danger as her transformation reignites an ages-old war between her clan and an evil rival witch faction that will stop at nothing to see Grace dead so their leader, the vicious, ruthless Catherine, can harness Grace’s incredible powers for her own dark purposes.
It’s up to Grace’s immortal Aunt Evelyn and her best friend Julie—a shape shifter from a long line of Native American mystics—to defend her. She also has James on her side, a witch from the Bolingbroke clan that has vowed since Grace’s birth to keep her safe. From the moment they meet, the two share a fierce supernatural attraction—a white-hot heat that neither can resist. Will their undying love protect her or put her in greater danger? Only time will tell, and time for Grace is running out.
I have a few exciting projects. Cold Hard Cash will be my first contemporary romance releasing over the summer. Also, Ollie is finally releasing very shortly. This is the book two to Luca in the 'I Love the Way You Lie'.
Finally, I recently announced this October, a brand-new author collaboration series titled 'THE VAULT' will debut! Each story is a stand-alone steamy romance, spanning multiple romance genres, written by many of your must-read authors.
We will kick off the debut by combining 22 NEW BOOKS into ONE HUGE COLLECTION for a limited time on Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. The incredible line-up of authors in this collaboration includes:
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The collection will be available for a VERY SHORT TIME before it disappears forever. Each of the 23 books will then be published and sold separately. We will continue the collaboration with at least two of the participating authors releasing a new book in his or her series every month throughout 2018.
See what awaits you inside The Vault.
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Who designed the covers?
I use Regina Wamba, Nita Banks(TheBookChick), and Tiffany Huegele. All of whom, I love and deeply admire. I have a bit of an obsession about covers, and take time making sure they properly reflect the book/storyline.
What book are you reading now?
Bad Mommy, by Tarryn Fischer
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
After my divorce something changed in me and for me. I've always loved to read, enjoy creativity, and have a vivid imagination.
So, during the whole Twilight mania, I became a 'Twi-hard', and decided to go for it. My first book was an adult paranormal romance about ancient witches and the sprints that dwell within. Boy was that fun! I created a new genre~vampiric witches (lol) Are you surprised?
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
To tell you the truth, other then the lead singer from Avenged Sevenfold (M. Shadows), I haven't put a Hollywood face to my characters.
Do you have a blog/website?
If so what is it? Yes, I have a fairly new website that I'm proud of: Ginawhitney.com I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!