A #Teaser of Filthy Marcellos: Legacy #ComingSoon
Since I talked about the Legacy series prequel last week, and I will be sharing the Filthy Marcellos Collection blurb and cover next week, I thought it only fair if I share a teaser of the prequel.

So, are we ready to meet some of the next generation Marcellos?



Enjoy ...



“I thought I recognized that face.”
Catherine’s head popped up from her textbook as she withdrew the fork from her mouth. With a mouth full of pasta and wide eyes, she looked in the direction of the familiar voice. Dark, wild hair, broad shoulders, a cocky as fuck smirk, and a lean form waltzed toward Catherine’s direction with a stride that oozed confidence.
Cross Donati was sex, sin, and hell on two legs. He was arrogant when he wanted to be, difficult on his good days, and sexy as fuck all the times in between.
Catherine wondered why in the hell Cross was anywhere near a Marcello business. While their families were friendly in the world of Cosa Nostra, territory was still territory. Cross had his own family and territory to be on.
This was not it.
“Catherine,” Cross said, his smirk melting into a sensual smile.
She forced the mouthful of food down her throat just so she could take a breath and speak.
“Cross. What are you doing here?”
Cross shrugged, pulled out the chair across from Catherine, and sat down in a fluid motion. He radiated sexuality and coolness with every movement. “Business, bella. Nothing unusual.”
Catherine ignored the shiver crawling down her spine.
“It’s always unusual when Cosa Nostra families mingle.”
“And what do you know about that, hmm?”
“I know enough. I was never an idiot, Cross.”
“No, that you were not.”
His assertive posture and easy smile reminded her of what he’d been like back in high school and college as the king of the baseball field and the alpha everywhere else. He was a year older than her, but way back when, the two had been close … So close that he’d been Catherine’s first for a lot of things.
“How have you been, Catherine?” Cross asked.
She didn’t have a proper answer for him.
His question felt laced with a great deal that he hadn’t actually said. Like time was catching up to them with just a few words. Her first kiss was Cross. Her first time with a man was Cross. He’d given her five crazy years full of more memories than she cared to count. Her first love was Cross.
If she had a checklist handy of things she had done so far in her life, Cross’s name would own every mark.
Being good together wasn’t always enough. When they were good, they were so good. But when they were bad, they were downright awful. Sometimes, they spend more time breaking up through high school and into her first year of college than they did being together. Young, stupid love wasn’t enough for it to work.  
Catherine went her way. Cross went his.
Simple as that.

What I #amreading this week!
I have an early copy of Susanne Matthews Christmas tale, Her Christmas Hero. I always love whatever Susanne writes, so I'm sure this short Christmas tale will be no different. I need some kind of sweet, happy read to get me ready for Christmas, anyway.

Info about Her Christmas Hero:

Length: Short story
Genre: Holiday, Romance, Contemporary
Releasing: Nov. 30th


Windowed mother of four Laurie Wilson, all set to make Christmas special for her children this year, gets a shock when a check that was supposed to have been destroyed is cashed , leaving her in a financial lurch just days before Christmas.

Leland Ostler packed his heart in ice years ago and goes through the Christmas season paying lip-service to the holiday. Running into one of his employees, the girl who fascinated him in high school, may change that. Will discovering Laurie’s plight be enough to allow the true meaning of Christmas and love into his life once more?

You Can Leave Your Boots On by Irene Preston #Romance #NewRelease
You Can Leave Your Boots On
By Irene Preston
Liberal Meets Conservative in the Heart of Texas

Release Date: Nov. 10, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9968099-0-0


In the heart of Texas...

Liberal Austinite Travis Boyd recycles, shops local, and is partner in a successful green-building company. After his last disastrous relationship, he'll never again date a man who's not out. A little discretion while working for ultra-conservative clients in west Texas is hardly the same as being in the closet. Anyway, the only person he's interested in being indiscreet with is the client's macho son. Not happening, Trav.

Bo Vargas is a cowboy-boot-wearing, meat-eating, truck-driving ode to masculinity. He's not gay. The men he picks up on business trips are just anonymous diversions. Travis isn't anonymous. And there's something about him that makes Bo want to expand his relationship options. Maybe.

When a popular dating app sends Bo and Travis on the same blind date, the night explodes in passion. One night isn't a problem. But what will each man be willing to risk the morning after?

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Blurb & Cover Reveal for Filthy Marcellos: Legacy! (Filthy Marcellos, 4)
Before the Filthy Marcellos: The Complete Collection releases in February (cover reveal and blurb is coming soon), Filthy Marcellos: Legacy will release first!

Filthy Marcellos: Legacy is A Legacy Prequel that is a companion to the Filthy Marcellos series, which is why it is being labelled as Filthy Marcellos, Book 4. It's a 20k novella that features four scenes from the next generation of Marcellos, Johnathan, Catherine, Andino, and Lucia.

Is this a typical romance/mafia like the Filthy Marcellos? Not really. It's more of an organized crime/coming of age situation. Each scene gives you a look at who these people are, who their love interest is or will be, and how their stories may shape up. It is not, however, intended to be a full story with a happily ever after and all.

It is a PREQUEL to that.

The Legacy series is tentatively scheduled to be released late 2016, early 2017. A lot has to happen in this "world" and in other series, like the War, and also a standalone I have yet to write, before the Legacy series can be written.

So .... enjoy.



filth·y  (fĭl′thē)

adj. filth·i·er, filth·i·est
1. Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty.
2. Obscene or offensive.
3. Vile; dirty. 

adv. filth·y
1. To an extreme and often disgusting extent. 

Newly released from prison after serving a three-year term, Johnathan Marcello just wants to get his head straight, but he's the only one who believes he can do it. 

Stepping into her mother's shoes is the very last thing on Catherine Marcello's mind, but it's already too late and she's got her own games to play. 

The spotlight wasn't in Andino Marcello's plan, but the Capo might not be given a choice when Cosa Nostra starts looking for la famiglia's next boss. 

Being the baby of the family and a good girl is all Lucia Marcello knows, but a little freedom and space could give her the chance to shed those masks. 

In the Marcellos, being filthy isn't a birthright, it's earned. A new generation is ready to take their thrones, but it's not that simple. 

This family is a legacy and this generation might just be the filthiest yet.

PLEASE NOTE: Filthy Marcellos: Legacy is a COMPANION piece to the Marcellos series. It is NOT intended to be a standalone in the series. It is not intended to be a full length story with a formal HEA, but a PREQUEL to a new series featuring the involved characters. 
Announcing the winners of Reckless & Ruined's release week Giveaway!
Congratulations to the winners of Reckless & Ruined's rafflecopter giveaway!

Congrats to:

Betul Erikci from the Netherlands who won the paperback,
and Julia Lis from the US who won the swag!

You have been contacted!

Keep an eye out for another giveaway soon.

Hugs and love,