There's a sequel? A whole series? WHAAT?!
When did that happen?
Well, actually, it always had happened. From the moment I began penning The Arrangement, it was planned to be a series titled The Russian Guns. In fact, for the longest time, the page on this blog that directed to information on The Arrangement was titled for the series and not the first book. Every post on this blog that referenced The Arrangement had the tag "The Russian Guns series" attached.
The Russian Guns is a three book trilogy--though I prefer series--that follows the main couple Anton and Viviana through the first few years of their relationship, marriage, and the mafia lifestyle they live and the issues they face through it all.
When I pitched the story, I pitched it as the first book in a series of three. The publisher, unfortunately, was only interested in the first book. Subsequent series titles featuring the same couple as the main pairing wasn't something they were interested in, though I wasn't aware of that fact and they didn't make me aware, either.
So, it's not a surprise that everywhere you look, The Arrangement comes up as a single title, standalone story. Certainly not a shocker that it doesn't present itself as a series with more titles coming up. Though I requested for the series information to be included, and provided the information during publication, it still isn't and won't be for the first book unless I can do it myself.
Like Goodreads. And possibly Amazon.
When I was able to change the book's information on Goodreads the other day--with the help of a wonderful librarian--my Goodreads inbox was flooded with several messages within minutes.
"More of Anton and Vine?"
Yeah, there's more. A lot more. So much more. Thank, thank, thank you for your interest and support. It was just what I needed in this journey.
And I cannot wait to share it, really. I will be sharing it, too.
I will be self-publishing the final two installments of Viviana and Anton's story in The Life and The Score. It's a scary step, but without a doubt, the right one for me and this series. No, The Arrangement will likely not show up as the first book in the series, but every book I put out myself will be linked back to it for the new readers. I hope to have The Life out by summer, and at the latest, the end of summer. And while the subsequent books can be considered standalones in the series, I do highly recommend new readers delve into The Arrangement first to learn the story of these two characters and how their love story really came to be.
For those possible wonderers of Christina and Nicoli, there is a very high probability of a fourth novella being released once Anton and Viviana's stories are completely told. I always wanted to tell their tale as well.
Anyways, there's the info. Thanks for reading my ramble. Please share for others to know, also.
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signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don't mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason.
Sophia got up from the table and took his hand. “I’m parked right out front.”
his erection grazed her center. Every nerve ending in her begged to be satiated. The ache inside her stomach moved lower until the dampness invaded her panties. Her nipples poked against the thin material of her silk bra.
she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
bravery? Been there, done that, got the fucking T-shirt and the scars to prove it, so—”
watching Scarlett swing that whip with such deadly precision.
toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
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My Review of Auctioned to Protect:
Four out of Five Stars
Mike Anderson is one heck of a cop, on a job that requires him to protect Scarlett Simpson by order of the Commissioner. Submission and Dominance aren't really in his repertoire, unless he's the one doing the dominating. Scarlett, however, is a well-known, very respected Domme, and she's determined to break through those tough-as-steel walls Mike has put up around himself. Between Scarlett pushing Mike's limits, and the danger lurking around the corner, will these two make it out safe and sound?
I very much enjoyed Auctioned to the Honorable Dom. And going into Auctioned to Protect, Mike had a lot to prove to me as a reader. He had been such an insufferable, ignorant jerk during his sister's story that I wasn't entirely sure if I would connect with him as a character in his own. Luckily, Doris has a way with her words and her characters that draw you in and make you understand. Beyond his tough exterior and attitude, Mike had his own feelings and problems he was hiding. He's not as difficult as he seems, he just needed the right person to bring the better parts of him out.
Scarlett, on the other hand, needed very little for me to like. She's strong as can be, takes nothing from no one, and isn't the least bit frightened to take what she wants or, for lack of better wording, make you take what you need. She's not afraid to be show her softer sides, either. Her character was just ... perfect. Especially for a Domme, and I'm not particularly big on Dommes, myself. I happen to think Scarlett might have taken a little more crap from Mike than she probably would a normal sub, but that was likely because of her very obvious attachment to the big lout.
Doris keeps you turning the pages with the hints and danger of the stalker who is all too close to Scarlett's heels. Without giving anything away, who it was wasn't who I thought at all. As I've come to expect from this author, the smexy scenes were smoking and leaves nothing to the imagination. Poor Mike didn't know what hit him, hehe.
I'm looking forward to the next after the little piece at the end! Get on that, Doris!
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