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  • Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken

    Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 20 ratings
    The next book in the internationally bestselling mafia series… All is lost. All. I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage. I've lost my soul. She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been. Sixty lives are mine to take. Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance...
  • Sancte Diaboli: Part Two by Amo Jones

    Sancte Diaboli: Part Two by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 25 ratings
    He held a darkness that could never be touched. She carried a light that could never be seen. Not by anyone. Only by each other. Simply two halves of the same soul, Brantley and Saint were fused together with equal parts wrath and peace. Nothing could break through their bond. Nothing. Until now...
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  • Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken

    Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.58 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.Part of a world I loathe.Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.I'm. In. Hell.Also known as the Cosa Nostra.My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.Son to a murdered mob boss.Heir to a throne of murder and lies...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  suspense  mafia  angst  contemporary  dark  m-f
  • The Reaper by RuNyx

    The Reaper by RuNyx

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 70 ratings
    What happens when the untameable wind and the endless sea collide in the dark of the night?Tristan ‘The Predator’ Caine had been unprepared for Morana Vitalio. After spending his entire life with a vow he broke on a rainy night, he finds himself torn in a battle between his painful past and an uncertain future. The only thing he knows? Her life still belongs to him...
  • Ruined Castles by Amo Jones

    Ruined Castles by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 18 ratings
    Nothing is going to make sense once you flip open this first chapter. You’re going to wonder why the fuck I made the decisions I did. Why he did what he did. I’m not going to make this easy for you. I’m going to guide you through loops that you’re going to wish I had just skipped, but I’m not going to do that either. You’re going to feel my pain, my loss, and my heart breaking in my chest...
  • Filthy Hot by Serena Akeroyd

    Filthy Hot by Serena Akeroyd

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 18 ratings
    The second our eyes meet, I feel it.The ticking clock.It's only a matter of time before we come together.Before the heat that arcs between us turns into a conflagration. But he's a mobster. An O’Donnelly. His notoriety is legendary. I'm a journalist. I expose men like him, which is how I built my reputation. Manipulating the truth is how the Five Points forged their name...
  • The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez

    The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her. Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories. Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop. Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful...
  • Malum: Part 1 by Amo Jones

    Malum: Part 1 by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 25 ratings
    “Love is savage, love is blind, love is something they may not find…” Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a battered trailer, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. One day, she fell down The Elite Kings’ rabbit hole. Sucked into a dark vortex of lies, hate, and deceit, and spat out by money, glitz, and power...
  • The Fallen: Genesis by Tillie Cole

    The Fallen: Genesis by Tillie Cole

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    THE FALLEN: GENESIS (A Deadly Virtues Prequel) IN THE BEGINNING... They told them they were evil. They told them they were possessed by demons. They told them that darkness ran in their veins. Holy Innocents Home for Children is a haven for orphaned boys who have nothing and no one. The priests watch over them, educate them, raise them in the family of the church...
  • Once A Crime Lord by Mia Knight

    Once A Crime Lord by Mia Knight

    Rated: 4.47 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 24 ratings
    It all ends here. It’s been two years since the Pyre family was ripped apart by a sadistic killer who will stop at nothing to take Gavin Pyre’s position as crime lord of the Las Vegas underworld...
  • The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

    The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    -Series Reading Order-#1 - KILLING SARAI#2 - REVIVING IZABEL#3 - THE SWAN & THE JACKAL#4 - SEEDS OF INIQUITY#5 - THE BLACK WOLF--- Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers...
  • Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Bones is the son of the man who killed my aunt. He's the descendant of a psychopath, a murderer. His handsome face, blue eyes, and strong physique can fool anyone into believing he's a good man. Including me. My loyalty to my family makes me despise him. But I also can't stop thinking about him. Thinking about his kiss...
  • Seeds of Iniquity by J.A. Redmerski

    Seeds of Iniquity by J.A. Redmerski

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy...
  • Orbiting Mars by K.L. Savage

    Orbiting Mars by K.L. Savage

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    I'm a car accident waiting to happen and it's only a matter of time before I crash into something.Every day that passes, every second I blink, the need to drink grows. Meetings aren’t enough. My willpower isn’t enough.Sunnie… The second I see her, I want to crash into her instead. But she may not be enough to kill the need.And when Sunnie tells me something that I can’t handle?I break. I run away...
  • The Butcher of the Bay: Part II by J. Bree

    The Butcher of the Bay: Part II by J. Bree

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 22 ratings
    Monsters have stalked me my entire life.From my father’s failing drug business to the evil men he sold me to, I have seen the worst of humanity only to find safety in the arms of the greatest monster of all.I call the Butcher of the Bay mine.Betrayed by his oldest and most loyal friend, I was stolen away from him and have once again been sold at auction...
  • Heartless by Willow Winters, W. Winters

    Heartless by Willow Winters, W. Winters

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally captivating and thrilling, romantic suspense. At first, his words were harsh and his touch cold. I didn’t want to be in his presence any more than he wanted me there. I knew he was a dangerous man and he could destroy me if only he wanted to. That’s not what he wanted though. It’s not what he needed...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  mafia  alpha male  contemporary  dark  betrayal
  • Promise Me Always: Alternate Cover by A L Jackson

    Promise Me Always: Alternate Cover by A L Jackson

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    I should know better than to let Tessa McDaniels pretend to be my fiancée.I’m a dark, dangerous disaster who leaves destruction in his wake.But when she offers to pretend to marry me to help me get my kids back, I can’t refuse. They are the one thing I have left to fight for.Milo Hendricks found me at my lowest. Battered and broken by my ex with no place to call home...
  • The Truth About Us by Aly Martinez

    The Truth About Us by Aly Martinez

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder. After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man. But Penn took it all. Every jagged shard. Every broken bit.Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed. Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.Lie: I knew exactly who he was...
  • Easy to Fall by W. Winters

    Easy to Fall by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes the epic conclusion to the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense, Hard to Love series.With her I was always on the highest high. That's why it was so easy to fall. I never stood a chance without her. The two of us were made for one another. It's as simple as that. The world could try to rip us apart, but it would fail...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  suspense  alpha male  mafia  contemporary  dark  m-f
  • Breathless by Willow Winters

    Breathless by Willow Winters

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Her lips tasted like Cabernet and her touch was like fire. I was blinded by what she did to me. I so easily fell for something I thought I’d never have. I was weak for her and should’ve known better. I should’ve known she could never love a man like me. She brought out a side of me that I wish had stayed dead. I won’t make the same mistake twice. I don’t care how much she begs me...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  angst  mafia  contemporary  dark  abuse
  • Endless by W. Winters

    Endless by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally captivating and thrilling, romantic suspense. He holds a power over me like no one else ever could. Maybe it’s because my heart begs to beat in time with his. Maybe it’s because my body bows to his and his alone. Maybe it’s because he thought he loved me before he even laid eyes on me...
  • Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Malicious Destruction of Property. Two counts of breaking and entering. Two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Four counts of assault. Three counts of illegal gambling. Three years served in Orleans Parish Prison. Tommy ‘Havoc’ Kendrick’s rap sheet reads like a recipe for disaster: one part mayhem to three parts chaos...
  • Haven by K.A. Merikan

    Haven by K.A. Merikan

    Rated: 4.71 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    — Not the same river, not the same man. —After seven years away, Seth and Domenico are back in Sicily with one goal in mind.Revenge.The man who’d hounded their family is still alive, and as untouchable as he’s always been. While they wait for the right moment to strike, reality clashes with fond memories of home...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mafia  vengeance  angst  alpha male  bad boys  m-m  dark
  • Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them. Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying...
  • Jegudiel  (Deadly Virtues Book Two) by Tillie Cole

    Jegudiel (Deadly Virtues Book Two) by Tillie Cole

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    They are the Fallen.A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.Control. Diel has spent his entire life under it. His childhood years were spent in the sadistic captivity of the Brethren...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  alpha male  suspense  contemporary  dark  abuse
  • Fallen Saint by Monica James

    Fallen Saint by Monica James

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Just as this nightmare began, I once again find myself bound, destination unknown. However, this time, my kidnapper is the man who shattered my world beyond repair. Aleksei Popov—Russia’s number one mobster, and the man I was sold to. His intentions for me are clear—submit, obey him, and call him master—but I won’t surrender. I’m not like the other girls...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  angst  mafia  abuse  dark  contemporary
  • Empire Nightclub #1-4 by K.A. Tucker

    Empire Nightclub #1-4 by K.A. Tucker

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    One visit to her father in prison—convicted for a murder he didn’t commit—and she's attracted the attention of the last man she'd ever want knowing that she exists.This bundle includes all four full-length books in the highly addictive Empire Nightclub series!Sweet MercyGabriel FallenDirty EmpireFallen EmpireThis series is intended for mature audiences...
  • Forever My Saint by Monica James

    Forever My Saint by Monica James

    Rated: 4.56 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    All hope was lost until Zoey Hennessy walked back into my world, shaking it up beyond repair when she uttered two simple words. He’s alive. She speaks of her brother, my Saint, the man who lost everything to set me free. I believed he was dead. I saw it with my own two eyes. But when Zoey proves he’s alive and being held captive by a monster, I know what I have to do...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  angst  alpha male  mafia  dark  abuse  contemporary
  • Lone Star by Lauren Gilley

    Lone Star by Lauren Gilley

    Rated: 4.56 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    From London, England to Amarillo, Texas, Michelle Calloway – now Michelle Snow – has spent her whole life with the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club. The last two years, she’s served as the first lady of the Texas chapter, keeping the books and overseeing the club’s expanding legitimate businesses, including the bar named for her husband: Tastes Like Candy...
  • Untamed by M. O'Keefe

    Untamed by M. O'Keefe

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Marriage has always meant violence. I don’t trust it, but it’s the only thing keeping me afloat in these dark undercurrents. I married for safety but I got the most dangerous thing in the world—Ronan Byrne for a husband.Now we’re returning to Bishop’s Landing to face our demons. Mine. His. We have real enemies to conquer, but it’s the fear in my heart that beats the loudest...
  • Fire Night by Penelope Douglas

    Fire Night by Penelope Douglas

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 45 ratings
    "Nothing, not even Devil's Night, was more magical, because tonight was the longest night of the year. It was special."The clock at St. Killian’s chimes as whispers float in the dark staircase above. Snow falls from the black sky beyond the windows, and candles glow, the flames lighting up the longest night of the year.⁣⁣Devil’s Night isn’t the only holiday we celebrate...
  • Fallen Royal by Rachel Van Dyken

    Fallen Royal by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A mafia romance about betrayal and faith by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series."The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever."—Ryan BiggeI grew up knowing it would happen one day. Believing that I would fall into my father's footsteps and become a monster of my own making. So I fought it. I lived. I loved. I teased...
  • Dirty Pool by Bethany-Kris

    Dirty Pool by Bethany-Kris

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    To get what he wants, he’ll have to play a game of dirty pool. Michel Marcello never wanted to be a mafioso like every other man in his family—he wanted to be more. That doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the life, or that he can’t hold his own against other made men...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  suspense  mafia  contemporary  dark
  • Children of Ambition by J.J. McAvoy

    Children of Ambition by J.J. McAvoy

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Children of Vice #2 "Show me a strong woman and I’ll show you the scars on her soul that made her so.” Everything I’ve done, everything I will do…no remorse. The world is a vicious place for a woman. It’s even crueler to the daughter of the Ceann na Conairte—discarded, married off, left powerless… But I am no ordinary daughter of the mafia...
  • Price of Angels by Lauren Gilley

    Price of Angels by Lauren Gilley

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Book II in the Dartmoor Series. Holly Jessup came to Knoxville in search of the Lean Dogs MC, hoping to find a killer among them. She’s spent four months cozying up to Sgt. at Arms Michael, and it’s time to make her move. Michael McCall isn’t in the habit of accepting contract hits, but Holly isn’t the kind of girl who chases after Dogs...
  • Shane by Nicole James

    Shane by Nicole James

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Shane—I live at the end of this dark deserted dead-end street for a reason.I don't like neighbors coming around my place. There's only one other house down here. It sits across the street from me, and has been deserted for years.I like my privacy, so I'm pissed to learn that that vacant house just got un-vacant...
  • Che by Jessica Gadziala

    Che by Jessica Gadziala

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    It was starting to seem like we would never get a break.We just needed a little peace, some time to add new members, build our club up, so we could take on whatever threats were coming our way.How could we have known that a new threat would be coming hot on the heels of someone I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade, someone who was back to call in a marker, someone who was in trouble...
  • Breathe Again by Nola Marie

    Breathe Again by Nola Marie

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    From the flames of sin I rose, by her virtue, I fell...I found her in my eleventh hour. My whiskey-eyed canary. Quinn.Call it Fate or destiny or whatever, but she is the melody to calm my madness. With her, the demons inside me quiet. She doesn't have a hold on my heart, she owns it. She is my everything.I've been given a second-chance and I’m not about to squander it...
  • Captive Heart: Armani by Stella Gray

    Captive Heart: Armani by Stella Gray

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Nothing lasts forever… except the Bellanti’s hatred for the Bruno family.My family prepared me to fight.My best friend taught me loyalty.My husband showed me who I am.And now I’m caught between them all.The thing about secrets is that they always come out.The past is never gone.No one expected it to explode.I finally understand why my life led me here...
  • A Fine Line by MercyAnn Summers

    A Fine Line by MercyAnn Summers

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    This book is an interconnected standalone within the Ends World. While you don't have to read the Ends Duet before reading this book, it is recommended that you do in order to understand the entire Ends World up to this point.CarolinaI didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt.That wasn’t my intention.And I knew he would come for me...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  vengeance  mafia  contemporary  dark  humor
  • Celt. by London Miller

    Celt. by London Miller

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Welcome to the Den ... Six minutes is all he needs to get a job done … Kyrnon “Celt” Murphy is one of the best thieves in the world. After all, his childhood was spent with a caravan of Irish Travelers that taught him everything he knows...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  alpha male  mafia  dark  contemporary
  • When Angels Seek Chaos by Addison Jane

    When Angels Seek Chaos by Addison Jane

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Angelo Moretti was a man I should have stayed far away from. When my world was torn apart before my eyes, and I was left vulnerable and damaged, he was sent to protect me. He was hard. He was patronizing. And he was the most beautiful man I’d ever met. Every bone in my body told me to hate him, to despise everything he stood for. But I couldn’t...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mafia  alpha male  dark  rape  contemporary
  • A Sinner's Promise by Kylie Kent

    A Sinner's Promise by Kylie Kent

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    GioBeing the eldest son has always been a blessing and a curse. I was raised to be one thing and one thing only.A monster.My father did everything in his power to make sure that’s exactly what I became too.He wasn’t expecting that the monster he created would be the one to take him out though.Now I’m in charge. Of the family, the empire. Everything...
    Categorized as:
    mafia  suspense  new adult  dark  contemporary
  • After the Fall Special Edition by Giana Darling

    After the Fall Special Edition by Giana Darling

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes an angst-filled romance about what happens after the happily-ever-after for a bad boy biker and the woman he corrupted...I was settin’ up to live a good life, the kinda life I’d fought hard to deserve...
  • Deliver Us From Evil by Monica James

    Deliver Us From Evil by Monica James

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Monsters are real…and that monster is me.I’ve surrendered. I have no other choice.With Babydoll gone, I’m going to do whatever it takes to find her.I will lie.Cheat.Murder…and I’ll do so with a smile.I’ll even sell my soul to the devil…because that’s who my father, Sean Kelly, is. He won’t stop until Belfast is his. He knows I’m at my breaking point...
  • Taken by Him by S.R. Jones

    Taken by Him by S.R. Jones

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    He took me like a thief in the night, but I was already his from the moment I laid eyes on him. Maxim Volkov. A name I had never heard before but one that my heart now beats for.He’s not an easy man to love. He’s hard. Brutal. Unforgiving. A weapon forged in the fire and pain of his early life. I will take that weapon and use it to bring down all who betrayed me...
  • Illicit Captor by Maggie Cole

    Illicit Captor by Maggie Cole

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    He kidnapped me to avenge my husband. The husband I’ve never loved. The cruel man my father forced me to marry to teach me a lesson. My husband didn’t think twice about how to carry out those lessons. Now, I’ve gone from one prison to another. My captor is just as ruthless as my husband. He’ll kill, torture, and do everything to hurt my family until no one is left. Except for me...
  • Blowback by Monica James

    Blowback by Monica James

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    This was supposed to be simple. Vengeance was mine. But I should know by now that nothing in life is easy.My endgame has changed all because I met someone who wishes I was dead. Yet her hatred is the only thing saving her from The Big Bad. My lies protect her, so the harder she hates, the safer she is.The thing about love and hate—it skates a very thin line. I need to stay away...
  • Savage Wounds: A Masked Stalker Vigilante Mafia Romance by Lilian Harris

    Savage Wounds: A Masked Stalker Vigilante Mafia Romance by Lilian Harris

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 9 ratings
    I’m a hunter,destroying the evil that roams these streets.That’s always been my focus.Then I saw her.My newest obsession.My deadliest sin.One look into her eyes, and I knew we were the same.Hungry for blood.For revenge.Hiding behind our secrets.She has her demons and I have mine. Our scars run so deep, no one knows how much we bleed except the two of us...
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