Where the Sun Hides
Bethany-Kris & London Miller
(Seasons of Betrayal #1)
Publication date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
In places where the sun can hide, the darkest betrayals are made.
Violet Gallucci and Kazimir Markovic have grown up in the same city, but on opposite sides of the game they call life—Violet, an Italian principessa della mafia, and Kaz, a Russian Bratva heir. Lines have been drawn, and they know not to cross them.
Their paths crossed once, a long time ago, but when they meet again, the territory and rules set out by their families that have kept them separated seem to bleed away.
She’s more than her last name …
He’s more than a Russian …
But secrets from the past—and the people determined to keep them hidden—have other plans for Violet and Kaz.
They should be enemies.
It could mean war.
This is just the beginning …
From authors Bethany-Kris (The Chicago War) and London Miller (Volkov Bratva) comes a thrilling, sexy new series—Seasons of Betrayal. Where the Russians and Italians clash in culture, mafia … and love.
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He didn’t know her.
He knew nothing about her.
And his words ached.
Reaction from pure fury alone was the only excuse Violet had for her next actions. With her hand free, he had left himself exposed. Before she could properly think over what she was doing, she smacked his hand out of her face with a huff.
Kaz dropped her other hand, surprised.
She was raising it just as fast.
When it cracked across his cheek, the sound reverberated in the condo.
Nothing else made a noise.
He didn’t even breathe as he took a single step back, his thumb stroking his jaw as his stare focused in on her again.
She didn’t move an inch.
Violet knew better than to hit a man when he was in a rage. A normal man would walk away, but a man prone to violence might not.
She opened her mouth to speak—not to apologize, but to tell him to leave—but she didn’t get the chance to say a thing. Kaz was on her before she had even blinked.
His hands were at the top of her throat, forcing her head up as he crowded her to the wall again. Violet’s eyes widened, her heart racing as she felt his long fingers tighten just enough to scare her.
“Don’t hit me,” he said.
Violet tensed as his hands began to move down her throat with a slowness that made her shudder. Maybe it was the roughness of his skin, or the heat of his palms dragging down the column of her neck, but his touch didn’t quite feel threatening like it first had.
She sucked in a deep breath when his thumbs rested against the hollow of her throat. He didn’t press to cut off her windpipe, but rather, just let his thumbs rest there like they could hurt her with her next blink.
“I didn’t lie,” she told him. “And I didn’t know she did.”
Kaz’s gray stare never wavered from hers. “It’s easier for me to believe otherwise.”
“That’s something you’ll have to deal with, I guess.”
Her words were bravado, and very little else. It was getting more difficult by the second to ignore the shake in her hands or the pulsing ache between her thighs.
This was not good at all.
“This could be so easy,” Kaz said, still watching her in that way of his. “Just a little press of my fingers right here, and then what you did is answered for.”
“Except I didn’t do it.”
His lips parted to speak again, but he hesitated.
“I didn’t,” she repeated. “And you won’t hurt me for not doing anything at all.”
Kaz’s mouth curled at the corners, and he flashed his white teeth in a mix between a sneer and a grimace. She felt his fingers tighten to her throat and his thumbs press against the hollow just enough to make her stand a little straighter, freeze under his hands, and wait.
She didn’t have to wait for long, but his next move was not what she was expecting.
Violet blinked and Kaz’s mouth was crushing down on hers rough, hard, and demanding.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series.
She currently resides in southern Georgia where she drinks far too much coffee, and spends her nights writing.
To learn more about London Miller and her novels, please visit her through her social media.
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