Tag Archives: Dark Mafia Romance

RELEASE BLITZ – Bratva Jewel by Sabine Barclay

Title: Bratva Jewel
Series: The Ivankov Brotherhood #6
Author: Sabine Barclay
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2023


I can’t resist her. I don’t want to…
She’s tried to leave our life behind, but no one walks away from the bratva.

She can run, but she can’t hide.

I’ll be the one to catch her when she falls. And she will because she’s walking a fine line.

I’ll be there because she’s mine.

I’ll go to the ends of the Earth for her. She’ll discover her limits and realize only I can please her.
She’s my soulmate, and I’m hers. Heaven help anyone who gets in the way.

Bratva Jewel is an interconnecting, standalone Dark Mafia Romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains extra-steamy scenes that will make your toes curl and your granny blush. This is book six in The Ivankov Brotherhood, a six-book series that’ll keep you warm at night.



Free in Kindle Unlimited


“I am not your baby girl. Why do you call me that? You have no right.”
That’s a good question and an accurate point. But who am I kidding? I’ve thought of her this way since the start. I had plenty of time to consider what it would mean to bring her into my life and what that would look like. Surviving the upbringing I had meant being able to deeply analyze a situation or facts and come to a decisive conclusion quickly. I’ve played out various scenarios already today, and I already know where I want this to go.
“Not yet, maybe.”
“Not ever.”
I take a step closer and peer down at her. She doesn’t step away, and the defiance from a moment ago slips away. I ease my arm around her waist again, and she doesn’t push at my chest or tense. I keep my voice low since I don’t want anyone to hear us.
“I’ve never called another woman that in my life. But I think you could do with someone to look out for you. And if you were with Sem for five years, then you definitely deserve someone to take care of you.”
“And you think that should be you.”
“We both know it will be.”
“Your certainty is rather pushy.”
“But you aren’t disagreeing.”
My free hand cups her cheek, and she closes her eyes.
“How are you so gentle? No one your size should be. No one who does what you do ever is.”
“Because I will never intentionally hurt you, Kitty.”
I’m the one who tenses as that slips out. Her eyes snap open as her brow furrows.
“Why’d you call me that?”
“Instead of malyshka?”
I offer her a soft smile.
“That too.”
“Would you let me kiss you before I answer that?”
“My guess is I won’t like the explanation.”
I shrug. She waits a moment, then nods. She tilts her head back before our lips meet. Holy hell. I’ve kissed plenty of women, but nothing has felt like this. Her lips are plump and soft. Her body feels amazing pressed against mine. She smells divine. Something floral. As she opens to me, I swipe my tongue inside her mouth. I can taste the gum she must have chewed earlier. There’s a hint of cinnamon lingering. She sighs as I deepen the kiss.
When she slips her arms around my waist, I don’t stop her. I’ve never let a woman do that while I’m carrying my gun. I’ve always kept their hands away, so I don’t have to explain. But I’ve already felt her gun twice and seen it. Her hands wander over my back while mine slip to her ass. She’s wearing the sweater she had tied around her waist earlier. Her ass is soft and firm at the same time. I don’t know how, but I want to do things—dirty, dirty things—to it and with it. I squeeze, but not enough to hurt. She arches her back, so I tighten my grip. Each bit of extra pressure makes her press herself against me.
I slide one hand up her back and fist her hair. I hold her head in place and take control of the kiss. Her fingers dig into my shoulders, and she moves like she can’t get close enough.
“Is this what you like?”



All free in Kindle Unlimited


Sabine Barclay, a nom de plume also writing Historical Romance as Celeste Barclay, lives near the Southern California coast where she’s a former rower and a hopeful surfer, a self-proclaimed foodie, and a lover of the outdoors. Sabine enjoys attending reader events and travels domestically and internationally for book signings and speaking engagements. Before becoming a full-time author, Sabine was a Social Studies and English teacher. She holds degrees in International Affairs (BA), Secondary Social Science (MAT), and Political Management (MPS). She channels that knowledge into creating engrossing contemporary romances that bring the steam will make your toes curl and your granny blush.


RELEASE BLITZ – Filthy Lies by Serena Akeroyd

Title: Filthy Lies
Series: Filthy Feck Duet # 1
Author: Serena Akeroyd
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 5, 2023


Star’s my penguin.
She doesn’t know it.
She took off. Sure. I’m mad at her. Sure. But that’s her charm.
She’s ornery.
Impossible to love, but I see her BS.
And I call her on it.
I’ll chase her from the North Pole to Antarctica, this Fecker isn’t about to lose his soul mate.



Free in Kindle Unlimited


Releasing January 12



USA Today and International Best Selling Author Serena Akeroyd aka G. A. Mazurke is most known for her mafia and MC series set in the Five Points Mob Universe.
Avid reader of all things romance, she first started her career as a why choose author in both contemporary and paranormal. She eventually made her way to MF romance where she found her groove with the O’Donnelly brothers, the Satan Sinners and most recently the Valentini Family.

In her back list you can find some MM, MF, MFM and Why Choose romances. HEA guaranteed!
When not writing Serena is either reading, traveling or coloring.


RELEASE BLITZ – Beast by Clarissa Wild 

Title: Beast
Series: Beast & Beauty Duet #1
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2022


He has a beastly instinct to devour everything in his path … until her.

I am the giant, menacing monster, known only as the Beast.
Sold to the mafia as a kid and trained to hunt, my life revolves around brutality and carnage.
My home is a cell made of concrete and iron bars.
And there is nothing I won’t do to be free.
Until her.

The innocent black-haired girl with pretty pink lips, whose father I was supposed to hunt, dares to get in my way.
But when I grab her and look into her eyes, I can’t bring myself to finish the job.
She makes me feel hope. Greed.
And a frenzied desire to touch her.
Taste her.
Make her mine.

I was supposed to destroy everything in my path.
Instead, I took her … and consumed her whole.



Free in Kindle Unlimited



The thought of sinking my cock into her velvety pussy makes me salivate as much as licking her did.
But first, I need to make sure she understands.
So I crawl on top of her and press my lips to hers. Tasting her mouth is the icing on top of the cake. Kissing her is as enticing as I remember it being, and my cock twitches from the sheer amount of lust coursing through my veins.
I can’t get enough of her.
Until her eyes land on me.
They widen, and she violently jerks away from my lips. She crawls sideways to get out of my hands, shoving down her dress like an angry little bug skittering away in the darkness.
Running away like she has regrets.
“That …” she mutters from her little corner far away from me. “Was not supposed to happen.”
My brow rises as I slowly come to a stand. “Then what was supposed to happen?”
She looks up at me in awe as my towel drops to the floor, her eyes sliding down my body to take it all in. But they stop the second they reach my rock-hard dick. And for a single second, her tongue darts out to wet her lips, only to disappear the next second, as if nothing ever happened.
“Oh God,” she says, blocking her own eyes with her hands. “Please put that towel back on.”
“Or what?”
She seems on edge. “It’s inappropriate.”
I tilt my head, amused by this conversation. “Why?”
“I-I don’t know!” she yelps. “Just do something.”
“I did.”
“I … I … not that,” she murmurs, still peeking at my body through her fingers.
A smirk forms on my lips. “Not what?”
I know she felt it.
I could taste her cum.
Her entire face turns red as a beet. “I thought you were going to eat me.”
I wipe my mouth and lick up the remaining juices. “I did.”
“Wha-What?” she mutters, her hand slowly lowering as though she can’t believe her own ears. She finally realizes what I said, and her face only grows redder. “Oh no. No, that was—”
“Delicious,” I reply, my cock oozing pre-cum just from the memory alone.


Releasing September 8



Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

Want to get an email when my next book is released? Sign up here to receive 4 FREE short stories: https://www.clarissawild.com/newsletter


Bratva Sweetheart by Sabine Barclay blitz with Xpresso Book Tours.

Bratva Sweetheart
Sabine Barclay
(The Ivankov Brotherhood, #2)
Published by: Oliver Heber Books
Publication date: August 9th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mafia, Romance

She thought it was only for one night…

I’ve never let anyone into my life.

At least not like her. Not until her.

She sees a side of me that isn’t the bratva monster everyone else believes.

Now that she knows, she’s mine.

Mine to keep and protect. Mine to please. In return, it’s her love I crave. She’s my soulmate.

Every kiss, every touch will take her to her limits, and I’ll be the one to catch her.

Bratva Sweetheart is an interconnecting, standalone Dark Mafia Romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains extra-steamy scenes that will make your toes curl and your granny blush. This is book two in The Ivankov Brotherhood, a six-book series that’ll keep you warm at night.

Goodreads / Amazon


I can’t help but love people watching in a strip club. It’s New York City, so there’s usually something shady going on somewhere. Sometimes it’s more than just a lap dance. Sometimes it’s a guy getting thrown out for trying to make it more than just a lap dance. And sometimes you see the most unlikely people conducting business. I’m certain that’s one of the club owners. Pussycats. How utterly unoriginal. But damn, he can call this place whatever he wants. He’s hot.

“Bourbon on the rocks with a splash of water.”

“If you drank vodka, you wouldn’t need to dilute the taste.”

That voice. It’s sin waiting to happen. I look to my left, and the man who’d been in the corner talking to a rather large Italian-looking guy is now beside me. He was hot from a distance. He’s Lucifer in a suit up close. Are my panties on the floor? Those blue eyes might have just made them drop. They’re certainly wetter than they were a few minutes ago, watching Todd and the understudy stripper. God, I can be a b*tch. The girl is just doing her job.

“I had a bad experience with vodka in college. I steer clear.”

“Made yourself sick?”

“And if I’d like to continue to enjoy orange juice without being certain I taste vodka, I stay away.”

I offer him what I hope is a slightly sarcastic yet sexy smiley kind of smirk. From the way he’s grinning, it either worked, or he thinks I’m batsh*t. Oh! Maybe he did like it. He smells amazing, and now his chest is practically against the side of my shoulder. I can smell the hint of vodka on his breath, and for once, it doesn’t make me want to shiver and turn away.

“You didn’t look like you were having a good time earlier. Boyfriend not paying enough attention? Or perhaps too much attention?”

“He’s not my boyfriend.”

“Your date then.”

“Not a date. Those both imply romance. That’s not our arrangement. Partners in crime. Partners in fun. Definitely not partners in life.” I cock an eyebrow, waiting to see how he responds to me basically admitting that Todd is a f*ck buddy. We tried going on a couple dates. We enjoyed each other’s company, and we really enjoy having sex together, but no sparks ever flew for either of us.

“So you came for an appetizer, and I suppose you’re supposed to be the main course later.”

I look back over my shoulder and can’t find Todd. He’s not at the table I just left. I wonder if he went to the bathroom. He better not be taking care of anything, otherwise, I’ll have to do all the work to get him revved up again. Sometimes we enjoy the foreplay, but that wasn’t the deal tonight.

“Something like that.”

“But only one of you gets to sample. That hardly seems fair.”

“It’s fine for tonight.” Todd and I have been to clubs that allow us to do more than just watch. He might get a lap dance, and I might get his fingers. I might sit on his lap while he f*cks me, and I get a lap dance. We’re kinky like that, but we’ve never had a full-on threesome. Women just don’t interest me enough for that. Now two guys? One can only wish.

Mr. No Name shakes his head when the bartender approaches, and I reach for my purse. Before I can insist that I pay, he’s picking up both of our drinks and turning away from the guy. I don’t know what to say beyond a mumbled thanks. I follow this guy, which I know is ridiculous, but I’m too damn curious for my own good. He steers us away from the men in the corner where I first spotted him. There’s another man who looks so much like him they could be twins. My mystery man nods to his lookalike before taking us to a corner table on the opposite side of the stage.

“You can see if your friend returns. That way you won’t miss him.”

There’s something about his tone. Those two sentences have more than one meaning. As I meet his gaze, I can see it just as much as I heard it.

“Thank you for my drink. But I usually don’t accept drinks from strangers.”

“Good thing you watched it being poured. I’m Bogdan Kutsenko.”

Oh, holy f*cking sh*t. I thought he might be, but now I know. He’s a f*cking billionaire. He and his brothers own a slew of strip clubs, casinos, commercial developments, and Lord only knows what else. And I’m fairly certain that whatever else is not even close to legal. I’ve heard the rumors. Russian mafia.

“You recognize my name. Should I let you go back to your friend?”

Author Bio:

Sabine Barclay, a nom de plume also writing Historical Romance as Celeste Barclay, lives near the Southern California coast with her husband and sons. Growing up in the Midwest, Sabine enjoyed spending as much time in and on the water as she could. Now she lives near the beach. She’s an avid swimmer, a hopeful future surfer, and a former rower. Before becoming a full-time author, Sabine was a Social Studies and English teacher. She holds degrees in International Affairs (BA), Secondary Social Science (MAT), and Political Management (MPS). She channels that knowledge into creating engrossing contemporary romances that will make your toes curl and your granny blush.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook Page / Facebook Group / Amazon / Instagram / Newsletter



Hosted by:

My Review ( Net Galley / KU )

This is book 2 of The Ivankov Brotherhood but is a complete standalone. I did not read book 1, but did not have any issues. As it is a Brotherhood and they really are brothers, Bogdan and Christina . are the perfect soul mates and it was so great to see Tina as a strong female in a n Alpha world.

( Caution) This is a entertaining book with a relatively fast pace. The lead characters were good together, although some of their quirks were unusual. Tina and Bogdan have an extremely passionate relationship, some witty dialogue, and intense situations to navigate in search of their happily ever after

Cover Reveal * Giovanni



Title: Giovanni
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

Cover Design: PopKitty Design

Release Date: July 17, 2018

I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king.
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide.
But I need something from her.
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading.
Lucky for her, I can do that.
Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than
the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something.  Something bad. She’s like a perfect,
beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.
She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her.
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a
pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but
I’ll win. I always do.
Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is
Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti
Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance
with a hard-earned HEA.


Pre-order Links
Author Bio
USA Today
bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark,
tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she
likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like
Author Links