Blog Tour + Excerpt – UNRULY by Bethany-Kris

UNRULY, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris
Cross + Catherine, #3
Publication Date: December 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Organized Crime, Mafia, Romance

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SYNOPSIS:

The crime boss.

The hustling queen.

Cross and Catherine Donati have been married five years, but the life they’ve chosen still has things to teach them yet. One can never become too comfortable in their business. Trouble soon follows.

The principe and principessa are all grown up …

It’s tough being at the top. When all Cross wants is to slow down the world, reality has a way of speeding it back up. Just when Catherine thinks she’s learned everything her mother has to teach, more lessons come her way.

A king and queen must protect their thrones …

This is their life.
This is their love.

Always.
Revered.
And unruly.

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EXCERPT

“Cross?”
Catherine was surprised at how faint her voice came out. All it took was one look at her husband in the dimly lit room, and the anger she had felt about her meeting with Giuseppe and the trick her mother pulled was entirely gone.
Just like that.
Because of Cross.
Fixing the Rolex to his wrist, he flashed her a grin. “Evening, babe.”
Catherine blinked.
And again.
Surely she wasn’t seeing what she thought she was seeing. Cross wouldn’t have flown over an entire ocean just to come and spend a couple of days with her.
Except … yes, he absolutely would.
“You’re not dressed,” Catherine said, eyeing him.
“Just got out of the shower.” Cross nodded behind her. “Shut the door, huh? We’re not giving anyone a show.”
Catherine blindly waved at the door until she smacked it shut. She couldn’t possibly take her eyes off her husband because he might disappear. Obviously, she still didn’t fully believe that he was there.
Yet, he was.
Half naked.
Gorgeous.
Smiling at her.
She loved this man.
“This is why you kept purposely missing my calls?” Catherine asked.
She still hadn’t moved an inch.
“No, I actually was just missing them a lot of the time. Once, I knew it would have been too early here and didn’t want to wake you up. I got your messages, though.”
“Did you get how progressively worried I was, too?”
Cross flashed her another sexy smile. “How could I ruin your surprise, Catty?”
“I … I don’t know.”
“Happy anniversary, Catherine.” Cross reached for the new suit dangling off the edge of the bed. “Well, tomorrow, but who cares?”
She planned to celebrate their anniversary on the phone with him as much as possible because she wasn’t heading home for another couple of days. Instead, her crazy, wild, beautiful husband had done something far better for her.
“Who else knew about this little plan of yours, Cross?”
“Everyone,” he said, not missing a beat. “You know, those that matter, anyway.”
Oh, my God.
Catherine had learned to be a much better person over the years. She still had spells of depression that came and went, but she understood how to deal with them. Sometimes, her anxiety was a bitch, but she could handle those spells, too.
The thing she had worked on the hardest beyond those things?
Being a good wife.
Loving Cross.
Giving him someone he deserved.
This man gave Catherine absolutely everything he had to give, and he never questioned it. Cross loved her stupid because he didn’t know anything different. He never hesitated to be the good man she deserved, so she figured out how to do the same for him.
Sometimes, like now, she still thought maybe she didn’t deserve him at all. He was amazing, and she was … amazing in his eyes.
He still wanted her.
She never let him go.
“You know I love you, right?” Catherine asked.
She finally tossed her purse aside, letting it fall to the floor beside a pair of high heels she had discarded earlier.
Cross wasn’t looking at her when he replied, “Of course, babe.”
He was too busy opening the buttons on the dress shirt to notice she was coming for him. It was already well after supper. If she got her way, they would not be leaving this room for the rest of the damn night.
He did not need that suit.

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REVERE, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris
Cross + Catherine, #2
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Genres: Adult, Adult, Contemporary Romance, Mafia

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SYNOPSIS:

A Legacy Novel

She was once his liar.
He was once her savior.

Cross Donati fills his days with the mafia, family, and responsibility. The wild boy is a distant memory. A waiting prince now sits in his place. An old debt puts the gunrunner right back into the path of his past, but he only sees his future.

Every king needs a queen.

Catherine Marcello learned how to stand on her own, and she no longer needs saving. The sly girl is far more dangerous now. A broken promise taught her how to live again. One conversation puts the hustler face to face with her first love, but she only sees heartache.

Every God needs a prayer.

The scars of their history runs deep. Every lie told, and each secret spilled hurts a little bit more.

Love does not care.
Love will not wait.

So, why does life keep standing in the way?

***

Revere is A Legacy Novel. While it can be read as a follow up to Always, it can also be read as a standalone novel.

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ALWAYS, A Legacy Novel

by Bethany-Kris
Cross + Catherine, #1
Publication Date: October 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Mafia

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SYNOPSIS:

A Legacy Novel

A wild boy.
A sly girl.

Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.

Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.

She chases bad things.
He never learned to be good.

They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life.
They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.

Love is killing for someone.
Love is living for someone.

Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too.
Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself.
Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.

This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia.
This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.

***

Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also act as a prequel for Revere. Each Legacy Novel stands alone from any other book, series, or collection.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS


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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Blog Tour – UNRAVELED by Bethany-Kris

Unraveled: Guzzi Duet, Part One

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Duet #1
Publication Date: June 5, 2017
Genres: Adult, Mafia, Romance, Organized Crime

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 Guzzi Duet, Part One

Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies.
This life.
Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

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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Blog Tour + Excerpt + GIVEAWAY – INFLICT by Bethany-Kris

INFLICT

Publication Date: April 3, 2017
Genres: Adult, Erotic, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime

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SYNOPSIS:

As the son of an Irish mobster, Connor O’Neil spent his boyhood hiding from the horrors of his own home. His one reprieve was a girl he knew only as Evelyn, but even she was taken away. As a man, Connor is determined to stay away from his father’s business. With Sean, participation is not a request, but a demand. The truth is, Connor might be more like the evil he’s trying to hide away from than he would like to admit.

And he’s already spent years trying to cover the scars left over from the pain.

A chance encounter puts the lost girl from his past back on his path, and he no longer has a choice but to face the darkness he’s been ignoring for years.

Evelyn. Sasha. Slave.

She doesn’t really know who she is anymore.

Or maybe she does, and she doesn’t want to tell.

She isn’t the same as she once was—now a thing to be kept and maintained, shuffled from owner to owner until it was her time to go. She only became Connor’s because he took her when he knew she wasn’t his to take.

Except she isn’t Connor’s at all …

And he can’t keep her hidden forever.

~Inflict is a Standalone Romance with graphic depictions of violence, sexual scenes, dark elements and a HEA. It is not recommended for those under the age of 18.

 

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EXCERPT:

“We should go,” she whispered, still close enough to him to place another kiss on his lips. “Shouldn’t we?”

Oh, yes.

He was very much ready to go.

“Enjoy the rest of the song,” Connor told her. “I’ll take these glasses back and we’ll head out.”

Evelyn nodded. “All right.”

Connor headed for the bar, got rid of the glasses, paid for the tab, and turned back toward the stage, only to see a sight that had his blood boiling. He hadn’t been gone very long—two minutes at the most—but apparently, that didn’t matter to some people.

Or rather, it didn’t matter to the man now sitting a wee bit too close to Evelyn on the leather sectional facing the stage. Connor could tell, even from his position, that the man’s presence was making Evelyn uncomfortable just by being near her. The guy leaned in closer, and Evelyn moved away accordingly, but that didn’t stop the foolish fecker from moving in again.

It was her stiff spine and darting gaze that spoke of something worse to Connor, especially when her stare found him, wide and worried.

Fear.

She was scared of the man, perhaps because it was her nature, or a learned trait. Connor wasn’t entirely sure, but it wasn’t hard to figure out that she didn’t enjoy or want the attention the guest was lavishing on her. One look at her face said it all.

Rage churned heavily in Connor’s gut as he headed toward Evelyn and the unknown man. Connor rounded the back of the couch, just behind where the fool was sitting, as Evelyn caught his eye again.

He wasn’t sure what she was more worried about; what he might do, or what her unwanted companion was attempting to do.

“Let me buy you a drink,” the guy said. “Bet it’ll loosen you up enough to talk, beautiful.”

Nope.

Connor bent down, resting his arms along the back of the couch, gaining the fool’s attention. “Leave.”

He didn’t give warnings.

He didn’t make nice.

He wasn’t the type.

“Pardon?” the guy asked, looking over his shoulder to find Connor staring straight at him.

“Leave,” Connor demanded again.

The guy chuckled, which only served to piss Connor off even more than he already was. He wasn’t a joke, and he wasn’t about to be treated like one.

“Listen, man, we’re just having a conversation,” the guy said. “Back off a little.”

His hand came up fast, his fingers stroking Evelyn’s cheek with a gentle touch. It didn’t matter how soft the man was, she flinched, and Connor exploded.

Connor grabbed a fistful of the man’s hair at the crown of his head at the same time he moved around the side of the seat. The guy’s shouts and Connor’s sudden, violent action caused the singers on stage to quiet, and likely gained the attention of the one bouncer at the door. Connor didn’t care.

Before the guy could even think to fight back, Connor brought the man’s face crashing down into the wee, round table in front of the seating area. The bottles, shots, and wine glasses jumped, tumbling and shattering on the floor.

Blood bloomed from the fool’s face, spilling across the table.

Connor smashed the guy’s face into the table one more time, just for good measure. The arsehole wasn’t dead, but he sure as hell looked a wee bit worse for wear, and wouldn’t feel very feckin’ good come morning.

Bending down, Connor told the bleeding idiot, “Next time you’re told to leave, just do that. Someone else might not be as kind as I was tonight.”

Connor let the guy go, and the useless sack of shite fell to the floor, unmoving. Likely unconscious, not that it made much of a difference now.

“All right, you need to leave!” shouted the oncoming bouncer.

Connor held a hand out to a stunned, silent Evelyn who was still sitting where she had been when he left her. “Come on, lass. Seems we need to go.”

Evelyn glanced up at him. “Did you kill him?”

“No.”

“How do you know?”

He did look a wee bit dead.

“He’s still bleeding, ain’t he?”

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

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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