Title / release date – TBD

A first draft / unedited look at book 2 in the Costa Family Series:

Teaser 1:

“What do you want?” I was done with the back-and-forth.

“I told you, I want to hire you. I need your help taking down Armani DiMaggio.”

My stomach dropped, and a chill flew down my back despite the warm May air. “The head of the most powerful criminal organization in Italy?” I swallowed the knot down my throat and added, “Also . . . your boss.”

“Yes,” was all he gave me, then again in Italian.

I closed my eyes. “How do you propose I do that?”

“By marrying his daughter.”

Teaser 2

 Why’d that feel like a statement from him punctuating the air and not a question of shock?

“Something like that.” And I had no plans to elaborate. Where would I even start?

The movie description of my life would be something along the lines of: A mafia princess who wants nothing to do with the evil crown and only longs for the freedom she once had before learning the truth of her origins.

Alessandro narrowed his bullet-colored eyes my way, quietly studying me like I was an enigma. Or the only unsolvable problem he’d ever encountered.

Teaser 3

She’d been right. I did usually f**k after fighting. But with this woman? H*ll no. She gave no meaning to the term off-limits. I’d be keeping a safe distance from my wife once we were back in the U.S.

Who are the main characters?

Calliope “Callie” Anderson: high school history teacher, country musician on the side, from a small town outside Nashville, and . . . her father happens to be the head of the most powerful mafia group in all of Italy.

Alessandro Costa – billionaire, former Army Ranger, Italian born, lives in NYC, committed to a lifetime of bachelorhood . . . but his plans as a forever playboy are about to be derailed with his next assignment