Monday, May 6, 2013

Review, Giveaway & Blog Tour ~*~ Mafia Secret by Angie Derek

Blurb ~*~
Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

4 Star Review ~*~

Mafia Secret is a well written romantic suspense story that has multiple lines of suspense weaved delightfully through the story. Angie Derek is a wonderful story teller with characters and situations that will definitely hit your buttons. 

Lessa didn't know the man she thought was her father really wasn't until Marco shows up at her door to take her to her father's funeral. Now she is thrust into a lifestyle she knows nothing about but has to learn quickly.  All the while she has to deal with someone trying to kill her while Marco tries to find ehr father's killer.  ~So many story lines, it's amazing the way they are woven together~

During Lessa and Marco's interactions romance wants to blossom but they are both scared for very different reasons, yet fear is still a factor.  The anger, fear, and passion that each character in the story goes through really gives the reader a depth that isn't like many other stories.  Angie Derek had me ~ hook, line and sinker!  I had to know who committed the crimes and how each character was going to resolve their issues, because there are side issues that need resolving as well.  I recommend Mafia Secret if you are looking for a great romantic suspense and I look forward to reading more of Angie Derek's work in the future. 

Excerpt ~*~
He held a white envelope against the glass and spoke again. “I have a letter from your father.”

She relaxed a smidge. He had the wrong person. Her father had died when she was six. But she couldn’t completely relax. He was still a stranger, and after this afternoon . . . . Whoever had tried to run her over still hadn’t been caught. And maybe she’d heard him wrong. Her car was running and the windows were shut.

She took her left hand off the steering wheel and cracked her window a quarter of an inch so she could hear him better. “I’m sorry, what did you say?”

“I have a letter from your father.”

“I think you have the wrong person.”

“Alessandra Noelle?”

Lessa hesitated, her right hand tightening on the steering wheel. “Yes.”

“You’re the correct person.” His voice was low and soothing.

But it had the opposite effect on her nerves. She shook her head. “I can’t be. My father died nearly twenty years ago.”

He hesitated this time and she focused on his face. The security light cast him in harsh shadows. He wore a dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a tie. No suit jacket. Probably a concession to the heat. His dark hair was brushed back off his face and his eyes appeared as dark in the night.

His lips firmed into a frown before he spoke again. “No, he didn’t. He died two days ago.”

Book Trailer ~*~

Author Bio ~*~

Angie Derek writes paranormal and romantic suspense. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and one pony (she thinks she needs another one to even out the number).

Buy Links ~*~

Available in multiple ebook formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Crossroads, Diesel, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony.
Available as an audio book through, Amazon, iTunes.

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  1. Thank you for hosting today!! Great Review!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review.

    1. This sounds like a great book. There aren't msny romsnce books about the mafis.

  3. Thank you for the review & I cannot wait to read this!!

  4. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!! bluepooh1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Very nice excerpt

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