Title: The Vampire Mafia Complete Series
By: M.A. Wilder
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: James "Humble Nations" at Go On Write
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.
Told in the first person.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Star Angels Promo and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Five deadly love stories.
And one dark saga.
Notorious criminal Mickey McKennan is everything Nora Evers shouldn’t want. He’s power and sex in a suit with a rogue smile, and when they meet, her world tilts as she falls in lust—until that world halts when tragedy strikes. Nora’s life quickly goes from bad to worse, and she finds Mickey at every turn. Although his deadly secrets ensure that trouble follows him, she is drawn to him more and more. But, when her past haunts her present, Nora’s life is threatened, and she is unsure of who she can count on to help her survive.
Everyone has a price, and thanks to the captivating Simon Handover and his proposition, Penny Ames has discovered hers. She will just need to make it through one month with him before she can flee and never look back. But, with his Clark Kent good looks and Superman swagger, Simon is more of a threat to Penny than she realizes. While fighting not to lose her heart, she stumbles into a world filled with guns, gangs, and…vampires, and soon, she finds herself also fighting for her life.
When Sosie Savage is taken hostage by the Vampire Mafia due to her father’s mistake, the only thing on her mind is survival—until her focus begins to shift as her captors, the D’Avignon brothers, vie for her attention. Powerful yet antagonistic, J.M. and Sebastien fascinate her. Where J.M. is destructive and dangerous, Sebastien acts as the savior with his kindness. With her feelings clouding her mind, Sosie struggles to set things right in the tangled web her father weaved. But, after the D’Avignon family receives threats from rival vampires while enduring run-ins with the authorities, she begins to question her allegiance to her own family and the life that she once knew.
Kidnapped and tortured with no end in sight, Beau D’Avignon is certain death is imminent. That is, until Francesca Slight intervenes. Sheltered daughter of the D’Avignon’s sworn enemy, she is now also the owner of Beau’s heart. With the animosity between the leading vampire families, their newfound love is not likely to survive, especially when the escalating war threatens all their lives.
Frustrated with her father’s lack of action in the search for her missing family, Bellamy D’Avignon is determined to take the reins, but along the way, she crosses paths with someone from the opposite side of the law. He’s literally tall, dark, and handsome, and their connection is immediate and undeniable. But, when a life-altering threat hits and emotions take over, Bellamy makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
This is a series that may fill your need to read mafia romance and/or paranormal romance. There is some violence but nothing too graphic that you would feel ill while reading. Something you will have to decide is how graphic you like your sex. For me both the paranormal and mafia aspects are very subtle – it’s more about the mystery and suspense. Each story is a novella, which is great for someone that is short on time. And each story flows well from one to the next. As you go along from story to story you realize that there is connection to them.
We have a great beginning with Trouble. Annora “Nora” Evers is transfixed by the man who has come into the theater. Michael “Mickey” McKennan is a man of mystery. And there’s plenty of mystery to this story. What outside forces have put these two in the same space? What connects them? Left me wondering how their story ends. The author also piqued my interest with a secondary character named Penelope.
We then have a great ending with Vengeful. Beau D’Avignon is in need of some serious help. Bellamy D’Avignon is a woman who can hold her own. This novella gives you two stories for the price of one. Beau and Bellamy’s stories are different but they weave together very well. But don’t expect an ending – I smell the beginning of another series, maybe.
I enjoyed having the option of reading one or maybe two stories before I had to go and do some work. I didn’t feel lost when I picked this set up as I continued on. It did however leave me wanting more. Now you have to decide if you feel the same.
The man crouches down beside me, his gaze hungry, his movements cagey. “Don’t you mean, who?”
I shake my head and wince, knowing, deep down inside, that I got my question right the first time.
The stranger smiles, and it terrifies me. I can tell by the look on his face that my terror thrills him.
Then, he says one word and one word only, “Vampire.”
And it changes everything.
M. A. Wilder is a wife, mother, and native New Yorker who writes in order to retain her title as a hipster. She is a stay-at-home mom by day and a crime fighter author by night. She is also rumored to be a full-time geek, a part-time fangirl, and an imaginary superhero.
And it changes everything.
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