(Ruin & Revenge #1)
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: December 6th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
A DANGEROUS PROPOSAL
Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .
Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?
Nico is the first book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
An Interview with Sarah Castille
Please welcome Sarah Castille!
Sarah, I read in your bio that you are a lawyer with quite an impressive work history, before taking a break from law. Has writing always been something you’ve been interested in?
I’ve always been a writer, whether it was writing and illustrating stories with crayons, starting a school a newspaper, or contributing to fiction magazines and literary journals. I have boxes of stories that I just can’t part with, but it wasn’t until I took a break from legal practice that I was finally able to write a full novel. However, my favorite story is one I wrote for our local library story contest when I was ten years old about a lonely leprechaun who gave up his pot of gold when he met a pretty girl leprechaun who taught him how to fly. I like to think of it as my first romance!
You write some seriously dirty-talking alphas! Was there something in particular that has been an inspiration for writing your characters?
I’ve been inspired by the hundreds of romance books I read over the years and all the wonderful alpha heroes I met in those pages. I also met a lot of dirty talking alphas when the hubs and I went on motorcycle trips around Europe. They were some of the roughest men I’ve met with the filthiest mouths and yet they treated their women like gold!
Is there a particular genre of book that you consider your favorite?
I recently reorganized my massive Kindle collection and by far my erotic romance collection was the largest!
Nico is the start of a new series, Ruin & Revenge. What can readers expect from this new series?
Lots of dirty talking alpha mob bosses, kick ass heroines, the glitz and glam of Las Vegas and a dash of suspense along with some very spicy romance. I don’t pull any punches with life in the mob. Think the Sopranos, Godfather and Casino all rolled into one!
A lot of writers have quirks or rituals they follow when the write. Is there anything special you do to prepare for a writing session? Any must haves in your writing space?
Owls. Lots of little owls. A big cup of coffee in an owl mug. A window for daydreaming and a big cozy sweater because I can’t write if I’m cold.
Thanks very much for having me on the blog! Happy holidays!
Thank you, Sarah, for stopping by!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. She is the author of the Redemption series, the Sinner’s Tribe MC series, and the Legal Heat series. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home on Vancouver Island.