Kisser of Death
My hell. Not everyone has the same definition of hell. Mine is different. My hell exists every day. It’s things I desperately want but can never have.
Harvey’s smile. His attention, his love, his body.
And this. Bikes.
The wind. The sun. The freedom. The speed. The power.
The thought of being so close to death.
There’s nothing more thrilling than being so close to death.
“Gemma?” I gulp when he traces his fingers over my throat. I can’t tell him to stop because I don’t want him to.
This morning he was ignoring me.
And now he brought me to hell. But I like it here. It’s hell because I’ll get a dose of fun, of high, of happiness. And I won’t ever have the chance to do it again.
Because I promised. And even I can’t break a promise more than once.
Title: Quiet Secrets
Series: Quiet Mafia #2
Author: J.L. Drake
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2021
Some secrets are better left untouched.
I’m seeing a war unfold before my eyes. My past and future have now collided, and my heart is split in two.
As the battle rages on, secrets surface and truths circle the drain, threatening to suck me under.
Elio promised we had the rest of our lives together, but now he’s questioning my history and doubting my loyalty.
Love and family are all that matter, so I keep a careful eye on our new visitors who have awoken the hornets’ nest and revealed the snakes that have lain dormant for years.
As I try to protect Sienna from her own past, betrayals are surfacing, and my paranoia is intensifying.
One secret is discovered that will undoubtably change everything.
**May contain triggers, intended for a mature audience 18+. Does end on a cliffhanger-ish. Sneak peek of book 3, Quiet Power, at the end. I promise all will be okay.**
I felt rage burn through my veins at that. It was the first I’d heard of it.
“It was all supposed to happen, and then you came along. Little orphan girl, with the big blue eyes, and the big fake boobs.”
I licked the inside of my mouth, leaned over the island, grabbed her hand, and yanked her straight down onto the marble countertop. I moved my face inches from hers and smiled like the crazy person I was becoming.
“Elio wants a real woman, not some skinny drunk who can’t keep the bottle from her jacked-up lip job. Nor would he even want to entertain visiting your eight-men-a-day, stretched out, trailer trash vag.” She blinked at my crass words. “Come at me again, and I promise I will show you what I learned on the streets.”
I let go and leaned back, snatching the bottle from Mariano, who stared at me with a gaping mouth. “Oh, Anna, these are far from fake.” I took another shot, high-fived Donte behind the counter, and left.
Releasing March 24
Author J.L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.
When she's not writing she loves to spend time with her family, traveling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.
Her books can be found in different languages around the world.