Kidnapping, threats of sexual violence from the antagonist, gun and knife violence, human trafficking, criminal activity, murder
Captive of the Crime Queen
The Underworld Duet Series, Book 1
A stolen bride tempts her ruthless captor
Years ago, Hadria Imperioli vanished after her father refused her mafia inheritance in favor of her younger brother. Now, she’s resurfaced as “Hades”—ruthless leader of the Styx Syndicate mercenaries that terrorize Chicago—and she’s hell-bent on finally claiming what’s hers.
When her brother announces his engagement to sheltered beauty Aurora Verderosa, Hadria decides it’s time to take back her mafia crown and everything else that belongs to her…
Abducted from her wedding altar, Aurora is thrilled at first to have escaped marriage to the violent heir to the Imperioli Family. But she finds herself a prisoner still, at the mercy of Hadria’s whims and desires.
And soon Aurora begins to crave the intoxicating taste of Hadria’s lips on hers…and the wicked pleasures of a life lived outside the law.
Can Aurora resist giving into the darkness Hadria draws out in her? Or will Hadria corrupt her captive completely, coaxing Aurora to turn her back on innocence for the love of a vicious underworld queen?
Captive of the Crime Queen is part one of the Underworld Duet, a steamy contemporary Sapphic mafia romance based (very) loosely on the myth of Hades and Persephone. Reader discretion is advised, and content notes are available on the Copyright page.