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Friday 21 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Damaged Bride [Blood Empire 01] by Blake York!


   When I see Avery O’Connor walk into the senior living center, I think she’s going to work a third job.
   I approach one of the guards standing near the door giving a quarter of the shits he should. As he glances up, I see the fear on his face. The same thing I see on everyone’s face if they’re so unlucky as to meet my gaze.
   He braces his legs and eyes me. Even if I dress less like I’m the son of the meanest SOB in the city, people fear me. And I enjoy knowing I can intimidate them.
   “Can I help you?”
   I wave him over. He comes wearily, hand twitching toward the nightstick he carries on his hip. As if that will stop me.
   “A woman came in here a minute ago. About this tall.” I hold up a hand. “Blonde hair pulled back.”
   He nods.
   “Does she work here?”
   The guard flattens a stare at me as if he didn’t hear the question.
   Sighing, I reach into my pocket and withdraw a wad of bills. I peel off two Benjamins and slip them to the man.
   He only glances at the bills for a second before he takes them. I can’t blame him—it’s probably more money than he earns all night sitting here guarding the door and the potted plant beside it.
   “She’s visiting her grandma.”
   I try not to show my surprise and leave the building. For the next half hour, I sit in my car, smoking too much and waiting for the O’Connor woman to emerge from the home.
   I can’t believe I’m going to collect my bride. I almost laugh out loud at the idea of me saying vows. Everyone knows I won’t keep them, my father included.
   This isn’t about love and romance, though.
   It’s a merger.
   A business deal.
   She just doesn’t know it yet.

Nobody will touch what belongs to us, including the women we claim.

Brutal. Fierce. Relentless.

Everything I do I do for my family name.

Now they’re giving me another task—take the bride my father chooses for me. They call it business. I call it revenge. Only one empire with mafia ties can rule.

I’ll use her as a pawn. Break her down. She’s already damaged from the life she’s led. But then something happens.

She rises from the ashes…and learns how to break me too.

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Author bio:

Blake York got started writing dark romance as a teen, when the horrors of her mind lived on the page. Now she invites readers into that shadowed chamber with darker, filthier romance. And what can be more soul-shaking than a forced marriage into a twisted mafia family that rules its empire with bloodshed?

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