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The Red Queen by Nikita Slater

Title: The Red Queen
Series: The Queens #4
Author: Nikita Slater
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: December 26, 2021
Cover Design: Jem Monday Publishing


A dark mafia enemies to lovers romance by International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.

Giovanni Savino is the Italian Godfather. He holds his mafia empire with merciless efficiency. When he sees Desi in shackles he sees the female half of himself. Brutal, deadly, obsessed.

She should be put down like the rabid animal she is, but Giovanni is up for the challenge of civilizing the feral cartel queen. She is the beast to her own beauty and he will tame her. He will teach her to bend her vicious tendencies to his advantage. He will show her what love is supposed to be.

He will rip out the heart she insists beats for no man and keep it for himself. He will rule his kingdom with his red queen at his side.

The Red Queen is the 4th book in The Queens dark mafia romance series. Each book is standalone, no cheating, with a happy ever after. This book is a sizzling dark romance containing scenes of violence. Please read with caution.







“You want to die, Desiree?” he growled in her ear, sending an unexpected skitter of sparks down her neck.

“We’ll both die if we don’t get out of the kitchen now,” she pointed out, speaking for the first time since she’d started her attack.

“I’ve had a good life,” he said in an even tone. “Have you?”

She flung her head to the side, peeking over his arm at the microwave. Fifteen seconds had passed and sparks were flying. They didn’t have much time.

“Let me go!”

“No.” His hold tightened, and she could feel the anger spilling from him and onto her.

He stepped back, but before she could thrust the door open and run, he gripped her by the shoulder with the gunshot wound, turned her around, and slammed her back into the door.

“Do you want to die today, Desi?”

She stared at him, anger and hate warring within her. It took her a moment to realize what he was asking. That he was serious. He wanted to know if she wanted to die.

The impact of the question deflated her. Did she want to die?

Yes.

No.

Maybe…

She couldn’t answer him.

Her gaze strayed to the microwave, and she licked her lips.

Finally, she told him, “I don’t know.”

It was like the anger instantly melted away from him.

“Good enough,” he told her.

He kept his grip on her arm as he walked to the microwave and hit the CANCEL button. The microwave stopped, but they were still in some danger by being in proximity to it. He hurried them from the kitchen where they stood in the dining room, breathing hard.

Desi eyed him with distrust, but his return gaze was… warm.

Then, without warning, he shoved her against the wall at her back, tangled his fist in her hair and covered her lips with his.







Nikita Slater is the USA Today Bestselling Author of action-packed suspenseful romance. She writes dark romance, mafia romance, and post-apocalyptic dystopian romance. She lives on the beautiful Canadian prairies with her son and her crazy awesome dog. She has an unholy affinity for books, wine, pets, and anything chocolate. Despite some of the darker themes in her books (which are pure fun and fantasy), Nikita is a staunch feminist and advocate of equal rights for all races, genders, and non-gender specific persons. When she isn’t writing, dreaming about writing or talking about writing, she helps others discover a love of reading and writing through literacy and social work.



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