Di Marcello’s Secret Son is the first in a trilogy, The Secret Billionaires, which Dani Collins, Jennifer Hayward and myself worked on to create powerful and sexy heroes who live life on the edge and take great pleasure in challenging one another.
Each book is about one of the three billionaires, all of whom go undercover as part of the ultimate challenge from their mutual friend, Sebastien. Whilst doing that challenge they meet or are reunited with the women who test them far more than the challenge itself.
Antonio Di Marcello finds himself back in Milan, working as a motor mechanic. At first he thinks the challenge is to mend bridges with his estranged parents, whom he hasn’t seen since he ended the ill-fated marriage he’d made out of honour and duty to his family.
Very quickly he discovers that Sadie Parker, the woman he had a passionate weekend affair with four years ago, is working at the same garage. Sure this is his challenge, he cannot reveal his true identity until the end of the two week challenge, by which time he discovers that their affair has a lasting legacy - his son and heir.
Sadie has lived in fear and hope of Antonio coming back into her life, but had never anticipated it would be in such a way. She is determined to protect her child from being hurt and rejected by his father but is totally unprepared for the sensual onslaught Antonio adopts in order to get what he wants and finds herself falling for him all over again.
I hope you enjoy Antonio and Sadie’s story and don’t forget to read Stavros and Calli’s story in Xenakis’s Convenient Bride by Dani Collins and Alejandro and Cecily’s story in Salazar’s One-Night Heir by Jennifer Hayward.
The idea for A Child Claimed by Gold came about when I watched a television programme about travelling across Russia and one scene in particular lit the fuse of my imagination and Nikolai came to life in my mind, along with Emma. I could imagine them at the station, cold winter winds blowing around them as they looked at one another for the first time. So many questions came at me from that one moment and I knew I had to write their story. I hope you enjoy it!
Nikolai Cunningham has turned his back on his heritage and the secrets which lie buried within his family’s past, but when Emma Sanders threatens to unearth it all, bringing it all out for closer inspection, he is forced to return to Russia. The spark of attraction between them is instant, although each has reasons for ignoring it, until one night brings them together – with lasting consequences.
Married for the Italian’s Heir is book two in the Brides for Billionaires mini-series and set against the backdrop of one of the most romantic cities in the world – Rome.
Dante returns arrives at his office one morning, after a late night meeting with three other billionaires, who along with him, have been named and shamed in a shocking media expose as the world’s most debauched bachelors. This dubious title impacts greatly on all their lives and forces them all to make some major changes. When Dante discovers that not only is the gorgeous woman he bedded in London two months ago waiting for him in his office, but that she has some unexpected news, he knows exactly what course of action he will take to salvage his reputation. He will make her his wife and claim his child, but Piper Riley wants more than a cold and heartless deal, she wants nothing less than a happy-ever-after, forcing him to overcome his past.
To Blackmail a Di Sione is book three in The Billionaire’s Legacy and my first continuity story. It was great fun to weave the other characters from the series in around my story and I’m really looking forward to reading the other seven books.
Bianca Di Sione is one of the well-known Di Sione children. Although she has built her own PR company and to all around her is successful and confident, she hasn’t got over the loss of her parents when she was very young. This insecurity was compounded when as a teenager the man she’d believed loved her, used her just because she was a Di Sione. So when she meets the revengeful and incredibly attractive Liev Dragunov it’s not just sparks that fly.
Determined to secure the bracelet, often referred to as one of The Lost Mistresses, her terminally ill grandfather has asked her to find for him, Bianca begins a journey that will change her life. What she doesn’t bargain on is Liev buying the bracelet then using it to blackmail her. She goes along with his plans in the hope that she can buy the bracelet from him, but as she discovers more about the sexy Russian billionaire, she finds herself falling for him.
The Sheikh's Last Mistress is Zafir and Destiny’s story and one that has been in my mind for several years. The first version was written in 2012, before I became a published Harlequin author. It wasn’t successful on that first submission, but as I had fallen in love with the characters I just had to rewrite their story.
Destiny is a horse lover and has used her love for them as an excuse to stay away from any kind of relationship with men. After losing her mother when she was young and being brought up by a step mother as mercenary as her father, she didn’t believe love could exist. When Zafir strides into her life, offering her the escape route she has been searching for, she has no idea he is the man she will lose her heart to.
Zafir is about to take a wife out of duty to his country, Kezoban, but is still haunted by the events surrounding his sister’s tragic death, as is his prized stallion, Majeed. Destiny Richards comes highly recommended for healing troubled horses and he makes her a deal to return to Kezoban with him. What he doesn’t know is that she will not only heal Majeed, but also help him to move on from the terrible events of the past – and she will become the woman he loves, the woman he wants as his wife. His Last Mistress.