Blog Tour - 2022, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Wild Saint by Luna Kayne

WILD SAINT (Vicious Empire #3) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: November 1st

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Proximity

WILD SAINT, the third book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

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Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

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Add to Goodreads:

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Blurb:

SHE BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME ONCE.

NOW IT’S ROUND TWO,

AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING DIRTY.

DAGEN SAINT

Five years ago, Nyla stole two million dollars from me and disappeared.

Now she’s resurfaced, and I’m determined to settle her debt…one way or another.

Hiking in the mountains in my underwear while being hunted by hitmen wasn’t something I thought we’d be doing when I woke up this morning, yet here we are.

If we can settle our issues and work together, we just might make it out alive—if we don’t kill each other first.

NYLA JENSEN

I conned the con five years ago, but he took something I wasn’t prepared to leave behind—my heart.

Now I’m stranded in the wilderness with the one person who has every reason to hate me, and we have no choice but to work together, or we’re dead.

It turns out surviving the elements and the men who are searching for us is the easy part.

The hard part is being close to Dagen, coming clean, and looking him in the eye. Those same eyes I see every time I look at the daughter he doesn’t know we have.

* Wild Saint is the third book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

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Read Kay’s Review: Wild Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Wild Saint by Luna Kayne

WILD SAINT (Vicious Empire #3) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: November 1st

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Proximity

WILD SAINT, the third book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE!

https://amzn.to/3fUh9vR

Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

https://amzn.to/3s1bN4N

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281303-wild-saint

Blurb:

SHE BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME ONCE.

NOW IT’S ROUND TWO,

AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING DIRTY.

DAGEN SAINT

Five years ago, Nyla stole two million dollars from me and disappeared.

Now she’s resurfaced, and I’m determined to settle her debt…one way or another.

Hiking in the mountains in my underwear while being hunted by hitmen wasn’t something I thought we’d be doing when I woke up this morning, yet here we are.

If we can settle our issues and work together, we just might make it out alive—if we don’t kill each other first.

NYLA JENSEN

I conned the con five years ago, but he took something I wasn’t prepared to leave behind—my heart.

Now I’m stranded in the wilderness with the one person who has every reason to hate me, and we have no choice but to work together, or we’re dead.

It turns out surviving the elements and the men who are searching for us is the easy part.

The hard part is being close to Dagen, coming clean, and looking him in the eye. Those same eyes I see every time I look at the daughter he doesn’t know we have.

* Wild Saint is the third book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

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Read Kay’s Review: Wild Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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Review – Wild Saint by Luna Kayne

Wild Saint (Vicious Empire, #3)

Wild Saint; Vicious Empire #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Mafia/Dark//Suspense/Intrigue/Second Chance Romance

Author: Luna Kayne

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Each book in this series just gets better and better!! I’m so blown away with how each book in the Vicious Empire has given me pieces of the overall puzzle which has then lead me masterfully to the next bread crumb without giving too much away. Not only has it kept me interested, but it’s kept me on the edge of my seat and completely captivated! Plus, the romance has been brilliant!

From the very beginning of Wild Saint, this book was non-stop action. Dagen and Nyla barely had a moment to catch their breaths while they were trying to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash and on the run from hitmen. This book has it all!! Action, adventure, chemistry, heat, intrigue, and second chances. It was like stepping into a romantic-adventure movie.

Their story, while full of adventure, is also sweet with the knowledge of the daughter they share between them. I won’t say much, because it should be enjoyed as a reader, but with each book it’s easy to see that family is important between these brothers and as each man has fallen in love it’s wonderful to see how easily they open their hearts to those they hold close. That is what I found sweet with Dagen and Nyla in those tender moments and appreciated in those few down times between all of the action that happened in this story.

While this book did spend more time away from the other Saint brothers than the previous two, mainly due to secluded time in the wilderness, the driving plot that has carried over from the beginning is still there and will continue into the fourth book.  This is a series and should be read in order for the best reading enjoyment. The pinnacle is coming and I can hardly wait for the next book so it will all to come together.

Synopsis:
SHE BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME ONCE.
NOW IT’S ROUND TWO,
AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING DIRTY.

DAGEN SAINT
Five years ago, Nyla stole two million dollars from me and disappeared.
Now she’s resurfaced, and I’m determined to settle her debt…one way or another.
Hiking in the mountains in my underwear while being hunted by hitmen wasn’t something I thought we’d be doing when I woke up this morning, yet here we are.
If we can settle our issues and work together, we just might make it out alive—if we don’t kill each other first.

NYLA JENSEN
I conned the con five years ago, but he took something I wasn’t prepared to leave behind—my heart.
Now I’m stranded in the wilderness with the one person who has every reason to hate me, and we have no choice but to work together, or we’re dead.
It turns out surviving the elements and the men who are searching for us is the easy part.
The hard part is being close to Dagen, coming clean, and looking him in the eye. Those same eyes I see every time I look at the daughter he doesn’t know we have.

* Wild Saint is the third book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series and should be read in order.

Cruel Saint (Vicious Empire, #1) Brutal Saint (Vicious Empire, #2) Savage Saint (Vicious Empire, #4)

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Blog Tour – Brutal Saint – Luna Kayne

BRUTAL SAINT (Vicious Empire #2) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: October 11th

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Rroximity

BRUTAL SAINT, the second book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

Grab your copy today!

https://amzn.to/3ECtXku

Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

https://amzn.to/3s1bN4N

Preorder WILD SAINT, coming November 1st!!

https://amzn.to/3fUh9vR

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281286-brutal-saint

Blurb:

HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.

AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT

The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.

Harlow is sunshine and light.

I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.

I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.

I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON

What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?

One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.

At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.

Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.

I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.

Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Brutal Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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New Release – Brutal Saint – Luna Kayne

BRUTAL SAINT (Vicious Empire #2) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: October 11th

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Rroximity

BRUTAL SAINT, the second book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

Grab your copy today!

https://amzn.to/3ECtXku

Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

https://amzn.to/3s1bN4N

Preorder WILD SAINT, coming November 1st!!

https://amzn.to/3fUh9vR

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281286-brutal-saint

Blurb:

HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.

AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT

The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.

Harlow is sunshine and light.

I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.

I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.

I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON

What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?

One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.

At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.

Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.

I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.

Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Brutal Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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Review – Brutal Saint by Luna Kayne

Brutal Saint; Vicious Empire #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: October 11, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia/Instant Attraction/Intrigue Romance

Author: Luna Kayne

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Instant spark, chemistry and total fire!! I loved Brutal Saint from beginning to end.

I admit, the title of the book is a bit duplicitous. Cole’s role within the Saint family is an enforcer, so his nature of how to be brutal is known wide and far, but when he’s not working his personality is completely opposite of that man. Cole’s softer side is all about pleasure and taking care of those he cares about and boy did I envy Harlow multiple times throughout this book. The two sides of his personality come together where he’s commanding and dominant, but it all revolves around pleasure and making sure Harlow is well taken care of. Yes, please!!!

Harlow easily slipped into submission, without even knowing she was doing it. Her life has never been easy, so to have someone take over and instantly take care of all of her needs, it was like the best vacation she’d never been able to take before with the hottest man alive. Trying to fight Cole…why bother, am I right? Kidding, Harlow is an amazing character, independent with spirit, but also a huge heart. I loved her!!! These two are my absolute favorite, so the last two Saint boys have a lot of catching up to do to kick them out of the top spot.

From the very beginning of the book these two were fire and also involved in the ever evolving plot without realizing it. I loved how the plot unfolded, not only between these two, but also as a whole. While the Saint family continued to search for information on Grayson’s killer, Harlow was caught in the middle of that investigation. As the twists kept coming and I was gobsmacked over how it all unfolded Harlow fit in perfectly by Cole’s side through the entire story.

This book ends on another great cliffhanger with the continuing mystery moving on and the next brother on deck. It’s getting tense and I can hardly wait to find out more.

Synopsis:
HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.
AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT
The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.
Harlow is sunshine and light.
I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.
I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.
I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON
What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?
One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.
At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.
Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.
I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.
Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

**The series must be read in order for the best enjoyment.

#1 Cruel Saint
#2 Brutal Saint
#3 Wild Saint
#4 Savage Saint

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Blog Tour – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: September 20th

CRUEL SAINT, the first book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281277-cruel-saint

Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Cruel Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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New Release – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: September 20th

CRUEL SAINT, the first book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

books2read.com/CruelSaint

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281277-cruel-saint

Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Cruel Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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Review – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

Cruel Saint; Vicious Empire #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: September 20, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Second Chance/Intrigue/Mafia Romance

Author: Luna Kayne

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Cruel Saint is the first in the series with a continuing storyline that will follow through the rest of the books, but this particular story focused on the love interests between Ryder Saint and Amara Scott.

Ryder and Amara have a lot of unique twists wrapped up in their second chance love. Amara was sold into an arranged marriage with Ryder, but they were already in a secret relationship before either one of them discovered this news. However, their contract was dissolved when her father died and she actually moved away crushing them both. Now it’s a few years later and Ryder is back to claim the woman who has always been his, but Amara doesn’t feel quite the same.

There are a whole lot of secrets and twists wrapped up in Ryder winning her back and that is only part of the story. On top of this romance battle there is an ongoing investigation into her brother’s murder which is also part of the series continuation plot, but there is also mystery surrounding members of their own family. I have to say I loved the intrigue and trying to unravel who could potentially be behind all of the upcoming plot twists.

Within this first book we do get to meet, on some sort of level, all of the Saint family members, along with Amara’s family. There are also a few additional people sprinkled in that give extra twists to this angsty book which I’m already loving. Have we meet everyone who could be a suspect yet? I’m not entirely sure, but I love trying to unravel all the leads that could lead me to the possible killer.

I’m anxiously awaiting the next book, which will focus on another Saint brother and his fall into love, but will also continue this ever evolving plot into the intriguing mystery.

Synopsis:
HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.
NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT
Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.
Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.
Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.
I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but she’s in trouble in more ways than one, and I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.
Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT
As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago, and I never looked back.
Now he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.
The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…
But I’m not a weak girl anymore, and I’m packing some secrets of my own.
I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.
Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

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Excerpt Reveal – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: September 20th

Add to Goodreads:

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PROLOGUE: RYDER – FOUR YEARS AGO

“I’m asking you to let her go.” Grayson leans back in his seat with his feet propped against the edge of my bed. He pushes his chair onto its hind legs while repeatedly tossing a baseball toward the ceiling and catching it.

I don’t tell him to elaborate. I know who he’s talking about.

Amara.

His little sister and my dark obsession.

It’s no secret Amara is mine. Our parents decreed as much when they made the decision to arrange our future marriage.

What no one knows is, with or without their ridiculous blessings, Amara belongs to me.

“What do you know?” I hold my attention on the note I’m writing at my desk, keeping my back turned to him.

Information is power in my world, and Grayson is the best at gathering it for me. At twenty-two years old, we are both often overlooked as children among my father’s associates, and Grayson uses this to his advantage.

“They’re downstairs right now. My mom is speaking to your father. It’s about my dad—and Amara.” The wooden legs of his chair knock against the floor as he shifts in his seat, and I remain in place, staring at the piece of paper that started as a thought and devolved into a series of scribbles as soon as Grayson started talking about his sister.

“What about them?” Her—I want to say “her,” but that would give my intentions away.

Grayson and Amara’s father passed away suddenly a few weeks ago of a heart attack. They took the news as well as can be expected, but that is a testament to their father being a neglectful dick to his kids. You can’t mourn the loss of someone who never made an impact on your life when they were alive. It’s an opinion I’ve never shared with my best friend, but they lost the parent lottery on both counts.

I’m not saying I won. My old man isn’t much different. But my place in life more than makes up for having a hard-as-nails father who works late and cares conditionally—his attention always comes with a price. Unfortunately for Amara and Grayson, their parents never quite landed as high in society, and they lived within lesser means.

“My mom is asking that the arrangement between you and Amara be dissolved without consequence or malice.” I know Grayson’s tone; without turning around, I can tell he’s throwing up air quotes. “That’s what I heard her say on the phone earlier, when she was setting up the meeting. Do you know what it means?”

My attention creeps to the mirror in front of me as I check Grayson’s reflection in the space over my shoulder. Tossing the ball onto my bed, he rises out of the chair to his full six-foot height and walks to the window to watch the rain fall.

The weather has been an accurate reflection of my mood. I almost expect a bolt of lightning to strike us all into oblivion any second now. It still wouldn’t compare to the tempest of emotions brewing inside of my soul at this upsetting turn of events.

“No idea,” I lie.

I do know.

Amara’s mother is downstairs in my father’s office asking that her daughter be released from a marriage both sets of parents agreed to. What Grayson doesn’t know is that the promise of Amara’s hand was bought, not given. It was done without my knowledge at the time. I didn’t find out about it until recently, when my older brother Dagen stumbled on information he shouldn’t have.

Amara’s parents offered her to us for a price, and it was a deal my father jumped at in order to keep me in line and test my loyalty to the family. It was a test I gladly passed. They didn’t know how I already felt about her.

My father thought tying me into an arranged marriage would ensure my obedience. It would give me something I would come to want, something he could hold over my head as a way of keeping me on a short leash. When I accepted the eventual marriage, it was a sign of fealty in his eyes.

No one knew I was already entirely invested in her.

Amara is my sin eater.

She consumes my darkness like it’s her lifeline. What I once thought were my worst parts are made beautiful around her.

No one knows about the things we’ve done, the things I’ve done to her. I’ve pushed her, corrupted her, and molded her into my missing piece. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t drag her down my wicked path on my own—she willingly followed. Little by little, she sought me out, and I didn’t turn her away.

There’s a monster inside of her no one sees.

No one but me.

The sharp look of disgust on my face snaps me out of my rage as I catch my own reflection in the mirror. My lip is curled up in a sneer that rattles me. I look primed to kill. I school my features before Grayson turns his attention back to me, because my anger isn’t meant for him. It’s for his parents, who betrayed Amara when they sold her like cattle.

Lifting my hand to my mouth, I slip my tongue through my lips while keeping my eyes trained on Grayson’s back through the mirror. If he knew what I did to his little sister behind the pool house not even an hour earlier, he would be furious. I still taste her on the salty tips of my fingers. The memory of her contorted face and her feeble whimpers as she wildly bucked her hips against my fingers as I fucked her with them makes me want to find her and punish her for making me feel weak.

But no one can know.

Grayson is as protective of Amara as I am, and it pains me knowing I can’t show it. My secrecy is my way of keeping her safe. While I’m sure that not loving her at all would be the best way to shield her, I can’t do it. I’m a selfish son of a bitch, and I won’t deny myself the pleasure of the one thing in this world that grounds me.

But now, her mother is in my home, asking to take Amara away from me. She wants to keep the money my father gave her, and she wants to be released from the promise both she and her dead husband made.

I can’t tell Grayson any of this.

Knowing would destroy him.

Since becoming an adult, Grayson has distanced himself from his parents in inconspicuous ways. On some level, I think he knows his parents are opportunists. If this came to light, Grayson would be pulled down into his mother’s fall from grace, and I won’t allow anyone to hurt my closest friend.

No. Grayson and his sister both belong to me, and I will always protect what is mine.

I’ve been quiet for too long, and Grayson turns his attention away from the rain tapping against the window. Before his eyes settle on me, I lean over, scribble nothing on my little piece of paper, then slide it into my drawer as though none of this information concerns me.

“The marriage was arranged, and now neither of you needs to go through with it. Maybe this is good news.” Grayson’s tone has changed, and his statement sounds a lot like a question. My silence has fueled his suspicion.

I steady myself with a breath, then stand and turn to face him.

“Maybe it is.” Another lie.

“You know me, man. I am in this with you for the long haul. But a piece of me wonders if Amara is better off away from…you know. What we do.”

What we do.

It’s as though if we don’t label our actions, they can’t be held against us. Once you give something a name, it is classified: good, bad, acceptable, depraved.

At first glance, my family lives up to the sanctity of our surname, but its shiny veneer washes away when you stare a little too long. When the gloves come off, the Saints are not a family to mess with because we mess back ten times as hard.

A knock at the door breaks our silence, and I roll my eyes. If it were one of my three brothers, they would have opened the door and waltzed right in. My father never comes to us—we are always summoned to him—and my mother has taken to texting me ever since I showed her how to use a smartphone.

That leaves those on my father’s payroll, which means I’ve been summoned.

“Yeah.”

The door opens, and a maid pops her head in, first seeing Grayson, then scanning around until she meets my apathetic glare.

“Mr. Saint wishes to see you in his office.”

“You good?” I nod to Grayson.

“Yeah. I’m meeting up with Sloane in a while. Dinner with her folks.”

I don’t respond. Instead, I turn to follow the woman out of my room as the muscles in my neck tense with envy.

I’m not jealous of Grayson’s relationship with Sloane. I’m envious because I don’t have the luxury of publicly declaring my intentions with Amara.

I follow quietly behind the small woman, my mind drifting to my sinful little flower as it always does.

The door to my father’s office is ajar. Pushing it the rest of the way open, I step in and acknowledge the man who beckoned me: my father, Sebastian Saint. He lifts his chin in my direction, a silent order to close the door behind me, and I comply.

As I take my seat across from him, my eyes fall on a glass half full of amber liquid. My father’s drink of choice, and he’s poured me one as well.

He begins by telling me information I already know. Ms. Scott dropped by to discuss some business, and I shift in my seat, pushing down my restlessness.

“As you know, Harry’s death has been a shock to us all, but more so his wife and kids.” He breaks long enough to take a sip, and I use his pause to ask for the point.

“What does this have to do with me?”

“I’ve asked if there is anything we can do to help, and Amara’s mother has made a request.”

I already know this part, and I clench my teeth, hoping to stop my impatience from manifesting across my face.

“She has asked that you and Amara be released from your future obligations to each other—and I have agreed to allow it.”

“Why would you do that?” My voice cracks, and I recover. “Going back on an agreement is seen as a weakness, and we are not weak men.” I hope my tone is taken as a challenge rather than the plea it is.

“Are you questioning my decision, boy?”

“I’m merely voicing what our adversaries will whisper behind our backs.”

He takes a long pause to scrutinize my reaction before responding. “This was a widow’s wish, and it has been granted.”

His answer is final.

Any further push to hold on to our union will damn me and Amara both.

“I have one condition.”

His eyebrows shoot up at my audacity. “You? You have a condition for me?” His laughter holds no humor.

“You forget, I was a part of this arranged marriage without my own wishes being heard. I stepped forward and took the place you wanted me to. And it is I who is also losing face in the termination of this agreement. One that was decided without my own reservations being heard.”

The next minute ticks by in uncomfortable silence as I watch him assess my words before one corner of his mouth curves just enough to expose one of his tells.

He’s impressed.

My father wants nothing more than four versions of him taking over the family business: my three brothers and myself. I know, if he were in my situation, he would use this as an opportunity to take something for himself.

“Spit it out. What do you want?”

Leaning forward, I lift the glass off the desk before taking it back into the chair with me as I make myself comfortable.

“I’m off the table.”

“How so?”

“I can no longer be used as a bargaining chip in any type of arranged union. You want someone to offer up? You have three other sons. My choice is my own, when and if I ever decide, and it is no one else’s business. I’ve done my time.” My words are cold, harsh. There is no hint of the fire raging inside of my soul.

If I can’t have Amara, I want no one.

I down the drink in one go before setting it back on the desk while he considers my demand. When he’s drained the contents of his own glass, he slams it down.

“Very well, son.” My lips twitch at the term. We are only his sons when he is proud of us.

Losing Amara now is a setback in my plans. I’ve earned my freedom, and, as far as my father is concerned, I’ve chosen my family yet again.

Amara isn’t going anywhere. She’s still mine, and I will have her back with me soon enough.

“Is there anything else?” I brush a nonexistent piece of fluff off my pants and wait for him to dismiss me.

“We’ll just go and wish them a safe trip.”

I don’t dare look up.

This is information I wasn’t aware of, and I can’t ask for clarification. Amara is supposed to be of no concern to me.

“Sure.”

I stand and wait for my father to walk past me before I allow the uncertainty to appear on my face as I follow him out the door.

Where are they going that I would need to wish them a safe trip? And why didn’t Grayson mention this to me earlier?

The walk down the hall to the sitting area is shorter than I remember, and I catch the look of surprise on Grayson’s face as I watch him release Amara from an embrace. Tears are running down her face.

Grayson didn’t know.

His own mother didn’t tell him she was leaving. He’s old enough, and she’s cutting him loose. But Amara is just shy of her twentieth birthday. While she’s an adult and can do what she wants, she’s as much a prisoner to her family as I am to my own. She’s still in school, living at home and under her mother’s thumb.

Amara follows Grayson’s stare to me, and she takes an instinctive step in my direction, only stopping when she remembers we are not alone.

“She’s moving me away.” Her words crack on a sob as she takes a half step toward me and lowers her voice to a whisper. “Don’t let me go.”

She fights to hold back her sobs as I see a glimmer of hope fill her golden-brown eyes. I want to brush my fingers into her chestnut waves, cup the back of her head, and pull her into me. I shove my hands into the front pockets of my pants to stop myself.

She’s too good for this place.

She’s too good for me.

I’m not strong enough to protect her yet, and claiming her now will damn her. Even if I spoke up and fought for her, my father would most likely send her away to punish me for keeping something like this from him.

At this moment, at my very core, I understand what sacrifice means. There is only one option left to me, and I need to let her go.

“There’s nothing for you here, Amara.” My words slice my own heart open.

I promised I would never hurt her. Her parents used her for their own gain. Only Grayson wanted what was best for her. It was going to be me who gave her everything she deserved. But instead, it’s me who is setting her hopes ablaze as she watches, helpless to fix the hell I’ve cast her into.

“But you promised me—” Tears fall freely down her round face, which is now patchy with heartache. My father crosses his arms, catching her attention, and she doesn’t finish her thought. When her eyes return to my own, I know.

This is breaking her.

Her lips pinch together, and her open palm swings back before it happens. I remain unmoved. I don’t block the slap. I welcome it.

As my head snaps to the side, I allow her to replace our love with hate. She’ll need it to carry her away from here until I am strong enough to protect her properly.

My father clears his throat, a sign we are done.

As I step back to allow them to leave, I realize this, too, was a test—and I passed.

But I also failed.

I don’t deserve Amara; I’m not sure I ever have. But one day I will, and when I do, no one will stop me from taking what’s mine.

Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Vicious Empire Series by Luna Kayne

VICIOUS EMPIRE SERIES by Luna Kayne

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/mystery/Contemporary Romance/Dark romance (with consent)/mafia/crime world family saga/lovers to enemies to lovers/forced proximity/Action adventure/best friend’s little sister/arranged marriage/BDSM/ dominance/punishment elements/

THE SAINTS ARE COMING!!!

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1)

Release Date: September 20th

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Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Kyle Kriesel

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Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

BRUTAL SAINT (Vicious Empire #2)

Release Date: October 11th

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Cover Model: Josh Mario

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Blurb:

HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.

AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT

The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.

Harlow is sunshine and light.

I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.

I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.

I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON

What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?

One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.

At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.

Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.

I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.

Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

**A portion of this book was originally published as a 5,000 word novelette titled Missed Me which is no longer available.

WILD SAINT (Vicious Empire #3)

Release Date: November 1st

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Cover Model: Zakk Davis

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SHE BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME ONCE.

NOW IT’S ROUND TWO,

AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING DIRTY.

DAGEN SAINT

Five years ago, Nyla stole two million dollars from me and disappeared.

Now she’s resurfaced, and I’m determined to settle her debt…one way or another.

Hiking in the mountains in my underwear while being hunted by hitmen wasn’t something I thought we’d be doing when I woke up this morning, yet here we are.

If we can settle our issues and work together, we just might make it out alive—if we don’t kill each other first.

NYLA JENSEN

I conned the con five years ago, but he took something I wasn’t prepared to leave behind—my heart.

Now I’m stranded in the wilderness with the one person who has every reason to hate me, and we have no choice but to work together, or we’re dead.

It turns out surviving the elements and the men who are searching for us is the easy part.

The hard part is being close to Dagen, coming clean, and looking him in the eye. Those same eyes I see every time I look at the daughter he doesn’t know we have.

SAVAGE SAINT (Vicious Empire #4)

Release Date: November 22nd

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Cover Model: Clayton Wells

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REGARDLESS OF OUR NAME, WE ARE NO SAINTS.

LUCKILY, THE WOMEN WE LOVE ARE AS WICKED AS WE ARE.

LENNOX SAINT

I am who I am for a reason.

The monster the world sees when they look at me was born twenty years ago to protect my brothers from the same fate I endured on my sixteenth birthday.

I locked my broken self away, until the night I met Sloane.

She was both forbidden and everything I’ve ever wanted all wrapped into one, and I wanted her, but I wasn’t the only one.

In the end, she made her choice and it wasn’t me—or so I thought.

Now that I know the truth, I’m taking my life back piece by piece, even if I have to carve it out of the flesh of anyone who stands in my way.

Sloane is mine, and I will die on this hill—but not before everyone else dies first.

SLOANE PENNER

I loved two men once.

I made a choice, but the man I chose, didn’t choose me back—or so I thought.

When a secret I didn’t know I had comes to light, my life as I knew it ends in a flash.

Now I’m a pawn in a game with no rules, and I refuse to play the part I’ve been handed. The only way to win is to be the queen and I’m taking the throne to protect my son.

To stay alive, I have to make a deal with the devil and hope it’s the lesser of all the evils that surround me.

I’ve lost too much and I’ve had enough.

I will burn this vicious empire to the ground, and from its ashes, I will rise.

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

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