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The series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives’ wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation’s most nefarious Mafia don. When the Bureau’s plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States’ most wanted criminal, Ives’ tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the first book in The Killing Game Series, a suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.
Enjoy an Excerpt:
What was it about this woman that controlled him? The way he felt, he could betray everything. He could leave all he knew and run away with her. To hell with the investigation, the bureau would drag it out forever. To hell with the bureau, he did not need them. To hell with Luca, let him cheat as many people as he wanted. Who cared at this point? Allina was his life, and he wanted nothing more than to be with her, to make love to her; his passion for her went beyond words, as he now spoke a language only she understood.
Leaving the vulgar world behind, his actions bore out his thoughts as he laid her back against the seat, effortlessly maneuvered himself on top of her, and kissed her devotedly. As he began to lower the zipper of her dress, he felt the car slow to a stop and so he zipped her back up.
The chauffeur buzzed the back telephone, which he ignored until it buzzed again. Maddened by the interruption, he pushed back a side panel and tore the phone from its holder.
“Not now! Drive!” he insisted, then he slammed the telephone back on the hook.
Without bothering to close the panel, he felt the car start to move again, and he sighed as he continued his pursuit of her love. No time remained for romantic words or prolonged actions. He needed to make love to her before his agents stopped the car and took her away from him for their mock questioning.
Why he ever agreed to these tactics, he did not know. He did not know when he would touch her again, or if she would let him, once she found out the truth. He longed to tell her what was going to happen, but he could not. His position’s responsibility immersed him in the case’s confusion, and he could not find the words to make sense of it all. Making love to her was all that mattered now, all that made sense to him anymore, all that was real.
He wanted one last reckless moment as that publisher from Manhattan whom she loved. He wanted to love her as Ives Andrich, the man she believed she had coincidentally met on a flight from Phoenix. He wanted to love her as the man he wished he was.
About the Author:The Black Rose is an author, photographer, and filmmaker. Born in Chicago, she currently resides in New York with the love her life, her Hokkaido Dog, Kuma. She began writing at the age of seven and dabbled until she woke up one day and simply had to write a novel. She has several 5-Star reviewed novels, both part of individual series.
She categorizes her novels very directly; “My writing is deeply rooted interpersonal relationships: people’s feelings, thoughts, emotions, and the intimacies between two people that truly love each other despite the circumstances surrounding them.” Her genres are suspense, thrillers, crime, romance, and espionage. As she says, “I write about love, honor, and doing the right thing, even when it seems disadvantageous, even when it’s not the popular path to take.” She sees her writing as a gift from God, and appreciates and learns from her stories.
Her writing passion stems from her immense love for art, which began with drawing at age five and moved into oil painting by age eight. Her love and study of photography soon became a professional passion, and she spends hours photographing and laying out her book covers. Readers can visit “Privé with The Black Rose” showcasing behind-the-scenes insights into her writing, novels, characters, photography, and films. She films and produces her book trailers and, in the future, plans to make short films.
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