Notorious: A DeLuca Family Novella
Release Date: August 9th 2016
Notorious is a prequel novella to Omertà the first book in the DeLuca Family series. It follows the story of Vincenzo DeLuca (the father of Carlo, our hero in Omertà) and Elena Goretti (the housekeeper). This book’s place in the reading order of the series isn’t set in stone. There aren’t any spoilers or any pertinent information left out that would require you to read any of the other books first, although if you’re new to the series I would suggest starting with Notorious. It can be read as a standalone, but why would you want to?
I’ve only ever loved one man in my life. I gave him my heart when we were just sixteen, and I never got it back. We were so in love, but it wasn’t enough.
Duty to his family drove a wedge between us. We tried to hold on—secret meetings, hooded glances, and stolen kisses. Proclamations of love whispered into the night. We tried to let our love get us through, but as much as we longed for a life away from everything that stood in our way, we knew it was hopeless.
He was the heir to the DeLuca family throne, and I was just the housekeeper’s daughter. Our lives were never meant to intertwine in a tangle of love, passion, and promise. It was his duty to bring the two most powerful families in Sicily together. A deal struck by two fathers with no regard for the wishes of their children.
It was a different time, a different place, one where compliance was the only option—anything else was a death sentence. I fell in love with the boy, vowed my heart and soul to the man, and was forced to watch as he became a monster.
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K.A Ware is an indie author living in Portland, Oregon. Her days consist of working at her real life job in the financial field and taking care of her young daughter. Writing is not her only passion, K.A. also serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit and spends way too much time reading. She believes in the power of words, alpha females, and that special escape you get when you hunker down into a good book.
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