I am so excited to share Vincenzo and Elena’s story with you all! Their story has been in the back of my head for a while now and I knew I wanted to tell it, but I just wasn’t sure when or how. As per usual, I didn’t really have any say in the matter, my characters told me which story was next to tell. In fact, I was in the process of writing Bloodline when the idea for this novella came about. I’d known what Vincenzo and Elena’s story was in the rough sense, but I hadn’t decided how I was going to present it yet, then BAM! Right in the middle of writing a scene for Bloodline it just came together and I knew I had to stop everything and get it down. Notorious was probably the most emotional story I’ve ever told, these characters really put me through the ringer, but I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to see what you guys think.
NOTORIOUS: A DeLuca Family Novella
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.
About the Author
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.
When she’s not busy mothering, working, writing, or reading she enjoys spending time with family and friends and embracing the weirdness that is Portland. K.A. loves music, so if you find yourself at a metal show in Portland —take a look around— she’s the crazy redhead head banging at the front.