(A Mafia Royals Novella)
by Rachel Van Dyken
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Mafia Royals series…
One of the first rules they give you when you’re undercover—never fall for the enemy.
I didn’t just fall for the enemy.
I became what I was supposed to hate.
What’s worse: I fell in love with one.
I live a double life, and both sides know it’s only a matter of time before I’m forced to choose.
Rebirth through mafia blood.
Or death at the hands of the very government I swore to protect.
I have one more job before my time’s up.
I just wish it was anything but babysitting a mafia princess who’s half my size but knows how to pack such a brutal punch I worry about my ability to have children.
Tin’s small but terrifying.
And I’m her new bodyguard while we all go on a much-needed vacation.
I just have to stick to the plan.
And remember rule number one.
And stop kissing her.
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An Exclusive Interview With Rachel Van Dyken:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
Oh, how I loved Tank (SWOON!) and Kartini and this story! How did you choose them for this novella?
I knew that people would want Tanks story but I also knew that I hadn’t really introduced Kartini enough in the original series so I figured it would be the perfect mash up and the fact that Sergio (Kartini’s father) used to work for the FBI made it seamless!
Also, can we please talk about how awesome Kartini’s name is? How did you come up with it? HAHA! I wanted a name that could be shortened to Tiny so that’s where we ended up!
People may not know, but you write in a few different genres, including historical. Is there a genre you’d like to give a shot at in the future?
I’ve never really written a true YA and would love to do that.
You are such a powerhouse and juggle being a mom to two young kiddos with your writing. Can you give a piece of advice to any writers trying to juggle life and being an author?
Be forgiving. Some days I nap twice, barely get an email answered and haven’t washed my hair in a week, other days, like today I’m up early, no naps, baby’s sleeping and I’m able to get my word count in. Social media makes things look easy and perfect—it’s not, so my advice is to celebrate the small victories even if it’s just ten words you got down on a page, that’s still more than you had the day before. And try to delegate whatever you can so you can focus on what’s important which is writing.
Can you give us a line from your current work-in-progress? (From Office Hate, out this May)
“Right?” Mark lifted his shot glass back, his throat moving as he worked the alcohol down, I could almost imagine a scenario where a bead of whiskey rolls down that perfect throat and in an effort to save all mankind from destruction, I offer to remove said drop of whiskey with my tongue only to find out that my touch is the only thing needed to save Mark from the zombie apocalypse, well, that and my body.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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