Susan DiPlacido is the author of 24/7, Trattoria, Mutual Holdings, House Money, Lady Luck, and American Cool. Trattoria was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Small Press Romance 2005, and her short story, "I, Candy," won the Spirit Award at the 2005 Moondance International Film Festival. American Cool won the bronze medal in the 2008 IPPY awards and was a finalist in the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Her fiction has appeared in Susie Bright's Best American Erotica 2007, Maxim Jakubowski's Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica vol. 6 and 7, Zane's Caramel Flava, and Rebellion: New Voices of Fiction.
Run Devil Run, an L.A. based Rock band well known locally for their dynamic live performances, diverse musical talent, and humorous video antics has lent their faces, titles and lyrics as inspiration for a five-book series. The stories in this anthology are penned by popular and award-nominated authors Rachel Carrington, Mari Freeman, Susan DiPlacido, Valerie Mann and Becca Dale.
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SHARE YOUR SOUL
by Rachel Carrington
On the fifth anniversary of my murder, I set out to find what I wanted the most—revenge against my killer husband.
Taking a risk, I met the Angel of Death—Gabriel. He told me to trust him. The last man I trusted put a bullet through my heart. Of course Gabriel was nothing like my ex, and the more I was with him, the less important vengeance became.
by Valerie Mann
Cara’s play-by-the-rules life plan definitely doesn’t include falling in love with a demon— especially when his sole mission is taking her to hell with him. With her mortality in jeopardy and his eternal soul on the line, will their love survive?
by Susan DiPlacido
Swimming pools, rock stars, and allegedly “magic” Hollywood shoes. These are what it takes to make a California girl’s Cinderella dreams come true.
by Mari Freeman
An unlikely pair embark on a quest and along the way, the couple struggles to find the truth beneath the hatred and lies. The lifelong foes will have to fly high above their differences to save what’s left of both their tribes.
Smoldering passion can’t erase the pain of their past... but love will change their future.
CAN'T STOP ME
by Becca Dale
Can’t Stop Me simmers with passion and danger as prophecy, misguided souls, and the devil’s top gun threaten to unbalance good and evil.
Torn between personal peril and world-wide destruction, Luca and Kern must run from fate or take a stand for love and mankind’s right to exist.
California girl Lisa is living a very un-Hollywood life, and that's just fine by her. She took over her father's pool service business and enjoys sunny days and a quiet home life with her mom. But one of the guys on her crew who moonlights as musician occasionally puts an extra spring in her step, and when she starts facing financial pressures, she starts wondering if there might be a few things she's missing. Then her mom finds out that one of Lisa's premier clients possesses a mysterious and enigmatic pair of shoes that are rumored to change fortunes, and lives, for those who wear them.
Will Lisa decide to take a walk on the wild side and test the powers of the supposedly serendipitous high heels? And do the shoes really possess magical powers that could make Lisa's Cinderella dreams come true? Or is what Lisa really wants just a click of her heels away in the form of a smoldering rock drummer? From swank Beverly Hills days to sexy Sunset Strip nights, Lisa is on the cusp of finding out what really makes LA glitter.
Eva Russo is a tough and wise mobster's daughter who wants nothing more than to get herself, and her family, out of the business. But when her father, Joe Russo, a reputed gangster and half owner of the flailing Las Vegas casino The Oasis ends up murdered, Eva knows it was his captain, Dave 'The Sheik' DeSantis who made the hit. Now that Dave's on the verge of claiming everything her father built, Eva has to go all in and immerse herself in the business while calling upon her blood family to help her wrestle control of her father's empire away from Dave. But Dave DeSantis isn't ready to fold his hand. Loyalties sway and the stakes are raised as the battle between families heats up.
Meet Izzy Santillo. She's a charming-but-lonely thirty-four year old woman who loves poker and harbors a secret crush on the reigning king of Hold 'em.
Meet Nick Nolan, the reigning king of Hold 'em. On the tables, he's fast and loose and almost always wins. But when it comes to women, playboy Nick holds his cards too close and always loses.
When Izzy and Nick meet in embarrassing fashion at a Las Vegas poker tournament, Izzy's secret dreams turn into a public nightmare. But despite her humiliation, she may have finally sparked Nick's interest in something other than cards.
Before long, Nick takes a gamble on Izzy and raises the stakes when he offers to help her sharpen her game. But Izzy's convinced that Nick is bluffing and will fold his hand. Then a string of outrageous proposition bets and steamy trips on the poker tour, from Vegas to Miami, make these two fierce competitors realize that it may be time to put all their chips on the table. Will Izzy and Nick pair up? Or will they lose it all if they go all-in for each other? Sit down and ante up as Nick and Izzy get ready to Shuffle Up and Deal.