Well yesterday I talked about Erica Orloff’s Silhouette Nocture novel and for today I will be talking about her novel Mafia Chic. I found this novel in one of my trips to Barnes and Noble in the bargain section. I noticed the familiar name and when I read the blurb at the back I knew I would really enjoy this book because I love novels about the Italian mafia ever since I read Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. It was such a joy to read this novel because it was funny and romantic all wrapped in one.
The heroine Teddi is the only graddaughter surrounded by 17 grandsons so you probably can tell that she is overprotected by all the males of the family and on top of that they are in the Mafia so that means she would be lucky if a man would even look in her direction without fear of sleeping with the fishes if you know what I mean. Now the hero Mark is the FBI agent who is following Teddi around trying to bring down her Mafia family. Well Teddi and Mark go through so much together with other mafia people trying to take her and her family out in order to get more power. I recommend this book highly if you like to laugh about the sometimes over sterotyped Italian Mafia. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
MAFIA CHIC $ 4.98 (248 Pages)
As the only granddaughter among seventeen grandsons of one of New York’s reputed Mafia dons, Teddi Gallo has been surrounded by overprotective men all her life…not to mention those FBI agents tailing her family. But now, determined to live her own life, she has decamped to Manhattan with dreams of making it in the brutal restaurant business.
Soon, however, she is finding her dinner plate is more than full as she juggles an old-money, news-anchor boyfriend, a devastatingly handsome FBI agent trailing her 24/7, a nervous accountant concerned her business is failing and her cousin Tony acting as her bodyguard. Toss in bringing her new beau home for Sunday dinner and trying to explain the hundred pairs of stolen Jimmy Choos in her Uncle Vito’s living room…and Teddi Gallo’s already-chaotic life is made all the more messy. Maybe a few well-hatched plans, a bit of matchmaking and a dose of Mafia Chic will her out of this jam.
Silhouette Nocturne is a new line for the Harlequin publishing company but I do love this line very much because it is hot, sexy and paranormal all mixed in one marvelous novel. Erica Orloff’s Blood Son was one of the first that I picked up from this line and I enjoyed it so much that I had to get more. It’s also about my favorite paranormal creature, vampires, but it’s also about a dhampir, which means that the hero is half vampire and half human. I hardly read about dhampir’s in paranormal vampire novels that this was such a nice twist. The heroine Elizabeth and the dhampir Josef are intriguing characters that I really like to read about in this suspenseful novel. I really enjoyed reading all the crazy things they have to go through to finally end up in love and together. I’m sorry to say that since this novel came out last year it is out of print so you’ll have to check out your local libraries or used bookstores to find this fabulous novel. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
BLOOD SON $ 5.25 (297 Pages)
HER BROTHER HAD BEEN ABDUCTED BY VAMPIRES…
And now Elizabeth Martin was on a wild-goose chase halfway around the world to save him from madness. She didn’t believe a word of his cryptic e-mail about vampires and drinking blood. Nor did she believe the drunkard who spoke of vampires ruling the small Czech village where he was last seen. Until she was put in contact with a mysterious Dhampir—the offspring of a vampire and a human. Reputed mercenaries who’ll do anything—or betray anyone—for a price.
Elizabeth takes an instant disliking to Josef Darecky. He’s too edgy, intense and moody…and he arouses desires that could compromise her mission. But he’s also the only man who can save her brother, who is half-turned already. And, as she forms an unlikely bond with the half-blood mercenary, she senses that only by trusting him—and winning his trust—can the vampires be fully destroyed….