Zel

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To escape a debt owed to the mob, mixed martial artist Zel Tesla agrees to one final match with one of his league’s most notorious fighters. If he wins, he’ll clear the debts he incurred trying to save his young son’s life and earn his freedom. 


But one chance encounter with a luscious burlesque performer in Vegas threatens all those carefully laid plans… 


Ten years ago, Sara Contreras fled Houston with the help of her mobbed-up friends. Since barely escaping with her life, she’s built a multi-million dollar empire, but she’s always looking over her shoulder, wondering if the dark, dangerous secret she left behind in Houston is going to catch up with her. 


When Sara’s past threatens everything Zel has worked so hard to achieve, she has to make a painful choice. She can sacrifice her love for Zel and let him go—or she can fight for him, facing the secret that nearly buried her back in Houston and the loan shark who owns them both.

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Night Works Books
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Oct 16, 2015
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520
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9781630420772
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Romance / Sports
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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SERGEI


After losing her older brother in a violent robbery, wedding gown designer Bianca Bradshaw refuses to date men with criminal ties. She's never been tempted to cross that line—until Sergei.


The Russian behemoth works as an enforcer for mob boss Nikolai Kalasnikov and fights as his champion in the underground bare-knuckle circuit. Sergei is absolutely the last complication she needs in her life—but he's the only man who makes her body ache with desire.


And right now she needs his help.


When Sergei Sakharov learns some creep is bothering Bianca, he vows to protect her at all costs. He's been trying to get close to the plus-sized beauty for months but she rejects him at every turn. He's determined to show her that he's worth more as a man than his criminal connections.


But Sergei's loyalty to his family—both blood and criminal—put him at odds with the future he wants with Bianca. He has to choose—the woman he desperately loves or his loyalty to the man who saved his life.


SERGEI 2


Wedding dress designer and boutique owner Bianca Bradshaw always plays by the rules—until Sergei. The Russian behemoth broke down the walls guarding her heart as easily as he kicked down her front door. 


After a wild, passionate love affair that's the talk of Houston's underworld leaves them facing an unplanned but very much wanted pregnancy, Bianca can't imagine a single day without Sergei in her life—and in her bed.


Freed from the clutches of the Russian mob by her tenacious love, former enforcer and prize fighter Sergei Sakharov intends to give Bianca exactly what she wants. He's going to make that luscious, curvy beauty his wife and spend the rest of his life making her happy.


Or, at least, that's the plan.


But Sergei quickly learns that no one ever really gets out of the life. When unfinished business threatens the family he's trying to build with the woman who forever holds his heart, he'll have to make a hard choice.


To protect his pregnant wife, there is no line Sergei won't cross.


WHAT'S IN A NAME?


Bonus Short Story


IN KELLY'S CORNER


Bonus Novel!


After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn't easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.


When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he's working security, all those feelings he's desperately tried to deny for his best friend's sister come flooding to the surface. He'll do anything to keep her safe, even if it means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can't have.


Soon, Bee's stalker isn't his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston's toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there's only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle tournament.


But winning the tournament and saving his family's legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.


 First Taste:  A Series Starter Collection


Savor your first taste of dirty, sexy, dangerous underworld romances from NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Roxie Rivera.


IVAN (Her Russian Protector #1)


To find her sister, Erin will need the help of her big, scary Russian protector—but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart. 


DIMITRI (Her Russian Protector #2)


Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri's strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he'll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her. 



YURI (Her Russian Proector #3)


When Lena's father and cousin blunder into an international art theft operation, Yuri seizes his chance to be her protector. But when past misdeeds catch up with him and threaten Lena's safety, Yuri puts her love and trust in him to the test. 



A Very Russian Christmas (Her Russian Protector #3.5)


It's Christmas in Houston, and the Russians are ready to spoil—and protect—the women they love. 


Featuring nine sexy, flirty stories, this holiday-themed collection from the Her Russian Protector series allows readers to revisit favorite couples and meet new love interests.


In Kelly's Corner (The Fighting Connollys #1)


With the family gym on the line, there's only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament. But winning the tournament and saving his family's legacy comes at a high price--one that just might cost Bee her life. 


Seduced by the Loan Shark


Gathering her courage and the four thousand dollars she has in savings, college co-ed Cassie bravely enters the bar where Hagen, Houston's most feared loan shark, operates his criminal empire. Her brother is in deep trouble and she's his last hope. Left breathless with pleasure after their encounter, Cassie discovers she can't walk away from Hagen. But she's flirting with danger now--and someone is bound to get hurt. 


Collateral (Debt Collection #1)


Ben's plans to have a little fun with a girl way out of his league are shot to hell after one taste of sweet, beguiling Aston. When her stepbrother's shady dealings are revealed, Ben will do anything to protect her from the seedy underworld he inhabits—even if it means crossing the only family he's ever known. 


Step


When Jem's brother is kidnapped, Step vows to get him back, even if that means knocking on the door of Russian mob boss Nikolai and calling in favors from his cousin Ten, the infamous mob enforcer. Because Step has finally tasted happiness, and he'll fight like hell to keep Jem in his life...


Zel (Markovic MMA)


When Sara’s past threatens everything Zel has worked so hard to achieve, she has to make a painful choice. She can sacrifice her love for Zel and let him go—or she can fight for him, facing the secret that nearly buried her back in Houston and the loan shark who owns them both. 


Her Cowboy Protector


Cruz Montes can't believe her DEA Agent brother is abandoning her on a dusty, isolated ranch in West Texas with a cowboy she's never met. Carlos swears Niall is the only man who can keep Cruz and her unborn baby safe but she isn't so sure. One look at the rough ex-soldier and Cruz wonders if she wouldn't be safer on her own... 


Close Quarters


When Navy SEAL Leland Gates runs off to his family's secluded cabin to lick his wounds, he never expects to find makeup heiress Jamie Pearson hiding out there. His sister's best friend swears she's only there for a weekend of relaxation, but his well-honed instincts tell him that she's in big trouble. 


Getting tangled up in Jamie's latest hot mess—or her sheets—is the very last thing he needs, but in close quarters like these, there's no denying the white-hot passion blazing between them. 





 Stripped of his title, his dreams, and his future until one woman opens his eyes.After you hit rock bottom, you're supposed to climb back up. That's the cliche. MMA fighter Zeke Powell has lost everything. His dreams of MMA titles are gone. His heart is shattered. And his family is a disgrace. He takes out his rage in the cage and punches everything in sight in the underground fight scene. One night, in one dark club, he sees a woman who makes him want to step back into the light. And fight for them both.

Joelle may be an exotic dancer now, but she knows that this job isn't forever. She's focused and determined to change her life for her daughter. The very last thing she needs is a hot and heavy romance with a bad boy fighter. 
She's been there before, and it destroyed her life.

But Zeke is different. His hunger for her is undeniable, he uses his body to protect hers, and he's hot as sin. Zeke's intensity melts her heart and knocks down the walls she put up as a single mother. 

They both learn that the past won't stay buried, and it threatens to take Zeke and Joelle back down.

They're stripped of everything... even each other. Sometimes the toughest fights have nothing to do with the Octagon.

***This is a STANDALONE, full-length MMA sports romance novel featuring the men of the Great Wolves Gym and their passionate romances that lead to their true love and Happily Ever Afters. It DOES NOT contain cliffhangers. Stripped is Book 2 in the Uncaged MMA Fighter Sports Romance Series. Fans of Hold, you're going to want to get this! The Preacher's Son is back!***
Book Themes: Romantic Suspense, MMA Romance, New Adult, Possessive Alpha Male, Second Chances, MMA fighter, UFC Romance, Second Chances, Love Triangle
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