The Mafia's Black Opal

Indigo Hearts Press LLC
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Valerio Marchioni


Six years ago, I got the job I never wanted—being the head of the Italian Mafia. There’s no room to take my position lightly. I do whatever is required of me, according to the rules passed down from my father, including marrying someone I’m not in love with. I hold respect for her as the mother of my children and a former member of another Italian family. It only takes one night for us to be split apart forever. One vulnerable moment when I leave for a business trip gives someone the chance to attack my family. Now my pregnant wife is gone without a trace to be found. I will find who’s responsible and make sure their blood runs through the streets of New York City. First, I have to send all the women I find in the process, home. Except for her, the woman with nowhere to go.

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Her 


It only takes one night for me to be taken. I should’ve been safer than anyone. Yet I end up on the circuit, bounced around from place to place. It’s only on the day I decide to escape that I’m rescued by him, Valerio Marchioni. A man I should hate with every fiber in me. But then I get to know him. I see him for who he really is. And by then, it’s too late. I can never leave, not even if I wanted to. If he discovers who I really am, I’ll be dead before the men who took his wife.

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About the author

Tiffany Ransier is a multi-genre author. She loves diving in to different worlds and making theories about books and shows. You will find her work incorporates that. She lives in SoCal with her parents and younger brother. Her boyfriend is James Ransier, another author. They are the parents of an adorable Siberian Husky/Shiba Inu mix named Peg. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s baking or swimming in her pool.

James Ransier is a multi-genre author. He loves working with all of the different characters and worlds he creates. He lives in SoCal with his girlfriend Tiffany Ransier, another author. They have a beautiful dog named peg who is a Siberian Husky/Shiba Inu mix.When he’s not reading or writing, he likes to spend his free time playing video games.

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Publisher
Indigo Hearts Press LLC
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Published on
Sep 21, 2019
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Pages
393
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ISBN
9781949079098
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
True Crime / Organized Crime
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