Filthy Rich

Belladonna Agency

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High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.
 
Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.
 
Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.
 
In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.

Praise for Filthy Rich
 
“With a wonderfully seductive story—not to mention an absolutely delicious hero—Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul is an absolute must read!”New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner

“DePaul spins a familiar romantic setup into a web of seductive intrigue and sizzling romance in her latest contemporary love story, set against the skyscrapers of Manhattan. . . . The twists and turns of the fast-paced plot are delightful, and the book is filled with page-scorching heat. The dominant, rich hero and strong, capable heroine break away from stereotypes in a subtle yet definite manner, making their story entirely believable.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
Filthy Rich boasts a detailed mystery plot and hot love scenes that scorch the page. The smart, honorable hero and heroine are supported by a strong secondary cast of characters who add depth and warmth to an already solid story.”BookPage

“The story starts off strong with great flirtation and sexual tension.”RT Book Reviews
 
Filthy Rich is definitely a good choice. It will keep you entertained and get your lady bits tingling. It will leave you feeling satisfied. So don’t miss out on Cara and Brendan—their adventure was fun and I absolutely suggest you read their book.”—Maine Book Mama
 
“I liked the story. You don’t see many romance storylines that deal with Wall Street, so I was all over this one.”—Cocktails and Books
 
Filthy Rich combines intense passion with intrigue and danger in a fast-paced and enjoyable story with surprising twists and turns. Ms. DePaul does a great job of building up the tension.”—The Sassy Bookster

 “I love it when I think I have guessed who did what and then, boom, plot twist! LOL! This story will suck you in and leave you begging for more.”—Wicked Women Book Blog


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Welcome to a mesmerizing paranormal romance series in which vampires secretly coexist among humans, known only to the FBI. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are those who refuse to play by the rules.
 
“Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom
 
Ty Duncan’s singular mission is to bring rogue vampires to justice. Working for the Bureau’s newly formed shadow agency, Ty must recruit Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights his hunger for Ana, whose vulnerability makes him want to claim and protect her.
 
Ana has no choice but to trust the captivating stranger who tells her he knows the whereabouts of her sister. Unfortunately, Ty also awakens her deepest desires. But as their dance of seduction leaves Ana bare and aching for more, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.
 
In this thrilling underworld, temptation rules the night—and the stakes are nothing less than life-changing.

Praise for Turned
 
“Plenty of action, an intriguing plot, a crisp narrative and stellar pacing pulls the reader into the story and keeps the pages turning.”—RT Book Reviews

“DePaul’s first Belladonna Agency paranormal will appeal to readers who like their vampires sexy [and] their heroines spunky.”—Publishers Weekly

“If you’re looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner

“A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that’s to die for.”—Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd
 
“Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom

“With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can’t wait for the sequel!”—Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined

“Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance.”—Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today’s Happy Ever After

“The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes.”—Fresh Fiction

“This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here’s a compelling new series to sink your teeth into.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Strong characters and great writing . . . Virna DePaul will have you coming back for more!”—Booked and Loaded


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Publisher
Bantam
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Published on
Oct 27, 2015
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780345542502
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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She finds a wallet (not a shoe), and he’s a billionaire (not a prince), but this time, Cinderella’s turning the tables. . . .

Julia: Shilling samples at a grocery store isn’t exactly my dream job. Yet here I am, tray in hand and fake smile plastered on my face. The one highlight is seeing him. I don’t know his name, but if I did, I’d scream it during the naughty dreams he inspires. He’s crazy handsome, all confidence and an air of power. He’s never said a word to me. Never even looked in my direction. Then one day he literally falls at my feet. Now I have his wallet. I know where he lives. And I’ve found the nude photos of him online. 

It’s not the bruschetta on her tray he really wants to taste. . . .

Bastian: I’ve dated models, doctors, and CEOs, but something about Julia Rominger has me intrigued . . . and more than a little aroused. Maybe it’s her lush curves driving me wild. Or the fact that she has no problem telling me to go to hell. Either way, she’s seen me at my worst; I want to hit her with my best. I know where to touch, where to kiss, and just how far to push to drive her crazy. Soon, however, pleasuring Julia isn’t enough. I want to possess her. I need to make her mine. And I’ll fight to the bitter end to win her heart.

Don’t miss Virna DePaul’s Belladonna Agency series:
TURNED | AWAKENED

Or her other scorching romances:
A VAMPIRE’S SALVATION | ARRESTED BY LOVE | FILTHY RICH | MR. RICH

Praise for Mr. Rich

“Virna DePaul does smart and sexy like no one else. Mr. Rich brings the heat, the banter and the swoon!”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff

“Mr. Rich is sexy, emotional and laugh-out-loud funny! I fell in love with Julia and Bastian.”—Brenda Rothert, author of Blown Away

“Bastian meets his match in Julia and in true Virna DePaul style, the heroine brings the hero to his knees in this sexy rom-com.”—New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine

“I love a good meet-cute, and this one did not disappoint. Mr. Rich is a perfect mix of funny banter and a sexy story.”—USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston

“Smart, sexy, and funny. That’s Virna DePaul. Every. Single. Time!”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

This sexy standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Welcome to a mesmerizing paranormal romance series in which vampires secretly coexist among humans, known only to the FBI. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are those who refuse to play by the rules.
 
“Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom
 
Ty Duncan’s singular mission is to bring rogue vampires to justice. Working for the Bureau’s newly formed shadow agency, Ty must recruit Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights his hunger for Ana, whose vulnerability makes him want to claim and protect her.
 
Ana has no choice but to trust the captivating stranger who tells her he knows the whereabouts of her sister. Unfortunately, Ty also awakens her deepest desires. But as their dance of seduction leaves Ana bare and aching for more, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.
 
In this thrilling underworld, temptation rules the night—and the stakes are nothing less than life-changing.

Praise for Turned
 
“Plenty of action, an intriguing plot, a crisp narrative and stellar pacing pulls the reader into the story and keeps the pages turning.”—RT Book Reviews

“DePaul’s first Belladonna Agency paranormal will appeal to readers who like their vampires sexy [and] their heroines spunky.”—Publishers Weekly

“If you’re looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner

“A captivating start to a fascinating new series with a hero that’s to die for.”—Bestselling author Rhyannon Byrd
 
“Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom

“With Turned, Virna DePaul delivers a sexy and exciting new take on the vampire novel, one that comes complete with a kick-ass heroine and a to-die-for hero. I can’t wait for the sequel!”—Tracy Wolff, bestselling author of Ruined

“Turned is intense, intricate, and insomnia inducing (plan to stay up way too late!). Virna DePaul puts the awesome in the awesomesauce of paranormal romance.”—Joyce Lamb, curator, USA Today’s Happy Ever After

“The chemistry between the two was great and made for some very sexy scenes.”—Fresh Fiction

“This book has everything you could want and so, so much more!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“Turned is an intriguing story with flawed characters who I connected with immediately. Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here’s a compelling new series to sink your teeth into.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Strong characters and great writing . . . Virna DePaul will have you coming back for more!”—Booked and Loaded


From the Paperback edition.
 It all started so innocently, but sometimes the biggest moments in your life start with the smallest of events…

The email dropped into my mailbox about nine thirty on a Tuesday night. I opened it, surprised to see that the email had been sent to a mailbox and email address I hadn’t used for ages.

To: Lexi911@yahoo.com

Reply-To: mrbigshot69@gmail.com

Re: Emergency

Hey, is this Sexy Lexi? I got your email from John. I have a 9-1-1, and need your services. Big family dinner on Saturday at the ballroom, Cipriani Wall Street, and will be surrounded by family and business associates. John said you were really high class and brainy. In other words, not your usual escort. If you’re available, wear something amazing but conservative. John showed me the menu. I’ll take a standard date with no add-ons. The usual conditions apply. Cheers, MBS

“Oh, my God…” I was in awe that anyone could write an email and use an email address like that. “It’s from – get this – Mr. Big Shot 69. You won’t believe what this jerk wrote.”

Candace, my BFF, my partner in crime and the one person who could talk me into almost anything, glanced over my shoulder and read it on the screen.

"He thinks you're an escort and wants you to attend a family dinner? What kind of jerk invites an escort to a family dinner?"

I chewed a nail and considered. "Should I write him back?"

She smiled, an evil gleam in her eyes.

How many times had the girl got me in trouble? Luckily, I emerged from my teenage years alive, relatively unscathed, and without a criminal record, but only just barely.

So, I should have known to trust my own gut.                                 

But I didn’t…

Now, I have to give the performance of my life and play an escort to one of the hottest young billionaires in Manhattan so I can tell the story to my girlfriends at brunch on Sunday.

When the performance starts to feel too real, will I get out with my heart intact?

Will I want to?

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