Victoria Saccenti

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Deception

Her submission is his sweet revenge…until the truth detonates his plans.

When Joe learns Hunter’s name, his inner Dom’s lust turns to black rage—he’s convinced it’s her fault a teammate committed combat suicide. He embarks on a plan to seduce her, but by the time her sweetness ensnares him, the truth threatens what could be the love of a lifetime.

 

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Excerpt:

“Bitch!” Joe punched his desk as he spit out the curse to himself.

Heartless harpy, she’d closed the letter with a single “Hunter.” Without a good-bye, a polite farewell, a “take care,” or “be careful,” not even “go jump in the lake.” He flipped the envelope around. The return address had been written in the same script: Hunter Giordano, c/o Pete’s Place…

No personal address, the epitome of finality. She’d cut all personal ties.

Burning fury and a crazy sense of impotence roiled in him. Good thing Hunter wasn’t within his reach, ’cause if she were… His fingers trembled with the desire to hold her by the throat and squeeze the life out of her.

He jumped to his feet, shoved his fists into his pockets, and walked around the desk, trying to calm down. Violence wouldn’t solve anything or bring Billy back. He paced back and forth, ordering his thoughts. He stopped as the answer appeared. He folded the written sheet, carefully reinserted it in the envelope to avoid tearing the brittle paper, and closed the flap.

Minutes passed. The small notion—the light of a flickering flame illuminated his mind. Slowly, it took shape and grew into an outline, a plan to set things right. Ms. Hunter Giordano had clearly stated she didn’t know love and didn’t care to learn. However, that had been a lot of bullshit on her part. The sort of crap one used to break up with a lover. He’d seen her tonight in action. She didn’t walk around in a disinterested world, detached from everyone, as she liked to pretend.

Hunter cared. About what, Joe had no clue, nor did he give a rat’s ass. She’d been damned cruel and cavalier with Billy’s emotions. She’d endangered the men who fought with Billy, and Joe had lost his eye. Worse, Cooper and Billy had died because of her. Two lives. No matter how you shook it, intentionally or not, she’d incurred a karmic debt. In Joe’s view, a fix was required—retribution, a penance, an act that would restore balance to the universe.

What better way than to pay Ms. Giordano with the same currency? It was high time she knew love, with all its happy and painful consequences. Apparently, the job to show her had fallen on him.

Did he want to deal with this shit?

Not really.

But could he walk away from the task, drop this despicable letter into a rarely opened drawer, and pretend Afghanistan hadn’t happened? Could he forget the night of Cooper’s and Billy’s destruction? Could he forget his own loss and wounds?

“No,” he murmured. “I can’t.”

He’d undertake the assignment. Heartbreak was coming to Ms. Giordano. He shrugged. The universe demanded it.

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“Pity, I wish I’d met you before the injury.
Joe nodded, once.
Her lips quivered.
Do you know what I’m thinking?”

Hunter Giordano

Beloved Titanian

He’s a riddle I can’t solve…until one night rips away the veil.

I always felt there was something peculiar about Roald Trenton, that behind his blindness he saw me better than I saw myself. When a frightening creature, a being out of a horror movie attacks me, a glowing silvery defender comes to my rescue, sweeping me away to safety, reaching inside me and pulling the poison from my body. Setting fire to my desires, he ignites a connection to a world I knew nothing about…until now.

Expect demons, shifters and the fae in this exciting start of the Titanian Chronicles.

“The man I dream about is that, a fantasy, a figment, someone I made up. He ain’t real.”

— Regina Karallas

Noémie’s Journey

A man running from his past. A woman fighting for her future.

In what world could they ever connect? Not this one.

Richard Winters is certain small-town Summitville, North Carolina is a safe haven from his demons…until a woman with stunning green eyes resurrects the protective instinct that once cost him everything. And rattles the walls of his armored heart.

Noémie Bellerose knows her place in this prejudiced town, but Richard is temptation on two wheels. Despite their best intentions, attraction—and trouble—finds them both. Can love bloom where it’s planted, or will hate rip out their love by the roots?

 

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“How serious are you? How far are you willing to go for her? Tell me your plans. You’ll take her out a few times. Cause a scandal. White man dates colored girl. You’re exceeding the limits of proper conduct, boy. Don’t you understand? She’s skittish because she’s afraid for you.”

A quote from Noémie’s Journey

Destiny’s Series Box Set — The Complete Trilogy

Destiny’s Plan

Matthew Buchanan’s bus seat mate is more than something pretty to look at before he ships out for ’Nam. Deep in Raquelita Muro’s sad, whisky-colored eyes is a dream, and they promise to exchange letters in secret. But Fate will push two lonely hearts to the breaking point. Perhaps beyond any hope of healing…

Destiny’s Choice

Four years in Spain was supposed to give Marité Muro some perspective. But she’s come home knowing exactly what she wants. Brian MacKay.

To Brian, Marité is ripe, tempting, forbidden fruit, yet she challenges his resolve until, in a moment of weakness, his wartime demons slip free. And the past threatens to destroy their love.

Destiny’s Way

When Brian’s PTSD-fueled demons flare dangerously out of control, he packs his crippling load of baggage and leaves, convinced Marité is better off with anyone else—even his bitterest rival.

Anger tears at Marité’s heart, especially at herself for realizing too late she should have fought harder for the only man she’ll ever love. But Fate has a few more tricks to play. And one tiny, fragile miracle with the power to heal them. If it lives to draw breath…

"Outside, tired golden rays had dimmed into hues of rose and light fuchsia, foreshadowing what waited ahead: a dark, lonely road."

Raquelita ~ Destiny's Plan

Destiny’s Way

Destiny can show the way home…if it can navigate the shadows of Fate.

Brian McKay’s love for Marité Muro burns with the heat of an eternal flame. But when he catches her cousin, Michael, forcing an unwanted kiss upon her, Brian’s jealousy comes dangerously close to flaring out of control.

In a moment of despair, he packs his bags and boards a plane for Round Rock, convinced Marité will be better off with anyone else. Someone younger. Someone who isn’t dragging around a crippling load of baggage—and PTSD-fueled demons.

Anger tears at Marité’s heart as she flees to her Abuela’s home. Anger at Brian for abandoning her so easily. At Michael for trying to reignite their past infatuation. Mostly, anger at herself for realizing too late that it’s past time to grow up, take responsibility for her own part in the debacle, and fight for the only man she’ll ever love.

But Fate has a few more tricks to play before Brian and Marité find the strength to reconcile. Some that haunt Brian’s war-torn mind. Another threatening from Michael’s dangerous ambitions. And one tiny, fragile miracle growing under Marité’s heart, with the power to heal their past and seal their future. If it lives long enough to draw its first breath…

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"She owns my heart and soul. Forever. But it’s too late now, the winds of time have scattered the pieces in every direction…if any can be found. I know she’s moved on. She must have."

Quote from Destiny's Way

Destiny’s Choice

No one evades Fate. Especially when the escape route is cracked and full of holes.

As a naïve young woman, Marité Muro nearly drowned in a maelstrom of confusing emotions stirred by two very different men. One whose tortured soul tugged at her heart, another whose scorching touch made her innocent body want…more.

Four years in a Spanish prep school gave her time to gain perspective, and now she’s come home to Florida knowing what she wants. The one man she’s never been able to forget, and she’s ready to prove their age difference is no obstacle.

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Vietnam left scars on Brian MacKay, some visible, some invisible—and infinitely more dangerous. His war buddy’s sister-in-law has ripened into a tempting, irresistible woman, but she is forbidden fruit. Yet she challenges his resolve until, in a moment of weakness, his demons slip free.

Marité isn’t sure why the man who held her closer than skin is suddenly holding her at arm’s length, but she isn’t afraid to fight for him. Even when someone returns from the past who could destroy everything. Her home. Her family. And Brian’s love.

"Brian had transported her to a glittering, foreign shore, an undiscovered land full of unimaginable pleasures. A place she had tried to envision, but without a point of reference or her lover's guidance, she could never quite imagine."

Quote from Destiny's Choice

Destiny’s Plan

An empty seat and a love that can withstand the trials of fate…

 

When Raquelita Muro takes the empty seat on the bus to avoid sitting beside her mother, she doesn’t expect to find the love of her life. But as the hours pass by on the journey from Texas to Florida, Raquelita knows that Matthew Buchanan is the one for her. Except fate, the US Military, and an interfering mother stand between the young lovers and their destiny. Exchanging letters in secret is their only hope as Matthew ships off to Vietnam and Raquelita and her family make a new life for themselves in Florida. And when tragedy strikes they will each be brought to the edge of what they can survive.

The course of true love never did run smooth, but will Matthew and Raquelita find each other again when half a world and an ocean of pain stands between them?

 

 

Awards

Finalist in Fiction: Romance at International Book Awards May 2017

 

 

 

 

"The image of Papá waving good-bye still scorched Raquelita Muro’s mind. She tried to swallow, but it was impossible. After last night’s tears, her mouth was dry and raw."

Quote from Destiny's Plan

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