#Teaser of my WIP Scarless & Sacred (The Chicago War, 3) #Mafia #Romance
So, with Deathless' release just around the corner, I actually just started penning down the 3rd book in the series, Scarless & Sacred. I thought I would share a piece from Evelina Conti. Each war book starts at an earlier time (except for Deathless) in the prologue and then the first chapter jumps back to the present time. So, Eve and Theo's book starts when she's 18 and he's 23 and then jumps into the present time when she's 22 and he's 27.

Enjoy!

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Parties should bring happiness, but Evelina Conti felt anything but happy as she watched the guests at her eighteenth birthday mill around with drinks in one hand, laughter abound, and all eyes on her.
She knew what they were thinking.
The Conti princess.
Finally of age, ready for the Outfit, and just waiting for the right last name to come along.
Evelina found her mother and father in the crowd. Her parents had thrown the biggest bash the Outfit had seen this year. They’d gone all out for Evelina’s birthday. Mia stood at her husband’s side with an honest smile for the crowd and an eye on her husband. God knew if she didn’t keep that eye on him, Riley would run to the first good-looking piece of ass he could find.
Sighing, Evelina leaned against the wall and tried to keep from being noticed. It was kind of hard when the party was for her and she was supposed to be front row and center for all the people.
These families …
The Trentinis, Rossis, DeLucas, and her own, the Contis.
Nothing was ever real.
It was all for show.
The Outfit had always been like that. Who had the most of what, who was trying to leap over who, and who could stay on top the longest. Sure, they played a good game and made nice at the dinner table like all good mafia families did, but jealousy, greed, and violence was always at the tip of someone’s tongue, just waiting to come out.
Evelina felt like her birthday was nothing more than another dinner, another day. Only this time, she was her family’s prize. She was their one thing to show off and let others fawn over. The only daughter—a perfect daughter. She was at a prime age for her father to begin looking for another family to marry her off to. She could be their way to the top in the Outfit, or another crime Syndicate elsewhere.
Her future was uncertain.

This was not a happy day.

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The first War book Deathless & Divided is currently on pre-order and will be released on Sept. 7th/15. You can find the links for that book below! 


Amazon
***Deathless & Divided will be releases on all other vendors in January, 2016


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