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About Bella J
Bella J is an International Bestselling Author, who loves writing dark and gritty romance with alpha-holes who have absolutely no redeeming qualities...until they do. Maybe.
Some of her bestselling novels/series include:
The Rise of Saint
The Fall of Sin
American Street Kings Series
Royal Mafia Series
She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, two kids, and a chihuahua who gets treated like royalty.
Bella J's writing motto: The darker the road to love, the sweeter the HEA.
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What once was my twin brother's birthright, has now become my curse. While I watch them lower him into the ground I can feel my need for revenge consume me.
The hate, it's toxic. Addictive. Deadly.
I will avenge my brother's death if it's the last thing I do. I will retaliate, and exact due payment.
The cost? Her life.
Tatum Linscott is the cause of my family's grief. She ruined everything, and now my only goal is to break her, mend her, then break her again.
This war started with her...and it will end with her blood on my hands.
* WARNING: Blood and Lies is a dark and twisted mafia romance. Please be aware that this novel contains scenes that may be triggers and make some readers uncomfortable.
I hate rules. Always have. Especially since I had them shoved in my face my entire life.
I didn’t ask to be a Valenti. And I sure as hell didn’t agree to follow all their goddamn rules.
Yet it’s been years since I broke one of my family’s most cardinal laws. It was a mistake—I know that now. But that’s the thing about mistakes. You never know you’re about to make one until it’s too late.
Unfortunately, every transgression, every wrong decision has a way to demand atonement. No matter if it’s hours, days, or years after.
I’m still waiting for my past mistakes to exact payment. It’ll come. I know it will.
But now, while I’m sitting in the interrogation room staring at the sinfully gorgeous Detective Lorik Stone, I can’t help but think about all my family’s rules…
…and how I’m about to break another one.
* Mafia Princess can be read as a standalone, or as book 1 in the bestselling Royal Mafia Series by International Bestselling Author Bella J.
I am the ruler of the Cain empire—a legacy built from the blood and bone of others.
Here in my kingdom, only the strongest survive, and only the wicked can thrive.
That’s why I took my father’s life before he had a chance to take mine. But my life doesn’t flow through my veins. It flows through hers, the girl he tried to take from me. The woman I’ve stained my hands in blood for.
My most prized possession.
She thinks I’m her savior, and I’ll burn kingdoms to the ground to keep it that way.
While she waits for me on her knees, I’m a king who reigns without mercy. While she obeys my every command, I’m a dictator who starts wars. And while she breathes, I’m a man with something to lose.
My name is Rex Cain, and she is my Hope.
Author’s Note: Cruel God is a dark romance not intended for sensitive readers. If you’re looking for a romance with a hero who has redeemable qualities and a strong heroine who rises from the ashes, then this book is not for you. Cruel God is a standalone romance with a happily-ever-after ending for flawed and broken characters. But if you expect a HEA with declarations of love topped with unicorns and rainbows, then again…this book is not for you.
BRICK by Jen Davis
I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill. A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.
BLOOD & LIES by Bella J
While I watch them lower my twin brother into the ground I can feel my need for revenge consume me. Tatum Linscott is the cause of my family's grief. This war started with her...and it will end with her blood on my hands.
RUSSIAN TATTOOS: OBSESSION by Kat Shehata
Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly. When Carter realizes she's in too deep, she must fight for her freedom. But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir’s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control.
PLAYING JASPER by Ginger Ring
I love to play the game. Then I met my match, Jackie Smith, and everything changed. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. It doesn’t matter that she could shatter my life and all I’ve worked for...I want her.
THE BOSS’S DAUGHTER by Jennifer Bates
I am marked by the Black Rose, the symbol of my father’s cruelty and arrogance. The same mark all those girls carry—the ones who keep turning up dead. But he will never break me. The blood of the Family runs in my veins, and I will not go down without a fight.
THE ITALIAN KITTEN MEETS THE RUSSIAN by Grace Reagal
In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. These are the men who have no moral compass. Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family…and mine.
THE MAFIA AND HIS OBSESSION Part 1 by Lylah James
My life only has one purpose, and it's to protect them—my family. Whether I fight, maim, or kill the enemy, it makes no difference to me. If have to take a bullet for my family, I would embrace death with a goddamn smile on my face.
His wicked touch ruins me, corrupts me into wanting things I shouldn’t. Now I’m no longer an unwilling prisoner, but rather an eager participant.
The need for ecstasy, and the burn to be consumed by my captor makes it impossible for me to hate him. I know I should, but I can’t. Not when my body obeys him so willingly.
But the tables have turned, and a strong family now stands divided. Castello’s determination to keep me for himself started a war.
The war of brothers.
The war of blood.
In the end, only one will survive.
* WARNING: Blood and Vows is book 2 in the dark and twisted mafia romance series, Twisted Duet. Please be aware that this novel contains scenes that may be triggers and make some readers uncomfortable.
Those rules ensure his life stays uncomplicated and controlled. Control is what he craves, what he needs to keep his inner demons quiet.
Private investigator by day, his life is nothing but a pit of regret, devoid of any and every emotion.
Hired to find an elusive runaway—a wild, hot-headed woman with sinfully enticing curves—Hunter’s self-control is pushed to the limit. Scarlet Woods challenges him in ways that have him wanting to break his own damn rules.
But she has secrets—secrets he’s determined to uncover. He just didn’t count on getting his own past dragged into what turns out to already be a deadly game of lies.
This is not a love story. This is not a tale of how love conquers all.
This is a story of how two people equally shattered by their pasts realize that two broken souls can’t make a whole.
I knew I’d never have the luxury of choosing my own wife.
An arranged marriage was a sacrifice men in my position had to make for their families. It wasn’t something I looked forward to, but it had to be done. I just never imagined my father would choose her to be my bride. Daniela Moretti, the daughter of my enemy…and I intended to treat her as such.
But since the day she set foot in my house as my wife, my loathing of her turned into something deadlier than hate.
Her strength intrigued me. Her fight seduced me. And I started seeing more in her than just dirty, filthy Moretti blood.
Now…she’s gone. Kidnapped. Vanished without a trace. But the devil always finds what’s his, and when I do, my thirst for vengeance will be sated by blood.
Author's Note: The Devil's Vengeance is the second and last novel in the Vows & Vengeance duet, and should be read after The Devil's Vow.
I hate you.
I hate the memory of you.
I hate the color of your eyes and the image of your face that’s stuck inside my head.
But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t forget you.
I hate that damn cottage. I hate that I can still smell you when I go in there, and I wish I could burn it all to the ground.
I hate that I kissed you that night. I hate that I can’t go back in time and stop myself from doing it.
That’s how it all started, with a simple kiss. A stupid kiss. A moment that ruined my life.
I hate the letter you left me. I hate that I sat around for weeks waiting for you, hoping you’d come back.
But you never did.
I hate that I still miss you. You don’t deserve it.
I hate that you were right. You hurt me just like you said you would.
And I hate that, even though you broke my heart…I’ll never forget you.
Not all my love,
Author's Note: Please note that this is not a dark romance, but does contain scenes that some readers might find hard to read. Book 1, To Touch You, must be read first.
I was never a beloved daughter.
Only a prized possession to be kept in a gilded cage until my father was ready to trade.
It was my duty, carved in stone and written in my blood that one day my virtue would be exchanged for an alliance.
And now, that day has come.
Gian Silvestro, heir to the Silvestro empire, will accept me as his wife and seal my fate with a kiss that holds a thousand promises. But to him, our vows only mean one thing…
I am bound to him…and shackled to his hate.
I should have known it would end like this. Me hurting you was inevitable, and I’ll never forgive myself for not stopping it from happening.
I tried to stay away from you, but my attempts proved futile. The connection between us was a tangible thread that kept me tied to you, and I was too weak to fight against it.
What I feel for you is stronger than my instinct to shut everyone out. I have never been more afraid than I was the moment I realized what you are to me. You’re water. You’re air. You are what I need to exist.
I remember the day you opened the door, beautiful, young, angry…lost. The light from the crystal chandelier painted your silhouette with perfection, kissing your red curls as if it couldn’t get enough. I know the feeling. I know what it’s like to want you. To look at you while this overwhelming need to touch you, to explore your body pushes against the last ounce of moral substance I have left in me.
You were the one thing I couldn’t have, Sienna…yet I took you anyway. It was the most selfish thing I have ever done.
I regret many things when it comes to you, but kissing you isn’t one of them. You took my breath away and somehow managed to thaw my heart with a single taste of your lips.
I won’t ask for your forgiveness. I don’t want it. The thought that you’ll never forgive me makes it easier to slip back into the darkness you managed to pull me out of. It makes it easier for me to stay away.
Even though the thought kills me, I hope you will be able to forget me.
I know I’ll never forget you. Ever.
Don’t lose your light, Sienna.
I’ll be searching for it the rest of my life.
For me, it’s both.
There was a time when I thought I wanted a different life. A life with her. But that changed the day she left—the day she ripped my heart out.
Now I’m a heartless bastard with the tendency to not give a shit. I live my life like a man with nothing to lose. Reckless, ruthless, callous, and consumed by darkness.
But she’s back, the woman who destroyed me. Only this time she’s one of them—the enemy.
She thinks she can play me, torture me by walking around in our world like she belongs here. But on these streets, I’m a fucking prince. I’ll ruin. I’ll rule. And I’ll start a goddamn war in this city.
Because Layla Moore belongs to no one…but me.
* Mafia Prince can be read as a standalone, or as book 2 in the bestselling Royal Mafia Series by International Bestselling Author Bella J. Mafia Princess is book 1 in the Royal Mafia Series. The complete series is available now!
I was the leader. The boss. The king.
Fueled by my family’s need for revenge, I was on a bloody path toward vengeance. That’s when I found her—a filthy, weak, broken girl.
The mystery that surrounded her seduced me. Her secrets pulled me down to the deepest pits of hell, the demons of her past threatening to burn the empire I swore to protect.
Now the devil himself is knocking at my door, wanting his beautiful, broken girl back.
But she’s mine now. I claimed her. And anyone who dares to take her away from me will be completely, utterly, royally...
* Mafia King can is book 3 in the bestselling Royal Mafia Series by International Bestselling Author Bella J.