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About Sonya Jesus
USA Today & International Bestselling Author of Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, & Dark Romance books.
Don't be fooled by the positive, unicorn-loving, bubbly nerd. Sonya writes about dark hearts, soul-crushing moments, and the in-between of moral code. In books, she spares no one from the emotional rollercoaster and the gut-wrenching turns, but in real life, she's all about the bounce—about embracing the change, using the hard parts of life to spring back up, and not giving up when things get tough.
Sonya's a sucker for romance, practically inhales books in her free time like they're oxygen, and nurtures an addiction to criminal psychology. Yes, she watches True Crime as a hobby. Forever a student at heart, Sonya enjoys adding degrees, accolades, and certificates to her roster, and is affectionately referred to as Dr. Paige Turner by her peers.
Her family insists she's smart, but they must not see her lose her phone at least twice a week, try to open the front door with the car fob, or toot brain farts on the daily. Luckily, they also think she's funny. But that's just one of the reasons why she loves her big Portuguese family, rose-colored glasses and all.
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Call them villains, anti-heroes, criminals, and monsters.
But these dark men love deeply and fiercely, and are ready to go to the ends of the earth to save their soulmate.
They will tempt you.
Drag you into darkness, and leave you breathless.
They'll show you how good love can be in the dark.
There's a spark between these pages, and these Heartless Heroes will set your world on fire.
Morally grey is the favorite color of these twenty new and bestselling authors. Grab your copy now to read all the dark shades of love painted by these Heartless Heroes.
Authors in this set include:
J.L. Beck & C. Hallman, Sahara Roberts & Dori Pulitano, Sonya Jesus, H. D. Carlton & CE Ricci, Lola West, D.S. Wrights, Elizabeth Miller, Lily Wildhart, Morgan James, A.R. Breck, Brynn Ford, Indie Black & Sienna Cousins, Isabella Phoenix & Victoria Pauley, Suki Williams, Ashley Gee, D.W. Marshall, M.L. Philpitt, and Ember Evans
The darkest souls, the most corrupt politicians, men and women with the worst secrets imaginable…
They all belong to the Scorpio Society.
Watch as dark romance clashes with the untouchable and irresistible, brought to you by these best-selling authors.
Contributing authors include:
• Angela Sanders
• Ella Kade & Harlow Layne
• Julia Bright
• Kathleen Kelly
• Rue Lennox
• Sonya Jesus
• Rae B. Lake
She only calls when she needs a fix of danger.
His addiction for Mila is a vice he can’t kick.
When the glamour of fame dims down and the cameras stop shooting, Mila Blanc itches to be the Mafia princess she used to be. She misses her best friend—the man she shared every first with—but most of all, she misses herself. The problem is she’s too proud to admit she was wrong.
For eleven years, Dane Giordano has watched the only woman he’s ever loved forget him. He has hardened by the minute, grown crueler by the hour, and the love they once shared has transformed to hate.
So when Mila comes back during a turbulent time, ready to take her rightful place by his side, Dane doesn’t make it easy. To be his wife, she’s going to have to find herself again and prove she’s worthy of being a daughter of the Sindicato.
Dane is hard to love, but Mila is even harder to break.
The is a full-length contemporary romance with dark mafia romance vibes. Perfect for readers who enjoy suspense, mystery, thrills and second chances. Caution is advised. This 90k+ book may contain scenes not appropriate for younger audiences.
The closer she gets to love, the more he unravels.
For commitment-phobe Lia, love means trusting someone enough to let them in. She’s not harboring some deep dark secret or a tortured soul; she’s simply scared to give her heart away. When Connor sparks her interest, she reluctantly gives the freshman a chance, unknowingly catalyzing a change in her love life. Suddenly, guys vie for her attention, and her heart is torn between the new, the old, and the familiar. While she’s busy with new experiences and conflicting feelings, Hawk is unraveling.
Lia doesn’t know how deep Hawk’s obsession goes. He’s always there, listening in, tracking her every move, and studying her. If not for his intervention, the guys from Lia’s past would have damaged her innocence and broken her heart. They possessed the ability to change his perfect girl into someone unrecognizable and unsuitable. In all his careful planning, Hawk’s become too comfortable and underestimates Connor’s ability to sneak his way into Lia’s heart.
Cameras and footage are no longer enough. Hawk infiltrates her inner circle and manipulates the people around her, using them to carry out his plan. The sudden onslaught of male attention slows him down, or rather, escalates his obsession into something a bit deadlier. If Lia dares to love someone other than Hawk, then he may not survive her love.
This bestselling book comes jam-packed with a whodunit vibe and balances the innocent, coming-of-age romance with the darkness of obsession.
*For fans of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and YA or NA books.
I took back my strength... and kept going until I found my freedom.
When hope is held prisoner by a sicko in a suit, someone needs to tear him down. And that someone is me, Braelynn Shaw, attorney-at-law.
The woman who just committed murder.
Granted, it was self-defense, but I kept going. Now, I’m on the other side of the law, and my only way out is the crime lord I defended last year, Seth Giordano. The bad boy defined by his mob ties and the one I fell in love with.
For me to come out unscathed, our secret relationship comes to light, and the ramifications come banging on my door. The Mafia doesn’t approve of me, the color of my skin, or my involvement with the son of the Sindicato.
Until we have a mutual enemy.
Sons of Sindicato is a gripping interracial love story between a straight-edge lawyer and the criminal who loves her. An addictive combination of dark romance, crime fiction, and suspense. This story is a standalone novella about the youngest son of the Sindicato.
Marriage is the last thing Ledger Brighton, the famous billion-heir, has on his mind, so when the family fortune comes with a crystal slipper, a bag of secrets, and a Cinderella clause, the social media celeb is on the hunt ... But not for his future wife.
First, he needs to find his missing sister. A set of mysterious clues propels Ledger into a scavenger hunt through the Hamptons. Little does he know, they'll lead him straight to the pain-in-the-ass blogger cleaning his mansion.
Together, Norah and Ledger uncover the Brighton family's darkest secrets, stumble upon a body, and find the one thing neither of them is looking for—love.
Sonya Jesus's twisted new adult, Cinderella retelling brings to life a fairytale killer obsessed with a True Crime Blogger and her Internet famous crush in this celebrity thriller romance.
After his right-hand man, my father, was murdered, Costa Beneventi took me in and adopted me. He gave me a home when my life was falling apart and promised me vengeance when my heart was breaking. I’m not the little mafia princess my dad raised anymore. I’m the assassin the Beneventis created. The mafia might have saved my life, but it sacrificed my heart. With every life I take, there’s a little less of me left… The only thing keeping me from losing all of myself is #31 on the Beneventi hit list.
The Beneventi family killed my mother in front of me, put a hit on us and savagely killed my father, incriminating me. They orphaned me, tore me away from my life, and forced me into an endless lifetime of pretending to be everything I’m not. After all the fake identities and countless friends I never made, I’ve finally set down roots. Now, I’ve grown attached to this new life—to these new people—but I messed up. As long as I have the one thing that can bring the Beneventis down and clear my father’s name, no one is safe around me, especially not the girl I have fallen for.
Touch, only if you have a death wish.
Every time Hawk turns around, Amelia’s doing something she shouldn’t be doing with someone she shouldn’t be doing it with. It’s getting under his skin, seeping into his veins, and triggering the killer inside him. He struggles to keep control, but restraint is disintegrating. The harder he tries to keep her love interests away, the closer they get. Sleepless nights of vigilance turn into sleepless days, and he messes up. In all his attempts to protect Lia, he inadvertently puts her in danger. Now, he needs to rectify the problem and kill again.
When her heart screams out what it wants, Lia finally listens. She takes control of her life and follows her heart all the way to the guy she fell for. How is she supposed to know he doesn’t want to keep it? Broken-hearted and lonely, Lia becomes friends with the guys from the soccer suite. Aiden Keys, the bully who treated her like vapor, makes it his personal mission to keep her safe from harm … and away from Robins.
With the soccer team as bodyguards, Lia is never alone, except for the night of the storm. The night that changes everything.
A unique, gripping romantic thriller that captures the evolution of an obsessive stalker into a serial killer.
She gave away the only thing he wanted. Now, he’s going to take everything she has left.
Lia misses her boring life—the one devoid of guys and crazy people who try to kill her. Back then, there was no death, no stalkers, no love. Now her heart is permanently broken, and she’s craving invisibility, yet desperately needing proximity. With so many missing people in her life, Aiden steps up. At first, she gives him the pieces of her shattered soul, hoping he can put it back together. Then, she realizes it’s impossible because half the pieces are missing.
Eliminating threats with the police breathing down his neck gets a bit complex for Hawk, but brilliant minds adapt and make resources out of obstacles. To break Lia, he uses the secrets she’s been keeping to isolate her from the people she holds close, leaving only the Soccer Gods. For them, he has an even better mode of removal—framing Aiden Keys as the Knight Killer. With no one left to shield her, Hawk plans to kidnap Lia and get his happily ever after.
Needing distance from the place that broke her, Lia says goodbye to Westbrook University and walks right into Hawk’s trap. She has no idea the guy she thinks is her last friend standing, is really the guy who’s been stalking her since the day she set foot on campus.
A thriller full of kidnappings, missing people, and serial killers—all wrapped into a page-turner full of raw emotion.
He could have my nothings too.
My whole life, I've been running, living just under the radar. The day I arrived on the East Coast, looking for a new start, I found an end instead. One careless night landed me in the hands of a dark mafia boss, who wanted nothing more than to render me a number—to eviscerate my identity with his brutal mind game.
327. That’s what he called me.
That’s all I was to him.
At least at first, before Breaker Beneventi told me all his family secrets, trickled his way into my heart, and then ordered my death. He set me free, knowing the butcher would find me. Now, I'm the girl who escaped. The one with the power to destroy his organization. And he's relentlessly searching for Lyla Vaughn all over the country, spilling the blood of innocents and losing his control.
But he's not going to find me. Because that's not my name.
From USA TODAY Bestselling author Sonya Jesus comes this Dark Mafia Romantic Thriller full of devious lies and a
brutal romance that will give you chills.
Warning: Breaker's world is not light-hearted. It may be considered extremely dark with some horror vibes and real-life monsters. May have triggers. Reader discretion is advised.
Westbrook students don’t fall down the well. Their dead bodies are thrown in.
When it’s just the two of them, things between Lia and her new beau are comfortable, easy, simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re right. In fact, her whole life is out of whack, and an open-relationship complicates her path to love. When weird things start happening, she naively plays them off as pranks, but the random creepy gifts soon turn to threats—disturbing incidents she keeps hidden from everyone.
Hawk manipulates his way into the dorm, gaining insider access to all things Lia by dating her suitemate. Keeping up with Lia’s ever-changing heart choices proves challenging, especially when others begin noticing his obsession. Between keeping his secrets hidden and turning Lovers’ Well into a gravesite, Hawk’s been distracted, slipping up and making bolder moves. When one of those moves leads to discovering the secrets, Hawk knows what he has to do: protect Lia at all costs.
But it may be too late. Someone is out to get her. Who better to save her, then the guy who has been watching her?
The Knights Series combines suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills with the innocence of first love.
She's willing to start a war for love.
Appointed his sister's handler, Luca's done nothing more than tread the fine line between dutiful son and loyal informant, but he's tired of being in a world where he doesn't belong, doing things he hates. Torture, blood lust, and power are the Cabralis' motto, but Luca wasn't made that way. The girl he loves, however, that's a different story.
Isabella may not be as twisted as Luca's sister, but she's smart, rich, and ruthless... Rebellious at heart, Isabella's wild spirit got her kicked out of boarding school. Forced to live with the father she despises and abide by his rules, Isabella is placed on house-arrest for her own safety. Years later, she decides marrying her father's right-hand man will ensure her freedom.
That is until she finds out everything was a lie. She was nothing more than a piece in her father's game. Now, she'll do anything to escape and find her way back to Luca, even if it means starting a war.
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Six Deadly Steps is part of Escaping the Mafia, a six-book collection with an ongoing story woven throughout each book. This is a complete story with an HEA, which can be read as STANDALONE. For the full effect of the storyline, reading the whole series is recommended.