Jordan Vasilakis is on the run, living under an assumed name. After a disastrous marriage to a notorious Greek business tycoon, she flees to the States and starts rebuilding her life. But her ruthless husband is determined to destroy her…once he finds her.
Michael Machau is drawn to the new singer at House restaurant, but the guarded woman is harboring dangerous secrets. The dedicated police officer may have to risk more than just his heart to forge a connection with the woman he knows as Madeline Cielo, especially when he discovers she’s living a lie.
Worlds collide. Lies . Survival, much less love, is in question. They must quickly distinguish friends from enemies or risk losing everything—including a future together.
Jordan scrambled to the other side of the limo.
“You sing good tonight.” He scrolled through his phone.
Outside the window, massive cruise ships docked in the port. Happy older people made their way up the gangplanks toting bags filled with souvenirs, while the younger ones debarked dressed for the nightlife. Sparkly sequins flashed like diamonds as one young woman twirled on the pier.
God, how had she come to this life? She willed her hovering tears not to fall. Kyrios wouldn’t approve.
When she was offered a place in the touring group ten years ago, she thought it was the beginning of great things. Standing in the cabaret with the lights shining down was her dream come true. When she was the woman in the sparkly dress.
Until he showed up.
Each night, Kyrios Vasilakis, Greek business tycoon, sat at the front table watching her. Yes, he was older but so very handsome. Dark hair with silver at the temples, he cut a dashing figure in his black suits.
Jordan began to sing to him. It was the beginning of the end. After a whirlwind romance, she found herself a prisoner in marriage to a brute.
D. V. Stone is an award-winning author of independent and traditionally published works. She hosts a popular book and author blog, Around the Fire, and is a contributing writer for Still Moments Magazine, Dishing D.V.
A Brooklyn, NY native, D.V. Stone has lived in many places, though she’s called New Jersey home for the past twenty-eight years.
A self-described Jack of All trades, she’s lived on a dairy farm in Minnesota, and a horse farm in NJ, before following a wide and varied path from waiting tables in a truck stop and as a motel maid. For many years she worked with the disabled and then became a volunteer EMT. That started her on the road to a thirty-plus year medical career spanning a hospital emergency room, women’s state prison, animal emergency hospital, and ending up in a radiology office. Taking a break from medical for a few years, she became the owner of Heavenly Brew, a specialty coffee shop in Sparta, NJ, and a small restaurant in Lafayette.
These days as a full-time author, she travels with her husband of twenty-eight years, dog Hali, and cat Baby in a 41ft 5th Wheel.
“Thank you for taking the time to read about me. Each time you open the pages to one of my books, I hope you’ll be swept away by the story and find encouragement in the pages. Never give up on hope.”
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