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Enrage, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!!

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Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken Release Date: July 31st

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.
Part of a world I loathe.
Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.
Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.
I'm. In. Hell.
Also known as the Cosa Nostra.
My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.
Son to a murdered mob boss.
Heir to a throne of murder and lies.
My name is Dante Nicolasi.
And there will be blood.

Excerpt:

Dante slammed his hand into the tree, his jaw popped as he gritted his teeth together and then calm washed over him as he whispered near my ear, “Want me to kill him?” A few people walked by and stared at us, it looked like he was kissing my neck, like we were normal college students sharing a moment. Nope. Wrong story, kiddos. He just offered to kill someone for offending me, run along, nothing to see here. “After,” I said. “Kill him after he stops being useful to you, to the bosses.” I couldn’t believe what was coming out of my mouth, what I was agreeing to. “Yes.” Dante pulled back, his face broke out into a smile. “How messed up is it that I’m actually looking forward to that moment?” I gulped. “It’s in your blood.” “I wish it wasn’t,” he said gruffly. “I wish I didn’t crave it — dream about it — almost as much as I wish I didn’t feel guilt every day because of it.” I sighed and put my hands on his chest, then ran them up around his neck, he didn’t move, or flinch, so maybe we were having a moment as our mouths almost touched. “The only shame in life, is not being who you were truly born to be. If that means you kill the bad guys — kill the bad, guys Dante. Just don’t lose your soul in the process.” “And if it’s already gone?” He croaked his eyes darkening as he slowly leaned in until his forehead touched mine. Days ago I would have been terrified that his body was this close. Days ago, I would have shoved him away and run. Days ago, I would have shuddered that his bloodstained hands were running up and down my skin. But today. Today was different. Today I closed my eyes and drank in the wicked scent of Dante Nicolasi, the cologne mixed with soap. I inhaled. And opened my eyes again. Yesterday I was angry. I was afraid. Today. Against the tree. Pinned by Dante’s arms. I was safe. “I’ll help you find it,” I whispered. “Just don’t damn yourself in the process, El.” He cupped my face with his right hand, his eyes fell to my mouth, his half-lidded seductive look could stop a girl dead in her tracks. The wives always talked about how attractive his father was, even at an older age. Almost like he’d aged backward. Dante was no different. If it was possible for a human to get more attractive by the day — he’d be the one to prove you right. “Are you going to kiss me again?” I asked hopefully. “No.” He pulled away. My heart sank into my stomach. “Because I don’t want to start something I have no intention of stopping.” My head jerked, our eyes locked, and I saw it. The honesty. “Told you I’d never lie to you, El.” His voice had a warning edge to it, like I shouldn’t push him, push whatever invisible boundaries he’d mentally set up between us. His eyes never left mine. And I knew, this was what he looked like when he was telling the truth. His eyes pierced through my defenses in an unapologetic search for my heart, my soul. And I let them. “We should get to class.” I finally found my voice and started walking, he fell into step beside me. And I spent the rest of the day thinking about the non-kiss. And the promise that came with it.   Enrage-AN 9.02.23 AM

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Blood in.. No Out...


This book left me feeling wrung out...like I had just run a bloody marathon, saw people die while doing it, left my heart ripped out and lying on the course, but still made it to the finish line!! Oh my God, what did Rachel just do to me?  Seriously, I felt as if someone in my family died and my heart was tiny broken pieces and my life's blood was dripping out of the wound.  I was so upset with this writer for the rest of the night.  Why did she do this?  What was she thinking?  How could she fix it?  WTF?  She had been hinting at what she had done for a while and when I received an ARC, I had waited to read it until I read all the other books in the series...AGAIN!  To say, that I felt overwhelmed by what was on the pages was an understatement of EPIC proportions.  But, as the statement goes...Blood in..No out.  This is true in organized crime.  There is no out unless you're a rat.  I could seriously tell you, but I'd have to kill you.  This is the part where I tell you I'm joking, right?  Not so much.  See, I grew up in a family who's extended family was a lot like this.  They believed this code and they lived it.  One minute you'd be living high off the hog and the next, you'd have everything taken from you.  It's not a far stretch.  Yes, it's a book but in the real world, this happens still to this day.  So, I understood that this is what had to happen in their world. Dante's story was heartbreaking to me but no less real.  I felt the love he had for El and also the hate at the beginning.  Rachel did an awesome job with the woven intricacies of the story to make them into a poetry of words.  I look forward to the next book to see what she comes up with for our most beloved character of all!!  Well done and hats off Rachel!

Blood in.. No Out...


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Meet the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers! RachelVanDyken

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