Mafia Bride

By CD Reiss

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MAFIA BRIDE (The DiLustro Arrangement #1) by CD Reiss

Release Date: March 16th
Genre/Trope: Arranged Marriage/Mafia Romance

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MAFIA BRIDE from New York Times Bestselling author CD Reiss is now available! Make sure you grab this dark mafia romance and get lost in book 1 of THE DILUSTRO ARRANGEMENT!

Prologue opens when Italian born Violetta Moretti is 12, having been orphaned and living with her zia and zio in the US since she was five, viewing the man, Santino DiLustro, as menacing, meeting each other’s internal darkness for the first time.

Next, we meet Violetta toward the end of her college years I’m studying to be a trauma nurse and preparing for her summer vacation in Greece.

Re Santino is capo in their area, and with a debt owed, he looks to Violetta’s zio for repayment or fair recompense. Title of the book is called Mafia Bride so you can guess what agreement of payment was.

Through fear, she weds…. To be wed, to be safe or to be shot and killed with twisted Lies being whispered in her ear.

Mafia Bride is definitely a slow burn romance that sits itself apart from other mafia and capo-oriented novels. This predominantly focuses on her POV and internal thoughts and feelings towards Santino and the world she’s in. Only briefly delving into Santino’s POV and the Mafia World with the inner workings and dealings he deals with. Just brief moments which includes teasers of his feelings towards her and why it can only be her.

But, was it only her or is there more to what brought them together? With that question hanging in the balance, book one ends on this cliffhanger.


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An epic mafia romance trilogy that sets a new bar for just how dark a hero can get, from NY Times Bestselling author CD Reiss.

Some girls dream of marrying a prince, but I never imagined I’d be sold to a king.

Santino DiLustro.

The king.
The monster.
The keeper of secrets.

When he forced me to marry him, I cried for love I’d never know.
When he locked me away, I cried for the freedom I lost forever.
Every other tear I’ve shed is for my soul, because I’m falling for the devil himself.

About the Author:

CD Reiss has a long history of aimlessly moving from place to place. She finally settled in Los Angeles where she earned a master’s degree in cinematic writing from USC. After graduation, she ultimately failed to have one line of dialog put on film, but stayed in Hollywood out of spite.

Since screenwriting was going nowhere, she switched to novels. Soon after, luck arrived with a complete set of baggage. She now has over two dozen titles under her belt. Two of those are NY Times Bestsellers and a handful more are USA Today bestsellers. Her audiobooks have won APA Audie Awards and Earphones Awards, swelling her ego to an inhuman size.

She lives with her family, two cats and her long-suffering husband in a small Hollywood house that’s been outfitted with huge, ego-sized doorways.

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