A Dance With The Devil Novel #1
Dance With The Devil Trilogy
WARNING: This is a dark romance with a hot alpha male, an anti-TSTL heroine and steamy good times. Due to explicit language, violence, adult situations, scenes involving m/m/f and m/f, alcohol and drug use, this novel is recommended to adults that can separate fiction from reality.
"I'm hot as Vegas desert in the summertime. He's arctic, complete and utter ice.
I don't think past the end of the day. He has long term goals.
The adrenaline is like a spike in my veins. He doesn't seem to have a conscience, let alone a pulse.
I like him enough to stick around. He doesn't seem to care whether I live or die.
Neither one of us trust each other, and in a life of crime, that can be a huge issue."
Magnolia "Mags" Reynolds is no shrinking violet. Her innocence is taken away from her at a very young age. Since she can remember, she's been a ruthless criminal but she's managed to survive to see her twenty-fifth birthday.
Maxwell "Max" Cartier, an expert in his craft, enters her life shortly after a sudden change of circumstances leaves her adrift yet again. He doesn't want to be her lover or friend. He only wants her for one last job that will mean a fortune and his retirement.
The best laid plans are always the first to go awry, and their situation is no different. Both will have to learn the hard way there is no such thing as easy money when they are both merely Devil's prey.
***Although this is a trilogy, all novels are cliffhanger free and should be read in the order they are released to understand the overall plot arc.***
Devil's Pawn (October, 2014)
Max nodded affirmatively. “Yes, and she’s . . . quite different from what I expected.”
Dimitri’s masculine face continued to stared impassively. “How so? Was she stronger than you thought she would be? Sometimes the women we underestimate the most are the very people who will be our undoing.” He paused and swigged from his vodka. “Tell me, are you attracted to her?”
“Well, she is a beautiful woman, Dimi.” Max stared into the distance before his blue-green eyes met his mentor’s again. “I thought she would have that hardened look of a woman who has lived a rough life but you must see her in the flesh. She’s . . . even more striking than any photo I have ever glimpsed of her. I shall maintain my emotional distance from her but lucky for me, sex isn’t a weapon she wields.”
“She wouldn’t,” his mentor replied. “There are some women who are tainted like her who do use sex as a weapon but that is because they are psychologically damaged or perhaps sociopaths. Magnolia’s mentally intact. Somehow, she’s like a fucking phoenix, rising from the fire and soot of her past. I admire her very much. It’s a shame she will have to be disposed of after this operation is over.”
Max looked away though he tried not to show any emotion. That was always the one part of the plan he’d been uncomfortable with but he couldn’t possibly question the orders of Dimitri. The woman had been through enough and he felt her life should have been spared for the ultimate betrayal she was about to commit against her own family. Surely that should’ve bought her freedom?
Selene Chardou is the alter ego of Elle Chardou, and a professional liar.
When she isn’t busy writing about hot, exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control set in the world of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense, she’s planning her next trip to France.
She is currently working on a vast array of books about good girls gone bad, bikers, gangsters, rockers, fighters, lovers, tattooed alphas, strong women and anyone else she finds remotely interesting. When not glued to her laptop, she enjoys daydreaming about her next great idea, visiting friends, traveling to her favorite locales in the world, jet-setting across the country to author signings, and playing taxi driver to her school-age daughters.
Ms. Chardou currently resides with her two children and their multitude of stuffed animals in Las Vegas, Nevada.