Here’s what J.L., the Author, tells me about the story.
Made, the second book in my Trinity Series, came out yesterday.
The Trinity is New York’s top cartel and is run by three women who had to rise, fight, and play the cards life dealt them. Boss, book one of the series follows the rise of Carissa and The Trinity and her love affair with Alec McLean.
With Made, I’m excited for you to read Gia and Noah’s story. They had a small part in Boss but now you get a front row seat to their journey.
Gia is everyone’s ray of sunshine but sometimes beautiful smiles are there to cover bone deep scars. She’s a dreamer without hope, living a life that chose her, and running from a past that’s never far behind.
Noah was born into organized crime and embraces all its aspects, the money, the danger, and the women he falls for on Saturday and can’t remember on Monday. He’s not the face of the McLean family but he embodies it. Then betrayal came where he least expected and sent him reeling. But he found a ray in that dark place that lit his way and brought him back, Gia.
Gia and Noah’s story is one of love and lust, heartbreak and loss, trust and taking your rightful place. It’s a story of the ghosts that haunts us and the courage to stand up for yourself and those you love.
Gia wasn’t very vocal in book one, but that doesn’t diminish her role in The Trinity. Each member of the Trinity has an equally important role in the organization. That is why the series symbol is The Trinity Knot. No matter which way you flip it, it doesn’t change its shape or strength. It’s equally powerful from all angles and their main asset is their unity.
In their stories loyalty and friendship will always be front and center along with the men that consume their hearts.
No matter how hard she runs . . .
Gia Corey’s on a first-name-basis with danger. Nothing can protect her from the madman stalking her every move. Not her vital role in New York’s most powerful cartel, her money or her influence. She can’t run from the cops coming to arrest her for the deaths of six people. She can’t hide from the past that thrusts her into the path of a madman, sets her up for murder, and threatens those she loves.
Noah McLean’s carefree lifestyle as a playboy has come to a swift and violent end. Betrayal is the bullet that forces him to take his place in the family business. Gia’s his anchor, holding him together, helping him accept the role he’s been burdened with. He fell in lust with her beauty and helplessly in love with her heart, but when danger slithers close, he risks everything to keep her safe. But she only trusts two people and Noah isn’t one of them.
The past is never far behind . . .
The monster will stop at nothing to have Gia. He’ll wage a dangerous battle where murder, extortion, and terror are his instruments to tear her way from Noah and her friends. To win the war, Gia must do the unthinkable — embrace her own inner darkness.
Will she slay the monster, once and for all, or will her past break her in the end?
She lied, just a smidgen, to Carissa. She did plan to go see Noah but she couldn’t do it in her current state. She needed to get into the right mind set first. She needed to give herself a brain rinse and put what they’d just done in a circle outside her space. She needed a little distance so she could think. More than anything, she needed the peace and closeness to her grandmother that only this place could bring her.
Gia’s haven was painted in vibrant colors; shades of orange, mustard, browns, and reds everywhere. She tilted her head up and inhaled the Moroccan Tajine blends, the fresh turmeric and hibiscus cus. Her grandmother’s panacea, lemongrass, perfumed its healing softness into the air, welcoming her.
Camouflaged by the old, gray-brick facade, her favorite place was a gymnasium-sized room where all scents known to man communed together. Whatever you may have wanted, no matter how obscure, you could find at La Marketa. Even if it was a small shrub that only grew in the farthest corner of Antarctica or as Mel’s mom used to say, “Where the devil shouted three times and no one heard him.”
Here, she forgot what she did for a living, remembered her roots, and indulged in her favorite past-time.
- $25 Amazon gift card + ebook copy of Boss (book 1)