Wednesday, July 5, 2017

About the Mafia with Sarah Castille of Luca + #Giveaway

About the Mafia

How much do you really know about the Mafia? Before I started writing the Ruin & Revenge series, I thought I knew a lot. I’d watched the Godfather. I’d seen the Sopranos. I’d heard the stories on the news. But it wasn’t until I started researching in depth that I truly began to understand this fascinating culture. For anyone who is a fan, or if you are interested in reading or learning more about the mob, here are some of my top five Mafia indulgences.

Top Five Mafia Movies

1. The Godfather Part I
2. Goodfellas
3. Casino
4. The Untouchables
5. Reservoir Dogs

Top Five Mafia Books (Non-fiction)

1. Five Families by Selwyn Raab
2. The Real Lucky Luciano by Tim Newark
3. Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire by Rick Cowan
4. The Outfit by Gus Russo
5. Blood and Honor by George Anastasia

Top Five Mafia TV Shows

1. The Sopranos
2. Brotherhood
3. Boardwalk Empire
4. Wiseguy
5. Crime Story

Top Five Mafia Romances (Fiction)

1. Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly
2. Nero by Sarah Brianne
3. Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower
4. Carter Reed by Tijan
5. Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy

What are your favorite Mafia reads/movies/shows?

Thanks very much for hosting me today, and happy reading!

(Ruin & Revenge #2)
by Sarah Castille
Mass Market Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 125010405X
Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in the city of sin, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart--until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn't enough for a man who takes what he wants, but his mysterious temptress has slipped away.

For two years police detective Gabrielle Fawkes has lived for revenge. But a night of indulgence with a sexy stranger changes everything. Powerful, charming, and deliciously dangerous Luca, has his own private reasons for offering to help her pursue the drug lord who killed her husband. There's a lot Luca isn't telling her and the more she finds out the less she wants to know.

When Gabrielle becomes the target of the drug lord she has vowed to hunt down, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in a mobster's hands. To save her, Luca must break his Mafia ties--or risk losing Gabrielle forever.

Ruin & Revenge Series

About Sarah Castille:
Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Ruin & Revenge Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Legal Heat series and the Club Excelsior series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s books have been listed as Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Picks and Best Summer Reads, and Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Year, and have won numerous reader’s choice awards including the Holt Medallion.

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  1. Congrats on the new release; thanks for the chance and love the cover :)

  2. Those are definitely great Mafia choices! I can't wait to read this!

  3. Thanks for all the mafia recomendations!

  4. I'm impressed by all the research you did for mafia books! The books look good for a real look into this culture!

  5. Taking note of the lists thank you.

  6. Definitely agree with that list, I can't wait to read Luca!

  7. Love the post. Cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the list. I'll have to start this series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. Congrats on the new release. Luca sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I love a good mafia story.

  9. Congrats on the new release. Luca sounds good.

  10. I haven't read many mafia stories but this one sounds great!!


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