Author: Skye Warren
Series: Chicago Underground #7
Published by Self-Published
Release Date February 23, 2016
Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.
Philip Mason has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.
We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.
Then he turns up outside my dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He’s the head of a crime syndicate, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.
I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Chicago Underground #7
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
It was dark outside, grown late, and I hadn’t eaten dinner yet. Somewhere out there, Philip was probably dining with crystal and expensive wine. Meanwhile I’d probably order a pizza with one of those coupons by the door.
A low sound raised the hair on my neck.
Oh God, I’m not alone.
My gaze swept over the small dorm room. From here I could see the tiny bedroom area and the kitchenette. I could see almost the entire space. Empty.
Maybe it was just one of my neighbors getting busy and—
The sound came again, louder. A shiver ran through me. It was coming from outside the room, but not from either side. It was coming from the door.
I crept over and looked out the peephole. An empty hallway bulged in the distorted lens.
Now I was doubting myself. Had I actually heard something? Maybe it had come from the dorm room across the hall. When I first moved here, it had been shortly after my “ordeal,” as my adoptive mother called it. I had jumped at every sound, both real and imagined, more traumatized by my brush with danger than I’d wanted to admit.
My gaze snapped to my phone.
I could call my adoptive mother right now, but I knew she wouldn’t want to be bothered. I could call the building management, but I knew what would happen. The same thing that had happened last time I called them. They’d send my floor advisor to check on me. If there was anything scary in this hallway, she’d have to face it first.
And if there wasn’t anything scary, if it was my imagination again, the PTSD I didn’t want to acknowledge, well then everyone would know how fucked up I was inside.
No, I had to be overreacting. This was nothing. There was no one in the hallway. And even if there was, it would be some drunk guy, passed out on the wrong floor.
I’m a normal college student, I reminded myself. I’m not afraid of anything.
Both of those things were lies, I was neither normal nor brave, but at least I could send a drunk frat boy on his way.
I opened the door a crack. Nothing.
Relief filled me, and I opened the door wider.
A body slid inside, slumped over without the door to support him. A short scream escaped me before I caught myself.
He was wearing a three-piece suit stained with blood, his expression slack, eyes glassy with pain and delirium. Philip.
Oh God, he was hurt. Really badly hurt if he couldn’t stand up. Horribly hurt if he’d ever have come to me of all people. I didn’t have time to process the shock of it, of seeing him again. I had to get him out of sight. If he’d been injured like this, someone was after him. Someone would want to finish the job.
Rough is a sexy new adult romantic suspense with a strong-and-silent-type hero…
I’m a cautionary tale. A statistic. A victim. A single teenage mother from the poor part of town. Most of the time I’m too busy working and struggling to care what people think. Survival doesn’t come easy.
I have a dark secret, a pressure valve, a rare moment just for myself. On these nights I visit a club. There I find men who give me what I need. Men who aren’t afraid to take what they want.
Men like Colin.
But he takes more than a few stolen hours. He demands more than my body. He wants my heart and soul—my happily ever after. I never thought I’d be Cinderella. I never thought a man that rough could be my prince.
Author’s Note: Rough is a dark new adult romantic suspense novel in the Chicago Underground series. This series spans multiple couples and does contain cliffhangers.
What Colin doesn’t know can’t hurt him.
At least that’s what I tell myself about the secrets I keep. I don’t have a choice, not if I want to keep my daughter safe. And keep him Colin safe too. There are enemies in the shadows waiting to strike from all sides. I’m holding them out with my bare hands, but it’s hard not to get crushed in the process.
And the truth has a way of coming out.
If I’m not careful, the past I’ve been working so hard to hide, the pain I’ve been fighting so long to outrun, will wipe out the man I love.
Author’s Note: Hard is a dark new adult romantic suspense novella in the Chicago Underground series. This series spans multiple couples and does contain cliffhangers.
I’m torn between what I want and what I need. Between the men in my past and the man by my side. Colin has tried to control me, to use me. But he also guards me so fiercely my heart aches.
Raincheck. Business. Don’t wait up. —C
That’s the note he leaves for me, as if I could sit around while he fights my dragons. As if I could let himself get killed in some vain attempt to protect me.
There’s no protection left for me. No redemption either.
This is my battle, and I’ve already lost.
Author’s Note: Fierce is a dark new adult romantic suspense novella in the Chicago Underground series. This series spans multiple couples and does contain cliffhangers.
Once upon a time I was the girl who had everything, the clothes, the car. The rich dad who spoiled me. But the truth was, the only thing I had was my body. I used it to buy my way out.
I took a bite of the apple knowing full well what would happen.
That’s how I became a call girl. That’s the story of how I ended up in hell.
There’s only one man who makes me wish things had been different. One man who could never be with a girl like me. Luke is a cop. Untouchable. Unbreakable. And dangerous in his own way.
When I end up on the run, he’s the only one I can turn to.
And he just might be my downfall.
Author’s Note: Wild is a dark new adult romantic suspense in the Chicago Underground series. You can start reading Luke and Shelly’s story here.
There’s no escape for me. I’m tied to some of the scariest men in Chicago. Bound so tight I’ll never get free.
Sin and pleasure. Crime and power. They give as much as they take. They mark me as one of their own.
I’ll do anything to survive, except bring Luke down with me. I won’t taint him. I won’t ruin the one good man I’ve ever met. I won’t turn him into a dirty cop.
Except he refuses to let me go.
Author’s Note: Dirty is a dark new adult romantic suspense in the Chicago Underground series. You can start reading Luke and Shelly’s story in Wild.
I’m the one with the dark past, the scarlet letter, the soul so black there’s no hope of redemption.
At least, that’s what I always believed…
Luke has secrets of his own, and the more I search, the more I’m afraid of what I’ll find. But I have to know, my survival depends on it.
He’s the man I love. The man who can destroy me.
He’s the only one who can save me.
Author’s Note: Secret is a dark new adult romantic suspense in the Chicago Underground series. You can start reading Luke and Shelly’s story in Wild.
My brother is both powerful and cruel, which means I have a lot of enemies I’ve never met. He swears he’ll keep me safe, but what I want most is to break free. I especially want to break free with Drew, my brother’s lawyer.
I’ve spent my life under glass.
We shouldn’t be together, but everything about him draws me. His intensity, his kindness.
And the way he looks in those custom tailored suits.
One night when he’s outside my bedroom, I give him a sexy show. And in doing so, unlock pandora’s box. Drew shows me everything I’ve been missing. He touches my body and my heart, but when the truth comes to light, we’re both in danger.
The cost of my freedom may be the man I’ve come to love.
Author’s Note: Sweet is an erotic romance novella with a touch of suspense in the Chicago Underground world.