Welcome to Sarah Castille, author of Luca, the second in the Ruin & Revenge series, out June 27th! She’s been kind enough to answer a few questions for us here on NovelKnight about herself and her book!
All About Sarah
You wrote a book! That’s pretty awesome. Why don’t you tell us a bit about what inspired Luca?
Luca is the second book in a full-length standalone mafia romance series set in Las Vegas. My parents have always loved mafia TV shows and books and when I was ill in the hospital a few years ago, they brought me a DVD player and the entire Sopranos collection. After watching those, I knew I wanted to write a mafia story, but one that showed the softer side of a criminal character.
Introduce us to your main character!
Betrayed by his wife and father, single dad Luca has thrown himself into his criminal world. He is a dangerous, ruthless mafia boss, but when he meets police detective Gabrielle Fawkes for the first time, sparks fly. Their explosive chemistry brings them together, and although he knows he should stay away, he can’t. He is a dominant and demanding lover, protective and possessive but he meets his match in Gabrielle who is more than capable of looking after herself!
Lots of aspiring authors out there. Any advice for them?
Join a romance writing group or your local chapter of the RWA. The friendships, knoweldge and support you get will be invaluable.
I know asking someone’s all-time favorite book is a loaded question so what’s your current favorite read?
The Will by Kristen Ashley
Alright, the ultimate question: why should we read your book?
I fell in love with Luca when I was writing about him, and I hope readers do too!
Now for the Fun…
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Love to read
What is your most embarrassing memory?
Being attacked by an owl only to have my family howl with laughter.
What is your Hogwarts house(s)?
Your characters are sent into the Hunger Games. Who wins?
Gabrielle, of course. She’s a kick ass police detective who takes no prisoners
A famous movie producer wants to make your books into movies and they want you to cast your characters. Which actors/actresses make the cut?
Colin Farrell and Hayden Panetierre
You just won America’s Got Talent. What’s your talent?
Radioactive space rock fell from the sky and turned you into a superhero/villain. Tell us your new name, describe your powers, and what does your costume look like?
I am Wonder Woman’s lost twin sister, Wanda Look like her, fight like her, dress like her J
This morning you woke up with the ability to time travel to only one time period. Where (or more accurately “when”) would you go?
2150 – I want to see if we’ve found life on other planets!
Coffee or tea?
Best ice cream flavor ever?
Your theme song/personal anthem?
No theme song but current fave is “Another Day of Sun”
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
Lucaby Sarah Castille
Series: Ruin & Revenge #2
Published on June 27, 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: ARC, Mass Market Paperback
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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.