The premise of the story centers around Dottie Denham who is nearly a hundred years old. She like many elderly suffers from dementia, she has periods of time when she is simply not in the present. She talks to her deceased husband, makes references to places and people her family does not know. When she nearly catches her house on fire, the decision is made to put her in a home. Her 2 granddaughters and their daughters descend on her and start packing the house up.
Her oldest Mary, it uptight and a bit of a control freak. She has little humor about life and is a bit unyielding. Her daughter, Josie is the polar opposite and is the embodiment of a free spirit. It is to the point that there has been a disconnect between the two. The younger granddaughter is Kim, she is a chronic pleaser. She never holds anything against anyone including her cheating ex-husband. She has not moved past the night he moved out to be with his girlfriend. Her daughter Maisie, is quiet and a bit of a nerd. Being front and center to the dysfunctional relationship of her parent however keep her from having a relationship – of any kind.
Dottie’s dementia is more than simply getting lost, she has created a bridge to her late husband; Nicky. He lives in ‘The Void’, a world that is void of sound and substance until he finds her voice there. Following it, he is led to her and to the past they have shared. Nicky is coming to her daily to usher her to the other side but she simply won’t go. She can’t, not until she has helped the women in her family evolve.
While packing up her possessions, Mary and Kim find a box of forgotten photos. These open the door to a past they never imagined. Dottie won’t apologize; not about the burlesque club or the mobsters she’s known and loved. She knows they might think her life is unimaginable; that her connection with Nicky is unbelievable. But, in the end, she hopes they find it inspirational.
Mary and Kim stubble across a box of photos of burlesque dancers from the 30’s. They initially believe they found their grandfather’s porn, and of course are disgusted. But in the bottom is one photo, carefully hand tinted and it is of a striking woman. She is a burlesque fan dancer and this is her promo still. It is also their grandmother! The discovery of the photo causes Dottie to reveal her full past and how she really met their grandfather. Those stories in turn help the 4 women address issues in their own lives and they find inspiration.
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Kristen Wentworth was beautiful, blonde, and somewhat naïve when it came to her men. She was expected to marry within her social circle; but the wealthier they were, the more secrets they had!
Palm Beach is hiding even a bigger secret as the prestigious members of the Whitestone Country Club are running amok trying to “secure” dates for their highly anticipated Black Veil soirée. At this shadowy event it is never considered a privilege to be the Guest of Honor, and poor Kristen is perched right in the center of their sight lines.
It has been quite a quest for the young socialite while searching for her prince. She hooks up with a top executive, a Mafia nightclub owner, and a quirky New York police lieutenant as she tries to avoid kissing all the other frogs along the way. She is also preyed upon by Robert St. Pierre, a high stakes con artist who she just can’t seem to escape!
Kristen finally finds her true love but then forsakes it all for Karl, a handsome and somewhat “devilish” British tycoon that she meets at a charity ball. As he lures her into his dark realm, Kristen is now unsure of exactly who is in charge of her future.
The Devil’s Intended is filled with steamy romance, a hint of the supernatural, and unforgettable true to life characters. Its unexpected twists provide for an adventure on every page!
Jovan Vukasin (Jован Вукашин), is the Boss of a Serbian Gang in London, with a James Bond complex.
Why has his street cred plummeted to the level of radio active waste; and why has he set out on a series of blunders that can only spell disaster in the long run, putting his ultimate goal of emulating James Bond’s lifestyle on the Riviera in jeopardy?
After settling on a daring raid, targeting the Ukrainian London gang Pakhan’s cache of diamonds, which are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv, he sends out his troops to relieve the opposition of their gemstones, which results in hilarious consequences.
What honor amongst thieves?
How does Danylko, the Ukrainian pakhan, react to this?
The story rockets through Tel Aviv, Bulgaria, Serbia and Africa, with a fast turnover of candidates for the top job, before returning to London, where chaos reigns supreme with no firm guiding hand directing the business.
How can Scotland Yard keep the ultimate gangland war from erupting in London?
All of this leaves God convulsed with mirth, at the futile attempts of mankind to usurp Himself in the scheme of things.
Gripping my chest is the only way to hold myself together or what’s left of me will fall out. The past week has enlightened me on one thing-I don’t care.
Megan, Mobster’s Girl
I didn’t even hesitate. I took two strides and blasted him in the face with my fist. He was ready for it this time-unlike in church. He tried to hit me back but I ducked and smashed him again.
Antonio, Mobster’s Girl
You can’t help what family you’re born into or what lies they keep from you. You can’t help it if they mold and shape you just the way they wanted. Are monsters born or made?
Antonio and Megan have a timeless issue. They were told to stay away from each other. They try, they really do. But they are drawn to each other.
Antonio is eighteen and the up and coming mob boss of Palmetto, New Jersey. Megan is a girl uprooted from the grassy plains of Ireland at the age of five. Now she’s seventeen and faced with horrors she never thought existed.