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Books Tagged With what - topic - cartel

Word Count: 68000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: August Morrison and Ricardo Torralba would really like to live a quiet life—as quiet as life can be for a couple of eccentric hitmen, anyway. Unfortunately for them, they pushed their luck with the authors and demanded a second book. So now, whether they like it or not, they’re getting a third installment. Yes, this is a revenge book. Because we’re the authors, that’s why. This time, August and Ricardo are in way over their heads, because there are few things more dangerous than owing a favor to the mafia. When that favor gets called in, though, it’s not to kill anyone—it’s to save them. Time is running out to find the source of tainted street drugs poisoning innocent people. Now they’re caught in the middle of a deadly war between rival families, all while trying to dodge suspicious police and merciless drug cartels. Maybe this time, August and Ricardo will learn their lesson and not demand another book… assuming they survive this one. Killer vs. Kingpin is book 3 in the Hitman vs. Hitman series that seems to have evolved from an alleged “standalone” to “yeah, we don’t even know.” They’re just too much fun to torture! Err, write. Too much fun to write.

Killer vs. Kingpin - Cari Z. & L.A. Witt
Killer vs. Kingpin

Cari Z ...

Pairing: M-M

March 29, 2022

Word Count: 112000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Straight

Summary: My military discharge was only a year ago and all I want is to do tattoos and live my life, put my old scars and previous sins behind me. But it turns out my oldest wound can still inflict fresh agony. Her name is Celeste, she was my first everything, and those feelings haven’t died. The problem is, I have feelings for someone else now too, and I don’t know if Celeste would understand… Leo is his name, the inked-up gangbanger who visits my shop for new tattoos every Saturday like clockwork. And just to complicate this clusterf*ck that is my life now, Leo is also in love with Celeste. Both are off limits, and I know it. He’s straight. I’m not. And she’s the daughter of one of the most dangerous men in the western hemisphere. But fate seems to keep throwing them in my path, torturing me with the one thing I want but can’t have. Until the night Leo comes to me with a proposal, and a request I never expected to hear spills from his lips. But even one night with them would be worth risking everything.

Mad Dog - Ophelia Bell - Second Skin
Mad Dog

Ophelia Bell ...

Pairing: M-M-F

April 20, 2021

Word Count: 20095

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Not all cages have bars. The Wyverns Motorcycle Club has a reputation as fierce as its dragon emblem. Its enigmatic leader, Rogue Hellaby, has a police file so thick you could prop up a table with it. The qualifications for membership are a reckless disregard for authority and the attitude of a spitting cobra. But The Wyverns MC is not quite what it seems. All the riders have dubious histories in the military or the police—now they just serve and protect their own interests and those of Horatio Trap, the manipulative bastard who recruited them. When Rogue receives an instruction to kidnap and hold hostage the son of a powerful drug lord, he doesn’t bat an eyelid. But Rogue has never had to deal with a captive like Orlando de la Pena. Orlando is furious—not because he’s being held prisoner, but because he’s prevented from partying at his favorite BDSM club. Rogue discovers that the only way to deal with Orlando is to become the Dom he so obviously needs. But Orlando’s father wants him back, and the Wyverns must face a battle that could cost them their lives. Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of light BDSM. Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Hard Riders anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

Mantrap - L.M. Somerton - The Eyverns
Mantrap

L M Somerton ...

Pairing: M-M

January 9, 2015

Word Count: 20386

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Exposing secrets can be lethal. Crow has had his eye on baby-faced Shelton since the young man became part of the Wyverns, but Crow is a committed Dom and unsure that Shelton is ready, or willing, to become his submissive. Getting trapped together during a dust storm provides an opportunity to find out. When the dust settles, the winds have scoured the desert and uncovered a shallow grave full of bodies. Smuggling people across the border is big business and Crow knows that the traffickers will not want their gruesome secret revealed to the authorities. When Shelton is taken and used as collateral, Crow and the Wyverns have to decide just how far they are prepared to go to serve justice and save Shelton’s life.

Sand Trap - L.M. Somerton
Sand Trap

L M Somerton ...

Pairing: M-M

May 2, 2017

Word Count: 79903

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: When Brayden stumbles into a covert operation, Sam has to keep him alive. Together they navigate their unexpected attraction and the world of the Ukrainian mafia. Brayden Hart needs to find his older brother Mason and time is running out. Mason disappeared after being discharged from the military two years before. While on leave from the army, Bray follows a lead his friend has been able to find. When he knocks on the door of a dingy apartment outside Miami, the last person he expects to meet is the gorgeous but grumpy Sam Wheeler. Sam denies knowing Bray's brother and turns him away. But Sam is Bray's only lead. Luckily, Bray's childhood friend is one of the best hackers in the country and helps Bray follow Sam to Ukraine. In Kiev, Bray falls blindly into the fray of a covert operation and Sam steps in to keep him alive. While navigating the choppy waters of the Ukrainian mafia, Bray and Sam fall into the bedroom. But what happens when the mission ends?

Sweet Hart - Rae Marks
Sweet Hart

Rae Marks ...

Pairing: M-M

May 11, 2021

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: When a body goes missing, a young Yakuza’s life hangs in the balance… Aki Hisona’s latest promotion is a cause for celebration. But because his new job is working as the personal secretary for the Yakuza's Kyoto-based godfather, it’s also a cause for dangerous envy. He takes an invitation from a friend for congratulatory drinks, but Aki never thought the night would end with a deadly knife fight… Aki is tasked with disposing of his friend’s corpse, but there’s one problem: the body is missing. As body parts surface around town, it’s only a matter of time before the police piece together the clues. But keeping one step ahead of the cops may not matter if Aki can’t solve the mystery before his cold, unforgiving godfather boss does… The Yakuza Path: One Thousand Cranes is a pulse-pounding standalone thriller in the ongoing series of Japanese mafia stories. If you like gritty settings, page-turning whodunits, and accurate portrayals of Kyoto traditions, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s gripping tale. Buy The Yakuza Path to pledge your reader loyalty today! 

One Thousand Cranes - Amy Tasukada
The Yakuza Path: One Thousand Cranes

Amy Tasukada ...

Pairing: M-M

December 12, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: An unproven alliance. A broken promise. A mafia boss must shed blood to secure peace… Nao Murata is on the verge of brokering peace between his syndicate and the rival Mafufgumi mob. To seal the deal, he’ll need to pick up Russian prostitutes to appease his newest ally. When the exchange goes sour, both sides draw blades and Nao has no choice but to care for a blood-soaked enemy. If the man doesn’t make it through the night, Nao and his crew will pay with their lives. Outnumbered and stranded in enemy territory, Nao is forced to fight his way out before the Mafufgumi Godfather takes the deal off the table. As his wounded enemy’s heartbeat slows, Nao must act fast or condemn his syndicate to a brutal turf war. The Yakuza Path: The Deafening Silence is the fourth book in a series of Japanese mafia thrillers. If you like twisty action, authentic settings, and a touch of gay romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s pulse-pounding series. Buy The Deafening Silence to immerse yourself in a bloody mafia tale today!

The Deafening Silence - Amy Tasukada - Yakuza Path
The Yakuza Path: The Deafening Silence

Amy Tasukada ...

Pairing: M-M

December 1, 2018

Word Count: 73000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Nikita Ravenov It was supposed to be a simple job—tail the Italian for an evening, see if he was up to anything shady, and report back to the Bratva. But I didn’t expect him to go into gay bars. Is someone trying to out me to the Bratva? Am I being set up? And what the hell do I do now that my mark knows I’m following him? Lorenzo Ferrari It’s insulting, really. My organization wants to do business with the Russians, but they’re putting tails on me? That’s just bad manners. But when that tail get a beating from his own for failing to tell them everything he knows about me, I know something is up. Now we’re both in way over our heads. Our only hope is working together. And even then, I’m not so sure we’re getting out of this. CW: On-page drug use, active addiction, graphic violence, suicidal ideation, domestic abuse.

You Had One Job - Cari Z and L.A. Witt
You Had One Job

Cari Z ...

Pairing: M-M

May 19, 2021