Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Black Collar Empire by A.N. Latro ~ Excerpt

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 After two years away, Seth Morgan has returned to New York, desperate to honor his father’s dying wish for a unified family. But the heir’s welcome is sadly lacking: his family’s criminal empire is divided, the woman he loves hates him, and his brother Caleb has become a cold stranger.

When a brotherly spat becomes a vicious misunderstanding that ends with Caleb dead, Seth is left reeling, and unsure who to trust.

Emma Morgan grew up while her closest cousin was away. She’s been sheltered her entire life from the realities of their family—something Seth has every intention of changing upon his return.

But not everyone in the syndicate is happy to have Seth home, and there are secrets surrounding Caleb’s murder. The deeper Seth and Emma dig, the clearer it becomes that not everyone shares their dream for the Morgan Syndicate, and not everyone wants the heir to ascend.

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She seems disappointed, as if maybe she had been on the verge of the same emotional conclusion from following the tide of sadness in his eyes, but he buried it too quickly. She places both hands flat on the table. The booze and coke are making her bold, but for once, she decides to use it.
“What was it like?”
He drains his glass and says shortly, “Hot,” through the fire that results in his gut.
She sighs and sits back, pouting, folding her arms so that her breasts peek out above the top of the camisole. He eyes her sidelong then gets up again to get more audacity with which to face her.
“You shouldn't use money for blow, Em, it's dirty,” he says as he pours. “If you're going to rebel, don't act like a fucking rookie.”
Again she gasps, this time quite audibly. His lips hook into a sharp, one-sided smile that lasts until he decides he has enough, somewhere between a double and triple pour. He leaves it uncorked.
He turns and, again, freezes. An opalescent pile glares from the mirror like crystalline harbingers of the fleeting of emotions.
“Then why don't you teach me?” she asks, her voice full of challenge.
His jaw is already clenching. He may sleep a few hours before he has to be up for a board meeting. He can't condone her tampering with this demon, but it is also his demon. It's time for a tactical change of direction, mid-maneuver.
He relaxes himself back against the edge of the bar, one arm crooking up onto it, the other moving fluidly to bring his drink to his lips. He channels the mystique of his father, clouding his expression so that it's impossible for her to know if he is angry or if he feels anything at all. He must let her believe that she has made a grave error. She must understand fear before confidence can be truly achieved.
“So you like to party now?” he asks over his rim, presenting an intentionally incredulous tone.
She turns her nose up defiantly and takes her own drink. He sees the muscles in her arm tensing. Her foot is tapping in time with the high hat in the stylishly punctuated song that drifts to them in the thick connection.
“Maybe a little,” she answers, shrugging a shoulder as if this is a nonchalant topic, as if he won't notice her fingers trembling on the table top. “You were gone for a long time.”

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 Caleb Morgan is the black sheep of the family. Two years of his brother’s absence has left him cold and alone—except for Emma, the youngest Morgan. Because with Seth gone, there is no one else to teach—or protect—their innocent cousin.
But teaching isn’t always pretty—not in family who peddles in crime.

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Alone in Cuba, Seth Morgan isn’t mafia royalty—he’s a thug with a gun, and everything to prove. When the shadowy kingpin behind the Cuban syndicate finally takes notice, nothing in Seth’s world will ever be the same.

Before the Empire, there was exile. A novella, set just before Black Collar Empire.

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Author Bio
AN Latro loves good wine and the ocean, and prefers to write with both. She has a passion for bad boys in books, and stories that make you feel. She can most often be found along the Florida coast.

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