Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Making Angel by Amanda Washington


Welcome to my tour stop for Making Angel by Amanda Washington! This is a new adult mafia fiction. The tour runs November 9-20 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.

Heir to a powerful Las Vegas crime family, D’Angelo Mariani’s survival depends on his ability to prove his value to his father. Forced out of the technology lab and into the underworld, Angel is on the brink of pulling off the impossible when he runs into a captivating humanitarian who changes everything. 
Markie Davis is all about compassion, service, and the ultimate adrenaline rush. After a year-long stint volunteering in an African orphanage, she’s in Vegas to check up on her wayward little sister. Markie never anticipated meeting someone like Angel.
While Angel always believed he’d be the one with explaining to do, as war sparks between the Vegas crime families, it’s Markie’s secrets that might just cost them both their lives…

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Don’t Mess with the Family’s Money - Angel

“Angel, I can explain,” Johnny started.
I just stared at him and shook my head. It was far too late for explanations. 
“I’m working on a plan. I’ll get the money. I promise.” 
“I told you not to screw with the family.” 
Sweat beaded on Johnny’s forehead. “They said it was a sure thing. An opportunity to double the money and prove I can be an earner. It was gonna get my foot in the door.”
“A sure thing, huh?” I asked. 
“Yes. I swear to you. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise.”
“You shouldn’t have done it at all. That wasn’t your money.”
Bones stepped closer to the bed. He rolled his shoulders and cracked his neck, loosening up. Johnny looked from me to Bones, and his eyes widened. He tried to scoot up, but his bonds held tight.
“I-I-I’m gonna make this right, Angel. N-n-no need for Bones. You know I’ll get the money. Y-y-you know I’m good for it,” Johnny stammered. 
I shook my head, frowning at the dumb bastard. “If only it were that simple.”
“W-w-we go back a long time, me and you, Angel. I-I-I’ll fix this.”
I chuckled, wondering if he thought I was stupid enough to buy his promises again. Wondering if thought I had that kind of power. There was a freaking camera on us. My father wanted broken bones, and by God, he would get them.
“I hope they let you live long enough to do just that. Really, I do. But in the meanwhile, what about me? I have a boss to answer to. I vouched for you, and you left me hanging. How do you think that makes me look?”
Sweat rolled down the side of his face. “I-I-I—”
“It makes me look like a damn fool!” I spat.
A memory flashed in my mind. Freshman homecoming. I didn’t have a date for the dance, so Johnny had set me up with his sister, Melody. I was shy and quiet, and she was popular, gorgeous, and a senior. He’d done me the most important favor of my freshman year. I stared at his hand, wondering if I could really break his fingers. Knowing I had to.
“But I never—”
My gaze shifted to his face. The fear in Johnny’s eyes made me sick. It made me hate him for being weak, and hate myself for becoming his boogeyman. He needed to know the consequences of his actions though. If Johnny didn’t wise up, he wouldn’t last the week. 
“They’ll kill you. They’ll kill you, and then they’ll come for me. That’s what happens when you gamble with the family’s money.”


About the Author:

Amanda Washington first put her dreams to paper in 1999. MAKING ANGEL is the first book in her new adult mafia fiction series, but she's also written dystopian (RESCUING LIBERTY and LIBERTY'S HOPE) and young adult (FALLEN, CUT, FORSAKEN). When she's not writing, she's busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys.


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