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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER, Amy Rachiele, author

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October is my favorite time of year, crunchy leaves and crisp air.  And I am not sure why that is.  It brings on a change.  It isn’t one of growth but it is a “newness and rebirth” words not typically associated with Autumn but of Spring.  We are compelled to make special foods and walk around in decayed corn fields.  When the wind blows the fallen leaves in the road they dance across the path of my car, it stirs a mystifying feeling within me. Even as a child, I felt something unexplainable. What does October stir in you?

313f16c3-032d-4966-9cec-8a13e59bcf18GET going on my Mobster Series before the brother series starts: Chicago Mob Series.
Mobster’s Gamble is book 1 Carlo and Anya’s story. Add to your TBR list.
Carlo Caruso runs the family businesses. A large legitimate casino in the heart of Chicago that is the front for the other business. But a group of cult extremists, headed by a guy who calls himself Priest, decide to target his families’ Casino as a den of sin while attempting to recruit for their cause.
Anya’s beauty has always stirred the wrong kind of attention from the leader and when he was gone his son. Anya has had a complicated relationship with Priest since she was a little girl toddling around in the religious commune.

Can they overcome their upbringings and find love? Find out!

What does the mafia and a religious cult have in common? Find out in Mobster’s Gamble.

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Anya

The hot spray of the shower feels wonderful. It warms up my cold body and washes away the traces of him left behind. I step out onto the plushy rug beside the tub and dry myself slowly, stalling. This rug is one of the few luxuries I have been given by being Priest’s consort. I saw it when we went on a run for supplies at the local department store. It’s truly pretty with long shaggy fibers that tickle your toes. I asked to purchase it but Priest gave me a firm no. I never mentioned it again but a week later I went to the bathroom in Priest’s suite off the main house and there it was lying flush against the white tub with the tag still on it.

It’s Priest’s messed up way of apologizing. The whole previous week before I walked around with two bruised ribs and a gash under my eye from when he hit me. His ring cut my face. That was the most I have ever bled. It just kept coming. Red poured out from the tender layer of skin. That frightened me more than any other injury over the past years. I thought I was going to bleed to death. Priest sort of freaked out too. I’ve never seen him get like that. He actually looked remorseful and worried. In the end, I needed six stitches and have a tiny scar left behind. When you are close to my face, you can definitely see it. I was lucky that an Anointed member knew how to stitch up skin—a plain needle and a fine thread did the trick.

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“The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.”

~Enya, Musician

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NEWSLETTER Amy Rachiele, Author

Hello and Happy September!  september newsletter keep calm

The weather has yet to cool, but I can feel Fall creeping up on us. While I’ve had a rocky last few months, I’m charging full speed ahead with new projects, stories, and more–just for you. Below are some sneak peeks of what I’ve been up to, Chapter 1 of Enforcing Fate, sample audio of Mobster’s Angel, and my blog post on the Willing Suspension of Disbelief.

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief.

“Suspension of disbelief  or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher  Samuel Taylor Coleridge , who suggested that if a writer could infuse a “human interest and a semblance of truth” into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgment concerning the implausibility of the narrative. Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action, comedy, fantasy, and horror genres.” Wikipedia

Why does it exist? Why do we feel compelled to push ourselves into another world? We already have one we are living in now. Books, movies, and even music transform us and transport us to a new world and place. We allow ourselves to be taken.
We don’t have to till the fields or milk the cows anymore, or build our own houses. But yet hundreds of years ago people in poverty, middle-class, and even the elite traveled to coliseums and cheered when thespian troops ventured to their towns. Shakespearean plays performed offered an escape to leave the world for a couple of hours and be transformed into another. Books were a luxury and copies were passed down from generation to generation.

The willing suspension of disbelief is an amazing ideology and sometimes we definitely need it to get away from our own lives to settle back and relax and let someone else do the work. Human nature wants to be entertained.
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Mobster’s Angel is working its way towards a downloadable audio book!Stay tuned, even more audio books to come!
Teaser for Enforcing Fate, Alex and Meryl’s Story Chapter 1 (Unedited).
Short Story for Men of Mayhem: A Mafia Anthology

Release Date December 1st.
Chapter 1
Meryl
 He’s dead. The words roll about in my head as I swirl the amber whiskey in my glass around and around staring at it slosh. The casino I’m at is busy tonight. The lights are low but the sounds of the slots are loud.

I tip my drink to my lips, gulp the rest of it down and slide the glass across the bar for a refill without leaving my stool. The guy tending is someone I haven’t seen before. I have been spending my nights here since I moved to Chicago right after it happened. I couldn’t face our home, our stuff, or even our car when it was finally over. I sold or gave it all away and left as fast as a seven-forty-seven could take me. His death didn’t leave me destitute but it left me alone.

My phone dings with a text from a friend I hardly ever saw when he was alive.

“How are you?” she asks.

I click the delete button. I’m not ready to talk. I can’t hear it again, “You’re so young. You’ll meet someone else. It’s too bad you never had kids.”

The calls from aunts I haven’t spoken to in ten years really piss me off. I wasn’t worth a call when I was married, why am I worth a call now that I am a thirty-four-year-old widow?

I look up at a different bartender. He’s scrounging under the bar not really seeming to know what he’s doing. His dark brown hair is on the long side and hangs in his eyes. I watch him shove it out of the way miffed.

“Excuse me.” I tap my finger on the shiny granite. “I’ll have another when you get a chance.” He is busy, engrossed in pouring and figuring out how to use the tap and agitated. I watch him. It makes me stifle a giggle. Clearly, this is not what he is cut out for.

He doesn’t look at me when he says, “It’s coming. Give me a minute.”

Oh, he’s ruffled. I cover my mouth with the back of my hand attempting not to laugh at him instead of being bothered by his attitude.

“Are you new?” I can’t stop myself from asking.

“No, I’m not new.” He barks low aggravated. “I’ve worked here practically my whole life.” He snaps up to full height with a whiskey bottle in one hand and a clean glass in the other.

I giggle because his mannerisms are so cute.

“Okay.” I keep my laugh as contained as I can.

He’s staring. So I turn to see what is behind me. People are going back and forth to slot machines and roulette tables that are near the bar. I twist back around and my drink is directly in front of me.

“Thank you,” I toss out scooping it up. Instead of going back to his prep area or helping others around me, he is standing before me.

“I have a running tab,” I tell him assuming he is waiting for me to pay him. Awkwardly, he grabs a rag from below and wipes down my area. He is concentrating on his own movements intensely like he wants to stay right here but is embarrassed to look at me.

“So,” I start. “You have worked here practically your whole life, huh? I guess not as a bartender though?

“Security,” he states firmly.

“I would say that is definitely the opposite of tending bar.” I lift my glass again.

“Alex!” A dark haired guy calls to him. His head shoots towards the voice. “Bobby is here.”

“I’m good!” he calls back.

The guy who called over has a face twisted in confusion.

“I think he is letting you know that you are all set,” I offer taking a swig of my drink before turning my attention back to the two men. “Bobby is a regular bartender here.” The one who should be serving drinks instead. I down the last drops of my whiskey and reach into my purse for my credit card.

“It’s on the house,” he says quietly still intent on wiping the counter. My brows furrow in confusion. I don’t know what to do. This has never happened to me before. I dip my fingers into my wallet and put a twenty on the bar. Alex, I assume that is his name, pushes it back towards me. “I said it is on the house.” His voice is commanding with a touch of darkness. It is the kind of voice that exudes danger. He is the total opposite of the fumbling cute guy from a few minutes ago. His demeanor has transformed.

He has flustered me so I squeak out a very low thank you shoving the twenty back in my bag and zip for the casino exit.
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Mobster’s Bones by Amy Rachiele

(Book 5 in Mobster Series or a stand alone)

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“Then let me explain something to you.” He puts his arm around my shoulder like a very bad scene from the Godfather. “You are friends with them. In turn that makes you friends with me… and Antonio is marrying Megan, your friend. Antonio is going to be the Boss. We treat friends like family. That means you are friends with, and practically family with, all of us.”
~ Vito, Mobster’s Bones

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WARRIOR MINE: Military Romance Anthology

Meet six HOT alpha warriors and the women who tame them! Box set includes six novels by six amazing authors. Get ready to swoon over sexy SEALs, Soldiers and Marines!

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Lizzy Ford

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Amanda Hough

Elizabeth Loraine

Janie Storer

Proceeds are donated to charity!Soldiers walking the walk

“Accidental SEAL” by Sharon Hamilton

Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house. Entering the wrong house, by accident, she finds the nude sleeping body of a young man. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his AWOL Team buddy, is staying at his buddy’s home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn’t expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate’s abduction.

“Semper Mine” by Lizzy Ford

A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

“Shrapnel’s Kiss” by Amy Rachiele

It’s love and war! Captain Tyler Alexander, U.S. Army, Infantry: Mission first and mission ready is his motto, but he realizes it all has a deeper meaning when he meets Junie–a Flower-power Peace Corps volunteer. Can they have a relationship in the midst of terrorists and firefights?“

“Fight to Win” by Amanda Hough

Navy SEAL, Jaxson Avery followed the example of his father, Mike—he became an elite fighter for the United States military. And he let no one get in the way. Jaxson became the youngest SEAL to complete BUD/S SEAL training at age seventeen. By twenty, he was leading a team. By the time, he was thirty his squad had hunted, captured or killed some of the deadliest murderers in the world. Can Jaxson convince Talley that she is the one regret he refuses to carry anymore? And will he ever see that look in her eyes? Can he be her hero again?

“Battle Within” by Elizabeth Loraine

In high school Christine and Zachary were madly in love. Even though Christine’s parents adamantly disapproved of the young man from the wrong side of town, their love for one another transcended all that, at least for a while. It wasn’t long before Zack started to believe he was only holding her back and soon he started to pull away. Will he let Christine help him and reignite the passion they once had? Or is the love they felt in youth gone forever?

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FREE EBOOK! Silencing Joy by Amy Rachiele

I scream. I couldn’t help it. I jump up and whack my head on the bottom of a bleacher. My hand flies immediately to the lump forming. I start running while bent in half. I try to get out.
I don’t.

Suddenly, my hair is yanked back. I shriek as my hands automatically go to the back of my head. My heart races in terror. I bend backwards from the yank and then fall to my knees.
~Joy, Silencing Joy

Joy is the type of person that goes about her business, stays out of people’s way, and keeps to herself. Everything changes one night at a football game.
Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Follow Joy as she discovers what wrong place and wrong time actually mean.

Kara shifted in her seat and her foot slipped. Something pulled on it.
A hand came around her mouth and she was falling. Kara found herself flat on the ground in the dirt and trash under the bleachers.
A cloth was slipped over her mouth and tied behind her head. Someone flipped her over like a hog, tying and dressing it for a roast over a spit. Kara’s hands were yanked and bound behind her back with thick rope.
~Kara, Silencing Joy

Romance, action-adventure, mature YA
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Rachiele has a very personal and personable writing style. She tells a vividly raw and shockingly real story that you can’t help but get caught up in. This story is very emotionally charged. It’s cool & disturbing all at the same time. Her descriptions, as well as her storytelling, are understated yet won’t let you go. The story itself had me captivated. It’s vivid without being over the top.

Rachiele flips perspective between a variety of characters. With some you’re vey engaged and caught up in the tale. With others, it’s like you’re standing on the sidelines. This adds an extra layer of complexity to the tale. You get to know all of the characters in the story without leaving anyone in the dust. ~Jonel, Canada

Overall, this story was exhilarating, thought provoking, & thoroughly enjoyable. I didn’t ever want it to end.Silencing Joy ebook cover

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Mobster’s Bones is Coming! Book 5 in the Mobster Series by Amy Rachiele

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Book 1 in Series is Mobster’s Girl  Download a sample

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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.

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Sybrina **New Release**

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“May I kiss you, Miss Sybrina?”

Darkening irises show me the fire that burns under her skin.  She wants me, just as much as I want her.  Her entire body stiffens except her head, which nods very subtly yes.  I reach out my arm to caress her around the waist, hauling her close to me.  I stare into her eyes that are distinctly thirsty with need, using my hand to tip her head up and lean down, pressing my lips to hers.  My need is triumphant, reveling in the sensation, kicking away the blandness that tortures my spirit and replaced by sweet berries in springtime.   A flood of core memories stabs at the vibrancy awakened in me.  The touching and kissing become ravenous, stronger than bloodlust. Sybrina is wild with passion… for me.  My hold tightens and my hands roam, wanting more.  It is a feverish awareness that in all my long years I have never experienced.

An alarm whirrs in the deep recess of my mind.  Sybrina is fighting against me.  The cloud of passion pops like a boil.  Audible now is her struggle to be free of me.

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