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Title: A Lifetime for Revenge
Series: Book Two in The Valthreans series
Author: Natalie G. Owens
Release date: February 23, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Keeping it simple doesn’t always work out so well…

After exacting his longed-for revenge, Massimiliano “Max” Damiani’s life is about to get more complicated when he is sent by the Valthrean Council to investigate the mysterious death of one of their Councilmen. Duty-bound to protect the victim's daughter and her young brother, the stakes are upped as Max and those around him become targets of a dangerous enemy. The Cult is closing in, threatening the future of their kind.

Fate is a cruel mistress…
Piper Ingram’s existence is thrust into turbulent waters. Her father has been murdered in cold blood and she is now sole guardian to her little brother, Charlie. After years of helping others come to terms with their problems and move on to better lives in a domestic violence shelter, she now needs help protecting herself and her kin.

Salvation comes when we face our deepest fears…

Max values his independence above anything. Meanwhile, this case brings him more trouble than he's bargained for, pushing his limits, and testing his fear of commitment. While striving to keep his personal demons at bay and holding on to his set ways, he fights his attraction to Piper, but he fast learns some things are not within his control. Will he save those entrusted in his care this time? And most importantly, will he finally find redemption ... and love?

Read an Excerpt 
Emotion welled inside her. “Thank you,” she croaked out. “No one’s ever done this for us. There was never any need.”
“Again, it’s my duty to protect you. I didn’t anticipate that threatening note, and I don’t like surprises.”
“Max, you really are a g—”
“Stop!” Seemingly pulling the wrath out of thin air, he turned on her like a beast ready to consume her. An unholy fire spat from his eyes. What she’d said must have triggered flames from Hell itself to pop and explode in his brain.
His face suddenly morphed to stone, giving her pause. For the first time, he scared her. Reaching her in one stride, he caught her again by the shoulders and shook her.
“Stop saying that!” he growled. “I’m not a good man. I’m a man who lives how he wants, takes what he wants. And I want to do this right now.”

Gathering her in a steel hold, he crushed his lips to hers.

Welcome to  MASSIMILIANO ‘MAX’ DAMIANI, hero of ‘A LIFETIME FOR REVENGE’, book 2 of The Valthreans

n  Where were you born?

I was born and raised in France, but I’m half French and half Italian

n  Can you tell us about your background?

I’d rather not talk about that right now…

n  What’s your biggest fear?

Fear? I’m Massimiliano ‘Max’ Damiani, baby. I have killed and maimed. I have no fear.

n  What about Piper Ingram?

What about her? She’s a big pain in my arse, is what she is. She and her brother, Charlie, have invaded my home, and I had to say goodbye to privacy.

n  Isn’t she a client? And wasn’t it your choice to take them to your home?

That’s what Neil says. That’s my boss, another pain in my arse. Where was I supposed to take them at that time of night? Their father was killed, nowhere was safe, I wanted to go home. Easy decision, or so I thought at first. I soon regretted it.

n  What’s the think you’re most proud of?

Killing that bitch, Madeleine de Brandeville. Nothing’s ever felt so good.

n  The thing you’re least proud of?

Letting my cock rule me when I should be thinking with this other head (taps forehead)

n  Rather blunt, aren’t you?

So they say. Sometimes, I’d just rather not talk and be alone, unless a pretty woman is involved.  Since Piper moved in, though, life has changed. I’m losing my edge. Hell, you’re pretty, and I’m not even ‘seeing’ you, know what I mean? No offense meant, but all I see these days are a mass of copper red curls and mesmerizing jade eyes. I’m just not the man I used to be. Pathetic.

n  Why does Piper affect you so much?

Who knows? All I know is, I can’t stop thinking about her. Although I try not to.

n  What are your plans now?

Get this case closed, take a little vacation, play the field a bit – stuff I’m good at, you know?

n  What about Piper and Charlie?

They’ll just move on, I suppose. Perhaps sell their big house and move someplace smaller. Whatever they do, it won’t be any of my business.

n  Just like that?

Yeah, just like that (shifts in his seat)

n  Do you have a girlfriend?

Does it have to be one? (laughs) Well, I don’t do ‘girlfriends’. Right now there’s a woman I like to get together with every now and then. She doesn’t expect much except a good fuck, know what I mean? No strings, no declarations of love, no emotions. She’s like a female version of me, and for the time being, she suits me fine. Although, since those two have invaded my house, I haven’t had time for a proper rendezvous. When they’re gone, life will get back to normal.

n  Sounds like you’re off your game a little.

Max Damiani is never off his game. What is this, the third degree?

n  I just like to get at the truth. So…you like to cook.

More than like. It’s like therapy for me.

n  Have you ever wanted to do it professionally? Cook, I mean.

Yes, many times, but there’s just no time to think about that… I just do my job with the Valthrean Council and in my free time, I want to have fun and forget.

n  Forget about what?


n  Can you elaborate please?


n  Does it have to do with your years in France, or after that?

Okay then. (stands up) I said I didn’t want to talk about it. This interview is over.

Walks out of room.

Oh, Max…you’re incorrigible.

About The Author, Natalie G. Owens:

Pink velvet and black lace. Light and darkness. A world of contrasts exists in Natalie’s stories because every rose has its thorn. Her favourite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, an intriguing mystery, and a good dash of fantasy.

Married, with one son, she now calls the beautiful island of Malta home after eleven good years in AtlantaGA. As a professional editor and author, her days are always busy, but when she’s not working—or muttering to herself about her book plots like a batty old maid—she enjoys spending time with family and friends (both online and offline), sipping on a good shiraz, reading, cooking and entertaining, watching a good movie, travelling, and ogling shoe store displays. Most of all, she loves to meet and communicate with other authors and readers.

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