© 2015 Kirsty-Anne Still

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KIRSTY-ANNE STILL IS THE AUTHOR OF BOTH ROMANTIC SUSPENSE THRILLERS AND DARK ROMANCE NOVELS. 

BE CAREFUL WHEN PICKING YOUR POISON - THERE IS NEVER AN EASY LOVE STORY.

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There are two sides to every story. 

Until there are three. 

And ours isn't for the faint of hearts. 

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SWEET VENOM is a crazy in love novel set in three point of views - crazy, crazier and craziest. This is a love triangle that is not made for those looking for an easy love story or an obvious end. 
If I were you, I'd be careful who you fall for.

This is STANDALONE.
Rated 18+ for mature contents including murder, violence and sex.

HEROIN
hɛrəʊɪn
noun
-a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.

HEROINE
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noun
-a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.


He saw me as one.
I became addicted to the other.

He saw us as forever. 
I saw our love story as bittersweet.

Why?

Simple.

It was all caused by one thing - total, abominable darkness.

But that was what we loved the most. 

After all, darkness made these heroine hearts.

**This is a dark romance, due to the subject material within the book. Heroine Heart is advised for readers of a mature nature and not suitable for any readers under 18. Read at your own discretion. 
Use of tough subject matter includes rape, substance abuse, and violence.**

I used to watch her through the lights. I watched as her body turned and twisted as she morphed into my siren. 

I wanted her—I craved every ounce of Ryleigh Turner. But I knew once I had her, all I would do was corrupt every inch of her pretty little soul. 

Valentinos aren't made for tales of love. We star in the horror stories you fear.

We're the monsters that make you scared to ever hope again.

It's time that she realises that.

****

He's watched me for months, given me every reason to allow my curiosity to start killing me slowly.

He makes the world melt away; he makes me want to throw all my inhibitions away and greet him personally. But every time the music ends and the lights lift, he vanishes, crushing my hopes.

Until one day, a moment of chance happens.

How does a man like Dante Valentino cope with a woman as messed up as me?

Easy.

I let him have every inch of my tainted soul.

***

Not all love stories have a beautiful start. 
Some just need a perfect trigger.

**This is a dark romance with intense scenes of murder and sex. There is coarse language used throughout. Not for the faint hearted.

I used to watch her through the lights. I watched as her body turned and twisted as she morphed into my siren. 

I wanted her—I craved every ounce of Ryleigh Turner. But I knew once I had her, all I would do was corrupt every inch of her pretty little soul. 

Valentinos aren't made for tales of love. We star in the horror stories you fear.

We're the monsters that make you scared to ever hope again.

It's time that she realises that.

****

He's watched me for months, given me every reason to allow my curiosity to start killing me slowly.

He makes the world melt away; he makes me want to throw all my inhibitions away and greet him personally. But every time the music ends and the lights lift, he vanishes, crushing my hopes.

Until one day, a moment of chance happens.

How does a man like Dante Valentino cope with a woman as messed up as me?

Easy.

I let him have every inch of my tainted soul.

***

Not all love stories have a beautiful start. 
Some just need a perfect trigger.

**This is a dark romance with intense scenes of murder and sex. There is coarse language used throughout. Not for the faint hearted.

READING ORDER

Femme Fatale (Pericolo #1)

Maverick (Pericolo #1.5)

Femme Fatale Reloaded (Pericolo #2)

Femme Fatale Loved (Pericolo #3)

Femme Fatale Finale (Pericolo #4)

Pericolo #1

They call me the Femme Fatale.

But only because they don’t know me.

My job - seduce men only to deliver their death sentence.

I work for my father’s business. I’m his secret weapon. I’m the one that gets away with murder.

For years, I’ve given in to my father’s demands, lived the life of a mob princess, fell into this merciless realm where he presents me with a man and one goal – to kill. 

When it’s to keep the Abbiati name from ruins, I’ll run with the wolves and protect it fiercely.

However, when he brings a new name to the table, I know my newest mission could well be the one that breaks me - don’t feel, don’t deviate, kill Zane Maverick. 

It should be simple, but how am I supposed to choose between the man who raised me to be this seemingly heartless and strong female and the man I could only ever love to death?

***Warning: 18+, due to scenes of graphic murder, sex and a high use of swearing***

Pericolo #1.5

I broke the heart of the woman I only ever loved. 

Not once, but twice. 

I took her fragile beating heart in my hands - the place she
trusted most - and I closed my fingers around it, causing her the utmost pain
possible. 

I did that. 

The man who claimed to love her and I do, but her family is
an issue I never expected to contend with. 

Until now. 

Now, I pick myself up, dust myself down, and I fight for
Amelia Abbiati and our final chance at love. 

And I don't plan to lose this time. 

***

Zane Maverick - dream man, love of my life, heart breaker. 

He's the reason my life is upside down. He's why I'm an
outcast. He's the man that drove me to kill to protect. 

Now he'll hate the girl I've become. 

I'm no longer the girl he fell in love with. I've murdered the
girl I used to be. 

I've killed all possibly pieces Zane could ever love. 

Just how my father wanted.

**This is a novella of about 38,000 words with dual POV.
While this can be read as a standalone, it is advised you read Femme Fatale (Pericolo #1) to truly understand the dynamics of Amelia and Zane and the Abbiati family. It will also save you from spoilers from book one and two! Maverick is intended as a gap filler between book one (Femme Fatale) and book two (Femme Fatale Reloaded) in the series.
Contains strong language. There are some themes some may find triggering.

Pericolo #2

I used to be fearful. I used to be admired. I used to be the Femme Fatale.

Until I fell.

I fell from my status, from the pedestal I had been placed, and I fell in love.

And that’s where it all went wrong.

I once thrived on one motto – Don’t feel, don’t deviate, kill.

Now, I thrive on betrayal, a reminder never to trust my heart, and the need to be Femme Fatale Reloaded.

It’s time I got myself back to the place I most belong – a cherished, yearned for secret weapon.

However, when a ghost from my past walks into my life again, pledging to be an Abbiati, my life turns upside down all over again.

My biggest problem was never the kill, but the thrill of the chase. Apparently, love is the 
most dangerous game I can ever play, and my life is about to spiral out of control.

*** You will need to read Femme Fatale (Pericolo #1) to understand this book! 
Warning: 18+, due to scenes of graphic murder, sex and a high use of swearing***

Pericolo #3

Life taught me many things.

I was brought up to befriend grief, heartbreak, loss.

Learning later how to accept things as they were, how to stop denying what I wanted, how to fight for what I dreamt of.

Now, I stand here a free woman and all because I was loved enough to survive.

I have everything I ever wanted because my brothers and the man I love fought for it to happen.

But now it’s my time to give back to those who loved me no matter what blood I spilt.

However, being an Abbiati means nothing runs smooth.

Love never separated us and I’m not about to let it start.

**Moderate use of sex, violence and some strong language.

This is a CONTINUING STORY - must read Femme Fatale AND Femme Fatale Reloaded.

Pericolo #4

Once Amelia Abbiati, always Amelia Abbiati. 

It's what makes this situation ironic. 

They've taken me from my idyllic life, threatened it, and think I'll just roll over and die. 
They don't know me. 

I'll make it hard for them. I won't go down without a fight. I won't lose who I am at their will. 

I'll smile until the end because I'll only die on my say so and not theirs. 

***

They've touched what's mine.

And think they'll get away with it. 

I'm a dangerous man now they've touched the most precious things in my life. 

They think they've dealt with Abbiaiti Anarchy, but they don't know what's coming for them. 

This is war. 

**This is the darkest of the Femme Fatale books. Please note it has themes of torture and violence throughout. Meant for mature readers!

This is the FINAL book in the series - must read Femme Fatale, Femme Fatale Reloaded, and Femme Fatale Loved.