Title: Empires and Kings
Author: A.C. Bextor
Genre: Dark Romance/Mafia
I was known only as the traitor’s daughter.
When I was five years old, my father was tortured, branded with the letter “Z,” then left for dead. The grueling punishment for his crime was a reminder to all others who dared threaten the Russian’s reign.
I was the young girl left behind. A living piece of the traitorous puzzle the Russian leader tried so diligently to ignore.
Until I grew up. No longer could he deny how much my existence had always been intertwined with his. And in order to survive the life I was thrown into, I was forced to learn my place inside of it.
Vlad Zalesky was a tyrant to the lost.
I hated him.
He was a terror of mass destruction.
I was afraid of him.
He was a tormentor of the weak.
But not far beneath the venomous man’s outward indifference was something else.
Vlad Zalesky carried secrets of unrestrained burden. He carried them like cruel blades. I wanted to know those secrets.
And because of my decisions, someone in our family had to pay.
“5 Jaw Dropping Stars! Wow!!!! AC Bextor just punched me in the heart with so many different emotions; Sadness, anger, hurt, laughter, kindness, love, meaning of family, and REVENGE!!!!” ~5 Star Goodreads Review by Tammy
“HOLY CHRIST ON A CRACKER was this book GOOD…” ~Between the Bookends
“A.C. Bextor has took this story to the darkest places imaginable and left me wanting more. Every single tear, every drop of blood shed, every embrace, every moment, I loved it.” ~5 Star Goodreads Review by Julie
Rating; 4 stars!
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Klara is just an unfortunate casualty of her father’s betrayal to the Russian mafia. With her father dead, she grew up in the home of the Russians but the fact is she was never really one of them. Vlad is the head of the Russian mafia- he is the monster of our darkest nightmares. Klara is a little girl no more- she’s become a beautiful woman. She's been through too much but these hardships only made her stronger. She might not be related by blood to this russian family but they're all she has left and she loves them dearly..
AC Bextor is a new author to me. I am so glad that I signed up for this book- I was not disappointed! The story flowed at a good pace and the characters will be remembered. Empires and Kings is not a story for the faint of the heart. It will suck you right in and weave havoc on your emotions for sure. Be prepared for a hell of a ride! I absolutely cannot wait for another book from this author!