MARITA A. HANSEN
About the Author
NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I’m a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. However, in My Masters’ Nightmare and RICARDO, I have started writing about Italians . My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian.
SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.
CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.
FAVORITE FOODS: I’m vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse, and golden queen peaches.
BAD HABITS: I’m a major procrastinator that can’t seem to earn money to save myself! I’m also obsessed with writing.
STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.
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Bianca had once loved Ricardo, but left him due to his violent nature. After an abusive marriage to another man, she vows off all relationships, just wanting to be left alone. But when she accidentally kills one of the most powerful men on the island, she is forced to stay with the Santini brothers for her own protection. Upon seeing Ricardo again, she attempts to deny her feelings for him, terrified of falling into another violent relationship.
But Ricardo isn’t one to be denied a second time, Bianca not knowing what hit her.
He was six-foot-four inches of violence dressed in Armani.
years ago for his Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), he damaged his nervous
system, losing ninety percent of the feeling in his body. Because of it, he has trouble forming relationships since he can barely feel. However, Bianca changes that, the chemistry between them off the charts.
over and sat down on Salvatore’s lap, pulling his attention away from Ricardo.
A large smile lit up Salvatore’s face, the love in his eyes clear. He worshiped
the ground his wife walked on, the two inseparable. They’d met at the age of
ten, gotten married at twenty, and were now living a happily-ever-after Ricardo
knew he would never have.
to his childhood sweetheart, Rosa.
Brando’s soul an endless pit of hate.
or blue eyes. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the D’Angelo family, in
particular Jagger D’Angelo, a man famous for his beauty. Brando is a hitman and is in constant conflict with Ricardo, due to wanting to be the Don. He also has severe scarring on his back from being brutally whipped.
behind him, wrapping an arm around the man’s neck. Bianca heard the crack, shocked she’d just
witnessed Vinnie kill someone before her eyes.
29. They are singers and guitarists in a hard rock band, which has a cult
following. They are single. Dominic is also a “finder”, someone who locates
people who don’t want to be found. He’s also very good with electronics and is
fond of tattoos and piercings. Vinnie is an explosives expert and only has tattoos,
not sharing his twin’s piercing fetish.
in a dress.
who did porn for kicks.
wasn’t expected to survive, but is now one of the strongest men on his island.
He became famous after working as a porn star, his muscular body and sexual
prowess gaining him a legion of fanatical female fans. He is also famous for
his tattoos, which cover more than half of his body. His back ones were done to
hide bad scars, which were inflicted upon him by kidnappers when he was
fourteen. He also has multiple piercings, his Prince Albert and huge sexual
appetite gaining him notoriety amongst the mafia community. He is currently
working as a sex slave trainer for the D’Angelo family.
next to Ricardo. The window of the middle vehicle wound down. The face of his enemy
appeared: Pedro Landi, the man who had murdered his woman. The fat fuck pointed
two fingers at Ricardo and cocked them, as though he was shooting a gun.
island. He holds a vendetta against the Donatelli and Rosso families for their
part in his youngest daughters’ deaths. He is also raging a war against the
Santini, who are defending the Rossos due to intermarriage.
THE BLACK VIPERS
and spies, mercenaries who hired out their skills for an exorbitant rate. They
were also renowned for their beauty, and the one before him certainly lived up
to expectations. Although she was of average height for a woman, five-seven at
the most, her features and physique were anything but average. The shape of her
face was chiseled to perfection, her kohl-rimmed eyes smoldering, and those
lips … they spoke of hot nights and ecstasy under the sheets. His gaze lowered
down her body. She exuded raw power in every line and curve of her toned
physique. Sì, she made his mouth
water, but he also knew a Viper had a nasty sting, and this one looked fatal.
didn’t mean she liked her.
whipped around as motorbikes shot past his car, two leather-clad women
riding each one.
slowed down beside his window. “Hope your Santini women are hot!” the blonde at
the back yelled. The driver laughed, then planted her foot on the accelerator,
sending exhaust smoke billowing in their wake.
gaze landed on D. The woman blew him a kiss, getting a grin in return, but
instead of flirting back, he sniggered at what Dominic was doing. His twin was waggling
his tongue at the Viper. The woman flicked him the finger, not looking impressed.