Title: Praying Mantis
Series: The Mayhem Makers Series -MMM World Collaboration
Release Date: May 1, 2023
Genre: Mafia/Mayhem/Dark Romance
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations
Photographer: Gigi Hoggard
Model: Lizzy Dee
Science taught us that the female praying mantis bites the head off their male mate after having sex. They say it’s for helping with nutrients during mating season for laying eggs. The female praying mantis is one creature you don’t want to mess with, especially during mating season.
Louisa “Lou” Marshall learned at an early age that her body is both a gift and a curse. Having been groomed to exploit the weakness of men and women. She uses her body and a certain skill-set to fix the wrongs of those who think they deserve some justice of their own. Because of this, she has always followed a strict set of rules and nothing or no one can make her falter from it.
Rule 1: Love is for suckers
Rule 2: Use your body to your advantage
Rule 3: Don’t fall for a mark
Sean Fortin lives a life he made for himself by walking away from the family business. Being born in Ireland and moving to America at a young age, he watched his father build the O’Hannon family business. He followed his own path, making him estranged from his father, but when an accident brings him to a crossroads in his life, he has a decision to make or someone is going to make it for him.
Louisa has never broken her rules before, but she’s never met a man like Sean.
Sean is an FBI agent hunting a serial killer while his family life is exploding and has no time for love or relationships. He can’t lose his focus, especially when things start to go wrong. Can Louisa be the answer to his questions?
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Melissa Filla is a rom-com author. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband and fur-babies. She is a bonus mom to one amazing son who shares her love of reading. When she’s not writing, Melissa spends her days working, spending time with her mom, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends, reading and reviewing for her blog 2 Chicks And A Book with her cousin Kat Boffa and their friend, also Melissa’s PA, Jaime Deichmann. She has a fantastic support system and cheering squad, as she sometimes puts it.
Melissa has always wanted to write, and when her friend and fellow author, Jaime Russell suggested they co-write together, well the rest is history. Melissa still fan-girls when meeting her favorite authors, and will always believe that authors are her rockstars!
Besides family and books, Melissa loves to laugh. If you follow her on social media, you have seen the dad jokes posted that she’s obsessed with. She knew choosing the genre of rom-coms to write was an easy one. She believes if she can make one person laugh at something she writes, she is winning. Although, she secretly hopes she gives readers the feels and maybe a tear or two, lol.
Movies, gaming, and books. Oh My!
Jaime Russell grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, but she currently lives in a smaller town in Indiana. She lives in the country with her husband, and she is a caregiver to her parents- and mother-in-law. Jaime suffers from some autoimmune diseases, so on her good days, she is active and most likely shopping. But on her bad days, she spends time curled up with her fuzzy blanket, escaping reality with her puppies: Annie, Duke and Duchess.
Jaime is an aunt to two crazy nephews and four nieces, as well as being the oldest child in a family of five, which include their spouses. Life has never been dull for Jaime, and family means everything to her.
She enjoys watching movies, shooting guns, and spending time with family and friends. She is an avid gamer when her internet permits, as she enjoys talking and goofing off with her online family.
Jaime Russell never enjoyed reading growing up. Now she goes nowhere without either a paperback or her Kindle because there is always a new book boyfriend that needs to be found and fought over.