Blog Tour: Illicit Temptations

Michael Valente...My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family. He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best friend, recruited me to work for him.Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had. Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most illicit.Nikki Pastore....My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s wild.
He’s reckless.
He’s hot as hell.He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love.  She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.  

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So I was fortunate enough to being able to interview Ms. Bosco which I was really happy about!

What inspired you to write Illicit Temptations?

I wanted to write something edgier, polar opposite of my first series but remain truthful. I originally was going to write a baseball themed novel but one day I saw a pick of a man looking distraught as he laid in bed holding a gun and from there Michael Valente was born.

From the numerous Mafia themed romance books out there, what makes your book stand out?

Illicit Temptations is a truthful depiction of the mafia but it doesn’t focus on the violence, my book tells the story of the people who are affected by the choices their family members made as members of the mafia. The hero and heroine are children of the mob who fall in love.
Who is the actor you picture as Michael Valente?

Marco Borriello, Italian Soccer player.
What can we expect from the next installment?

Forbidden Temptations is a much more intense novel. It will be set in both the past and present and tells the story of Anthony Bianci who is a soldier in the Pastore crime family and the mob bosses other daughter Adrianna Pastore. Anthony went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit, leaving Adrianna behind. This story is about sacrifices made, love lost, and new beginnings.

What do you want to say to everyone who is reading this.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my books. It is such a humbling experience to have you read my books, or even just this interview. Really mind-blowing actually.

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