Edited: This boxed set is no longer available (April 2019)
Tough brothers who find love
Two tough brothers. That is a great description of Senth and Khyff Antonello. At the beginning of their saga, both are slaves, and as they work for their freedom, they find love. Or does love find them?
In At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, professional thief Senth Antonello must retrieve a device stolen by the Imperial Armada, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender it. His new partner, NarrAy Jorlan, is a genetically enhanced woman who could enhance the mission, or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss. He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
In For Women Only, Ambassador Mehfawni Ruh discovers the terrible secret Khyff hides. It could destroy her people and prevent her from leading them. She should shun the human, but how can she leave Khyff to suffer in the darkness that binds his heart? His secret truth is her people’s darkest lie.
Meet Senth and his big brother Khyff in At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, and For Women Only. Round out the fun with secrets of the shadowy Thieves’ Guild (of which Senth is a premier member) in the Thieves’ Guild Handbook. This scifi romance boxed set is sweet romance with a kick.
The Antonello Brothers Boxed Set
Contains the Thieves’ Guild Handbook and full versions of At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, For Women Only.
Join two tough brothers as they work for freedom, and find their true loves.
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At the Mercy (includes excerpt download)
For Women Only (includes excerpt download)
While you’re here, sign up for the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group, and get a copy of the prequel to the Antonello Brothers. Bro is the story behind the story. Senth and Khyff didn’t grow up together. Bro reveals the secret behind how they met. It’s touching, sweet, and funny.
Excerpt At the Mercy of Her Pleasure (Senth’s story)
In this scene, Senth and NarrAy have just met. She’s considering whether to hire him to help her steal back the designs for a prototype her murdered parents designed. Because she’s a Better, an altered human with addictive pheromones, she’s not permitted to touch anyone skin-to-skin.
NarrAy offered her hand. She’d practiced this with her father as a girl. “A gentleman doesn’t try to overpower a lady’s hand, NarrAy. But he isn’t afraid to be firm either.”
She held his gloved hand between both of hers. “I can see you’re a gentleman, Mr. Antonello.”
His cheeks reddened. “Just Senth, ma’am.”
She squeezed Senth’s hand. “And I’m NarrAy. Never Ms. Jorlan, nor ma’am. Not on this job. Understood?”
He met her gaze. “Does that mean you want me?” He blushed again and glanced down at their still-joined hands. “For the job, I mean.”
She bit back a laugh. What an innocent. “So long as we’re clear on who’s in charge.”
“When it comes to theft, I am. For everything else, you are, in every way.”
You have no idea. She grinned at him. He had never once tried to look at her body. Maybe this dress will be okay after all.
“Come sit.” She gestured toward an adjacent room. “Let’s talk business.”
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device. Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
Excerpt For Women Only (Khyff’s story)
In this scene, Khyff has just walked in the door after a month away working. Like many of us, he finds using tech a tough stretch, so when idBot, his electronic security system, greets him, humor ensues.
“Welcome home, Mr. Antonello.”
Khyffen Antonello flinched at the disembodied android voice. He let out a frustrated sigh. “I am never going to get used to that. IdBot?”
The home security system pinged in response.
“Didn’t I ask you to call me Khyff?”
“Yes, Mr. Antonello. Would you like to know the dates of your requests at this time?”
“No, I would not. Just change the greeting. Call me Khyff.”
“Yes, Mr. Antonello. Greetings and welcome protocols are found in the home security system settings in the main system. Would you like to adjust them at this time?”
“No.” His shoulders sagged. “Remind me later. I’ve been away for a month, okay? I’m a little tired.”
“Yes, Mr. Antonello. A reminder has been scheduled.” Locks activated with an audible click, and a slight increase in pressure on his ears told Khyff the flat had been sealed. “Premises secure.”
Khyff dropped his travel bag. The long commute had left him stiff, and he rolled his shoulders. In the living area, he swiped two fingers across a table and frowned at the dust. The cleaning droids had been skimping again. Not every machine was as efficient as idBot.
“Might be a good thing.” Khyff stretched, working out kinks. “IdBot, play music.” The blare of hard rock made Khyff jump. He clamped both hands over his ears. Drums thundered and boomed behind a wailing voice he’d heard on tour every day for the past month as security liaison for Wind and Thunder. “End music.”
The silence made him groan with pleasure. “That’s better.” He lowered his hands. “IdBot, how did that music get on my setup?”
“Music added by roommate Senth Antonello.”
“My brother is back.”
That meant trouble.
‘You could’ve warned me my brother was home when I got in the door.”
“Yes, Mr. Antonello. Greetings and welcome protocols are found in the home security system set–”
“Never mind.” Khyff rubbed his temples.
For Women Only
When Fawni Ruh, a Kin ambassador, visits the capitol planet of the empire, she meets security expert Khyff Antonello, a human. A death in her family forces Fawni to return home, but she can’t bear to part with Khyff, and takes him along. Her family demands she cast out the human, or abdicate her future rule.
Fawni searches for an alternative, and stumbles upon Khyff’s secret. The cover-up, if exposed, will betray her world to its enemies, and bare her family to open shame. Her duty is clear. Yet how can she leave Khyff to suffer in the darkness that binds his heart?
His secret truth is her people’s darkest lie.