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2022 was a challenging year for me, which messed up my writing plans. But good news! I’m finally writing again. Woohoo!
After so many months of silence, It feels incredible to have characters whispering in my ear while I type their stories. The characters whispering loudly right now are from the Enders series.
Yay. I’m so excited to be back in the Enders universe because the alternate reality/fantasy setting allows me to be creatively fearless. And if you’ve read the first three books in the series, you know that these characters push the boundaries. I mean, these are anti-heroes. Make no mistake about it. In some other stories, they might be the villains.
But they are here. In my head. And I’m having so much fun telling their stories, and I hope you will join me for the next roller-coaster ride. Disclaimer: These stories are not for the squeamish. You’ve been warned.
So, remember Mason? He was Duke’s right-hand man in Prince of Hearts. He also showed up in Xandra: Killer of Kings. He’s matched with Sophie, who also features in Duke’s story and Osagie: Bad Santa. If you read the excerpt at the end of Osagie’s story, you’ll know this already. 😊
Well, Rough Diamond is their story. It’s book 4 in the romantic suspense Enders series and releases in March 2023. Check out the book covers (ebook and paperback alternative).
Frenemies and desire, a lethal cocktail.
Mason is a Yadili fixer. Like his name implies, there’s never been a challenge he couldn’t cut, dress, and lay to rest. Those close to him fondly call him Mace—a heavy club with a spiked metal head—for a reason. He will rip the heart out of anyone who crosses him. However, when the treacherously seductive Sophie comes to him for a favour, the grudge he’s suppressed for a decade threatens to spiral out of control.
Sophie holds her own in the ruthless Yadili world. She set up the Haven Project to provide safety for her workers. Still, someone is intent on destroying her. So she has little option but to ask the dangerously desirable Mason for help. He offers her a deal she can’t refuse. But making a bargain with Mason is akin to dealing with the devil. Still, better the devil she knows, especially one she’s resented for ten years.
Together, Mason and Sophie must battle to survive all manner of betrayals. That’s if their thinly veiled animosity for each other doesn’t consume them first.
Title: Rough Diamond
Author: Kiru Taye
Series: Enders #4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tags: Frenemies to lovers, Colleagues to lovers, Anti-heroes, Mafia
Publication date: March 1, 2023
Add to Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75448074-rough-diamond
All buy links: https://www.kirutaye.com/rough-diamond
So what do you think? Do you like the covers? Which one do you prefer? Are you looking forward to the story?