Friday, November 14, 2014

Blog Tour including Review - - The Don: Sebastiano by Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison

BOOK:  The Don: Sebastiano 
SERIES: Book One - Stud Mafia Series
AUTHORS: Elle Raven & Aimie Jennison
Release Date:  November 2nd, 2014



Power. Greed. Revenge. Submission. 

Sierra Winters never planned on falling for the most powerful man in Sydney. 

One minute, she's an everyday twenty-eight year old working class office girl the next, she is being blackmailed by Sebastiano Morassi, Sydney's influential crime family boss, to settle her brother's debts. 

Sierra knows she should never have gone to him to "save" her brother but she is captivated by him. His monstrous size, his malicious evil glare and more frightening is the scar that marks his left cheek. Never has she never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes to want to escape. 

Sebastiano Morassi is pure danger. So why does she crave him? He can make her tremble with fear and make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Sierra soon finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit.


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Walking back into the
church, I found Sebastiano on the steps in front of the altar. He looked
agitated and ruthless as I observed him, toying with his rosary beads. His
shirt looked like it had been haphazardly ripped open. He didn’t resemble the
man I knew; a man who could be harmless, soft and so sweet at times. But deep
down, I know he wasn’t.
His eyes cut into mine as
I approached him. And I could see it: the darkness that lay beneath. It only
took one look from Sebastiano to make me tremble. Still, those looks of warning
didn’t stop the traitorous feelings inside me. Maybe I shouldn’t have gone to
him. I should have stayed away from him, but I didn’t want to. The pull was too
strong, too urgent.

I reminded myself that
inside this man’s body, his head, lurked a monster I had yet to be introduced

***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

4 Stars

The Don: Sebastiano by Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison was seriously twisted and super hott!!  (And I am not sure which part I enjoyed more!!)  I am a sucker for anything mafia related...(Goodfellas is my favorite movie...ever!!)  so I was instantly drawn to this book when I read the synopsis.  Well, these ladies did not disappoint.  

There were a few points in the story that I felt were a bit of a reach-- like Sierra on a whim just decides it's a grand idea to go meet with the most dangerous man in the country..  and the whole I do whatever I want when and where I want thing Sabastiano has going on (but hey, it is a fiction book...and who knows... it's the mob so I guess anything is possible) and two pretty huge plot points that could have used a bit more description (in my opinion only...I mean, they were discussed but they were HUGE so a little more information or more dialogue about the them would have not been over doing it.)  

More importantly thought was what I adored about this book- the transformation of Sabastiano.  I really appreciated how the authors held him true to form until the very last second.  I love the whole "people can change"  and "shed the darkness of your past" thing they did with his character.  It was really kind of sad to see what he thought of himself until Sierra came into his life, hell even when he had her, he still thought he was unworthy of love.  (Man, his daddy issues were really worthy of some couch time with Dr. Phil!!)  

Sierra was another great part of this book.  She is the walking, talking definition of unconditional.  It was heart-warming, actually.  She knew all about the life she was walking into and accepted it because she knew that it was the only way she could have the man that she loved.  And she loved him no matter what the monster inside of him did because she knew he would NEVER do it to her!  

This book definitely had some dark and twisty to it!  I wasn't expecting that at all but it made me so very excited!!! And boy, these ladies can sure write some steamy ass sex scenes!!! After that church scene I felt like I needed confession!! Holy Wax, Batman!! 

All in All. this book was total entertainment!  I really enjoyed it from start to finish!! I can not wait for The Capo's story (and hopefully he can some how convince The Don that he is the perfect man for Lorena!!!)


Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South
Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found
with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing
from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she
was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in
them herself Always an 'actress' and always the star. 

Elle loves reading and writing about an
alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her
she will take it upon herself to write one. 

Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero who
will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the
heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will
never cheat. 

Elle would love to hear from you. Please email
her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting 

with people and having a chat with the readers
about her books or any other books you may have in common. 



is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys
and her husband. Aimie
loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters
and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t
panic, it could be an author basing a character on you. 

has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her
characters is at the beach.

would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on
her Facebook page; she loves chatting with likeminded bookworms. 


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