Monday, March 16, 2015

March Madness: Spotlight On The Battaglia Mafia Series By Sienna Mynx

Sienna Mynx is back with her latest release Amore book 5 in the Battaglia Mafia series. If you haven't read her work I suggest you do. She is the Queen of mob romance and alpha males.

Meet the diva behind the pen.

Do you like strong, sensual, alpha bad boys forced to humble themselves for the women they love? Me too. I am Sienna Mynx, the naughty writer of over thirty contemporary and historical romances. My stories have often been accused of sweeping readers away in heart racing decadence that can provoke laughter, soft sighs and even gratifying tears.

In 2010 Romantic Times nominated me for Erotic Romance E-book Writer of the Year Award, for a fast-paced exciting read about a young black hooch dancer in a travelling carnival during the Great Depression who meets a Sicilian bootlegger and goes on a Bonnie and Clyde ride of passion and freedom in Mexico.

After a two-week tour of Italy in 2012 I released the first three books in an epic series known as The Battaglia Mafia. All three Books (Destino, Ti Amo, La Sposa) have held the Amazon #1 Best Seller spot for Multicultural Romance, and African American romance.

Currently you'll find me in the deep south under the shade of a magnolia tree with a ladies fan, sipping pink lemonade and dreaming up my next sensual romantic fantasy! To learn more about my work be sure to visit the website


In the spring of 1994 the fashion would awaits the return of the reclusive designer Mirabella Battaglia. Many have speculated for years about the torrid love affair between their fallen star and the worlds most notorious crime boss Don Giovanni Battaglia.
Mirabella is overjoyed. She has it all, a husband who loves her, a new sisterhood with her long lost twin, healthy children and a loving family that supports her. Now is the time to reclaim her passion for designing. Giovanni loves his wife, and though her reemergence into the fashion world would expose them to the risks of fame and celebrity he willingly makes the sacrifice. Nothing is more important than his Bella’s dreams.

However, a very dangerous enemy lurks in the shadows. He has watched Mirabella’s life blossom with seething hatred and envy. He wants the woman and life he thinks was stolen from him, and he is prepared to burn the Battaglia dynasty to the ground to have her again. Secrets, plots of revenge, and lies infiltrate the Battaglia family. The destruction and pain left behind is catastrophic and can only be healed by true love. But will Giovanni and Mirabella learn that lesson too late?

Meet The Don & Donna

You know how you read a book so well written that you just have to sit with it for a while? I mean just sit and contemplate all that you have read. That’s the emotion I felt after reading Amore by Sienna Mynx. This is how you write a mob story. This book was so complex and just a rollercoaster of events I couldn’t sum it all up and do it justice.

Its 2 years later and the family is changing. Mira is growing her fashion empire while Gio expands his own. The problem with exposure is that you open yourself up to new enemies….

As a reader I felt like I was living all the drama with the characters. Marietta and Lo have a very complex marriage and learning how to trust doesn’t come easy. All secrets are revealed and Lo doesn’t deal with deception very well. And Carlo, poor Carlo! His character is so multifaceted I can’t even begin to explain him.  Everyone has this “view” or perception of Carlo most is based on rumors or his hard exterior. He is not a man one would have a relationship with until Shae. She is what I like to call an around the way girl. You know the type, street smart and business savvy. Invited by Marietta for her birthday party Shae finds herself in a very odd but interesting relationship with Carlo. The author explains much of Carlos past and how his past has shaped the man today. No one has taken time to teach Carlo better but Shae sees through all of that and teaches him how to love and be made love too. One thing that is constant with Sienna Mynx is that she can write a sex scene!

Mira & Marietta find themselves communicating more with their brother Armando who I believe has an agenda for wanting to reunite the family. Gio being the quintessential Alpha male isn’t having it. Armando has his eyes on a much bigger prize our little Catalina. She has only loved one other man but Domi. Now this new man is making her feel a fire that is reserved for her fiancĂ©. Many sleep on Domi but once challenged he always rises to the occasion.

I loved that we got to see the kids and characters from previous books like Renaldo and Nico and their loves. Amore was a proper title because these men although ruthless will do what they must for the women they love even if it means dealing with sworn enemies.

 And then there is the return of Kei. What you think you knew about him throw that out the window. He is crazy and in love with a memory of Mira that never was. Now we all know Gio doesn’t play about his wife and will turn the city upside down if it means protecting the family.

Isabella, and her cohorts are found out and death and destruction follow. This book deals with depression, mental illness, rape, drugs, and guns and above all love. I felt like I was watching a show instead of reading a book. I was annoyed though with the fact that Gio and Lo knew the truth about Carlo but said nothing in his defense. I loved the fact that we got more on Mira’s family history. Although this book had many characters each storyline was fully flushed out and the relationships with each of the characters were vastly different. I did want more from the ending. Not that majority of things weren’t absolved. I just wanted a little more of an “ending.”  There was some very emotional scenes in this book and I just know the follow-up will be just as great. If you are looking for a book that will wreck you and just plain good then this is the book for you. Please judge this book for yourself and not based on this one review.

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