How do you take your revenge?
by Carol Marinelli, author of Uncovering the Correttis (the digital prequel to Sicily’s Corretti Dynasty series from Harlequin Presents)
“Living well is the best revenge.”– George Herbert
That is one of my favourite quotes. Mainly because in my real life I don’t have the energy to plan, let alone execute revenge. But haven’t we all had a little daydream where we’re thinner, curvier, sexier, richer, tidier than we really are when we face that ex/bully/boss/mother-in-law…?
One of the reasons I love writing is, that, in my writing I do have the energy to plot and execute revenge — and nowhere could the desire for revenge be more rampant than among the Corretti’s! A notorious, Sicilian family they are both bound and divided by their pasts and secrets and naturally they have made a few enemies along the way.
I had a lot of trouble working out how to introduce the readers to the Corretti’s without giving too much away. Also, given that these were Presents heroes I was dealing with, trying to pin them down before the series started proved almost impossible! They were all far too busy, living their jet-set lifestyles and being suitably bad, to commit to anything I had planned.
Thankfully, my heroine, Emily, came to mind. An investigative journalist, Emily is very put out when her boss, who happens to be her ex, sends her to Sicily to cover a wedding for a travel feature her paper is doing. It is there she meets Anton – he is every bit as dark and brooding as a Corretti, so much so that for a little while Emily thinks he might be related to them. But the truth is he loathes them and has only revenge on his mind – I can’t wait until you to find out why!
I loved getting that first glimpse of the Corretti’s through Emily’s eyes. They really are the most fascinating, complex (as well as sizzling hot) family and I just know you are going to enjoy the series!
Oh, and in a lighter moment, near the end of the story, Emily gets her own sweet taste of revenge! I shan’t spoil it but, suffice to say, I did smile as I wrote a certain few lines. What’s that other saying…revenge is best served cold?
I beg to differ — revenge is best served warm, in bed, with a gorgeous lover, seeing first hand how your weekend could have turned out had you not met the Corretti’s!
I can’t wait for you to meet them.
The more powerful the family…the darker the secrets. Meet the family everyone’s talking about in this prequel novella to the Sicily’s Corretti Dynasty series, bought to you by Harlequin Presents.
Investigative journalist Emily Hyslop is furious when her editor—and ex—reassigns her from a career-making exposé to a frivolous wedding in Sicily. But scandalous secrets lie behind the union of the rival Corretti and Battaglia families. Things start looking up when Emily meets the most intimidating, not to mention sexiest, man she’s ever encountered….
Detective Anton Soranno has valuable insight into the Correttis and their scandalous dealings…and plenty of reason to hate them. He’s the perfect source of information—and the more he helps Emily with her story, the more time they have to explore their intense desire. But even as their passionate nights uncover surprising feelings in both of them, Emily and Anton know that she must leave Sicily once the wedding is over.…
Look for more books in the Sicily’s Corretti Dynasty series from Harlequin Presents, beginning with A Legacy of Secrets by Carol Marinelli.
Download Uncovering the Correttis for FREE from the Harlequin Deal Spot!
Do you believe in an eye for an eye, or to turn the other cheek?