A Killer Paradise Vacation


By Joely Sue Burkhart, author of TWO CUTS DARKER

Although we haven’t been bombed with 20-30 inches of snow like the East Coast, here in Missouri my three monsters were home from school twice that week for snow days. Add in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, and my pantries were looking like this.


To cheer myself up, I took a lovely walk with the characters from A Killer Need series, because WOW do these deadly heroes know how to pick scenic locations while they’re playing cat and mouse with the FBI, the CIA, and this time, the Russian mafia!

Ranay showed me the gorgeous beach in Belize where she walks daily with Charlie and Sheba.


I couldn’t get a picture with Sheba on the beach, because Ranay likes to suntan in the nude.  But Sheba demanded a picture, so here she is.


Imagine a fantastic five-course meal served at sunset on Petit St. Vincent. Even with a joint task force closing in, the view is fantastic!


Charlie’s brother, Vincent has been working at a luxury hotel on Cable Beach, Nassau. (Though he neglected to mention that he works for Vlasenko, a brutal boss in the Russian mafia.)


I mean, look at those sunsets!


Hopefully visions of sun and sand are filling your head now, rather than mounds of snow and miserable cold.

If you could hop on a plane for an all-expense-paid trip, where would you go? 


Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether a cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, www.joelysueburkhart.com. If you’d like to know when her next book is available, you can sign up for her newsletter. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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A Killer Need, book two

The explosive follow-up to Joely Sue Burkhart’s darkly erotic thriller One Cut Deeper

Life on the run with an assassin hasn’t been what Ranay thought it would be. In fact, parts of it more closely resemble a sex-fueled vacation—until duty calls. The FBI believe Charlie’s brother is working for a human trafficking ring, and Charlie is the only one who can bring him down.

Charlie fears Vincent has become a murderous monster like their father. He owes a mercy to the brother he remembers, the one who’d never want to be an uncontrollable killer. But Charlie has never had to kill someone he loves. Not even to save them from a dark, inherited curse.

Killing his brother might be enough to push him over the edge.

Enough to ruin everything he’s built with Ranay.


As a bodyguard for the Vlasenko bratva, the very cruelest arm of the Russian mob, Vincent Gyres has seen and survived the worst the world has to offer. Former Special Forces, ex-CIA and a past inmate at Russia’s most brutal prison, he’s earned his reputation. They call him Ghost because he’s already dead inside.

Madison “Mads” Archer’s hatred for scumbags who traffic in human lives is personal—her sister was taken when the girls were just children. Now Madison’s on a joint FBI task force, deep undercover as a sex slave. It’s a small price to pay to see the Vlasenko bratva taken down.

A violent criminal like Vincent Gyres doesn’t make a trustworthy ally, regardless of his CIA background. But Mads will use anyone and anything to stop the taking of another innocent young girl’s life. Vincent’s invitation to her to play his submissive in order to get closer to the leader isn’t the problem. Trusting him, wanting him…loving him is.

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