Title: The Beautiful Years
Author: Annie Rose Welch
Genre: Mafia Romance/ Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Love never felt dangerous to me. He did. The moment Brando Piero Fausti appeared in the snow-filled night, he made the blood hum in my veins, tethering my life to his with an irrevocable bond.
I became the light to his darkness. Illuminating the face of an avenging angel, intense dark eyes that should’ve warned me away, and a body worthy of a statue in Italy. He was the most beautiful man that I had ever seen and the most dangerous that I had ever felt. I was barely able to touch the surface of his secrets and his mad possessiveness when it came to protecting me.
He claimed me as his, per sempre. But he wanted something from me. For me. He wanted me to dance. To fulfill what the world claimed was my destiny.
Little did I know, he’d lure me into his cage with his beautiful words and branding touch, a twirling figurine in front of the watchful eyes of a protective beast, rose petals strewn at my feet, and then set me free with his name tattooed on my skin.
Little did he know, I’d always fight to follow the true alignment of my stars.
Book I in a seven-part saga.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightning bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm. When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently resides in Texas (where everything really is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their three peculiar dogs, Boudreaux, Tabasco, and Vanna Loo (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent). For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website: www.annierosewelch.com