REVIEW - Dark Soul Vol 1 by Aleksandr Voinov

Stefano Marino is a made man, a happily married west coast mafia boss who travels east to await the death of a family patriarch. All the old hands have gathered—of course sharks will circle when there’s blood in the water—but it’s a new hand that draws Stefano’s eye.

Silvio “the Barracuda” Spadaro is protetto and heir to retired consigliereGianbattista Falchi, and a made man in his own right. Among his underworld family, being gay is a capital crime, but the hypersexual—and pansexual—young killer has never much cared for rules. The only orders he follows are Battista’s, whether on the killing field or on his knees, eagerly submissive at Battista’s feet.

But Silvio has needs Battista can’t fill, and he’s cast his black-eyed gaze on Stefano. A fake break-in, an even faker attack, and Silvio is exactly where he wants to be: strung up at Stefano’s mercy, driving the older Mafioso toward urges he’s spent his whole life repressing. Stefano resists, but when the Russian mob invades his territory and forces him to seek aid, Gianbattista’s price brings Stefano face to face once more with Silvio—and his darkest desires.


Dark Soul Vol. 1 by Aleksandr Voinov
My Rating 5 out of 5

Holy Mafioso…….What a Read! 

I was needing a break from all the ARC reading I have been doing lately. I don't read many M/M books and I accidently ran across this one and I am so glad I did. This is my first book from this author and I love the writing style. I was drawn to the book because of subject....mafia and it kept me interested because the story. 

After Stefano met the mysterious killer, Silvio, the sexual tension was thick as pea soup. Silvio attempted a "break-in" and Stefano over compensated when he tried to hide his own curiosity when he "punished' Silvio. Endanger of a takeover by the Russian mob, Stefano seeks helps from Battista, Silvio's powerful retired boss and lover. 

Now that Stefano has awaken and may give in to his supressed desires, I really want to know how he and his new obsession is going to play out. I have so many books on my TBR list, I don't want to wait too long before I come back and finish this 5 Volume series. Short, Dark and Twisted but I LOVED it!!


About the Author

EPIC Award winner and Lambda Award finalist Aleksandr Voinov is an emigrant German author living near London, where he works as a financial editor. His genres range from science fiction and fantasy to thriller, historical, contemporary, thriller, and erotica. His books were/are published by Random House Germany, Samhain Publishing, Riptide Publishing and others.

If he isn't writing, he studies sports massage, explores historical sites, and meets other writers. He single-handedly sustains three London bookstores with his ever-changing research projects. His current interests include special forces operations during World War II, the history of chess, european magical traditions, and how to destroy the world and plunge it into a nuclear winter without having the benefit of nuclear weapons.

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