We are so excited to share this with everyone today. J.M Darhower is a favorite author here at subclub and we are trilled to share this with you today. The Sempre Series is one of the best series you will ever read.
A drizzle fell from the overcast sky, the asphalt glistening from the spiteful evening rain. Barricades were set up around the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, leading from the front entrance, down the sidewalk and to the curb, a pseudo-red carpet of drab concrete. Hoards of people pressed against the flimsy metal railings, waiting with bated breath, as more gathered across the street. The overflow surrounded the 53-foot tall sculpture on the plaza, the blood red structure jutting into the gunmetal gray air.
Some of the onlookers carried notebooks, others with their finger on the button of old tape recorders, while black cameras hovered above the crowd. They all watched, and waited, and watched, and waited, for the man of the hour to show his face. Optimism shined from their vigilant eyes, but they’d be disappointed.
He’d give them nothing.
He saw them before they saw him. He’d expected the media to be circling like vultures, ready to pick him apart like dying prey, but the protestors and so-called ‘fans’ puzzled him. It seemed society suffered from a case of amnesia, desensitized to men like him. Even the high brought on from a ‘not guilty’ verdict in such a high-profile RICO case wasn’t enough to ease his tension when he saw how many had gathered for a glimpse of him.
Inhaling deeply to steel himself, Corrado Moretti opened the door and stepped out into the dreary evening to face their judgment.
Flashes of bright light blinded him as cameras went off in rapid succession. Bitter bystanders threw out insults while relentless reporters shouted questions… the same vexing questions asked every other time he found himself here.
“How do you feel?”
“Did you do it?”
“Are you innocent?”
“Can you tell me what really happened?”
Ignoring them as usual, Corrado kept his expression blank and head down. Flanked by armed security, his lawyer by his side, he led his wife, Celia, to a black Chevy Suburban idling along the curb. The trek took only a few seconds time, but an eternity dragged by with him stuck in the spotlight.
Corrado ushered Celia into the back of the awaiting vehicle when a female voice called out from the crowd. It was quiet, not as pushy as the others, but the words she spoke made him pause.
“What made you this way?”
He blinked away the light rain as it hit his long lashes, and after decades of no comment, he finally… finally… broke his silence.
“Sweetheart, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”
MADE ( Can be read as Stand Alone, Part of the Sempre Series)
BOOK 1 SEMPRE
BOOK 2 SEMPRE: Redemption
BOOK 1 Monster in his eyes
PRE ORDER BOOK 2 Torture to Her Soul
BOOK 1 EXTINGUISH
BOOK 2 REIGNITE
About the Author:
J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hitmen and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually find her there.