Hi, my name is Nikita Slater and I'm the International Bestselling author of The Queens series, Fire & Vice series, The Sanctuary series, Driven Hearts series and several standalone novels. I've loved the written word my entire life and am an avid reader, as well as a writer. I live, eat and breathe books and I'm always working on something new!
I live on the beautiful Canadian prairies with my son and crazy awesome dog. I have an unholy affinity for books (especially dark romance), wine, pets and anything chocolate. Despite some of the darker themes in my books (which are pure fun and fantasy), I am a staunch feminist and advocate of equal rights for all races, genders and non-gender specific persons. When I'm not writing, dreaming about writing or talking about writing, I love to help others discover a love of reading and writing through literacy and social work.
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Because You're Mine, Mine to Keep
Because You’re Mine
Her knight in shining armour or her kidnapper?
Allie has loved Jay forever. But he sent her away when she was eighteen and forced her to live her own life, away from the street and the gangs. Away from him. It had hurt, but she’d done it. For ten years she'd built a career and a life separate from him. Now he's back and he wants what belongs to him.
Furious that Allie was hurt while out of his protection, Jay decides it's time to bring the woman he loves home where she belongs. Whether she wants to come or not. He whisks her off to his mountain fortress where she'll be safe and sets about arranging a new life for her. A life with him. He's done lurking in the shadows, watching but never touching. She was always his. The difference is, now she knows it.
Will Allie quietly accept her new life and let her old one go? Or will she fight the man she's loved her entire life because she can't risk losing herself again...
This book is standalone and guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just a hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Mine to Keep
Veronica has always been a good girl.
She's always listened and done what men wanted. It was easier that way. Less pain, easier to get what she needed to survive. Then a boy rescued her. Now her protector, the boy who saved her, is giving her away. Handing her over to another man. To him. Robert of Senator Security.
She wants to run away from the man who keeps touching her, the man who brings back the pain and the memories. He follows her, protects and hunts her with possession in his eyes. He demands she belong to him and him alone. But Veronica doesn't want to be an obedient girl anymore.
She wants to be the bad girl she was born to be... and set the woman free.
Please note: This novella can be read as standalone or after Because You’re Mine, as this love story takes place about 7 years before Allie and Jay’s romance. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling romance novella!
Born a Queen
A sizzling dark mafia romance novel.
Two years ago, Raina found out that she was the daughter of a very powerful family. She was introduced to a dark new world, a mother she’d never met and an admirer who stalked her every move. She was forced into a life so foreign to her own carefree country childhood that she simply couldn’t comprehend living that way.
From the moment Mateo touched her he knew she was his. He was consumed with the desire to protect her, even from herself. Mateo would do whatever it took to stop her from running again. He would take her captive. Treat her like a queen.
Born a Queen is the third book in The Queens series. Each book features a different couple and can be read as standalone in any order.
Driven Hearts: Capturing Victory
A captive dark romance novel by International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
Trapped, taken and caged by a cruel captor.
Her solitary existence as a world class hacker changes in the blink of an eye when she's kidnapped by an international arms dealer. Everything she knows, everything she understands has shifted. Ivan Vogel insists that she is now his slave. He plays terrible mind games while torturing her senses. He keeps her locked up, away from all her toys.
But once she is free, once she can fly again, she will reign hatred down on her enemy. She will use everything she knows against him, everything she has been taught until she is victorious.
She will rip out the heart he insists beats only for her. His obsession will be his downfall. His caged bird will make sure of it.
This book is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Driven Hearts: Driven by Desire
What the boss wants, the boss gets.
And, from the moment he sets eyes on the little mechanic, he wants her. Despite his dangerous reputation, she denies him at every turn, infuriating and intriguing him until he knows he must own her loyalty, passion and fire. He won't stop until she becomes his.
Riley works hard, plays harder and drives fast cars. Life is good until the scariest man in town walks into her garage and seals her fate. Fiery and independent, she’ll do whatever it takes to drive him right back out of her life, until she finds herself cornered with nowhere to run but straight into his arms.
But will her games turn deadly before the boss can bring her home and lock her down for good?
This books is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Driven Hearts: Thieving Hearts
A dark romance novel by #1 International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
When she runs, he will hunt.
Protector, stalker, lover… she is his obsession. From the moment Roman Valdez set eyes on Katie, he knew she was the one for him. Beautiful, carefree and captivating, but at thirteen she was too young. So, he waited, watched and protected. Followed her through the years until she was ready to be with him.
Only something happened to his beloved along the way. His perfect princess grew dark and distant. Instead of embracing his love, she runs away from it, convinced that she’s not worthy of all he offers – love, protection and happiness.
Now, he will set his demons free. He will rise up from the ashes of his father to inherit the Valdez cartel. He will burn her world and bathe in the blood of her enemies until she is free to belong to him. He will take his woman and his birthright and crush anyone that gets in his way. But will he crush the woman he loves along the way…
Please note: this book touches on the theme of self-harm, which some readers may find disturbing. This book is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Fire & Vice: Bound by Blood
“You have always been worth my life. If you kill me now, I will follow you around in death as I would in life, until you decide to join me.”
Russian mafia enforcer Boris Grekov knew the moment he set eyes on her that she would belong to him. If he had a lifetime he would spend it convincing her that they were inseparable. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the time. Exiled from Russia for more than a decade with a bounty on his head, he must now go back to reclaim his throne. He wants his woman at his side, whether she agrees to go or not.
Born and raised an assassin, she must complete her job or lose the one thing she holds most dear. But every time she turns around he is right there, pursuing her, touching her, making her feel after a lifetime of emptiness. She will fight him with every breath in her body, because she cannot fall in love with the man she must ultimately murder.
Book six of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Fire & Vice: Burning Beauty
Loving the man is easy, loving the mob boss is the most terrifying thing Maria has ever done.
Five years ago, Maria was happy until the unexpected and violent death of her fiancé shattered her world. Now she’s on the run and afraid for her life. Just as she starts to believe she’s safe, she meets Niccolo DeLuca and finds herself caught up in a dangerous game of blackmail.
Through a legacy of brutality and blood, Nic carved a place for himself among the fiercest mobsters in Italy. Now, in America, unhindered by the old Sicilian code, his unique brand of terror makes him the brutal king of his criminal underworld.
His enemies make a very big mistake when they decide to use the beautiful Latina against him. Nic will take the woman and wreak bloody vengeance on everything in his path.
Book eight of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA with NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark romance. Read at your own risk!
Fire & Vice: Fear in Her Eyes
Who can she trust in a world filled with shadows?
Daniel Mercer wants something he shouldn’t have. He wants the woman from his building; the blind musician. The dark, dominant part of his soul calls for him to reach out and take her, to make her beg. He wants to possess her, to see the fear in her eyes as he takes her from her tidy world.
He knows he's not good enough for her. He's a savage through and through. He's seen and done things normal men can't imagine. Unfortunately for her, he can't seem to let her go. Her lush curves, delicate beauty and helpless attempts at independence soothe the predator in him.
Addison’s ordered life has gone from perfectly pleasant to terrifying in two crazy missteps; Daniel Mercer and a terrifying stalker. Could they be one and the same?
Daniel storms into her life in a hail of bullets, first saving her and then bullying her with his overbearing non-musical presence. He touches her at every opportunity, lighting up her dark world with a kaleidoscope of colour, then pushing her away whenever she gets too close.
But will he push her too far, into the arms of the stalker who lurks in the shadows?
Book five of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark romance. Read at your own risk!
Fire & Vice: In His Sights
Mack Hudson works, drinks, breathes and works some more. He prefers life uncomplicated.
He kills complications.
The woman with stars in her eyes and love on her lips who whirled into his life with the speed of a lightning bolt, turning a hardened bounty hunter into the protective lover he never thought he could
With enemies at their backs, a city on fire and a mob war on the horizon, Mack will stop at nothing to protect what belongs to him. Even if it means making an enemy out of her family. Even if it means hurting the woman he loves.
If they thought he was dangerous when he had nothing, there's no stopping him now that he has everything.
Book seven of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark romance. Read at your own risk!
Fire & Vice: Prisoner of Fortune, Fight or Flight, King's Command
Prisoner of Fortune
A dark mafia romance novel by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater.
Sold to pay off a debt to the rich owner of a casino.
He locked her up in his penthouse for his exclusive use. He held her captive, and punished her when she resisted. She knew he was a bad man, who did bad things. She had to get away before he took more than she could give. Khalid was used to taking what he wanted and walking away without regrets. Until he met Shania. Beautiful, sweet and uncorrupted by his world, he would protect her, cherish her, force her to submit. He would keep her locked away from the world and teach her to love him, in spite of her misgivings.
Book one of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. This is a dark romance novella, please read at your own risk.
Fight or Flight
The street thug ex-junkie falls in love with a mob princess. What could possibly go wrong?
Ash's life was simple. He protected the boss and the casino with brutal loyalty. In his spare time he was a champion cage fighter, his only friend an undemanding Rottweiler. The moment Ash set eyes on Anastasia Sitnikov, his dream woman complete with purple lipstick and bad attitude, his life got a whole lot more complicated.
Sassy and street smart, Anya challenges the deadly fighter at every turn and runs before things can get serious. Her bratty mouth and biker boots turn Ash on like nothing else. He has to have her and nothing will get in his way. He's determined to tie her down and show her that he means business. But just as Anya starts to lose her heart to the scarred fighter, an enemy from the past threatens to tear them apart.
Book two of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. This novella is a sizzling dark romance, please read at your own risk!
Tyson King always got what he wanted. This time he wanted a woman. He wanted Claudia.
Claudia Cantore was having a bad year. Her middle name should be ‘into the fire,’ because that’s where she kept ending up. On the run from a sadistic ex-boyfriend and his boss, she changed her name, turned her back on her family and moved constantly until she landed in a place she felt safe enough to settle down. Unfortunately, she chose Tyson King’s city. The ruthless businessman seemed determined to keep her in his possession – without her permission if necessary. She found herself whisked off to a fortress of a penthouse to become the mistress of a terrifying man.
It would take all of her cunning and the few connections she’d made to escape his "protection" and win her freedom. If he found her again, he would never let her go. But why did it feel so wrong to leave Tyson behind? And what if her ex found her first...
Book three of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants!
Fire & Vice: Savage Vendetta
What happens when the baddest mafia boss in town wants the untouchable homicide detective who is determined to take him down? Vladimir Sitnikov will play a dangerous game in order to capture the fiery Jane McKinley and bring her under his roof and his control.
Police detective Jane McKinley wants to rock Russian mobster Vladimir Sitnikov's world – with a gun, a set of handcuffs and a long term jail cell. Jane is determined to do everything she can to protect her city by bringing down the ruthless mafia boss that haunts her nights. Sitnikov is equally determined to bring the spirited cop under his control and into his bed. In his relentless pursuit of the one woman who eludes him, he will destroy the one thing she holds dear. Her career.
But a strong woman with nothing left to lose is a dangerous thing, and she will stop at nothing to gain revenge. But when Jane is threatened, there is nothing cold in Vlad's savage response. He will burn the city to the ground.
Book four of the Fire & Vice series. All books are standalone and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Just hot alpha male who knows what he wants! Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Kiss of the Cartel and Luna & Andres
Kiss of the Cartel
A dark romance novella by International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
For years she has taunted me.
Living in my home, protecting my father. She is a bodyguard, but she’s also my obsession. Sexy, stunning and deadly. If I could get rid of her, I would. Move on with my life, kill the distraction. Erase Lena from my home and my thoughts.
Then the unthinkable happens and the cartel falls to me. The bodyguard becomes mine. I hate her, I want her. And I want her dead. But before I kill my obsession, I will take the years of wanting from her flesh until there’s nothing left.
Kiss of the Cartel is a short, steamy and dark novella. Some readers may find the themes within disturbing, please read at your own discretion.
Luna & Andres
A dark romance by International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
I thought our love would be enough to get us through forever. From the moment we met our passion, our love, it was explosive and consuming. My Andres is my rock, my love, my everything. But sometimes love isn’t enough. Some things are more important. Now I’m doing something I never thought possible. I’m running from the cartel, from my home and from my husband. I’m running for my life.
Luna has been my light in the darkness from the moment I set eyes on her. She is my rock, my comfort, my only love. Her betrayal burns deep. She can’t be allowed to live. The cartel, my family, they won’t sanction it. I will hunt my wife and I will put her down. Though it will kill the last decent thing left in me…
This books is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
Loving the Bad Boy Series
Vince doesn’t deal with women, not unless he needs something. And he needs something from Jenna, something only she can give. One meeting with the sweet little red-headed nurse and he knows he’s in trouble. Between a messy divorce, a custody battle and a serious lack of funds, Jenna’s life has slowly gone downhill. When she finds Vince waiting for her in her dark house, threatening to hurt her if she doesn’t do his bidding, she’s pretty sure she’s hit rock bottom. But when Vince decides to make Jenna and her daughter a permanent part of his life, she discovers a love she never imagined possible. But someone from Jenna’s past is angry with the blossoming romance and will do anything to stop it, even if it means killing the object of his obsession.
He declared war, she accepted the challenge.
Born to the mob, abused by the mob, Vee is queen in a beautiful and brutal city. She has risen up to take over her dead husband's territory. She leads her organization with cool logic, passionate loyalty and an iron will. She's the perfect woman for the job. Until one cartel refuses to bow to a woman, shattering her dreams. Now she is fighting for her right to rule.
The Gentleman Butcher is a legend in the mafia for his efficient, gruesome and relentless takeovers. One woman stands in his way and he will dethrone her. A king in his own country, he will capture and tame the furiously independent beauty. He will seize her loyalty for himself and force her to submit to his rule.
As they come together, this explosive couple will set fire to a city, a country and everything in their path.
This book is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. This book is a dark mafia romance with themes that some people may find disturbing. Read at your own risk!
Sanctuary Series: The Road to Wolfe & Skye's Sanctuary
The Road to Wolfe
Hunted, bitten, turned. The walking dead have inherited our planet, driving survivors into makeshift cities and killing anything left without Sanctuary. Her name is Skye. Survivor, zombie hunter, warrior. She has searched her entire life for a home. Her search will come to an end with me. I will lay Sanctuary at her feet and worship at her throne. I am her devoted soldier; SHE IS THE F@CKING APOCALYPSE!
I am Skye, and this is my Sanctuary now. I will rule this land with Wolfe at my side and build a future for our citizens. Together, we will seek the cure to the dreaded Death Kiss, explore the eastern Sanctuaries and create a lasting peace for those who call Sanctuary home. We will take back this apocalypse and rise once more.
Scarred Queen and Alejandro’s Prey
A dark mafia romance novel by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater. She despised them all, yet she was wife to one.
Drifting in a world of glittering diamonds, mansions, lunches and designer clothes, Casey Hernandez could happily disappear, except the life of the mafia wife demanded she remain and play her part.
One misstep and she would face the monster who marked her as his own.
Reyes wanted the stunning blond with the furious eyes. He was going to ruin her life, take her from everything she knew and own every inch of her. Hard, brutal, mean. Exactly how he was. Exactly how this world had shaped him. Because he could. She was about to become spoils of war.
And when he finally had his woman, they would rise up together; the king and his scarred queen.
This book is standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger. Sizzling dark mafia romance. Read at your own risk!
The rules are simple. Don't talk to the men, don't communicate with the outside, stay loyal to the family. Gina tries to follow the rules, but every time she turns around there's a new rule! It's only a matter of time until she breaks one and becomes… Alejandro's Prey.
He's an enforcer, second-in-command to one of South America's leading crime lord's. Rules are his life. He gave her one year - one year to adjust to him and his rules. But his sweet little mouse broke the rules and now she's his.
Only someone else wants her, too…
Alejandro's Prey is a mafia romance novella. Though this book is part of The Queens series and takes place one year after Scarred Queen, it can be read as standalone. Guaranteed HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhanger.
Sinner's Empire Series: Sin of Silence, A Silent Reckoning, Goodnight Sinners
Loyalty. Pride. Family. These are the only values that matter. Jozef is both nephew and enforcer to the Koba crime family. He is ruthless, brutal and completely loyal to his family. Shaun is a doctor working in the Ukraine with Doctors Without Borders. She’s logical, kind and honest. Shaun has been trained on how to deal with hostage situations, but nothing prepares her for Jozef or the life he’s forcing her into. From the operating room to an opulent glittering ballroom and a forced engagement, Shaun is wildly out of her depth. Every step she takes is monitored and the man who kidnapped her watches her like a feral dog preparing to strike. Caught in a deadly plight, Shaun has no choice but to give her heart to a killer or become another victim of organized crime.
The Assassin’s Wife
A dark captive romance from #1 International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater.
Assassin’s did not keep angels.
Yet, the first time David laid eyes on his dancer he knew he would take her away from the light and keep her. Take her away from the men who touched her as she twirled and smiled, bowed and leapt upon a stage. Remove her from the audience that coveted the angel as much as him. He would chain her to his side and keep her with him in the shadows.
Obsession wasn’t supposed feel this way. It wasn’t supposed to change his plans. Because eventually his wife would have to go. Except the more time he spent with her, the more he clipped his angel’s wings, the more selfish he became, the more time he wanted. Until she saw the assassin in the dark and ran away from him.
Natasha should not have fought back.
He could have spared her the horror of knowing the truth about her husband. She could have gone to sleep and never woken up. His dancing angel, frozen forever, perfect and beautiful. Now she would know the monster.
Guaranteed HEA, no cheating, no cliffhanger. This is a sizzling dark mafia romance with violence and sexual themes that may offend some readers. Read at your own risk!
The Sanctuary Series
Only the strongest can survive in a hostile world ravaged by a disease that turns humans into primitives.
She is the Desert Wren, a rebel bent on providing safe passage to illegal refugees entering into her Sanctuary city. If she’s caught she’ll be executed, but the price is worth the privilege of doing what she knows is right. Except when she’s finally caught, the sentence isn’t death, it’s her freedom.
It’s the Warlord’s job to weed out the weak and sacrifice them for the good of the Sanctuary. Brutal and autocratic, he is the highest authority. The only threat to his dictatorship is a rebel faction rising up from the slums of his city. When he arrests a rebel leader, the Desert Wren, he sees his redemption. She will help him guide Sanctuary into the future. He just needs to convince his little captive that she’s better off with him than flying free.
What is the price of Sanctuary in a dying world and is it worth the sacrifice?
Sanctuary on Fire
A bitten human is a dead human…
We are taught this mantra from birth so that we run faster, hide better, fight harder. When the Death Kiss comes, it’s final. There is no escape from the Turn.
I am Taran, a resident of Sanctuary. I am the Desert Wren, the former leader of a rebel group. I am the wife of a Warlord, a man who has vowed to burn Sanctuary to the ground if anything happens to me. I am a friend, a sister, a lover.
8 minutes will decide my fate.
… and I’ve been bitten.
The Last Sanctuary
Sanctuary is on fire, and we’re on the brink of destruction.
I am a descendant of the Great Fall, the apocalypse. But my survival is by no means certain. I cling to the edge of this nightmare, an inferno surrounding me, and yet, I have no choice but to crawl towards the promise of death. My heart lies behind me, but I must flee to protect my unborn child.
We are surrounded by enemies, both inside and out. Our world has shattered, an explosion of uncertainty hurtles us toward the end. Our future hangs in the balance, any wrong turn will result in death.
As we fight to keep our home, the Last Sanctuary, we face the greatest and worst challenges of our lives.