celebrate the arrival of book two of the White Oaks – Mafia series


99 cents from June 1-7.


Does Iowa still have Mafia?

No, their Mafioso appears to all have gone legit. In
this story, Tess father claims to be an honest business man, but he’s only more
careful when killing and muscling people. Truth is that Beneto longs for the
old days in Chicago where the mafia is still going strong. (The Chicago Mafia
remains alive and dangerous in real life. In fact, the Feds aren’t sure they’ll
ever curtail them.)

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Megan Clarke had a good life until
she wins the Mega Times Lottery and discovers the prize comes with a curse.
Worse than the many money-hungry suitors, a serial killer has her in his sight.
She changes her name and moves to Iowa with plans to buy their last major
forest of white oaks and turn it into a State Park.

Unfortunately, the Lottery Curse
doesn’t stop at state lines and someone there wants her dead, as well. Good
thing a disturbingly handsome law officer is just as determined to keep her

from A Fortune to Die For

“Iowa used to have an active mafia. And while
it has been quiet for a time, the speed in which this guy showed up indicates
there’s still someone calling shots from here. And we don’t think Drecker did this. We think it was Helen’s son.”

“Jeffrey is a mafia

Steve shook his head.
“No, her eldest son, Benito. Jeffrey is her second son. What do you know about

“Nothing. I just heard
him yelling at Helen.”

“Did he see you?”

“I’m not sure. The
family was in the main cabin when I carried a box of groceries into the
kitchen, but Tess led them to believe I was there delivering the groceries.”

“So how did you come
to know his name?”

She grimaced. “I’m
ashamed to say I was eavesdropping behind the kitchen door. He didn’t sound
like a very nice man, which must be why Helen has gone out of her way not to make Tess a target of their

Suspense/Sweet Romance

1 Release


Campbell is a mafia princess who wants nothing to do with her dangerous family.
She’d rather spend her life making Grams’s
forest the best state park in Iowa. 

Castile, aka Steel, is a British prince, his archeological career in ruins due
to his promiscuous nature. He’s hired on as forest manager of Tess’s woods and
quickly falls in love with the charming young woman, so different from the
socialites of his world.

there are several serious barriers between them: Steel’s career cannot
withstand another scandal and Tess’s father will kill anyone who gets in the
way of his daughter marrying a Chicago mobster.

for Unexpected Love

Sleep came easy,
but Steel’s dreams quickly turned to nightmares featuring Benito Campinelli, the head of a dangerous mafia
family. Father dearest would object to an Englishman eyeing his daughter.

Soon the horrors from the book he had read
came to life, with him as the victim. When Benito’s “doctor” began flaying the
skin off Steel’s genitals in what they called a second circumcision, he woke up

About the Author

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess.
They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an
adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New
Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white
sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and
raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur
photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her
entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.


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