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ABOUT THE BOOK
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle: Releases February 24, 2015
Think Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather. Oh yeah. #bloodforblood #Vendetta
Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
For Sophie, it starts as just another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill. Then a new family moves into the long-abandoned mansion across the street: the Falcone family, with its five mysterious brothers. Unable to resist bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him–and into his world. But just as the dark secrets of the Falcones begin to come to light, the skeletons of her own family, the Gracewells, rise to the surface, too. And soon Sophie is torn between the desires of two warring dynasties: the one she was born into and the one she’s now in love with. But she’ll have to choose between passion and honor. And when she does, blood will spill and hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, loyalty can mean the difference between life and death.
About the Author
Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and a master’s degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Vendetta is her first novel. Catherine lives in Galway, Ireland. Follower Catherine on Twitter @Doyle_cat and on Tumblr at www.Catherine-Doyle.tumblr.com.
Even Victoria Scott said this about it: “Fan-freaking-tastic…I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! I would read anything Cat Doyle writes after flying through Vendetta!!”
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HERE’S OUR EXCERPT:
From Chapter Eleven, The Name
Nic shook his head. “It’s only one semester. And I like to be active; I want to feel useful, like what I’m doing is making some small difference in the world. I don’t think I’ll ever need to use trigonometry in real life.”
“I know,” I concurred enthusiastically. “Or Shakespeare. Bleugh.”
Nic reacted like I had slapped him on the side of the head. He stopped and placed his hands on my arms, pulling me toward him until I was right under his gaze. I thought he was going to start shaking me. “Did you really just knock the man who gave us Romeo and Juliet?”
I frowned. I had never really considered it at length before; I just knew I didn’t like school, and for me, Shakespeare was synonymous with school, a place where I didn’t feel welcome. “I guess I’m not a big fan of tragedy.”
“What about love?” he said with such intensity I almost forgot to breathe.
Slowly, he moved his hands up my arms, trailing his fingers across my shoulders until his thumbs were brushing the base of my neck. I felt my skin prickle with anticipation.
“Love is different,” I said.
“Love is weakness.” He studied his fingers as he moved them up my neck in gentle, butterfly touches.
“Weaknesses make us human,” I said, hearing the dryness in my throat.
“And being human makes us fallible.” He was so close.
“Are you fallible, Nic?”
His gaze was on my lips now. “Of course I am.”
“I find that hard to believe.”
“You shouldn’t,” he whispered. He tucked a stray strand of hair behind my ear, leaving his thumb under my chin.
I rose onto my tiptoes and he pulled me into his body, until my nose was almost touching his. His breathing faltered. Then his hands were around my waist, pressing against my lower back, and his lips were on mine.
I couldn’t think anymore. I was undone, and suddenly nothing else mattered but Nic and the way he was pressing his mouth against mine and holding me like he never wanted to let me go. Everything around us dulled and, for a heartbeat, it was as if the entire world were holding its breath.
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