The Professional

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Professional—the first scorching installment in her Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot?


Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.


PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.


Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Aleksandr spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true . . . 

EXCERPT: Check out an exclusive 6 Chapter Excerpt HERE.

Read a press release from The Hollywood Reporter HERE

Series Trivia

  • The idea for Aleksandr Sevastyan, a Russian mafiya enforcer, came to me several years ago (incidentally, right around the same time I was introducing Russian vampires in my Immortals After Dark Series).
  • I outlined and fleshed out numerous scenes with Aleksandr and Natalie (the masquerade, for one). When each of their encounters turned out more provocative than the last, I grew worried about showing them to my editor. I’d been writing about vampires and demons, and all the sudden, I was going to pop up with: “BDSM, baby! Can you dig it?!” So I decided to sit on the pages.
  • I took some of those scenes and refashioned them for my 2009 release, KISS OF A DEMON KING. 
  • The book Natalie thinks about at the beginning of the masquerade scene is IF YOU DECEIVE, the last historical romance I wrote. The author with the weird first name is me. 

NEWS: THE MASTER (Book 2 in the Game Maker Series) is now available.  Click HERE for more info.

The Master


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