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About J. L. Drake
J.L. Drake is a bestselling author with multiple series published in several different countries. The Broken Trilogy is her bestseller, and her next series, Quiet Mafia, has the same kind of homey feel sprinkled with some yummy darkness.
She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to southern California. Though she loves the weather in Cali, she would sell her left kidney for a good rainstorm. Jodi’s love of the seasons back home in Canada definitely put in an appearance in her books.
When she’s not writing, you can often find her sitting somewhere along the coast of Huntington Beach, reading, or at home curled up on a couch with her two children and husband, binge-watching Marvel movies.
“My name is J.L. Drake, and this is my story…” (Like how I did that there? You’re welcome, Broken fans).
I never set out to be an author. I hated English class and couldn’t write a paper to save my life. Being dyslexic was a hurdle, but I was always interested in storytelling. When I was younger, I did a lot of acting in theater, TV, and movies. Nothing major, but Nova Scotia was just starting to get into the movie business at that point. It brought me out of my shell and taught me to look at scenes from many different angles, which has proven to be a major asset to my writing."
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J.L. Drake keeps her website up to date find her next book and what city she'll be in next for a signing! www.authorjldrake.com
Her books can be found in different languages around the world.
All her books link in some way, here is her "Suggested Reading Order"
-Blackstone Series (Spin-off of the Broken Trilogy)
-Devil's Reach Trilogy-
-Blackstone Series (Yes, these two are down here)
OMERTA - Short Story
BEHIND MY WORDS (Standalone)
CHRISTMAS AT THE CABIN (Short story Spin-off to Behind My Words)
ALL IN - (Standalone)
-Quiet Mafia Series-
QUIET SECRETS - Oct 21, 2021
QUIET POWER - 2022
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**This is a dark, violent, gritty book and may contain triggers for some. Intended for 18 + **
I was raised by the Devil himself.
Formed into a man that was unreachable.
I went from the boy with bruises
to the man with a trigger.
Killing is the only thing the calms the itch.
The demons inside were a constant battle.
…until she changed everything.
When you spend most of your time
in the dark, is it smart to step into the light?
Then one night, an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options: stay under their protection and follow their rules or leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week.
I chose option one.
With the help of new friends and a potential new love, I fight to get my life back. This is my story…
A twisted mafia romance about quiet wealth and refined darkness
It’s been ten years since he left me with nothing but a pendant, a photo, and a broken heart. He was but a ghost, there one minute and gone the next. I picked myself up, dried my eyes, and built my life without him. Now he has come back into my life like a raging storm surrounded by crime and bloodshed. I no longer need him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want him—or just a little taste…
Ten years ago, I had to leave behind the only light I had in my life. Without her, I live in darkness. I am not proud of the things I’ve done, nor the blood that’s been shed. Everything I did had been to protect her. We live by our code—family, power, loyalty, and protection. Our empire is built on the bones of our enemies. Now that she is back and we have a second chance, they will learn one way or another you do not touch my queen.
Capri Famiglia will rise to the top no matter the cost, bloodshed, or the lines that will have to be blurred.
**This is a dark, violent, gritty book and may contain triggers for some. Intended for 18+**
Tess was under the Devil’s watch
while I suffered behind bars with my demons…
The ace in my pocket brings power,
and the temptation to flip overwhelms me.
I’m playing chicken with the reaper, and it’s only feeding his thirst.
The smell of blood is a drug. It fuels me. Consumes me.
I am lost.
The Devil stole me, but I refuse to belong to someone else.
I’m a fighter.
I will do whatever it takes to get back to my family.
Treachery and betrayal surround us.
The only way out is to turn the greatest loss
into the greatest victory.
**This is a dark, violent, gritty book and may contain triggers for some. Intended for 18+**
I thought the light would bring redemption. Salvation. But it only brought the Devil to my doorstep. My demons are breaking through, and the reaper is moving closer. My weakness has been exposed, and there's only person who can calm this hell...
I broke a promise to myself, and now I'm paying for it. I don't want to be here. I don't want to be a part of this hell. But I don't have a choice...
I’m being watched and lied to by those around me.
I’m a ghost writer, scarred from my past, trying to move forward.
I was on the path to success with my author career, until a negative spotlight was cast my way, and the best part of me vanished in one afternoon.
I gave myself a fresh start and moved back home. Soon I found comfort shadowing the new detective for research on my next series. The perks of having family in law enforcement.
I had no clue I’d let my guard down just enough to let him in.
As we grew closer, so did the murder case we were chasing. Clues were stacking up, and all evidence pointed toward me as the next victim.
Can we spot the true villain in time? Or will the mastermind behind the truth of my past continue to walk free among us?
Sadly, however, even when you get a second chance, it doesn’t always mean things will work out the way you wanted them to.
Some lies were just too painful to move on from. What was worse than being Broken, you wonder? Try being shattered…
I fell to my knees. Normally, I could block out the pain, but not this time.
Something wasn’t right…
The next thing I knew, I found myself in a North Dakota hospital where things took an unexpected turn…
Mia Harper was the new nurse who seemed to know more about me than she should. Yet I couldn’t help but flirt with her. She was witty, playful, and her beauty was unmatched. I couldn’t get enough.
Just when I thought things were looking up, it got weird…
Someone returned from my past and flipped my world around.
One thing was certain—I’d put my life on the line to keep Mia safe and to finally learn the answer to the question that had haunted me my whole life.
What really happened that night twenty-five years ago?
Physical and emotional wounds that stem from a ten-year marriage are hard to get over. It takes something out of a movie to snap Arizona back to reality. It’s time to start over.
With the help of a Christmas tree, a cast, and some dark sarcasm, she comes butt to face with an amused neighbor—a very attractive neighbor.
Unfortunately, as much as she wants to close the dark chapter in her life and move on, there are a few more secrets that must cross her path first.
Lieutenant Carter with the New York Fire Department runs a smooth ship over at Firehouse Fifty-Nine. He is well respected and loved by all.
With the Fireman’s Curse deeply rooted in his subconscious, living alone is something he’s made peace with. But when he hears a struggle outside his apartment and finds a woman trying to move a tree nearly twice her size, he finds himself entertained at her predicament and witty comebacks. More so, he finds himself very intrigued and unable to walk away.
Massive fires suddenly start to consume nightclubs and bars, sending the community into a frenzy. With too many close calls and the police on edge, Firehouse Fifty-Nine is now running on fumes.
As evidence piles up and the truth starts to surface, links are made. With everything unfolding around Arizona and Carter, one thing is certain—hearts could end up broken once more.
You’re either all in or you’re not.
I’m seeing a war unfold before my eyes. My past and future have now collided, and my heart is split in two.
As the battle rages on, secrets surface and truths circle the drain, threatening to suck me under.
Elio promised we had the rest of our lives together, but now he’s questioning my history and doubting my loyalty.
Love and family are all that matter, so I keep a careful eye on our new visitors who have awoken the hornets’ nest and revealed the snakes that have lain dormant for years.
As I try to protect Sienna from her own past, betrayals are surfacing, and my paranoia is intensifying.
One secret is discovered that will undoubtably change everything.
**May contain triggers, intended for a mature audience 18+. Does end on a cliffhanger-ish. Sneak peek of book 3, Quiet Power, at the end. I promise all will be okay.**
It was an endless battle with the cartel, defusing bombs and trying to stay alive while we saved others.
Ten years ago, I made the best and worst decision of my life. I joined the Army and left the love of life behind…Lexi.
When I returned home years later, I was told she was dating the leader of a local gang, Almas Perdidas, and that she wanted nothing to do with me.
After Lexi got a beating for not following the rules, I tried to remind her of what we once had, who we once were together. But she refused to listen.
Little did I know she was carrying a secret of her own that would end in bloodshed.
I needed to make a decision. Leave and continue my life as a solider or stay and fight for the woman I loved and help her escape.
I needed to learn how to face life on my own again, even though I was heavily burdened with past traumas that had broken me.
My fragile hold on my new life slowly gave me the confidence to move ahead. But what I really needed was always right in front of me—Cole Logan. The man that patiently waited for me to be ready.
Sadly, my past wasn’t finished with me yet…