Blog Tour for Russian Tattoos Series by Kat Shehata

Title: Russian Tattoos Trilogy ~ Criminal (book #3)
Author: Kat Shehata
Blog Tour: July 24th – August 7th
Genre: Mafia Romance | Romantic suspense


🎇 Obsession #1 🎇
Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly.

Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov—a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees—a bit of danger is within Carter’s grasp. Behind her father's back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be? 

Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring. 

Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years—he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move. 

He’s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark. 

As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something’s not right. When she’s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir’s right hand man, to rescue her—without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she’ll never forget. 

When Carter realizes she's in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal.  

But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir’s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control.

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His mood had flipped in an instant. At times he was like two completely different people: Vladimir and the Pakhan. Vladimir was the sweet and caring man who loved to make me happy, but then there was the ruthless, take-no-prisoners crime boss—a dangerous man never to cross.

“You look pale. What has your coach done to you?” He brushed my cheek in the exact spot where Coach had whacked me with a tennis ball a few weeks ago. 

“Really, I’m fine. I’m going to go now, you know, in case Coach calls.”

An expression as sharp as the tip of a knife sliced across Vladimir’s face. With those cold blue eyes boring through my soul, my heart pounded in my chest. 

“I told you, Coach will not call.” The Pakhan gave my shoulders a tight squeeze. It seemed kind of hard for a “don’t worry” gesture. Then I brushed off the thought. He was strong and really agitated. He would never intentionally hurt me. 

Slowly he relinquished his grip and forced a smile. “Everything will be fine. Trust me.”

🎇 Prisoner #2 🎇

American tennis player Carter Cook is being held prisoner by the Russian mafia...

Carter is the obsession of mob boss Vladimir Ivanov, a man she once loved. Now a mafia war has erupted on his home turf, and Vladimir’s enemies have put a bounty on her head to force him to surrender. If she is captured, his rivals will deliver a deadly ultimatum—his life in exchange for hers. The price for Carter’s freedom is Vladimir’s blood. 

Vladimir holds ultimate power as godfather of the Ivanov Bratva… 

He spent five years in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who rules his crew with an iron fist. 

But his enemies have discovered his only weakness—Carter. Vladimir knows if she stays in his world, he is handing her a death sentence, so he vows to get her home and never interfere in her life again. Giving up the woman he loves is the only way to protect her from the bad guys—including himself. 

Vladimir’s rivals have a different plan for the ill-fated couple… 

Some punishments are worse than death, and the head of the Ovechkin Bratva will go to any length to seek vengeance and inflict maximum suffering on Vladimir. 

Carter may be Vladimir’s weakness, but she is also his only hope for survival. When the boss of the Ovechkin family threatens the man she loves, she must fight for Vladimir’s freedom before their rivals can deliver the fatal blow. 

Love is blind—but it could also be deadly.

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“I had to focus on surviving and push away the thoughts of the unspeakable acts of terror the Russians would inflict on me. They were holding me in some sort of creepy interrogation room. There was a blinding fluorescent light glowing above a metal table, Boris and I occupied the chairs on either side, and the only other thing in the room, besides buckets of testosterone and an ominous cloud of smoke, was a punching bag hanging from the ceiling in the corner. I prayed their intention was just to scare me.”


🎇 Criminal #3 🎇

Russian mob boss Vladimir Ivanov has many enemies—one of them just kidnapped his wife.

A mafia war has erupted in London, and Vladimir’s enemies know his one weakness is his deep passion for his new bride, Carter Ivanov. When rival mob boss Maksim Ovechkin kidnaps her, Vladimir is willing to pay the ransom with his own blood. 

But Maksim’s plans go deeper than that. Vladimir’s blood may not be enough. 

Maksim wants Carter for himself. 

Carter has a secret—she’s pregnant with Vladimir’s heir. 

If Maksim finds out, the consequences will be disastrous. But Carter isn’t willing to give up on her husband, even if her loyalty to Vladimir puts her life on the line. 

Some risks are worth taking, however, and Carter has a plan. 

Unfortunately, Maksim is one step ahead of her. 

Carter is no mafia princess who needs saving. She’s a force to be reckoned with. But she’ll need every ounce of her strength to defeat Maksim and his Bratva, and keep her family alive.

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“I’ll give you three days to grieve your loss, then I expect you to settle into your new life—and your new bed.” Maksim leaned in to kiss me, but I turned my cheek. “Carter.” His tone was authoritative and demanding, but I refused to let him touch me.

“I’m married.”

“By the end of the night, you’ll be a widow. Don’t get too comfortable with your spoiled American attitude. I won’t tolerate it.” Satisfied with the terror on my face, he motioned to the guards to open the cell door. “You belong to me now, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the chase. Stay feisty, Carter. Submissives are a bore.”

Kat Shehata's first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Animals on the Other Side written with Sylvia Browne.

She is an avid tennis player and spends her free time playing matches in a recreational league in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor's degree in theatre from Wilmington College, a professional writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati, and a master's degree in creative writing from Spalding University.

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