BRINK OF DENIAL: A Dark Mafia Romance (Sons of Sindicato Book 1) by Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus – My Review


Title: BRINK OF DENIAL: A Dark Mafia Romance (Sons of Sindicato Book 1)

Author: Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus

Release Date: May 20th 2021

Genre: Mafia Romance

She only calls when she needs a fix of danger. 

His addiction for Mila is a vice he can’t kick.

When the glamour of fame dims down and the cameras stop shooting, Mila Blanc itches to be the Mafia princess she used to be. She misses her best friend—the man she shared every first with—but most of all, she misses herself. The problem is she’s too proud to admit she was wrong.

For eleven years, Dane Giordano has watched the only woman he’s ever loved forget him. He has hardened by the minute, grown crueler by the hour, and the love they once shared has transformed to hate.

So when Mila comes back during a turbulent time, ready to take her rightful place by his side, Dane doesn’t make it easy. To be his wife, she’s going to have to find herself again and prove she’s worthy of being a daughter of the Sindicato.

Dane is hard to love, but Mila is even harder to break.

The is a full-length dark mafia romance for readers who enjoy suspense, thrills and second chances. Caution is advised. This 90k+ book may contain scenes not appropriate for younger audiences.


A very addicting series!

I love me some Dane! Holy hotness! This story has it all! Danger, action, suspense and of course those steamy scenes we love to get lost in. This is one of those guilty pleasure reads that you’ll finish in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down! I was fully invested in the story and had to know what would come next. This story had me at the edge of my seat in anticipation! Well done ladies!

I truly enjoyed the writing styles of Miss Johns and Miss Jesus. They work extremely weak and bring us some incredible reads. If you’re a fan of mafia and dark romance reads, this series is for YOU! Move this up on your TBR and one click it today! I give this 5 stars.

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Sons of Sindicato by Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus – My Review


Title: Sons of Sindicato

Author: Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus

Release Date: March 2nd 2021

Genre: Mafia Romance

I took back my strength… and kept going until I found my freedom.

When hope is held prisoner by a sicko in a suit, someone needs to tear him down. And that someone is me, Braelynn Shaw, attorney-at-law.

The woman who just committed murder. 

Granted, it was self-defense, but I kept going. Now, I’m on the other side of the law, and my only way out is the crime lord I defended last year, Seth Giordano. The bad boy defined by his mob ties and the one I fell in love with.

For me to come out unscathed, our secret relationship comes to light, and the ramifications come banging on my door. The Mafia doesn’t approve of me, the color of my skin, or my involvement with the son of the Sindicato.

Until we have a mutual enemy.

Sons of Sindicato is a gripping interracial love story between a straight-edge lawyer and the criminal who loves her. An addictive combination of dark romance, crime fiction, and suspense. This story is a standalone novella about the youngest son of the Sindicato.


This book is sure to get your pulse racing! 

A perfect blend of action, passion and sexy. With a tad bit of revenge in there. I highly enjoyed the combined writing talents of Cam Johns and Sonya Jesus. Together they bring you a world where love is put to the test and the leading man steals your heart. This book will have you addicted and yearning for more! One click this unputdownable book today! I give it 5 stars! 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

Author Spotlight · Interview with an Author

Interview with an Author Featuring Sonya Jesus

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Sonya Jesus! Author of Thirty-One Kisses: New Adult Romantic Thriller (Beneventi Family) and her newly released book, Shook which released on September 30th 2020.

How long have you been writing?

I started off writing poetry in my pre-teen years, ventured into songwriting, and then expanded into novels. In 2006, I wrote my first full length (which has not been published yet). Eleven years later, I published the Knights Series. There’s about fifteen books in between, which will one day come to the public. It took me a long time to get the courage to publish. My friend, Cam Johns, showed me the ropes.

Describe a typical writing day.

I get my best writing down in the mornings. When I start my day, I sit at my desk in silence and do some morning pages, where I write down every thought that pops into my head for one or two pages. This is the brain dump to get the real world down on paper. After, I do my writing warm-ups (these often lead to some of my favorite chapters in books). Then I get into the fictional world of whatever project I am working on.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Oh, good question. It’s different for each one. Like for The Bullet Theory, it started with those three words and a theory. I sat with the idea for a few months before Nolan Mills and Eleanor Devero formed in my mind. For Brutal and Raw, I wanted to do a Mafia book and add psychological elements to it. The point was to be dark; I didn’t intend for it to come out quite so dark. But I love it. It’s emotional, twisted, and touches on some horrible things that happen in the world.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

HAWK! Because his profile captures the evolution of a stalker into a serial killer. He’s the ultimate bad guy: manipulative, cute, secretive. You don’t see it coming. To be honest, I really enjoy writing my villains. Their desires drive my plots. The love comes in between.

When you’re writing an emotionally draining (or sexy, or sad, etc) scene, how do you get in the mood?

 My favorite scenes are the emotional ones. This is where I connect to my characters at a cellular level. I feel their pain, their loss, their hate. I get so wrapped up in their world that it usually ends up with a lot of empty tissue boxes in the real world. Aside from some unreleased books (the tear jerkers I have saved for a later time), “Brutal and Raw” made me cry the most. It’s probably why book two has taken me awhile to write. It’s dark and devastating.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Unicorn, Strong, and Stubborn.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

The suspense… But it takes me a bit to think of innovating twists (those are my thing). Unless it’s on purpose and essential to the plot, I try not create characters with similar characteristics and back stories. I rather have characters cross over between seires. To me, my characters all exist in the same world at the same time. So, for example, Kelsie from “31 Kisses” crosses over into “Six Deadly Steps”. Dr. Nolan Mills hints about Breaker’s world in “The Bullet Theory”. You don’t need to read these books to enjoy the story, but it helps me keep my characters fresh on my mind.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

Hmm. TZE. Is all I can say for now. The second instalment to Dr. Nolan Mills.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Don’t get bogged down with social media and stop comparing yourself to other authors. It holds you back.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

That I appreciate the people who read my books and/or follow me online. I check in often and love to get to know new readers

Thank you Sonya Jesus for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out Thirty-One Kisses today!


Kelsie Salvatore
After his right-hand man, my father, was murdered, Costa Beneventi took me in and adopted me. He gave me a home when my life was falling apart and promised me vengeance when my heart was breaking. I’m not the little mafia princess my dad raised anymore. I’m the assassin the Beneventis created. The mafia might have saved my life, but it sacrificed my heart. With every life I take, there’s a little less of me left… The only thing keeping me from losing all of myself is #31 on the Beneventi hit list.

Hayden Masters
The Beneventi family killed my mother in front of me, put a hit on us and savagely killed my father, incriminating me. They orphaned me, tore me away from my life, and forced me into an endless lifetime of pretending to be everything I’m not. After all the fake identities and countless friends I never made, I’ve finally set down roots. Now, I’ve grown attached to this new life—to these new people—but I messed up. As long as I have the one thing that can bring the Beneventis down and clear my father’s name, no one is safe around me, especially not the girl I have fallen for.

Sonya’s a science nerd who decided to give into her creative fictional side in order to balance out the non-fictional scientific side of her PhD. She doesn´t have much free time, but she spends it enjoying her family and friends, watching Netflix and playing with her dogs.