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Russian Tattoos – Obsession by Kat Shehata 
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: January 12th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mob 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 taste 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—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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If you could sit down with one character you have created, who would it be, and what would you ask?

-Kat Shehata

I would sit down with Russian mob boss Vladimir Ivanov. He spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked on his skin, but he is also a charming businessman who would do anything to make his love interest, Carter, happy.

He’s a bad guy in some respects, but he’s not all bad.

“At times he was like two completely different people: Vladimir and the Pakhan. Vladimir was the sweet, 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.” –Carter

My question for Vladimir: Are you a good guy or a bad guy?

At first, Carter is unaware that Vladimir has been stalking her from Russia for years. When he finds a reason to insert himself into her life, he travels to America just to meet the feisty tennis player. Stalking definitely puts him on the bad guy list, right? But…

Carter’s father had been unemployed for months, and her family was about to lose their house. By chance, her dad met Vladimir at a coffee shop and got talking about an IT conference they had both allegedly attended. As luck would have it, Vladimir was looking to hire a CIO for his startup company and hired Carter’s father. Rescuing her family from financial hell was something a good guy would do, right? Well…

Vladimir and Carter’s tumultuous relationship is full of twists and turns. Is Vladimir a good guy or a bad guy? His split personality flips from one extreme to the other as the story progresses. Russian Tattoos is a page-turning thriller that will leave readers guessing Vladimir’s intentions until the very last page.

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Kat Shehata went to school with a bunch of animals–literally. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Animal Conservation and Care Program. Her first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. She has had her shirt ripped off by a jealous orangutan, hand-fed grapes to fruit bats, played tug-o-war with a three-toed sloth, and escorted an elephant down Pete Rose Way in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of New York Times bestseller Animals on the Other Side.

She is a competitive tennis player and spends her free time smashing tennis balls, cheering on her teammates, and playing matches in a recreational league. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, three kids, and an enthusiastic poodle. 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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