Release Blitz with Review: Dark Queen by Ker Dukey

June 28, 2021



DARK QUEEN by Ker Dukey is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Release Date: June 28th

Genre/Trope: Mafia Romance


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He was my boss.

Rich, ambitious, dominating.

I was a waitress, struggling to pay the fees for ballet school.

Poor, talented, desperate.

He needed to marry to appease his dying father, to inherit the family empire.

It wasn’t supposed to be real, or forever.

Until he changed the rules.

What Mafia king Luca Leto wants, he gets, and he’s crowned his queen.


I’m under his rule now.

And his reign is cruel and toxic.

They call him the dark king and to gain my freedom I’m going to have to become a dark queen.


With a title like Dark Queen, it shouldn't surprise you that my favorite thing about this book is our heroine, Alyssa Phoenix. She's a fucking firecracker, and I loved every second she was on the page! Alyssa goes after what she wants at all times, especially when it comes to a certain Mafia king, Luca Leto. 

Luca is a powerful man used to getting what he wants. From the second he lays eyes on Alyssa, he is mesmerized by her. Unfortunately, the women connected to him and his family have been being murdered, so he can't act on his desires until he discovers who's behind the nefarious acts and deals with them accordingly. 

Alyssa has no idea why he's holding back, but she feels their intense connection. She tempts him at every turn and challenges him like no other human would dare. This only makes him want her more, and his resistance is torturous to them both as well as the reader. 

I loved that Alyssa wasn't the typical soft, more moral heroine I'm used to reading in mafia romance. She's as morally gray as they come, and her determination and strength are both admirable and risky af. She is obviously a perfect match from Luca from start, and I longed for the moment Luca stopped resisting and put us all out of our misery. 

My only complaint is that when it finally happened, things were wrapped up shortly after, and I wanted more of them together. They have amazing chemistry, complimentary personalities, awesome banter and amazing sex! Who wouldn't want more of that? 

The romantic suspense aspect of the book partially made up for it with an exciting and  violent ending complete with a surprise twist! It honestly made me wish we could get a certain other character's story even more, but I don't know if that's at all possible at this point. If it is though, I would totally read it! 

Overall, I had a good time reading this one! I finished it in one sitting, loved the characters, and enjoyed the plot. Ker Dukey is one I will never hesitate to pick up, and I hope you don't either. 

Dark mafia romance and romantic suspense fans, this one's for you! 


  About the Author: 
  Ker Dukey is an International bestselling author. Genres include: Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mafia Romance, MC Romance and more. Ker, has over Forty titles published, held multiple #1 bestseller banners and chart-topping titles with the rights sold to numerous countries, translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks In addition to being an author, Ker is an annoying wife and a mother of three children + one dog (who thinks he's human.) She has a passion for reading and binge-watching crime documentaries.  


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