[Cover Reveal] Bethany-Kris - Essence of Fear


by Bethany-Kris A Boykov Bratva Novel 
Cover Credits: London Miller 
Publication Date: June 21, 2020 
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone


The allure of fear is learning to love it.
Viktoria Boykov has heard it all—cold they call her. The spoiled bratva princess. She knows very well what people say when her back is turned. She doesn’t mind; let them talk. It’s better for people to assume what they want about her than for them to know the truth … until him.
Pavel Kotov knows what people say—death they call him. The Boykov dog. He’s heard all the whispers locked away in the cells of the Compound. As the reaper for the bratva, his life owned by someone else, he knows what they say doesn’t matter. His life has never mattered … until her.
He’s terrifying.
She’s terrified.
Viktoria only wants to keep running from her past. Pavel doesn’t have a life to run from. Freedom is the one thing they both crave—for entirely different reasons. But this life is vicious, and scars like the ones they wear will never fade.
Together, they could have everything.
Or are they just pawns to a bigger game?
Note: Essence of Fear is a Boykov Bratva standalone.


“I have felt far more pain than your little gun is going to do to me.”
“It is a machine, Pav. It is not a gun. It does not shoot anything from the needles, yeah? It is a tattoo machine.”
It really wasn’t.
He thought the way she said it was, though.
Viktoria looked up at him again, all ice-blue eyes wide and fear still lingering around her aura. Yeah, he could still taste it, too. As strange as that was. He could feel it, and he wanted to soak it all in. Because despite the fact she was clearly terrified of him, she was trying to suppress it. She pushed it down, and he wanted to know why.
Why for him?
“Almost done,” she whispered.
Pav nodded. “Spasibo.”
Viktoria said nothing and went back to her work.
He went back to staring at her again.
Seemed like a fair trade, no?


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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