Book Title: The Yakuza Path: Wrapped in Screams
Publisher: Marcarons &
Cover Artist: Natasha
Release Date: November 4,
Genre: Gay thriller, Contemporary M/M Romance
Tropes: Bad boys, hurt/comfort, boss/secretary, slow burn
Themes: Friends to lovers
Heat Rating: 4
Length: 37 500 words/ 184
Though the story is
self-contained, it is best enjoyed if read as part of the series.
It does not end on a cliffhanger.
A gunshot. A bloody note.
And a relationship that might not survive…
Now that the war with the Korean syndicate is behind him,
all Nao Murata wants is a vacation and a chance to nurture his new relationship with Aki
Hisona. They can punish those who abandoned the family later.
After six weeks trapped in a hospital bed, a quiet vacation
is the last thing Aki wants. Ready to prove himself to Nao and the rest of the family, Aki’s
desperate for some action. And not just the yakuza kind…
When Aki hears a gunshot, he knows the dust has far from
settled. Nao says it can wait, but Aki’s unable to understand why they can’t tie up those
Between Aki’s constant pushing and Nao’s uncompromising
focus on what he thinks is best for them both, are they too stubborn for their fragile
relationship to last?
Find out in The
Yakuza Path: Wrapped in Screams, the sixth
installment of The Yakuza Path thriller series. If you like gritty Japanese crime, complex
characters, and a high dose of gay romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s latest
Buy Wrapped in Screams to get your taste of romantic revenge
The Yakuza Path Series
BOOK 1 – Blood Stained Tea
BOOK 2 – Better Than Suicide
BOOK 3 – One Thousand Cranes
BOOK 4 – The Deafening Silence
BOOK 5 – Flowers of Flesh and Blood
BOOK 6 – Wrapped in Screams
“Of course I want you to sleep with me.” Aki placed a hand
suggestively on Nao’s thigh.
Aki couldn’t think of anything else that would make him
happier than having Nao’s cock rip him in half. Though Aki doubted he could get his up even
if he wanted to. Skipping the pain meds to get his libido back was the next thing on his to-do
list. The hospital had only given him a two-week supply. So far he hadn’t hurt too much and
they’d mostly made him tired. It would still probably take a few days for the narcotics to
completely leave his system, but he and Nao could mess around until then.
“We need to be careful.” Nao brushed Aki’s hand
Tightness gripped Aki’s chest and clawed at his throat. Nao
pushed him away again. After everything Aki had been through, after everything Aki had
done for him, it was like nothing had changed between them.
“We couldn’t even kiss yesterday without you becoming
breathless,” Nao added.
It sounded so cruel. Why did it have to hurt so much? Aki
looked away, but Nao cupped Aki’s face. The gesture lessened the pain, but it still
Nao’s eyebrows drew together. “I don’t want you hurt
because of something I did ever again. There’s a whole list of things you can’t do.”
“The doctors were being cautious.”
“There’s a gaping hole in your chest.”
“It’s six centimeters. That’s hardly gaping.”
“I don’t want you back in the hospital because of an
infection. It can happen to anyone. It happened to me when I didn’t listen to my
“And because you weren’t taking your antibiotics.”
“That’s true.” Nao laughed.
“Are you going to kiss me at least?”
Nao leaned over until their lips touched. He was cautious at
first as if asking permission. Aki opened his mouth, and Nao’s tongue entered. Aki’s muscles
relaxed, and he willed his fears to subside. Nao wasn’t going to bend him against the nearest
surface and screw him raw like in Aki’s fantasies, but Nao wasn’t saying it would
never happen. All Aki had to do was convince Nao he was fine, and in a few days, they’d be
banging like rabbits.
Nao licked at Aki’s bottom lip before pulling away. He
pressed their foreheads together.
“Do you understand what I’m trying to say?” Nao
Aki nodded. “You’ll at least help me change my bandages,
“You’ll have to teach me.”
Aki pulled off his undershirt, hiding a grimace of pain in the
cloth. He wanted to be alluring. Nao had seen him shirtless plenty of times, but it would be
the first so close. Aki glanced over his shoulder suggestively, but Nao was focused on taking
the bandages out of the plastic bag.
Aki sighed. Changing his bandages wasn’t sexy, but he’d
hoped the undressing part would be.
About the Author
author Amy Tasukada writes thrilling times of crime, love, and gore. Readers who crave
diverse characters, unique settings, and edge-of-your-seat action will devour her
Yakuza Path series. Readers who seek less blood and more love will swoon
over the Yakuza Path
Romance and Would it Be Okay to Love You? Series. Amy is an atheist, queer author who enjoys drinking tea,
Japanese street fashion and visual kei music. Her calico cat, O’Hara, is never far from her
side. Amy lives in North Texas, but is always planning her next trip to Japan.
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