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Today, I have author Sarah Bailey in the interview chair.  She’s here to talk about her latest series release The Devil’s Syndicate, a dark mafia reverse harem romance.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


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1. Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

Sarah: Well, I’m Sarah, I live in the Highlands in Scotland, but I’m originally from England. My four obsessions in life that aren’t writing are reading, gaming, music and cats.

I started writing seriously three years ago, but I’ve always written on and off throughout my life as I come from a very creative family. I became an author when I published my first book (Demon’s Destiny) two years ago after setting up my own business (Twisted Tree Publications). Whilst I started out writing paranormal romance, I now mainly write dark romance and I’m known as ‘The Queen of Steam’ for my rather steamy sex scenes.

2. Where were you born/grew up at?

Sarah: I was born in Sussex, UK and lived there up until I was seventeen. It’s roughly an hour south of London. I spent a lot of my childhood going down to such places as Brighton and Hastings.

3. Who is your hero and why?

Sarah: My dad. We’ve always been very close. He’s championed me throughout my life and fully supports my writing. He even reads my books, which is probably a little embarrassing for me considering I write dark high heat romances, but he loves them.

I’d definitely call myself a daddy’s girl. He’s just such a strong and amazing role model. He’s always admitted to his mistakes and that makes me respect him all the more. Plus, he gives the best bear hugs.

4. What do you do to unwind and relax?

Sarah: Oh, I love to read, especially in the bath. That’s probably my favourite way to relax. Pop some music on, run a bubble bath and read a great book.

There’s always good old Netflix or Amazon Prime if I’m in the mood for some TV/movies. I’m more than a little obsessed with Lucifer, Supernatural and K-Dramas.

I’m also a huge gamer, which I find relaxing since I get to immerse myself in another world. I mostly play RPGs – currently I’m trying to actually finish Shadow of War, but I’ve been replaying the Witcher 3 (my favourite game ever!) whilst I’m waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 to come out.

5. Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Introverted, music and book lover

6. Do you have a favourite movie?

Yes, it’s probably one of the most random films, but I’m obsessed with Mallrats. I really got into Kevin Smith films years ago. Even though this is such a stupid film, I just love it anyway.

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devilssyndicate - about the book

1 Deceived_362x600Title:  Deceived
Series:  The Devil’s Syndicate Book 1
Author:  Sarah Bailey
Genre:  Dark Mafia Reverse Harem Romance

Four of them. One of me. Who will give in first?

Blurb:  It started when they stole me from my life. The daughter of a crime lord who ruled with an iron fist. The heir to a family of blood and ruin.

They left only a whisper of a name in the air. Il Diavolo. A man whose reputation preceded him. Ruthless. Merciless. Cunning.

The one they called the Devil. He was as beautiful as he was terrifying. Except I wasn’t scared of him or his three friends. They might want to use me in their quest for revenge, but they picked the wrong girl. Or maybe I was the right one and none of us knew it quite yet.

Our connection is undeniable. Our fates are entwined. But loyalty and lies keep us all locked in a battle of wills and denial.

There’s only one thing I know for certain in this fight between the five of us. Secrets always catch up with you in the end. And my secrets were the worst ones of all.

Note: A dark reverse harem series with cliffhangers and drama in abundance and a HEA in the final book.

Get ready to meet Ash and her boys – Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory.

Goodreads  | Amazon

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devilssyndicate - excerpt


“You need to get your shit straight,” he murmured. “You can’t let this girl blind you.”

“What makes you think she has?”

He gave me one of his signature looks. Rory. Ever the silent stoic type. Only speaking when he had something important to say. Everything else was conveyed with a single look.

“Spit it out already. I’m tired of having to work out what you’re trying to say without words.”

He shoved off the wall and walked over to my desk, taking a seat in front of it. He tapped his fingers on his thigh.

“Xav and Eric don’t know you like I do.”

My eyes flicked back to the monitors again. Rory knew exactly what I’d do to little Ash Russo if I had half the chance. We met Xavier and Eric in school, but Rory and I had grown up next door to each other. We knew what it was like to rise from the ashes of the shitty lot we’d been given in life. We kept each other’s dark and depraved secrets.


His stare told me exactly what I needed to know.

“I’m not going to touch her.”

His eyes flicked towards the monitors and back to me. I knew Rory’s type. Little angelic girls who liked a man to do depraved shit to them. Ash fit the bill in some of those respects. Quite honestly, I think she fit the bill for all four of us even if Xav and Eric were preoccupied with each other.

“You don’t believe me.”

He shrugged, continuing to tap his fingers on his thigh.

“Talking to you is like pulling teeth, you know that, right?”

“Says the man who doesn’t know when to shut up.”

Touché old friend.

I flashed him a grin.

“Are you going to stop me if I do?”

I wasn’t sure I trusted myself not to if she chose to provoke me further. What I needed was to stay away. The boys could take care of her.

“You’re going to do what you want regardless of my intervention.”

I shrugged and ran a hand through my hair.

“Don’t touch her, Quinn. You know it will only lead to trouble.”

Rory had a point. We had her here for a reason and that had nothing to do with my innate urge to have my way with her. The things I’d do to that lithe body.

Stop thinking about her like that.

“I won’t.”

His eyes roamed over my face.

“You will.”

I didn’t answer. He stood up, nodded at me and walked towards the door.

“For the record, nothing has happened between Eric and Xavier. If it had, I would know.”

“They need to get on with it then. I’m tired of those longing looks E gives Xav.”

“You should worry more about yourself and the girl.”

Fuck Rory. Fuck him knowing everything about me.

I sat back and stared at the monitors. A part of me wanted to reach out and touch the screen as if I could stroke her hair back from her face. She looked very much like her mother but so much younger and infinitely more angelic. Deceptive which made her dangerous. Too fucking dangerous.

I had to reign in any urges I had towards her. Regardless of her sins, those were not part of the plan. We had her for a reason and jeopardising that could cost us everything.

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2 Defied_362x600Title:  Defied
Series:  The Devil’s Syndicate Book 2
Author:  Sarah Bailey
Genre:  Dark Mafia Reverse Harem Romance

Two become three. Lies, lust and betrayal. Who will fall first?

Blurb:  It started when I chose to remain with them. The ones who took me from my life and changed all the rules.

The chains binding me to my family loosened their hold. Little did I know that by taking me, Quinn and his friends began the long process of setting me free. And even as I got closer to the boys, the past always held us back. Keeping our feelings at bay.

The questions plagued me. Where did my loyalties lie? Who could I trust? And the biggest one of all. Could I really go against everything I knew to be with the four people who kept me captive to use me against my father?

Our secrets brought us closer. Our lies tore us apart. And it became crystal clear that every decision you make in life comes at a price.

Note: A dark reverse harem series with cliffhangers and drama in abundance and a HEA in the final book.

Get ready for more of Ash and her boys – Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory.

Goodreads | Amazon

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3 Derailed_362x600Title:  Derailed
Series:  The Devil’s Syndicate Book 3
Author:  Sarah Bailey
Genre:  Dark Mafia Reverse Harem Romance

Three mixed with four. The captive became an ally. Who will break first?

Blurb:  It started when they betrayed me. The ones who I’d come to trust. The ones I was starting to love.

My world flipped upside down and nothing is as it seems. Everything was unravelling before my eyes, tearing us apart whilst pulling us closer together.

I’m caught between two worlds. The one I grew up in and the one I’d started to forge with the boys. Everything came to a grinding halt when long hidden secrets came to light. The truth changed the rules and made us realise nothing in life is ever as it seems.

Sometimes the only way out of a situation is through. Never before had been truer when it came to the five of us and our future together.

Did we have a future? Or was everything too much for us to handle? The pieces were starting to fit together, but there’s always something holding us back. My family. My loyalty. My duty. And whether to throw it away or stand and fight by their sides.

Note:  A dark reverse harem series with cliffhangers and drama in abundance and a HEA in the final book.

Get ready for more of Ash and her boys – Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory.

Goodreads | Amazon

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4 Debauched_362x600Title:  Debauched
Series:  The Devil’s Syndicate Book 4
Author:  Sarah Bailey
Genre:  Dark Mafia Reverse Harem Romance

Four seek their fifth. The hunter devours his prey. Who will lose first?

Blurb:  It started with an impossible choice. One I had no wish to make from a person who’d only just come to know.

So many of our decisions had led up to this moment. Perhaps it was the way we’d come together which threw my life so off balance. Leaving me with the final say in a matter I wanted no part of.

We had to draw up the battle lines. Change our fates. Or we’d all crash and burn. It wasn’t a case of if we’d fight for survival, it was when. When would he come after us? When would he try to destroy us? When would he decide I wasn’t worth saving any longer?

The inevitable hung over us like a dark cloud. A time bomb waiting to go off. No matter how many times we tried to stay ahead, we were always one step behind. And it was perfectly clear, we had to be prepared to go to war or we might end up with nothing at all.

Note:  A dark reverse harem series with cliffhangers and drama in abundance and a HEA in the final book.

Get ready for more of Ash and her boys – Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory.

Goodreads | Amazon

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5 Depraved 2.0Title:  Depraved
Series:  The Devil’s Syndicate Book 5
Author:  Sarah Bailey
Genre:  Dark Mafia Reverse Harem Romance

Together. Apart. Where does it end?

Blurb:  It started with the war. The war we’d wage upon the very man who’d raised me. The war which would either tear us apart or keep us together.

We’d finally found our way to each other. The five of us gave in. It’d been inevitable from the start. Desire had forged us, but it was love which set us free. Made us into what we were. A family drenched in blood.

Everything had built up to this moment. Our final fight for survival. Our final battle against corruption. Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory were the ones I had to protect at all costs. Even if it meant I sacrificed parts of myself in the process.

We had so much to live for. So much to lose. Would we really win this? Would we come out the other side? Would we still be whole? And the very last question I had… Is the love we share really enough for all of us in the end?

Note:  A dark reverse harem series with cliffhangers and drama in abundance and a HEA in the final book.

Get ready for the final chapter of Ash and her boys – Quinn, Xavier, Eric and Rory.

Goodreads | Amazon 

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devilssyndicate - about the author

Sarah Bailey_300x400Sarah writes dark, contemporary, erotic and paranormal romances. She adores all forms of steamy romance and can always be found with a book or ten on her Kindle. She loves anti-heroes, alpha males and flawed characters with a little bit of darkness lurking within. Her writing buddies nicknamed her ‘The Queen of Steam’ for her pulse racing sex scenes which will leave you a little hot under the collar.

Born and raised in Sussex, UK near the Ashdown Forest where she grew up climbing trees and building Lego towns with her younger brother. Sarah fell in love with novels when she was a teenager reading her aunt’s historical regency romances. She has always loved the supernatural and exploring the darker side of romance and fantasy novels.

Sarah currently resides in the Scottish Highlands with her husband. Music is one of her biggest inspirations and she always has something on in the background whilst writing. She is an avid gamer and is often found hogging her husband’s Xbox.

Find Sarah:  Website | Facebook | FB Group | Twitter | Instagram | Bookbub | Amazon | Goodreads | Newsletter


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One thought on “Sarah Bailey – The Devil’s Syndicate

  1. A Whole series I missed – thanks for the intro. I love the covers.

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