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Today, I’m hosting author K.L. Hier’s latest release A Quick Buck, a m/m mafia contemporary romance.  Be sure to read my review.  And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


Book Title: A Quick Buck
Author: K.L. Hiers
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Genre/s: Contemporary MM Mafia Romance
Trope/s: Daddy Kink, May/December, Silver Fox, Rich Boy Needs Love
Themes: Love and Power, Lust Before Love, Revenge
Heat Rating: 5 flames
Length: 108 000 words/503 pages

Blurb:  Alistair Star didn’t come to Noah Allan’s house looking for a boy in need of a hard spanking from a man who knows how to give one. Noah was just meant to be kept as collateral until his uncle could be tracked down. But when the twenty-two-year-old trust fund brat gets mouthy, Alistair decides it’s long past time someone took off his belt and put him very firmly in his place.

Noah may be used to buying whatever he wants and doing as he pleases, but he wouldn’t call himself spoiled. Unfortunately for him, the dangerous, infuriatingly handsome mob boss holding him prisoner disagrees, and Alistair doesn’t just plan to teach Noah a shameful lesson that will leave him sore, sorry, and desperately aroused. He’s going to give Noah exactly what he needs…

A daddy.

Note: This is a standalone story. It is a spin-off from the Cold Hard Cash series, but the other books do not need to be read in order to enjoy this one. It does not end on a cliffhanger.

Further Notes: A Quick Buck includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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“You are an exceptionally rude young man.” Alistair rose from the piano.

“Says the fuckin’ geezer who’s kidnapping me in my own house!” Noah growled. “Wow. Fuckin’ dementia settin’ in, Gramps? Do you understand how crazy you sound?”

“I do believe it’s time for that lesson in manners.” Alistair slid his belt from his pants, folding it in half and lightly patting it against his palm.

Noah froze, staring stupidly at the belt. He was so stunned by the clear implication that he laughed.

“I’m going to take you and put you over my knee,” Alistair said sternly. “I’m going to spank you with this belt until I hear a very sincere apology followed by absolute and total silence. While we’re staying here, I am going to expect you to be a model guest. Obedient, quiet, and dare I even say grateful. Do you understand, dear Noah?”

“You?” Noah laughed again. “You’re going to spank me?”

“Unless you’d like to apologize right now?”

“Ha!” Noah stood up straight and tall, towering over Alistair as he taunted, “I’d love to see you fuckin’ try it, old man.”

“Very well.”

In the space of a blink, Alistair grabbed Noah’s arm and twisted it into his back, dragging him over his knee as he sat down on the bench. It happened so quickly that Noah didn’t have enough time to register the pain until the belt cracked over his ass for the first time.

“Oh, fuck!” Noah tried to kick away, but the pressure on his arm in Alistair’s iron grip made a compelling argument to stay as he was. His ass felt like it had been branded where the belt had struck, and he hissed angrily. Even through his jeans, it hurt like hell. “Oh, wow, yeah, fuck you.”

“That didn’t sound like an apology, dear Noah,” Alistair chided.

“How about you take that ‘dear Noah’ and shove it up your—oh, fuck!” Noah cried out as the belt hit him again. “Fuck, fuck, fuck!”

“Mmm, that sort of language will simply not do.” The buckle clinked as Alistair set the belt aside, and he reached around Noah’s hips to grab at the front of his jeans. “A strong-willed boy such as yourself usually requires additional motivation.”

“Hey! Stop!” Noah squirmed as Alistair undid the button and opened up the fly of his jeans in one swift jerk. A rage like he’d never known filled him when Alistair grabbed the seat of his jeans and pulled them down with his underwear, just enough to expose his ass to the entire room. “Oh, fuck you!”

“Now.” Alistair had the belt again, and he lightly dragged it over Noah’s bare cheeks. “Let’s try this again, shall we?”

Noah tried bucking away, but he couldn’t get out of Alistair’s iron hold. He was furious from being stripped and humiliated like this, and he refused to comply. “Go fuckin’ die in a fire. A really big fuckin’ fire.”

“You still have plenty of time to apologize.”

“Yeah? But you sure don’t. Bein’ all old and shit. Might have a heart attack and drop dead right—agh, shit! Shit!” The pain from the belt against his bare skin was new, burning white hot, and Noah couldn’t explain the overwhelming rush coming over him.

Definitely didn’t have an explanation for his hard dick.

There was no way to hide it from Alistair, considering it was digging into his thigh, and Noah ducked his head, embarrassed and furious he couldn’t escape. For some reason, being held down was only making him harder, and the vicious cycle of shame and anger kept right on fueling his persistent erection.

“Why, Noah.” Alistair chuckled low. His voice dropped to a sultry tone, whispering as if they were lovers as he said, “I’m not sure I should continue your punishment under these circumstances. Would you like to apologize yet?”

“Eat… a dick,” Noah panted, refusing to acknowledge how all the little hairs on the back of his neck suddenly stood up from the way Alistair spoke.

“Mm, I take it that’s a ‘no’?”

“You’re… a fuckin… genius…”

“Well.” Alistair clicked his tongue, the leather creaking as he raised the belt back up. “I can already see you’re going to be quite a handful.”

“You’ve got no fuckin’ idea, you stupid—ow, fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck!”

This was going to be a very, very long day.

And he still hadn’t gotten that shower.



I enjoy a good Mafia read, and I also enjoyed reading a couple of books I reviewed for the author, so when this was offered up for review, I of course snapped it up.

The author is an excellent writer.  She always brings complex characters to her stories, and she did the same for A Quick Buck.

Noah is a brat.  I mean a spoiled rotten, self-centered, thoughtless brat.  He’s such a brat that at first I didn’t think I could handle reading about him LOL.  Really.  If not for Alistair, I probably would’ve put the book down, but Alistair showed me that through patience and a firm hand, the real Noah can be produced, and Alistair did this through some well-deserved punishment for Noah.  Bravo, author.

She really knew how to make an unlikeable character sympathetic, and even keep me reading, because Noah is pretty much taken prisoner in his own home since Alistair believes Noah’s uncle killed someone who means a lot to Alistair.  So the story begins…

Alistair is a master at his craft of getting someone to submit to him, and Noah didn’t stand a chance, no matter how big his mouth was and how much he protested.  Then again Alistair had a great teacher since he was once under the thumb of Boss Cold, a character from another series.

The author really knows how to create formidable bosses, but yet slowly and realistically bring out their underlying positive traits, because there’s two sides to Alistair.  And Alistair shows Noah there is two sides to Noah, as well, something I don’t think Noah wanted to explore, but was forced to, during the sexual torture.

If you enjoyed the Cold Hard Cash series, you’ll love this new standalone read A Quick Buck.  Yes, it’s long, and really didn’t need to be that long, but the author made sure every scene was essential to the plot.  She did a great job keeping the book moving along, and also painted wonderful scenes of torment, hot sex, loneliness, excitement, and suspense, because the twist I saw at the ending I never saw coming.  Great job.

I recommend you give this a read.  K.L. Hiers is a wonderful author and her latest release will keep you guessing of what will happen next.


K.L. “Kat” Hiers is an embalmer, restorative artist, and queer writer. Licensed in both funeral directing and funeral service, they worked in the death industry for nearly a decade. Their first love was always telling stories, and they have been writing for over twenty years, penning their very first book at just eight years old. Publishers generally do not accept manuscripts in Hello Kitty notebooks, however, but they never gave up.

Following the success of their first novel, Cold Hard Cash, they now enjoy writing professionally, focusing on spinning tales of sultry passion, exotic worlds, and emotional journeys. They love attending horror movie conventions and indulging in cosplay of their favorite characters. They live in Zebulon, NC, with their husband and their children, some of whom have paws and a few that only pretend to because they think it’s cute.

Find K.L.:  Blog/Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Newsletter Sign-up | Patreon


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