Black Collar Queen is the second book in The Black Collar Syndicate series and today we’re introducing one of the syndicate courts, and their royals.
The New York Courts
New York is ruled by two powerful families, with a foreign court attempting to find a foothold.
The Oliver syndicate is home to dirty money and has been allied with the Morgan syndicate since before Seth was born. A formal alliance between the families was all but arranged between Nicolette and Seth.
Remi Oliver is the syndicate king. An older man with graying hair, and a cold manner, he is a relic of Gabe Morgan’s generation, and is not terribly impressed with the young royals. He is not one to rule by emotion—buisness and syndicate concerns matter much more than personal interests.
Nicolette Oliver, the syndicate princess and heir, was born and bred to marry into the Morgan family. The long time lover of Seth Morgan, the alliance was a forgone conclusion, until her recent murder.
Less powerful, and much younger, is the Ratchaphure, a Thailand based syndicate looking to expand in the United States. They specialize in exotic women and high end nightclubs. The Ratchaphure are a much earthier court than the Oliver or Morgan syndicates, but are looking to expand with a formal alliance with the Morgan syndicate. Their mark is a flower, four ragged petals and a stamen, most often tattooed.
Rama is the syndicate prince and king in waiting. He occupies a more fluid place than his American counterparts—he is a child of his illicit trade asmuch as he is a king, a pimp and a prince, and the duel sides of his nature are often forgotten until it is too late, even by his allies. Originally courted for alliance by Caleb Morgan, Rama was his lover as well as friend and confidant. With Caleb now dead, he is attempting to continue the alliance with Emma and Seth Morgan, as well as seducing the Morgan princess.
Read more about the Cuban court in Black Collar Queen, coming April 16th. And catch up on the series now with Black Collar Empire, and two free novellas!
BLACK COLLAR QUEEN – Out April 16th!
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Claiming the Morgan Syndicate was supposed to be the hardest part—but now they have to keep it.
Seth Morgan has taken his place as the head of the Morgan syndicate, with his cousin Emma by his side. But the change of regime came at a heavy price: Emma’s mother is missing, and the Oliver syndicate wants Emma’s head on a platter.
And there are secrets—skeletons from their parents coming to haunt them. Seth is moving pieces, struggling to keep Emma safe and peace in the city while Emma alienates her lover and grapples with her past.
With threats on every side, and unable to trust their allies, Emma makes a misstep that could cost more than the syndicate is willing to pay: the life of it’s young queen.