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Tainted Blood

By: Catherine Wiltcher,Cora Kenborn
Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock,Vivienne LaRue
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TOP 100 INTERNATIONAL AMAZON BESTSELLER

From USA Today Bestselling Authors Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher comes Corrupt Gods, a brand new arranged marriage mafia duet.

A Carrera is a master of deception.
A Santiago never forgets.

Santi Carrera is the war I never saw coming.
A beautiful liar.
Ruthless.
Captivating…
The architect of my own undoing.

He twisted my loyalty into an ultimatum.
He chained me to his side with a vow of deceit.
I should despise him for all he’s done to me...
But behind those dark eyes, I see his pain.
I recognize his conflict because it’s ours to share.

Now, I’m a pawn in a new war.
Stolen by a stranger, I’ve been taken to a foreign land.
My fate rests in the fragile truce between our families.
They will tear this world apart to find me.
But he's the only man who can save me.

*This is book 2 of a new dark romance duet. Bad Blood, book 1, is live.
**Tainted Blood is set in the Santiago and Carrera worlds, but it is NOT necessary to have read either trilogy beforehand."

©2021 Cora Kenborn, Catherine Wiltcher (P)2022 Pink Flamingo Productions

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holy moly!!!!!

okay now this was crazy, i cant believe that guy was bad. this whole time this guy had a freaking crush on her. so sad how he betrayed her and her family. but ibknow she had trouble forgetting but she also became stronger for it to. she might be one tuff cookie because of it. to be honest i actually wanted more of there love story. im glad because of them they ended a long time fude between two families, talk about a Romeo and juliet but with a happy ending lol.

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I did enjoy this book but I feel like it’s not needed. Love the sweet ending! Aaron & Vivienne did an excellent job at narrating

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dark, intense

This is Santi and Thalia story. suspense, action packed, steamy, It has twists and turns that you didn't see coming and had me sitting at the edge of my seat. Great mafia story,
Vivian LaRue And Aaron Shedlock narration is very good. They told this story with emotions, bringing this story to life.
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WOW!

Wow! What a conclusion!!!! The writing, the plot, the characters were all done to perfection.

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Corrupt Gods Series!

Tainted Blood A Dark Mafia Romance (Corrupt Gods World, Book 2) begins with a intriguing prologue. A mafia/cartel story with action, suspense and smexyness all swirled together to create a entertaining listen. Although, I didn't love it as much as I did Bad Blood. It was a good listen. The icing on the cake was the epilogue.

Aaron Shedlock, Vivienne LaRue dual narration Aaron Shedlock, Vivienne LaRue dual narration was engaging and brought the characters and their story to reality.

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Excellent Mafia Romance!

This is the second book in the Corrupt Gods World. Bad Blood is set in the Santiago and Carrera worlds. This is an excellent Mafia Romance, and enemies-to-lovers. Thalia and Santi's story continues where the first book left off. The story is told from both POVs which is great. This installment is intense, raw, and captivating. I loved it! Thalia is very strong, smart, and brave. Santi is handsome, ruthless, possessive, and protective. They are opposites attract and they complement each other. The world building is enthralling. Vivienne LaRue and Aaron Shedlock did a fantastic job with the narration. This is a breathtaking conclusion to Thalia and Santi’s story. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. #TheFlock

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4.25 Stars! Great!

As soon as i reached the end of the Bad Blood audiobook, i knew i had to dive right back into this duet! It's been awesome getting to experience this duet again in this new way. I started listening as soon as i could and got right back into the Corrupt Gods world! I really enjoyed this listen so much!

Having listened to both Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue before i was so excited when i found out these two were narrating Tainted Blood! Aaron and Vivienne immediately grabbed my attention and kept it throughout this listen. From the heart racing moments, the unpredictable, and the emotions, Aaron and Vivienne captured Santi and Thalia's journey so fantastically. I loved what Aaron an Vivienne brought to this story with their narration!

Santi and Thalia's journey continues! I was so glad to get more of these two and their story. As Thalia is kidnapped, Can Santi get her back? Can their hearts survive everything?

I enjoyed Santi's determination and Thalia's strength throughout this listen. I really liked etting to see how these two would tackle things, especially their situations and everything thrown their way! Once again, i was on the edge of my seat, seeing how it'd all play out. I loved how i felt so much with Thalia and Santi throughout both audiobooks.

With Tainted Blood, Ms.Kenborn and Ms.Wiltcher have created a great and dark continuation that i got so into! You'll want to finish this duet in one sitting. I can't wait for more from this duo!

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Tainted Blood

Tainted Blood is the second book in the Corrupt Gods Duet. This book picks up right where book one ends. This book is the second half of Santi Carrera and Thalia's story.

Santi and Thalia have had a rough go at it in the first book. Thalia becomes his when he catches her stealing from him. Being on opposite sides of the mafia they are born to be enemies. Santi did whatever he could to get Thalia to be his.

However, now they are having a new battle. Thalia has been stolen from Santi. Thalia is not fighting for her life, and Sanit is fighting as well to get her back to him.

Can Thalia and Santi find their way back to each other? Can Santi get revenge on those who wronged him and Thalia? Will Santi and Thalia get their happy ending?

I really enjoyed this series, and the narrators that read this book were great!

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Tainted Blood

This is the second book in the Corrupt Gods Duet. What I loved about this duet was the seamless way Catherine Wiltcher and Cora Kenborn brought each of their own Cartel series and interwove the stories. Santi Carrera is the son of Valentine Carrera from Cora’s Carrera Cartel series. Thalia Santiago is the daughter of Dante Santiago from Catherine’s The Santiago Trilogy. This duet brought two feuding families together. In this book Santi and Thalia had just married and she gets taken. Santi’s sister Lola also is missing. These two women missing has finally put a stop to a 20+ year long feud between the Santiago and Carrera Cartels. I really hope these two authors will write another spin-off book for Lola and Thalia’s sister. I want know more about them. Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue did a fantastic job narrating this duet.

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Love this world of characters!!!

Santi and Talia are back!!! I love them! That cliffy from the first book had me reeling.... so I was super glad to finally! I can not even articulate how swoony Santi became is this story! GAH! Before he even knew that his sister was also taken, just for information on Talia he went above and beyond to save the one man he hated most in the rival cartel! And then he would stop at nothing to get them back. These 2 give me all the feels. This book wasn't too spicy, but it was totally action packed and there was some fantastic sexual tension!
And the narration was fantastic! Pulled me right in and wouldn't let me go! Love this duet of books! Hoping for more from some of the other characters in the books.... Like for Ella! And get more about Lola and Sam! Definitely want more from this combined world!


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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 11-25-22

A great listen!

Second part of the Corrupt Gods duet, I LOVED this book. Listened to it in one sitting.

Santi and Talia's story continues with him rallying the troops to track where their enemy has taken his new wife. Vivienne LaRue definitely stole the show with her narration and Aaron Shedlock was great too as mafia boss Santi Carrera.

This book has everything you could possibly want from a Mafia/Cartel listen. I definitely want to check out Lola & Sam's book next but now I'm pulled in a few directions lol Ella's story and RJ's romance with the New Jersey Mafia Princess Rosalia are teased at in this book, I will absolutely be checking those out as well.

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  • Flock🦩 Mari 🎧
  • 11-03-22

So hot!!! 🔥

Ok, I might need some therapy, but I enjoyed this dark story so much. It was so mind consuming. The narrators did an amazing job giving life and dimensions to these characters. The story was hhhhott. I can’t wait for more.

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  • Sara B
  • 10-31-22

Mind-blowing!!

Tainted Blood is a dark, suspenseful, and gritty mafia romance set in the Santiago and Carrera world. A masterfully written tale of deception, love, vengeance, and loyalty by two incredibly talented authors, Catherine Wiltcher and Cora Kenbore. Wiltcher and Kenbore each complement the story with their distinctive style, making Santi Carrera and Thalia Santiago's passionate journey utterly captivating. Santi and Thalia are born into two rival Cartel families at war for over two decades, making the bad blood between the families beyond tainted.

Tainted Blood literally picked up right after the stunning cliffhanger at the end of Bad Blood. Right from the get-go, I was at the very edge of my seat with excitement, not knowing what direction the story would take. The storyline is riveting, raw, action-packed, thrilling, exciting, and wholly unpredictable, packed with shocking revelations and twists. Santi is one of my favourite characters; he is a hot-blooded, ruthless, dominating, and totally swoon-worthy man. When it comes to Thalia, he is fiercely protective and would go to the ends of the earth to find her. The dark and intense scenes were balanced, with Santi and Thalia, passion, growth, and fiery chemistry. This was a terrific listen, gripping and unforgettable.

Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue performed flawlessly. They did a phenomenal job capturing the intensity of the scenes and the raw emotions that reverberated from the characters. Tainted Blood is a mind-blowing dark Mafia romance with outstanding narration, one I highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 10-18-22

Worth the wait

It seems like forever since I listened to book 1 and I was eager to start this. With Talia and Lola kidnapped by traffickers the Santiago and Carrera families call a truce to work together to save them . Love love loved this and so happy Talia and Sante get their HEA.

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  • Gillek2
  • 10-16-22

Santi and Thalia!

Thalia may not have married Santi out of love but that soon changed. She now finds herself abducted and trying to find a way back to her husband while protecting Lola as well. Although what she endured was devastating it made her stronger as they are about to find out the war is far from over.

Santi will do anything to bring Thalia and Lola home and that means working with his rival, Thalia’s father, due to their love for the same woman. Rescuing her was difficult enough but the aftermath is proving even more difficult and the challenges they must overcome have just began.

Santi and Thalia are each others equals in every way and the conclusion to their story only reinforces it. The chemistry between them radiates off the pages as they take us on an emotional and suspenseful ride that you won’t be able to put down. The narrators portrayed the depth of the characters and the situation they found themselves in wonderfully. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • Shannon Mc
  • 10-16-22

Lots of Action! Narration was Fantastic!

Tainted Blood is book two in the Corrupt Gods Duet and must be enjoyed after Bad Blood so you can understand the full story. Tainted Blood picks up where the cliffhanger of book one ends and continues with no shortage of action and drama.

Thalia has been taken and Santi will stop at nothing to get her back, even if it means joining forces with her family, who are rivals. With two extremely powerful families out trying to get Thalia back, it seems like it would be a lot easier, but the alliance is tenuous and there are still a lot of roadblocks. Even when she is back, the action continues when Santi wants to go after the men who hurt her, and doesn't really stop until close to the end of the book taking the reader on a bit of a wild ride.

While I really liked the first book, this one didn't quite hold my interest as much. It could have been in part because I listened to it quite a bit after listening to the first book so it felt somewhat disjointed (which is more of a me issue). I also struggled to connect a little more with the story as the main characters spent so much of the book apart, and while Santi was being a hero doing amazing things finding Thalia and then avenging her, there wasn't a lot of time to develop their relationship so I struggled a little with their connection. I did feel like the audiobook was phenomenal. Both Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue did a wonderful job really bringing this story to life. #PinkFlamingoProductions #TheFlock

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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-07-22

loved

Loved the dual narration of Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue

This book has everything you could possibly want from a Mafia listen We have suspense, revenge, love, hate, deceit to name. The action and drama kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-06-22

WOW! What an ending!

I was so excited when this was released! I needed part two of the Corrupt Gods Duet. After the ending of Bad Blood, I loved Santi Carrera and Thalia Santiago together, and the cliffhanger had me on the edge just waiting to see how this unlikely couple was going to fair. Thalia was taken, and Santi is now on a mission to save his wife. The truce between these two mafia families is going to be the only chance there is in finding and saving her, and the chance of that happening is next to zero. Catherine Wiltcher and Cora Kenborn are such an incredible writing team and have created an original story with so many twists and turns, and intrigue that had me listening all day to find out the conclusion. This is the best kind of romantic suspense and I hope we get more from this team!

Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue finish out the series with their amazing performance. The darkness is real, the suspense felt and the characters spot on. Shedlock gives Santi his accent, so perfect and we can fear him and love him. LaRue comes through with a strength for Thalia, and a feeling of hope until she can no longer. These two know how to create their characters and pull us in, capturing our attention and making us stay. Loved it!

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  • Megan Bell - The Flock🎧
  • 09-22-22

The best ending,

This is book 2 of Santi and Thalia's story. This is their conclusion, and if you thought book 1 was good then you are in for a treat. The details and drama in this book were amazing. It was gut wrenching and heart warming all at the same of time. I loved it, even the pain and turmoil. Thalia and Santi are meant to be, there is no question about that. I loved every bit of this book.

Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue did amazing, the accents, the drama... they brought this story to life and it was perfect.

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  • Bette
  • 09-21-22

A Wild & Thrilling Conclusion! Brilliant 🎧📚🎧

Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher continue to wow me with this mind-blowing conclusion to their “Corrupt Gods” duet, Thalia Santiago and Santi Carrera’s story. Their story began in “Bad Blood”, a not to be missed story that ended in a cliffhanger and this book continues from where that one ended. These two authors not only make a great writing team, but a creative one too, starting from the beginning to where they took this brilliant story, the layers to the story and the world building is phenomenal and intriguing, the same with the character growth and development, especially Thalia, whose impressive strength truly shined in this book. This action-packed romantic suspense is an original and brilliantly plotted story with plenty of drama, twists and turns, thrilling suspense that will bring you to the edge of your seat, heartfelt emotions and a romance that was meant to be. Thank you for this amazing story and the wildly thrilling ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the brilliant narration, Aaron Shedlock and Vivienne LaRue did an amazing job bringing these characters and their story to life. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit their character’s persona to a tee, accent and all, sounding believable in every role they played and just as I pictured the characters to sound. Aaron Shedlock played a killer Santi, grasped his intensity and alphatude, and that accent was perfection. Vivienne LaRue’s Thalia was perfection too, she was a natural in the role and grasped all her strength and fierceness. Both were great performing the roles of the secondary characters as well. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to, and their narration enhances this already brilliant story to another level. Thank you for another exceptional listen.

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