Belle Ami stopped by to share her latest book with all my readers. I am super-excited to host a best-selling author! Take it away, Belle!
Thank you, Nancy, for hosting me on your blog today. It’s an honor to share my latest thriller with you and your followers. The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio is a time-travel thriller, historical novel, and paranormal journey into the life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio one of the greatest artists of the seventeenth century. In 1969 his painting, the Nativity, was stolen from a church in Palermo Italy, purportedly by the Mafia. This theft sits at number two on the FBI’s list of important art heists of all time. My heroine, Angela Renatus, a reluctant psychic, and her fiancé, Alex Caine, are enlisted by the director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to recover Caravaggio’s masterpiece.
Art historian Angela Renatus knows she’s different. She can see into the past—into the lives of the greatest artists of all time—are her visions a gift or a curse?
Angela works with former Navy Seal, Alex Caine, recovering stolen works of art. When they’re enlisted to solve the mysterious theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity—one of the greatest art heists in history—Angela senses her visions about the tortured artist go far beyond the missing masterpiece.
A web of secrets and lies entangles Angela and Alex on a twisted and treacherous journey into Caravaggio’s very own heart of darkness…spiralling the couple into a deadly trap.
Rome, Italy 28 May, 1606
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio sat up and glanced out the window.
“Merda!” He overslept. He was late. He didn’t need a timepiece to know what
hour of the day it was. The light streaming in through the open window
had turned the walls a shade of ochre—evening was approaching. He leapt
out of bed pulling the sheet with him.
“Painter, are you stealing my covers?”
“No, why?” Caravaggio smiled over his shoulder at the beautiful
woman in bed.
Fillide Melandroni lay on her side, her long red curls tousled around
her. Naked and still rosy from their lovemaking, she was the most beautiful
woman in Rome. He bounded back to bed and nibbled her shoulder. She
was delicious. His lips wandered down the length of her body to her full culo,
the most perfect rump he’d ever seen. Unable to resist, he growled, pinching
her before he delivered a sensuous love bite.
“It is a sin to cover such a gift. Maybe I should paint you just like this, goddess, with your glorious culo preserved for all eternity. Botticelli had Simonetta Vespucci for his Venus, and you, Fillide, are mine.”
She swatted him away. “Stop it! Sei Pazzo! You’ve painted me enough. I
have something else in mind. Painting isn’t your only talent, il mio maestro.”
He flipped her over to face him and claimed her lips. Her fingers feathered
through his hair and she kissed him back. Then he felt her hand drop to
his groin. He groaned, watching her luminous hazel eyes flame with desire.
“Do you want more, amore mio?” She fluttered her lashes at him. “Show
me what kind of stallone you are.”
Belle Ami is a #1 Bestselling author of romantic suspense, romantic thrillers and international mystery with a time-travel twist. Her first novel was a finalist for a major book award and launched her dynamic writing career. Belle is a 2018 RONE Award finalist in the romantic suspense category for her novel ESCAPE (Tip of the Spear Series Book 1). The second book VENGEANCE has been highly lauded. RANSOM is the third book in the Tip of the Spear Series.
Belle is also a Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist for her time Travel Romance THE GIRL WHO KNEW DA VINCI. (Book 1 Out of Time Series). When Belle isn't working on her next book, she's most likely in the kitchen whipping up something delicious for her family to enjoy. In addition to enjoying gourmet cook, Belle is also an accomplished pianist, skier, and world traveler. She lives in Calabasas, CA with her wonderful husband and two kids. She also lives with Cindy Crawford and Giorgio Armani (who just happen to be a horse and a chihuahua). Connect with her here: