Excerpt: Zenka by Alison Brodie

Zenka_Final_Amazon_1535x2500GENRE:  Suspense/dark comedy/romance

What It’s About:

Ruthless, capricious, and loyal.

Zenka is a Hungarian pole-dancer with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols and shotguns.

Jack learns he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she aims to turn Nicholas into a son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a crime boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Goodreads



Jack glanced sharply at the gun in Zenka’s hand. ‘Put that down!’


‘I didn’t order those shooters for your benefit.’

She shrugged and picked up another gun.

Jack bristled. ‘I told you to wait in the car!’

‘Car boring.’

‘You can’t have that. It’s illegal.’

She was aiming the gun at the wall, one eye closed as she looked along the barrel. ‘I need gun to protect myself from people.’

‘No, Zenka, people need gun to protect themselves from you.’

She laughed, a full-throated laugh, her face suddenly alive and sparkling. Jack was staring at her in fury, but he was helpless. How can you reprimand someone so beautiful, so fearless?


About the author:  Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side.

Brodie is an international, best-selling author. Her books have been published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), Heyne (Germany) and Unieboek (Holland). Brodie has now gone “indie”.

Connect with Alison at:  Twitter | Website | Goodreads | Facebook

3 thoughts on “Excerpt: Zenka by Alison Brodie

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: