Debase

Rachel Van Dyken

Book Cover

GENRE

ACTION DRAMA EROTICA ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE / THRILLER

    Core Theme

    LOVE CONQUERS ALL

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    50 SHADES OF GRAY, TWILIGHT, THE SOPRANOS

    CHARACTER LIST

    β€’ ANDREI PETROV: 22. LEAD. SHORT TEMPERED, SADISTIC, DAMAGED. EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME.

    β€’ ALICE DE LANGE: 20. ROMANTIC LEAD.

    β€’ CHASE: 20S, CAPO, EXTERMINATOR OF DE LANGE FAMILY

    β€’ PHOENIX: 40S. MENTOR TO ANDREI. MOB BOSS.

    β€’ ELENA: 30S. ANDREI'S "STEPMOTHER."

    β€’ AX: 40S. ANDREI'S SECURITY GUARD.

    Logline

    The Sopranos meets Gossip Girl: This story centers around the Russian and Italian mafia alliance--and the one girl who's life hangs in the balance.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 18-34

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Chicago

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken

    Year Published: 2019

    Starting Description

    The new leader of the Petrov dynasty is using his club as a way to save women who have been sold to the sex trade, he's an anti hero hell bent on denying himself everything, until he meets the one girl he can't have.

    Ending Description

    Andrei must choose between saving the love of his life and making the ultimate sacrifice (himself), the Italians are rising in power and need him to take his place as the tie in to both the Russians and the Italians.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    9781733668019

    Mature Audience Themes

    Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

    Plot - Other Elements

    Coming of Age

    Plot - Premise

    Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

    Main Character Details

    Name: Andrei Petrov

    Age: 22

    Gender: Male

    Role: Antagonist

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Villainous,Aggressive,Badass,Charming,Sexy,Complex,Confident,Blunt,Heartthrob,Sarcastic,Skillful,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Leader,Educated

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Alice De Lange

    Age: 21

    Gender: Female

    Role: Emotional

    Key Traits: Badass,Obedient,Sexy,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

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    Development Pitch

    The Sopranos meets Gossip Girl in this gritty tale of the mafia underworld and the new young bosses who run it. Andrei Petrov is an anti hero you can't help but root for. He's the only remaining heir to the Petrov bloodline and for the last three years has been trying to take down his fathers dynasty from within, the only problem? He has to play the part of villain when really he's the hero. He works closely with the five families of the Cosa Nostra (all humorous secondary characters who have previous books of their own), and is getting close to shutting down the sex trafficking business his father left when he's sold a girl, and not just any girl but Alice DeLange, enemy to the five families, and enemy to him. She thinks he's both devil and savior--he gives her a number, 632, she means nothing to him, or does she? Soon the lines between enemy and friend are blurred and Andrei has to make a choice. Them or her. This book reads like a movie script, very dialogue heavy with poignant hilarious breaks in between the dark moments to give it the perfect balance for an edge of your seat experience. It's sold over a million copies (the series) worldwide and has turned into a cult classic for my readers. This is the new generation of tv/film, addicting, bingeworthy, and sexy.

    Brief

    The Russian and Italian mobs have allied, and only one thing stands in their way: the existence of De Lange family members. Andrei, a mob boss who owns a sex slavery club falls for one of his newest members, who happens to be a De Lange. Andrei attempts to save her in the hopes that she can help save his soul.

    What We Liked

    - This is a forbidden love story that pulls no punches--there are graphic torture scenes with fully detailed blood spatters and pained reactions. The characters are murderers who are irrevocably damaged by their past and actions. This is a grown up Twilight that asks the questions of "Can love save someone?" and "What will people risk for the ones they love?" It shows the humanity and the evil present in all the characters.
    - Film: As a film, this would be an action-packed thriller with great side plots and characters that would leave audiences feeling an adrenaline rush as they left the theater.
    - TV: This sexy thriller would be perfect for a premium streaming service--viewers would tune in every week to watch both the romance develop between Alice and Andrei and to watch as the mafia world enters the brink of war.
    - Key points: Dark; Part of a larger world; Strong romance stories; Strong family stories; Sexy.

    Synopsis

    Andrei Petrov has pledged himself to the Italian families. An order is out to kill any De Lange left alive. Andrei runs a club that is the center of a prostitution and sex slavery ring, but he doesn't know how the women are getting in. Many women in his club are tortured and killed for the entertainment of their new owners. Andrei hates the club and considers it his prison as well as theirs. Andrei has a lot of personal issues and always wears gloves so that he doesn't have to ever accidentally touch another person.

    One day, a new girl is delivered in a shipment of slaves--Alice De Lange. Andrei is immediately drawn to her, and after watching her on the camera from her prison for a few days, he brings her into his house inside of the club instead. Alice is afraid but attracted to him, as he is strikingly handsome. He tells her he wants to protect her, and lies to the other members of the mafia that she is his private whore when he brings her to a mafia family dinner. Andrei disguises Alice as his wife and re-enrolls her in her college, but is unable to contain his jealousy and soon beats up her lab partner for putting his arm around her. Andrei and Alice grow closer and closer together, slowly learning to trust each other. Andrei promises Alice that all she has to do is ask and he will kill her quickly, rather than the torture he normally bestows on his victims.

    A new shipment of women comes in, and Andrei recognizes one of them as Elena, his stepmother who tried to rape him before he was even a teenager. He tortures her until she reveals that the De Lange family is responsible for capturing and bringing the women. Andrei fears for Alice's life. Phoenix, Andrei's mentor, offers Alice a choice, a way to escape and never see Andrei again but be safe, but Alice chooses Andrei. Alice and Andrei lose their virginity together. The next day, the head of the Italian mafia, the Sinacores, comes to America and Andrei is warned he has to get rid of Alice. Andrei's bodyguard, Ax, drives Alice to a jet plane waiting with a man called Dr. Death and offers her a new life, with riches and safety, but she refuses to get in and chooses Andrei instead. The group goes back to the club just as the Italians meet up with Andrei and tell him that he is the true Sinacore heir and he is the new boss of the Sinacores. When Alice enters the club, Andrei is forced by Chase Abandonato to whip her, as Chase and the others have known all along that she is a De Lange. He whips her until she begs him to kill her and finally Chase and the others allow it to stop and tell him he can take her place instead. Andrei is tortured by each of the other mafia members until he passes out from the pain. In the morning, Alice and Andrei reunite and begin to plan their marriage together.

    About The Author

    Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. Rachel lives in Idaho with her husband, son, and two boxers.