Renee Graziano, star of VH1's hit show Mob Wives to release a sizzling new thriller, PLAYING WITH FIRE, this April

Feb 21, 2014, 09:45 ET from Tor/Forge Books

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the countless fans of VH1's hit show Mob Wives know, star Renee Graziano certainly knows how to bring the drama - and the heat. Now, she's taking her skills into a new arena - as seen on the show's finale this week - by publishing her sizzling debut novel, PLAYING WITH FIRE (A Forge Hardcover, E-book, and Macmillan Audio Book; On-sale: April 8, 2014). Longtime fans of the show as well as anyone who needs to get their groove back this spring will be glued to the pages of this sexy thriller.


In PLAYING WITH FIRE, Graziano introduces us to the stunning and mysterious Reign Grazi. No stranger to dangerous men, Reign has been surrounded by them her whole life. Nick Fattelli is handsome, sophisticated, and - an assassin. He doesn't know who hired him to take out Reign, but after they meet and sparks fly, he vows to protect her. Unless it's really him they are after…

Graziano knows this lifestyle firsthand. Her time on Mob Wives has shown her in her most glamorous and sometimes most painful moments. But her experiences have left her stronger, ready to take control of her life, and also have a little fun - and she found the inspiration to pen this sultry page-turner.

Graziano has had quite a blast coming up with the spicy scenes and minute-by-minute thrills of PLAYING WITH FIRE. Graziano found a release in writing this racy thriller - and now invites women all over the world to find out that PLAYING WITH FIRE is the hottest thing to read beneath the sheets this spring.

About Renee Graziano
Renee Graziano grew up during the heyday of the mob - immersed in the mafia culture since birth, Renee embraced the lifestyle as her own. That is, until her son AJ was born. A single mother with a fierce devotion to her family, Renee has overcome enormous obstacles to raise her son with character, dignity, and a future that extends beyond mafia life.

Charity and activism are also an important part of Renee's life- and a victim of domestic violence herself, Renee is now making it her mission to speak out and help families struggling with domestic violence. By courageously sharing her story and experiences, Renee wants to raise awareness and help the millions of families afflicted by domestic violence.

While family comes first for this VH1 starlet and former celebrity stylist - fashion is a close second: Renee just launched her Mob Candy line of dresses, tee shirts, and accessories, with more lifestyle products to come. All are available at

Renee will also be releasing a family cookbook in February 2014, titled How To Use a Meat Cleaver, as well as a line of wines and food products including pastas, oils, and sauces under her new line,  Graziano Macaroni Company. In April 2014, Renee will be releasing an erotic novel titled, Playing with Fire.

You can follow Renee on Twitter and Instagram - @reneegraziano or visit her at - and make sure to tune into Mob Wives, Thursdays on VH1.

About Forge Books
Forge Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1993 and committed to thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction and general fiction. Forge includes books by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Douglas Preston, Eric Van Lustbader, W. Bruce Cameron and Ralph Peters. Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is also the home of award-winning Tor Books, which annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Visit us online at

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