A Musical Interlude by Kasonndra Leigh



The Dark Duet (A Musical Interlude, #3)

Contemporary Romantic Suspense

62,000 words

Release Date: September 9th, 2014


What does that word mean?

Kindness. Generosity… Love?

None of that applies to mine.

I think we should try vicious, corrupt…


I am not an innocent.

I do not believe in fate.

Revenge should have its moment to shine.

I’ve been a slave to circumstance…

A child of the shadows.

Now, I embrace the gloom and thrive inside it.

Revenge. Love.

Vengeance. Salvation.

The battle inside me rages on.

At least it does until one day when… I find her.

I do not understand.

I cannot allow myself to believe that…

There is light inside the darkness.

~Nikolai Belikov


** This novel contains mature content. It is intended for an audience at 18+ years of age.

The Dark Duet can be read as a standalone novel.**

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Amazon Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Duet-Musical-Interlude-

My Review

This is such an awesome series with of course Love, but with so much more. The banter between these two is quite good to read, they “get” one another. They both have had very traumatic things happen to them and they both need one another to combat the darkness they feel inside them. They are also perfect for one another sexually. I really love all the intrigue in this story and all the spy/mafia scenarios, it made for a very exciting and emotional read. I really love this authors writing.

Other Books in the Series


The Crescendo (The Musical Interlude, #2)

New Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May, 27th 2014

58,000 words

He taught her how to walk outside the line. She taught

him how to leave the past behind. In the end, fate

brought them both together.

Six months ago, Erin Angelo was hired by Alek Dostov,

the charismatic Maestro who hired her design firm, the

same man who healed the wounds of her tragic past.

In the highly anticipated, reader requested sequel to THE

PRELUDE, Alek and Erin are preparing to embrace their

new life and love for music while nurturing Erin’s

blossoming singing career. But when a mysterious figure

from Erin’s past walks back into her life, Alek and Erin’s

belief that their love will conquer everything is put to the

test. As Alek continues to struggle with the ghosts of his

past and recent family troubles, Erin finds a way to

reconnect with her fiancée. The couple set out on a tour

of Italy, taking Alek’s music group to the next level.

But Alek’s mother, Katerina, has other plans in mind.

She orders the tour manager to go along with them. Now, they will face new challenges while

dealing with the pressures of their careers. Passion, excitement, adventure, danger, and a

Maestro that has more swagger than a rock star. THE CRESCENDO lifts you up to a high you

won’t soon forget.



I thoroughly enjoyed this book,not the part about spiders, eww, but they did make for a dramatic scene though. I love the combination between the worlds of these people with Russian gangs,singing,dancing,and of course orchestral music, being that Alek is a maestro. This couple have so much to work through to be happy yet they always come back to one another. It took him so long to get her to connect with him and then all this stuff starts happening to them and there relationship, but when they make up WOW marathon sex. I can’t wait to read the next one. I want NO I need more.

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The Official Musical Interlude Series Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/8RY5gd7cLTE


The Prelude (The Musical Interlude #1)

An Amazon #1 International Bestseller!

Contemporary Romantic Suspense

After finishing design school six months ago, Erin

Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and

started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief,

silencing her demons, and living a life without any real

attachments has worked well for her so far. But when

Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing

designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by

the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and

how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a

millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see

one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the

ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his

charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids

attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But

unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless. Knowing how wary they both

are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying

the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes

the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely

unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as

she struggles to deal with her own. Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun

together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.



Awesome read! What a beautiful love story of two people who feel they are unworthy of love but, both in so much need of it. This story brought music, dancing, the world of fashion, along with a little Russian mafia all together in one place and time then mixed in the passion of two people who were so right for one another. these two people had different, troubled pasts that were linked but they didn’t realize it. Well, he kinda did. I was so glad when they realized they were actually in love and not just love with one another. this truly was a great read and I am looking forward to reading the next in the series. This story was so well written i felt as if I were watching it instead of reading it.

**This novel contains mature situations and language. It is intended for an audience at 18+ years of age.**

Purchase the Prelude at: http://www.amazon.com/Prelude-Musical-Interlude-1-ebook/dp/



An Aria In Venice (The Musical Interlude #1.5)

New Adult Contemporary Romance


99,000 words

Release Date: April 22nd, 2014

His goal…One night with the ballerina.

Her goal…To beat the player at his game.

The outcome…Something completely unexpected.

Adriana Dostov pegged Luca Martuccio from day one:

gorgeous, talented, arrogant, a man who has had

difficulty committing to one woman in the past. He is

known in fashion circles as the player with a

scandalous history. So when the girls in her ballet

troupe suggest she gives up her virginity to him, she

doesn’t say no. But she’s not sure that a ‘yes’ is the right

answer either. Yet, she can’t stop herself from making the offer… a one night stand in

Venice. Luca wanted feisty little Adriana the moment they first met – and he fully

intends to have her, hence why he’s agreed to accept her proposal. In the end, he’ll get

what he wants. No commitment. All sex.

But, as Luca discovers, there’s more to the ballerina with the overbearing mother – and

he can’t help but care about the frightened girl behind those sad eyes.

Adriana discovers Luca isn’t just walking sex on a stick – he has a wildly passionate side,

a lost soul who has suffered just as much grief as her. And it could be, they’re exactly



Love this series. Adrianna you would think would be a spoiled little rich girl but she isn’t. She’s loved Nikolai so long without knowing he loved her back that she finally gave up and decided to go with someone new. It started out as friendship and I think she wanted to make Nikolai jealous but then she finds she really cares for Luca and gives him her heart. I liked how she realized that she still loves Nikolai just nut in the same way. Luca makes her happy. I really like this series it’s so well done with intrigue, mystery, family drama, and of course romance.


** This novel contains mature situations and language. It is intended for an audience at 18+ years of

Coming Soon:

The Overture (Book 4 of the Musical Interlude Saga) – Release date Winter, 2014


About the Author


Author of the Lost Immortals Saga and the Seraphine

Trilogy, I’m also a mother, blogger, reader, gardener,

home renovator, and a slayer of Egyptian mummies in

Tomb Raider. I believe in karma, coffee, and seriously

wish that the producers of Xena would bring my

favorite show ever back. I was born in the race-car

city of Charlotte, NC, and now live in the City of

Alchemy and Medicine, NC, when I’m not hanging out

in Bardonia (Lost Immortals). Most of my characters

are based on people that I’ve met throughout my

travels and adventures. People tend to stop and start

conversations with me as if I’ve known them my entire

life. Does this freak me out? Not really. My mom says

that one day I’ll get kidnapped by one of them. I told

her that if it weren’t for these lovely people then I

wouldn’t be able to create the stories that I do. I have many favorite authors but

there are some who truly rock my socks: Octavia Butler, Anne Rice, Kami Garcia, J.K.

Rowling, Dean Koontz (on his good-book days), Stephen King (same as DK) Ann

Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Kostova, and so many more… Some other

common tidbits…hmm. I’ve watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun almost 200

times. Seriously, the way I see it is if I keep watching it enough, then suddenly the house

that Diane Lane lives in will magically appear in my backyard. I know. I have a huge


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The Dark Duet Playlist:

1) Not Myself Tonight by Christina Aguilera

2) Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson

3) Elastic Love by Christina Aguilera

4) All I Need by Christina Aguilera

5) The Sea by Morcheeba

6) Nicole by Les Petroleuses

7) Urban Serenade by Avril

8) Chaos by Phoebe Killdeer

9) Last of Days by A Fine Frenzy

10) Too Late to Say No by Datsik

11)Innocence by Nero

12) Set Me On Fire by Pendulum

13) Etude by Nero

14) Lost Without U by Robin Thicke

15) Give it to You by Robin Thicke

16) What You Want by Evanescence

17) Call Me by Skye and Mon Amour

18) Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo

19) Teeth by Lady Gaga

20) Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

21) Turn Me on by Norah Jones

22) Requiem: Lacrimosa by Micaela Haley (Song used during Nikolai and Alese’s

Dark Duet Scene)

10 Fun Facts about the Musical Interlude Series

1) I worked on a minor in International studies while working on my bachelor’s

degree and met some fantastic Russian friends during the process. Of course,

they now read my manuscripts and offer suggestions on how to lend an air of

authenticity to the characters.

2) Erin’s favorite flavor of ice cream is lime sherbet. She eats tons of it when she’s

feeling stressed out.

3) I wrote Alese and Nikolai’s story in the Dark Duet long before Alek and Erin

began their Prelude together. At that time, the book had a different name.

4) The gondolas in Venice are painted black in order to prevent disputes between

rival water clubs. However, the red gondola from An Aria in Venice does exist.

5) Alek’s unique blue-brown eyes are the result of a pigmentation disorder called

heterochromia. Thousands of people throughout the world suffer from this are,

but intriguing disease.

6) Aleksandr Dostovsky has an American mother and a Russian father.

7) Most people consider Nikolai Belikov to be androgynous. He most resembles a

muscular version of supermodel Andrej Peijic.

8) Alek began studying music and composition at the tender age of six. He’s

ambidextrous and has the ability to learn a new instrument rather quickly. At 22,

he became a symphonic prodigy, one of the youngest Maestros to ever lead a full


9) Both Erin Angelo (Alek’s girl) and Alese Ballentine (Nikolai’s girl) are from

Lafayette, Louisiana.

10) All of the books in the Musical Interlude series are edgy, steamy and unique. The

story in the Dark Duet is the most taboo of them all so far. It is not for the faint

of heart. I didn’t pull any punches. In the words of the infamous Nikolai Belikov:

“You’ve been warned.”



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