SAL’S READING LIST

(chronological as Sal ages)

OR

KAILEE’S WRITTEN ORDER

(*click the words above to go to the PRINTABLE list*)

The choice is totally up to you!

THERE IS NO WRONG ORDER IN READING SAL.

Rarely does anyone EVER go in order!

Kailee Books are an interconnected saga in one world focusing on SAL RANIERO.

The standalone and series books are “chapters” of his life as he matures from young man to Capo.

From the first book to the last book, Sal’s evolution is profound.

BDSM, MAFIA, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, and realism.

The TAT Books encompass all of my elements in a genre-busting style.

Juliet is the lightest; later TAT books are the darkest.

Recommended starting books: 22, Bad Girl, A&E, She/He, Poppy, Beautiful Things Evil People Do, and the other side of unhappy.


a Tomb of Ashen Tears Books 

referred to as: TAT Books, TAT Series, TAT MAFIA

**This series is the author’s personal favorite!

Iris & Sal’s Epic Dark Mafia Romance. These books range from 500-1300 pages. They are intense, detailed, and interwoven and unapologetically deal with HEAVY topics.

Expect lots of blood and booty.

Fantastical realism, grim, tragic, and yet remarkably beautiful as they grow into adulthood.

Books 1 & 2 are slower-paced, offering backstory and build-up. Things rapidly unfurl and deteriorate, slipping into a dark abyss in Book 3 and do not stop. I recommend pausing between episodes (sections) and reading TAT with a sip and savor mentality. Not recommended for slammers, skimmers, or those looking for a quick fix. 

Sal Raniero’s Little Black Book (LBB)

After running away from his mafia family at eighteen, Sal becomes a male escort for a short period of time.  He makes many of his early connections during this time and they’re now being revealed as novellas. Each book is a different client.


The Story of Salvatore (SOSBOX) (Completed)

Sal’s beginnings with Juliet, BDSM, mafia, love, and assassin work.

 The Story of Salvatore (4-book set) *BOX SET*

A rare opportunity arises for Sal as his courtship with Kaci begins.

Kaci and Sal discover, not every romance is full of bliss.

Kidnapped and trained to become an assassin.

Sal puts his own feelings aside and marries Kaci.


Standalones with the Juliet cast

A very ugly cry as Sal says goodbye to Kaci Hope.

Travel back to 1955 as Anna Ford proves to be one badass bitch. Through her mafia connections and strategic dealings, she builds the fetish school in Texas, Juliet.


The Juliet Collection

Debut. Worldbuilder. Sal & Iris. Their story continues in the TAT Books.

Deleted “spoiler” scenes from Juliet.


RIDE Series (Completed)

Sal’s Association with MC Bad Boys

RIDE: Complete Three Book MC Dark Romantic Suspense Series *BOX SET*

Meet Amber and Dale as their love story is told in reverse.

Troubles arise between Amber and Dale as he negotiates an unforgivable deal with Sal.

With Amber and Dale’s break-up on the horizon, they discover how to love without being together.


NOCTURNE BOOKS (Annuals)

Limited One-Year Release Fantasy Dream Sequences

The entire cast of Juliet is plunged into the sea with mermaid and pirate costumes. It’s like Halloween for my characters.

Walk the golden road with the cast as they search for the magic behind the mayhem. 


SONS Series

Sal’s Bromances

SONS (Three Book Dark Suspense) *BOX SET*

Meet Deacon Cruz, Sal’s best friend.

Meet Dominic “Dom” Gennaro, Sal’s former Master and mentor.

Meet Nico “Nicky” Cristos, Sal’s personal hitman. Very dark. Fan fave!


Sal Raniero Thrillers

Mental illness. Self-harm. Bleu & Alex.

  • She / He (She/He – A Duet) (also available as a set She/He *BOX SET*)

Trafficking. Pitch black darkness. Natalie and Joe.

Domestic abuse. Very graphic. Poppy and Abel.

To be read after She/He, Sal’s interrogation of Red.

  • Hey Pretty: A Sal Raniero Thriller (Coming Soon!)

Sal Raniero Thrillers are in-depth dark psychological thrillers involving his work and focus heavily on cases. Sal usually headlines with the main characters. A&E, She/He, and Poppy were the author’s first books into this page-turning, twisting genre. However, Unspoken is the first book labeled as a “Sal Raniero Thriller.”


  • Madness (Sinister Fairytales) – A Dark Alice in Wonderland Retelling

All books are available in paperback on Amazon.

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