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Peek Inside Killer Seduction

Textile designer Mika Ito loves creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome gamers. When someone starts assaulting LARPers and stealing their costumes, she hires Maltese Security—only to discover that lead investigator Carlos Castillo is the super-hot stranger she just hooked up with. Now he's undercover as her “boyfriend,” the temptation is more than either of them can stand. Someone wants the costumes enough to kill for them. But when it comes to murder, nothing is what it seems...

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Mika Ito combines her two favorite things in life—textile design and live-action role-playing (LARP)—by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome gamers. Lately, someone’s been assaulting LARPers and stealing their costumes. Concerned for the safety of her friends, Mika hires Maltese Security…only to discover that the lead investigator is the super-hot stranger she just hooked up with.

Carlos Castillo is all too familiar with Magic Battledome. A former legend in role-playing circles, he was all about gaming, until things went very, very wrong for him. Now he’s forced to return to the game undercover—as Mika’s boyfriend—to find some answers. Only playing “boyfriend” with his gorgeous one-night stand is more temptation than a guy can withstand…

Someone wants the costumes enough to kill for them. And when it comes to murder, nothing is what it seems…
Previously released as Designed for Murder.

Each book in the Killer Style series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
KILLER STYLE novels by author Avery Flynn:
Book one: Killer Temptation
Book two: Killer Attraction
Book three: Killer Charm
Book four: Killer Seduction


"Fresh and fun with a twist of fashion and sophistication! I love, love, love it!  What I love most is that her main female character is a strong Asian woman who makes her own way in the world after a family tragedy." --Nerd Girl Official Book Blog

"I'm a long time reader of this author and I am never let down when I pick up one of her books. This was no different. I loved this book... Read it as a stand alone or read it as part of the series, just read it. Simple." --Rachel Book Ninja, Sub Club Book Blog

"Wall-to-wall action, snark and sexiness! There is a solid mystery to hold everything together, with plenty of action, besides the sizzling times Carlos and Mika share between the sheets and just about anywhere." --Fresh Fiction

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633754348
Series: Killer Style, Book 4
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015
Page Count: 163
Imprint: ignite
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: opposites attract, redemption

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By Kimberly November 08, 2015

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Designed for Murder is a fast-paced and sexy story with a healthy dose of geekery thrown in for added fun. Avery Flynn’s fourth Killer Style novel brings very real intrigue to the world of live-action role-playing ( ...more

By Margaret November 15, 2015

Another fast-paced, sexy romance with action and suspense, that also has the trademark snark of Avery Flynn and throws in a bit of dirty talk with the sexy times…all of which make this a great read!

I’ve loved Carlos since the first book in the series – High-Heeled Wonder – and was so excited to fina ...more

By Nicole November 07, 2015

Right off the bat I like this book because both Mika and Carlos are nerds, but sexy as hell. Things get VERY steamy between these two. A bet Carlos lost turns into one hell of a night, but the dawning of a new day sheds a whole new light on Carlos and Mika. Mika is part of the life Carlos has put in ...more

By Carla October 29, 2015

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

Another great book in the Killer Style series!

We FINALLY get Carlos' story after his situation in Tony and Sylvie's book that threw his whole life into a huge spin.

And he's nerdtastic. I love a good guy who makes mistakes. Dumb ones too. He ...more

By Pat November 02, 2015

Exploring the world of LARP ( Live Action Role Playing.) Fascinating read! Full review to follow on http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspo... on November 18th! ...more

By Celaena April 16, 2020

Mika and Carlos get 5 Stars.

A Harry Potter reference

I was in heaven during this book. Honestly. My nerdyness went all out. It is brilliant and the case with the stolen costumes is epic. The tragic past of both characters is a huge influence in there actions. What makes the drama ev ...more

By Jennifer April 20, 2020

Carlos and Mika

Another great "Killer" story set in a backdrop I wasn't familiar with but enjoyed nonetheless. Mika and Carlos are a love-at-first-sight but fighting-against-it story with a drug dealer out to get her. It was heartwarming when they finally came to their senses. ...more

By Colleen May 25, 2018

Killer Style series, all four books a great read! ...more

By Lena March 28, 2020

As of last part of this series, I liked it.
It was average as all parts of it. But yet I felt good about last few parts, I felt more connected. ...more

By Rachel November 01, 2015

Let your nerd flag fly free with this latest book in the Killer Style series by Avery Flynn. Yes, we finally get Carlos’s story and after devouring it, I can honestly say it’s my favourite. Sorry Cam but I can’t say no to a hot nerd.

Especially Carlos. I’ve had a crush on him for a while, so loving t ...more

By Char November 17, 2015

A hero rooted in Geekdom, who has flashes of "caveman behavior", and thinks better when he does push-ups ... SIGN ME UP!!!! It is well known I'm a sucker for series (although this is the first book of the series that I've read - I hate that) but I also have a super soft spot for extreme "Geekery" - ...more

By Smut November 14, 2015

Heather's review from Smut Matters

When I saw Avery Flynn say on Facebook that part of this book had been inspired by the LARPing episode of Supernatural, I knew I had to read it. And I was right. This book was so much fun! Well, as much fun as you can have while your LARPing group is being targeted ...more

By Deborah November 17, 2015

Mika is a textile designer and loves her hobby of LARPing(live action role playing). She creates costumes for herself and her friends. As of late, the costumes are putting her friends in danger. Someone wants the costumes and is targeting her friends, assaulting them, and stealing the costumes. Alth ...more

By Melanie October 30, 2015

I can honestly say that I have never read a book by Avery Flynn that I was disappointed in. This one is now different. I thought that Avery did a very good job of introducing us to the world of LARPing. I was not sure about it at first, but Avery incorporated it right into the story line and made it ...more

By April November 08, 2015

This is part of the Killer Style series but is a standalone and can be read as such. Carlos works for Maltese Security and is a gamer and known to be a geek. He is very handsome –He is standoffish ever since he killed his online partner in real life. Nothing is ever the same for him again and he has ...more

By Dee December 30, 2015

Review Copy Provided by Author

So this is my second attempt at writing a review for Designed for Murder because wordpress decided to eat my original one (and its still lost somewhere in cyberspace…I wonder if that is like a parallel dimension that is where missing socks and tupperware lids also end u ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) November 08, 2015

When Carlos Castillo is forced to return to the world of Magic Battledome he is left to not only face his demons, but also make a return to a place he hoped he never have to see again. And if the situation isn't already uncomfortable enough for him, he has to make his return alongside his most recen ...more

By Heather November 14, 2015

Let me start off by saying I adore Avery Flynn. Her books are always sexy hot and the heroine always has a ton of spunk which can be refreshing from romance novels overrun with damsels in distress! Seriously guys, add her to your fave author's, I promise you won't be sorry.

This book is the fourth in ...more

By Tiffany November 09, 2015

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Author Avery Flynn solidified herself as one of my favorite romance authors with her retreat novel, Dodging Temptation, and I find myself ...more

By Dina November 17, 2015

Avery Flynn has done it again. This was a completely new entrance to the design world and I don't think I've read anything about computer games that go over into the world of live action role-playing complete with specific wardrobe. It was extremely informative and must have taken quite a bit of bac ...more

By Sparkymom October 17, 2015

I was a bit unsure whether I would be able to get into this story since it was set in the world of LARPing. I was familiar with the term, but that was about the extent of my knowledge. The only reason I even have it a try was because I've never read a book published through Entangled Ignite that I d ...more

By kgagnon November 03, 2015

This was a fun, quick, exciting read about murder, romance and LARPing! I knew nothing about the world of LARPing (Live Action Role Playing), and I found it fascinating. This story is about two very adorable LARPing geeks who had a one night stand not knowing they have that in common. Mika is totall ...more

By Shelly November 08, 2015

Another great read in the Killer Style series. This can be read as a standalone.

What happens when two nerds who love live-action role-playing meet. One is actively involved in LARP and the other has given it up from a tragedy in the past. What will one night hurt and what a steamy night it was. The ...more

By Petula November 05, 2015

This is part of a series, but easily read as a stand alone.
Carlos works for Maltese Security. He is a geek, and a gamer. But since he had to kill his online partner in real life, he has avoided playing. He is concentrating on his work. His next protection detail is about to throw him right back int ...more

By Staci October 30, 2015

I have often wondered about what kind of story Carlos would have as I've read the other Killer Style books. I was also somewhat unsure about it being set in the world of LARPing since I don't know much about it other than the term. I thought Avery Flynn did a fantastic job drawing the reader into th ...more

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Avery Flynn

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USA Today Best Selling Author

Avery Flynn

When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at [email protected] She’d love to hear from you.

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