Sinners and Saints Series
Sin's work is never done...
Ava should know. For nearly two thousand years, she’s worked for Lucifer himself, infecting the heart of man with greed wherever she goes. She wasn't prepared to fall in love, certainly not with an angel. And she definitely wasn't ready to experience her first broken heart after her angel breaks things off in the form of a Dear Jane letter.
Now Ava has a problem. Lucifer believes she might have shared some of Hell’s secrets with her former lover, and her siblings face the possibility of being out of a job due to her indiscretion. Ava flees to the American South, hoping to slip off the radar and is met by a longtime friend, a vampire named Dante. Granted, Ava doesn’t know Dante has been in love with her for centuries, and doesn’t understand why he won’t leave her alone no matter what comes after her.
With Hell on her trail, Ava’s running short on friends. Meanwhile, she can’t ignore the suggestive looks Dante keeps sending her way. Something tells her it doesn’t take Hell to get things hot…
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
It’s an order that Luxi, Sin of Lust, never saw coming. When you work for Lucifer, though, you tend to lay off the questions. She isn’t comforted when she discovers her assignment is to intern for a preacher-turned-politician, especially when her directive goes no further. As Luxi prepares for a long ride to nowhere, she can’t help but wonder if something else is at play…or what the King of Hell has up his sleeve.
Grayson Bailey’s run for state senate is going nowhere fast. The poll numbers are depressing, his campaign advisor is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and someone out there has a bullet with his name on it. Yet when temptation herself struts through the door with a sassy smirk and an attitude to match, Grayson finds it very hard to remember which obligations are at the top.
The closer Grayson gets to Luxi, the stranger his life becomes. With Election Day—and a psycho with a gun—just around the corner, he can’t afford any detours. And while Luxi never puts her heart on the line, there’s something about this man that tests her resolve…though it might end up costing her more than she can afford.
Regarding the Sinners and Saints Series
Born and raised in the Bible Belt, religion has been a major influence since I first began understanding words -- my first one, according to rumor, being "bible." My own personal spiritual journey, tumultuous and painful in many parts, has led me down several paths of questions, confusion, anger, and finally acceptance.
Over the past few years, with a developing interest in paranormal romance, I began creating my own world incorporating the themes, images, and stories with which I grew up. I am the granddaughter of a fundamentalist preacher, the daughter of a liberal, however spiritual hippie, and have settled with a sort of love-hate relationship with the church.
The Sinners and Saints Series is a combination of things. It's a world I fell in love with, characters with whom I cannot part, and in many ways, a long love letter to my strict religious upbringing, expressing my thanks, sorting through the questions I entertained when I was younger, and filling in the gaps wherever else.
That being said, there are many features, characterizations, relationships, and subjects within my world that some might find offense, even irreverent. Religion is a deep, complex, personal subject to many people. The last thing I want to do is upset or offend anyone with my writing, and I know from experience how easy it is to cross a line. I mean no offense in anything I write -- I'm just telling the story as the characters tell it to me.