Wages of Sin
and Sophie Smith
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Date of Publication: 4/3/2016
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 70,000
Cover Artist: Rue Volley
Tagline: Not all monsters live in dreams...some are real and they walk among us.
Vampire, Blake Auckley develops a wild and rebellious nature that puts him and all humans who are unlucky enough to make his acquaintance in danger. Abandoned by his maker, Melina, the night he was created, Blake is used to being on his own, but when she suddenly reappears in his life, it changes his world yet again.
Though forgiving and forgetting the past is hard, Blake and Melina attempt to put their differences aside and repair their relationship. However, with dark secrets and old wounds marking their souls, Blake's enemies not far behind, and so many obstacles still ahead they must fight to survive the danger, as well as each other.
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“Why did you turn me, Melina? Why did you take my life?”
“What are you going to do? Kill me? And here I thought we were getting along so well,” she said with a chuckle.
Blake considered the idea of destroying her there and then; how satisfying it would have been, even if that feeling would only last a moment. But, realistically, he knew that he would still be left with unanswered questions, and the prospect of Silas hunting him down. It would just prove to be more of a hindrance than anything else.
His grip relaxed and then fell from around her throat. “I don’t know why I waste so much energy despising you. Think of what I could accomplish if you didn’t burden my mind.”
Clearly angry that he had been aggressive, her slender fingers clutched his neck and threw him to the floor.
“You’re stronger than I thought you would be, but do not forget your place. It would not matter if I were merely a year older than you; every year counts. Your elders are stronger than you, even if it’s only by a sliver. If you forget that, you may become vulnerable. And in a fight between you and them, you would lose.”
“You’re attractive when you’re angry,” he said with a smirk.
With a roll of her eyes, Melina released him, got back to her feet, and then composed herself.
However disrespectful he was toward her, he had asked her a question, and it was only polite for Melina to respond.
“I was desperate, lonely, and hungry when I turned you. There was something about your eyes...something that indicated that immortality would suit you.” Her answer was simple. Blake could tell by her answer that she hadn’t put much thought into turning him. “Any other questions?”
“Have I become just what you imagined, your perfect progeny?” That, most of all, was what irked him. She had been so thoughtless, so careless with his life.
“I’m not sure. I don’t really know you, so I can’t make any assumptions. You could use a lesson in manners, though.”
About the Authors:
Laurencia Hoffman is the author of Casting Stones, Bittersweet, A Wish for Remembrance, Life and Death, No Love Lost, and co-author of The Wages of Sin series.
When she's not writing, she also enjoys making her own line of natural products, satisfying her sweet tooth, and watching films.
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Sophie Smith is the co-author of the Wages of Sin series. When she's not writing, she enjoys gaming, blogging, and watching her favorite shows.
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