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Book One: Pure & Sinful (September 2012) Book Two: Once You Go Demon (April 2013) Book Three: With God Intent (September 2014) Book Four: The Devil You Know (October 2016) ALSO: Check out Hung by the Fireplace (Nov 2015), a Pure Souls Christmas Novella and prequel to Pure & Sinful.
If demons aren’t supposed to be able to love, then why does Jerry Romani keep going all goo-goo eyed every time Riona Dade’s around? Is there something about the redhead that’s different from the other women he’s been dispatched by Hell to seduce? And why, oh why, does the Devil himself want this sexy yet prosaic mortal tagged and tailed? Things between the embedded demon and the sultry statistician start to heat up just as the temperatures outside take a dive, and Jerry soon realizes Riona will be opening more than just his package come Christmas. She’s opening his heart, and with it, a world of possibility about what their futures might hold.
BOOK ONE: PURE & SINFUL
Hate the sin. Make love to the sinner.
When it turns out your ex was actually a sexy demon sent by the devil to seduce you to evil, you’d think the next guy, no matter what he’s like, couldn’t be a worse decision. Enter Father Marc Angeletti, a smooth talking piece of forbidden fruit with onyx eyes and a razor wit, and Riona Dade may as well start packing her luggage for damnation now. But come Hell or… well, Hell, Marc, Riona, and demigod Dee Zitka have a mission: serve as a Pure Soul and vanquish Lucifer’s minion scum from the face of the Earth to protect humanity from evil.
Oh, and don’t get seduced into sin yourself, because a fallen Pure Soul is one of Lucifer’s biggest thrills. As long as Riona and Marc can keep things professional and north of the sheets, no problem, right?
Yeah, that worked out great in the Thornbirds, too…
BOOK TWO: ONCE YOU GO DEMON
Heaven hath no fury like a demon reborn.
Proving that Big Boss is not without a sense of whimsy, Hell’s former all-star demon, Jerry Romani, finds himself a traded player in the classic war of good versus evil. Taking up residence in the human shell left behind by Marc Angeletti, Jerry seizes on the chance both to win a trip to the pearly gates and reclaim the heart of Riona Dade. Meanwhile, following the butt-kicking the Pure Souls served up, Lucifer enlists his fallen angel compatriots, the Grigori, to stir up trouble topside. Time ticks closer to the inevitable: Marc’s resurrection as a demon on Earth, and Jerry is determined to protect Riona and his salvation at all costs. He quickly finds two thousand years of living la vida demonica aren’t easily undone, however, and old habits are hard to break. When Jerry finds roles reversed, he must convince Riona that it’s in her best interest to do the same. Even if letting her give into temptation is more conducive to his efforts. And just as Project Woo a Witch starts bearing some forbidden fruit, Destiny delivers one hell of bitch slap. Jerry may have been sent back to Earth to do something Riona can’t, something that will ensure the only thing he’ll be kissing where she’s concerned is his ass goodbye.
BOOK THREE: WITH GOD INTENTIONS
To err is human. To avenge, divine.
Dionysius Zitka: Pure Soul, Demigod, Widower.
The last time Dee saw Zeus, Carol’s corpse lay at his father’s feet. He prayed the phrase “you can never go home again” would prove true, but someone has to rescue Riona from the pantheon’s playhouse and his crazy Greek God family. At least this time the visit should be brief: just sponsor Jerry, find Riona, and get the hell out of Olympus. And as recent events have shown, everything in life goes exactly as planned, further proven by crossing paths with feisty quartergod Anwen Yates. When Dee discovers Anwen has a couple of demons bent on killing her on her tail, he knows as a Pure Soul he can’t leave her unprotected. The fact that he finds her frustrating, funny, and sexy as hell has nothing at all to do with his decision to bring her along. Nope.
Biding her time at Hades and Persephone’s house, Riona feels like a third wheel to the troubled marriage between the two former rulers of the Underworld, as well as an increasingly unwelcome guest among the nephilim. The cherry on the cake? Uninvited angels are subject to death in Olympus! Needing to get her heavenly hexing under control before her hybrid heritage is exposed, Hades helps her find an angelic mentor – from the bowels of Hell. And wouldn’t you know it that Azazel brings his newly-minted demon Marc Angeletti along for Riona’s target-practicing pleasure. Or maybe just her pleasure in general…
BOOK FOUR: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Hell or High Water. Come.
As the days tick by, the lines of right and wrong, purpose and persuasion, and sin and sanctity begin to blur for all involved. Rumors of a fallen archangel are flying, the Heaven-Hell Accords are being stretched thinner than a sheet of filo dough, and Zeus grows more cryptic by the day. Riona questions which side of the impending battle is in the right, and if Jerry is really “the one” when Marc is so enticing. Hades makes a Hail Mary pass to save his marriage, and Jerry fears that his may be over before it’s even begun. Meanwhile, the two pillars draw closer to Olympus, and Dee closer to facing down his father. But can he honor Carol’s memory while evermore wanting a life with Anwen? The road to Hell is paved with God intentions.
Humans control the mortal realm, archangels command the heavens, Nephilim reign in Olympus, and Hell is Lucifer’s own. That’s the way it’s been for thousands of years. But now, everything is changing. Archangel Michael has seized control of Hell, and Zeus is dead. The Hell-Heaven Accords could falter at any moment, and when they do, bedlam. Cats marrying dogs, fire raining from the sky, chipmunks stuffing taxidermists… And the throne of the Underworld being tossed up for contention.
Marc Angeletti was one of the good guys, emphasis on was. The last place the priest ever thought he’d end up was in Hell, vying with fallen angels for power. Marc’s faith, however, may prove the key to winning the day—the only catch being that that means making the love of his life, Riona, into the enemy. Can’t a condemned man of the cloth catch a break?
Meanwhile, Riona, Jerry, and Dee finally decode the Keystone’s prophecy, making them realize the true implications of the coming battle. New alliances and old adversaries vie for favor, and Marc shows up to aid the Pure Souls just as a revenge-bent Greek goddess demands both Hell and Heaven’s attention. Only, Riona isn’t sure what Marc’s true goal is: helping the Pure Souls defeat the fallen, or undermining her marriage to Jerry in a last hour attempt to woo her. And when Marc suddenly becomes the de facto Satan, he may be an even bigger target for the fallen’s wrath than she is. At the end of the world, who do you trust? The devil who will destroy you, or the devil you know?
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