Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: Lost Wages of Sin by Rosalie Stanton

Title: Lost Wages of Sin
Author: Rosalie Stanton
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59578-824-5
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Rating: 5/5
Heat Level: Chocolate Martini 

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…


From the first words on the page, Ms. Stanton had me hooked. Can you say “Hot Vampire”?

Moving on…

Ava is a tough, wounded ball of complication. She’s one of The Seven Deadly Sins…that’s right, she’s one of the forces sent to earth to tempt mere mortals to hell. And for two thousand years, that’s enough. Then she meets Sebastian, an Angel and makes the mistake of falling for him. When he leaves her high and dry, she is understandably wounded—but without having a chance to grieve, she is on the run from hell.

In walks her old friend, Dante (cue swooning), our hot vampire, who is understandably jealous, but his love runs deep for her. Even if his life is in danger, he refuses to walk away. He is determined to win Ava for himself after centuries of unrequited love.

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for unrequited love.

So what’s left? Great plot, complex and believably drawn characters,  and a romance that is swoon worthy make this novella an interesting and engaging read.  This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Stanton, but rest assured, I am hooked. 

*Book provided by author for review 
5 martinis....cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you so much! This review positively made my day. Thanks!!!