Author: Kenya Carlton
Genre: Paranormal interracial
Experimented and tested on by the Nazis, Captain Drake Devilin and his troop of beasts are made into something unholy. Unwilling to serve as a guinea pig for the government any longer, Drake has only one thing on his mind … his beautiful wife, but instead finds himself involved in a war of the supernatural kind. Further pressure mounts when Drake uncovers that a stranger from Sienna’s past is responsible for the rash of supernatural crimes plaguing an enchanted underwater city.
After beating an evil sorcerer at his own game, Sienna Devilin awaits her husband’s return from Germany. Once Drake Devilin arrives, Sienna can tell something is different about the captain. Moody and temperamental, Sienna doesn’t know what to think when he turns down a fight to help with a fresh crop of engineered monsters.
With World War II in full swing, Drake is unable to talk his wife out of their new obligation. Sienna is more determined than ever to fight off demons from her past and monsters in their not too distant future.
Publisher Parker Publishing
No one likes the mean/bad girl. These women are the hateful enemy of our girl next door leading ladies. They are the thorn in the side of our protagonist, who just wants to fall madly in love with the hero. Historical romance books employ these brazen women as money grubbers, noble title seekers, or most importantly the harlot out for our main man. Contemporaries also have these women who come in the form of the corporate climbing co-worker, ex-girlfriends, and worst of all … her best friend.
In real life, everyone knows this woman. She will either be Regina George of Mean Girls direct kind of crazy, or overly sweet psychos like Tracy Flick in Election. These women are equally deranged and dangerous. No one wants them to win, yet we can’t take our eyes off of them. These twisted sisters help us take stock in our own bad behavior and promise to do better, but what about the reformed bad girl?
Yes, the once upon time witch can turn into Cinderella, but not without some soul searching. If done right, these literary unicorns can easily turn a ho-hum storyline into a shiny red apple of a gem. Susan Elizabeth Phillips did this flippy, turny plot device in Ain’t She Sweet. Sugar Beth was the worst type of mean girl: head bitch in high school. Her homecoming twenty years later is nasty and vicious, but after a few flashback scenes the reader realizes her treatment is no less than what she deserves.
Done correctly, reformed bad girls are a hoot. They want to fit into the humble friend category, but generally their acerbic tongue or sociopathic tendencies come out to play. The road to redemption is an awesome story device that isn’t just for bad boys who return on top of a Harley. The reformed girl can sometimes be a card carrying shopaholic who has turned her life around, which is always fun to witness.
In Sinfully Ever After, Maddie Fletcher is a bad girl who displays her snarkiness loud and proud. With this final installment in the series she still has her straight shooting wit, but she also allows her softer side to shine through. Loose ends get tied up in the series, while everyone finds out what happened that made Maddie into that sharp-tongued baddie in the first place.