Zoe Archer is an award-winning romance author who thinks there's nothing sexier than a man in tall boots and a waistcoat. As a child, she never dreamed about being the rescued princess, but wanted to kick butt right beside the hero. She now applies her master's degrees in Literature and Fiction to creating butt-kicking heroines and heroes in tall boots. She is the author of the acclaimed BLADES OF THE ROSE series and the paranormal historical romance series, THE HELLRAISERS. She and her husband, fellow romance author Nico Rosso, trade off writing the books in the steampunk romance series THE ETHER CHRONICLES. June 2013 will see the launch of her new gritty Victorian romance series, NEMESIS, UNLIMITED for St. Martin's Press. Zoe and Nico live in Los Angeles.
Sinner's Heart (The Hellraisers #3)
by Zoe Archer
DEMONS OF THE PAST
Abraham Stirling, Lord Rothwell, was a fighter once, a soldier in the Colonies. But Bram returned to London with more nightmares than tales of glory. Now he drowns his senses in the arms of countless women, while his friends, the Hellraisers, ensure he needn't sin alone.
Until, that is, the Devil himself grants them each a wish, undoing their camaraderie as they explore their wicked powers. Bram finds himself magically bound to Valeria Livia Corva, the sensuous priestess who raised the Devil the first time—and died to send the demon back.
She may be a ghost, but Livia is no angel. The raw passion she witnesses in Bram's memories isn't much different from her behavior when she had a body to enjoy. But it doesn't make it any easier to convince Bram to become a warrior again, lest all London burn. And the fierce desires reawakening within her might just start the blaze...
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson
*ARC Received from the Author in exchange for an honest Review
Sinner's Heart is the 3rd installment of Zoe Archer's HELLRAISERS series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone thanks to the author's subtle way of catching the reader up when needed throughout the story.
After the events in Devil's Kiss and Demon's Bride, we are down to our last 2 Hellraisers and world full of chaos. The evil is being felt far and wide and John - our studious hellraiser - is hell bent (pun intended) on carrying out the Dark One's wishes, taking over, and literally making hell on earth. Bram - the warrior hellraiser - has decided that life isn't all it's cracked up to be even with the 'gifts' fron the Dark One. With the help of the beautiful, and sometimes aggravating, ghost, Livia, Bram decides to make a stand.
Throughout the tale we get some heart racing action, wonderful historical moments, thrilling horror, and breath-quickening romance - seriously, one of the scenes is quite possibly one of the sexiest scenes I have read in a good long while, and I read A LOT!
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Sinner's Heart 5 Skulls and highly recommends it. I would suggest that you read the entire trilogy thus far in order, but if you're absolutely dying to read Sinner's Heartand just don't have the time to read the 2 previous installments of the series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel, though you will be missing out on some wonderful reading... :)