Title: Divine Scales
Author: Jennifer Blackstream
Genre: Fantasy Romance
A warrior with a hunger for sin . . .
Driven by a terrible hunger for the black souls of evil men, Patricio, divine executioner of the gods, patrols the kingdom with blood on his hands and ice in his heart. The families of his victims sing his praises–the result of a witch’s cruel curse that condemns him to be forever surrounded by false adulation. When the curse sours the first hint at romance Patricio has had since becoming the king’s heir, his rage is all consuming. Disgusted, he leaves the mermaid in the sea and returns to the palace…only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him.
A mermaid out of her element . . .
Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down–literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail–and her voice–to the sea witch for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now she’s in the angel’s arms, but how can either of them trust the desire churning inside them when so much magic has muddied the waters?
Trust isn’t easy when nothing is as it seems . . .
A mermaid with legs and no singing voice. An angel with a curse. A witch with a chip on her shoulder. The world is full of magic and mayhem, and for an angel and a mermaid, it will take more than a kiss to balance…the Divine Scales.
Author BioJennifer Blackstream is a psychology enthusiast with both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind is most appeased through the study of mythology and folklore as well as any novel by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent young son. She lives in Ohio.
Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her son can find that all magical button on her laptop to make her latest work vanish.
To learn more about Jennifer Blackstream and her novels, visit her website at http://www.jenniferblackstream.com.
Character Interview - PatricioWhat is your idea of perfect happiness?
There is no such thing as perfect happiness.Pleasure always comes at a price.
What is your greatest fear?
The thought that my desire to dispatch sinners has less to do with justice and more to do with my own desire to feed on their sin.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I enjoy feeding from the sins of those I’ve slain too much. It blurs the line between duty and hedonistic gratification.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Philanderers. Especially Adonis, the incubus prince of Nysa.
Which living person do you most admire?
Etienne, werewolf prince of Sanguenay. Etienne has found a balance between the violence that is necessary to protect his kingdom, and the civility that is needed to exist in human society.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I have no extravagances.
What is your current state of mind?
Hunger. There are sinners to be freed from their mortal coil…
What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue amongst humans?
Patience. Sometimes waiting serves only to let the guilty escape.
On what occasion do you lie?
I do not lie.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Appearances mean nothing. However, there are times that I wish I could hide my wings. They attract far too much attention.
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