Meet the Sinners!
Hi Fiends! One superfan recently asked me to repost pics of all my Original Sinners as I envision them. Oh no. What a hard job.
Here they are! Warning: Drool-worthy.
At a recent writers’ conference, my agent described THE SIREN as a book with a hero, a heroine, another hero, another hero, another hero, and another heroine. Pretty accurate assessment. After all, THE SIREN is merely book one in an eight-book series called THE ORIGINAL SINNERS. I need a whole lot of sinners if I’m going to fill up eight books.
THE SIREN is the story of Nora Sutherlin, a quirky and beautiful Dominatrix and her rich and powerful lovers and clients. She’s also an erotica writer on killer deadlines and the world’s sexiest editor is cracking the whip. On top of that, she’s got a nymphomaniac Frenchman for a boss, an all-American, virginal teenage boy for an intern, and you don’t even want to know who she’s sleeping with.
Oh wait. Yes, you do.
Zachary “Zach” Easton
Occupation: Uptight editor of literary fiction
Hobbies: Being British and mean to his writers
“You do realize that working with you could be bad for my career,” Zach said. “I do literary fiction, not-”
“I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Zach shook his head.
Nora leaned in close to him. He was suddenly and uncomfortably aware of the long, bare curve of her neck. She smelled of hothouse flowers in bloom.
“I can.” She breathed the words into his ear.
Wesley “Wes” Railey
Occupation: Full-time College Student, Part-time Babysitter to a Writer
Hobbies: Horseback riding and trying to get Nora to behave for five whole minutes
“It's okay,” he said a little breathlessly. He curled up around the pillow and pulled his legs into his chest. “It's just, you're, I’m…”
“Turned on? I know you are. You’re accent gets thicker when you get-”
“You can tell me, Wes.”
“Yes,” he confessed. “Very. I'm sorry. Just give me a few minutes to think about my dead grandmother and I'll be okay.”
“Can I help you?”
“I don't think so. You never met my dead grandmother.”
Griffin Randolfe Fiske
Occupation: Trust Fund Baby
Hobbies: Causing trouble, getting tattoos, lifting weights, going to rehab, flirting with everyone.
“Blowjob on a British guy?” Griffin asked with some concern. “You're a braver bitch than I. No offense,” Griffin said turning to Zach. “I have a foreskin phobia.”
“Zach's Jewish,” Nora said.
Griffin nodded his approval. “Mazel tov.”
Kingsley Edge (not his real last name
Occupation: Clubowner and King of New York’s Underground BDSM Scene
Hobbies: Seducing women, seducing men, being French and attractive, shopping
“Miss me?” Nora asked.
“I miss you. My bank account misses you.”
“Your bank account is bigger than the G.D.P. of Luxembourg, King.”
“Oui, Maîtresse.” He took a bigger swig of his drink. “But Luxembourg is such a small kingdom.”
Occupation: You’ll have to read the book to find out.
Hobbies: Playing piano and mindfucking anyone who tries to get in-between him and Nora
“You know her that well, do you?” Søren asked, turning to face him full on. “Before tonight she scared you, didn’t she? Her fearlessness, her brazenness, I’m sure it’s terrifying at first. Foreign to those who lead the proverbial life of quiet desperation as I imagine you do. She scared you with the sheer force of her life and being. But now you look around and think her courage is merely a byproduct of her damage. You imagine I abused her, changed her. And you would save her, as Wesley imagines he can? You would be her knight in shining armor? Yes, before you feared her and now you pity her. I assure you, Zachary, you were right the first time.”
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