The first night I saw the innocent-looking young man in that bar, there was something about him that drew me in. In this crumbling city filled with crime and darkness, the light in his eyes stood out to me. Honestly, nothing has drawn my attention since I stopped working for the police and began doing mercenary work. But the true Eastyn isn’t the timid young man from the bar—he’s smart and he brings brightness into my life for the first time in years. Even him mocking my gruff attitude makes me smile. And I’ve realized that I will fight for him. I would tear this city apart to keep him safe, but maybe the only way to save him is by saving the city from the crime that has consumed it.
I feel trapped. Caught between a man who can save me and one who threatens to destroy me. In Sin, I see freedom for the first time in my life and I feel like I can be myself. I don’t have to hide who I really am because he treats me like a real person, and I will do anything to keep him with me. But Sawyer is threatening to ruin the city, and I fear he’s going to destroy me along with it. Worst of all, I’m afraid of what he’ll do to Sin if he realizes how much he means to me. But Sin promises me a way out and I know that with him, my life could change. If I can
be strong enough to stand by his side, maybe someday I’ll understand that even
I deserve to be loved.
The Sinner and the Liar is a 107k word gritty romance with lighthearted moments set in a city recovering from war. It has two heroes who refuse to give up, snarky dialogue, and a love that is strong enough to overcome even the most
impossible of odds.
I’d sworn I’d never be part of the Chromes gang again or let Sawyer, their leader, control me once more. Yet an impossible choice has me returning to the crime-ridden city of Asylum, where I’m faced with James, the man I was hoping never to see again.
I’ve always thought that James was nothing more than a mindless fighter that Sawyer controls, but then why am I drawn to him? Why is it as we spend more time with each other that I start to realize there are hidden depths to the man behind that cold facade he wears? I know I need to stay focused, do my job, and get out of Asylum, but I can’t leave James behind. And how can I manage to do any of that when Sawyer is breathing down our necks? One simple mistake would be enough to ruin the bond that has started to form between us.
I’ve given up on looking for a better life and become resigned to doing what Sawyer asks, but the hatred I feel for the man is beginning to overflow. When Kai returns, I’m initially filled with disbelief. He had it all, and when he had a chance to stay away, he came back. At first, I find myself irritated by his presence, but maybe that isn’t the only emotion I’m feeling when he’s around.
For the first time in my life, there’s someone who cares about me—someone who will notice if I’m gone—and it makes me want to fight harder than I’ve ever fought before. It makes me want to protect him from the sickness of this city. And before long, I realize that I’ll do anything for this man I once disliked. Because I’ve found someone to love and Sawyer isn’t going to take that away from me.
The Traitor and the Fighter is 104k words of enemies-to-lovers, poorly chosen safe words, a traitor who is fighting for what is right, a fighter who won’t be stopped, a misunderstood dog who might try to eat a few people along the way, and a love that overcomes even the darkest circumstances.