LAPD Detective Grant Nelson made a promise to his dying girlfriend that he would find out what happened to a Jane Doe who’s been in the morgue for months. Grant is a cop first, last and always – but what he’s recently witnessed makes him realize there are forces he doesn’t understand and can’t possibly fight alone.
The unusual aspects of the case force him to bring in supernatural experts Moira O’Donnell and Rafe Cooper. Two puncture marks in the victim’s neck confirm she’d been bitten by a human with incisor implants, but the large-bore needle mark in her side prove that someone intentionally drained her blood.
Moira doesn’t want to get involved because she doesn’t think the case is related to anything supernatural, but after Rafe communicates with the ghost, he insists that dark magic was involved in her murder. Reluctantly, Moira agrees to help and together, the three of them uncover a violent, vampiric subculture that has no intention of stopping with only one human sacrifice. Because with each death they become stronger, and the threat of hell on earth becomes all too real.
Praise for Allison Brennan’s Seven Deadly Sins Series:
“Seductive, suspenseful and exquisitely written . . . Original Sin is the perfect read for any fan of the supernatural/thriller genre, or any reader in search of a fantastic escape.”
-- San Francisco Examiner
“Brennan shows a deft command of all things both normal and otherworldly in crafting one of the best tales of its kind since Dean Koontz and Stephen King were still writing about monsters. There’s no shortage of those here and the result is a new genre classic.”
-- Providence Sunday Journal
“An exciting supernatural adventure.”
-- Mindful Musings
“Darkly powerful [and] shiver inducing!”
-- RT Book Reviews
“An action packed thriller, filled with demons and evil witches that will have your spine shivering . . . A nice introductory [paranormal romance] if you are a fan of thrillers. Fans of horror, authors like Koontz and King should take a look.”
-- Blog with Bite Reviews
“A Perfect 10!”
-- Romance Reviews Today
“Original Sin is the start to what promises to be an amazing paranormal series . . . I’m pretty sure that Moira will be on my list of top five heroines of 2010. She’s that good...So far, this is the best book I’ve read in 2010.”
-- Book Binge
“A terrific mixture of suspense, mystery and a lot of action with a hint of romance . . . I found myself repeatedly surprised by the turns in the plot. I have definitely been pulled into the world of the Seven Deadly Sins.”
-- Fantasy Dreamers Ramblings