Devi knows she shouldn't trust the new employee at her favorite used bookstore. Sure, he's funny, smart and hands down the sexiest guy she's ever met, but something dark lurks behind his unassuming smile and sinful green eyes.
Still, a girl can't always afford to be picky. When an angel abducts your twin brother it should come as no surprise that the one person who can help you get him back is a demon--and only if you're willing to pay his price.
"After Eden" is a young adult paranormal romance. It is 87,000 words.
“You will do anything I ask,” I whispered. The words hung in the air, a mantra spoken to the dark. His eyes lost focus and glowed softly as they narrowed in on my lips.
“Maybe this kind of devotion is sinful,” I continued. “Perhaps it was even the origin of sin. But you and I are already damned.”
He blinked, and the corners of his eyes began to glisten. Tears, I realized. They took on an emerald sheen from the heated look he gave me. I wiped his cheeks with my hands, drying those tears--erasing them. “Why are you the one crying now?”
“I just, I never thought...” He ran a finger up the side of my neck and brushed a strand of hair behind my ear. My body tightened. “Will you let me?”
Before I could tell him how stupid he was being, he crashed his mouth into mine.
Katherine Pine is addicted to shoujo manga and black tea. Though she's only in her mid-twenties, she lives in a retirement community in the Pacific Northwest. Alright, so maybe it isn't officially a retirement community, but the age of the average person is about 62. As a result Katherine has grown accustomed to epic bingo battles and losing terribly at Bridge. When she's not writing she knits, tries to convince slugs that her compost pile is much tastier than her vegetable garden, and gets bossed around by her cats.read more