BLURB: Andrew enjoys the company of women, perhaps too much. The council in heaven has had enough of his sexual promiscuities and they've sentenced him to return to earth to destroy demons. To make matters more difficult, if he has sex with a woman he has to stay an extra year. Without clothes, money, or food, his task seems impossible.
Emily is in a world of trouble. She leaves her family, job, and home in Chicago to start a new life. As she’s driving along a country road, she discovers a naked man lying in the middle of it. He’s incredibly built, sculpted to perfection, and blessed with a fine package south of his navel. When he asks for her help, she can’t resist.
Over the next several days, Emily’s sanity is tested. Andrew struggles to keep his hands to himself. Emily seeks the truth from Andrew while he endeavors to kill a demon. What she discovers frightens her. Angels, demons, heaven and hell exist. Determined to help Emily change her future, Andrew offers her a deal. But is heaven the best eternal resting place?
Relief flowed through her, having shared the truth. Now if she could only get him to do the same. “Yeah, my story’s not nearly as interesting as yours.”
“I disagree. What kind of person gets punished in heaven for having sex with too many women? I don’t think it gives me a good image.”
His words were not what she wanted to hear.
“So that’s it? They sent you back because of that?” she asked.
“Well… In all honesty, this was my third sentence. I guess the council had had enough with me.”
“Third sentence?” The story just kept improving.
“The first one I spent twenty years in London. The council thought by sending me away from my family and friends that I’d change. The second time they sent me to a men’s academy for five years.”
“Is that like some kind of military facility?”
“Something like that, but no weapons or fighting, of course. Female secretaries worked in the office and they took a liking to me.”
“And you’re not the kind of guy to turn a lady down, I suppose.”
“No, I’m not.”
“So everything you said at the bar was true?” She still didn’t believe him. His story was too unreal.
“Yes. They sent me back to kill six demons. An extra year will be added to my sentence for every woman I have sex with while I’m here.”
“That must be hard for you.”
He didn’t respond, but he kept staring at her. Frustrated, she shook her head and looked away. Why couldn’t he tell her the truth? That’s all she wanted.
“How would anyone even know if you were having sex?” she asked.
“Before they sent me back, they injected me with these … fluids. One of them was a way for them to monitor and communicate with me. The other had something in it to knock me out too. I was unconscious within a few minutes of the shot. I’m not sure which contained holy water, but it had to be in one of the two vials.”
“So the demon will be destroyed once I touch it.”
“Ah,” she said as she tilted her head back. “So they can monitor what you do?”
“You still don’t believe me. Do you?” he asked.
“No, I don’t. It sounds too unbelievable.”
“So then it has to be a lie?” he questioned.
“Angels don’t exist. God doesn’t exist. If there was one, he wouldn’t let people hurt people.”
“Free will is a bitch to deal with,” he said.
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About the Author:
Mary is a romantic at heart and a lifetime lover of the paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction. Indianapolis is her hometown. When she's not working or binge watching television, she enjoys creating fantastical stories with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and/or other supernatural creatures. She likes to add mystery and suspense along with romance to her books too. She lives a quiet life and aspires to become a full time writer after she is able to retire. She also hopes to meet that vampire, werewolf, or angel who will sweep me off her feet. Hey, a girl can dream. And she often does.
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