I’m pausing in my writing rants to promote a non-Book View Cafe book that will be released in July of 2015 by Bird Street Books. The book is Devil’s Daughter which we—the creative team behind said novel—hope will spawn a series set in and around Lucinda’s Pawnshop.
My collaborators in this literary enterprise and the creative team behind the Pawnshop and its very dangerous artifacts are both from the world of TV and film: Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez.
Who is Lucinda, and why do you really not want to visit her pawnshop?
Lucinda is as old as humanity itself, yet perpetually young, beautiful, and endowed with supernatural powers. She lives a double life—human and immortal. In her human guise, she manages Lucinda’s Pawnshop & Antiquary, the doors of which can open to any street anywhere in the world at any time. Mortals who have arrived at a moral or spiritual crossroads are drawn into the mysterious shop. If they acquire one of its cursed artifacts, they may find themselves drafted into Lucifer’s service.
Born out of a betrayal of trust between the first woman, Eve, and father Lucifer, Lucinda has worked covertly and subtly for millennia to be true to her mother’s love by subverting her father’s schemes. She wins freedom for some; Lucifer keeps those who fail for eternity. She has to be careful, for Lucifer has placed her under the watchful eye of the fallen angel Nathaniel, whose real intentions are a mystery to her.
Lucifer manipulates his army of corrupted souls to achieve his end game: to explode the tension between global powers, then create a charismatic anti-Christ to seemingly save the world with Lucinda as mother and a hand-picked human as father.
But Lucinda has her own plans. After centuries of seeming distance from humanity, she falls in love with a mortal man, which threatens to derail Lucifer’s plans to trigger Armageddon.
If the Devil’s daughter will not love a man he can control, can Lucifer control the man she loves?
So, set your calendar reminders for July of 2015 when Devil’s Daughter will appear in print bookshelves near you. Or you can pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other sources. I’m not sure when the eBook will be available, but I will be certain to crow when I know. 😉