Seven Deadly Sins - a YA anthology
I love this book series for young adults, where each volume covers a separate sin. The team behind the series is great to work with and I'm pleased to have a story in each of the five volumes published to date (Pride, Sloth, Envy, Gluttony and Wrath).
PrideMy story: A Mother’s Pride
Shy Ruth can’t believe her luck when she is befriended by popular student Laura Mortoe. Laura appears to have it all: brains, beauty, and parents who dote on her. Before long, however, Ruth glimpses her new friend’s darker side. When the Mortoe family take both girls on a weekend trip to the coast, Laura’s behaviour spirals out of control - with tragic consequences.
SlothMy story: Tangled Threads
Promising art student Raine loves her boyfriend deeply—but his slothful ways drive her crazy. When her self-portrait is included in the department’s first exhibition, she is excited and nervous in equal measures. Davie promises to support her at the launch party, but Raine has her doubts. If he fails to turn up for this important event, can she (or should she) forgive him?
EnvyMy story: Petrolhead
Although Josh’s family is better off than Ricky’s, the two boys have always been the best of friends, linked by their joint passion for cars. Josh can talk to Ricky about anything. All except the things that really matter, like the way he feels about Louise.
As resentments bubble beneath the surface, an unexpected windfall sets the three of them on a fateful course.
GluttonyMy story: Saving Dad
Sasha’s dad has always loved his food, but since the tragic death of his wife, he’s really piled on the pounds. Then the voluptuous Rita arrives on the scene, and Sasha can only watch in horror as the pair of them wallow in gluttonous excess. As Sasha begins to doubt Rita’s motives, her fears for her dad’s health force her to take desperate measures.
WrathMy story: Portuguese Proverbs
Carole’s life has been falling apart since her dad lost his job at a local factory. Then a new girl moves to the area, whose father works at the same place. As Carole’s anger and resentment propel her towards a terrible act, her only hope rests in the compassion of a stranger.
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