Back in June, I highlighted the awesome debut novel by Jessica Fortunato, The Sin Collector. Today, I want to introduce her latest release: The Sin Collector: Thomas.
Thomas is a short story based on one of the most beloved characters from Book One of "The Sin Collector" Series.
Thomas has taken vows. As an immortal, he is impervious to harm on the battlefield. As a Collector, he alone can take away the sins of the fallen and allow them to move peacefully into the next life.
But valor never comes without sacrifice.
Far away from combat is his home, and her name is Lucy. Lucy is a human and frail from the explosion that nearly took her life, but Thomas’s duty pulls him from her before she can recover. His letters are his only connection to her, and to her caretaker, Thomas’s best friend Emmilina.
Every character is a person, and they have led entire lives before the main story even begins. This is the history of Thomas.
Jessica Fortunato is a writer in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
She has been a freelance reviewer for the past three years. She has always loved a supernatural aspect to literature, as well as the addition of theology, so it is no surprise that her debut novel The Sin Collector combines just that.
She has been a waitress, a cook, a librarian, a book binder, nanny, and even a hairdresser when the occasion calls for it. However writing is her main focus and she is thrilled to share the first installment of what she hopes will be a a beloved book trilogy. The Sin Collector mixes action, travel, paranormal, supernatural, love triangles, and as sprinkling of Oscar Wilde's wit.
Hot on the heels of her impressive debut, The Sin Collector, Jessica Fortunato delves into the tragic past of one of her characters to deliver another amazing story.
In a case of truly giving fans what they asked for, Fortunate held a contest that let readers select the main character of her next book … and they chose Thomas!
The Sin Collector: Thomas moves though multiple, pivotal time periods of Thomas’ existence—a skillful approach that allows Fortunato to present a bigger picture without getting bogged down in the nuts and bolts of chronological storytelling.
A lot happens in the novel; it’s an intense, emotional read that packs a helluva wallop and, once again, displays Fortunato’s formidable talents! And, in what seems to be her forte, the author leaves you wanting more.
So, there you have it, Ms. Fortunato. I’m challenging you again: get to work!
I highly recommend The Sin Collector: Thomas. Be sure to read The Sin Collector first.
Be sure to check it out and let me (and Jessica) know what you think!
Posted on Fri, October 26, 2012
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