An ancient sect of gods, known as Sin-Eaters, have one last chance to save humanity from an Emperor God bent on world domination. And it all begins with Gluttony.
Tialoc had one mission, find gluttony and return it to the tlazolli or sin box. He doesn’t expect to find the sin wrapped in a sexy chocolate-skinned woman or that she is his mate.
CJ accepts a trip to paradise to meet Tialoc. When an accident sidelines her before their first date, she’s hesitant to go at all. What she isn’t prepared for is the passion or love they share.
When their lovemaking has unexpected consequences, time is of the essence. Tialoc must convince CJ to embrace her destiny or lose him forever.
Moctezuma narrowed his eyes and stood, his silver cape billowing behind him. He pushed a stray brown hair from his forehead and adjusted the long-feathered headdress on his head before placing his hand on the hilt of the dagger at his waist.
Tialoc shifted his stance. Xochiti and the rest followed suit. His men were loyal. They believed in free will as much as he did and would do all they could to thwart Emperor God’s scheme.
All he wanted to do was stave off the inevitable, but staring into Moctezuma’s eyes, Tialoc knew words were no longer effective. Something else drove Moctezuma to want to sacrifice the humans. The longer they stared at one another, the more apprehension knotted in Tialoc’s belly.
War was inevitable, but he had to try. To make one last attempt to get the obstinate leader to see reason, to rally whatever compassion the deity still contained.
“We do not take away their free will,” Tialoc argued.
“What’s the point of being a god if we can’t show those puny humans who is really in charge?”
Tialoc stepped forward, and Moctezuma’s guards shifted toward him. He tapped the hilt of his sword and his own men settled in position behind him. Tension stretched and strained. Just one word and Tialoc and his men would overrun the guards before the Emperor could shout for more.
“I will not allow you to destroy humanity for your perverse sense of pleasure. You have destroyed one civilization already. They worshipped you faithfully.”
Moctezuma sneered. “And you plan to stop me? You don’t have the power, let alone the backing.” He snapped his fingers and several men, in full battle armor, filled the room with swords and spheres drawn.