Title: Vices and Virtues (An anthology of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Dark Virtues)
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Because sometimes, the virtuous are as frightening as the sinful…
Sins will weave you into their webs. They become the Vice you’re unable to shake. There are the values, taught from birth, which ride a razor’s edge. They turn into Dark Virtues, a twisted mockery of their true meaning.
Pride, envy, lust, gluttony, anger, greed and sloth all have their place in the tapestry of life. They are the Vices who lost sight of the Virtues: charity, temperance, forgiveness, humility, kindness, chastity and diligence.
Enter the worlds where the tales of the most sinful of Vices and the darkest of Virtues will entice and intrigue you…
…for even among the most devout there is a dark side.
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SINS OF THE FLESH (Gluttony)
BY STACEY BROADBENT
It was a balmy Spring evening when I first discovered a taste for human flesh. It was a happy accident really. After having my heart broken one too many times, I’d abstained from any type of physical relationship with a man for years, so when one fell in my lap, it came as quite the surprise.
A MILLION CLAY WOLVES (Greed)
BY AMBER K. BRYANT
Living in a squalid encampment in the shadows of a towering city, a young woman able to endow objects with magical powers struggles with her brother’s growing determination to use her gift for his own selfish means.
CONFESSIONS OF AN HONEST MAN (Chastity)
BY CYRIL BUNT
When I was thirteen I took my oath, I never broke it. But apparently, I broke many others.
DO NO HARM (Charity)
BY J.M. BUTLER
What if someone offered you exactly what you needed? Ethics and vampirism hardly go together, and Aestan has concluded he is trapped between two bad situations. A chance meeting with his neighbor Summer changes everything as she offers the solution to his problems. He can have her blood. She’s more than happy to give it if it keeps him from robbing blood banks or killing people. Though at first he is relieved, he soon realizes that even what is freely given may yet have consequences he does not desire.
SEVEN DAYS (Humility)
BY LENORE CHEAIRS
What or who is Humility? According to Kingston, he may be something darker than one would expect from one of the seven virtues. Listen as Kingston tells the tale of this year’s seven-day lesson to the world.
A SINGLE MIND (Pride)
BY ALANA DELACROIX
Neil Clarins is a very important man with very important research. He could save the world. And he won’t let anyone stand in his way.
YOU MADE ME (Envy)
BY CHRIS FARMER
I envied the time I watched you eat, hoping to taste even a crumb of that sandwich. I envied the time you got to stay warm while, I nearly froze on the street. I envied the power you had to destroy my life. Now it will be you who envies me. Your gluttony has come to an end. One way or another, you will feel the agony of want.
DEATH THROES (Sloth)
BY LISA GOLDMAN
Born into prestige and wealth, twenty-year-old, indolent Chandler Wentsworth’s biggest worries are working to smooth over his constantly disappointed family and friends. He doesn’t realize how easy his life is until he and his friend go to a carnival, where Roma, an eccentric psychic, delivers improbable predictions and a frightening warning that the eyes are the window to one’s soul. Soon, he not only discovers the true evil behind black oily eyes, but Roma’s atrocious predictions has begun a series of catastrophic events, including soul-shattering death throes.
ONE FORGIVES AS ONE LOVES (Forgiveness)
BY TRINITY HANRAHAN
I can have peace of mind only when forgiveness has been earned and granted.
CAVEAT EMPTOR (Diligence)
BY KRISTIN JACQUES
Captain Niels Fizarian prides himself on quality product: weapons, rare goods, even concubines. It’s one thing to be an unscrupulous scoundrel, another to be a poor businessman. But with early retirement looming, what could cutting a few corners hurt? When it comes to interstellar trade, Captain Niels may just learn the hard way to pay his due diligence.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (Lust)
BY REBECCA NOLAN
Ivy feels like everything is finally falling in place from her now that she has a new home. To make things even better, her landlord is sexy, caring Drake Hunter. The problem is Drake isn’t what he seems. Will Ivy get her happy ever after or is she doomed to end up in tears.
THE PAIN OF A KINDNESS (Kindness)
BY TAMMY OJA
Anna works with an appointed psychologist for answers when her mother goes missing.
HELL’S MATCH (Kindness)
BY ARIA PEYTON
In my world, too many people are lonely. So out of the kindness of my heart I help them. Those who want someone by their side forever get it. Only they never read the fine print and forever means just that.
BY QT RUBY
Dr. Evers says the only way for Evelyn to be free is to remember her past, but is that really such a good idea?
A SORCERER’S ROAD TO TEMPERANCE (Temperance)
BY MAGGIE JANE SCHULER
Temperance Blanco served to bring order to her family and small town. She thought if she practiced her craft and lead the immoral on a path to restraint, life would be perfect. What she didn’t count on was her intense draw to her employer, the handsome new night club owner Raiden Spellman. She thought she had tricks up her sleeve until she found herself captivated by Raiden and unaware of her place in the Cards of life.