Avarice: Meet the Authors, Day 1

What defines a sin? Author Teresa Bassett described it well: “Where does weakness end and evil begin?” Is committing a sin a deliberate act of intent, or simply an oversight of a corruptible character? Perhaps a combination of the two?

Welcome to the world of Avarice, where possession is glory, desire rules the mind, and both people and creatures throw aside all for what they covet.

Twenty-one authors. Twenty-one stories. One theme: Avarice.

It’s time for another volume of Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology! This is Day One of our traditional introductions to the authors and their stories.

The release date for the sixth volume, Avarice, is April 3, 2018!

You can Pre-Order the eBook on Amazon and order a print copy after the release. Please consider posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

 

Introducing the first four authors of Avarice and their blurbs:

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Teresa Bassett is a writer from Cornwall, UK. She has written stories and articles for a variety of publications, and is proud to be included in each of the previous volumes of Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology. Her debut novel, The Time Crystals, is due to be published in 2018 by Books to Treasure. A graduate of the University of Bath, she has worked as a foreign tour guide, translator and teacher. She and her husband live with their eccentric greyhound and even more eccentric cockatiel in a caravan on a former tin mine, where building their own home keeps them exhausted.

Website: teresabassett.co.uk

Blog: treeandleafblog.com

Easily Led by Teresa Bassett

Under-achiever Dan and his best friends Pete and Kate are about to leave school with nothing but a kick up the backside and a good riddance. As they contemplate a bleak future, Kate comes up with a crazy plan. She insists no one will get hurt—but is it really the start of a big adventure, or will the trio’s greed set them on a course towards disaster?

 

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Mae Baum grew up among the snow and birch trees of upstate New York, but currently makes her home in the urban jungle of Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Always to be found with her nose in a book, she enjoys exploring fantastical worlds and now loves making up her own. Her story, “Ice Bonds” was published in the anthology Between Heroes and Villains, and her fairy tale retelling, “Bluebeard’s Wives” is due to be published in the anthology A Bit of Magic in Spring 2018. She’s currently hard at work on her Imogene Payne urban fantasy series.

Facebook: facebook.com/maebaum

Website: maebaum.com

A Greedy Alliance by Mae Baum

Abandoned by her workaholic mother, Annie, a teenage thief, seeks the love she’s never known. Claudia, a lonely ghost, desires material goods that she cannot use. A chance encounter leads to a bargain, but will they each be satisfied with the result?

 

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Callie Bradford spent much of her youth obsessively searching spider-filled basements for hidden doors and secret passageways. Despite her lack of success, she still hasn’t given up looking. Callie lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband and a one-eyed dog. Her work also appears in Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Gluttony and Wrath.

The Cindy Lopez Scholarship Fund by Callie Bradford

After Brianna’s family suffers a financial crisis, she gets a part-time job at a catering company. Sent to serve at a party she normally would have attended as a guest, Brianna tries to hide in the kitchen rather than risk losing face with the popular crowd. But when a chance encounter in a back room opens her eyes to a bigger threat, Brianna must decide where her loyalty lies.

 

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Susan Conner is a writer and artist from Phoenix, Arizona. She’s about to gather up her dogs and cats and embark on a grand adventure to a tiny house in the wilds of Montana. There, she hopes to finish several novels and produce vast quantities of magical artistic creations on her family’s remote cattle ranch. Her stories are for adult and young adult audiences, and always have a few quirky elements in them. Her artwork has been juried into local galleries and recently published in Memoir Magazine. She’s doing jumping jacks of joy to once again have a story included in the series Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology.

Twitter: @SusansWordJar

Aunt Clara’s Ghost by Susan Conner

Trapped in limbo for twenty-five years, the ghost of a teenage hoarder longs for someone to open up the boxes of the precious items she collected before she died. Inside one of them is something that might release her from her eternal torment.

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