Lust: Meet the Authors, Day 5

As with all the Seven Deadly Sins, there’s a fine line between want and take. Will you be able to control your unbridled desires or are you destined to suffer the consequences as you act out every impulse? 

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

The release date for the seventh volume, Lust, is January 9, 2019!

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 remaining five authors of Avarice and their blurbs. Come back tomorrow to learn more about our staff members!


K.T. Stephens writes YA and children’s books and works as editor, publisher, and author on her pet project—Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology. She also pens adult literature under the pseudonym Katie Stephens. K.T. moved with her husband and two adorably obsessive felines from the green rolling hills of Ohio to New Mexico, where the sun shines an astonishing 330 days out of the year. Her financial investments now include suntan lotion and dark glasses.

Twitter: @standardishue



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Band Nerd by K.T. Stephens

Creative genius Nelson Cajigas has a bit of a problem with women—they all hate him. When it comes to music performance, visual arts, and creative writing, there isn’t one person in the city who can match him. Attempting to fit in with his peers turns out to be an exhausting, daily exercise in futility. Unfortunately, a short, thin, hormonal fourteen-year-old with a great imagination and at the cusp of puberty has a tendency to create his own set of problems.



Elle Turpitt has always preferred spending time in fictional realities over the real one. These are sometimes of her own creation. After studying Creative Writing at the University of Hull, she returned home to South Wales. When not writing, she is often immersed in TV, films, video games or books. Her first published piece was in Seven Deadly Sins: a YA Anthology: Wrath, her second in Avarice. She also has a short story in Fantasia Divinity’s anthology, Out Of Your Shadow, and she is absolutely thrilled to again be appearing in a Seven Deadly Sins anthology.

 Twitter: @elleturpitt


Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet by Elle Turpitt

After moving to a new town, Nina quickly befriends her next-door neighbour, Maggie. The high school is a good feeding ground for those who feed on desire, but Nina doesn’t like Liam, who seems intent on dating Maggie. Still, his party is an even better chance for Nina to feed, and she’s not about to turn up without her best friend.



Robert Walton is a retired middle school teacher and a lifelong rock climber with many ascents in the Sierras and Pinnacles National Park, his home crags. His writing about climbing has appeared in the Sierra Club’s Ascent. Robert’s publishing credits include works of science fiction, fantasy and poetry. He also worked as a newspaper columnist for a time. His historical novel, Dawn Drums, won the 2014 New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Prize for best fiction, first place in the 2014 Arizona Authors competition, and first place in the historical fiction category of the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Most recently, his short story “Do You Feel Lucky Punk?” won a prize in the 2018 Bartleby Snopes dialog only contest.




Blue Magic Blues by Robert Walton

Tortured by his adored one’s rejection, young Adono tumbles into a lowlife bar near the harbor. Barkeep Tickler Tom is there to serve him spirits—raw. The Wiz is there to serve him love potions—raw. He underestimates the potency of both and suffers consequences: cascading consequences.



Daniel I. Weaver has been writing fiction for almost two decades near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A father of three plus two German shepherd rescues, Dan spends the majority of his day working as an executive at a large health plan while secretly pining to spend that time crafting some new adventure. His fiction has previously been published in various anthologies and quarterly magazines including Light at the Edge of Darkness (2007); Dragons, Knights, and Angels Volume 46 (2007); Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony (2017); Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath (2017); and Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice (2018).

Twitter: @writinbloodfilm


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Wolveswood by Daniel I. Weaver

The things that lurk in the Wolveswood will steal your soul. Old wives’ tale or warning, truth lies at the heart of every myth. When the luster of the Wolveswood comes calling, two young lads looking to claim their manhood venture into the forbidden forest, unprepared for what they’ll find.

(Daniel’s story won 1st place in the writing contest for our Lust Anthology!!)



Mari L. Yates wrote her first story in kindergarten. From then on, Mari knew she wanted to be a writer. Having recently gone back to school, she writes whenever and wherever she can. She’s currently working on editing her first mystery/thriller novel and writing a fantasy novel. When not found with a book, camera, or laptop in her hands, she loves to read, cuddle with her two cats, watch movies, and play video games.

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Twitter: @Meadowmirth

Instagram: @Meadowmirth




Witches and Kings by Mari L. Yates

After killing Aestavell’s queen, puissant witch Nostrea, finds herself fleeing for her life. Hunted by Cerdreq, the dragon she once held prisoner with her magic, she seeks a way to turn his strength to her advantage. Will she end up as a meal for the vengeance-seeking drake, or will she adopt a new set of skills?


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