Do You Have Eternal Envy?
As a younger woman, I recall often being envious of what others possessed without even recognizing it. Sometimes it would show itself in me simply not liking the person. It was all in my subconscious of course but it caused me to be less friendly at times. Part of envy is in viewing ourselves as not enough – not enough of this or too much of that – and seeking a kind of perfection that is ridiculously unattainable.
As I’ve grown older, I’d like to believe I’ve also become wiser. I’ve also learned to appreciate my attributes and be happy with who I am so as not to envy others. This epiphany has also come to me from the understanding that no one is perfect and until I’ve walked a mile in their shoes, I have no idea the cons to what I may only see as a pro.
In my next Sin Sister book, Eloise is cursed with Envy. She lives wishing she was more like others, had the things others had and could do things others did. When she meets Caedon, he fulfills every desire she’d ever have again and her soul sin is taken away. She is overcome with happiness knowing she will never again have to envy others.
Here’s an excerpt when she first realizes she’s free from her soul sin…
Eloise wanted to reach out and touch him. She placed her hand over his fingers still resting on her shoulder. They were so warm, strong and large. Eloise followed the landscape of his arm until her hand wrapped around his bicep and she marveled at how small she seemed beside him. His shoulders were solid and the corded muscles beneath his worn t-shirt were flexing. His low-slung jeans showed a peak of his happy trail and left her wondering just what she would find if she went walking down that path.
“Damn it. Your eyes, they’re lit up. And your scent… who are you?” The man lowered his voice at the question but she heard it deep inside. He didn’t just want her name. He suspected what she was coming to wonder herself but had dismissed as wishful thinking. He couldn’t possibly be her mate, could he?
“Do you speak, woman?” The man was growling; his sculpted cheekbones hollowed even further to give him a sharper appearance, but he didn’t scare her. Eloise didn’t move away; she wanted the connection to him as deeply as she needed her next breath.
“My name is Eloise. I’m one of Layla’s sisters.”
“Eloise,” he repeated her name with reverence. His hand reached for her, cupped her cheek and soothed her with gentle strokes. He leaned in to kiss her lips, and when the current rose between them as eyes locked and lips fused, Eloise knew. She melted into his touch because there was nothing else in the world she craved now that she had this man.
The kiss was brief and before she knew it, he was pulling away to look down at her.
“Name’s Caedon,” he spoke no more than inches from her. She could feel his breath on her skin and wanted more of this man. Though for the first time in her memory, she didn’t crave this because someone else possessed it, she simply desired Caedon.
It was her soul sin. She was destined to feel envy -of all things- until she felt herself truly fulfilled by her mate, the one being who would be able to make her complete. Now that she had found him, first as only a shadow in the vineyard, she moved towards him instinctively as if she somehow recognized him though never having met before. Eloise was all too aware that, as legend told it, envy would be left behind when she laid eyes upon her mate on a night brightened by a full moon. It was finally her time.
©Paloma Beck, Eternal Envy
Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Two
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex
Author: Paloma Beck
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.
Eloise has lived with bitter envy her entire life until the moment she fell into the arms of Caedon. Once claimed by her mate, she will covet nothing more for eternity, especially now that she has it all. Caedon plans to fulfill her every need if he can just keep her safe. With their secret so close to being exposed and a mate who finds herself in the midst of the drama, Caedon has enough to keep his hands full.
Then Caedon’s parents, believed dead for a century, come across the Terrorist Elimination Unit’s (TEU) radar. Can he save his parents while protecting his newfound mate?
AUTHOR BIO & LINKS
Then in the moments when her characters talk to her, she journals their stories - and they are anything but PG. As a natural introvert, quiet time with her characters is necessary to keep sane while writing is the perfect outlet for her creativity.
Paloma believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better.
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