Sometimes a book comes easily, word after word, page after page flowing beautifully, and then comes a book where word after word is a struggle, pages don’t flow, they stall. Diablo’s Angel was one of those books. This book was delayed far longer than I ever imagined possible.
I wrote a 100 pages before I realized Diablo wasn’t turning out as I had envisioned him. He had become a stranger to me. How did I find the hero that had loomed so large in my mind? Where had he gone?
I struggled for quite a while with him until I decided to let him be, and I began to write about the heroine Crista. She came easily to me. A young woman returning to a family she no longer knew, to a home that she barely remembered, and with a painful memory that left her forever scarred.
It was through Crista’s eyes that Diablo came to life, looming much larger than I had imagined him. I realized then that it wasn’t so much Diablo I had lost, it was the woman who would love the infamous outlaw that I needed to know before Diablo could come fully to life.
Here’s the book description for Diablo’s Angel.
She’s no match for the devil. Or is she?
Crista’s arrival home in Los Angeles, after having been sent to Spain when she was barely five, is far different than she expected. Her family, strangers to her now, are not there to greet her. It’s a band of outlaws that welcome her home. She fears her fate is sealed, only to discover that her fate lies in the hands of the devil.
Diablo is an infamous outlaw, feared by all and obeyed by all, but seen by none. He wears a dark shroud that conceals his face, adding to his terrifying reputation. His men won’t dare disobey or betray him. Or they’ll feel the crack of his whip, a weapon he wields with exceptional skill.
Crista learns all too soon how terrifying and heartless the notorious outlaw can be and prays that her family will rescue her. But given time with Diablo, she begins to wonder about the man beneath the shroud.
With decisions having always been made for her, Crista makes one on her own that seals her fate and steals her heart. And when things prove to be far different than what she thought they were… she must make another decision.
Does she trust the devil or destroy him?
Diablo’s Angel with be available late January or early February 2020.