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Chosen By Sin by Virna DePaul


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Also by Virna DePaul:

Filthy Rich, November 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Awakened, July 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Turned, April 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Deadly Charade, May 2013
Paperback / e-Book
A Vampire's Salvation, April 2013
Shades Of Passion, March 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Shades of Temptation, October 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Shades Of Desire, June 2012
Paperback / e-Book
It Started That Night, April 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Chosen By Sin, December 2011
Chosen By Fate, October 2011
Dangerous To Her, September 2011
Chosen By Blood, May 2011
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book

Chosen By Sin
Virna DePaul

Early e-release of werebeast Dex Hunt's story

Para-Ops #3
Author Self-Published
December 2011
On Sale: December 19, 2011
Featuring: Dex Hunt; Jesmina Martin
336 pages
ISBN: 146090334X
EAN: 2940013867475
Kindle: B006O1OJ3S
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Romance Paranormal

The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.

For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.

Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.

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83 comments posted.

Re: Chosen By Sin

I like when writers imagine the world completely different. I'll have to check out the first book in the series!
(Anne Gallick 9:38am January 31, 2012)

Sounds like a terrific series... This is the first time that I have heard of it and I'll look for it next time I am in the book store. :)
May Pau 10:19am January 31, 2012)

Two of my favorite themes, medicine and vampires. Quite a combination. Thanks for the contest.
Marilyn Legault 10:29am January 31, 2012)

Thanks for a great post! I've been looking forward to reading
this series :) Congrats on your success!
Erin Fender 10:43am January 31, 2012)

me i am fan of different kinds of books you see you can put the person one place and then appear some were else and i love the way the authors can do the book goo luck with your
Desiree Reilly 10:46am January 31, 2012)

i want to read your book too
Debbi Shaw 10:54am January 31, 2012)

I've become a real fan of the supernatural-genre. Your book certainly has a different spin on things, and I look forward to reading it!
John Billiris 11:19am January 31, 2012)

I love reading romance, but I think what I've been missing out on is the 'suspense' part. I've never read any paranormal/vampire-type books either. Maybe I need to shake things up a bit. Your book sounds rather interesting and I would enjoy giving it a go to see if I can branch out in what I read. Thanks for the chance.
Debbie Kennedy 11:59am January 31, 2012)

I'm looking forward to finding the first two books of the series. It will be great starting at the beginning of the series.
Lynn Dobriko 12:00pm January 31, 2012)

This isn't a genre that I'd normally read, but you have a way of making the story line worth wanting to grab the book and read it!! I'm very anxious to read your book and find out how it ends!! It looks like your cover "Rocks" along with the plot!! Thank you for your post today - otherwise I'd have no idea that your book existed, and I wouldn't be able to have it on my TBR list for my Winter enjoyment!!
Peggy Roberson 12:11pm January 31, 2012)

I love romantic suspense... it is a great genre for when my mood wants the keep you guessing and wondering tales... I love the bit of danger and romance together.
Colleen Conklin 12:37pm January 31, 2012)

A new twist a little intrigue mythical characters make for a great read.
Carol Donnermeyer 12:39pm January 31, 2012)

Linda Bass 12:42pm January 31, 2012)

Authors imagination is amazing!
Diane Sallans 12:48pm January 31, 2012)

I started reading paranormal less than a year ago, and have been amazed at how clever and imaginative they can be. I'm always on the lookout for new authors, and appreciate the samples we get on Fresh Fiction. Look forward to trying it!
Kathleen Conner 12:57pm January 31, 2012)

Romantic suspense was the first type of romance I read. I'd always loved mysteries/thrillers. You're right, Virna, romantic suspense blends the light and dark in captivating ways.
G S Moch 1:16pm January 31, 2012)

What an unusual title! I like romantic suspense. I am looking foward to reading some of your books.
Kathleen Yohanna 1:24pm January 31, 2012)

This sounds like a really good book (and series for that matter) that I need to look for and devour! :)
Laura Parmentier 1:29pm January 31, 2012)

Oh wow - this book is GREAT, I can tell - I have not read any of your books before (I am a literary heathen, I know!) - BUT I can't wait to start!!
Felicia Ciaudelli 1:33pm January 31, 2012)

Lawyer to writer seems like there is a link between the two.
Catherine Myers 1:34pm January 31, 2012)

Romantic suspense novels are the best.
Marjorie Carmony 1:36pm January 31, 2012)

I love reading romantic suspense books. They're the best of both worlds. You get
a mystery and some romance. Never a dull moment! :)
Debbie Burdeen 1:43pm January 31, 2012)

Mmmmm...vampires! ;)
Diane Pollock 1:58pm January 31, 2012)

Love with an edge-- whether a tooth edg or not!
Mary Ann Dimand 2:01pm January 31, 2012)

Well said, Virna, and it's why I enjoy this genre, with a touch of paranormal so much.
Cathy MacDonald 2:12pm January 31, 2012)

Intrigue, romance, suspense. What else is there? Can't wait to
read Chosen By Sin.

Joanne Balinski 2:24pm January 31, 2012)

I love trying to figure it out. Thanks for the great reads :).

Victoria Sloboda 2:28pm January 31, 2012)

I love to read and I love to read different genres. This book sounds very interesting!
Marguerite Guinn 2:29pm January 31, 2012)

This sounds like a winning series. I just love when there is suspense and love mixed together. I love when characters act like they hate each other and then they get together at the end.
Cheryl English 2:39pm January 31, 2012)

I loved the para-ops book I managed to read from the library
so I would love to read more about the world you have created.
Ilona Fenton 2:49pm January 31, 2012)

I enjoy romantic suspense - the not knowing until the end. You are knew to me but your books sound exciting.
Jeanne Sheats 3:06pm January 31, 2012)

I love romantic suspense and paranormal and Chosen By Sin sounds awesome!
Natasha Donohoo 3:29pm January 31, 2012)

I love contests!
Clydia DeFreese 3:49pm January 31, 2012)

I love reading romantic suspense! One of my favorite reads.
Gail Hurt 4:21pm January 31, 2012)

Hello Virna, I love Suspense in romance novels. I can't wait
to read "Chosen by Sin". I really enjoy the genre.
Thank you!
Judith Venne 4:27pm January 31, 2012)

The book sounds exciting, I'd love to win it.
Wilma Frana 4:28pm January 31, 2012)

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. I love a little danger with my romance. I think the danger speeds up the feelings the hero and heroine feel for each other. I also like to see a hero's protective side.
Stacie Deramo 4:40pm January 31, 2012)

I look forward to reading this series--what a great series!
Shirley Younger 4:48pm January 31, 2012)

Romance and danger a thrilling combo.
Jane Kriebel 5:36pm January 31, 2012)

Thanks so much to everyone who has commented and good luck with the give
away! Yes, suspense in any story, whether it's paranormal, historical, or
contemporary, adds a little something extra that I love! Take care, V
Virna De Paul 5:53pm January 31, 2012)

I think books written by people that have
experience in what they are writing brings more
vivid and color into the pages. What made you
turn to writing?
Carla Carlson 6:00pm January 31, 2012)

Sounds like a good read for a cold night!
Chelsea Reboulet 6:03pm January 31, 2012)

Hmmm. You've put a bit of the paranormal in there too. Sounds like my kind of story. Maybe I'll look into the firs books of your series and see what they are all about.
Carolyn Overholser 6:15pm January 31, 2012)

Romantic suspense with a touch of paranomal is one of my very favorite genres. I love to read and Chosen By Sin sounds like quite a world to delve in to, with a mix of vampires, werewolves, werebeasts and shape-shifters! This sounds good and can't wait to read it!
Linda Luinstra 6:22pm January 31, 2012)

Werewolfs and vampires, Oh My!
Deb Pelletier 6:26pm January 31, 2012)

The series sounds interesting.
Pam Howell 6:30pm January 31, 2012)

I love paranormal romance and this definitely soundslike its unique.
Tabitha Monroe 6:58pm January 31, 2012)

Carla, I've always been a huge reader and wanted to write a novel, but never
thought I could. When I found myself wanting a career change, I thought--why
not? I fell in love with writing!

Thanks to all for commenting. Glad you find the excerpt interesting!
Virna De Paul 7:47pm January 31, 2012)

Sounds like a great read.
Roseann Moss 9:12pm January 31, 2012)

FBI, second civil war, suped up humans..what more could you pack into this?! I
hear great things about your books, I HAVE to add this to my TBR list. Glad you
were here so I could read about Chosen By Sin!
Lexi Hansen 9:21pm January 31, 2012)

I love romantic suspense and to have someone that has a
backround in criminology makes it that much more appealing.
Cindy Olp 9:24pm January 31, 2012)

I love paranormal books - especially with shifters and vamps! I'll have to look for your first two books since this sounds like a wonderful series.
Lynda Smith 9:54pm January 31, 2012)

Sounds like a great read!
MaryAnne Banks 10:03pm January 31, 2012)

Looks Amazing!
Joelle Beebe 11:05pm January 31, 2012)

I'm intrigued to learn more.
Good luck and happy writing!
Tracie Travis 11:08pm January 31, 2012)

I've enjoyed the first 2 books in your series, are there going to be more?
Diane Sadler 11:40pm January 31, 2012)

This certainly sounds like a series that will interest me. They are on my list.
Angee Bartlett 12:24pm February 1, 2012)

Your book looks really good!
Robin Daily 12:37pm February 1, 2012)

So many interesting thing going on here. Such great world building.
Lisa Kendall 2:28am February 1, 2012)

A very interesting post thank you. CHOSEN BY SIN looks amazing.
Mary Preston 7:07am February 1, 2012)

Thank you for your comments everyone! Diane, I'd like to do a couple more
books in the series if readers continue to be interested! :)
Virna De Paul 8:23am February 1, 2012)

I am curious about how the vampires were handled. I love seeing the different ways that Authors view them.
Mattie King 9:25am February 1, 2012)

i will read this one quickly it sounds too good to put down
Debbi Shaw 9:26am February 1, 2012)

I love this series! Hope it continues
Julie Parrish 9:50am February 1, 2012)

Sounds like a great book. I'm always amazed at how authors come up with new ideas.
Wilma Frana 11:21am February 1, 2012)

Sounds like a very interesting book
Terri Quick 12:47pm February 1, 2012)

I really liked Dex in the first book. I cannot wait to read his story.
Kristin Bingham 1:50pm February 1, 2012)

Woo hoo! That GC would let me get the second book in this series, and then I would have all three!

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Sue Sattler 5:28pm February 1, 2012)

Sounds like you have a little "Sanctuary" going on--I like it! =)
Kathleen Conner 6:23pm February 1, 2012)

This book looks good--I've become quite a fan of the Supernatural genre.
John Billiris 6:25pm February 1, 2012)

A most fascinating post and best wishes for your continued success.
Sharon Berger 7:21pm February 1, 2012)

I flit all over the romance genre but I do like good romantic suspense. It is nice to be surprised and have more going on than he meets her.....they live happily ever after. And I have become addicted to series.
Patti Paonessa 8:05pm February 1, 2012)

Just the type of book I need on my trip to California. I'm
excited just thinking about it!
Rosie Ayala 8:23pm February 1, 2012)

i read alot so i cant wait to read your book it sounds great!!!
Jennifer Beck 9:09pm February 1, 2012)

Ooooo! Chosen By Sin sounds like another exciting read. Love the romance topped with suspense and paranormal! Hmmm and the cover leaves a lot to the imagination...Not that I don't like the ones that help the imagination out..:) just saying. Love your style.
Margie Gagarin 9:12pm February 1, 2012)

You are so right about evil in this world. Just reading the daily paper makes one wonder about the actions happening around the world. You are also right that good exists in the world. Let's hope it is more than the evil.
Gladys Paradowski 9:21pm February 1, 2012)

This sounds awesome!!!!
Veronica Jarvis 9:29pm February 1, 2012)

I love the cover!
Gwen Hovorka 9:43pm February 1, 2012)

So awesome reading your comments on the blurb, cover, and romantic
suspense in general. I love finding like-minded peeps! Thanks everyone!
Virna De Paul 10:44pm February 1, 2012)

wow a series that would love to read as that period is one I love to read about
Patricia Kasner 11:13pm February 1, 2012)

I followed your Chosen in Sin blog and loved reading about Dex and his resolutions.
Christina Vanderford 12:10pm February 2, 2012)

I like romantic suspense especially when food plays a big role.
Alyson Widen 6:12pm February 3, 2012)

I love romace mysteries esp when they are in a
series...perfecttion, add medicine and vampires and I am in
my element, although it would be a first for me to read this
type of book! I made a pact that I am going to expand out of
my comfort zone and read other, here is the
Patti DelValle 7:14am February 5, 2012)

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