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Hellbound grew from a prompt and my desire to make the Devil anything but a horned and hoofed bad guy fond of any and all debauchery. Well, Lucy is still very fond of any and all debauchery, but he isn’t the god featured in Judeo-Christian myths.
Instead, he’s a death god who uses his mother figure as an excuse to befriend humans. And he has really nice hair.
Lucy, maybe not surprisingly, is the one readers want for themselves, and believe me, he enjoys all that attention. But from my perspective, as the writer, I was focused on Lionel–Nelly–the necromancer the Devil falls in love with.
Lionel gets to change the most during the course of the Hellbound series. He is in a very different place at the end of The Devil’s Lover than we find him in at the beginning of The Devil’s Necromancer. He is in a place where I could have ended the series and be done with it.
But that would be sad, and it would close the door on a world with a host of interesting people in it. For instance, there is a trickster god who hasn’t even been on the page yet, but who wants to be, badly. There is Mr. C, someone we get to meet in The Devil’s Lover. I don’t want to talk about his story on account of spoilers, but it’ll be interesting.
And of course, there are always the Devil and his necromancer. With Nelly growing into his own, Lucy had to adapt, whether he wants to or not. It leaves him in a place he’s not quite comfortable in, and for me, that’s an interesting place worth exploring.
So what does that mean? Well, I am taking a break from writing Nelly’s and Lucy’s story–mostly because my brain demands that things be written in chronological order, and other stories need to happen in the universe now. But the Devil and his necromancer will be back. They will get their season 2, a new series all about how their story progresses. They already have their happily ever after, but that doesn’t need to be a boring thing where nothing ever happens. They’ll have more adventures. In the second season of their epic love story.
The Devil’s Lover (Hellbound 5)
Just when loving the Devil started to look easy, Lionel will have to learn that true love never is.
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Lionel and Lucifer are drawn deeper into a murder case, but they are set on solving it together.
Just when Lionel’s love life has gone back to normal — normal meaning the kinky Devil making his ownership known — Lionel’s murder case gets stranger. Lionel’s birth father seems to have his hands in the mystery, and Lionel finds himself in the sights of Eris, goddess of discord.
Lucifer used to be a prime example of a powerful underworld deity with all the knowledge and skill to take care of a lover in the bedroom. But that was before Lucifer fell properly in love and won over his necromantic boyfriend, who also happens to be a demigod. Lionel’s innate magic, magical skill, and stubborn nature make it exceedingly difficult for Lucifer to be the alpha god he wants to be for Lionel.
Lucifer is set on finding a way to provide for the man he loves and to fulfill Lionel’s every desire. But before he can focus entirely on his necromancer, the two of them must solve the case, prevent primordial deities from being raised and destroying the world, and learn to communicate better. It’s what relationships and crime solving are all about.
About Alexa Piper:
Alexa Piper writes steamy romance that ranges from light to dark, from straight to queer. She’s also a coffee addict. Alexa loves writing stories that make her readers laugh and fall in love with the characters in them.
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