Sinner comes with a warning: Be careful with whom you fall in love. The story of a prince who becomes enamoured of the wrong woman and pays the price for that crime (through five novels--sometimes Justice is very slow), it's the first of a new series called The kan Ingan Archives. (The kan Ingans apparently had no shame in recording their deeds and mis-deeds for posterity!) This series has had a history. It was actually the second novel in the series to be written, in the 70's, and was intended to be a stand-alone novel called Exile. About ten years after I wrote the book, I got to thinking about the background to that story. I ended up writing of happened before Exile took place--about the crime he committed, and the acts leading up to it. A prequel, if you will, that eventually became Book One, or Sinner. (And it's been a long time from inception to publication...34 years.)

During all this switching and re-writing, I also decided to relate the stories to The Chronicles of Riven the Heretic by having my hero (Erik Brand) be a direct descendent of the hero of The Chronicles. That necessitated a change of name and spelling, so Erik became Aric kan Ingan. Since Riven was considered the ancestor of the ruling family in the Emeraunt Galaxy, Aric became the Crown Prince of the current branch. The story came mostly out of my own imagination but I will admit it has its origins in the ancient Greek myth of Phaedra. You know...older man, young wife, young handsome male ingredients for disaster. That story's been played out a thousand times in a thousand variations--especially on the daily Soaps--since Euripides introduced the female character Phaedra in his drama Hippolytus in 428 BC. Good old Phee’s been a staple ever since. Guess you could say she’s the original cougar.

So here's the Promo: Sinner... the story of a man destined to be the most powerful person in the galaxy until that winged troublemaker Cupid skewers him with one of those little darts. A man accused of committing a crime and unable to prove himself innocent because to do so would reveal he's committed an ever greater crime. It's got everything that makes life worth living--plenty of love, sex, and violence. It's a winner!

For a preview, here's the trailer.

Sinner was originally published as Blood Sin, but is now being released by Double Dragon Publishing under its new title. The other six novels (never published) will follow. Buy Link:


  1. Nightingale // January 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

    Great video. I like the cover and the title. Sinner alone intrigues you to learn more about this character. So is the whole series written?

  2. Beth Trissel // January 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM  

    Ooooh, very kewl. And I love your opening sentence, Be careful with whom you fall in love. Very wise words. Along the lines of be careful what you wish for.

  3. Mona Risk // January 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM  

    WOW be careful who you fall in love with. That's a great advice so many people should follow! What a great story with your wonderful writing style, Toni.

  4. Toni V.S. // January 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

    Thanks, Linda. I designed the cover. All the books are written except the last one, which has the title of Space Stud. It's a kind of off-shoot, about a secondary character and a minor one mentioned in the third book "Return."

  5. Mary Ricksen // January 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM  

    Your videos are getting so high end!!
    And your prolific imagination makes me envious! You have a rare talent. You can really spin a yarn!
    It's finally come of age!

  6. Mary Marvella // January 6, 2012 at 9:42 PM  

    Excellent job, Toni! Busy you!

  7. Patrice // January 7, 2012 at 7:56 AM  

    Great cover, Toni. Very intriguing. How long does it take you to write a book - you seem to be very prolific.

  8. Judy // January 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM  

    Toni, your energy and creativity amaze me! This, like your others, will be a fun read! Good luck with it!

  9. Josie // January 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM  

    Wow, Toni. As always, I am amazed by your talent.