Wages of Sin

A Cin Craven Novel (Volume 1)

Jenna Maclaine

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Dulcinea Craven descends from a long line of witches, and she has just inherited wild, untrained magical powers that she has no idea how to control. Now a ruthless vampire and an age-old demon are determined to enslave Cin and steal her power for their own. Her only hope is The Righteous, a band of warrior vampires who slay the rogue undead. Among them is Michael, a fierce swordsman who inflames Cin’s most primal hungers. Showing her a sensual pleasure beyond anything in the mortal realm, she must choose between the human existence she has always known, and immortality as a vampire—a new life filled with forbidden urges, dark yearning, and unearthly passions…
Jenna Maclaine's Wages of Sin is “A wonderful blend of fantasy, romance, and intoxicating adventure, wickedly spiced with danger” (Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author).


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  Chapter OneMy name is Cin. It’s an unusual nickname, one that always incites speculation about how I received it. Some say it’s because of the color of my hair, blood red and sinful. Others, the ones who whisper behind their hands, or cross the street rather than pass me on the sidewalk, say that it’s because of who I am, of what I am. Ah, what is that, you ask? I am a witch … among other things.They are all wrong, of course. I remember well how I got the name, who gave it to me, and why. So long ago, and yet sometimes it seems like only yesterday. I have been Cin


Praise for Wages of Sin

A wonderful blend of fantasy, romance, and intoxicating adventure, wickedly spiced with danger.” —Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author

"Maclaine’s attention to detail and description brings this sexy, adventurous paranormal romance to life…Clever Cin matches sass and bravery with an innocence and vulnerability that will allow her to grow and develop through what promises to be a highly entertaining series.” –Publishers Weekly

“An imaginative new series…With danger omnipresent, compelling characters keep the story lively and the relationships intriguing.  Here’s to the next installment.” –Romantic Times

“I enjoyed the hero, the heroine, the plot, the secondary characters, the setting, the pacing…you name it, I liked it.  Do yourself a favor…if you’re looking for something different in the paranormal or historical romance arena, pick up Wages of Sin” –Good Reads Reviews

"WAGES OF SIN boasts a unique plot and setting, as well as a diverse and well developed cast of characters.  Filled with danger, passion, and magic, WAGES OF SIN is sure to please fans of paranormal romance.  I highly recommend it." --Romance Reviews Today
"I am a particular fan of vampire stories in which vampires are defenders of humanity, to the point of slaying their own kind. Those books are few and far between, but when they come along, they tend to be quality and this is no exception. The author's ability to build a complex world where there is well defined good vs. evil makes her prose strong and vivid. Seeing how Dulcinea, or Cin as she comes to be called, evolves will be intriguing." --Huntress Reviews 

“A great love story…I can't wait to find out what happens next with The Righteous. A definite keeper!” –Night Owl Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Jenna Maclaine

  • Jenna Maclaine has a degree history from North Georgia College & State University. When she isn't writing she spends her time caring for the eighty-plus animals that share her family farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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    Wages of Sin

    A Cin Craven Novel

    Jenna Maclaine



    St. Martin's Paperbacks