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Sin du Jour: The First Course

Sin du Jour: The First Course

Envy of Angels, Lustlocked, Pride's Spell

A Sin du Jour Affair

Matt Wallace

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This Sin du Jour omnibus collects in a single edition the first three books in the series from Hugo award-winning author Matt Wallace: Envy of Angels, Lustlocked, Pride's Spell, and the bonus short story “Small Wars”.

Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no exception. Enter Sin du Jour, the expert caterers to demons, goblins, faeries, and everything in between.

In their first month on the job Lena Tarr and Darren Vargas, the newest line chefs at the supernatural catering agency, have had to approximate angel meat, evade amorous lizards, and provide craft sacrifices for a Hollywood debut. Their coworkers have contended with zombified clowns, fought off the Easter Bunny's hit squad, and captured a golden fish for a goblin royal wedding. And as if their new jobs weren't weird enough, now they have to deal with a very personal transformation on the behalf of their mysterious employer. As if surviving as a New York City chef weren't hard enough.

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Praise for Sin du Jour: The First Course

"Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour series is a crass, funny, gross, and sweet blend of fight sequences and top chef cooking, with entertaining characters and their all too human (and extra-human) dilemmas the cherry on top. Chicken nuggets and the Easter Bunny will never look the same to you again." —Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves andCourt of Fives

Praise for Pride's Spell

"A smart, action-packed, hilariously absurdist romp." —SF Bluestocking

Praise for Lustlocked

"Magic and humor combine with delicious results in this unusual, wildly fun novella." - Publishers Weekly starred review

"This series continues to combine magic, food, and a hefty scoop of humor." —Library Journal

Praise for Envy of Angels

"No one makes me think, 'Dammit, I should have thought of that!' like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight." — Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City

"Matt Wallace tells a raucous, riotous tale of culinary madness — a jaw-dropping horror-fantasy restauranteur Thunderdome that makes the 'monkey brain' scene in Temple of Doom look like something you'd see on Nickelodeon. It's like I dropped a heroic dose of acid and turned on the Food Network for eight hours. It's funny and demented and sticks in you like a pinbone. Matt Wallace writes like someone just jammed a needle full of adrenaline in his heart — and then, in yours. From this point forward, I'll … More…

"Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour series is a crass, funny, gross, and sweet blend of fight sequences and top chef cooking, with entertaining characters and their all too human (and extra-human) dilemmas the cherry on top. Chicken nuggets and the Easter Bunny will never look the same to you again." —Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves andCourt of Fives

Praise for Pride's Spell

"A smart, action-packed, hilariously absurdist romp." —SF Bluestocking

Praise for Lustlocked

"Magic and humor combine with delicious results in this unusual, wildly fun novella." - Publishers Weekly starred review

"This series continues to combine magic, food, and a hefty scoop of humor." —Library Journal

Praise for Envy of Angels

"No one makes me think, 'Dammit, I should have thought of that!' like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight." — Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City

"Matt Wallace tells a raucous, riotous tale of culinary madness — a jaw-dropping horror-fantasy restauranteur Thunderdome that makes the 'monkey brain' scene in Temple of Doom look like something you'd see on Nickelodeon. It's like I dropped a heroic dose of acid and turned on the Food Network for eight hours. It's funny and demented and sticks in you like a pinbone. Matt Wallace writes like someone just jammed a needle full of adrenaline in his heart — and then, in yours. From this point forward, I'll read anything this guy writes." — Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Zer0es

"Envy of Angels is one of the most original urban fantasies I've read in a damn long time. Angels, demons and the New York restaurant scene. It doesn't get any weirder than this. Matt Wallace is an author to watch." — Stephen Blackmoore, author of Dead Things and Broken Souls

"Envy of Angels is exactly the breath of fresh air I didn't know I needed: darkly funny, sweepingly inventive, and just plain fun to read. Every time I thought I got the hang of this book, the next turn took me someplace even more breathtakingly weird and wonderful. Buy it. DO IT NOW. It's the only way we can force him to write a dozen more of these!" — Andrea Phillips, author of Revision

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Matt Wallace

Matt Wallace is the Hugo Award-winning author of the Sin du Jour series, Rencor: Life in Grudge City, and co-host of the Ditch Diggers podcast with Mur Lafferty. He's penned over one hundred short stories, several of them award winners, as well as writing for film and television. Before retiring to write full-time, Matt traveled the world as a professional wrestler, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense instructor. He now lives and works in Los Angeles alongside his wife, Nikki.

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