Tomorrow is release day for Dirty Empire! I rewrote this book I think three times to get it just right. This story is different than anything else I’ve ever written. To start of this story is inspired by Greek mythology. Most people don’t know this greek myth but when I heard the idea for Dirty Empire instantly popped into my head.
Aphrodite’s first husband was Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths and metalworking. She was unfaithful to Hephaestus and had an affair with Ares, the God of war. Hephaestus found out about their affair and set a trap. He caught them in a net and the entire village came out to see naked Aphrodite and Ares caught together. Poseidon finds this to be very cruel and rescues Aphrodite from the net. She gave birth to two of Poseidon’s daughters.
In Dirty Empire; Hazel is Aphrodite, Miles is Hephaestus and Maverick is Poseidon.
“Lucky for you, I’m not a man to apologize, even if I accidentally took another man’s wife.”
He lets his shoe fall to the floor with a thud before untying the other and dropping that one too. It takes a while for me to process what he’s saying.
“So you’ll drop me off? At the next island?” I ask, hope filling my chest for the first time today.
Maverick shakes his head before standing up and unbuttoning his dress shirt. A slight grin coats his lips. “Oh no, Pumpkin. Miles is going to come after me, and without you, I have no leverage.”
He takes off his shirt and leaves it in the middle of the floor. His washboard abs are on display, each one perfectly sculpted in a way that could only be achieved by hours spent at the gym. “I’m not a knight in shining armor, Pumpkin. I’m a villain.”
I married a monster.
Years ago my husband was the perfect man, until I was faced with his abusive side. I thought my husband would kill me but Maverick saved me. He seemed like my knight in shining armor. However, Maverick comes with his own set of baggage.
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