Title: The Ringer’s Masquerade
Author: Sarah J Pepper
Release Date: July 31st 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Ringer’s Masquerade Series features all three full length novels: Devil’s Lullaby, Death’s Melody and Angel’s Requiem.
Sebastian’s haunting gaze penetrated my very being, revealing my secrets, fears, and desires. My name rolled off his tongue, tempting me to take exactly what I hungered for. His world was laced with inconvenient truths; mine was saturated with sweet, beautiful lies. Sebastian promised me nothing of a happy ending. The demonic spawn with an angelic voice could derail my only purpose for living, but still I didn’t want to look away. My curiosity would certainly be my undoing—but then again, death was inevitable.
Life perceived by the soulless ones…
Created by the unorthodox hospital known as the Ringer, Catherine is fated to die on her next birthday. As a soulless spawn, her only purpose for existence is to be the perfect organ donor for her terminal progenitor. Although Catherine has never met her progenitor, an unexplainable bond ties their lives together forever.
Catherine waits patiently for death, until Sebastian gives her a taste of something more, something worth fighting for. The uncontrollable, consuming passion they share begins to grow dangerous as he reveals the Ringer’s most guarded secrets—secrets they’d kill to keep.
What Inspired you to write this novel?
The Ringer Masquerade series demanded to be written in the most beautiful written words possible. My main focus for this series was strip the characters of their humanity and see if love was truly possible. When people have nothing to lose yet everything to lose at the same time, they tend to think differently about life, love, and loss.
The premise of the story was to have clones created to save the original human. The clones are taught nothing more than want is needed to be healthy so that one day they are to be sacrificed for said human. They are holed away in a hospital, taught nothing about the outside world, no education, nothing is as important as giving themselves up so that their injured original can live a normal life. So by sacrificing themselves, they save themselves yet destroy themselves.
Clones were never meant to have a life worth living. So when two fall in love, who should take the ultimate sacrifice? The clone? The original human? Who deems the value of a life worth living.
It brings to questions: what is a soul?
About the Author
Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?