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MISTAKES OF THE PAST
by Patricia Josephine
NA Urban Fantasy
Luc seeks atonement for the actions that banished him from his home. Living as a priest in a small town, he strives to show how much he’s changed with the hope that one day he can return to his family.
Haunted by the guilt that destroyed her family, Rose has shut her heart off. She vows to never let anyone near again lest she hurt them. When she meets Luc, she can’t deny the draw she feels to him.
But the past is not easily forgotten. When Luc’s past finds him, Rose is caught in the middle. Forced to face who he used to be, Luc must decide if he’s willing to give up his chance at redemption to save Rose. But doing so means he won’t be able to hide who he is. Will Rose be able to reconcile the man she knows with the devil he used to be? Or are the mistakes of the past too damning?
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A devilish hero
There was a note from my editor when she was working on Mistakes of the Past. It said she hadn’t expected to have a crush on Luc. It was the reaction I was looking for, and I gotta admit, I may have cackled evilly a bit.
You see, Luc is usually the bad guy. He doesn’t often get to be portrayed in a good light. Usually, he’s out to take over the world and it’s up to the heroes to stop him. I’ve even done that myself. In Path of Angels, Michael and his brothers are trying to stop Hell from being unleashed.
This has caused some trepidation for me. I’ve wondered how people will react to Luc. Can they accept him as the good guy on a mission to redeem himself? Or is that too farfetched. But this fact made Luc a blast to write. When he gets cheeky, he gets really cheeky in an attempt to live up to his reputation. It also causes him to seriously doubt himself and wonder if he should even bother. He thinks he doesn’t deserve forgiveness.
I want the reader to know who Luc is without him stating it. There are hints throughout the novel, but it was important to not reveal the truth until the end. Until Luc comes to terms with it himself.
It’s strange to write someone that is usually a villain as the hero. It makes you approach them differently. You explore them more. You also get to get into their heads during when they’re the baddie, and that in itself is fun to write.
And here she is. . .
Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.
Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.