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Matt Wallace Books In Order

Publication Order of Galactic Football League Novellas Series (with Scott Sigler) Books

Title Fight (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detective (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Slingers Books

Slingers (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Fall to Finish (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victim Hold (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Gods Cannot See (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Weapons (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sin du Jour Affair Books

Envy of Angels (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lustlocked (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride's Spell (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Idle Ingredients (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greedy Pigs (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gluttony Bay (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taste of Wrath (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Next Fix (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Wars (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rencor: Life in Grudge City (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Matt Wallace is American novelist, a screenwriter, and an award-winning author of over a dozen short stories. Born in Rio Hondo, California in 1982 and raised in Bell Gardens, Wallace worked as a professional wrestler for ten years. Besides wrestling, Wallace also worked as a civilian combat instructor, private security, and law enforcement and also taught Tai Chi to senior citizens. In 2007, Matt Wallace retired from his daytime job to write full-time. Over hundred Matt’s short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and some have won awards. Wallace’s debut novel The Next Fix was published in 2008. Wallace is lives in Los Angeles, United States.

Envy of Angels

When two blackballed and out of work NYC line cooks are given a lifetime opportunity to work for a prominent award-winning chef James Beard, it all seems to be too good to be true. Especially his latest Michelin starred café close under some unknown circumstances, and the chef was rumored to be dead. Learning that the job is to take place in New Jersey prevents their enthusiasm in some ways, but they are still desperate enough to leave the opportunity unattended. Come tomorrow that is a reason they may likely regret.

Envy of Angels is the first book in Sin du Jour series by Matt Wallace. Sin du Jour is a prominent high-end catering firm with mysterious but a single client: Uncle Sam. The classified arm of government they work for is tasked with preventing the public from finding out the true nature of the world and the horrifying creatures that hide in plain sight. In other words, this branch of government serves as a diplomatic agency that keeps the peaceful existences in the midst of all manner of evil and horrors. Peace summits or catering meetings and dealing with the exotic ingredients often preferred by Uncle Sam’s exclusive clientele is where the Sin du Jour comes in.

However, the primary course requested for this specific event is quite off-putting. So much such that even the chefs debate whether or not it would be morally acceptable even to serve such a dish, but failing to do so could have some devastating repercussions.

In this madcap debut to Sin du Jour, Matt Wallace throws the readers on a head-on collision with a potentially disturbing, willfully chaotic, and a slightly interesting and entertaining path. Envy Angels is a beautifully woven novella that impresses with its quirky storyline and its wide range of colorful characters that both delight and also disgust in equal measure. With unique culinary twists to the urban fantasy genre, the story is a non-stop action right from the first page to the end and gives a refreshing look at a genre that often falls back on similar tropes.

In a narrative where the primary course and the clientele compete for strangeness, Wallace focuses on the details needed to drive the story forward and to nail every ridiculous situation and disturbing picture home. The main characters are Lena and Darren whose lives are forever changed when they come to the attention of a famous gourmet, Bronko. Lena is self-assured, a tough retired soldier who succeeds effortlessly but will always ensure that Darren is by her side. On the other hand, Darren is a character with hidden strengths; his braveness may be hidden beneath an out shell of cowardice. The duo is the anchor point to this mysterious new world, going hand and with the reader on a path of cooking enlightenment. The Envy of Angels provides a unique and exhilarating outlook from a writer who takes great pains to thrust the readers into unobstructed chaos abruptly.

Lustlocked

If you are in the spirit for some quick and entertaining story, especially if you enjoy reading stories filled with absurd humor, then grab a copy of Sin du Jour books as soon as you can. Better yet start with the first book in the series, Envy of Angels, so you do not miss any of the hilarity.

In Envy of the Angels, we were introduced to newbies Lena and Darren. Now they are full members of the Sin du Jour team and are ready for their next assignment. As they prepare for hundreds of small savory dishes for the wedding guests, something goes terribly wrong, and before you know it, all the guests are turned into giant sex starved lizards. Now with the wedding reception in chaos, it is going to take every member of the team to set thing to normal before the situation gets even more out of hand.

In the first book in the series, the chef (Lena and Darren) and the crew organized a diplomatic dinner funded by a secret agency of the government in an attempt to prevent a war between two evil groups. The second book in Sin du Jour series picks up where the first one left off and we meet the chefs and crew once again preparing to host a grand gobbling wedding on the watch of the Goblin King.

As a bonus, Lustlocked features a short story titled Small Wars which tells the adventures of the receiving department (Moon, Ritter, Cindy, and Hara) and Sin du Jour as they try to find a crucial ingredient for the wedding- a rare mineral known as Welsh gold. The author uses flashbacks to detail how each member of the team was initially recruited into the team by Ritter. Wallace has crafted a world that is rich with story possibilities, and beautiful characters.

Just as with the Envy of Angels and the short story Small Wars (which acts as an inbetweenquel), Lustlocked amplifies the humor providing a detailed edge to the affairs and also preventing the seriousness of the narrative from delving too much profoundly in the macabre and morose. There is major character development on Darren and Lena’s characters as well as other secondary characters. They are still the point of view in this world, and Sin du Jour still employs them despite Lena’s misgivings. Additionally, despite the title, Lustlocked is more about love than it is lust as the events of the narrative take place in a Goblin wedding.

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