Interview with Lexxi James, Author of SINS: The Debt

05 Apr 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write SINS: The Debt?

In the earlier books in the series, Smoke D’Angelo is a ruthless mafia kingpin. Between the disappearance of his father and the brutal attack of his sister, he gave up everything to protect his family–even his humanity. I wanted Smoke to have a second chance at love.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of SINS: The Debt, what would they be?

“Lovely” Billie Eilish and Khalid.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I read what I write. I spend every spare moment devouring romantic suspense, military romance, and billionaire romance.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

“My Dark Romeo” by Parker S. Huntington & LJ Shen and “Brutal Billionaire” by Laurelin Paige.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

So many to choose from. Tia realizing Smoke is right behind the bathroom door… showering.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

This go around was all about the candles. This month is one I found in an amazing coffee shop. It’s called Blackberry Arugula by 1820 House Candle Company.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” –Maya Angelou

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Believe in love. Always.


Lexxi James is the author of the new book SINS: The Debt

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