Today, we’re talking to C.S. Wilde about her favorite work, A courtroom of ashes. When you ask her why, she has an enthusiastic reply, “It’s got my best reviews!” She’s really not kidding.
★★★★★ “AMAZING!” – Amazon top 100 reviewer
★★★★★ “A fantastic, roller-coaster, mind-bending adventure.” The Bookmuse – Goodreads top 100 reviewer
★★★★★ “Santana is one of the most interesting characters I’ve read in recent memory: complex, strong, capable of both good and terrible things.” Nicholas Conley, author of Pale Highway
It’s enough to make an author say- Dayum.
And, here’s her blurb:
I always wondered if I’d go to Hell for defending murderers. Now I’ll know.
There’s a ghost on the other side of my mirror. John, the incredibly charming and incredibly dead man, says my mirror is a window to Purgatory. Which would be fine, if Mr. Eyecandy were the only ghost around.
See, vicious spirits roam free in the land of the dead, and they’re after me. Of course. It’s only fitting after all the things I’ve done.
When an evil ghost drags my soul through the mirror and into the great beyond, I will need all the help I can get to return to my body. But Purgatory is a dangerous place for a lawyer with a pitch-black past.
Karma can be a real bitch. And today, it’s coming for me.
Jolie: Okay, that’s a wild kind of story. Where on Earth?
C.S: You won’t believe it.
Jolie: I won’t?
C.S.: Someone told me a joke.
Jolie: Get out.
C.S.: (laughing) Truly, a joke about a lawyer going to hell, so I turned it into a PNR.
Jolie: I gotta ask. Do you remember the joke?
C.S.: My dad was a lawyer, so I have a hundred of em. I don’t think this is the one that wrote the book, but it’s a good one.
An attorney was sitting in his office late one night, when Satan appeared before him. The Devil told the lawyer, “I have a proposition for you. You can win every case you try, for the rest of your life. Your clients will adore you, your colleagues will stand in awe of you, and you will make embarrassing sums of money. All I want in exchange is your soul, your wife’s soul, your children’s souls, the souls of your parents, grandparents, and parents in law, and the souls of all your friends and law partners.” The lawyer thought about this for a moment, then asked, “So, what’s the catch?”
Jolie: (laughing) That’s great. My sister’s a lawyer. I can’t wait to lay that on her.
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