The Arizona series

It’s 1984, and fifteen-year-old Arizona is doing his best to take care of his younger brothers and sister while their daddy drives a truck cross-country and spends his paycheck on booze and gambling. In small town southeastern Louisiana, his family is known as the lowest of the low, and they say it’s on account of a family curse that’s so ugly, no one would dare speak of it.

Then Arizona’s daddy loses his job, and things go from bad to worse. He baits Arizona into a fight, and their brawl results in him and his brothers and sister being split up by Social Services. Arizona is determined to make a better man of himself and take care of his siblings, but he’s up against a world controlled by adults, small town prejudices, and unfathomable family secrets that will change everything he thought he knew about himself.

Retro Southern Gothic at its absolute finest. The entire book rings so true to every book, movie, and television series, from my youth.” ~Brandyn, Goodreads reviewer

“You will be touched by Mr. Preminger’s words. The author has achieved the “feel” of a poor boy in rural Louisiana through his language and cadence.” ~Linda Reads, VINE VOICE

“Romeo Preminger always crafts a gripping story, but he’s outdone himself with Sins of Yesterday. These characters! The drama! This one is edge of your seat, mind blowing, can not put it down, superb.” ~Trio, Amazon reviewer

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Arizona started a new life when his birth daddy, Gaston Bondurant, found him living with a foster family and facing criminal charges for assaulting his abusive stepfather. Plucked from the squalor of rural Acadiana, Arizona was thrust into New Orleans high society and an elite New England boarding school.

Home for the summer, Arizona sets out to find his younger brothers and sister, who were scattered to different places when their family was torn apart. Along the way, he reunites with his tenth grade sweetheart, Preston Montclair, who still holds a torch for him.

But Arizona is struggling to figure out the man he’s supposed to be. He’s got an obligation to his daddy, who wants to mold him as his heir, but he’s also got a responsibility to his wayward siblings. It feels like he’s swimming against the rapids, trying to do both while figuring out if he belongs with his boyhood love or an educated man who can help him with his dream of being a famous writer.

“I really loved his journey, it was so intriguing and sadly still relevant towards people who don’t fall into “societal norms.” ~Cindy Green, Goodreads Reviewer

“Following a young guy, growing up, going through life, a life that isn’t easy for him, making choices, some right, some less, but always with the best intention, it was everything. It’s an extraordinary story, widely, exquisitely, and extraordinarily written. For me, in its genre a masterpiece. A must-read!” ♥♥♥♥♥ Love Bytes Reviews

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After graduating from Columbia, with plans to start a writing career in New York City, Arizona is called back to bayou country by tragic news. His youngest brother Douglas is dead. The circumstances are unthinkable, and Arizona is pulled back into the struggles of a family he left behind.

While back in Louisiana, he’s also faced by his boyhood love, Preston Montclair, and Gaston Bondurant, Arizona’s secret, wealthy father whose growing public profile creates new problems for the two of them. Arizona could go back to New York, live the life he’d planned, and not have to worry about small town problems and small-minded people. But the ties that bind are strong and have him questioning where and who he’s supposed to be.

“When you read the blurb, you could think it will be a final easy read working to an end, well, forget it. Life isn’t easy for Arizona, never was and probably never will. At twenty-two, he’s been through enough already for a whole lifetime.” ★★★★1/2 Love Bytes Reviews

“This was such a great series! I’m sad its over.” ★★★★★ Chelsea Moore, Goodreads Reviewer

“I absolutely loved this emotional rollercoaster conclusion to Arizona’s story! As with the first two books in this series, which I highly recommend reading in order, I was hooked straight from the beginning.” ~Lydia Devlin, Goodreads reviewer

Buy the eBook at Amazon, Apple Books,, Kobo or Smashwords. Buy the audiobook at Audible or iTunes, or get the paperback exclusively at Amazon.

Coming soon!

Look for Books 4 and 5 in late 2023.

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