Victoria Christopher Murray is the Essence bestselling author of over twenty novels, including Never Say Never and Lady Jasmine. Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction and Author of the Year, she splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. You can visit her at www.VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.

Book List in Order: 26 titles


  • The award-winning author of Lust, Envy, and Greed delivers a passionate and unforgettable exploration of a marriage caught in the crossroads of rage. When Chastity Butler and Xavier Owens first meet, they instantly connect over their shared dedica...



  • Passion, money, and a deliciously devious twist: Greed is the newest novel in award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins series. You can’t put a price on love… Zuri Maxwell isn’t happy. Her job is a grind, and ...



  • A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Gabrielle Wilson has the perfect life: a Beverly Hills mansion, a loving family, and a massively successful PR firm. When her father admits that an affair he had years before result...



  • The best of friends….Since they were five years old, Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Kyla Blake had a bond that could not be broken. They shared secrets, marked milestones, and held each other up through life’s adversities. It was a friendship that t...



  • Savannah Hudson always looked for a surprise from her husband, Sheldon, when he returned home from his travels. It was a tradition that began at the start of their twenty-three-year-long marriage. But when her husband returned from his latest trip, S...



  • From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between an entertainment mogul with a shady past and his childhood friend who is out for rev...



  • From the #1 Essence bestselling and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray comes Stand Your Ground, a new novel about two women who are faced with the same tragedy. A black teenage boy is dead. A white man shot him. Was he standing his g...



  • Three Los Angeles women who’ve helped each other overcome heartbreak are reunited eight years later when their troublesome exes come back into the picture in this follow up to Victoria Christopher Murray’s bestselling novel The Ex Files. Sheri...



  • A Christmas novella from the Essence bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray Six years ago, Sheridan, Kendall, and Asia each had an "ex" in their lives. From a broken marriage, to the shattered bond of trust, to the destruction of a bright ...







  • In this emotionally charged and inspiring novel about a love triangle, secrets between best friends threaten to blow up friendships and a marriage and change lives forever. When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students fr...



  • Before she was a minister's wife, she was Jasmine Cox, the most prized dancer at Foxtails. Newly engaged to her high school sweetheart, Kenny Larson, Jasmine knows it's time to leave her secret life behind and settle down. But on the night of her bac...



  • THEY CAN TALK THE TALK, BUT CAN THEY WALK THE WALK? Sierra, Raine, and Liza are Destiny’s Divas, a fresh, new gospel group whose unique blend of singing and testifying has gained them fans across the country. They tell the world about how good G...



  • What would you do for five million dollars? Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyon...



  • Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter? Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She's left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband's side as the first lady of one of the largest ...



  • The Divine Divas are going big-time -- to the finals of the Glory 2 God Teen Talent Search. They're just one big win away from a recording contract, and then...well, watch out, gospel music! When Diamond first thought up the Divine Divas, Aaliyah ...



  • Juicy Jasmine Larson Bush is at it again -- battling her past in order to save her future. With her own lies, she nearly destroyed her marriage to Pastor Hosea Bush. Why, Jasmine was forced to reveal every secret she'd ever kept from her husband, ri...



  • New York City -- are you ready for the Divine Divas? Because these teenage gospel music sensations are ready for you! Veronique wants to be a star just as much as her fellow Divas do, but there's more to it than just fame for her. Unlike her middle...



  • The Divine Divas are on their way! They won the local, and now they're all set to wow the judges at the state competition in San Francisco. This hot, hip girl group is out to set gospel music on fire. While India Morrow is happy her BFFs included ...



  • Jasmine Larson Bush returns to her devious ways in this tale of two marriages -- each threatened by lies and betrayal. She took marriage vows to be honest and true, but Jasmine's still hiding secrets to keep her husband, Minister Hosea Bush, by he...







  • Diamond. India. Veronqie. Aaliyah. What does that spell? DIVA!! The Divine Divas. They're fifteen and they're fine, and they want to be the hottest, hippest new girl group to hit gospel music. First they'll have to win the team talent com...



  • There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women: When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never l...



  • After fleeing Los Angeles when her attempt to break up her best friend's marriage fails, Jasmine is now a changed woman...and a Christian. She vows to attend church every Sunday, swears off married men, and begins her search for the soul mate she is ...



  • Victoria Christopher Murray's bestselling novel shares the story of a successful black Christian woman who must decide how far she is willing to go to have a future with the man she loves.Anya Mitchell feels greatly blessed. The owner of a successful...



  • Sheridan's husband wanted to stop living a lie, but how was she going to live her life knowing the truth? "There's no other way to say this. I'm in love with someone else." With these words, Sheridan Hart's life as she knows it comes to a crashing h...



  • The author of Essence bestsellers Temptation and Joy returns with a story about one woman's personal and spiritual journey to overcome the consequences of her husband's dark secret. Grace Monroe has the ideal life: a devoted husband, adoring daughte...



  • "Kyla and Jefferson Blake count their 16 years together as a wonderful blessing from God. Their marriage is passionate, their daughter is a joy, Jefferson''s medial career is prospering and they have loyal friends. Kyla knows her newly divorced and ...


Complete Series List in Order

The Divas

Joy (Sep-2005)
Diamond (Mar-2008)
India (Oct-2008)
Veronique (Mar-2009)
Aaliyah (Oct-2009)

A Seven Deadly Sins Novel

1) Lust (Feb-2017)
2) Envy (Jun-2018)
3) Greed (Jun-2019)
4) Wrath (Jan-2021)