Book & Author Details:
Black to Dust (Quentin Black #7) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 17th June 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
“It’s good,” he pronounced. “We need one like you. You need a ghost to fight a dead man.”
Black finds himself out in the New Mexico desert, where an old war buddy of his needs his help with a rash of murders plaguing his small reservation town.
At first it appears to be a pretty cut and dried case of supernatural infestation.
When it turns out that infestation is being orchestrated by a banished and fanatical shaman, however, things start to get weird fast.
Black, who only went out there to forget his marriage problems and distract himself with some good, honest work, soon finds himself face to face with his worst fears from his past.
He needs Miri out there to help him, but when he finally convinces her to come, things only spiral even faster out of control, drawing them into an ancient, apocalyptic force that might tear them apart forever.
BLACK TO DUST is book seven in the QUENTIN BLACK MYSTERY series, a paranormal mystery series starring brilliant but dangerous psychic detective, Quentin Black, and his partner, forensic psychologist Miri Fox. It’s also a spinoff of the BRIDGE & SWORD SERIES.
QUENTIN BLACK MYSTERY SERIES encompasses a number of dark, gritty paranormal mystery arcs with science fiction elements, starring brilliant and mysterious Quentin Black and forensic psychologist Miriam Fox. For fans of realistic paranormal mysteries with romantic elements, the series spans continents and dimensions as Black solves crimes, takes on other races and tries to keep his and Miri’s true identities secret to keep them both alive.
QUENTIN BLACK MYSTERY SERIES
Black In White (Quentin Black Mystery #1)
Black As Night (Quentin Black Mystery #2)
Black On Black (Quentin Black Mystery #3)
Black Is Back (Quentin Black Mystery #4)
Black And Blue (Quentin Black Mystery #5)
Black Of Mood (Quentin Black Mystery #6)
Black To Dust (Quentin Black Mystery #7)
I approached this book with a little trepidation after the emotional roller coaster that was Sun, as well as taking into account where we left Black and Miri at the end of the last book.
I think that I was right to be cautious. The relationship element between Black and Miri was painful to read, if you’ve become invested in their story, as I have. I knew that the author wasn’t going to make this easy. But when she delivers a story like this, I can’t help but forgive her.
I’m not going to lie – there was a jaw dropping moment for me in this book – it definitely left me wanting more. I loved how this has tied into the wider Bridge & Sword mythology and world building – as I came to this author via Black first, I hadn’t fully appreciated this detail.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
I’m a USA Today bestselling author of sexy, apocalyptic and cyberpunk-y paranormal mystery, alternate history, urban fantasy & supernatural suspense, often with a metaphysical bent.
While it might seem like I have a (perhaps overly?) friendly relationship with my dark side, if you read my stuff, you’ll discover pretty quick that, at base and in my heart, I’m a big, sappy, pie in the sky idealist, and that I always want the light to win, love to win, the good guys to win, compassion to win, the bad guys to be redeemed or at least to find love…even if they have to crawl through mud and blood and crazy sex and betrayal and broken fingernails to get there.
Of course, not all of them make it…but I always hope that they will.
Other stuff: I have a background in journalism and political history, and a Master’s degree in the latter. I love to travel and to interact with different cultures and histories and I’ve traveled a fair bit (although never enough – there are always new places to see!). I’ve also lived a lot of different places, including all over the United States where I was born, as well as stints in Europe, Australia and now Asia, including a few years in India and now a few in Thailand.
Currently, I live and work full-time as a writer in Bangkok, Thailand, where I have a beautiful view of a Buddhist wat right out the window while I write.