Book & Author Details:
Black of Hearts (Quentin Black #12) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 23rd December 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
He fell still for the first time, panting, blinking against his blurred vision.
Whoever had him…
Gaos, they had his wife.
Kicked out of their momentary kiss with paradise, Miri and Black return to their version of Earth in the midst of a growing race war, a war with increasingly dark implications.
Black knows his wife will be targeted by both sides once they realize what she can do, what her newfound powers really mean.
Nick is still missing. Dalejem is presumed dead.
The vampire race is massing, preparing for all-out war.
Meanwhile, riots rage, and Charles, the seer who decided to take over the planet from the human race, is locking down the country, preparing for that final confrontation.
Both sides want Black with them. Both sides want to control him.
When Black’s wife goes missing, that’s the last damned straw.
When he finally loses his cool, the whole world may pay the price.
BLACK OF HEARTS is book twelve 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.
THE QUENTIN BLACK 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 romance 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.
What? I can’t… It’s just…. Wow.
This was entirely, completely unexpected. In a really, really good way.
There is a lot going on here, focused in a variety of places. And as a result, this is a really satisfying story.
Did I get what I wanted for Black and Miri? Not, but we aren’t there yet. What I did get was colourful and illuminating.
And that ending? More please. Just… more.
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.