Book Review: Black by Catherine Winters
categories: Book, Vampires, Action, Sex, Violence, Contemporary, Grant Black, Josephine Berendt, Colorado, Denver, Urban Fantasy
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Catherine Winters about this book: Grant Black is a successful businessman who just wants to be left alone. But 600 years and the ability to kill without remorse has made him more than a few enemies. So he finds it in his own best interest to accept the Empress' punishment to serve as the master of the Denver covenhouse. Keeping a low profile in the "back woods" of the American West serves him well until a fledgling reveals himself to his ex - who just happens to be a vampire novelist - and Grant is forced to intervene. Tied by the edicts of the Empire, he is unable to punish the fledgling directly, and he has to prevent the novelist from revealing the truth without killing her.
Grant's economical solution: take the novelist, Josephine Berendt, as a lover. But Grant's enemies are at work, and they think Josephine is the key to their revenge. What exactly is their plan, and what will Grant do? How much does a mortal really mean to a man who's seen the passage of six centuries? How much is a single life worth to a violent killer like Grant Black? Will Josephine be left to her own devices, or is there still a trace of nobility left in the cold, dark heart of Mr. Black?
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The story starts out with Josephine's ex showing up on her doorstep after 3 years, claiming to be a vampire. And from there, the story just keeps rolling. Winters doesn't waste time on unnecessary details. The characters are always thinking, feeling, talking, doing. Every word seems to move the story forward. Even things that could get boring, like being held captive for months, move right along.
The pace keeps up, right till the end. You turn the page and get "About the Author". You feel confused for a moment. You flip back a page and reread a bit. Yup, that's the last thing I read. You flip the page again, still "About the Author". It's over? You double check, one more time, just too make sure. It's over. :( [by J. Wolf]