I would like to welcome Jean Holloway, who has stopped in on her blog tour, Banned from Vegas. Jean’s books from her Deck of Cardz series are fictional detective stories following the career of a female lead homicide detective, Shevaughn Robinson. Ace of Hearts and Black Jack are currently available online and by request at your local bookstores.
Shelagh: Please tell us about Black Jack, Jean.
Black Jack picks up four years after Shevaughn Robinson, lead homicide detective in Portsborough, NY, solves her first major case. She is anxiously living in the shadow of her high rate of arrests and closed cases. But it has all come at a price?
In Black Jack, Shevaughn tries to regain balance in her personal life just as the past comes back to haunt her. She will quickly find herself the center of yet another unique murder that feels a little too close for comfort.
Shelagh: What genre is Black Jack ?
Jean: I like to make sure I’m juggling a few genres. I’d say Black Jack is an adult romantic, psychological crime thriller.
Shelagh: That’s an interesting combination, Jean. I think you’ll have to explain how you married these genres in your book.
Jean: First, I classify it as adult, because my books are for the grown and sexy. It’s erotic, not erotica, yet definitely not for the kids.
The romantic elements involve you as you watch the growth of a loving relationship between the couples in this book, one being Shevaughn and Marcus, a local bookstore owner in Portsborough.
The psychological segments were a push for me. Out of nowhere, a past character, Terri Becker, emerged and I hate to say it but she’s a few a cans short of a six pack (if you know what I mean).
The crime is murder with the plot revolving around Shevaughn’s career and life depending on her solving this case. She has to get him or her before her life is tragically affected.
Lastly, it’s a thriller because you, the reader, have an opportunity to take in the story for the viewpoint of the lead detective attempting to balance her family obligations and her career and that of a depressed and confused psychopath looking for love in all the wrong places.
The two very different women are brought together by an opportunist that preys on weakness in others.
Shelagh: What should readers expect from Black Jack?
Jean: Expect the unexpected. Things are not what they appear to be, even I was surprise by the direction this story took.
Readers should turn the first page with an open mind and end the last page knowing that there is much more in store for Shevaughn Robinson.
About Black Jack
Black Jack is the sequel to Jean Holloway’s acclaimed debut novel, Ace of Hearts. Buckle up and follow Shevaughn as she moves closer to solving the murder of a lonely widow, unknowingly rekindling old grudges and awakening a sinister spirit. Get ready, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Visit Deck of Cardz to learn more about Jean Holloway and her work. There you can download Black Jack eBook; watch the book video: Black Jack … Wanna Play, read the book synopsis; and more.