Black Heart

Adult
Rated 3.88/5 based on 8 reviews
A serial killer with a penchant for heart-removal has been plaguing the paranormal community of New York City. Two lovers, a vampire and a werewolf, find themselves caught in his sights. Now it's up for one to find the other, and both to stay alive-- and not fall to the baser natures hidden behind a civilized mask. More

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Words: 16,620
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301807697
About Morgan Dreiss

A 20 year old genderless being of amorphous light, Morgan Dreiss studies Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University and spends much of their free time cheating at simulation games. Raised in the tender bosom of fandom, they have a 12-year career as a fanfiction writer and enjoy it when pretty people kiss.

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Review by: Satarupa Biswas on Sep. 01, 2013 :
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange for an honest review from my side!

Firstly I would love to thank Morgan Dreiss, author of Black Heart, for giving me this fantastic opportunity of reading and reviewing this wonderful book.

The book really left me laughing out loud, God, the author provided some great humorous punch in here that will definitely make you giggle. I really enjoyed the story and the story line is really on track and it's totally different from the regular plot and story line will catch you off guard.

I really liked the concept that the author thought the mere humans can do some serious damage and can leave their mark in this supernatural story, well usually the humans are shown as frail and totally inferior to the supernatural beings but here the author introduced the humans as strong and not dependable.

The book has all the important elements that is required in this story to make it spicy and interesting and I really enjoyed this experience.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sheila Gallagher on Aug. 17, 2013 :
A serial killer is stalking women of the vampire community in BLACK HEART by Morgan Dreiss. Now he has turned to werewolf women. His signature is to dress them in white dress then dump them on the street minus their hearts. Annie Goldstein is missing. Is she one of his? Her lover, Nasira, will stop at nothing to find her but will she be in time?

I liked BLACK HEART. It is different. I hoped Nasira would find Annie but there was no guarantee she would. Much of the story was told through Nasira’s eyes but we got the story from Annie’s eyes when she is kidnapped. I liked how the story then went back and forth between the two women. As the reader I knew what was happening on both sides but it did not stop me from worrying if Annie would make it. What a horrid man the villain was. I was happy with the ending. It did not cause me to lose any sleep.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Melissa A. Giles on July 22, 2013 :
Don’t Go Taking My Heart


3.5 Stars
This gave a neat little spin on the paranormal romance genre for me. I have always enjoyed the idea of a vampire and werewolf pairing, and this couple made an interesting fit. And the humorous portrayal of the characters left me wishing that there had been more time to get to know them. I really wanted to see just how a compulsively clean vampire and a hurricane of disastrous fun werewolf could truly make their life together work. The brother is a hoot as well. If this becomes a series, I really hope we get to explore all three of those characters with added depth and learn more about the societal setup in the author's take on this co-mingled world.

The concept is intriguing, though I must admit it taking some getting used to the idea of a human being able to overpower a supernatural creature. However, once I let that stereotype go and just decided to enjoy the ride it was rather a fun little read.

* I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Paula Fetty-King on June 25, 2013 :
I more than liked Black Heart, and I sincerely hope this is only the beginning for Nasira and Annie. Short stories work for me if they have 2 things: Strong characters that are endearing right away, and a conflict that unfolds at breakneck speed~ this book had both, along with a cast of all my favorite para-normals. I really enjoyed what the author was doing here - wit, edge, and non conforming to the stereotypes we have grown to accept in the Para/Fantasy genre made this unique, and held me till the end. There were some serious editing issues, that would not allow me to rate it higher than a 3.5, but if corrected, would take this book from like to love for me. The world of paranormal fantasy/romance needs more original voices like this one. It is not the only reason I think this story was a success, but it bears mentioning ~ the young couple in love in this story is not made of the para + human persuasion, but instead is vampire + werewolf = love. They also happen to be lesbians (it rocks, I know)... so if you are ready for a fresh voice, and a new view on an old favorite- read this book, hell you may want to watch this author~ I know I will.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ann Buckham on June 11, 2013 :
This is a first for me with a R2R book. I hope I do it justice. I do not say much about what happens in a story. I try to stay away from reviews that tell me so much what is the point in reading the book! With that said I really enjoyed Black Heart. As someone stated I wish it were longer. The story was great and had a different twist than most vampire and werewolf stories. To have the bad guy be human was different. Two of the main characters names are Nasira a vampire and Annie a werewolf and they are more human than the human. A story of someone trying to get the one back they love in one piece. If looking for low keyed action love and suspense this is the book for you. I read it straight thru so it was of interest to me, but I found myself wanting to know more about the characters. It has a good beginning and a real ending, but just not enough history about the characters.I guess I am spoiled with series where you know you are going to see them again or at least know there is a happy ever after. I want to thank Morgan Dreiss for allowing me to R2R her book and hope I have the opportunity to do so again. Keep writing!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: 713 on June 10, 2013 :
Black Heart by Morgan Dreiss

I was given this R2R through LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

This is the story of paras in New York City. They have been known to the public for quite some time, however most still don't accept them.

Nasira is a wealthy business owner. She is well educated and very well put together. She is also a vampire.

Her girlfriend is Annie. Annie is the complete opposite. She's a mess. She owns a tattoo business. She also sells meth and weed. Her consist weed smoking and drinking cause her to be very short tempered. Not to mention she is a werewolf.

Nasira has been on edge with a serial killer in town, picking off female vamps. But when the killer discards a werewolf body, it gets even worse.

I liked this story. It was an interesting take on a PNR. The story was well written, and all the loose ends were tied up. I know what happened and what is going to happen, and am not left wondering. It is about time a book is ended properly.

Thank you to the author for allowing me to come along on the rescue mission.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Francis Franklin on May 27, 2013 :
Werewolf Annie is abducted, and vampire Nasira has four days to find her girlfriend before the killer cuts her heart out.

Black Heart is a rare delight for me, a novella in which the protagonist is a bisexual female vampire - and it's written by an author who also identifies as bisexual. It's well-written too, with a nice humour in places, and a willingness to be different.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dar Mil on May 06, 2013 :
The was a free for review by the author. My friends won't believe I actually read and liked a book with vampires and werewolves. But I did enjoy it.

I loved the characters, even to some extent the bad guy. The scary that was in the book wasn't from the paranormals but humans. There were places that I found myself giggling at wit the author sprinkles into the story lightly. I felt the fear and anger that the characters felt while under such extreme circumstances.

Let me be honest, I didn't give less than five stars for the vampires or violence. It was just too short! I wanted so much more! This is a case where I wish I could give 4.5 stars.

Thank you for sharing this with me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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