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Title: The Case of the Heavenly Host (A Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mystery #3)
Author: L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher: Ai Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre/Sub-Genre: Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal
This is a series that takes place in NYC and involves a vampire, Mark Julian, who is the nephew of Augustus Caesar. He is a private investigator to the city’s supernatural community. He meets and falls in love with a human Detective named Vinnie Pasquale.
His secretary, a sex demon shape shifter named Jaime, who loves to dress in the style of the 1940’s, assists Mark. By book two she meets her future love, Jean-Claude, the crown prince of the City’s major werewolf clan.
Mark and friends solve cases while battling wits with Tortego. He is the autocratic head of the supernatural city govt, a former head of the Spanish Inquisition and a vampire who fears losing power to democratic counsel reformers like Jean-Claude.
By book ten you meet a cast that runs to approx., twenty and the reader not only has a mystery case in each book but also reads about power struggles, frustrated loves, prejudice against mixed supernatural couplings etc. unfold during the books thus far.
First and most importantly I want to thank the Prism Book Alliance for inviting me to post on their blog. With the demise of small independent bookstores this site fills a critical need by providing a venue for the introduction of new authors like myself. So my sincere thanks for your existence and generosity to us.:)
By way of introduction my name is L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella and I am the author of the Mark Julian Vampire PI Mystery books. I suppose the best way to begin is to tell you a little bit about this series. From my introduction you know he is a vampire and a private eye. Actually he has a pretty impressive pedigree since he is the nephew of Augustus Caesar. He currently resides and works in modern day New York City. Assisting him in his cases is his secretary Jaime. She is a changeling-sex demon who, for reasons all her own, prefers to dress in a style that was typical of the 1940’s. Naturally there are love interests for both of them. For Mark it is detective Vinnie Pasquale who is a well-formed dark-haired cop assigned to homicide cases. Their initial meeting does not go well but there are heavy sexual sparks between them. For our Jaime, it’s Jean-Claude Roué, a very sexy crown prince of one of the city’s major werewolf clans.
Over time the books will cover a multitude of cases while slowly revealing the myriad of supernatural beings that exist in American’s largest metropolis. You will meet many new characters like the crafty immoral Tortego, a man of hidden agendas. He is a former member of the Spanish Inquisition and a vampire too. Currently he controls the supernatural council that governs all the otherworldly denizens of the city. Cross him or, get in his way, and you get your throat ripped out. He starts our series when he hires Mark for a matter that needs a deft investigation. There will be other persons introduced along the way but why ruin your fun with spoilers.
What you will also discover in the course of these books is the amazingly complex unground supernatural world that Mark and his friends inhabit. But there will be so much more because, in the end, the books are about Mark and Vinnie’s relationship as well as that of their friends. In addition to crime solving, issues such as bigotry about interspecies marriages, the bumps and grinds of living together even the sexual temptations that sporadically come to everyone will all make their appearances. I want my guys to be more than a “Nick and Nora” couple solving crime with some wisecracks coupled with occasional minor fights. Things are not easy when you are intimately involved with another person. I try to reflect this fact in these books. There will be fun and yes, some heated sex, but more than that will be the story of two guys who truly love each other but find its not always fun and games being “with” that other person.
I have loved mysteries since I was a child watching old mystery movies on TV. I think my series captures that love affair I have with crime. I also hope that they convey my love for New York City. I live here and find her endlessly fascinating. I think reading my series will show that too.
I hope you will buy my books. Check your Internet seller of choice for my ebooks. I think you will enjoy Mark and his friend’s adventures. At the risk of sounding egotistical, I think of them as rattling good yarns.
Please feel free to write me at: L.G.Fabbo.Gonnella@gmail.com. I enjoy fan mail feedback even the critical ones. Okay maybe not so much of the latter but I try to reply to everyone who takes the time to write to me. *grinning* And again, a huge thank you to moderator of this fantastic blog for letting me post on it. Oh my own blog is: http://fabbo-gonnella.blogspot.com
About the Author:
L. G. Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of the NYC metropolitan area. Since an early age he has been interested in “Dr. Who”, all things vampire, the late 1940’s noir movie style, pulp fictions and murder mysteries.
When not writing he can usually be found at his version of the “Letter Lounge” drinking a chilled cocktail with friends. Although he does not know of any vampires, he holds out the hope to one-day bump into one in a non-lethal encounter.
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