The Black Knight Chronicles by John G. Hartness
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The Black Knight Chronicles: Lots of Vampires. No Sparkles. Serious Snark.

Children are missing.
The police are stumped.
Halloween is coming, and an ancient evil is on the horizon.
The vampires are the good guys.

This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to save a client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined.

Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil. Soon, they've enlisted the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and a strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.

Vampire detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of assaults plaguing the alleys of Charlotte, North Carolina. The string of hate crimes becomes personal when Jimmy's just-maybe-main-squeeze Detective Sabrina Law's cousin is attacked. Helping a lady out could get the boys killed when they end up in Faerie. Before long, they're up to their butts in trolls, dark fae and a grand battle royale. The odds are against them, but to the boys, this is just another day on the night shift--if the night shift included a steel cage match of supernaturals.

Et tu, Vampire? The boys discover they may be tied to a string of serial killings at the college and that they suddenly aren't the only vampire game in town.

The vampire count in Charlotte is at least three. Or more. As far as the unhappy boys are concerned, anything more than two is a crowd not to be tolerated.

While tracking down the killer and the competition, they encounter coeds, booby traps (not related to the coeds) and a hirsute bounty hunter with a moon fetish and a bad attitude. To catch the killer, Jimmy will have to survive a dive headfirst into the great unwashed horde of Dorkdom (game night at the local comic shop).

What's a red-blood-drinking vampire to do? His job. Again.

Praise for the Black Knight Chronicles--

"Honestly, this is one of the best books that I've read this year and certainly a new series that I will be following."
--Black Lagoon Reviews

"This is another great book in what will hopefully be a large and successful series. I know I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment." -- Indie Book Blog

"I love this book. It makes me happy in a way that hasn't happened in a long, long time."
--Keryl Raist, Author of Sylvianna

About John G. Hartness

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John G. Hartness is a recovering theatre geek who likes loud music, fried pickles and cold beer. A graduate of Winthrop University, John has a degree in theatre performance with a minor in English. He's been writing since he was a little kid, and writing well for a couple of years, at least.For more information about appearances, signings, gambling binges and drunken escapades, feel free to follow John on Twitter (@johnhartness), or on his website
Published September 25, 2012 by Bell Bridge Books. 440 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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