Portrait of a Black Heart

by Michael Mandrake

Portrait of a Black Heart - Michael Mandrake
Editions:Kindle: $ 3.99 USD
Pages: 218

Archer’s black heart bleeds for no one…

Archer hates love stories. Give him loud music, obscure art, and horror movies, and he’ll be content. Although completely normal on the surface, Archer’s arrogance and prickly demeanor doesn’t make him many friends. Not that he gives a flying f*ck because relationships are for the weak.

Clint’s life is one big puzzle. On the cusp of his fifteenth wedding anniversary, he wonders why the hell he got hitched. He married someone he thought he’d fall in love with, but nothing sparked. Considering Clint was fastly approaching retirement from the police force, perhaps that didn’t matter.

Office holiday parties aren’t fun, but when a special guest catches Clint’s eye, things get interesting. Clint never intended to fall in lust with the artist, but the want outweighs the consequences, putting his good standing along with his marriage in jeopardy.

If only Archer cared about ruining things Clint worked so hard to build.

Portrait of a Black Heart is the prequel to Love Kills, featuring the character everyone loved to hate. A dark romance between men who use lust as the reason for their morally wrong decisions.

Warning: Violent flashbacks which include blood and death are described. Look inside for further warnings.

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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 1
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Age Difference, Cheating, Coming Out Later in Life
Word Count: 68008
Setting: Chicago, Illinois
Languages Available: English
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The prequel to Love Kills 

 

About the Author

Michael Mandrake pens complex characters already comfortable with their sexuality. Thorough these, he builds worlds not centered on erotica but rather the mainstream plots we might encounter in everyday life through personal experiences or the media. 


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