Monday, October 21, 2013

BLACK HELLEBORE's release day!!!

It's finally here! BLACK HELLEBORE's release day!!!




And reviews are already pouring in:

This book was so much fun! It's a unique genre mash-up between paranormal, romance, and super-hero books. Even though there's a lot of heaviness in the story--between the death of Nicholas's girlfriend Justina years before, the death and destruction brought about by the bad guys, and some other elements I don't want to spoil--the witch Gavina provides comedic relief at just the right moments. Plus, the story had so many twists and turns, I had to keep turning pages. This is the first novel I've read by Nicole Zoltack, but it will definitely not be the last. 's review from Goodreads

Nicholas Adams must face his demons as he returns to Falledge in Nicole Zoltack’s Black Hellebore...Zoltack has introduced wonderful paranormal and romantic twists to the storyline. My favorite character is Gavina, the witch. She’s a touch batty, but she adds a delightful sense of comedic relief...Black Hellebore by Nicole Zoltack spins a refreshing superhero tale with its fantastic paranormal elements! I look forward to reading the next book in the series.  Reich's review from Goodreads

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Blurb: 

Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his girlfriend's grave. While fleeing Falledge, he spies a shady man sneaking into the laboratory. Nicholas chases after him and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, only Nicholas is not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.
Julianna Paige, his girlfriend's twin and deputy of Falledge, struggles to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and start to truly live again.
Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn't the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now a super villain is bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any super villain.
Excerpt:
Nicholas abandoned the couch. Ginny had been too tired to do dishes, so Nicholas did them for her. After he started up the dishwasher, he noticed a crooked shelf on the wall. He found a hammer and nails in the basement. He must be careful not to wake her up.
After he leveled the shelf, he held his breath and gently tapped the nail. The nail shattered through the wood, and the shelf cracked deeply.
What the heck? He barely touched it!
Tires squealing drew his attention, and he ran to the front of the house. A loud crash sounded.
He threw the door open, the door coming off the hinges. Nothing to the left. Nothing to the right. There, off the road.
A car.
Slowly sinking into the lake.
His heartbeat accelerating, Nicholas burst down the porch steps and stood beside the lake fifteen seconds later. By now, the car was completely submerged but still sinking.
He dove into the water and reached the car. Two passengers, a female driver and a young boy in the back seat.
Knowing time was running out, he cocked back his arm and punched the back window open. Water rushed into the car. He ripped at the car seat harness and freed the boy from the restraints. Two powerful kicks of his legs and they reached the surface of the water. Using one arm to hold the boy and the other to swim, he reached the shore as quickly as he could and dumped off the boy before returning to the car.
Time to save the mom.
The car was sinking faster now, already much deeper than it had been when he rescued the boy. He swam to the front of the car. It was completely smashed in. The crash must have been through the steel fence surrounding the lake.
Turning around, he realized the driver's side door was mangled, the woman's body trapped against it. It was too dark for him to see if she was bleeding or not, but he couldn't risk trying to open the door to save her. She could bleed out or become punctured on the sharp edges of the door, if she wasn't already.
But he had to do something or she'd die.
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21 comments:

SA Larsenッ said...

Congratulations!! Great Monday for you. Woot!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nicole!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Nicole! I didn't know you had another book coming out. Nice to see it's still fantasy.

Lydia Kang said...

Congratulations on the new book! That's fantastic and the paranormal premise sounds gripping. :)

Cherie Reich said...

Woot! Congrats, Nicole!

Karen Walker said...

Let me add my congratulations,Nicole. Totally awesome.

L.G. Smith said...

Oh, I saw this during the cover release tour. Wow, what great things people are saying! Congrats on the release. How exciting. Wishing you the best!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting. I do love me some superheroes. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Congratulations on your book release, Nicole! I love "genre mashups."

M Pax said...

Woo hoo, Nicole! Congrats! I love the cover. Hope you sell oodles. :D

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo!! Love the uniqueness of your plot! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Awesome! Congrats!
My Amazon list just grew again :)

Denise Covey said...

What great news...what a great cover and if I haven't told you, your blog look is super awesome. Really suits your genre. D

Donna Feyen said...

Love the cover! Best of luck to you. Donna

Angela Brown said...

Three cheers for Hellebore's release!

Miranda Hardy said...

Great news Nicole! Very exciting, and you'll be writing the next one during NaNo. That's awesome!!

alexia said...

Congrats on your release! What a cool premise! I love that the flower is part of his superhero identity/powers.

LD Masterson said...

Happy release day. Congratulations!

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats! Sounds fab!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Another book! Congratulations, Nicole :)

Sarah Allen said...

Awesome!!! This looks so cool!

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)