Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo Series #2)

( 30 )

Overview

?An eye for an eye is never enough.?

Kallie Rivi?re, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$7.19
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$7.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (45) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $1.99   
  • Used (31) from $1.99   
Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo Series #2)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

“An eye for an eye is never enough.”

Kallie Rivière, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as an unnatural storm—the deadliest in a century—is born. As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Vallin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger . . . and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439167922
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: Hoodoo Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,399,346
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Phoenix lives in Oregon with three cats and travels to New Orleans whenever possible.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 30 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(14)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Spellbinding!!

    Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
    I’m a huge Adrian Phoenix fan, and have devoured all of her Maker’s Song books and the 1st book of the Hoodoo series, Black Dust Mambo, with gusto.

    Black Heart Loa picks up where Black Dust Mambo leaves off, with Kallie in a jam, her best friend, aunt, and love interest at her side – though dealing with their own dramas – and more upheaval than should be possible for 1 person. In a nutshell, this installment was as brilliant as expected, and an amazing page turner from beginning to end.

    In true Adrian Phoenix fashion, the characters were intense and deep, instigating a relationship with the reader from the very first introduction. Not only do we get a return of all of our favorites from Black Dust Mambo, but we’re introduced to an entire cast of amazing new characters as well. The only problem was that when the book ended, I desperately wanted book #3 so I could find out what happens next, and what will happen to everyone.

    Everything I look for in a fantastic Urban Fantasy was present in Black Heart Loa and more. It had intrigue, mystery, suspense, deceit, romance, magic, mayhem, and action, all wrapped up in a beautifully written storyline that hooks you, reels you in, and keeps you lusting for more.

    Three cheers for Adrian Phoenix and the Hoodoo series. I actually find myself hard pressed to decide which of her series I like better now after reading Black Heart Loa.

    LITERAL ADDICTION gives Black Heart Loa 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to all Dark Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy & Adrian Phoenix fans, as well as Paranormal Romance readers since this book had it’s fare share of hot and steamy moments. I wouldn’t suggest trying to read Black Heart Loa as a stand alone, however. You really need the build up and introduction that is offered by Black Dust Mambo, Book #1 of the Hoodoo series, to properly guide you into Black Heart Loa. Believe me, you will not be disappointed that you waited to read it in order to read Black Dust Mambo first; it’s an incredible series and should be checked out by everyone!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 15, 2011

    awesome

    cant wait for next book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Bayou magic!

    This was a great follow-up to Black Dust Mambo- Kallie's world really blossomed to life in this second book. Once I wrapped my head around the fact that there wasn't a flesh & blood "villain" they were battling in this book, I really fell into the urgency of the whole story. We really get to know each character more- Jackson, Belladonna, Divinity- each had almost equal page time as Kallie, and opened so many doors for future exploration in this series. And we were introduced to some new characters (e.g. Devlin Daniels, Helena, and the whole Le Nique clan), that each promise more supernatural goodies to come! And the backwoods bayou setting and magic are almost characters themselves! I can't wait to see where Adrian Phoenix is taking this series!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Urgent and Unpredictable

    I loved the humor, characters, multiple thriller plot lines and regional dialects in 'Black Dust Mambo'. But, I absolutely loved the desperation and urgency in this book. Oh, there's still humor, primarily supplied by Kallie's mambo-in-training friend, Belladonna; but what stands out for me in this book is just how skilled Phoenix is at writing multiple thriller story lines that literally keep the reader glued to the page.

    The beginning scenario opens with Kallie desperately trying to read the cards to determine the fate of her cousin Jackson. Her friend Belladonna, her aunt Divinity and the voodoo mambo named Gabriella La Rue, who's identity was stolen by Divinity, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the card reading. Then, the house is raided by two rednecks with shotguns demanding to know where Jackson stashed their stuff. Eventually the women get the upper hand and learn that the rednecks followed three men who beat up Jackson, kidnapped him with his own truck and, then, buried him alive in a grave somewhere in Chacahoula, the home town of Dr. Heron, (the voodoo villain who tried to kill Kallie in the last book).

    The wimpiest redneck agrees to lead Kallie to the place where Jackson was buried, but Jackson must have been underground for about eight hours and may already be dead. Then, Kallie's aunt, Divinity, blows sleep dust in the face of the belligerent/aggressive redneck. An unknown power causes Kallie's heart to falter, and instead of the redneck falling asleep, Divinity does. A horrendous storm is bearing down on the bayou as Kallie and Belladonna race to save Jackson.

    Meanwhile Gabriella, the voodoo mambo left behind with Kallie's sleeping aunt and the tied-up but still belligerent redneck, summons the loa of death and resurrection, Baron Samedi, to ask him to preserve Jackson's life. Again the magic backfires. Baron Samedi appears, but his personality is capricious and somewhat malicious. The Baron takes the belligerent redneck for a cheval, and there's some sort of personality interchange with the vengeful redneck sometimes in control of the Baron's supernatural powers. The baron/redneck then disappears intent on punishing Kallie and making sure Jackson is dead. So Kallie has to contend with an oncoming hurricane, a capricious (often malicious) loa of death and the unknown magical force which seems to be influencing everything.

    The book continues by spinning a serpentine story with surprising twists and unpredictable revelations. Kallie's nomad biker love interest, Layne Vallin, is featured. (And, the spirit of Lord Basil Augustine is still with him.) Loup-garous of the bayou are also brought into the action. IMO, the only shortcomings are the absence of an identifiable villain and the lack of a climactic confrontation. Note, the story does reach an unusual and desperate climax; but, IMO, it's simply not as exciting as the first book's showdown with Dr. Heron.

    This is a solid and entertaining entry in this series that expands the cast of characters and strengthens the bonds among Kallie's family and friends. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys exceptional urban fantasy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Brilliant Follow-Up to Black Dust Mambo! Love this series!

    Black Heart Loa is the much-anticipated second book in Adrian Phoenix's Hoodoo series, and picks up immediately where Black Dust Mambo ends, with the characters sitting in Divinity's living room. Kallie Riveiére is a Hoodoo, meaning she handles juju and potions and medicines. Her best friend Belladonna is a mambo-in-training. Kallie's aunt Divinity is also her hoodoo teacher and sits near the real Gabrielle LaRue who is a mambo, or voodoo priestess, and deals with the loas. Kallie is doing a reading of her cards trying to locate her cousin Jackson, because it is clear he and his dog have been kidnapped. Abruptly, two men in ski masks break in to her aunt's home with a shotgun, demanding to know where Jackson has hidden their money. Kallie and Belladonna are able to outsmart them and turn their own guns on them in an attempt to find out where Jackson is. The bad news is, the burglars admit to witnessing Jackson being beaten and buried alive an hour away in Chacahoula. Kallie refuses to believe he is dead and will not give up on finding him alive. She gets them to give her their location and all four women go off to do what they do best to rescue Jackson.

    The thing that stands out the most in this book are the women and their incredible strength and their relationships with one another. The dialog I enjoyed the most between Kallie and Belladonna and Divinity and Gabriel. The female characters in this series really do steal the show. They are so strong, so confident, have such a sense of right and wrong, and you genuinely care about them even if they are coming from very different perspectives. They are snarky but humorously so, never mean spirited. And the affectionate snarky banter between Kallie and Belladonna just makes you all that much more charmed by them both and you feel the love between them. When playing rock-paper-scissors to determine who would get the shower first after one nasty dirty brawl with loas and burglars.
    So much happened in the previous book, and Ms Phoenix is brilliant when it comes to intertwining the events from Black Dust Mambo in to this story carefully throughout so that it flows naturally. You are never given too much information than you can handle, and the story plays out seemingly effortlessly. While you are reading this new book, you are also given a refresher in small doses. You will also be satisfied with the romance element of this book, as it's played out very nicely and there is some element of resolution and possibility that will make all you Layne fans vera vera happy!
    This series is incredible and if Black Heart Loa is any indication of how the series will grow, you will really miss out by not picking this up. For me, this book was perfection in Dark Urban Fantasy. Start with Black Dust Mambo, this book should not be read stand-alone, and you will thank me. I promise!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Hoodoo, Ghosts, Mayhem, and More

    Black Heart Loa is the sequel to Black Dust Mambo in Adrian Phoenix hoodoo series. The adventures continues to unravel as cajun hoodoo apprentice Kallie Riviere and her best friend mambo, Belladonna Brown, keep learning more about family secrets kept hidden in the past. It seemed like life couldn't get anymore hectic and complicated for Kallie and company after Doctor Heron's relentless attempts at killing everyone in Gabrielle La Rue family, but appearances can be deceiving. False identities, a stolen soul, innocent people dying to protect her, and a missing family member are but the starting points of Kallie and Belladonna next adventure. The story starts off with Jackson Bonaparte, Kallie cousin, mysterious disappearance from their family house and Kallie has an eerie feeling why. "An eye for an eye is never enough," said Doctor Heron to Kallie. With nothing more than a little magic, memories of the past, and a short window of time, Kallie and company must figure out what exactly Doctor Heron did to Jackson before it is too late.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)