The Haunted Heart

The Haunted Heart

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by Josh Lanyon
     
 
First in a new series!

Still grieving over the sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the old, ramshackle house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle's mysterious museum.

But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of...

Overview

First in a new series!

Still grieving over the sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the old, ramshackle house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle's mysterious museum.

But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of...

The Haunted Heart series. Four seasons. Four ghosts. Two hearts.

Winter. Since Alan died, Flynn isn't eating, isn't sleeping, and isn't spending a lot of time looking in mirrors. But maybe he should pay a little more attention -- because something in that 18th Century mirror is looking at him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148753131
Publisher:
Just Joshin
Publication date:
08/26/2013
Series:
The Haunted Heart , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
169,184
File size:
561 KB

Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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The Haunted Heart 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great balance of just the right amount of romance and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
togainunochi More than 1 year ago
This is just such an enjoyable read. The story revolves around Flynn, an antiques dealer who has moved into his dead uncle's house to catalog his collection of weird, think Warehouse 13. You'll get the idea. There is one other resident of the house, Kirk, a playwright. Nobody does snarky, nerdy young guy meets gruff, sarcastic older guy was well as Mr. Lanyon. I love these characters, never can get my fill. The story is a little horror. a little mystery with the appearance of a female ghost in a mirror that attaches herself to Flynn. What the story is really about is Flynn's journey out of the oblivion of loss that Flynn has been mired in since he lost his partner Alan to an accident. His journey out of the darkness is really what this story is about. It is a little sad, a little spooky, a little funny, a little sexy and a whole lot of good. I dare anyone to be disappointed in this book. I give is a haunted mirror full of stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Josh Lanyon has come through, once again, with an enthralling and superb novella. This is the first story in the new The Haunted Heart series and it's a deliciously creepy ghost story. The two main characters are wonderfully well-drawn and realistic, the story is engaging and well-crafted, and the writing is pure gold. I love Josh Lanyon's writing-it's precise, beautiful, and utterly captivating. Flynn (the narrator) and Kirk (the other main character) are both haunted by their pasts and it's such a pleasure to watch their relationship evolve, to see them drawing each other out of the shadows. I loved the story–it's spooky, it's gripping, it's moving, and it's got heart. I loved the characters–they're complex, they're flawed, they're human, and they're tremendously lovable. This is such a satisfying and compelling novella. I am very much looking forward to the next installment. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this newest mystery/thriller from Josh Lanyon. The characters are beautifully drawn, as always. The broken-hearted protagonist, Flynn Ambrose, is especially engaging - sweet, funny and likeable. His gradual acceptance -at least for now - that life can still be sweet is convincingly portrayed. The scene where he finally lets go and grieves for all that he's lost is especially affecting. I look forward to the next installment and watching his relationship with Kirk Murdoch develop. Highly recommended, in short.