The Case of the Heavenly Host by L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella Blog Tour #Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway

Book Title:  The Case of the Heavenly Host (A Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mystery #3)
Author:  L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher:  Ai Press; 2 edition (December 10, 2014)
Book Length:  141 pages
Genre:  Gay, Vampire, Romance, Mystery, Series


This is a series that takes place in NYC and involves a vampire, Mark Julian, who is the nephew of Augustus Caesar. He is a private investigator to the city’s supernatural community. He meets and falls in love with a human Detective named Vinnie Pasquale.

His secretary, a sex demon shape shifter named Jaime, who loves to dress in the style of  the 1940’s, assists Mark. By book two she meets her future love, Jean-Claude, the crown prince of the City’s major werewolf clan.

Mark and friends solve cases while battling wits with Tortego. He is the autocratic head of the supernatural city govt, a former head of the Spanish  Inquisition and a vampire who fears losing power to democratic counsel reformers like Jean-Claude.

By book ten you meet a cast that runs to approx., twenty and the reader not only has a mystery case in each book but also reads about power struggles, frustrated loves,  prejudice against mixed supernatural couplings etc. unfold during the books thus far.

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The Case of the Heavenly Host, just like the books before it in this series, brings forth a complicated case for vampire detective Mark Julian. He is contracted by no other than Raphael, yes, the angel, for the Heavenly Host, to find a certain sword. The item in question belonged to the archangel Michael and was used to defeat and banish the dark angels lead by Lucifer from Earth.

If a mystical item hidden in the heart of New York city, with little clues divided among dozens of individuals is not enough, there are two dark angels after the same artifact. The story is thrilling, brutal, scary at times, and it will keep your heart pumping in anticipation, while you root for Mark and his friends to defeat the evil beings going on a murderous spree in their search for the sword.

In the background, Jamie and her werewolf fiance, as well as Mark and Vinnie, are getting ready for their weddings. Strong willed mothers, stubborn archbishops, and the usual stress that comes with wedding planning create quite an interesting setup for this mystery.

This is a supernatural, spiritual story, so some aspects you have to take on faith. Like the fact that even before humans were created, the angels had knowledge of what cities will be built and Michael somehow hid the sword in a corner of this city that would take a few thousand years to be built. This however does not take anything from how gripping the story is.

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Together Once More

Despite Mark’s eagerness to dive right into the investigation, he realized he needed to be patient until the next day when the names Raphael promised would be provided to him. He left his office for home thinking that at the very least he could discuss the general outlines of job he was undertaking with his lover. He had long

realized that, as a NYC detective, Vinnie’s perspective on cases was a valuable resource.

Unfortunately Vinnie was not home when he arrived. Hoping to secure any possible information about the sword’s whereabouts Mark pulled out a Bible that Vinnie’s mom had given to her son.

Though there were passages mentioning the Archangel Michael, nothing in any of them indicated what had been the fate of his sword. He was soon frustrated. With no other ideas on what to do next, he decided he would try to get some much needed sleep until Vinnie’s return.

Despite his best efforts however, all he could think about his current lack of a clear plan to successfully complete the job. He was still tossing and turning in their bed at three in the morning when an exhausted Vinnie got back to their apartment. The PI heard his lover making the same type of racket he always did when he was late getting home at night, while endearingly trying not to be noisy. Somehow the brawny New York City detective was simply incapable of being quiet. Mark sighed, just happy to know his soon-to-be spouse had arrived back safely.

While he listened to Vinnie showering he wondered about the case the latter was currently assigned too.  Normally they shared the details of their respective cases, but this one had become the exception to that rule. For some reason, Vinnie was under strict orders not to divulge any of the facts about it to anyone. Although he had tried to pry something from Vinnie, the latter had insisted he had given his word of honor to keep silent. Once Mark heard that he stopped all further inquiries on the matter. Vinnie took great pride in keeping his promises and he did not want to be the cause of the detective not keeping such a commitment. Vinnie’s belief in keeping one’s personal integrity was another quality that bound them even closer.

He heard the shower go off and then a few minutes later, Vinnie’s quiet footsteps moving toward their bed.  Bad day, hon?” Mark quizzed.

“Always a bad day,” Vinnie muttered. “About to get better.”

In a few seconds Mark felt the powerful presence of his lover’s  well-muscled, taller frame spooning close to his own back. Mark wanted to inform Vinnie right away about the day’s events.

Vinnie’s actions however, clearly indicated he had something other  than a nice chat in his mind. As he felt the heat of his lover’s torso pressed against him, Mark decided to simply enjoy the moment.

They had the rest of the night to discuss the location of a sword.

“God, I miss you every second of every waking moment.” Vinnie  kissed Mark’s ear before beginning a sensual nibbling. His bristly five o’clock shadow erotically scraped along the surface of the side of Mark’s neck. The vampire felt his heart beat faster as familiar sensations of pure arousal flared.

“Oh, you do, huh,” Mark whispered as he pushed himself  backward into Vinnie’s powerful embrace. He sensually wiggled his rump against Vinnie’s aroused manhood until, as he hoped, he felt his partner moan with delight.

“Oh, babe,” Vinnie grunted as he pulled Mark tighter towards him.

The detective kissed the now tender skin of Mark’s neck. His warm breath brushed against the vampire’s hair. “More,” Mark mumbled as he used his hips to wiggle his rump faster across Vinnie’s growing erection.

“Fuck,” Vinnie gasped as he humped against Mark’s backside.

Soon both men were fully erect.

“Definitely.” Mark sighed.

“Oh babe, I’m so beat I don’t think I have the energy.” Vinnie chuckled, even as the erection that was pressing on Mark’s rear seemed to indicate otherwise.

Mark shifted around so that he could face Vinnie. His own respectable arousal now pressed against his lover’s. “Really? Too tired?” He teased as he leaned his head forward towards Vinnie’s so they could kiss. Vinnie’s slowly traced the outline Mark’s lips with the tip of his tongue while Mark let his right hand descend between their bodies to fondle Vinnie’s nipples. This action brought gasps from his partner as they stiffened under Mark’s grip.

“Well, maybe not that tired.” Vinnie groaned as he reached downward to firmly take their joint hardness into a grip of his own.

He slowly pumped them both as they continued kissing. By now their bodies were sweating. “Mark, I love you man.” Vinnie hissed in the height of ecstasy, as he rested his head on Mark’s shoulder.

“Same, babe.” Mark let himself float on the erotic stimulations being created by Vinnie’s expert mutual masturbation. Soon Vinnie was nipping on Mark’s ear, knowing this drove the latter to an even higher state of arousal. Mark responded by increasing his own manual stimulation of Vinnie’s nipples. With the patient skill of longtime sexual partners, each had by now an instinctive knowledge of precisely what turned on the other. The room filled with their panting. Mark knew that both were edging closer towards a climax.

“Aw yes.” Vinnie groaned………………..


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About the author

G. Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of the NYC metropolitan area. Since an early age he has been interested in “Dr. Who”, all things vampire, the late 1940’s noir movie style, pulp fictions and murder mysteries.

When not writing he can usually be found at his version of the “Letter Lounge” drinking a chilled cocktail with friends. Although he does not know of any vampires, he holds out the hope to one-day bump into one in a non-lethal encounter.

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4 Responses to “The Case of the Heavenly Host by L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella Blog Tour #Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway”

  1. L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella says:

    I wanted to thank you once more, both for hosting my books and, more importantly, for taking the time and effort to provide a forum such as this for writers. It’s persons like you who make independent publishers and their authors possible. Kudos.
    To readers: feel free to email me. I always try to promptly reply.

    • Alina Popescu says:

      My pleasure, L.G.! I love reading and reviewing, so it does not really feel like an effort. Keep on writing and… kudos for the open ending 😀 I love those.

  2. L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella says:

    I promise I will. you know Tortego..always something going on with him at least.

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