Jack of Thorns
Inheritance: Book 1
Jack of Thorns introduces the dark, dangerous world of Laurence and Quentin, two unique and powerful psychics who must learn who and what they are before it's too late...
Florist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.
Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d'Arcy is the product of centuries of wealth, privilege, and breeding, and is on the run from all three. A chance encounter with an arresting young florist with a winning smile could make him stop. Laurence is kind, warm, and oddly intriguing but Quentin's wild telekinesis and his fear of sex make dating a dangerous game.
When opposites attract, they collide.
Desperate to fix his rotting life, Laurence prays for aid and accidentally summons a fertility god who prefers to be called Jack. Jack is willing to help out for a price, and it's one Laurence just can't pay: he must keep Jack fed with regular offerings of sex, and the florist has fallen for the one man in San Diego who doesn't want any.
If they're to survive Jack's wrath, Laurence and Quentin must master their blossoming feelings and gifts, but even then the cost of Laurence's mistake could well overwhelm them both. How exactly are mere mortals supposed to defeat a god?
Praise for Jack of Thorns
I loved this book completely from beginning to end. I adored to super Britishness of Quentin and Freddy, and how down-to-earth Laurence and his mom are, and the unapologetic bi characters – that this reads as a full-rainbow story is glorious. My only regret is that I didn’t read book one first (which makes for a bamboozling first couple of chapters, but I soon caught on), and I would recommend everyone does!
2016 Rainbow Awards
Excellent writing style, including dialogue that shows differences between American and British characters. This novel manages to be a fast read despite being written from alternating viewpoints AND being over 600 pages long.
2016 Rainbow Awards
I went into this book with high expectations -- and they were met every step of the way. Faulkner writes with a deft hand, with strong characterizations that are consistent throughout the entire book. She drops hints for what I assume will be books to come (at least, they’d better be), and they promise one hell of a series without making me feel starved for plot in the first book. From what I see of the first book, she’ll deliver in the other books as much as she has in this one. This is what I want to see in a series.
Lark, Dark Arts Blog
It is pretty funny that a book about addictions pretty much became my drug. I was staying up late to read, ignoring my chores to read, ignoring my husband. It sucks you in, and then won't let you go!