Title: MY BLACK HOLE HEART (Colour Series Book 3)
Author: A. Giannoccaro
Genre: Dark Romance
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Three Crime Families One Legacy One Little Girl
Avery Spillane-Leahy the daughter of two killers, the criminal prodigy of the biggest kingpin in modern time. She is flawless, but only on the outside. Loss, love and lust can crack even the toughest diamonds. Inside she is a gaping hole, nothing that gets close is safe from her ruthless blade. She cares for no one, so that no one can wound her. She learned from what Rowan and Callum lost and became an empty vessel unable to be harmed by emotion. One scorned brother, an old flame and an angel of death dare to come into her world. They will all leave again, some of them in coffins, but they will all go. The question is what will be left of her? When the Colours fade and the Grey Madness is gone she is left all alone, a Black Hole Heart with nothing left to lose.
“The root of all suffering is attachment.” ~Buddah
My Inspiration for the book came from …
My Black Hole Heart was always going to be the final installment of the Colour Series, I wanted to highlight what would happen to Avery having being raised in such a different reality. Her whole life was dictated by their business and as a result by crime. I wanted to write a female villain. A heroine that my readers had to fight really hard to route for. Avery is two halves of a person fighting to see which one will win.
An introduction to the books characters …
In this book we meet Avery as an adult, we also saw her as a four year old at the end of Monochrome My Madness when Callum Re-enters her world. She is now a ruthless killer and the next in line to run Callum’s criminal empire. Both Callum and Rowan return in this story, now old men having to wrestle the demon that they have raised, I promised an ending for them both and you will get it. There are some new players in this story; Eiran is Avery’s first love and also the source of all her internal conflict. He is deeply disturbed and will make your skin crawl. Harmon, Callum’s youngest half brother and the only member of his family he spared returns as Callum loses faith in Avery and her ability to do her job. Harmon and Avery love to hate each other. One more character will come not play, a doctor, an angel of death and a murderous healer, Mathew isn’t who he seems and Avery has to decide if he is the one she won’t kill.
List the 5 books your HEROINE loves best and why...
Avery isn’t much of a reader; she is a very busy girl. But when she does get a chance to read she likes a happy ending because she believes she’ll never have one.
What drew you to the romance genre? What are your Top 5 or 10 Favorite Romance novels?
I am an almost exclusive Dark Romance reader; I love a good psychological thriller and had got to point where I just couldn’t face reading another cookie cutter book. Cue the fifty shades craze and I read it, it re-ignited my love for romance BUT it didn’t check the boxes when it came to darkness. Then I accidentally bought a book, and because I strongly DISAGREE with amazon’s return policy I read it. I was forever converted by the Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig she showed me that I could have the butterflies of romance combined with the gut churning darkness I needed in a book. She changed me with those books forever, not just what I read - but she is also the reason I started to write my own stories. Top 5 or 10… are you kidding? I have so many, but here are few that will always be on my list. Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig, Deliverance and Vanquish by Pam Godwin, The Decimation of Mae and The Salvation of Daniel by DH Sidebottom, The Empathy Series by Ker Dukey, Monster in His Eyes and Torture Her Soul by JM Darhower, Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters. (Told you I was darkling… read them if you dare)
Five Things You Wouldn’t Know About Me ...
I am qualified as a Landscape Designer and have never once used that anywhere except in my own garden. I loath, hate, detest, freak out over purple candies/sweets and pick them out of everything. I married my high school sweetheart. I read poetry and listen to strange music when I write. I have walked with elephants and dived with great white sharks and tick one such item off my bucket list every year - this year crocodiles… just joking or maybe I’m not.
The Moment That Made My Career as an Author worthwhile ...
I have three - When I got my very first review, it was awful it was 1* and I cried, but it emanate that someone read my book and cared enough to tell me how to do it better. When Mary E. Palmer asked me to work with her on The Goodbye Man. Then I have one that is just special to me, it was a text message from a reader who’s life was touched by my story and that message showed me that my stories matter. I write because I have an infinite love for words and stories multiply in head whether I get them down on paper or not, I never believed I would ever sell a single book other than maybe to my mum. I write for my readers, they are the reason I sit down and let the characters come alive.
A incredible end to an epic beginning! An unpredictable, emotional roller coaster ride.
My Black Hole Heart can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Colour My Ugly and Monochrome My Madness before you dive into this. All three books are interconnected standalones. Avery is the prodigy of two of the most dangerous men in South Africa. Diamonds, Human Trade, it's all bad where they come from. Does she have what it takes to rule the underground, or will she find light in the dark?
Dark Themes - May be uncomfortable for some.
Ashleigh Giannoccaro doesn't hold back, she writes the villains with no regard for your feelings, she likes to see your tears, she likes to watch your heart shatter. And I love every single bit.
"I am a killer. I have been since I was fifteen. My young girl hands curled around the handle of a knife as I filleted a man, his screams etched into my mind forever."
I was truly intrigued to find out how Ashleigh was going to pull off a female villain. She pulls no punches when it comes to dark men. Avery was no different. The trials, the tragedies have left her detached, void of feelings. I had no idea how this book would play out. If you've read Ashleigh Giannoccaro before... Well, a lot of people die. I don't like it, but I'm just another victim, just like her characters, I can't stop reading. It seemed Avery danced with the devil one too many times, I wondered if there was any hope. Will the dark legacy continue?
I could go on and on, and write a novella about this book. But I'll let you unravel the madness on your own.
Other books in the series:
Colour My Ugly (Colour #1)
A dark tale of love, pain and ultimately sacrifice. Rowan was born to be a murderer, trained to do nothing but kill he spends his days hidden in plain sight waiting for the next life he gets to snuff out. When the name that crosses his desk of death is one that he cannot possibly kill he makes a decision that will alter the course of both their lives forever. Lauri has been dying at the hand of her husband for eight long years, his lust for revenge and need for her suffering have finally ended he wants her dead. Her body is broken, scarred and ugly, but it’s her heart and mind that are beyond repair. When she wakes up dead her whole world changes and she can finally begin living. Will Rowan colour the ugly out of her life and can she do the same for him? Some people are simply not good but they can be good for each other.
Monochrome My Madness (Colour #2)
“If you love something, kill it. Before it kills you.”
I am a villain, a monster and am here with a plan to execute. She is not part of my plan. She is poison and she is going to kill me.
I will let her, because my broken black heart beats with love for her. ~ Callum
Death follows me like a shadow creeping silently after me, tethered to my blackened soul. I am cursed to carry it with me everywhere I go. It is never far away from me, and I am perfectly happy with that. The dark shadow of death keeps me alive in this rotten fucking world.
Light through the grey shadow changes everything. It changes me.
He took my madness and broke me. I am going to kill him. ~ Shannon
Are you ready to love and let die with Callum and Shannon?
About The Author
Author of the Colour series, a dark romance.
“Our skin is clothing enough to cover what we hide inside.”