Blackmoore by Marcus James

Blackmoore200Within the secluded shelter of evergreens and cliff-side that surrounds Bellingham, Washington is South Hill, the city’s prominent old money neighborhood filled with gracious Victorians and manor homes overlooking the fishing port of Fairhaven and the dark waters of Bellingham Bay.

Seventeen year old Trevor Blackmoore has lived here his entire life, shunned and feared-along with the rest of his clan-by the snobbish and superstitious families that surround them and who regard the Blackmoores as the devil’s concubines. As a young clairvoyant dealing not only with the dark secrets of his family but also with his homosexuality-two things which have made him an outsider-he struggles to find normalcy.

Trevor’s life is made extremely difficult by his tormentors and former childhood friends Cheri Hannifin, Greg Sheer, and Christian Vasquez; three school gods of the prestigious Mariner high School. In the midst of all of this heartache and friendships lost is Braxton Volaverunt, the cool rebel in a band who also plays on the Mariner soccer team along with Christian and Greg, and who, like Trevor, has experienced immense loss, both boys finding an unexplainable belonging in one another back in junior high.

When Christian suddenly returns to Trevor’s life, full of regret and a sudden need for something more, Trevor is unaware that he is walking into a devilish and dangerous trap concocted by Cheri and Greg, who have more in store for him than simple revenge, but a plot to ruin an unsuspecting Christian as well. This act will set off a chain of events that will fulfill the doomed prophecy of the Blackmoore family-where, in their mysterious world lined with witchcraft, voodoo, and their dark and complicated Irish roots-are in grave danger.

A centuries old curse comes to an end, releasing an ancient and bloodthirsty evil set out on destroying the family, and Trevor learns that he is at the center of it; realizing that he is all that stands between this darkness and his family’s survival.

Marcus James


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