Queen of Hearts by Kristen Painter 5 Fang Review

Queen of Hearts by Kristen Painter 5 Fang Review

Queen of Hearts

By: Kristen Painter
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, urban fantasy
Pages: 190
Series: Sin City Collectors #3
Queen of Hearts by Kristen Painter 5 Fang Review

Welcome to Las Vegas, home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions.

Feline shifter Claudette Marchon traded life as a showgirl to become a Sin City Collector, giving up the glamour to earn some serious cash in order to buy her own business. Mission accomplished, she now runs a pawn shop specializing in gems and jewelry.

Life is good until a Collection job requiring her specific skill set lures her back in. The Queen of Hearts, a museum-worthy ruby and diamond necklace has been stolen from the Boss’s private collection and she’s his last hope to do what two other Collectors have already failed to do. Bring in the necklace. And the thief.

But gargoyle Jason Tennant isn’t quite the dangerous criminal Claudette expects. In fact, he’s not a thief at all. He’s former Special Ops and being set up by the real mastermind, forcing her to decide between the man she’s falling for and the man she works for. Proving Jason innocent may risk the Boss’s wrath, but Claudette’s heart says it’s a gamble worth taking.

What’s Collected in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, House of the Rising Sun, City of Eternal Night

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My Review

Queen of Hearts is the second book in the Sin City Collector’s Series that includes books from both Amanda Carlson and Kristen Painter. I’m up to book 5 and am completely in love with this series!


In Queen of Hearts we are introduced to Jason and Claudette. Jason is a Gargoyle! I don’t recall ever having read about Gargoyles before, but I do love Gothic architecture, so I’ve always liked Gargoyles. I like the idea of the these characters being so much like stone on the outside, but inside they can be sweeter than North Carolina sweet tea.


My only complaint with Queen of Hearts is that it was over so quickly. I have yet to actually be finished reading any of the Sin City Collector’s books when I’ve run out of words. So, it’s not a real complaint, just me wishing there was more, as usual.


I seriously love Kristen Painter’s writing style as well as her characters. I think she is very creative in both the way she chooses what the character’s abilities are and how they go about expressing them. I recently read one of Kristen’s other books, House of the Rising Sun, and I’ll say this, the lady can create a world! She has the ability to create and maintain a world in a way that the reader is sucked into and not released until the story is told. I love it!

I received a copy of this book for review.


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About The Author


When the characters in Kristen Painter’s head started to take over, she decided to put them on paper and share them with the world. She writes paranormal romance and the gothic fantasy vampire series, House of Comarre, for Orbit Books. She has also been published in non-fiction, poetry and short stories. The former college English teacher can often be found online at Romance Divas, the award-winning writers’ forum she co-founded. She’s represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

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