Heaven Help Us

I used to think being around Harker made my life more dangerous. Now I was seeing the kind of trouble I could get into when he was gone.

John G. Hartness
Heaven Help Us

Audiobook & ebook is available in Kindle Unlimited

Note: The series has been combined into box sets. Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Omnibus Volume One contains the first 12 novellas of the series. ebook or audiobook (almost 30 hours!)

Publisher’s Synopsis:
He’s Quincy Harker, the unaging son of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray. His guardian angel calls him “Q.” Dracula calls him “nephew.” His bosses call him a pain in the ass. Demons call him The Reaper.

On the run and reeling from his bloody battle with the demon Orobas, all Harker wants to do is lie low in Lockton, Ohio for a few months and let his physical and spiritual wounds heal. But there are werewolves in the diner, and magically-talented teenagers disappearing all over town. Now Harker’s hip-deep in demons again, but this time he’s got no backup.

Meanwhile. Detective Rebecca Gayle Flynn and the rest of Harker’s team are back home in Charlotte, NC, trying to prove his innocence and figure out Orobas’ next move. But no one knows how corrupt Homeland Security or the police department are, or how high the scandal runs. And now some guy shows up claiming to be the great-great-grandson of Doctor Watson (yeah, that Dr. Watson) offering to help?

Will Harker survive a battle with Hell in a small town all on his own?

Can Flynn and Uncle Luke find the proof they need to bring Harker home?

Will they stop Orobas’ master plan before he unleashes Hell on Earth?

Who is this mysterious Shadow Council, and what do they want?

When all else fails on Earth, will Heaven Help Us?

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Harker & Flynn’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 7 in the Quincy Harker series. Events build off previous books, so it’s best to listen to these all in order. This review may contain spoilers to earlier books.

Harker & Flynn diverge here, with Harker hiding out and Flynn working with Uncle Luke, Gabby, and some new characters to clear Harker’s name. I love the way Hartness alternated chapters by perspectives and it was fun to get to hear Flynn’s internal musings.

Smith wasn’t the only plant at Homeland Security, Harker stumbles into werewolves and unexplained magic, Flynn holds her own with powerful beings. Lots of action, mystery, and irreverent humor.

While a lot is resolved, this one ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I’m ready to dive into Heaven Can Wait.

Another wonderful job by James Anderson Foster. I like the way he gave the chapters from Flynn’s perspective a slightly different affect. He’s already amazing at giving all these characters different voices, but this was one more touch to make these so easy to listen to.

About the author:
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects. He is also a cast member of the role-playing podcast Authors & Dragons, where a group of comedy, fantasy, and horror writers play Dungeons & Dragons. Very poorly.

In 2016, John teamed up with a group of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys.” Falstaff Books has since published over 50 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and playing Magic: the Gathering. John’s pronouns are he/him.

You can connect with John G. Hartness here:

About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).

Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.

My Favorite Quotes

It’s not the first time I’ve had to stop that sort of thing, but it is the first time I had to go on the lam afterwards. – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

My partner/maybe fiancée/wizard/demon hunter/whatever else he was, Quincy Harker, was MIA. My immediate supervisor within Homeland Security was dead at Harker’s hand. I had a pissed-off Lord of the Vampires to deal with, and I was really jonesing for a decent cup of coffee. – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

“I’m not on the run,” I protested. “I’d just rather not deal with the consequences of my actions right now.” – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

“Goddamn it, just one time I want to have shit work out the way I plan,” I muttered and turned around. – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

“What does it say for your organization when the vampire is the least crazy one of you?” “That we picked the right vampire?” – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

I used to think being around Harker made my life more dangerous. Now I was seeing the kind of trouble I could get into when he was gone. – Heaven Help Us by @johnhartness #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #Horror #Antihero #DarkFantasy #KindleUnlimited #Novella #QuincyHarker #DemonHunter

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