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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing (April 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612960294
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612960296
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,860,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Voodoo, sex and violence mark the story of a remarkably resilient young girl who survives a world of sordid corruption on the way to wielding astonishing powers. An exciting, imaginative mix of magic and creole charisma."   Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jac Simensen is an incurable story teller and wanderer. He was born in South Jersey, but for most of his adult life he's lived and worked outside of the United States, in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Frankfurt, and the Middle East. Jac's written dozens of articles for technical journals, a weekly technology column for the English language version of a Japanese newspaper, a prize winning play, and four novels. He currently lives on the water in Southwest Florida with his wife, Annie.

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I read it over the weekend and couldn't put it down.
Alice Freed
The story is an intricately woven plotline of abuse, deception, decadence, betrayal, and the blackest of voodoo magic.
Travis Luedke
A fantastic book for all who love a good thriller with their paranormal read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Travis Luedke on November 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
Jac Simensen pens a dark twisted tale of human trafficking of the worst kind, the exploitation of underage girls. The story is an intricately woven plotline of abuse, deception, decadence, betrayal, and the blackest of voodoo magic. The character driven villains we all love to hate are battled by a heroine we can't help but love. From the filthy hovels of Haiti to the yachts and mansions of the wealthy, the story weaves its darkness to an intense magical battle of good versus evil.

Simensen writes for a cause of which we should all be better informed and more supportive of. I highly recommend Black Mamba to any reader of horror-occult genres. Be warned, there are explicit scenes of violence, abuse, murder, and sex ... my kinda novel. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy L. Dootson on January 29, 2013
Format: Paperback
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Originally posted on beckstarreviews.blogspot.com

Do not let this cover scare you - though it is an amazing cover for the story. Black Mamba, written by the very talented Jac Simensen, was amazing! It is a story about a Mamba - a Haitian Voodoo Priestess - and an evil Voodoo sorcerer; you'll have to forgive me because I don't remember the actual term for him and because the book is so amazing I am forcing some of my family members to read it - so they have my copy!

Stella is our resident Mamba. Being a Mamba is inherited, and Stella received her gift when her mother was dying. She is able to draw evil spirits out of people, healing them in a way; or killing them if they are too far gone because the spirits.

So when Stella was a young girl, shortly after her mother died, she was sold into slavery. No, not that kind. She was taken to be a sex slave. Don't worry, he doesn't go into detail; and I will gladly let you know that she escaped before anything horrible happened to her. She was rescued by a British couple who ended up raising her and she lived a fulfilling life; and as an adult, Stella opens up a safe house for abused women and children because of her past.

I'm going to stop there with my description of the story because I want everyone to read this book. It is seriously fantastic and if I had a list of favorite books, which I don't because it would be entirely too long, it would belong in the top 10. If you like Stephen King, you'll love this book. I actually found it more enjoyable than Stephen King's novels because it doesn't have a seriously disturbing conclusion. This is an R-rated book though, so 18+ only kids!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alice Freed on May 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
Black Mamba is a great book. I read it over the weekend and couldn't put it down. I was reading Lisa Gardner's "The Perfect Husband" at the same time - a paperback best seller. For a while I read one for a bit and then the other. After a couple of hours I put away "The Perfect Husband" and just read Black Mamba. It was the compelling book and I wanted to fully enjoy it.

Jac Simensen brings great characters to life while highlighting a critical social issue. This book should be on your summer reading list.
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More About the Author

Jac Simensen is an American who for most of his life, has lived and worked outside of the United States in the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Jac worked with a variety of technology and intelligence enterprises. Before turning to novels, he authored dozens of technical papers and articles, wrote a technology column for an English language Japanese newspaper and was published in trade journals and the Economist. He currently lives on the water in southwest Florida and has written four novels.