Casanegra is a new book written by one of my favorite, most prolific horror writers, Tananarive Due, her husband Steve Barnes, and phenomenal actor, Blair Underwood. Mrs. Due is an award-winning literary horror writer, who has several books under her belt: MY SOUL TO KEEP (my personal favorite), THE LIVING BLOOD, THE BETWEEN, THE GOOD HOUSE, JOPLIN’S GHOST, and non-fiction pieces, THE BLACK ROSE and FREEDOM IN THE FAMILY. Mrs. Due’s prose will keep you begging for more! Steve Barnes is one of the few African-American male science fiction writers, and his work speaks for itself. He is awesome! And finally, Blair Underwood, who is a well-known, well respected actor, whom we all know and love. Steve Barnes (left), Blair Underwood (center), and Tananarive Due (right, of course)!
According to various sources on the Internet, this is what the novel entails: Casanegra follows the adventures of Tennyson Hardwick, a gorgeous, sexy actor and former gigolo, living on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. This story, which chronicles the redemption of a prodigal son, combines the glamour of Hollywood with the seedy hopelessness of the inner city.
In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson struggles to hang on to his acting career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family — especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him “sir.” Now, in the wake of his father’s sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for the first murder of a female rapper. In the process he discovers his hidden talents — the hard way.