Black Heart: Cursed Hearts Series

Black Heart

Black Heart: A Cursed Heart Novel

(The first of eight novels)

Coming to an online bookstore near you on June 22, 2013



There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.


He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.


An excerpt from Black Heart:

Tristan gripped the edge of the desk until he feared that his fingers would snap off when he felt her warm soft lips press against his shoulder. He took a deep breath, trying to calm his raging hormones. The last thing either one of them needed was him jumping her. Well, that wasn’t entirely true. He could really go for it, but he was pretty sure that she might get upset.

“What was that for?” he somehow managed to ask. Although truth be told he had no idea if it came out coherent since his mind was still focused on the things that he wanted to do with her mouth.

He felt her warm breath tickle his ear. Oh…shit……

“For all those times you used to kiss me better. Remember?”

He chuckled softly as his body turned to putty beneath her touch. “How could I ever forget? You were my own personal stalker.”

She playfully slapped him on his good shoulder. “I was not a stalker!”

“Yes, you were!” He chuckled harder as he remembered how diligent she was about following him everywhere. If his father hadn’t attached locks on the bathroom doors she would have followed him in there as well.

“Hey, I was not half as bad as the girls who used to follow you around when we were in school,” she said defensively as she continued to rub his back. She felt him further relax as they reminisced about the good old days, the days where she got to spend every waking moment with him and felt whole.

He groaned loudly. “Don’t remind me. I still have nightmares of giggling girls with acne and braces chasing me down and trying to steal a kiss.” He gave her a mock shudder that earned a soft chuckle.

“See,” she teased, “I wasn’t that bad. I only demanded kisses when I had a boo boo.”

“That’s true. Even then sometimes you demanded extra kisses for all of your invisible injuries.”

She sighed dramatically. “I was a sneaky one.”

“Yes, you were,” he chuckled in agreement. She loved the sound of his laughter, absolutely adored it.

“I still remember the last time you gave me a kiss,” she said, smiling at the memory of her first kiss.

“Really?” he asked, stunned that she did. He remembered the last time, but for completely different reasons.

“Uh huh,” she said, stopping her massage to squeeze a little more lotion in her hands. Tristan’s eyes closed as he enjoyed her ministrations.

“How could I ever forget the kiss that made my life a living hell?”


Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved R.L. Mathewson

33 Responses to “Black Heart: Cursed Hearts Series”

  1. Avatar katie mellors says:

    Hi from the uk I just wanted to tell you that I loved all the books on the bradfords they made me laugh especially with how the bradfords are regarding food you truely are a very talented writer and I was wondering. If I could ask how you came about writing your books what inspired you to start because I use to write stories only short ones they use to just come to me and I had to write them down I would be greatful for any advice you could give me thank you from katie x

  2. Avatar Michelle says:

    I am really excited about the new series but was wondering if you intend to continue the Neighbors from Hell series?

    • Avatar nicole says:

      it does say under the coming soon tab there will be a neighbour from hell 4 and 5…..I know im waiting as well 😀 😀

  3. Avatar Donna Ebinezar says:

    Omg woman!!!! Why did u put that excerpt there? I’ve just read it and now I want more……can’t wait for the book.

  4. Avatar Ann says:

    yey,something to look forward too in june!But when is Jill’s story coming out?I really want to know what’s going to happen to her.

  5. Avatar ansonja says:

    I have read all of the books that you have published and I’ve loved them all, especially your Neighbour from Hell series. Hence, after reading the extract, I can only say that June cannot come soon enough.

  6. Avatar Nicole says:

    First I just want to say that I love your books I started with NFH series and now I’m reading the pyte series and I just finished Without regret. I just wanted to know what is the book you preview at the end of it. I would really like to read it if its finished.

  7. Avatar Kelsey w says:

    I was wondering if you could name a few of the online bookstores the book is available in. I can’t find it anywhere.

  8. Avatar reneemckinney says:

    hi i have recently read all your books except the the pyte/syntenal series. i love all the neighbor from hell and ems and humble hearts. you are a very talented writer. i am so excited to read more from these series. and the the new black hearts series. excited for more neighbor from hell

  9. Avatar Sarah says:

    I was searching all over amazon for this new one, but silly me, its only May! I loved your neighbour from hell series and just recently read the pyte/sentinal novels. Really enjoyed the EMS first book and can’t wait to read the latest. Hope June comes quick as I’m running out of reading material!

  10. Avatar Kathy says:

    I absolutely can not wait for the new books. Love your writing! Gives me a happy happy joy joy feeling knowing it will be soon. Thank you for all the hours of enjoyment.

  11. Avatar Teresa says:

    I can’t wait to read this! I’ve read all of your other books, and I’ve been so patiently waiting for more of your amazing writing, I’m so EXCITED!

  12. Avatar Sharon says:

    I don’t have an ipod or ipad. How can I get your book? I have a Nook. I am really excited about the book but disappointed I won’t be able to read it on the 22nd.

  13. Avatar Vanessa says:

    Love Black Heart along with all your books.I am loving the Cursed Hearts series and can’t wait for more.This might be my new favorite from you absolutely adore the brothers and Marty.Thank you 🙂

  14. Avatar Shanny Dawes says:

    I just finished reading a black heart. All I can say is wow! I laughed and cried. I read it in a day loved it!!

  15. Avatar Tasha says:

    Anyone new to R. L. Mathewson, where have you been? Amazing author 🙂 Just finished reading Black Heart!! I loved it, looking forward to cursed hearts no. 2 so much.
    Please, please tell me its going to be out soon????


  16. Avatar Tiannie says:

    Omg!! I am in love with this series already!! I can’t wait for ur other books to be released this year I’m going crazy!! Thank god for my fix on ur blog! Your amazing I love your work never stop! You have a gift keep sharing it!! 🙂

  17. Avatar Priyanka Balley says:

    I just finished reading black hearts and I am smitten! When is the next book of this series coming?

  18. Avatar Sandi says:

    3 years and I’m still waiting for Black Heart to come out in paperback. Will this ever happen? Why are only select books in paperback?

    • Avatar R.L. Mathewson says:

      OMG, has it really been three years? Well, right now I am going through the process of cleaning up all the books, editing, making it smoother and even adding a little more details to make the books better. I have gone through the NFH series and they are in print and the recent books as well. I am cleaning up the Pyte series followed by Black Heart. Once each book is done, it will be placed in paperback. Just taking some time. I don’t want the books to go into paperback until they’re absolutely perfect and now that I have a little more experience under my belt with writing, I want to take another crack at the earlier books if that makes any sense. I have a writing schedule and I can’t wait to get to Shayne’s book 🙂 Sorry about the wait, Sandi!


      • Avatar Sandi says:

        As a book lover I want to have all of my favorite books in paper in addition to E print (can’t have too many copies). I love your work and have all of your books available in print in my library… I just miss those not available, yet! OCD!! Nah, just a fan.

        • Avatar R.L. Mathewson says:

          Lol, totally understood. Since the Pyte book is next I want to fix those books first to get back into that series. Once that is done, I will get this book 🙂 It’s my OCD that demands the book be perfect 🙂

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