Nickerson is a former assassin. He and
his lover BlaqJaq, are on the run. Nickerson was once and
enforcer. He protected people from the undercity dwellers. BlaqJaq
spent his whole life in the undercity as a street muscle for
hire, until he met Nickerson. After being betrayed and
hunted by his superiors, BlaqJaq helped Nickerson get away.
The men find themselves traveling by boat toward New New
Orleans. Most revel in the festivities of carnival but if
BlaqJaq and Nickerson fight the Mardis and win, they’ll get
a chance at the life they’ve been searching for.
The dangerous and thrilling adventures of Nickerson and
BlaqJaq from Steel Sleet continue in Blood in
the Water. I love BlaqJaq’s fascination with Earth.
He’s like a kid in a candy store. Nickerson has a very
commanding presence and I love how he wears his heart on his
sleeve when it comes to BlaqJaq. Eric Del Carlo puts a
great twist on Mardi Gras in Blood in The Water.
The revelers, the mardis, and carnival itself is fun,
exciting, and uninhibited. In the beginning of Blood
in the Water, Nickerson and BlaqJaq are both unsure
if their feelings are reciprocated then they find out how
the other feels. I love them together. They have great
chemistry and a strong connection. I love that Nickerson is
quite a bit older than BlaqJaq and I love that they are both
smart, trained fighters. I’m a big fan of Nickerson and
BlaqJaq. I can’t get enough of their exciting
exploits and their tender eroticism. I want more!