Concierge

Stella Barcelona’s new novel, Concierge will be available for
eBook preorder: August 15, 2017
Available in print + eBook: September 27, 2017

A Note from StellaRead the Cover

A Note from Stella


Dear Reader,

After spending time in far away places in Shadows and Jigsaw, the Black Raven action returns to New Orleans, Louisiana, in Concierge. The story is set in and around a neighborhood where I once lived—the French Quarter. It is great to be home, in a neighborhood that I love.

Concierge involves two characters with minor roles in prior novels: Andi Hutchenson (introduced in Deceived) and Gabe Hernandez (introduced in Jigsaw). Andi and Gabe became special to me as I wrote Deceived and Jigsaw. While writing Concierge, I enjoyed seeing how Andi and Gabe developed further, in ways that surprised even me.

A young musician who goes by the name “Pic” also plays an important role in Concierge. Pic is a runaway who lives on the streets of the French Quarter. His character was inspired by people I encountered when I ...

Dear Reader,

After spending time in far away places in Shadows and Jigsaw, the Black Raven action returns to New Orleans, Louisiana, in Concierge. The story is set in and around a neighborhood where I once lived—the French Quarter. It is great to be home, in a neighborhood that I love.

Concierge involves two characters with minor roles in prior novels: Andi Hutchenson (introduced in Deceived) and Gabe Hernandez (introduced in Jigsaw). Andi and Gabe became special to me as I wrote Deceived and Jigsaw. While writing Concierge, I enjoyed seeing how Andi and Gabe developed further, in ways that surprised even me.

A young musician who goes by the name “Pic” also plays an important role in Concierge. Pic is a runaway who lives on the streets of the French Quarter. His character was inspired by people I encountered when I lived in the Pontalba Apartments, in Jackson Square.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing the story of Andi, Gabe, and Pic. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading Concierge in the not too distant future.

Take care, and happy reading!


p.s.: Even though Andi and Gabe were introduced previously, Concierge is a stand-alone novel. My novels can be read in any order, but if you’re interested in the order of publication, it is: Deceived (2014), Shadows (2015), Jigsaw (2016), and Concierge (2017).


Read the Back Cover Text


The Concierge delivers anything…for a price.

A provider in the underworld of human trafficking, the Concierge fills deviant orders of an exclusive clientele with inventory collected from people who live on the streets. As client requests are delivered, a personal obsession with New Orleans artist Andi Hutchenson festers…until the predator’s quest is possession.

Andi Hutchenson lives in a world of fear-fueled shadows.

Two and a half years ago, Andi was kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead. Since then, crippling fear has ruled her life. Round the clock security enables her to leave her French Quarter home to paint the world around her, but Andi’s past is about to collide with her lonely present.

Gabe Hernandez believes his client is safe…

but she isn’t. Protecting Andi is a given, but Black Raven Agent Gabe Hernandez ...

The Concierge delivers anything…for a price.

A provider in the underworld of human trafficking, the Concierge fills deviant orders of an exclusive clientele with inventory collected from people who live on the streets. As client requests are delivered, a personal obsession with New Orleans artist Andi Hutchenson festers…until the predator’s quest is possession.

Andi Hutchenson lives in a world of fear-fueled shadows.

Two and a half years ago, Andi was kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead. Since then, crippling fear has ruled her life. Round the clock security enables her to leave her French Quarter home to paint the world around her, but Andi’s past is about to collide with her lonely present.

Gabe Hernandez believes his client is safe…

but she isn’t. Protecting Andi is a given, but Black Raven Agent Gabe Hernandez is captivated by her and wants to entice her back to the land of the living. Yet with each tug on the lifeline he offers, Gabe is pulled deeper into Andi’s world, where the dividing line between imagined horrors and real-life demons is whisper thin.