Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor 

(A Magnus Blackwell Novel, #3)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Supernatural

Lexie Arden has a loving husband, a thriving business, and consults with the New Orleans Police Dept on murder cases. Kalfu has given her everything she desires, but challengers to her authority are closing in.
Her dark secret remains hidden from everyone except Magnus. He sees the evil growing stronger, changing her, and hurting her marriage. If Lexie doesn’t rid herself of Kalfu’s influence soon, the consequences will be irreversible.
When she unexpectedly inherits a cottage in the swamp, she uncovers a library of rare books on voodoo. Their spells can reverse the dark lord’s hold and set right the balance between darkness and light. But such magic requires a great sacrifice; one Lexie isn’t willing to make.
With the shadow spirits and raging voodoo gods vying for her attention, Lexie is on the verge of losing everything—her husband, her power, Magnus, and possibly, her life.
The battle for control of the mambo’s soul is about to begin.

~ Guest Post With Alexandrea ~

Does your writing come from any part of your personal life?

All writers draw from their life for any story or character. I believe that is what makes writers unique creatures because of their ability to pull memories of their life or the people they have known and weave them into a storyline that can entertain readers. As I have grown in my writing, this ability still amazes me. I can remember one line from a movie that intrigued me for years. Eventually, I turned that into a series of paranormal books about a man cursed to be a satyr and his quest to find the one woman who could save him—The Satyr’s Curse Series. It is those small details that keep me intrigued as a writer. Even developing characters depends on the people you have known or those who you meet daily. One interesting woman I chatted with at the post office ended up as a character in a series of books, and many readers commented on how real she seemed. This is also the most satisfying element of writing—being able to transform the every day or real and make it become a fantasy or unreal. All writers do this and often joke about how we seek our revenge on those we dislike by killing them in our books. In the end, it is a tribute to the fascinating machine that is the human brain. The details and idiosyncrasies we carry with us for decades after they happen, and how such attributes end up in a character or the basis of a story is indeed a miracle. It is this phenomenon that makes writers unique. Some people are great with numbers, or images, or have a preference for recalling flavors of food, but it is the writer who can take a memory and create a story from it. And how do writers do this? That is anyone’s guess, but I can say from my experiences and looking back on my life, I believe writers are hardwired to see the world in such a way. To connect the dots between people, places, and things, and fold that into a captivating tale that transports the reader to another time or setting. Even when I read my books, many years after they were published, I can see where the ideas came from, those nuggets tucked away in my memory. For me, writing is a way of remembering, the good and the bad, and allowing the world to see a small piece of you that might never have been revealed unless through the guise of a story. And to have people enjoy those tales is by far the most satisfying element of being a writer. To have someone tell you how much they loved your book is what keep every author going. So I will continue to pull from my past, sometimes unintentionally, and hopefully entertain readers for years to come.

Author Bio 

Alexandrea Weis RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.

He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.

Photography, making wine, and helping endangered species are just some of his interests. Lucas is an expert archer and enjoys jazz, blues, and classical music.

One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)