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Blackwell by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor

Blackwell

by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor

on Tour February 1 – March 31, 2019

Synopsis:

Blackwell by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor

"… an intriguing, dark tale complete with vividly drawn characters, and a uniquely compelling character in Magnus … seamlessly blends mystery, magic, and matters of the heart to create an enthralling read. Readers will be engaged from the start of the story to its climactic ending." ~Melanie Bates, RT Book Reviews

"A dark story of passion and revenge … A guilty-pleasure read that kept me captivated knowing something sinister is looming in the plot and over the characters." ~New Orleans Magazine



In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all.

When Magnus meets Jacob O'Connor–a Harvard student from the working class–an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets.

Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him.

Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will lay the foundation for a curse that will forever alter their destinies.

Book Details:

Genre: Historical Mystery with Supernatural Elements
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: January 17th 2017
Number of Pages: 295
ISBN: 1944109242 (ISBN13: 9781944109240)
Series: A Magnus Blackwell Novel 0.5
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads


Blackwell Trailer:


Read an excerpt:


“We all saw different spirits,” Emily surmised. “How is that possible?”

Katie rose from Jacob’s side. “We each saw the person we wanted to see. The person we felt most connected to on the other side.” She came around the table to Magnus, grinning like a proud peacock. “Do you still doubt my abilities?”

“No.” Magnus blew out a long breath. “I think we should not do this again, though. I got the impression what happened tonight may be only the beginning.”

“The beginning of what?” Emily pestered.

Magnus straightened his coat as he turned for the door. “Something very dangerous.”

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Excerpt from Blackwell by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor. Copyright © 2017 by Alexandrea Weis. Reproduced with permission from Alexandrea Weis. All rights reserved.

My Review:

Again, this duo leaves me with a love of their writing. I at first did not care for Mangus, he's brash, delivish, spoiled, moody, an all-around arrogant jerk. As the book goes on you love to hate him. Hell hath no fury like a man scorned. He is that way through circumstances and instead of doing the right thing he is always doing the wrong. It makes you feel sorry for him. He takes Jacob under his wing but I felt that Jacob was trying to make him a better person and he just wouldn't have it. In one part of the book, the Voodoo princess tells him his soul will and is marked by black spots and that he should change his ways. Well, this is Mangus, changing his ways is not an option.

I didn't really get into the book until Magnus went to New Orleans. I didn't care for the careless way he treated others and especially his beloved. It wasn't until he started to look at voodoo that it really caught my attention. Maybe because that subject fascinates me. After that, the book seemed to pick up and I really got into. I love the writing style of these duo writers and can't wait to read more of this series. This curse sets the tone of the book about midway through. You will find out what happens to this devil of a man. Jacob and Mangus will never be the same. =)
I would recommend the book for Dark Fantasy, Horror lovers!


I give the book 4.5 of 5 stars!


Alexandrea Weis:

Alexandrea Weis

Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, 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 permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, action, historical, and romance. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.

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.

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Lucas Astor:

Lucas Astor

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)

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15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing and the review!!

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  2. Love it when a book doesn't quite capture your attention at first but then something happens to turn that all around. Sounds like the voodoo elements did that for you.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  3. This appeals to me on many levels. The bit about being the inspiration for Dorian Gray was the kicker. I did a book report on that novel and skewered it because of how unlikeable the main character was.

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  6. I've enjoyed this writing team too and this was a wild new read. I'll be sharing my review later in the tour. Magnus was something else, wasn't he!

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  7. Great trailer and I loved your review, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Thank you so much for reviewing!

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  9. Great review! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This book sounds like a fantastic read!

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  11. It sounds like this book has everything in it.

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  12. Thanks for your review. This is going on my TRL. Sounds interesting.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

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