Friday, October 20, 2017

Damned Blackwell Series Book One by Alexandrea Weis




Damned
Blackwell Series
Book One
Alexandrea Weis

Release Date October 3, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Supernatural Thriller

Word Count: 108,000

Publisher: Vesuvian Books

Book Description:

Over a hundred years after the death of Magnus Blackwell, Altmover Manor sits abandoned.

Lexie Arden and her fiancé, Will Bennet, are determined to rescue the neglected Mount Desert Island landmark. They want to make Altmover Manor their home. But Magnus has other plans.

A spirit bound to his former residence, Magnus finds himself inexplicably drawn to the young woman. She has a supernatural gift; a gift Magnus wants to exploit.
As Lexie and Will settle in, secrets from Magnus’s past begin to surface.

Compelled to learn all she can about the former owner, Lexie becomes immersed in a world of voodoo, curses, and the whereabouts of a mysterious dragon cane.


Magnus’s crimes won’t be so easily forgotten, and what Lexie unearths is going to change the future … for everyone.

Bound to a spirit with a sinister history, a woman with a dark power will battle to rule the realm of the dead…

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Excerpt:

Lexie awoke with a start from a
sound sleep. Gaping into the blackness of the strange bedroom, she discovered the
storm had abated and she detected the creaks and groans of the old house. Then
a crack from the floorboards made her flinch.
It came from Will’s
side of the bed. She reached out to shake him, but he didn’t move.
“Will?”
She received a
muffled grunt.
Another crack in
the floor, but this time it happened right next to her side of the bed. An odor
lingered in the air.
Is
that coffee?

A column of
light glittering to her left made Lexie’s mouth go dry. The oddity soon took on
the shape of a man.
His strong
frame, long arms, and tapered hands came into view. Good-looking, despite the
cruel curl of his lips, his chiseled features, and engaging eyes, made her
insides tingle. But when the cut of his old-fashioned red vest, long black
coat, and white ascot tie took shape, Lexie understood this wasn’t some hazy
fantasy. She didn’t fantasize about men from another century.
Lexie clutched
her bedsheet as a fearful scream rose in her throat.
“Please, my
dear, don’t bore me with your petty shrieks,” the figure said, his tone
condescending.
Like a lightbulb
getting enough electricity to reach its wattage, his image brightened, bringing
out his details. Lexie scrutinized the buttons on his coat, the fine craftsmanship
of his high black boots, and grasped the identity of her visitor.
Then a loud pop rang out, and he was gone. It
happened so fast, Lexie questioned if it had happened at all.
“Welcome to Altmover Manor, Ms.
Arden.” She recognized the voice of the apparition. “I hope you enjoy your stay.”


This time, Lexie did not hold back her scream, and as she opened her
mouth …

About the Author:

From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college, she studied nursing. After finishing her PhD, she decided to pick up the pen once again and begin her first novel. Since that time, she has published many novels and won several national writing awards for fiction. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her bestselling books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable.

Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New Orleans.






Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1211671.Alexandrea_Weis

Interview with Alexandrea Weis
Where do you get inspiration for your stories? Anywhere and everywhere. I have read news articles which have led to ideas for series. Sometimes it can be a single line, or I can meet a person and see a story in their character.
How did you do research for your book? For Damned, the research on voodoo came from my personal experiences in the French Quarter growing up. I knew several priestesses who would talk about what they do. They made voodoo a personal religion, which was molded to fit the strengths of each priestess. That always stuck with me, so when I began Damned, I wanted what they taught me for Lexie.    
Do you have another profession besides writing? I am an RN by education with a PhD. I’m also a permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries.
If you could go back in time, where would you go? Ancient past, particularly Greece or Egypt.
What is your next project? Up next will be The Chimera Effect which has been optioned for a TV series. This is the first book in the series about Keenan Blythe, a ER physician whose life takes an unexpected twist when his wife and unborn son are brutally murdered and his thirteen-year-old daughter is kidnapped. His search for the killers will unlock mysteries about his family and his bloodline no one ever expected. Look for it next summer.

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