Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bound by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
(A Magnus Blackwell Novel #2)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Supernatural
Magnus Blackwell’s past is about to catch up with him.
An evil force has seized New Orleans. Pestilence, suffering, and darkness cloak the city. The citizens are scared and need their mambo to guide them, but Lexie Arden can’t help anyone. A diabolical presence has taken Lexie’s power and severed her ties with the other side.
Magnus Blackwell is fighting demons of his own. Torn between his devotion to Lexie and a spirit from his past, Magnus’s loyalty is put to the test. He must revisit his sins to uncover the key to the hatred ripping the city apart. If he doesn’t, Lexie’s reign as mambo will end.
Their search for answers leads them deep into the darker realms of voodoo—until a desperate Lexie does the unthinkable, and Magnus can do nothing to spare her from her fate.
My review:
Bound is the 2nd book in the Magnus Blackwell series by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor. I do suggest you read book 1 before starting book 2. I did not read book one and know although I thoroughly enjoyed Bound I would of enjoyed it even more if I had of read Damned book 1 first. There are a lot of references to events in book one and at times I was sad I did not know fully know what happened. 

In the book Lexie is the New Mambo of New Orleans. She is trying to prove herself when she looses her powers. Bad things are starting to happen all over New Orleans and Lexie is powerless to set things right at the moment. Magnus Blackwell is a ghost, his job is to keep Lexie safe. When Lexie lost her powers he gains them, but he cannot do everything Lexie can from the spirit world, and with no powers Lexie cannot do much either. 

The book is basically a mystery as well. Lexie and Magnus must figure out who is causing the trouble, save New Orleans, and also get Lexie's powers back.

Author Bio:
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)
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, 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 award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.