Authors: Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
Series: Magnus Blackwell #2
Genre: Adult Supernatural
Release Date: April 17, 2018
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.
I grew up in New Orleans and was raised in the French Quarter. Paranormal is the normal there, so writing paranormal stories is a very good fit for me..
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Just the writing part. Editing is the hardest, but I don’t plot. I just write and see where it goes. Names are worse than editing for me. I usually consult others on that one.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
Historical. I am a history geek at heart.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Ina Fleming or Tennessee Williams.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Nope. Ever since I was eight, I’ve bene writing in some form or another. It was the one thing I felt I could do.
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.