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.
Book 2 in the Magnus Blackwell series, and this picks straight up from where book 1 Damned finished, so make sure you read this first – this is a fabulous series, I’m really loving it!
Lexi is trying to establish herself as the newly appointed Mambo having also just got married. She has opened her own voodoo / spiritual shop and even has her own place in there to work with clients needing spiritual help. She’s doing her best to care for those around her who need her help with Magnus still there as her spirit guide to help out.
But there is trouble coming, and things are about to get interesting for them! Lexi loses her powers and her connection to Magnus. There is a darkness coming that is after her powers and causes a shift in the balance in the voodoo world for all in New Orleans, an evil is on the prowl threatening all, ghosts are appearing everywhere, it starts to rain constantly, rats appear overrunning the streets, swarms of black flies everywhere – bad juju is happening and Lexi must find a way to fix it.
This is a fabulous read, I love the New Orleans setting, so descriptive you could almost be there. Lexi is a wonderful character, caring and wanting to help everyone and be a good Mambo whilst trying to balance this with being a new wife to Will, but she is strong willed and independent, sassy and stubborn in her actions sometimes. Magnus is very protective of Lexi and cares about her, trying to keep her safe in all situations, even when she won’t listen to anyone else.
This is a great PNR read, thoroughly captivating from the start, its fast paced, full of drama and the story itself is wonderfully written and highly descriptive. I can’t recommend it highly enough, you really must give this series a go, its fantastic, I can’t wait for the next book!
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.
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