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Monday, 21 May 2018

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Bound (A Magnus Blackwell Novel #2) by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

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Bound
by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
(A Magnus Blackwell Novel #2)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Supernatural

Synopsis:

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.

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3 out of 5 (good)


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This is book two in the Magnus Blackwell series, and you really SHOULD read book one, Damned, first. It's not totally necessary to read Blackwell (0.5) but I would recommend you do, it just gives you a better understanding of Blackwell and the sort of person he used to be. 

I loved Damned, gave it 5 stars, but here?? Really struggled. I had to keep putting this down, and reading a bit of something else in between, and then coming back to it. And I have no idea why! 

Something is holding New Orleans in its grip, something evil. It has also taken Lexi's power and it has shifted to Blackwell. The key to finding out who and what is doing these things lies deep in Blackwell's past and Lexi has a difficult decision to make.

I have no idea, not a single flipping clue WHY I struggled with this one, I really don't. It's told from both Lexi and Blackwell's point of view, so we get them both, dealing with whomever is doing this evil to New Orleans. 

I just ...ARGH!!!...cannot find the words! So, I'm just gonna leave this as is, it didn't work for me, but someone else will love.

Oh! We find out who that bloody cat is, although the name given to the cat is used for the being that appears out of the cane, and I got a little bit fuddled on that one! 

Will I read the next one?? I dunno, possibly. 

3 stars

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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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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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Debbie! Great review! :)

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  2. Great post, I enjoyed checking it out :)

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  3. Enjoyed this post since I love paranormal stories set in NOLA. Thanks for giving me the chance to learn about this book, as well as a bit about the previous one!

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  4. sounds like a fun one

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