Thursday, October 12, 2017

Damned Blog Tour

TITLE: Damned 
AUTHORS: Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
PUBLICATION DATE: October 3rd 2017
GENRES: Adult, Supernatural
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.

MY THOUGHTS: This book had a lot of buzz words for me which is probably why I wanted so desperately to be part of the tour.  We have a neglected historical haunted house, curses, spirits, voodoo and lot of dragon references.  Also, there were hints about Lexie having a supernatural gift and I pretty much had to find out what that gift was. 

First I have to say that my copy of this book was beautiful.  I don't normally like people on the cover, but I think the model's eyes, coupled with the dragon cane and mansion on the hill work great together.  Next, there are flourishes at the beginning of the chapters and the chapter number is done in color - basically unheard of on my Kindle.  It's all in the details people! 

Next, I felt an immediate connection to the characters and I needed to know if Magnus was good, bad or somewhere in between.  It was fun being with Lexie as she journeys to different areas looking for a lost relic and the descriptive methods used by the authors made me feel like I was seeing this run-down house for the first time and visiting the locations along with Lexie.

I don't want to give too much away because I went into the actual plot pretty blind, and I think I enjoyed it all the better because of it.  I have discovered there is a prequel novel (Blackwell 0.5) which provides more into Magus' backstory and I've already purchased it for my Kindle.  If you enjoy the things mentioned in the first paragraph, then definitely consider picking this book up!

Alexandrea Weis, PhD, is an award-winning author of twenty-five novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, 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 novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. ~Winner of the gold medal from Reader's Favorite Book Awards for Romantic Suspense, the Silver Medal from the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year awards for Romance, the gold medal from the Feathered Quill Book Awards for Romance, and an InD’Tale Magazine RONE winner for Paranormal Romance. Weis is a member of the Horror Writers Association
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)


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Barb! This sounds like a really fun and entertaining read! I like anything supernatural! :D

  2. I really like that cover too, and it sounds creepy enough to be a good October read 😁

  3. I have seen this one around and boy now it sounds really good I want :) Glad you enjoyed it.

    1. I had to go grab the prequel. Glad it was only $2.99.

  4. Those are some really great buzz words! I hope you enjoy the prequel, too.

  5. you are right the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can imagine the physical book must be a gem to have. I'm allergic to dragons as you may know but I'm sure if anyone is going to make me read a book with dragons will be YOU LOL

    1. I'm gonna find you a book with dragons if it kills me!