Friday, October 23, 2020

Flame Tree Press Blog Tour - Voodoo Heart


TITLE: Voodoo Heart
AUTHOR: John Everson
PUBLISHER: Flame Tree Press
PUBLISHING DATE: October 20, 2020

FROM GOODREADS: When Detective Lawrence Ribaud wakes alone in a bloody bed with his wife missing, he knows this is more than just a mysterious case of murder. His wife is the latest victim in a string of bizarre disappearances. All across New Orleans, on one night each month, people are vanishing, leaving behind nothing but a pool of blood on the bedsheets… and an abandoned heart. Ribaud doesn’t believe in voodoo, but he soon finds himself moving through the underbelly of a secret society of snakes, sacrifices and obscene rituals in search of the mysterious Black Queen … and the curse of her Voodoo Heart. 

MY THOUGHTS:  I don't know that I've mentioned it a lot but voodoo has always fascinated me.  Which is odd with my aversion to snakes and all that.  In fact, as a teen, one of my favorite "horror" movies was Angel Heart.  Come to think of it, maybe that actually started my aversion to Mickey Rourke.  Oh well, I digress.  So when I was offered a chance to be a part of the tour of a voodoo related book from one of my favorite publishers, I jumped at it.

Detective Lawrence Ribauld wakes up one morning with his wife missing and blood all over his bed.  Somehow, she has become the latest victim of a string of missing people and Ribauld now has a personal stake in figuring out what is going on in the haunting town of New Orleans.  Once he sets out on his investigation, he is soon thrown into a world of voodoo lore - including curses, blood and eww, snakes.  Can he figure out what is going on and live to tell about it?

This book was fascinating, intriguing and spooky - a perfect Halloween read.  It's full of tons of information regarding voodoo practices which makes me seriously question what Everson does for fun, or applaud him for his degree of research.  At its heart, pardon the pun, Voodoo Heart is mystery wrapped up in horrific details.  Like most all of Flame Tree authors, I can't wait to see what Everson comes up with next.  He definitely has a new fan here at Booker T's Farm!

RATING: 5 Paws

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JOHN EVERSON is a staunch advocate for the culinary joys of the jalapeno and an unabashed fan of 1970s European horror cinema. He's also the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant and eight other novels, including NightWhere and Siren.


  1. Huge thanks for the blog tour support x

  2. This might be my next book, you've really convinced me!

  3. Voodoo freaks me out just a little. But reading about it is fun! :)

    1. Yea, voodoo is a rather terrifying practice but I do enjoy elements of it in books.

  4. Glad you enjoyed this one so much!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. It was such a great read for this time of year!