Review for Damned by Alexandra Weis with Lucas Astor
Series: A Magnus Blackwell Novel: Book 1
Author: Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.
Bound to a spirit with a sinister history, a woman with a dark power will battle to rule the realm of the dead…
Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor's "Damned" is the first tale of the Magnus Blackwell series. I don't want to give too much away, but the authors have weaved together a wonderful web of characters. The writing is very compelling. I love the way Magnus is portrayed in this. If you haven't read "Blackwell," you should read it before reading this to truly understand who Magnus is. The voodoo bits are interesting.
4.5 out of 5 stars
My Review of the Prequel:
Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor's "Blackwell" is the start of the Magnus Blackwell series. Love "The Picture of Dorian Gray" connections. A truly haunting tale - Magnus is a terrible person. A narcissistic sociopath for sure. A lot of interesting mythology with Madam Simone. I can't wait to see where the series goes from here.
4.5 out of 5 stars
From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen once again and began her first novel, To My Senses. Since that time she has published many novels. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. Her work has been critically acclaimed and has been continually growing in popularity.Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehaber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New Orleans.