Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Q&A with Alexandrea Weis, author of Blackwell

Now available from Vesuvian Books is the paranormal thriller Blackwell, book one in the Magnus Blackwell Series, by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor.

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The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling? 

From the time I was eight years old, I loved telling stories.

What was your first book/story published? 

To My Senses, Book 1 in The Nicci Beauvoir series was my first published book.

What inspired you to write Blackwell? 

I love ghost stories and it is one of my favorite genres, that this was a series with a ghost seeking redemption intrigued me.

What character in Blackwell is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I am lest like Magnus Blackwell in the book. His cruelty is not me. I think I can associate with Francis the love interest the most. She is funny, sharp, and has a wicked wit.

What is your favorite part in Blackwell?

The scenes in New Orleans. I always love writing about my city. Any chance I have to show it off, and here I got to do a lot of research on how things were in the 1880s, which was fun.

What was the hardest part to write?

The acts of murder and depravity. I do write a lot of erotica but that is consensual. Some of Magnus’s deeds were a bit uncomfortable, but they were important to his character.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

Perhaps working in some other creative venture like films or TV. Somewhere I could exercise my creative muscle.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

The constructive reviews, yes. They do help shape my writing when people critique aspects of how I write or approach a story. Those reviews stick with me when I write another book.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

Mary Renault, Ian Fleming, Hemingway, Dickens. They were master story weavers.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

I have book 4 in my paranormal erotica series coming out 1/23/17. Her Dark Past book 4 in The Corde Noire Series concludes the New Orleans based story about ghosts, voodoo, a strange club of Dominants, and a murder mystery.

Tour Giveaway Details:

3 hardbacked copies
US and Canada only please.

About the Author: 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. After finishing her PhD, she decided to pick up the pen once again and begin her first novel. Since that time, she has published many novels and won several national writing awards for fiction. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her bestselling books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable.

Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehabber 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.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website at: www.alexandreaweis.com

You can follow the author on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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