Thursday, May 2, 2019

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: Seize (Magnus Blackwell #3) by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

Book info:
Title:  Seize
Authors:  Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor
Series: A Magnus Blackwell Novel #3
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: March 26th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Supernatural
Lexie Arden has a loving husband, a thriving business, and consults with the New Orleans Police Dept on murder cases. Kalfu has given her everything she desires, but challengers to her authority are closing in.
Her dark secret remains hidden from everyone except Magnus. He sees the evil growing stronger, changing her, and hurting her marriage. If Lexie doesn’t rid herself of Kalfu’s influence soon, the consequences will be irreversible.
When she unexpectedly inherits a cottage in the swamp, she uncovers a library of rare books on voodoo. Their spells can reverse the dark lord’s hold and set right the balance between darkness and light. But such magic requires a great sacrifice; one Lexie isn’t willing to make.
With the shadow spirits and raging voodoo gods vying for her attention, Lexie is on the verge of losing everything—her husband, her power, Magnus, and possibly, her life.
The battle for control of the mambo’s soul is about to begin.

Author Interview:
1.   Are you part of a writers group that gets together and helps each other with their writing?

2.  What tips do you have for aspiring writers?
Keep writing. It takes time to find your voice. 

3.  How important are names in your books?  Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds, or the meaning?  Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend? 
I am not big into choosing names but Lucas Astor is and he is fantastic at coming up with character names.

4.  Do you keep a "bible" to help you remember all the characters and details of your world for writing a series?  If so, how do you organize it, in a notebook, notecards, Google Doc, etc.?
No bible. It is all in my head. If I need to check something I go back to the previous books.

5.  Some fun questions:
Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin? None.
Lannister, Stark, or Targaryen? Stark.
Captain Kirk or Captain Picard? Kirk.
DC or Marvel? Neither.
Physical book, ebook, or audiobook? I like physical books but listen to audio when I can because sitting down and reading is a luxury.

Author Bio:

Alexandrea Weis RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven 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 member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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)