Welcome to my 100th blog post!!!
Gruesome murders shock New Orleans. But Jazzmyn Livaudais is too busy running her restaurant to pay attention to the sensational headlines. And when the charismatic Julian Devereau enters Jazzmyn’s life, she becomes even more distracted by the handsome stranger.
Seduced by Julian’s charm, Jazzmyn is swept up in a passionate romance. Then she learns the horrific truth about Julian and the murders. Cursed to an unending life where no woman can satisfy his lust and no wine can quench his thirst, Julian needs Jazzmyn’s love to free him from his torment.
But Jazzmyn is in love with someone else. And Julian isn’t very happy about it. He vows to keep on killing until Jazzmyn submits to his will. For Jazzmyn Livaudais the nightmare is just beginning.
About the Author:
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Her first novel, To My Senses, introduced readers to the world of Nicci Beauvoir and garnered numerous awards and rave reviews. Her popular second Nicci Beauvoir novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2011, and was named best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards.
Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won best Contemporary Romance by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2012, was a Silver Medal winner in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards for Romance, as well as a finalist in the USA Book Awards for Romance in 2012, and a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards for Contemporary Romance for 2012.
Diary of a One-Night Stand, was released in August 2012 and was named a Paranormal Romance Guild’s Best Reviewed of 2012. Her last novel, Acadian Waltz was a Readers’ Favorite Book Awards finalist for Best Contemporary Romance and Best Southern Fiction.
A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
I must admit that the premise of this book really intrigued me. There are soooo many supernatural creatures that are ‘go to’s in paranormal romance and I hadn’t read anything with a Satyr. So first off, congratulations to the author for stepping out of the paranormal norm to find a character for her book.
I did find it hard to get into at first – there was a lot of repetition that could have been easily edited out. However as the book moves on it opens out into something pretty sinister and dark. The main character, Jazzmyn was very likeable, although her actions toward the middle of the book weakened her somewhat in my eyes (I can’t say anymore for fear of ruining the story) There are lots of plot twists that come thick and fast and I really enjoyed the setting of New Orleans.
I did a post recently on villains and bad boys and Julian, the male lead, really falls into that category – a real sexy bad boy. I’m assuming its him on the front cover so need I say more? The front cover does miss a trick for the background, if they would have had the restaurant behind him and maybe Jazzmyn on there too – it would have been amazing.
Overall I’d give the book 3 out of 5 stars – it lost two stars for me because I found it hard to get into at first and Jazzmyn could have done with a stronger back bone. Definitely worth a read if you’re hankering for a different paranormal romance.