Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1944109161
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (January 17, 2017)
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Praise for BLACKWELL“… seamlessly blends mystery, magic and matters of the heart to create an enthralling read.” ―RT Book Reviews
Gold (1st Place) Winner — Mystery
Silver (2nd Place) Winner — Adult Fiction 2018 Feathered Quill Book AwardsFINALIST
2017 International Book Awards Honorable Mention
2017 Readers’ FavoriteFINALIST
Foreword Reviews 2017 INDIES
Book of the Year Awards in Horror2018 GOLD AND SILVER MEDAL WINNER, FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS
“I love the storyline and period of time (turn of the century). The author throws fire on many pages through vibrant dialogue and fantastic scene writing. The end is far from predictable, and so satisfying and rewarding. The care and attention to detail with cover art and layout is near perfect.” ―Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments AWARD-WINNING FINALIST INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS,
2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Hell has a new master
In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all.
When Magnus meets Jacob O’Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets.
Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him.
Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will lay the foundation for a curse that will forever alter their destinies.
“My new book.” He held it out to Magnus. “I hope you like it.”
Magnus took the book and read the title in gold on the cover. “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” He glanced up at Oscar. “What is it about?”
“You.” Oscar pointed at him. “Or my interpretation of you. A man so obsessed with his greatness he thinks he is above sin. During our time together in New Orleans, I kept telling you that you would make a great character in one of my books. I based the main character, Dorian Gray, on you.”
“Me?” Magnus sounded genuinely surprised. “I don’t know what to say.”
Oscar took a seat on the corner of his desk. “The more I wrote him, the more he reminded me of you.”
Magnus put the book on the desk. “I shall treasure it along with your letters. If you ever become famous, I can sell them and make a fortune.”
Copyright © 2017 Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor
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 a multi-award-winning author from New York. He has resided in Central America, the Middle East, and traveled throughout 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 a writer 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.
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