The Satyr’s Curse II: The Reckoning by Alexandrea Weis-Reviews,Blog Tour and Giveaway
The Satyr’s Curse II-The Reckoning
The Satyr’s Curse
by Alexandrea Weis
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance
Release Date: October 1, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 1, 2014
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Jazzmyn Livaudais is struggling to hold it together. With a continuously cranky baby, a rocky relationship with her fiancé, Kyle, and money getting tight at her restaurant, she’s having trouble staying focused. But when the strange nightmares begin, Jazzmyn knows it can only mean one thing: Julian Devereau is back.
In order to protect her daughter and Kyle, Jazzmyn must keep Julian from his moment of reckoning. Will the satyr’s curse be lifted, or will Jazzmyn find the strength to destroy Julian Devereau once and for all?
Some curses are never meant to be broken, and some desires are never meant to be undone.
Beware The Satyr’s Curse.
REVIEW: THE SATYR’S CURSE II: THE RECKONING is the second installment in Alexandrea Weis’s adult, contemporary The Satyr’s Curse paranormal series focusing on restaurant owner Jazzmyn Livaudais, and Julian Devereau-a man cursed to roam the earth as a Satyr ( to atone for the sins of the past) searching for the only woman to set him free. As Julian sets out to claim Jazzmyn Livaudais, he will discover that what he has been waiting for is not necessarily what he is going to get. The Satyr’s Curse: The Reckoning advances the series approximately sixteen months and should be read after reading The Satyr’s Curse Book 1.
The storyline focuses on two relationships-Jazzmyn and Kyle (her restaurant’s head chef), as well as Jazzmyn and Julian. At the end of book one, Jazzmyn discovers she is pregnant. With Julian missing, Kyle’s love for Jazzmyn continues to grow offering marriage, family and a happily ever after. But Julian’s absence and unexplained connection to Jazzmyn continues to build a wall between our couple. With Julian’s return, Jazzmyn finds herself torn between her needs and her wants.
The relationship between Jazz and Julian is one born out of necessity. Julian needs Jazzmyn to break the Satyr’s curse-she is the only woman tied to his heart and his soul, but it is his past transgressions and sins that continually push at Jazzmyn’s mind. If she is unable to accept everything he has done in the past, will she ever be able to accept the man into her life? And Jazzmyn must consider the safety of her daughter. Julian’s connection to Jazzmyn’s daughter cannot be ignored.
The love triangle between Jazz and the two men in her life is difficult to understand at times. Jazz’s connection to Julian is one built on the supernatural-a compulsion and need brought about by a curse but his past his rife with death, destruction and betrayal. Their attraction to one another cannot be denied or ignored. Something about Julian pulls at Jazzmyn’s heart. Kyle’s presence in her life is one built upon a friendship but the love is lacking when Jazzmyn’s heart is constantly pulled in another direction. In the end, I am not sure which man is the right one for Jazz or if one is the lesser of two evils. For all of his sins Julian’s human side is just as fragile as any other man.
The world building continues with the inclusion of the sights and sounds, and the people of New Orleans. From voodoo priestesses to family and friends, the secondary characters add color, history and a background story that reveals the truth about what happened 150 years earlier.
THE SATYR’S CURSE is story of heartbreak and anguish; forgiveness and letting go; romance and love. Alexandrea Weis writes a provocative tale that compels you to question who would you choose if you were the Devil’s savior?
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
THE SATYR’S CURSE I
by Alexandrea Weis
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 30, 2013
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Gruesome murders are rocking 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.
No one can ever break The Satyr’s Curse.
REVIEW: THE SATYR’S CURSE is the first instalment in Alexandrea Weis’s adult, contemporary, paranormal series of the same name. The focus of the storyline is a 150 year old voodoo curse placed upon Julian Devereau-a man who returns to New Orleans every forty years searching for the one woman who can break the spell. Enter Jazzmyn Livaudais-a local restaurant owner whose life is about to spiral out of control.
The storyline follows Julian’s seduction of Jazzmyn Livaudais. Believing Jazzmyn is his salvation and the only person to break the magic spell that has cursed him for 150 years, Julian begins to weave his own spell of seduction but Jazzmyn may have feelings for another man. With Julian’s good looks, his expensive clothing and his exotic cars, Jazzmyn is quickly pulled under Julian’s spell. But it is the truth about his attraction and need for Jazzmyn that will find our heroine struggling with what needs to be done.
The relationship between Julian and Jazzmyn is one of immediate attraction to one another but one that has been manipulated by a curse. Julian needs Jazzmyn to set him free, and Jazzmyn is attracted to Julian’s looks, personality and gentlemanly veneer. Throughout the storyline well meaning friends and family continue to warn Jazzmyn about Julian’s dark and malevolent aura. Because of the curse, Julian’s personality and physical build have been altered.
There is also the relationship between Jazzmyn and her head chef Kyle Baker. Former lovers and friends for a number of years, Kyle becomes suspicious of Julian’s relationship with Jazzmyn and sets out to destroy any semblance of a building love. The love triangle aspect begins to take center stage when Jazzmyn is pulled between two men-neither one deserving –but both with an agenda. Jazzmyn’s attraction and need for both men differs but her heart is unable to make a life long commitment.
The world building brings the reader onto the streets of New Orleans, behind the scenes of a busy restaurant, and up close with a fabled tale about a cursed man who has yet to atone for the sins of his past.
The secondary characters include Jazzmyn’s colorful employees who add spice and entertainment to the storyline. We meet Ms. Helen, one of the kitchen staff, who knows a little more about voodoo magic and Julian Devereau than anyone should know. Julian’s connection to Jazzmyn begins in the past but reveals itself in the present.
Alexandrea Weis invites you into her imagination and the entertaining world of the paranormal. The Satyr’s Curse is a story of mystery, suspense, romance and passion, but it is also a dark and demonic tale of one man’s need and desires for the woman he cannot control. The Satyr’s Curse blends modern day New Orleans with the old world beliefs of voodoo curses and vengeful spells.
Reviewed by Sandy
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 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards for Contemporary Romance for 2012. Her last novel, Acadian Waltz received honorable mention at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for Best Contemporary Romance and was a Best Southern Fiction Finalist. 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.
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