Interview with Alexandrea Weis Author of the Supernatural Novel Bound

Welcome Alexandrea Weis author of Bound. Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. 
Why did you write this story?
This story was given to me as a two-page outline which became the prequel Blackwell, and part of Book 1, Damned, but I added the New Orleans and voodoo elements and added characters and explored the darker aspects of Magnus Blackwell not in the original outline.

What’s your favorite fiction character and why?
James Bond. Multidimensional character in the book with lots of levels.
Panster or Plotter?
Panster all the way. I never plot in depth.
Has your views about writing and publishing changed since you’ve released your book(s)? If so, what’s changed?
I have learned so much about this business since I started 11 years ago. My views on writing have not changed. Good writing and a good story will always stand the test of time, but the publishing business is always changing. It’s hard to keep up with the trends, or many moods of Amazon, but I have learned to go with the flow more than to get anxious about it like I used to.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? 
32. Some will be published over the next two or three years, some still need work. I write a lot.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? 
I am a permitted and certified wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When I am not writing, I rescue orphaned and injured wildlife. Animals are my other passion. 

Title: Bound: (A Magnus Blackwell Novel #2)
Authors: Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Supernatural

Magnus Blackwell’s past is about to catch up with him.

An evil force has seized New Orleans. Pestilence, suffering, and darkness cloak the city. The citizens are scared and need their mambo to guide them, but Lexie Arden can’t help anyone. A diabolical presence has taken Lexie’s power and severed her ties with the other side.

Magnus Blackwell is fighting demons of his own. Torn between his devotion to Lexie and a spirit from his past, Magnus’s loyalty is put to the test. He must revisit his sins to uncover the key to the hatred ripping the city apart. If he doesn’t, Lexie’s reign as mambo will end.

Their search for answers leads them deep into the darker realms of voodoo—until a desperate Lexie does the unthinkable, and Magnus can do nothing to spare her from her fate.

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)

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, 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 award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.