Monday, October 22, 2018

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway - Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor


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Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: October 2nd 2018
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

A high school “American Psycho.”



Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.

The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.

He is also a psychopath.

A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.

As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux. 

And that someone will pay with their life.

Interview with Alexandrea Weis

When did you start writing? 

 I started writing at the age of eight.

What makes you want to write? 

 Everything. I get inspiration for stories everywhere.

Do you ever get writer's block and how do you get over it?  

If I get stuck with a story I get in my car and drive. It helps me figure
out plot holes.  

Do you have a special way of going about writing?  

I have a regular, daily routine. Discipline is important to maintain a 
regular schedule.

Do you have any works in progress? 

My next YA (historical) novel is complete and will be out in May 
2019. Realm (Vesuvian Books) is about the sixteen-year-old 
Persian wife of Alexander the Great—Roxana. The daughter of a 
local governor in Bactria, Alexander married her and took her with 
him on his travels across Persia and India. It is about her time with 
him and the years after his death when she is bounced around his 
myriad of generals who are vying for control of his empire. It is an 
epic tale of love, conquest, and the plight of women in ancient times. 
History tells his story. This is hers.

What are your hobbies?  

I am a runner, and I rescue orphaned and injured wildlife. Not a 
hobby, more like a passion. 

Who is your favorite character in Death by the River? 

Gage and Beau are my favorites. They were challenging. The scenes 
between Gage and Beau are my favorite in the story. I felt their 
relationship was crucial for getting into Beau’s mind. 

What was your favorite part of writing Death by the River? 

Writing Beau and his descent into depravity and the psychological 
instability he suffers from. How his mental illness develops, and how
it affects others around him was fascinating for me.

Quick-fire questions:

Chocolate or ice cream? Chocolate
Paperback or ebook? Paperback
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Go out of stay in? Stay in
Summer or winter? Winter

Author Bio

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.

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