Author: Alexandrea Weis
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Published Date: May 20, 2013
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Author Website: http://www.alexandreaweis.com/index.html
The Satyr's Curse, by Alexandrea Weis, is a suspenseful novel full of paranormal elements and romance that will leave your heart pounding. Set in present day New Orleans, The Satyr's Curse centers around Jazzmyn, a young woman who is the last of an old New Orleans family. She owns and operates The Sweet Note Bistro, a well loved restaurant that takes up both her time and money. Jazzmyn's life centers around her restaurant and she feels her employees are her confidants and adopted family.
Jazzmyn's best friend and head cook is the handsome Kyle, whom she once had a drunken one night stand with. She has put the night behind her for the most part and determined that there is no future with Kyle as he is not the settling down type. Kyle, on the other hand, has been madly in love with Jazzmyn for years. Kyle keeps the role of her best friend in the hopes that one day she will have a change of heart and give a relationship with him a real chance.
In The Satyr's Curse, Jazzmyn becomes besotted with a man who comes into The Sweet Note Bistro and strikes up a conversation with her. There is something about Julian that instantly draws Jazzmyn to him, and the chemistry she feels can not be ignored. However, as Jazzmyn finds herself in a relationship with Julian, she begins to realize that he is not what he seems. As she begins to question who he really is and what he is after, Jazzmyn finds herself on a journey of revealing Julian's past and discovering his dark and dangerous side. Shockingly, what Jazzmyn finds out is more than she could have ever imagined. Jazzmyn is soon pulled in two directions and realizes that if she leaves Julian many negative consequences will occur. Determined to help Julian out of his dilemma, she can't help but wish she had given Kyle a real chance.
Alexandrea Weis does an excellent job in describing New Orleans in The Satyr's Curse. It was evident to me how much she loves her hometown. She goes into great detail about the various neighborhoods, houses, and the deep history that is found in the city, including the element of VooDoo. Having been to New Orleans a few years back, it was neat to recognize just what and where Weis was writing about.
The Satyr's Curse is definitely a novel that I recommend to readers who love mystery, paranormal elements, and romance. There are many steamy scenes in Weis' novel, as well as suspenseful moments that leave you guessing. The novel ends open ended but I was happy to see that there is a second and third book in the works.