Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Review: Black Magic Woman by Eric Wilder

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from the author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



And our last 'NOLA' book for the day....

Black Magic Woman cover


Synopsis:
Burdened by spring floods, malaria and yellow fever, citizens of New Orleans often turned to voodoo practitioners-African Rosalie, Sanite Dede, Bras Coupe-for protection. None was more powerful, or feared, than Doctor John or Marie Laveau. After P.I. Wyatt Thomas encounters a ghost during a hospital visit, he tells the story to his sometimes business partner, voodoo mambo Mama Mulate. She puts him in a trance and channels the ghost, soon learning a curse connects him and a long-dead French aristocrat. They are doomed to remain connected forever, unless Wyatt can return to old New Orleans and lift the curse before midnight on New Year's Eve.



Review:

Wyatt is back and in more 'hoodoo' than ever before! This book is a wild read- who else but Eric could combine Voodoo and Jazz history with New Orleans Mob lore, and create a book you just can't put down! Even if you haven't read any of the previous books with Wyatt, you can get the basic background of the characters, to not feel lost while reading (in fact, you more than likely will want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series!). Eric gives us a wonderful look at the history of New Orleans, how class, music, and immigrants helped to build the city into her future melting pot, that makes her unique. Reading Eric's books are like stepping into another realm, where time stops until you finish the book. This book shares the author's love for the city and it's inhabitants, and will help non-residents see why it is so loved, and that not even a Hurricane called Katrina could stop it!



About the Author:

Born near Black Bayou in Louisiana, Eric grew up listening to his grandmothers' tales of ghosts, voodoo, and political corruption. The author of seven novels, he now lives in Oklahoma, near Route 66, with wife Marilyn.Check out his website for more info! Be sure to check out Eric's Facebook page for his AMAZING Louisiana pictures!

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