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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Sugar Roux Voodoo"


Here’s the first taste of my new book from Ellora’s Cave, “Sugar Roux Voodoo”.

Just like a good jambalaya “Sugar Roux Voodoo” has a little bit of everything thrown in for flavor. Of course it’s a love story. It’s also a historical. Gritty pirate tales are told. Voodoo priestesses practice “beneficent-magic” aboard elegant riverboats and handsome men are enslaved as zombies.

As a bonus, I created something special just for your entertainment, an Amé Enchanger—or soul-swapper. This man is a shape-shifter, so evil and dank he borrows the bodies and souls of charismatic men and goes into the world seducing women and making trouble wearing their likeness, while the real men work as zombies in the cursed cane fields. Naughty, naughty.

I loved writing this book. 

Blurb: “Sugar Roux Voodoo
“New Orleans 1834. Lark La Beau is a green-eyed beauty and respected beneficent voodoo priestess with the sometimes uncooperative gift of clairvoyance. Captain Valcour Curry is a debonair, larger-than-life buccaneer with ambition to burn and a taste for fine things. Following a whirlwind romance with Lark, he disappears at sea, leaving Lark with a riverboat and a child to rear—alone.


A guilty act of piracy causes Valcour to fall victim to a shapeshifting magician who practices the dark art of soul-swapping. For five years Valcour has been enslaved as an emotionless zombie with no memory of his loved ones or past. From dusk to dawn he is cursed to toil in the cane fields while the magician uses his soul.


Lark will risk hell and journey to the oppressive Broken Oak Plantation to break the curse. It’s a terrifying place. Her only tools to call Valcour’s lost soul back to life are beneficent voodoo and love.”


If you’re curious about what a “sugar roux” is, or want to know how to cast a love spell that can pull a man’s soul back from limbo—I’m not telling! You’ll have to read the book and find out for yourself.


Seven Sexy Scribes resident expert Amber Skyze informed me that the gorgeous man on the book cover, playing the part of Captain Valcour Curry is indeed cover model “Angelo”…sigh. I feel truly honored to have a Syneca created book cover featuring Angelo. Thank you Syneca!

XXOO Kat


Katalina Leon “Sugar Roux Voodoo” will be available
Friday April 22nd from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9273-sugar-roux-voodoo.aspx

12 comments:

  1. I want to thank everyone for dropping by!
    XXOO Kat

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  2. This is going to great mix of everything all rolled into one. I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on it!

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  3. OMG, this sounds delicious - and the cover - wow!! Cannot wait to read, Kat!! :)

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  4. Sugar, I'm going to be standing in line for this one! And you got Angelo on the cover, you lucky girl:)

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  5. Hello Amber, Tina and Paris! Isn't Angelo sweeeet? lol I was very happy to receive this book cover.
    XXOO Kat

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  6. Yummy yum yum. I cannot wait for this!

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  7. Hi Julia! You gave me the idea for this story-thank you!
    XXOO Kat

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  8. Oh I did not - you came up with it all by your lonesome! I think I just wanted to read a story like this!

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  9. Don't deny it Julia! lol Several of your blogs and a wonderful conversation we had about the "Walking Dead" made me rush to think up my own version of a zombie story. You and my son's fascination with zombies inspired me to write Sugar Roux Voodoo. Thank you!
    XXOO Kat

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  10. I'm so excited for you, Kat! The cover is gorgeous and the story is fantastic!

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  11. The book looks hot and I am sure inside gets hotter. susan L.

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  12. Thank you Susan and Tessie!
    I do love looking at Angelo... lol
    XXOO Kat

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