Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans with a voodoo priestess as a neighbor. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured wildlife.
THE MAGNUS BLACKWELL SERIES
- Gold, Horror/Supernatural/Paranormal, American Fiction Awards
- Gold, Mystery, Feathered Quill Book Awards
- Gold, Intrigue, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
- Silver, Adult Fiction, Feathered Quill Book Awards
- Bronze, Horror, Foreword Reviews Magazine Book of the Year Awards
- Bronze, Magic, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
- Finalist, Series, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
- Finalist, Suspense, National Indie Excellence Awards
- Finalist, International Book Awards
- Finalist, Horror, Best Book Awards
- Finalist, Supernatural, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
- Official Quarterfinalist, Screencraft: Cinematic Book Contest
- Honorable Mention, Wild Card, Hollywood Book Festival
- Honorable Mention, Supernatural, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
- Semi-finalist, Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Awards (Winners TBA 4/2020)
DEATH BY THE RIVER (a ST. BENEDICT NOVEL)
- Winner/Gold: Young Adult Fiction, 2019 International Book Awards
- Winner/Gold: Social Issues, 2019 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
- Winner/Gold: Young Adult Fiction Horror/Mystery, 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
- Distinguished Favorite/Silver: New Adult, 2019 New York City Big Book Award
- Winner/Bronze: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror, 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards
- Top 5 Finalist: Mystery/Thriller, 2019 Kindle Book Awards from Kindle Book Review (Amazon)
- Finalist: Young Adult Fiction, 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award
- Finalist: Young Adult Fiction, 2018 Best Book Awards
- Long list: Suspense and Thriller Fiction 2019 CLUE Book Awards, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (Winners TBA 2020)
Most Recently Published Work (as of May 2020)
AND THE DEAD SHALL RISE.
Lexie Arden has a loving husband, a thriving business, and consults with the New Orleans Police Dept on murder cases. Kalfu has given her everything she desires, but challengers to her authority are closing in. Her dark secret remains hidden from everyone except Magnus. He sees the evil growing stronger, changing her, and hurting her marriage. If Lexie doesn’t rid herself of Kalfu’s influence soon, the consequences will be irreversible.When she unexpectedly inherits a cottage in the swamp, she uncovers a library of rare books on voodoo. Their spells can reverse the dark lord’s hold and set right the balance between darkness and light. But such magic requires a great sacrifice; one Lexie isn’t willing to make.With the shadow spirits and raging voodoo gods vying for her attention, Lexie is on the verge of losing everything—her husband, her power, Magnus, and possibly, her life. The battle for control of the mambo’s soul is about to begin.
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