By: Elle James
Congratulations to "Catslady", the winner of Elle's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
We've all wished at some point in time that we could poke a needle in a doll and get back at someone who has wronged us. Or we've all wished we could cast a spell on someone or give them a love potion so they will love us better. I like to believe there really is magic out there and what better place to find it than in Voodoo and the bayous of Louisiana?
Voodoo can find its origins in the ancient religions, rituals and beliefs of Africa and Haiti, add to it the healing arts the Native Americans, folk magic of Europe and a touch of Catholicism. People used it as a way to explain and deal with life. It has been used for good and evil, to heal and destroy.
It's a rich part of the culture of Louisiana and New Orleans history and many parts of the south and provides a great basis for a series of stories grounded in the Atchafalaya Basin.
My sister, Delilah Devlin and I took a trip last August to Louisiana. We drove all the way down to Grand Isle then back up to Thibodeaux, LA for a fabulous airboat tour of the bayous, a tour of Oak Alley Plantation and then on to New Orleans for a conference and to explore some of the Voodoo shops in the French Quarter. All these forays were great fodder for my Cajun Magic series which combines Voodoo, romance and suspense in an exciting group of books coming out this year from Entangled Publishing. VOODOO ON THE BAYOU (Feb 2013), VOODOO FOR TWO (April 2013) and DEJA VOODOO ( Jun 2013)
Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST April 3rd. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email email@example.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. US and CANADA only.