I really enjoyed Voodoo in the Bayou, the first book in Elle James's Cajun Magic series, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the sequel Voodoo for Two. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first (I'll be posting my review later today) so now I'm eagerly waiting for the third instalment, Deja Voodoo!
To celebrate the release of Voodoo for Two I have a wonderful guest post for you from Elle James all about her adventures in the bayou - she is much braver than I am that's for sure! Before I hand over to Elle let me give you a bit more information about the book:
Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate, and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—-and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin' cop.
Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie's life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he's the one who's falling hard...for the irresistible bayou temptress.
Cajun Magic Series:
Voodoo on the Bayou
Voodoo for Two
Deja Voodoo (June 2013)
Elle James spent twenty years in South Central Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, retired Army and Air Force Reservist, she’s proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats or laughing out loud. Now, living in northwest Arkansas, she’s given up wrangling cattle and exotic birds to wrangle her muses, a malti-poo and a yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow skiing, boating, or riding her four-wheeler, dreaming up new stories.
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Bayou Finds and Shenanigans
by Elle James
I love to travel and research the places I want to write about. My husband was born in Louisiana and many of his relatives live there. He took me back a couple times to visit his grandfather and we had the pleasure of crabbing in the canals. Now you might ask, how do you catch crabs in a canal? You tie a string around a chicken neck and throw it out in the water and wait until a crab finds it, latches on for feeding, then you slowly reel him in and scoop him up with a net! Easy, right? Only you have to keep an eye open for alligators. They like chicken necks too. And what do you do when you get an alligator on your chicken neck?
Give him the chicken neck!
But I digress, this was supposed to be about what you find in the bayous. Oh, yeah. Alligators, crabs, cypress knees and crazy Cajuns! That's right. My sister and I took an airboat tour with one of them. He gave us the thrill ride, racing across the water straight for a tree! At the last moment he cut left. I thought for sure I was a goner. If that wasn't frightening enough, he went on a quest to show us some of the alligators in the swamp. One he found was twelve feet long and looked like he could swallow us whole. Did he leave the gator alone? Nooooo. He tempted it with raw meat and the gator came close enough, the crazy Cajun grabbed his tail and hauled it halfway on board our little airboat. "Wanna pet it?" he asked.
And what do you think my answer was? That's right. "Hell, yeah!" So I risked life and limb to pet the twelve-foot alligator. Take that fellow wimps on the airboat! Booyah! This grandma ain't no sissy! He then took us to visit an alligator nest. The eight foot mamma guarding the nest was a lot fiercer than the big boy I petted. And no, I wasn't gonna reach my hand out anywhere near mamma gator. No sirree, my mamma didn't raise no dummy!
In all seriousness, the bayou is a beautiful, magical place where your imagination can take even farther. If you ever get a chance to visit a bayou, take an airboat ride, pet an alligator and take lots of pictures! No one will believe you, if you don't.
CAJUN MAGIC Series coming out this year from Entangled Publishing. VOODOO ON THE BAYOU (Feb 2013), VOODOO FOR TWO (April 2013) and DEJA VOODOO ( Jun 2013)
Thanks for a fab guest post Elle, I would love to visit the bayou and take an airboat tour but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to touch an alligator - especially one one that is twelve feet long! I loved looking at your pictures though :o)
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