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Friday, September 2, 2016

Lori Beasley Bradley Spotlight!

About the Author: 81bvGmYcIHL._SX150_.jpgLori Beasley Bradley was born in 1958 in Benton, IL, a small town in southern Illinois. Her mother was from that area and her father from Alabama. She has a great love for the South and has traveled extensively and studied the histories of most of those states. Her book, The Legend of the Swamp Witch takes place in southern Louisiana one of her favorite destinations. She is currently working on her second novel about a Kentucky girl who finds herself practicing prostitution in the Old West after the Civil War. Book 1 of The Soiled Dove Sagas, The Ruby Queen, was published in February 2015. Book 2, The Queen of the Cow Towns will be available later in 2015. The Soiled Doves Saga:
51115MUrlLL._AC_US200_.jpgWarning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. Ranges from MF to Multiple partners scenes. Continuation storyline. In book one of Soiled Dove: The Ruby Queen is the story of young Mattie Wallace, who must make a living on her own in 1870. She meets a woman who shows her a way. Two women from different upbringings become friends in a time when the strength of a person’s will was the only thing that kept them going. Betrayal, heartbreak, and shunned, Mattie works to find her place in a time when men set all the rules.

51wSj2xsjSL._AC_US200_.jpgWarning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF. In book two of the Soiled Dove Sagas: Roxie learns that love is not enough to survive the bitter winters in the mountains, when it costs her everything she holds dear. With Mattie’s help, she moves forward, putting her life back together, piece by piece. As times change around them, she and Mattie continue to survive the only way they know how—together. But just as Roxie settles back into her life in the Trade, her past returns, opening wounds she doesn’t know how to close. Losing her heart once almost broke her. Will she be strong enough to keep it from happening again? Or has the path she chose to take in life left her doomed only to have happiness in her reach, then taken away by the callousness others? Join in the journey as two women brought together by circumstances learn to survive in a time when everyday life was a trial even for the fittest.

Southern Gothic Paranormal Books:
51rDrzfYJTL.jpgRaquel Clairvoux is taken through he history of her family and her relationship to a distant aunt the legendary Swamp Witch Angelique Clairvoux, a mullato girl born in the swamps of southern Louisiana and raised by her grandmother in the ways of Voodoo that she learned on the island of Martinique. Raquel learns the history of the region and culture of the original Creole people of Louisiana and her family. When slave catchers came into St Martinsville to collect undocumented people of color Angelique was attacked and mortally wounded flees into the swamp with her life savings she calls on the Spirits to guard her and her savings. Raquel then learns about the men who men over the next century and a half try to find Angelique's treasure and how they trigger the curse that finally brings them down. She is taken through the history and evolution of a unique culture and historic area of the country and must decide how she and her family fit in there now. While this is a story of pure fiction the author did exhaustive research of the area covering the years between 1712 and the present. The town of St Martinsville is an actual town in St Martin Parish, Louisiana and the Bayou Tesche is located there. St Martinsville was a town that was open to free people of color during the time of slavery and is considered to be the Creole capital of the United States. This book is a work of fiction that mixes historic fact and culture to transport the reader through decades of drama in an evolving southern Louisiana.

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Dalton La Pierre is an innocent who finds himself caught in the middle of fight between two covens. When one witch places the Loup-garou curse on him, he turns to another coven for help. Julia DuBois and her coven work to reverse the curse for her love interest before he doomed to change into a wolf-beast with every full moon. While she searches the Louisiana bayou for the necessary ingredients, her friends and family are attacked and Julia suffers a terrible loss, one she must set aside if she is to help Dalton. The DuBois coven is pushed to the very witching hour by the wicked Althea Rubidoux and her Coven. Will the DuBois be able to save Dalton and bring Althea to justice for breaking High Council Law? Can love overcome the curse of the Loup-garou?

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An old curse is broken, unleashing an evil back into the world, leaving a man in black to haunt the Louisiana bayou. There are no clues for the modern police and forensics is non-existent. The only thing left behind are the rising number of bodies. One young witch has the ability to see him—the problem is—he can see her too.

51gZC67CTCL._AC_US200_.jpgSilas Tremball was a murderer in life. He was killed by Angelique Clairvoux's curse on the Bayou Tesche in 1867, but the curse has been lifted and Silas is free once more. Travis Maitre is a detective with the St. Martin's Parish Police Department and he's been tasked with solving the string of horrible murders. Kelly DuBois, a medium, steps in to assist with his investigation and they put their heads together to ferret out the killer. Kelly soon detects an ominous presence. Travis is a skeptic, but after Kelly studies some family Maitre family history he realizes his killer could very well be from another time.

Contemporary Romance:
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Ivy finds herself questioning where her life is headed. She’s been with the same man for a year but he seems to be in no rush to move forward. She wants more and is not sure if he will be able to give it to her. When circumstances bring Ivy to a place in her life that allows her to do for herself, it also brings a new man, leaving her struggling with what she knows or taking a chance on something new. How often do we say the words 'I promise'? How many times do we really mean those words? Are they hollow words ... our Promises? Ivy, at her mature age, never imagined how destructive promises could be. But when she does, she finds that with the right man, promises lead to a life and love she’s waited a lifetime for, showing that no matter your age, love and living life could be just a chance meeting away.

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