About Alexandrea Weis
Alexandrea Weis began writing at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen again and began her first novel To My Senses. Since that time she has writen several novels and sold two screenplays (White River and Blood Will Tell). Blood Will Tell is currently in pre-production with Buyer Group International. Her work has been critically acclaimed and is continually growing in popularity.
Her most recent book is Recovery, the second novel in the Nicci Beauvoir series which takes readers on a Big Easy thrill ride when a lover’s murder is solved and a spy with a bulletproof bravado quickens Nicci’s broken heart.
Alexandrea is also a permitted wildlife rehabber and works rescuing orphaned and injured animals. She recently has been working to aid oil soaked birds in the Gulf disaster.
You can visit Alexandrea’s website at www.alexandreaweis.com or connect with her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/alexandreaweis.com and Facebook at www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/To-My-Senses/113609858681394.
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Recovery is the sequel to my first book, To My Senses. It takes place two years after the main character, Nicci, has suffered the loss of her love, David Alexander. Nicci learns David was killed because of her. Someone from her past in New Orleans murdered David out of jealousy over Nicci. She teams up with a corporate spy, and former friend of David’s, to hunt down the killer in ravages of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
After Hurricane Katrina, I wanted to share my experiences with the after math of the storm with readers. Placing Recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans was important so that people could experience a little of what it was like for those of us from the city. I felt it was an important part of the story to show Nicci’s recovery from her grief beside the resurrecting city of New Orleans.
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
The success of the first book and the love so many readers had for the characters, prompted me to continue the story. There was no sequel to my first book, but I really enjoyed writing the characters so much, I wanted the fun to continue. So I sat down and wrote Recovery.
What cause are you most passionate about and why?
I am a permitted and certified wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and fisheries, so I can say that animals are my passion. Rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife gives me the greatest joy. I have a house filled with animals and get a lot in from concerned individuals who find orphaned and injured wildlife. When I am not writing, I am up to my elbows in all things furry. As I write this, I have an injured baby squirrel running around on me wanting to play. Needless to say, I am a big time multitasker.
What are you currently working on?
The next novel in the Nicci Beauvoir Series, Sacrifice. It picks up where the second book, Recovery, leaves off and will be out at the end of the year.
Do you have any advice for writers or readers?
Always continue writing and never give up. If you believe in yourself as a writer then others will follow. Any audience no matter how small is important .
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
I think this novel is definitely more character driven than many in the romantic suspense genre. Recovery is about post-Katrina New Orleans and about Nicci Beauvoir’s recovery from grief. Having followed the first book in the series, To My Senses, gives this book an intriguing love story as its basis. Blend in the quirky characters and the eclectic city in which it is based, and I think you have a highly original novel.
Recovery by Alexandrea Weis is the second novel in the wildly sexy series featuring the enigmatic Nicci Beauvoir. A thrilling read, this character-driven book boasts a whodunit mystery, sultry seductions, and an unforgettable cliffhanging twist. Once a darling of New Orleans society, Nicci pens a novel about her departed love, the artist David Alexander. While promoting her book in the Big Apple, she’s approached by David’s former boss, Simon La Roy, who has a theory about David’s death that devastates Nicci. She learns David’s murder may be linked to someone from her past. Enter Dallas August, an elite member of Simon’s organization of corporate spies prized for his ruthless ability to get the job done. Playing the part of Nicci’s lover, Dallas returns to Katrina-ravaged New Orleans with her to flush out the killer. But everything is not what is seems in the Big Easy, and soon the couple finds themselves trapped in a psychotic’s twisted game of revenge. As the danger grows, Nicci’s relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. On the run for their lives, Dallas and Nicci must confront their tormentor before it is too late. It’s a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything, but it is her only chance for finally revealing the identity of the murderer. Just as the truth behind David’s death is discovered, another more compelling mystery is unearthed. It’s an unexpected turn of events that rocks Nicci’s world.