I’m thrilled to be taking part in The Quarter Storm Book Tour, hosted by Jean Book Nerd Tours. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
The Quarter Storm
By Veronica G. Henry
BIPOC Dark Fantasy/Mystery
Paperback ~ Kindle ~ Audiobook
A practitioner of Vodou must test the boundaries of her powers to solve a ritual murder in New Orleans and protect everything she holds sacred.
Haitian-American Vodou priestess Mambo Reina Dumond runs a healing practice from her New Orleans home. Gifted with water magic since she was a child, Reina is devoted to the benevolent traditions of her ancestors.
After a ritual slaying in the French Quarter, police arrest a fellow vodouisant. Detective Roman Frost, Reina’s ex-boyfriend―a fierce nonbeliever―is eager to tie the crime, and half a dozen others, to the Vodou practitioners of New Orleans. Reina resolves to find the real killer and defend the Vodou practice and customs, but the motives behind the murder are deeper and darker than she imagines.
As Reina delves into the city’s shadows, she untangles more than just the truth behind a devious crime. It’s a conspiracy. As a killer wields dangerous magic to thwart Reina’s investigation, she must tap into the strength of her own power and faith to solve a mystery that threatens to destroy her entire way of life.
When I seen the author was Veronica Henry, I knew it would be a good read. After reading Bacchanal, I fell in love with her dark fantasy vibe – which The Quarter Storm definitely possesses. We follow Reina, a Vodou priestess who was born with magic as she tries to solve a murder. Her ex, Roman is a detective bent on pinning the murder to the Vodou practitioners. Can Reina find the real killer before Roman arrests more innocent people?
Set in New Orleans, Veronica does an amazing job at capturing the essence of all things from that area. The magic systems throughout the book are fun and flow beautifully with the rest of the story. The characters are well fleshed out and the plot is unique. The pacing is steady without any dull moments.
About The Author
Veronica Henry was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has been a bit of a rolling stone ever since. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise Workshop and a member of SFWA.
Veronica is proud to be of Sierra Leonean ancestry and counts her trip home as the most important of her life. She now writes from North Carolina, where she eschews rollerballs for fountain pens and fine paper. Other untreated addictions include chocolate and cupcakes.
Veronica’s debut novel, Bacchanal, is out now and available at bookstores and libraries everywhere.
Giveaway is open to International.
Must be 13+ to Enter
3 Winners will receive a Copy of THE QUARTER STORM by Veronica G. Henry.
1 Winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card.
ENDS: APRIL 18, 2022
Huge thanks to Jean Book Nerd Tours, 47NORTH and Veronica for my gifted copy. Grab yours below!
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