BLOG TOUR: Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor - Interview & Giveaway

Hello, and WELCOME to my stop on the Death by the River Blog Tour! I was SO honoured when I got picked to be on this blog tour and to do an interview with Alexandrea Weis, hosted by the amazing Jean Book Nerd. Scroll down for my interview and an International Giveaway!
Title: Death by the River
Author: Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor
Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone
I Got A Copy Through: Jean Book Nerd (THANK YOU!)
Blurb Description: Some truths are better kept secret. 
Some secrets are better off dead. 
Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux. 
The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch. 
He is also a psychopath. 
A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize. 
As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux. 
And that someone will pay with their life.
WARNING: Readers of Death by the River will encounter situations of violence and sexual abuse which could be upsetting.
Abandon hope all ye who enter here ...

1)      Can you tell us a little about what inspired you to write Death By The River?  
Death by the River
was a collaboration with Lucas Astor who came up with the story. I added to the setting, developed the characters, and helped bring his vision to life.

2) What was it like, writing a book together? Were there certain characters that one of you wrote or did it work on a chapter by chapter basis?
It's so intriguing to understand more about the collaboration process and my readers and I would love to know.  Lucas had written the story out, but I developed  it. I added a new setting, reworked scenes, built characters, plus added more background and the psychological components.

3) What was your favourite scene to write in Death by the River?
The scenes between Gage and Beau. The underpinnings of their relationship is an integral part of the story.

4) If you could give one piece of advice to your main characters, what would it be?
To Dawn, open your eyes and pay more attention. Whoever you date should be someone that lifts you and doesn’t bring you down. Find a man who brings out your best.

5) Tell us what five of your favourite books of 2018 have been so far:
My agent keeps me too busy to read lately, but ISAN by Mary Ting, Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch, and It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington. The latter two were finalists for a Dragon Award in separate categories (Horror and Sci-fi), up against authors such as Stephen King and Andy Weir.

6) What are three of the most underrated books in all time, in your opinion?

Anything by Ian Fleming. Yes, the James Bond author. His books are a study in suspense.
 The Sun Also Rises Ernest by Hemingway
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi award-winning author of over twenty-five novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance.

Lucas Astor, Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central
America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight. He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche.

Weis and Astor’s first collaboration was the multi-award-winning Magnus Blackwell Series.

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