Sugar Roux Voodoo

Katalina Leon
Sugar Roux Voodoo
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Ellora's Cave
Release Date
April 2011
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

New Orleans, 1834.

Lark La Beau is a green-eyed beauty and respected beneficent voodoo priestess with the sometimes uncooperative gift of clairvoyance. Captain Valcour Curry is a debonair, larger-than-life buccaneer with ambition to burn and a taste for fine things. Following a whirlwind romance with Lark, he disappears at sea, leaving Lark with a riverboat and a child to rear—alone.

A guilty act of piracy causes Valcour to fall victim to a shapeshifting magician who practices the dark art of soul-swapping. For five years Valcour has been enslaved as an emotionless zombie with no memory of his loved ones or past. From dusk to dawn he is cursed to toil in the cane fields while the evil magician uses his soul to lure women and have his brutal way with them.

Lark will risk hell and journey to the oppressive Broken Oak Plantation to break the curse. It's a terrifying place. Her only tools to call Valcour's lost soul back to life are voodoo and the sensual power of love.

Book Review by Mel
Jul 19, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
28 people found the following review helpful
SUGAR ROUX VOODOO is a pleasant read. The premise of the story is immediately enticing.

This book takes place in 1834 New Orleans and follows a voodoo priestess named Lark La Beau. Lark was orphaned at a young age and taken in by a beneficent voodoo woman Mathilde. Together they helped the inhabitants of the French quarter with their less than conventional ways. That is, until one day, Lark meets Captain Valcour Curry. Valcour and Lark fall hard and fast. But Valcour vanishes without a trace.

Five years later, Lark is doing a reading for a woman who is questioning the intentions of her new suitor, a suitor who sounds uncannily like a man Lark once loved. Lark is convinced that this could not be the man she loved as he is described as being seductive, but cruel. With the help of Valcour's quartermaster, Lark learns of a dark magician who enslaves his victims and "borrows" their souls. Lark elects to retrieve the only man she's ever loved, but will she be in time?

SUGAR ROUX VOODOO is an enjoyable story. The dialogue was occasionally a bit trite, but not enough to overcome the plot, which is the best part of the book. The author does a wonderful job of describing the characters surroundings, in very vivid detail. The beginning and middle of the book have a great set up and you want to know what is going to happen next. However, the end was a little lackluster as everything was wrapped up so quickly that the reader is left with a sense of "wait, what?"

All in all though, an intriguing story.
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