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review 2018-06-18 10:00
4 STAR Release Day Review! A New Orleans Threesome (The Vampire, The Witch and the Werewolf #1) Louisa Bacio!
A New Orleans Threesome - Louisa Bacio



Haunted by paranormal abilities she can't control and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation. She enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack. The attraction is immediate and fierce.


There's only one problem.

Lily's a virgin. And whatever paranormal problem she's having is what has kept her that way. Every time she's tried to do the deed, something stops her.

Together, the trio encounters magic and unspeakable evil, and Trevor and Lawrence attempt to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse. Ultimately, to get the demon off her back, Lily's men will have to show her all the wicked ways the three of them can come together.


Warning: Read at your own risk. This book is filled to the brim with steamy m/m sex, a virgin who wants in on the action, and a c*ckblocking demon.


Whew! I just got back from a steamy and exciting visit to New Orleans, where I met Lily, Trevor and Lawrence. Picture this: A werewolf and a vampire, two very sexy males who provide lots of hot and steamy vibes all on their own, decide to rescue the damsel in distress, Lily who is having bit of a personal crisis, and invite her into their lives. With me so far, because that part is easy; all three are then caught up in some emotional turbulence and Trevor and Law have to decide if they want to mess with their relationship dynamic and Lily has to overcome some issues. Needless to say the romance part of this threesome starts off a bit rocky and heats up to blazing hot with some really hot sex scenes including mm, mmf, mfm scenes. The relationship is not the only thing that keeps readers glued to the pages, there is quite a bit of suspense and thrills added when the demon who haunts Lily nightmares turns out to be real in this steady to fast paced plot.


This visit to New Orleans turned out to be quite exciting as I kept up with this strong, captivating characters and since Louisa Bacio painted such vivid imagery, it was very easy for me to believe I was actually there. In fact the only thing wrong with this visit was when a couple of times during the dialogue, I felt as if I missed something, not sure what or why and it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book, so I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it re-releases.


A New Orleans Threesome


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40235798-a-new-orleans-threesome

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The 1st book in The Vampire, The Witch and the Werewolf series


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**Note: This series was previously published by Ravenous Publishing and this would have been the second book in the series according to previous publication.**


A New Orleans Threesome is availabe in print or ebook at:


Entangled - https://entangledpublishing.com/a-new-orleans-threesome.html


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC44QFG?tag=entangpublis-20&name=A%20New%20Orleans%20Threesome


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Louisa Bacio can be found at:


Website - http://louisabacio.com/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4353334.Louisa_Bacio


G+ - https://plus.google.com/103173560702402416915


Twitter - https://twitter.com/Louisabacio


Blog - http://www.louisabacio.blogspot.com/


Entangled Publishing - https://entangledpublishing.com/author/louisa-bacio


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Louisabacioauthor/


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BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/louisa-bacio/author,1855671





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review 2018-01-31 10:00
Release Day Review: Under the Blood Moon (Under the Moon #1) Tracie Provost
Under the Blood Moon - Tracie Provost



A supernatural war is brewing in New Orleans, threatening to expose the existence of vampires, werewolves, and Gatekeepers to the wider world . . .


Ritually staked and hidden for two hundred years, Juliette de Grammont, voodoo priestess and vampire, is found and revived. Just days after she is freed, still coping with a world she could never have imagined, she loses her sire and vampire coven in a fire. Confused and alone, Juliette seeks the help of the city's powerful Grand Master, but dark elements within the city are conspiring to topple that regime. Soon Juliette's struggle for survival places her in the middle of a supernatural war for control of the city.


Josh Bouchard, former Texas Ranger now vampire and coven lieutenant, is drawn into the conflict and appoints himself Juliette's protector over her objections. They must enlist the help of both the city's werewolf pack and the Gatekeepers - a shadowy group dedicated to keeping the paranormal world secret from humans - to forge a coalition to save New Orleans from the powers that seek to destroy it.


After traveling extensively with wanderlust struck parents, Tracie Provost settled down to small town life in rural Georgia. There she teaches history at a small university and writes to keep her cats in the luxury to which they have become accustomed.




The first book in the new ‘Under the Moon’ series by Tracie Provost starts off a bit on the slow side or so I thought, really it starts off with a series of small events that keep readers’ curiosity spiked and it draws them deeper into the magical New Orleans setting. The author did a great job of setting the scene and the background so it really sets the mood for the book, so the reader becomes engrossed in the book and even though it seems slow, the reader is completely hooked, it does pick up speed and then things get even better.


The strong, compelling characters grab the reader’s attention and refuse to let go as Juliette and Josh get to know one other through all the trials and tribulations of the story. The romance is on the sweet side and the book focuses more on the thrilling events of the plot than the romance throughout most of the book.


I said above that the story is a bit slow but really the plot is a steady to fast pace that keeps the reader glued to the pages as the events unfold building suspense and anticipation throughout with some unexpected twists that surprises readers as well as the characters.


Overall, at the beginning, I wasn’t sure that I was going to like the story, but it didn’t take long before I was completely caught up in the story, the author created a great paranormal story with a few unique qualities that makes her story stand out and I am now looking forward to reading the next book and finding out just how the series progresses.




Under the Blood Moon is the 1st book in the Under the Moon series.


Under the Blood Moon is available in print or ebook at:

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Tracie Provost can be found at:

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review 2016-11-06 18:41
Shots on the Bridge by Ronnie Greene
Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina - Ronnie Greene

Horrifying. Disturbing. Shameful. Criminal. Murderers. Five words I would use to describe a group of New Orleans police officers so out of control and above the law it's almost impossible to believe. Hurricane Katrina brought out the best in most and the worst in others. I don't care how unprepared, overwhelmed, and overworked the NOPD was for the devastation that Katrina left in her path, NO EXCUSE is ever going to convince me that the actions taken by these officers couldn't have been easily avoided. You had one job and it wasn't to kill innocent victims of natural disaster. I love New Orleans. It's a fabulous place with good, happy folk. This was painful to read. Heartbreaking.

*I was provided with a DRC from Edelweiss for review purposes. Opinions are my own. 







  The accused are found guilty.


The Danziger Bridge shootings were police shootings that took place on September 4, 2005, at the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Six days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, members of the New Orleans Police Department killed two civilians: 17-year-old James Brissette and 40-year-old Ronald Madison.


Danziger Bridge shootings - Wikipedia

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review 2016-08-16 04:17
LAGNIAPPE by Brian W. Smith
Lagniappe - a novella - Brian W. Smith
Four army buddies reunite in New Orleans.

After years of separation, a group of men gather for fun and catch up on old times. The guys have a great time but time has a way of changing some. All is not as it seems and no one will leave New Orleans the same as they arrived.

I was kind of worried when I reached the half way point and very little had transpired. I mean, as expected, the guys were having a great time but I was beginning to question my need to read further. However, things suddenly took an interesting turn and I found myself reading faster. Smith takes his sweet time building up the story. Once there, oh my! Really packs a punch to the gut. Worth the quick read.

FYI: The oyster's at Acme Oyster House AND Drago's really are that good. Always a must when in New Orleans.
 Charbroiled oysters at Drago's are better than good.


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review 2016-05-03 07:24
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital - Sheri Fink

"Someday," the letter writer warned, "the truth will be told".--anonymous writer, in response to an essay for Modern Healthcare written by Touro Infirmary CEO, Les Hirsch.


The writer called out Hirsch, who was explaining away actions taken by hospital staff during Hurricane Katrina. The anonymous writer questioned the moral judgement of nurses and doctor's who were entrusted to care for those patients that could not help themselves and who were completely dependent upon hospital employees for safe evacuation. 

"One of the nurses helping with the hospital evacuation came upon 16 bodies in your building. It was reported that numerous morphine vials were found littering the floor. One of these bodies was still alive and is currently receiving treatment in another hospital. Why were these patients left to die? Were they euthanized? How did you decide which ones to leave, based it on ability to pay? I find the actions of this hospital deplorable. No patient should be left to die or euthanized."


Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, the attorney general's office was contacted time and again with complaints about other hospitals and nursing homes in New Orleans. Accusations were flying and the allegations being reported were normally unheard of. However, all allegations had to be investigated. The worst was yet to come. 


Memorial Medical Center housed a "hospital within a hospital" on it's seventh floor. This leased space belonged to LifeCare, a specialized hospital that provided long term treatment to very sick patients, the majority of those elderly and many dependent on ventilators, a breathing apparatus for patients unable to breathe on their own. LifeCare had two other campuses in the surrounding area and it was decided, with Hurricane Katrina barreling towards New Orleans, that most would be transported to a safer location. The leased floor at Memorial seemed like the ideal place to bunker down.


New Orleans was under mandatory evacuation orders but this did not include hospitals. Katrina was expected to be a Category Five storm. Flooding was going to be a factor. Electricity would be lost. Backup generators would be rendered useless at ground level. Because of costly expenses, many of the local hospitals ignored suggestions to move back up power systems to higher elevations. Memorial Medical Center was in trouble. No one could have known what was to come. In the end, Dr. Anna Pou, and two nurses were criminally accused of ending the lives of the patients they cared for during the harrowing days after Hurricane Katrina wreaked it's havoc on a hospital that was all but forgotten and left to fend for itself. With no real hurricane disaster plans to follow, difficult decisions were made during an unimaginable time of crisis. Were those decisions right? Who gave the orders? 


"There were some patients there that, who were critically ill, and regardless of the storm were, uh, had the orders of Do Not Resuscitate, in other words that if they died to allow them to die naturally, and not to, um, use any heroic methods to resuscitate them." As she spoke, she nodded emphatically, as if to bring along her interviewer or her audience, or perhaps to convince herself. "We all did everything in our power to give the best treatment that we could to the patients in the hospital, to make them comfortable." -- Dr. Anna Pou


I remember Hurricane Katrina well. It was my parent's anniversary. At first, it looked like New Orleans would be ok. Then the levees broke. It was hard to believe, especially when the sun was shining, that one hundred miles seperated us from one of the biggest natural disasters to ever occur in the U.S. The scenes unfolding on television were beyond heartbreaking. The images were beyond comprehension. This cannot be happening. In America! All day long, we watched helplessly as Blackhawks and many other helicopters passed overhead, flying east to pluck survivors to safety. To dry ground. To Houston. To Lafayette. To Baton Rouge. We were dry and safe at my mom and dad's. The sun was shining. It wasn't even raining here. We soon began to worry about our relatives, my aunt and cousin, who lived on the west bank in Marrero. Cousins that lived on the east side of New Orleans. My beloved Granny that lived just south of New Orleans, in Houma, the city where I was born. What in the world was happening to our state? The Gulf Coast? It was in utter chaos. Still, we were here. We were safe. But over there, in a city I had lived and loved in, people were dying. People were drowning. Normal people were behaving like criminals, need and hunger forcing them to act out of character. It didn't look like the New Orleans I loved. It didn't even look like America. And, while all this devastation was going on, doctors and nurses were trying to do their best to save their patients. I remember being grateful that my daughter was no longer here on Earth. She had passed three years before Katrina. We practically lived in ICU at Children’s Hospital on Henry Clay Avenue. Were she alive, chances are, she and I would've been there. I love and miss my girl but there's no way I'd have wished her here to die like that or to suffer as they did in so many of the New Orleans hospitals. After reading this book, compiled of Fink's six year's of investigative reporting, I seriously question the choices of the staff at Memorial and LifeCare. As a doctor or nurse, you take an oath to heal and comfort. My daughter is a nurse. Her patients love and admire her. My daughter loves her job. She's compassionate, caring, attentive. I know in my heart that she would never abandon those in need, nor do I think she would have taken the easy way out and gone along with a decision that, in my opinion, lessoned the burden for a weary, fearful staff but was cruelly disguised as comfort care. Sheri Fink does an amazing job of fact finding, and interviewing those immediately involved. Fink doesn't sugarcoat the horror behind the broken glass windows at Memorial. It's a disturbing look at the breakdown of a hospital in crisis mode, when people stop caring about tomorrow because they want to survive today. Hopefully, for the future, Hurricane Katrina will have taught us all to be better prepared. I'm hoping that city leaders, government officials, and hospital executives have a clearer plan in place for natural disasters. The outcome could've been so different at Memorial and other area hospitals during Katrina had they taken proper precautions and learned from the first storm that flooded the newly built hospital in 1926. They had 90 years to prepare for a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina. Ninety years!! Apparently, millions of dollars can appear to cost more than the lives of the elderly, the disabled, DNR's, and innocent infants. Fink's book is an eye-opener and very compelling. 




Sheri Fink is a New York Times correspondent. She and her colleagues were recognized with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on the West Africa Eola crisis. Her story "The Deadly Choices at Memorial", co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine, received a 2010 Pulitzer Prize and a National Magazine Award. Sheri Fink can be found on Twitter @sherifink and Facebook at sherifinkbooks. Visit her website at www.sherifink.net.


*Many thanks to Blogging For Books for sending me a copy of this book for review. Opinions are my own. Quotes are from book.


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