Character Interview by Elle James + Giveaway

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Please give a warm welcome to Elle James, who is back to Book Lovers Inc. to celebrate the release of Voodoo for Two, the second novel in her Cajun Magic series! And she has brought you a special treat: a character interview with the heroine, Lucie Lebieu! So read on to learn more about Lucie and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end. 😉 

Interview with Lucie LeBieu
by Elle James

At the Raccoon Saloon, Lucie is working as a waitress in a bar full of rowdy Cajuns.

Male Reporter: Do you have time to answer a few questions, Ms. LeBieu?

Lucie: (settling onto a bar stool) If you make it fast and not too personal.

Reporter: As the granddaughter of the infamous Madam LeBieu, how much hands-on experience do you have with the art of Voodoo?

Lucie: Gran LeBieu has been after me to learn the trade, but it’s not something I particularly believe in or have had an interest in learning. (Looking down at her shoes) Until recently. I’m sure it’s not that difficult. She’s got a spell book at her house in the bayou. It’s nothing more than reading the directions… Easy peasy.

Reporter: Rumor has it you used Voodoo to cast a spell on a local politician?

Lucie: (glances away) I don’t know what you’re talking about. Next question.

Reporter: Have you ever concocted a love potion?

Lucie: (face turns red) Of course not. Love should be something from the heart not a potion. (fidgeting in her chair)

Reporter: Is there any truth to the rumor you grandmother can turn men into frogs?

Lucie: (smilingly relieved) Now don’t you go believing everything you hear. Voodoo is like a healing art. It’s not a form of punishment.

Reporter: Then how to you explain Voodoo Dolls?

Lucie: (softly snorts) A gimmick cooked up by marketers. They don’t really work. Wanna test that theory? (pulls out a doll and long pin from behind the bar) Give me a strand of your hair.

Reporter: (Plucking strand, hands to Lucie) Are you sure it doesn’t work? That’s a really big needle you have there.

Lucie: (grinning as she lays the reporter’s hair across the doll) Relaxxxx. Now watch carefully as I poke this pin into the doll. (pokes doll in the hand)

Reporter: Ouch! (curls hand into a fist) I felt that.

Lucie: (holds pin over the doll’s crotch) Anymore questions?

Reporter: (eyes rounded, sweat popping out on his forehead, shakes head) Not from me. Thank you for your time. Mind if I have my hair back?

Lucie: Not at all. (whispers: Silly man)

 

Meet Lucie LeBieu in VOODOO FOR TWO, Book #2 of the CAJUN MAGIC series available from Entangled Publishing.

Voodoo for Two by Elle James

Book #2 in the Cajun Magic series

Be careful what you wish for…

Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin’ cop or breaks another man’s heart.

Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie’s life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he’s the one who’s falling hard for the irresistible bayou temptress.

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ElleElle James spent twenty years in South Central Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, retired Army and Air Force Reservist, she’s proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats or laughing out loud. Now, living in northwest Arkansas, she’s given up wrangling cattle and exotic birds to wrangle her muses, a malti-poo and a yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow skiing, boating, or riding her four-wheeler, dreaming up new stories.

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About Stella


Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn’t live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Lori Meehan May 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

    That was a fabulous interview. Lol. I loved it. I can’t wit to read this book.

  • LorettaLynn May 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Great ppost 🙂 I enjoyed reading it.. I can’t wait to read these!

  • Diane May 10, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Funny!!! Anyone one else have doubts?

  • Elle James Author May 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Lori, Glad you enjoyed reading Lucie’s interview. She’s got her hands full in this wild adventure. You’ll see!

  • Elle James Author May 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

    LorettaLynn, Thanks for the kind words. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoyed writing them!

  • Elle James Author May 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Diane, Hehehe! Wait for Book #3 DEJA VOODOO. All three books have humor, passion and suspense. And really hot covers!

  • laurie g May 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    that was a fabulous interview. Lol. I loved it. I can’t wit to read this book.

  • Tammy S. May 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for the great interview Elle. I love your books and can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  • Aretha zhen May 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

    That is a fabulous interview !:). What has inspires you to write this story ?

  • jennifer mathis May 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

    great interview and a very interesting way to avoid questions you dont want to answer

  • Beth H. May 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

    This series sounds really good! I’ve added it to my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing!

  • martha lawson May 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Great interview! These are on my wish list. Can’t wait to read these. I love reading about cajuns, magic, new orleans.

  • Ear;ene Gillespie May 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I like to read books that have humor in them. Somtimes life is difficult and it’s nice to be able to laugh at the antics of characters in the books we read. Can’t wait to read the story.

  • Jane May 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I like Lucie already. Love the way she handled the reporter.

  • Elle James Author May 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Tammy! Glad you like my books!

    Aretha, a good research trip can help get the creative juices flowing. Louisiana is a fun place to go. Try an air boat ride!

    Jennifer, bwahahaha! I know Lucie has her ways!

    Beth, If your TBR is like mine. Coooweee!

    Martha, nothing like Cajun food, cajun music, voodoo and New Orleans!

    Earlene – I agree. I need humor. Laughter truly is the best medicine!

    Jane – and to think Lucie is the Nicer twin….hehehe

  • Rosemary K May 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    That Lucy! She’s full of spunk. Elle James knows how to create unforgettable characters. A really fun story.

  • Elle James Author May 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Stella and all the lovely readers at BookloversInc, thank you for hosting me today!

  • Louise May 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Looking forward to reading this one!

  • Barrie May 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    What draws you to Cajuns? Sounds like great summer reads!

  • ELF May 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I enjoy the nice flavor you provide in these books, it ALMOST makes me want to visit the area but I can’t say I am thrilled at the idea of alligators! Good luck with the release, and thanks for leading me to a new blog to explore.

  • Chelsea B. May 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Very fun! This series sounds like a blast. Thanks for the contest!

  • eli yanti May 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Congrts on the new release

  • Veronica May 12, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Bahahaha! The ending of the interview was hilarious! Would love to read more about Lucie!

  • Rhianna May 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Bah! I really wanna read this series. I need a clone who can help me read all the books that catch my fancy. 😀

  • Diane Sallans May 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve always been a bit fascinated with stories set in a bayou – they seem so mysterious!

  • Maria S May 23, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Great Interview! Sounds like a very interesting book!

  • evening-green May 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for the refreshing interview, the heroine seems fun ^^

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