Friday, July 27, 2012

6 Favorite Things About New Orleans By Louisa Bacio

6 Favorite Things About New Orleans

By Louisa Bacio

Long before I’d visited New Orleans, something called out to me. Rich with historical depth, the city lures in visitors, who sometimes never want to leave. Easily, I could see myself living there, or at least taking an extended stay.

In a few weeks, I’ll be headed to New Orleans once again, for the Authors After Dark conference, and I’ve been thinking about a few of my favorite activities.

1) Cemetery/Ghost Tours – Not only do you learn a lot about the city while walking through it, I also met many others with similar interests. As an author, it’s also a wealth-bed of inspiration.

2) The Food – Books upon books have been written on the foodie treats of the Big Easy. My husband visited often when he was in the military, and before we went I asked if we needed reservations. He laughed. The food is good just about anywhere, and he was right. Walk in off the street, and your tastebuds will agree.

3) Emeril’s – Forget what hubby said. If you want to get into some of the “hot” places, you NEED reservations. I highly suggest Emeril’s, even if it’s for lunch or appetizers.

4) Pirate’s Alley Café & Absinthe House – Featured in my m/m erotic paranormal The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas, this cozy eclectic bar is located in the heart of the French Quarter, and attracts a combination of locals and tourists. I recommended this destination to my aunt earlier this year, and it ended up being their favorite regular stop. They went beyond me, and started their mornings off with Bloody Marys.

5) The Fleur de Lis – Once you start looking, you’ll see this icon just about everywhere. Two of my favorite colors are purple and black, and it’s even more amazing the abundance of available products. I’ve purchased everything from an ice cream scoop to a henna tattoo. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also the logo of the New Orleans Saints football team.

6) Kitchen Witch Cookbooks – This niche store on Toulouse Street seems cluttered at first glance, but keep looking and you’ll find some mighty treasures. Everyone I’ve ever talked to within Kitchen Witch has been warm and welcoming. Ask a question, and you’ll get a story. I highly recommend that you bring home a bottle of their mixed spice blend. You’ll be adding it to everything from chili to Mexican food. Seriously, I tuck multiple jars into my luggage, and have even ordered more for holiday gifts.

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A Threesome Wedding Adventure
Book 3

genre: paranormal erotica, menage m/m/f

By Louisa Bacio

Planning a wedding can be stressful and crazy-making.  Planning three weddings at the same time? That’s insanity. While The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf embark on a nuptial excursion, Silver & Nick hold down the home fortress in New Orleans.

And as if everyone doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Voodoo King comes calling with a magic elixir that diminishes sexual inhibitions and an eerie quiet spreads across the French Quarter. Life as they know it may never be the same.

The threesome is forced to put off honeymoon bliss in order to banish the demons of their past, and embrace the uncertainty of the future.

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The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: Chains of Silver
Book 2
By Louisa Bacio
Genre: Paranormal erotica

Adopted at birth, Silver Ashe discovers her blood-brother Trevor Pack is a werewolf, with a vampire and witch for lovers. All her teachings about the evils of the paranormal Others come into question. She runs to a family friend, Nick, for help.

Nick Stake takes his hobby as a vampire hunter personally. He strives to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers. When his best friend’s “kid” sister comes to him for advice, Nick discovers Silver’s more than grown up. He battles his growing desire for Silver and blindly holds true to his convictions.

Once Silver reaches her sexual maturity, she’ll inherit her full genetic heritage and turn into a werewolf. When death comes calling, Silver and Nick must face their darkest fears in order to break free from the chains that bind.

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome
Book 1
By Louisa Bacio
Genre: Paranormal erotica

Haunted by paranormal abilities that 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.

In the French Quarter, Lily dives into the paranormal world and enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack.

As the trio encounters ghosts, voodoo and unspeakable evil, will Trevor and Lawrence be able to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse? And when Lily discovers that she needs to lose her virginity in order to embrace her powers and get the demon off her back, will the twosome be able to survive as a threesome?

About Louisa Bacio

Louisa Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family.

Bacio’s work includes the Sex University series, with her debut novel Physical Education and the follow-up All-Girls Academy. Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. Other short stories can be found in the Seducing the Myth anthology, and Rekindled: An Anthology of Reunited Lovers.

In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.

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Louisa Bacio said...

Thanks for hosting today, Roxanne. Did I catch your attention on anything?