Author: Morgan Summerfield
Heroine: Adrean Bodree
I am pleased to introduce you to Adrean Bodree from Blood and Magnolias. In the beginning of the story Adrean finds herself in an untenable relationship that was, unbeknownst to her, a sham from the start. Standing on the edge of a divorce, that her husband has no intention of granting, she is befriended by two very seductive and charming ‘playmates’ filled with ulterior motives.
After six years of suppression, under the guise of necessity orchestrated by her husband, the real Adrean—a tenacious, steadfast, smart, and playful woman--is set free by these two false friends. The plot to use her stays well hidden and seems to be headed toward fruition, until Adrean’s determination puts her on a path of discovery.
While Adrean is a beautiful woman, her true beauty lies in her faith of self. At no time does she compromise the core of who she is, despite pressure to do so. She is intolerant of bias and prejudice, loyal to those she believes are worthy, and passionate about truth. If my ship was sinking and I had to choose lifeboat companions, I would want Adrean with me.
The setting of Blood and Magnolias is Louisiana and the genre assigned is Southern Gothic. However, it is not about Vampires. It is filled with mystery, suspense, and the eeriness of dark nights, shifting winds, and moss heavy in the trees.
Steamy passion, ruthless action, and unthinkable betrayal mix with the landscape of Louisiana, bayous, marshes, Cajuns, Creoles, and Voodoo to create a modern Southern Gothic tale that provokes reaction and quickens the pulse.
Blood and Magnolias is rife with secrets, treacherous behaviors, and obsessive desires. Breach the cover and brave the tumultuous waves of an emotional sea that makes Adrean Bodree an easy target for the wealthy Melville family. Perch upon the crest and take a deep breath as Adrean is plunged into the trough and dragged below the surface by the undertow of a malicious seduction.
Some of the waters are very dark, but there is no turning back once the journey is begun. Are you brave enough to embark on this voyage? Not for the timid.
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