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'Voodoo Vision: New Orleans House of Spirits' Wins ☆☆☆☆☆ 5-Star Approval From Readers
‘Voodoo Vision: New Orleans House of Spirits’ newest book by Emily Hill, and a 2012 NaNoWriMo winner, shoots to a ranking in the top four-percent of Amazon’s eBook market within its first 48 hours of publication.
The author has received two 5-star reviews from readers who characterize the author as an 'enchantress' and the novel as 'evocative' and 'intriguing'. Visit Amazon Kindle US (http://www.amazon.com/
‘Voodoo Vision: New Orleans House of Spirits’ is a NaNoWriMo 2012 winning novel published by a team that includes the author as well as Linda Hope Lee, editor; and award-winning Kathi Humphries Design and New Media, contributing designer.
Ms. Hill completed her 59,500 word novel on 28 November 2012 and was among the fourteen-percent of authors participating NaNoWriMo's global competition who finished the competition successfully out of a global-entrant field of approximately 325,000 authors.
This is Ms. Hill’s second novel, and follows her 2010 title—also about a family living in The South; but which takes an entirely different perspective on the social issues of the 1800s. Her earlier work is entitled, ‘Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner’ and is available through Barnes & Noble, and on-line outlets, including Amazon.
‘Voodoo Vision: New Orleans House of Spirits’ seeks to explore issues surrounding the history of the Catholic Church in New Orleans, the Voodoo religion, slavery, and the roles of gender and class. The author has submitted the following synopsis of her novel:
1853 New Orleans ~ As the frenzied drumbeats of Voodoo ceremonies vibrate throughout the city, Victoria Calais, beautiful ingénue and resident of New Orleans' Garden District, is losing her vision. A Yellow Fever epidemic has just swept the city, leaving her parents and sister dead.
As she goes blind Victoria is visited by a poltergeist that terrorizes the family priest, Father Vivenzio, a frequent (an opportunistic)
To contain the poltergeist, Victoria is abducted by Father Vivenzio and imprisoned at St. Ann's Convent.
Unable to gain spiritual supremacy over the unworldly activity swirling through Corbeau Blanc; and at great personal expense to himself Father Vivenzio calls on Widow Paris, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, who is to identify the source of the supernatural activity thwarting the priest's attempts at controlling Victoria's estate.
The identity of Father Vivenzio's supernatural nemesis is revealed at Mardi Gras during a wild carriage race through the streets of New Orleans.
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To gain further exposure among her readers the author plans a Blog Hop to the blogs of three colleague-authors;