This fun paranormal romance story gives the flavor of life on the bayou even as it explores the mystical influence of voodoo which can radically change lives. The surprising effects of Voodoo queen Madame LeBieu’s interference make another great tale as more of the Boyette clan is introduced. The poignant relationship involving Sport, the danger surrounding the care of the semi-cooperative key witness and the complications of Alex’s dating life combine to make this an entertaining read. The imaginative elements showcase this author’s dexterity at combining humor and mysticism and I greatly enjoyed the glimpses of all of the Boyettes as well as the opportunity to see what was going on in the lives of characters from the previous two novels in the series. I look forward to seeing how Calliope’s issues are resolved and thought this story provided a wonderfully zany read that requires a suspension of disbelief and a willingness to be entertained by this delightfully implausible tale.
“Deja Voodoo” by Elle James is the third novel in the entertaining ‘Cajun Magic’ series and returns the reader to picturesque Bayou Miste. Edouard (Ed) Francois Marceau is working undercover and attempting to keep a key witness under protective custody. His partner, Ben Boyette, hasn’t quite informed Ed that he has 18 siblings in all, including Alexandra (Alex) Belle Boyette, who has helped raise her 8 younger siblings. Lucie LeBieu Boyette gifts Alex with a voodoo bag which turns her world upside down and complicates her attraction to the reticent Ed. A dog named Sport figures significantly in Alex and her friend Calliope’s lives in an unexpected manner as many of the residents of Bayou MIste become embroiled in Ed’s case even as he struggles to decide what he wants out of life.
A little magic goes a long way…Alexandra Belle Boyette is closing in on the big 3-0 and her mama has made it her mission to marry her off. In the tiny parish of Bayou Miste, deep in the Louisiana swamps, finding suitable hubby material can be a challenge—and Alex would rather not rely on magical spells to do the trick. But there is a sexy new man in town who might fit the bill... Ed Marceaux is in Bayou Miste to safeguard a key witness to a Louisiana Mafia murder. He must keep an eye out for suspicious characters—but the place seems to be full of them! What could be stranger than a woman dressed in a sexy nightgown chasing a naked man down the street? The enchantingly gorgeous Alex Boyette certainly makes it worth his while to find out… Add a Voodoo spell gone wrong, and voila! madness—and love—ensues.