Series: A Corde Noire Novel
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Dark Erotica
Published: February 22, 2016
Dark Perception by Alexandra Weiss is a mysterious read with a hint of supernatural set in historical downtown New Orleans. I am not a fan of supernatural usually, but in this story, the author completely had me glued to the pages. The story is told in Melinda’s POV. I want to say that this story had me to stumped, there are two male characters in this story that I just did not trust, Jack and Nathan, which kept me twisted up.
Melinda is a unique character and I have mixed feelings towards her. She is musically talented and also physic, but she makes poor decision when it comes to men. I mean can’t you see that coming? She is an interesting character and difficult in her own way. She wants to be self-sufficient, self-confident and find a job that will cover just the basics to get by. She does not tell people their future for her self-righteous gain but to help them out. She has two best friends Ellie and Jack of which Jack is really in love with her.
So, in walks Nathan into her life wanting to give her a job as his own personal physic. Strange right? Immediately, Jack thinks there is something wrong with Nathan’s need to hire, Melinda. There was a connection between Jack and Melinda, one that she chose to ignore but was very much present throughout the story. Despite the warnings from Jack, Melinda goes in into a business arrangement with Nathan. One that will require more than she bargained for.
You know how your mother always tells you to beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, well that is how I saw Nathan. He was way too perfect. Red flags and warning bells were going off start from the start. Nathan has a dark side and for seem reason Melinda was drawn to it. The longer she was in his presence the more he dragged her into his world. The more Melinda starts to spend time with Nathan and the high society of New Orleans, she starts to learn about the many secrets they keep. Jack and Nathan are keeping huge secrets from her as well. Secrets that will have her second guessing everything she thought she knew. This story has some serious twist and turns, add some ghosts and yeah nothing at all is what it seems.
I really adored the relationship between Ellie, Jack and Melinda. I found it to be realistic, funny and engaging. The characters and plot are well written and had me very emotionally invested in the story, I was even nervous at the mention of the ghosts. The way the author describes the atmosphere around Melinda when there is a supernatural presence around her was very well documented. When I was reading the story, I knew something was going to go wrong. I was not sure who really was the bad guy but as the story played out and I saw it unfold I felt helpless. If you like a good mystery with a twist this is the book for you.
From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen once again and began her first novel, To My Senses. Since that time she has published many novels. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. Her work has been critically acclaimed and has been continually growing in popularity.
Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New Orleans.