Barnes and Noble – Metairie, LA

River of Ashes, St. Benedict Book 1 SigningAlexandrea WeisSaturday, October 29th, 2-4PMBarnes & Noble3721 Veterans BoulevardMetairie, LA 70002

Bram Stoker Awards Consideration

Dear HWA Members, This is a one-time e-mail being sent in accordance with the Bram Stoker Awards® Etiquette Rules to offer you a copy of River of Ashes (87,000 words, Aug 2, 2022, Vesuvian Books). “Uncomfortably brutal.” ~KirkusSome truths are better kept secret.Some secrets are better off dead. ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER, sits the abandoned St. Francis … Read More

A Twisted Tale You Won’t Soon Forget

One of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books in Mysteries & Thrillers, River of Ashes is a Southern Gothic psychological thriller that is as unsettling as it is unforgettable. The story centers around the sleepy town of St. Benedict, Louisiana, situated along the Bogue Falaya River. On the weekends, the local high school students hang out at the river by an abandoned abbey. where … Read More

Fangirl Book Reviews: Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into

“RIVER OF ASHES” (ST. BENEDICT #1)BY ALEXANDREA WEIS AND LUCAS ASTORReview by Lindy RyanRelease Date: August 2, 2022 Publisher: Vesuvian Books Content warnings: rape, violence, bullying, and a psychopath’s POV.  Inspired in part by true events, River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor is the first book in an adult series debut that follows a pair of twin sisters who unintentionally … Read More

Best Magazine Feature

Best Magazine — Issue 35Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor Vesuvian Books – £8.99A twisty, page-turning thriller that addresses strong social issues and dark family secrets. Filled with tension and Southern Gothic vibes, plus a terrifying bad guy in the form of psychopathic Beau, this is a strong start to a new series.Download Here

Twisted Retreat Horror Subscription Box Launches October

Melanie McKnight of Unplugged Book Box is launching her next passion project this Fall with Twisted Retreat, a monthly subscription box of horror and oddities for the twisted soul. Each month will be a retreat into the world of all things that go bump in the night. Boxes will contain a newly released horror title with an exclusive cover and … Read More

Exclusive Interview: Alexandrea Weis Gets Under Your Skin With “River of Ashes”

By Lindy RyanHistory, haunts, and horror. Growing up the daughter of a filmmaker in New Orleans’s famous French Quarter, novelist Alexandrea Weis has seen it all—and she’s brought it all in her new novel RIVER OF ASHES, co-written with Lucas Astor. Currently in development for a television series, RIVER OF ASHES is the first in a new series that follows a pair of twin sisters … Read More

Ten Twisted Reads to Chill You This Fall

By Lindy RyanRIVER OF ASHES by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor (Vesuvian Books, 02 August 2022) Award-winning writing duo Weis and Astor are back with another cinematic, soapy, Southern Gothic that proves once again, things – and people – aren’t always what they seem, no matter how charming they appear. A handsome psychopath and long-held secrets unravel an idyllic river … Read More

The Big Thrill Review

River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas by Austin CamachoIf your tastes run to psychological thrillers filled with chills, plot twists, and rising body counts, you’ll want to pick up RIVER OF ASHES from Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor. This novel shows us that an idyllic Louisiana river town can harbor dark secrets. The story revolves around Beau Devereaux, … Read More

Put These 12 Summer Reads in Your Beach Bag

With summer right around the corner, there is no better time to start thinking about heading to the nearest beach for some fun in the surf and sand. But before you finish packing your beach bag, you’ll need a great book or two for company while lounging in your chaise. So settle in, grab a Mai Tai, and get lost … Read More