Death by the River

by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

on Tour October 1 – November 30, 2018


Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

A High School “American Psycho


Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.

And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.

The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The star quarterback of the football team. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.

He is also a psychopath.

A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.

As the victim toll mounts, it becomes crystal clear that someone has to stop Beau Devereaux.

And that someone will pay with their life.

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Thriller
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Number of Pages: 389
ISBN: 1944109145 (ISBN13: 9781944109141)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Tour Info:

Book Formats: ePub, mobi, Print (US and Canada)
Hosting Options: Review, Interview, Guest Post, Showcase
Giveaway: There will be a PICT Giveaway
More: According to the publisher Death by the River does not include: Excessive Strong Language, Explicit Sexual Scenes, or other trigger situations. It does contain Graphic Violence and Rape. PICT staff have not read this book, however and cannot give additional information.


Read an excerpt:

Crickets chirped and mist curled around him as Beau eased out of the crack in the wall to the cells. The chill in the air teased his sweaty skin, but the surge of power pounding through his blood was like liquid fire.

The rush consumed him. He knew in that instant he would find another victim, but his rational mind begged him to be careful.

Don’t get caught.

He chuckled. Besides the money, his father still had hefty political clout in Baton Rouge, thanks to his notorious grandfather and years of murky business dealings. The family name had spared him in the past from legal proceedings and institutions. It would again.

Heading toward the fountain across the grassy field, Beau considered his next night of fun. Before he reached the forgotten angel, a flash in the corner of his eye made him turn.

Amid the trees, crowding the edge of the property, something darted in and out. He could just make out a long, white hooded cloak, fluttering and billowing at the edge of the woods. Then it disappeared.

His heart rocketed to his throat. It can’t be!

All the stories he’d heard of the lady in white of The Abbey came rushing back at once, intensifying his panic.

Then he calmed. Someone had to be messing with him. It wasn’t the girl. Kelly had taken off, a bawling mess, across the field several minutes before and he’d heard the slam of the iron gate. He was alone. Unless … the guys had pulled a fast one on him.

But the guys don’t know about your room in the cells.

Beau cut across the grass, anxious to get to the iron gate and back to the party. Almost to the path, he glanced back over his shoulder to the patch of trees where he had seen the ghostly presence. Nothing was there.

It was just your imagination. Or was it?

He made it to the party at the beach, relieved to be back among people, but the incident with the ghost had eradicated his high.

He hungered for it to return but would have to wait.


Excerpt from Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor. Copyright © 2018 by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor. Reproduced with permission from Vesuvian Books. All rights reserved.


Alexandrea Weis:

Alexandrea Weis

Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi award-winning author of twenty-five novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight.

Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.

A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance.

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Lucas Astor:

Lucas Astor

Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.

He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.

Photography, making wine, and helping endangered species are just some of his interests. Lucas is an expert archer and enjoys jazz, blues, and classical music.

One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)


Tour Participants:

1. 10/01 Showcase @ tfaulcbookreviews
2. 10/02 Review @ Lynchburg Mama
3. 10/03 Showcase @ 411 on Books, Authors, and Publishing News
4. 10/04 Guest post @ Writers and Authors
5. 10/04 Showcase @ Bound 2 Escape
6. 10/05 Review @ 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
7. 10/08 Review @ Stacking My Book Shelves!
8. 10/09 Interview/showcase @ CMash Reads
9. 10/10 Review @ The World As I See It
10. 10/11 Interview @ BooksChatter
11. 10/12 Review @ everywhere and nowhere
12. 10/13 Showcase @ Oh Hey! Books.
13. 10/15 Guest post @ Quiet Fury Books
14. 10/16 Review @ Wall-to-wall books
15. 10/17 Guest post @ The Bibliovert
16. 10/18 Review @ FUONLYKNEW
17. 10/19 Showcase @ The Pulp and Mystery Shelf
18. 10/20 Review @ Cheryls Book Nook
19. 10/22 Review @ Sailor Girl Etc
20. 10/23 Review @ Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
21. 10/24 Review @ Buried Under Books
22. 10/25 Review @ Dont Judge, Read
23. 10/26 Guest post @ Crack A Book Cafe
24. 10/30 Guest post @ bless their hearts mom blog
25. 10/31 Guest post @ Dont Judge, Read
26. 11/01 Review @ bless their hearts mom blog
27. 11/02 Review @ Books Direct
28. 11/04 Review @ Syllables of Swathi
29. 11/05 Review @ Zooloo Book Blog
30. 11/12 Showcase @ The Bookworm Lodge
31. 11/21 Review @ JBronder Book Reviews
32. 11/28 Review @ A Room Without Books is Empty
33. 11/29 Review @ Brooke Blogs
34. 11/30 Showcase @ Teatime and Books


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