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EVIL HAS A FACE Someone is taking the children of New Orleans. For the last eight months on the night of the full moon there has been an abduction. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl. The kidnapper does not play favorites. PRAY In this prequel to Spirits Among Us, nineteen year-old Jon-Luc Boudreaux is trying to manEVIL HAS A FACE Someone is taking the children of New Orleans. For the last eight months on the night of the full moon there has been an abduction. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl. The kidnapper does not play favorites. PRAY In this prequel to Spirits Among Us, nineteen year-old Jon-Luc Boudreaux is trying to manage his gift. He’s a psychic medium, in other words he sees the dead. They appear to him like living breathing people. At times it’s hard to know the difference. One night he is visited by the ghost of a young girl named Charlotte. Her message is simple; Save the children. THAT EVIL Jon-Luc has no idea how to do that. He’s not a cop. He knows nothing about finding missing kids. He tries to ignore her, but Charlotte won’t leave him alone until he promises to help. Since her visits started, he’s had some very disturbing visions. When the signs begin to point toward Voodoo, he has no choice but to find an expert. DOES NOT Celestine Glapion is a Voodoo Priestess and a descendant of the great Marie Luveau. The minute Jon-Luc walks into her family’s shop she remembers him, but he has no memory of her. So when Mama Arelia tells her she must help with this crisis, she’s reluctant to work side-by-side with Jon-Luc. But she’ll do anything for the sake of those innocent lives. FIND YOU Their journey takes them to the underbelly of New Orleans where dark magic lives. Jon-Luc escapes death not once, but twice and still he pushes on. Knowing time is running out, the kidnapper speeds up the schedule. Now the children’s lives hang in the balance and only Jon-Luc holds the key to their survival. Can he rescue them in time?...

Title : Spirits of the Bayou
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ISBN : 29454777
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Number of Pages : 190 Pages
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Spirits of the Bayou Reviews

  • Kary
    2018-08-06 19:20

    Entertaining read well. I would like to read the other stories in the trilogy.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-08-13 20:27

    by Morgan Hannah MacDonaldEVIL HAS A FACE Someone is taking the children of New Orleans. For the last eight months on the night of the full moon there has been an abduction. No bodies have been found. No ransom demands made. Poor or Rich. Black or White. Boy or Girl. The kidnapper does not play favorites. PRAY In this prequel to Spirits Among Us, nineteen year-old Jon-Luc Boudreaux is trying to manage his gift. He’s a psychic medium, in other words he sees the dead. They appear to him like living breathing people. At times it’s hard to know the difference. One night he is visited by the ghost of a young girl named Charlotte. Her message is simple; Save the children. THAT EVIL Jon-Luc has no idea how to do that. He’s not a cop. He knows nothing about finding missing kids. He tries to ignore her, but Charlotte won’t leave him alone until he promises to help. Since her visits started, he’s had some very disturbing visions. When the signs begin to point toward Voodoo, he has no choice but to find an expert. DOES NOT Celestine Glapion is a Voodoo Priestess and a descendant of the great Marie Luveau. The minute Jon-Luc walks into her family’s shop she remembers him, but he has no memory of her. So when Mama Arelia tells her she must help with this crisis, she’s reluctant to work side-by-side with Jon-Luc. But she’ll do anything for the sake of those innocent lives. FIND YOU Their journey takes them to the underbelly of New Orleans where dark magic lives. Jon-Luc escapes death not once, but twice and still he pushes on. Knowing time is running out, the kidnapper speeds up the schedule. Now the children’s lives hang in the balance and only Jon-Luc holds the key to their survival. Can he rescue them in time?What did I think5 starsFirst off I would love to think the author for giving me a chance at reading and review Spirits of the Bayou (The Spirits Trilogy, #3) in a change for my honest opinion, which this is 100%,what that said lets get going; Even though this is book 3 and the first time I ever picked anything up by Morgan Hannah MacDonald , I'm so glad that I did, there's some thing about her writing style that just reaches out and grabs you and pulls you in to the story and won't let go at all, its captivated from the beginning to end,has a way of bringing the characters to life before your eyes, it's also chilling and terrifying, because it gives you a inside view and describes what Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo is, plus its gives you the background of Jon-Luc as his learning about his gift and how to use it, and did I mention that it has Lots of unexpected, moments that gives you a creeping sensation on your skin that cause the hair on your arms to raise, and when you think that that your at a non creepy part of the book , she laughs at you and say I'm not do with you get, so just set back and hold on to your chair and enjoy the ride, because that's when she throws more surprises at you ,so if you love to be on the edge of your set, and are not afraid of the unexpected, or that creepy sensation then this is the book and series for you.

  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    2018-07-31 21:46

    It’s not often an author goes back and writes a book about a character from a previous book. We met Jon-Luc Boudreaux in Spirits Among Us as an adult. He is a clairvoyant that can see the dead and who went on to work for the FBI and helped solve many cases with his gift before burning out and quitting. In Spirits of the Bayou we go back to his childhood in Louisiana and get to see when his “gift” first activated and then how he helped solve a case of children being kidnapped and then murdered in gruesome ways. The majority of this story is a 19 year old Jon-Luc who is still struggling with his gift when a ghost of a little girl keeps haunting him in his dreams and transporting him to a grisly site of all the dead children. She wants him to help the children. This book is heavy in the Voodoo and Hoodoo culture – which is something I love. The backdrop of the Louisiana bayous, evil beings casting spells, the good voodoo priestess that help combat the evil hoodoo all make for a compelling story. If you love spooky romances I recommend giving this series a try. Each book has different aspects of the supernatural and you’re captivated from beginning to end.

  • Calvin Dean
    2018-08-07 00:31

    Luc has a gift--he sees spirits of the dead. One in particular. She's begging for help, not so much for herself, but for the others. And so for Luc, this gift feels more like a plague. Yet our protagonist can't sit idol and let children keep disappearing into the bayou. Or can he? Let's be clear, Luc isn't one of New Orleans finest. He runs with bad people. But once he discovers that he's not the only person with "the gift", he is taken in by someone who cares, and things begin to make sense. But how many children die before Luc figures out how to help them?If you like Louisiana mystique, stories of voodoo, with a few ghosts thrown in for good measure, you'll like Spirits of the Bayou. Author Morgan Hannah McDonald will make you smell the backwater as you run with a few of Luc's unwholesome friends and weave your way through the Garden District looking for the next home to break and enter. And that Haitian cook...her strange dialect gives the book special creole flavor. Of course, you know what they say about New Orleans ladies... Good book. Grab a copy.

  • Anne
    2018-07-31 02:26

    This book I thought was very well written it explained alot of what goes in New Orleans (voodoo,black magic etc.) which I found very interesting never having visited there it made it very interesting. As it is part of a trilogy I would be very interested in reading the other two books. The characters were very believable.

  • Deborah
    2018-08-07 20:28

    Well written This is a well written story but for some reason it just didn't keep me interested. Read it & decide for yourself

  • Sylvia
    2018-08-06 21:26

    this is the prequel to "Spirits Among Us",a great read.

  • Donna
    2018-08-17 22:35

    If you've previously read Spirits Among Us you've already met Jon-Luc Boudreaux , a man that can see and hear the dead. Spirits of The Bayou takes you back to Jon-Luc's beginnings. Morgan Hannah MacDonald has once again worked her magic with the pen in yet another intriguing story of the dead contacting the living. In Spirits of The Bayou a younger Jon-Luc must figure out why the ghost of a young girl, Charlotte, is haunting him; she won't let him rest. Charlotte keeps telling him he must save the children, children that have disappeared from the New Orleans area, kidnapped from their own beds. Jon-Luc quickly realizes through his visions, this is more than he can deal with on his own. Jon-Luc enlists the aid of Voodoo Priestess Celestine Glapion, a descendant of the great Marie Laveau. Beautiful Celestine is quite stand offish until her grandmother Mama Arelia tells her she must help Jon-Luc with this crisis. With Celestine by his side, will Jon-Luc be able to solve the mystery of the missing children, and stop the evil which is praying on innocent babies? Is the kidnapper just another every day serial killer, or is there something much more sinister involved in the disappearances? Ms. MacDonald paints a frightening tale, with rich descriptions and vibrant characters that make you feel like you are watching this story on the big screen, not just seeing it in your head from reading the book. Although this book is actually a prequel to Spirits Among Us, this book certainly can stand on it's own two feet. I received this book as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in exchange for an honest review, and honestly, I have yet to read a book by Morgan Hannah MacDonald that hasn't been an edge of your seat, page turning thrill ride. Keep up the good work Morgan, I'm always looking forward to a new twisted tale from you!

  • Pamela Kelley
    2018-07-28 21:26

    Just when you think the swamp can't get any scarier real she devils appear. Luc has a gift of special senses that doesn't go unnoticed by a wealthy philanthropist in New Orleans. He ran away from home as a teenager when his father wanted to commit him to an insane asylum. Luc, has been seeing his dead aunts since he was a child. A rare gift passed down from his mothers side of the family. He doesn't understand it and can't cause his mother pain thus he runs away and lives on the streets of NOLA. He hooks up with a gang of petty teen thiefs who break into the Thibodeaux Mansion. Luc gets caught and finds that Frank Thibodeaux is a Psychic Medium and can help him deal with his gift. Frank becomes his benefactor and father. He hires a tutor named Jake to help Luc catch up on his schooling and manners. His gift continues to reach out to him in the form of a little girl named Charlotte, She needs his gift to save children that died years ago and children being killed by a serial killer in the present day. He needs the help of some powerful voodoo priestess and princess and their magick to keep him alive. Twists and turns everywhere will keep you up all night. Read the whole series. It is full of supernatural surprises.

  • Susan Barton
    2018-08-08 20:45

    Nineteen-year-old Luc Boudreaux is adjusting to his paranormal abilities and getting used to being visited by spirits. When a young spirit named Charlotte visits him in his dreams to tell him he must “save the children” Luc uses his psychic abilities to help. In a race against time, Luc must find out who is abducting and sacrificing the children of New Orleans. This book is just 199 pages, but there’s a lot going on. Voodoo, Hoodoo, curses and spells abound. Luc even has time to become romantically involved with a young Voodoo priestess. I did feel that the book got slightly bogged down with a lot of details and lengthy dialogue, and at times the plot seemed to drag a bit for my taste. I did appreciate that the author brought readers up to speed with Luc’s backstory. So, even though this is book 3 in the series, you don’t need to read books 1 and 2 to know what’s going on. There’s quite a bit of strong language and some sexual situations in this book. In fact, I’m surprised there’s no mention of this, since many readers seem to be bothered by these things. The writing is good and it did compel me to read on. The editing was impeccable – something I always appreciate. All in all I’d have to say this wasn’t a bad read. It’s interesting and action-packed for sure.

  • Tracey Chananie
    2018-08-12 23:43

    Ever read a book where your breath is literally taken away? This is that book! Jon-Luc ran away from home at 13 because his father wanted to institutionalise him. Why? He sees ghosts!Jon-Luc is rescued from the street and the gang he is running with by Frank Thibodeux, who becomes Luc's benefactor; mentor and surrogate father.Over the past 8 months, 8 children have been kidnapped and have completely disappeared. In Louisiana there are many places that a person, let alone a child, can disappear. In Louisiana there is good magick and bad magick - Voodoo and Hoodoo. Luc is visited by Charlotte who takes him to the bayou, shows him a group of children and then tells him he has to save them. While researching the dead children, Luc and his tutor Jake (he can talk to ghosts), realise they need spiritual assistance and visit Mama Arelia and Celestine, practitioners of good magick - Voodoo.With the help of Clara, Mama Arelia, Celestine and the NOPD, in the form of Detective Dubois, Luc saves the children , but comes face to face with and is marked by evil personified.

  • Diana Davidson
    2018-08-02 00:31

    This story blew me away. I am a paranormal junkie and psychics are my favorite! This is a prequel to the Spirits Trilogy and it gives us the background on the fabulously sexy Jon-Luc from Spirits Among Us. My attention was captured with the first line and I was riveted to the end. This story is action packed and full of magic and evil. And in NOLA, you gotta have hoodoo and voodoo. And wow did she bring us the voodoo! The one thing I love about stories set in New Orleans are things that would be totally unbelievable anywhere else, fit right in the seam of that life. This was a truly great read. Lots of unexpected, creeptastic moments (snakes!) and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, she threw in a truly wild twist. I found myself thinking about this story all the time. Counting the minutes until I could read again, and trying to plot out what might happen next. I stayed engaged in this story beginning to end. I loved it! I cannot recommend this enough!

  • Cindy Smith
    2018-08-20 22:41

    This is a very well written book! I enjoyed it immensely! I realize it is book 3 in a series (book 2 according to Amazon) but it said it was a prequel so I read it first. I probably will get the rest of the series as this is intriguing. Jon-Luc Boudreaux can see ghosts. He runs away when he overhears that his father intends to put him in a mental institution. Running from his "gift" and trying to stay alive, he becomes part of a gang in New Orleans. During a home robbery, he finds himself at a crossroads. Finally, someone understands what his gift is and can help him. When a little girl takes him to the bayou and tells him he must save the children, Jon faces what his gift really means. I loved the story. The mixing of his past got me a little confused. I must assume he finds out about what he was forced to forget about his childhood and who the little girl was. It seemed he was remembering when he thought of his grandmother then it just stopped.

  • BrandiHansen
    2018-07-22 20:31

    If you haven't read this you need to read it now along with the rest of her books! Hands down one of the best author I've ever come across! I loom forward to every novel she writes!!!!Young Mr. Boudreaux must save the children, will he be able to do so in time? Will Jon-Luc remember Celestine and Charlotte? Such a wonderfully well written tale! From beginning to end Morgan knows how to put pen to paper to catch and keep your attention. Spirits of the Bayou delves into the history of Jon-Luc Boudreaux and how he came to be, what he is capable of, and a little bit of romance. I've read every novel Morgan has written and let me tell you there's not one that I haven't absolutely loved. She writes so well and brings the characters and situations such life that you feel like you're right there while the scene is happening! I look forward to more great reads by Morgan and in the meantime its time to go re-read her other works!

  • Sarah
    2018-08-09 22:43

    I was given an ARC of Spirits of the Bayou for an honest review and this is my review.I know this is the third book in the series but somehow I missed the second book and when I noticed this was the prequel to the second book I was excited that I was reading about Luc's early days first and I think that is why I enjoyed this book so much. I loved learning how he dealt with learning and about his gift and what led him to choosing to eventually pursue a career in law enforcement.As for this story what can I say? It was twisted on many levels with all of the voodoo stuff that was going on but I did enjoy it and how can one help but not fall for Luc as a character?This book gets five out of five stars from me.

  • Maranda
    2018-07-29 22:48

    This is a fantastic author; one of my favorite!! I was sent a copy for an honest review but I would have purchased it anyway. The in-depth character development and this story of voodoo and New Orleans is not to be missed.This is the third in the Spirits Trilogy but they could be stand alone reads. Jon-Luc has a talent or a curse for being able to see spirits. This story takes us back to Jon-Luc as a young man developing his skills at helping the dead find peace. Young girls are going missing around New Orleans and it is a race for Jon-Luc and his friends Frank and Celestine to stop this chain of murder. Glimpses into life around New Orleans and the Voodoo surrounding the area pushed the story to be read in a rapid fashion..

  • Tanya Stewart
    2018-07-28 21:19

    Verrrryy Cool and Mysterious!This is a great story that includes everything that makes NOLA and Louisiana a unique and exciting place ~ great food, a mystical history and ancient beliefs and religions ~ with the added benefit of uniquely beautiful, interesting and humorous characters. The storyline is just as rich and interesting as the history of the place itself and as complex as the characters in this novel! It was a very quick and fun story to get lost in as you travel the streets, swamps and bayous as Luc, Jake and Celestine race against time to save more children's lives from the evil that threatens them all.

  • Theresa Scarangella
    2018-08-13 19:48

    This is a story of Jon Luc who sees a ghost of a little girl who asks him for his help to save the children. There is a rash of children missing in the Bayou. Jon Luc and his friend Jake do what they can to help.This was a very intriguing story with voodoo and magic which I love to read about and spirits. The little girl Charlotte needs Jon Luc's help and he searches out some help. It kept me interested in the story, because I wanted to find out what happened next. You won't be disappointed in the book and it is a stand alone story.

  • Katherine Williams
    2018-08-06 18:47

    I've always been interested in New Orleans and the paranormal, so when I came across this book, I knew I had to read it. From the very first page, I was hooked. I do believe that some people have a gift of being able to connect with those who have passed away, but I've never seen it portrayed this way. It's impossible to predict what will happen next, and that's the beauty of a good book. It had just the right amount of scary content, not too much, and not too little. I can't wait to read more from Morgan Hannah McDonald!

  • Rebecca Larsen
    2018-07-23 19:44

    5 StarsWOW! Get sucked into this one, and hold on for one intense ride. Although this is the third book in the series, in my opinion it can be read as a standalone. I have yet to read the first two in the series, but this one caught my eye. This story has great character interaction and an intense plot, full of mystery, evil, and plenty of action. This book will hook you and keep you until the very last page.

  • Janet
    2018-08-04 20:21

    very good

  • Leah Hines
    2018-07-31 19:38

    Another hit for the Spirits series! This gives us the back story of Jon-Luc from book two, Spirits Among Us. And what an insightful look it is. Taking place in New Orleans, a city that goes hand in hand with the paranormal, the setting is perfect for Jon-Luc's story. Full of suspense and twists, this book kept me up late reading. I had to know how it ended! I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. Readers will not be disappointed, this is a book worth reading, and losing sleep for.

  • Chyrle E. Cantrell
    2018-07-23 23:29

    Loved this story!!!I have become fascinated with the Creole culture and stories that are take place in the bayou. These characters are likeable and human in their strengths and flaws. I can't wait to read the next book!!

  • Dee Cash
    2018-08-07 19:32

    Spirits of the Bayou is very "spirited".I always enjoy Morgan MacDonald's writing even when it is a little out there. Imagine, I read the entire novel before I realized she is the author. Even though I may not believe or understand the things in the book, I still found it interesting.

  • Mark Heath
    2018-08-02 22:27

    Fantastic story about a boy who see the dead. They are trying to get him to discover who has been murdering the children.With the help of his friends will they do it before total evil takes over?Great atmosphere making me feel I am there. This would make a great movie, edge of the seat type of stuff.Another blockbuster, 20/10

  • Kristine Jared
    2018-07-28 02:24

    What can you do when a dead child asks for help but help?When Luck first comes to Thibidoux House, he doesn't have a clue about himself and how to be helpful. Then he meets Frank, Celeste, and Mama Amelie and begins unraveling then mystery of the dead children. Will they survive long enough to end the evil that lurks in Devil's Swamp, or will the evil take them, too?

  • Kim
    2018-08-04 02:46

    Ooooh, another great one in the Spirit series by MHM! This one had a little of everything, Ghosts, Voodoo and Psychic abilities. Right up my creepy alley! It had a real twist that just kept me going. Now, on to the next in the Spirit series!

  • Chrissy McNeill
    2018-07-30 18:23

    Creepy Good!Great storyline, interesting characters, and a spine tingling plot.I recommend all Mystery readers, occult readers, and paranormal readers, this book. Loved it. And it was too short! :-)

  • Susan
    2018-08-04 20:41

    Kept my interestFast paced, suspenseful and well written. Will read more of her books. The reader gets pulled in right from the start and she keeps the reader's interest all the way through the book.

  • Claudette Smith
    2018-08-13 23:46

    History meets HorrorGOOdness, what a book. I absolutely LOVE the history on Louisiana, and since this book deals with it, all the better.Miss MacDonald has a new fan. I love the idea of reading a book, and also learning from it. Not your ordinary read.