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Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode, the Superior Witch leads her new witches on a field trip through New Orleans
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode, the Supreme Witch leads her new witches on a field trip through New Orleans

I’m so excited to share that my book,
Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead
was just named by Bookish as Number One of Thirteen books to read about New Orleans, for those whose interest was piqued by the American Horror Story: Coven series!

The television show, American Horror Story: Coven, just wrapped up their series based on witches in New Orleans, with the highest ratings for show ever with over six million people watching the finale.  Based on the legends of New Orleans including witchcraft, voodoo and historical figures like Marie LaVeau and Madame LaLaurie, the show built up each week on who would become the next “Supreme” leader of the witches.  The finale, dubbed Witchlympics, had the girls compete against each other to prove who could master the seven wonders, magical gifts held by many witches, but only one will be able to show mastery over all seven.  The popularity of the show has left viewers wanting to know more about New Orleans and the characters portrayed in the show.  In my book, I share the history of Voodoo Queen Marie LaVeau and the sinister tale of Madame LaLaurie and her home of horrors.

BOOKish says about Spirits of New Orleans:

“Now that this season has ended with Miss Robichaux’s Academy wide open to witches of all sorts—and a new Supreme in place—it’s time to say goodbye to Misty Day, Queenie, Zoe, and the rest of the witchy cast. But…if you are already missing the chaos caused by everyone’s favorite coven in New Orleans, here are 13 book recommendations to feed your love for witchcraft, voodoo, and backstabbing drama.”

  1. Kala Ambrose Book Signing at the New Orleans Witches Ball
    Kala Ambrose Book Signing at the New Orleans Witches Ball

    1.Spirits of New Orleans

    “American Horror Story loves to blend urban legend and local history into a fantastical representation. Want to learn more about the history behind Madame LaLaurie’s reprehensible acts? Check out this paranormal road map to all things voodoo and vampire in New Orleans.”


    Want to know more about the Spirits of New Orleans? Come take a field trip with Kala as your guide through this magical city!

    Prepare to embark on an enticing journey into the haunted history, paranormal activities, magical ceremonies and supernatural rituals and practices in order to fully understand and embrace the cultural significance of the variety of beliefs, superstitions, legends and lore.

    Visit the resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery #1, have a drink at some of the most haunted bars in the city and spend the night in your choice of haunted hotels. With Kala as your guide, you’ll tread carefully through haunted Pirates Alley and down the streets of the French Quarter where ghosts, vampires and other supernatural beings lurk around every corner.

    Explore Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead with Kala Ambrose and prepare to be supernaturally and eternally charmed by the city of New Orleans.

    Spirits of New Orleans takes you behind the scenes with detailed information about each destination. As your travel guide to the other side, Kala shares travel tips in each chapter of the book listing the best places to stay, shop, dine and party while in New Orleans!

About the Author

Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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