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This just in…a GIVEAWAY!!!
You have noooooooooo idea how excited I am to share with you the cover of HARROWED! THIS IS THE BOOK YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! Okay, I promise…no more exclamation points. I’ve already abused them enough here. But, as a lover of horror, I cannot wait for this baby to be out in the world.
And the cover? It was designed by Hang Le from By Hang Le and it’s AMAZING!
So…here we go!
Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders #1)
By Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley
Book Name: Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders #1)
Book Genre: YA Horror
Book release date: 09/22/15 by Horror Twins Press
Harrowed on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25728924-harrowed
Journalism Rule #1: Always report the story. Never become the story.
Avery Blair has accepted the fact that nothing exciting ever happens in her small town of Woodsview, Massachusetts. As the editor of the high school blog, she prays for something—anything—to come along that would make for a great headline.
When Beatrice Thompson’s body is found in the girls’ bathroom, Avery has her biggest story ever. The rumors circulating the school say that Beatrice took her own life, but Avery doesn’t believe it for a second. Her instincts prove true when the next day brings another body bag.
The tiny community of Woodsview has become the hunting ground for a killer known as the Harvester. The killer targets Avery and her classmates, stalking their every move and terrorizing them with morbid messages.
With the help of her boyfriend Jason, her best friend Quinn, and an aging detective who can’t keep her off the case, Avery dives head-first into her own investigation. She discovers that the secret of the Woodsview Harvester is buried in the town’s history and its annual Harvest Festival celebration. With every clue she uncovers, Avery grows closer to unmasking the killer—and becoming the next victim.
Avery Blair has finally found a story to die for…if she can stay alive long enough to write it.
About Brian LeTendre:
A gaming, comics and horror lover, Brian has co-hosted and produced a podcast about geek culture called Secret Identity since 2006, producing well over 1000 hours of programming. He also hosts and produces three other podcasts about writing (See Brian Write), design and small business (Kitbash Radio) and gaming (Co-Op Critics).
In addition to podcasting, Brian has worked as a freelance games journalist, and currently writes a webcomic called Mo Stache, which can be read for free online and will be collected in print in 2016.
Brian lives and works in Massachusetts.
Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeeBrianWrite
Brian’s Blog: http://www.seebrianwrite.com/
Brian’s Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/seebrianwrite
About Jolene Haley:
Jolene Haley is the author of the Woodsview Murders series, Harrowed (out 9/22/15) and Haunted, coming fall 2016. She’s also the curator of the best-selling horror anthology The Dark Carnival through Pen & Muse Press.
When she’s not writing she can be found cuddling her two dogs and enjoying the beach, where she lives.
Jolene on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoleneHaley
Jolene’s Blog: http://jolenehaley.com/
Jolene on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7753660.Jolene_Haley
Jolene on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jolenelouisehaley
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Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.
With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.
- 20 copies of CATCH ME WHEN I FALL (Book One of the Dreamcatcher Series)
- a signed copy of CITY LOVE by Susane Colasanti
- a The Vampire Diaries wall poster of Damon Salvatore
- a copy of SHADOW STUDY by Maria V. Snyder
- 5 handmade dream catchers
- a poster of the SORCERER HEIR series, signed by Cinda Chima
- 2 posters of the cover of DOON, signed by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon.
- a poster of the cover of DAMSEL DISTRESSED, signed by Kelsey Macke
- a poster of Melissa Lander’s ALIENATED cover
Today I am so freaking excited to be sharing with you the cover for Brenda Drake’s newest novel, Touching Fate. For those of you who don’t know Brenda, she’s the mastermind behind Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness. I have absolutely no idea where she gets the time to run both of these contests, write, and be the most wonderful support to writers ever. Because of her, I’ve made writer friends and gotten recognized for my writing. Congratulations, Brenda! HAPPY COVER REVEAL DAY!!!
by Brenda Drake
Release Date: 10/13/15
Entangled Teen: Crave
Summary from Goodreads:
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.
Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.
Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.
But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.
About the Author
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
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