Today is a very special day.
Because today Brian LeTendre and I are revealing our cover for Harrowed!! Harrowed is a YA horror novel about a serial killer stalking a small town in Massachusetts, and a girl who is trying to solve the murders.
Everyone knows how much I love horror and I was beyond excited to start collaborating with Brian on a new series called the Woodsview Murders. Book one is Harrowed, out 9/22/15. Brian has done a fantastic job updating everyone on the progress and our crazy edit month that we affectionately dubbed “Editpalooza.” Me, let’s just pretend I’ve been updating everyone in my head.
It’s safe to say that our cover artist for Harrowed, Hang Le over at By Hang Le, really nailed it! Nailed it. I know that I may be a teensy bit biased here (okay, a lot biased) but I feel like for our book, this is the most perfect representative that could have ever happened. The cover is perfect. Amazing. Breathing taking!! Hang is a freaking genius.
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.
Are you ready?
Are you sure?
Here’s the cover!!!!
Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders #1)
Book release date: 09/22/15 by Horror Twins Press
About the Authors
About Brian LeTendre
Brian LeTendre is the writer of the Parted Veil horror series, which includes Courting the King in Yellow, Lovecraft’s Curse, and Lovecraft’s Pupil.
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 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brian-LeTendre/e/B00AGFTZFA/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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.
She runs a YA horror blog The Midnight Society, the author resource site Pen & Muse, and Hocus Pocus & Co., a small horror press. She writes every genre under the sun, but prefers horror.
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
AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I can’t believe it. The world has seen this. You have seen this. And it so wonderfully represents our novel. It’s filled with autumn and rustling leaves, a love story, a killer, and a girl searching for the truth.
Feel free to share our cover with anyone or on any of your social media sites. And I would love for you to add our book to your Goodreads! Hell, while you’re at it, feel free to add our entire series to your Goodreads,
I’d also love to take this moment to thank the people who have helped us reveal the cover! Thank you so much!! My heart is bursting with joy to be able to share this with you.
Brian and I are running an epic giveaway where there are FIVE, yes FIVE, prizes. Enter to win!
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And just in case you were dying for a few more tidbits, you can read the first chapter of Harrowed HERE. I’m also including a few teasers below!
What do you think of the cover? I’d love to hear in the comments below!