Posted by Dark Whisperer on March 31, 2010
The Wolf at the Door
Author: Jameson Currier
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions
Release Date: April 1st, 2010
From the award-winning author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart comes a witty tour de force of spirits, spooks, and sinners, a supernatural roller coaster set in the Big Easy that is giddy, soulful, and sentimental.
Ghosts? Angels? Hallucinations?
When a death occurs at Le Petite Paradis, a guesthouse in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the spirit world becomes unsettled, or so Avery Greene Dalyrymple III, the co-owner believes. The son and grandson of Southern evangelists, Avery is also an overworked and overwrought middle-aged gay man, a cynical “big-time drinker and sinner” fairly certain he can maintain a family of “other deviants and delinquents stumbling along Bourbon Street” to keep him company.
But Avery is also the only person in contact with the spirit world on his property – ghosts from the house’s origins during the 1820s – and he must use the history left behind from another ghost – a gay man from the 1970s – to find a way to restore peace to his household and rejuvenate his faith.
Whispers about The Wolf at the Door…
“Currier is one of the few writers who can be equally literary, erotic, dramatic and damn funny, sometimes all in the same sentence.” – Sean Meriwether, The Silent Hustler
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Posted by Dark Whisperer on January 29, 2009
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: February 10th, 2009
ISBN 10: 0385735715
ISBN 13: 978-0385735711
Nothing ever happened in Ondine, Louisiana, not even the summer Elijah Landry disappeared- that was an incident, and one most everybody forgot. But fourteen-year-old Iris Rhame, certain she saw his ghost in the town cemetery, is determined to find out the truth behind “The Incident With the Landry Boy.”
What Iris doesn’t realize is that in a town as small as Ondine, every secret is a family secret.
Whispers about Shadowed Summer…
“Utterly amazing and beautiful, this story still haunts me.” - Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
“A beautiful confection of deftly handled prose, mystery and extremely lovable characters.” - Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon’s Lexicon
“Ondine, Louisiana is sleepy, and some of its characters are dead, but the language [of Shadowed Summer] is delightfully alive.” - Luke Wallin, award-winning author of The Redneck Poacher’s Son and The Slavery Ghosts
“This splendid novel will stay with readers for a long time.” -JLG Monthly
“Teen readers will appreciate the suspenseful plot and the tragic story.” -Kirkus Reviews
“Good ghost stories are, like ghosts, a little thin on the ground in these times, and readers will be pleased to find this atmospheric reaffirmation of the power of a good haunting.” - Center for Children’s Books
Posted in New Releases | Tagged: cemetery, Delacorte Press, ghosts, Louisiana, Saundra Mitchell, small town, summer, young adult | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Dark Whisperer on January 2, 2009
King of Nod
Author: Scott Fad
Publisher: Hooded Friar Press
Release Date: November 1st, 2008
“Folks say evil can’t cross water,” the old woman whispered to the boy, “which is why islands is ripe with all kind’a inbred nastiness.”
Sweetpatch Island, South Carolina. An ancient horror haunts the shores of this tiny barrier island-legends of Joker Tribbit, descendent of slaves, lynched at the turn of the last century only to return generation after generation as the ferocious Beast to wreak vengeance for his murder. In 1971, thirteen year-old Boo Taylor witnesses the brutal slaying of a young child and finds himself drawn into the mystery of Joker Tribbit, learning the terrifying consequences of enduring hatred and bigotry.
At the turn of a new century, Sweetpatch Island is a land of golf courses and resort hotels; the old superstitions have been paved over by a modern world. Or have they? Boo Taylor returns home after twenty years only to awaken the ghosts and beasts and even the lost love that tormented his youth. Weaving back and forth through time, KING OF NOD reveals a haunting tapestry of human tragedy and triumph as Boo unlocks the dark secrets of his heritage.
Whispers about King of Nod…
“Gothic with a drawling sense of Southern style, this haunting and lyrical literary treasure lingers like an old moving memory long after the story is put down. Mr. Fad has created a masterpiece of epic proportions, one destined to become a classic for years to come.” - Anne Barringer, Fresh Fiction
“From the moment I picked up this book, I fell in love with Fad’s style. He is a brilliant Southern Gothic writer weaving a story of past and present in a masterful work of art that I couldn’t put down . . . With so many stories building one on top of the other, this epic tale is the best book I have ever read.” - Janica Unruh, BlogCritics Magazine
“An extraordinary book, King of Nod is part ghost story, part Southern Gothic, and part noir, cloaked in the language of lush imagery and fed on social consciousness.” - Marlene Y. Satter, ForeWord Magazine
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Posted by Dark Whisperer on December 24, 2008
Author: Joel A. Sutherland
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Release Date: December 28th, 2008
Summoned to her abusive father’s funeral, Tara Stewart drives alone through the pitch-black night from Charlotte to Ottawa, haunted by the ghosts of her past. She hasn’t spoken to her family in years, and the last place she wants to be is in the company of her vindictive twin sister and her shady brother-in-law.
And then the hail begins to fall.
Barely making it to Ottawa alive, Tara falls on the icy driveway and is dragged inside as she loses consciousness. Her sleep is troubled and plagued by nightmares, and she awakes in the middle of the night to see her late father standing at the foot of her bed, warning her that she’s in great danger. Her sister has drugged her, and plans to do much worse.
Outside, the hailstorm is still raging. Reports on the news suggest that it is a worldwide catastrophe.
Now prisoners in their own home, the three estranged family members must try to survive the worst storm in modern history. But Tara must also survive the voices in her head, the ghosts that haunt her father’s house, and the family she’s trapped inside with. They want something of hers, and they’ll do anything to get it…
And the hailstorm shows no signs of dying anytime soon.
Whispers about Frozen Blood…
“Joel A. Sutherland’s Frozen Blood is a killer debut novel. The voices in this story will haunt you long after you close the pages of the book. Different, fascinating!” - Heather Graham, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Death Dealer
“Frozen Blood is everything a great ghost story should be: surreal, subtle, complex and frightening. Newcomer Joel A. Sutherland nails it on his first try. Bravo.” - Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Patient Zero and Punisher: Naked Kill
“A highly original ghost story and deeply disturbing journey into psychological madness. Sutherland’s Frozen Blood has a haunting, old school literary style to it that chilled me to the bone.” - Gord Rollo, author of The Jigsaw Man and Crimson
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