Hoarfrost, the sequel to Monstrous, and book two in the Blood of Cain series, is coming along swimmingly. It's crazy and weird and hasn't progressed at all like I expected, which is always a good sign, in my opinion. I expect to finish the first draft in the next month or two. I've also been working on something called Queen Victoria's Monsters, which is super fun and set in the 1860s, so lots of exciting research to do. I wouldn't expect this one for a while, I'll be working on it off and on for the next year or so, but I'll let you know when I get closer. You can see the lovely cover below.
All the pleasantries out of the way, I'm having a freebie promotion this week! Monstrous and Blood of the Stars will be free all weekend: Monstrous from Wednesday to Sunday, and Blood of the Stars from Thursday to Monday. Neat!
Be sure to grab yours if you don't have either book already. Especially Blood of the Stars, as I love that story and it's hard to find an audience for a madcap adventure through time, grief, Vodou loa, love, and curses. (Yeah, it's a pretty weird book.)
Goodbye for now, I must drag myself back to my subterranean cave to finish Hoarfrost (just kidding, I'll be in bedroom with a hot cup of tea and a laptop). I probably won't post until I'm done, so eyes on this space, I think Hoarfrost is going to be even crazier than Monstrous.
Stay creepy, my friends.
Tasked with killing the killers – people with the blood of Cain running through their veins – Frankie always gets her villain. But this time it's different. This time she has to go home. Something strange is happening in Helmville, Montana. People are dying at an alarming rate, and the sheriff is ruling them all accidents and suicides. Nothing is as it seems and Frankie soon finds herself sucked into the tangled and seemingly supernatural mystery. Because the people acting strangely, the people killing everyone around her are haunting the mirrors. Now Frankie's own reflection is behaving strangely and seems hellbent on causing her harm.
In a world enmeshed in remote beauty, dark magic, and violent memories, Frankie feels lost. Luckily, a detective on the run for murder shows up. Thomas Dekker wants to help and claims he cares about Frankie. But daring to trust him could cost her everything.
Spencer McQuarrie wakes to find himself in a New Orleans hospital in 1945, in a spiraling sequence of events that ends with the brutal murder of his wife, Josephine. Pulled back through time to 1927, he is reunited with a still-living Josephine, and desperately tries to piece together his broken mind to avoid her future death. But then McQuarrie finds himself in the middle of a war between Haitian Vodou demigods – the Loa – and they do not have his best interests at heart.
The loa pull the couple from one time to another, demanding that McQuarrie learn who is killing almost everyone he knows. As McQuarrie starts losing time and waking up in different parishes throughout New Orleans, the list of suspects grows, and he begins to decipher his connection to the killer. Knowing the truth may mean losing Josephine's love. But to save her, he would give up everything: He would fight, he would kill, he would die.
To save her, he would burn worlds upon worlds upon worlds.