My sweet friend Jolene Haley has a book coming out this month, co-authored with Brian LeTendre, and I’m so excited to read this, you guys, I can barely stand it. It’s their debut YA horror Harrowed. Check out the synopsis—it sounds SO good:
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.
And, you guys, the cover is gorgeous:
Coming September 22, 2015
You want to read it now, right? Me, too. (And I’m not even a horror fan.) (Well, except I ADORE my friend Suz’s horror short stories…so maybe I *am* a bit of a horror fan.) Gah! Can’t wait!
Want to WIN an e-copy (or a Halloween prize pack or a box of books/ARCs from ALA) in Jolene and Brian’s EPIC giveaway? Enter here:
What a wonderful way to start out a week, right? Hope yours is great, everyone!