A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, author of Clowders

Hey, there! I’ve got a special treat for you today. Remember back in December, when I helped reveal the cover for Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders? Well, we got in touch again recently, and she agreed to answer some questions for us.

Let’s jump right into things, shall we?

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Favourite five: Books I read for the first time in 2017

I talk about books a lot on this blog, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So why not kick off my new Favourite Five series with a book list?

According to Goodreads, I read 12 new books in 2017. Which doesn’t seem like very many, but they were well complemented by all of the books that I re-read. I don’t know about you, but re-reading books is something I simply can’t give up. There are some books that I love too much to only read once.

Today’s post, though, isn’t about those re-read books. As much as I love them, I’m always looking for new books to add to my read list. I’m happy to say that in 2017, I found quite a few that I’m likely to go back and re-read later on.

So here, in no particular order, are the five books I most enjoyed reading for the first time in 2017.

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Cover reveal: Twin Sacrifice, by Jennifer Lane

In a good psychological thriller, you’re never quite sure who to trust. Sometimes, it’s hard even to know if the main character is who you’ve been led to believe.

Do you know what’s even better, though? When the cover adds to the tension, whether it’s by throwing in another level of mistrust or a new source of concern.

That’s the case with Jennifer Lane’s upcoming Twin Sacrifice. The summary makes the novel sound amazing, and the cover, which I’m happy to help reveal today, amps up the tension another few notches.

Before you take a look, though, hop on over to Jennifer’s Rafflecopter. She’s giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to celebrate the reveal of the cover.

Now, are you ready to see it?

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Cover reveal: Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan

When I read the summary for Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders, I couldn’t help thinking how creepy the novel sounded. It features a local myth, one that, once it appears to be coming true, is absolutely chilling in nature.

After that, signing up to help reveal the cover took no thought. I just hoped the cover design would live up to the mood set by the summary.

And you know what? I’m not at all disappointed by what showed up in my inbox. This cover is just as creepy as the summary. Want to see for yourself?

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Updated book recommendation: Bait, by J. Kent Messum


(Note: This recommendation was first published in October of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

If you’re at all like me and you’re craving a tense, thrilling, at least somewhat-scary type of book right now, then you’ll definitely want to add Bait, by J. Kent Messum, to your list. True, it’s been a while since I last read the novel. That doesn’t change how I feel about it, however.

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