This is probably obvious, since I write about vampires and describe myself as a “recovering goth,” but I love horror, and I’m always thrilled to find cool new YA horror book. So I’m super excited to be part of the cover reveal for Orchard Pointe by Jolene Haley and Brian LeTendre. It has small town intrigue and a creepy amusement park. What more could you want?
Here’s what it’s about:
Every town has its secrets. This town is made of them.
It’s been ten years since Hudson James stepped foot in the small beach town of Orchard Pointe. His parents are battling through a nasty divorce and he’s forced to spend the summer in Maine with extended family. But Hudson makes the most of it. He finds kindred spirits in his cousin Marley and her oddball friend Kit, and lands a security job at the amusement park he loved as a kid.
Oceanside Amusement Park was once the centerpiece of the beachfront tourist experience. But with attendance down and the park in need of an update, Orchard Pointe’s tricentennial celebration might be the last chance to turn things around. The town brings in a performance group all the way from their sister city of Monrive, France—Madame Chambers’ Coterie of Curiosities. From sideshow to burlesque acts, Madame Chambers and her eccentric group of performers mesmerize locals and tourists alike from the moment they arrive.
When a girl disappears from the park during Hudson’s very first shift, he feels responsible. When she turns up dead, Hudson can’t forgive himself. He vows to discover the truth about what happened and the more he digs, the more he’s certain that Madame Chambers and her Coterie aren’t what they seem.
Can Hudson stop the wave of darkness that has crashed down on Orchard Pointe, or will the undertow of secrets claim another victim?
Ready to see the cover?
Isn’t that gorgeous? I could stare at it for hours.
Orchard Pointe will be released August 16, 2016 by Horror Twins Press. You can add it to your Goodreads shelves now.