Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

So I've been hearing great things about Amanda Stevens. I have one of her backlist titles, but looks like her first books are all ebook only right now : (

But... Stevens is starting a new series with The Restorer, her latest and the first Graveyard Queen book is due out April 19. Don't you love that cover art -- looks so creepy!

Here's a bit about the book from Amazon:

My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.

It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore. The clues to the killer—and to his other victims—lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.

And this is a little blurb I found on Stevens's Goodreads page:

Never acknowledge the dead
Never stray far from hallowed ground
Never associate with those who are haunted
Never, ever tempt fate

My father's rules. I've never broken them...until now.

And finally, for your viewing pleasure, here's the book trailer:


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I think this one sounds suitably creepy! I'll put it on my list. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good. I don't usually read this type of "horror" or whatever it is really called but this quickly caught my attention. Mt. TBR get ready for a new addition! Thanks for the recommendation.

Becky LeJeune said...

Thanks, guys! I hope it's a good one. I'll keep everyone posted and if you get to it before I do, let me know what you think!

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