Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pre Pub Book Buzz: Bliss House by Laura Benedict

(or, my version of Waiting on Wednesday)

So Laura Benedict has a new book coming out. Squee!!! Benedict is the author of Isabella Moon, Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts, and Devil's Oven, each of which is utterly fantastic. I expect Bliss House will be equally so and I can't wait til I can read it!

Here's the description from from Goodreads:

Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House. Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious. Decades of strange occurrences, disappearances and deaths have plagued the house, yet it remains vibrant. And very much alive.

Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter Ariel relocated from St. Louis to Old Gate and settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. Rainey's husband had been killed in a freak explosion that left her 14 year-old daughter Ariel scarred and disfigured.

At the grand housewarming party, Bliss House begins to reveal itself again. Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death off of an upper floor balcony, beneath an exquisite dome of painted stars. And then there is a death the night of the party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel's visions? But Bliss House is loath to reveal its secrets, as are the good folks of Old Gate.

Bliss House is due out next June from Pegasus books and is already up for preorder on Amazon. For more on Bliss House, Laura, and her other work (which I highly suggest checking out), visit her blog Notes From the Handbasket. Seriously check her out. You won't regret it!

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