My very good friend, Jolene Haley, who in addition to being an amazing writer and editor of the forthcoming Pizzathology (YES! A whole anthology devoted to that food of the gods) has been co-authoring a YA horror novel called ORCHARD POINTE. I have no idea how she sleeps!
And I don’t know how the rest of will sleep either once we get our hands on this scary book, co-authored by Brian LaTendre. Set to be released on 8/16, ORCHARD POINTE is sure to deliver one last end-of-summer thrill.
Here’s a bit about the book:
ABOUT ORCHARD POINTE
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?
If you’re not scared enough already, watch the book trailer!
A gaming, comics and horror lover, Brian has co-hosted and produced a podcast about geek culture called Secret Identity since 2006, producing well over 1700 hours of programming. He also hosts and produces podcasts about writing (See Brian Write), music (Thrash It Out) and gaming (Co-Op Critics).
Brian lives and works in Massachusetts.
About Jolene Haley:
Jolene Haley is the author of the Woodsview Murders series, Harrowed and Haunted. She’s also the curator of the best-selling horror anthologies The Dark Carnival, Halloween Night: Trick or Treat, and the upcoming first of its kind, a YA pizzathology titled A Pizza My Heart.
When she’s not writing she can be found cuddling her two dogs and enjoying the beach, where she lives.