Monday, September 15, 2014

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

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A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author. The first in a new series.

Annabel Lee is summoned from Siam to live with her father in 1820's Philadelphia shortly after her mother's death, but an unconventional upbringing makes her repugnant to her angry, secretive father. Annabel becomes infatuated with her father's assistant Allan, who dabbles in writing when he's not helping with medical advancements. But in darker hours, when she's not to be roaming the house, she encounters the devilish assistant Edgar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Allan, and who others insist doesn't exist.

A rash of murders across Philadelphia, coupled with her father's strange behavior, leads Annabel to satisfy her curiosity and uncover a terrible truth: Edgar and Allan are two halves of the same person - and they are about to make the crimes detailed in Allan's stories come to life. Unless Annabel stops them.

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Author Spotlight

Jessica Verday is the New York Times best-selling author of The Hollow trilogy. She wrote the first draft of The Hollow by hand, using thirteen spiral-bound notebooks and fifteen black pens. The first draft of The Haunted took fifteen spiral-bound notebooks and twenty black pens. The Hidden took too many notebooks and too many pens to count. She lives in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with her husband. You can visit her online at

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  1. I did not have a special place,,, wait, yes, I did! My gram ma's house xd

    Ana Death Duarte

  2. When I was little, I loved staying in my room and pretending!!!

  3. I had lots of them, I really liked being alone when I could. Sometimes I'd go for a long walk on my own just to get away from everyone.

  4. I went to the park behind my elementary school and just sat on the swings for hours. I still draw the park even after it burned in a fire years ago.

  5. Under the trees in the backyard was always lovely.

  6. I used to perch in the willow tree in the front yard and read or just watch the world go by. Sadly, the tree died (though I'd no longer fit in the crook of the trunk anyway).

  7. my room, was always good or my grandmother house!

  8. Well, I had a spot in the woods I made special for myself

  9. Yes out of my house, garage stairs in the dark

  10. When I was younger I would actually climb this tree that I and my friends always climbed. I would usually go there when I wanted to be alone.