It’s all about debut releases for friends lately in my world! And I am thrilled to help my friend Kim Liggett celebrate the release of her YA romantic horror (or hor-mance as she calls it!), Blood And Salt. I heard Kim read just the first paragraph at our Djerassi retreat more than two years ago and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Luckily I was able to read an advanced copy and the whole thing is just as gorgeous and eerie as the beginning. But before we get to the giveaway entry, here’s a little about the book:
Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”
These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.
As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.
This book, y’all. It’s so deliciously creepy and swoony. Now, go enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!