Hi there! Welcome to my stop on the ENTER THE NIGHT blog tour sponsored by AToMR tours! You can find the rest of the tours tops here. This new YA paranormal is out now and a seriously spooky contemporary romance. Perfect for my pre-Halloween SPOOKTACULAR! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!
In Comes the Night, Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock, three troubled seniors at Streep Academy, learned to escape their pain — escape their very bodies — by casting a dark piece of themselves out through the stained glass window high in the attic of their dorm, Harvell House.
Casting has been the salvation of each of the girls, but particularly for Maryanne. The wholesome good girl of the trio, Maryanne nevertheless harbors a secret — and a darkness — unrivaled by tattooed scenester Alex or beautiful badass Brooke. Casting provides Maryanne a desperately needed reprieve from her guilt and pain, but it’s become like a drug. And as with any drug, it only masks the real problems … and brings dangers of its own.
When Maryanne starts dating Bryce Walker, son of the notorious “Heller” hunter Ira Walker, is it first love, or is there a darker, more self-destructive impulse at play? As the superstitious citizens of Mansbridge begin to mutter and scan the night skies for Hellers, can the hunted lie down with the hunter and emerge unscathed?
Both of the Casters stories is a psychological chiller. The girls, Alex, Brooke and Maryanne, have each terrible, personal secrets. Secrets they still won’t share with each other. ENTER THE NIGHT is Maryanne’s story–a story of grief and guilt that nearly kills her.
Maryanne feels personally responsible for her baby brother Jason’s death. She was babysitting him when he died and crucifies herself mentally for not checking on him just one last time. As a mother, I know this scenario would haunt me to my dying day–and that’s exactly how Marryanne feels. Except when she’s casting–separating from her body in a mystical trance. Her casted self–along with Brooke’s and Alex’s–feels a tenth of the guilt and suffering Maryanne experiences every waking hour.
But the townsfolk of Mansbridge scour the skies in fear of the shadowy casts they call Hellers, thinking them soul-stealing demons–this limits the girls casting activity. Even Bryce, the delish hunk of hockey godness who is smitten with Maryanne is a Heller hunter. THE Heller if it comes down to it. And, unfortunately, Maryanne is smitten with Bryce as well.
Plus, being with him helps to keep her guilt over Jason away.
Now she’s on half-alert to learn how Bryce will try to catch the Hellers, while keeping herself sane in the face of her grief. Alex and Brooke are by her side–most of the time. Maryanne specifically seems to put herself in danger–in order to punish herself for not caring for Jason when she should have. It’s a mind/heart wrencher, in truth. Though the danger ramps consistently the story feels organic, not melodramatic.
Like the first book, COMES THE NIGHT, there are valuable lessons on friendship and forgiveness–hard learned for these cast-away girls. Neither book has ended in a cliffhanger, but I’d still recommend reading COMES THE NIGHT first. (Disclaimer, first book deals with rape quite openly). Both are good reads and recommended for upper teens due to ‘normal’ teen illicit activity and rape.
About the Authors:
NORAH WILSON is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two adult children, dog Chloe, and kitty Ruckus. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.
HEATHER DOHERTY fell in love with writing while taking creative writing courses with Athabasca University. Motivated by her university success, and a life-long dream of becoming a novelist, she later enrolled in the Humber School for Writers under the mentorship of David Adams Richards. Her first literary novel was published in 2006. While still writing dark literary (as well as not-so-dark children’s lit), she is beyond thrilled to be writing paranormal/horror with Norah. Heather lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with her family. (No pets, but I swear Norah’s dog, Chloe, calls me Aunt Heather).
Together, Heather and Norah write dark, edgy, frightening young adult paranormal/horror.
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