Barnes and Noble are currently running a promotion for 25% off on all books being released in 2023 and guess who’s got one of those?
Yes, my sophomore effort Knock Knock Open Wide is being released September 26th, in good time for Halloween. Per Barnes and Noble:
“Knock Knock, Open Wide weaves horror and Celtic myth into a terrifying, heartbreaking supernatural tale of fractured family bonds, the secrets we carry, and the veiled forces that guide Irish life.
Driving home late one night, Etain Larkin finds a corpse on a pitch-black country road deep in the Irish countryside. She takes the corpse to a remote farmhouse. So begins a night of unspeakable horror that will take her to the very brink of sanity.
She will never speak of it again.
Two decades later, Betty Fitzpatrick, newly arrived at college in Dublin, has already fallen in love with the drama society, and the beautiful but troubled Ashling Mallen. As their relationship blossoms, Ashling goes to great lengths to keep Betty away from her family, especially her alcoholic mother, Etain.
As their relationship blossoms, Betty learns her lover’s terrifying family history, and Ashling’s secret obsession. Ashling has become convinced that the horrors inflicted on her family are connected to a seemingly innocent children’s TV show. Everyone in Ireland watched this show in their youth, but Ash soon discovers that no one remembers it quite the same way. And only Ashling seems to remember its star: a small black goat puppet who lives in a box and only comes out if you don’t behave. They say he’s never come out.
When the door between the known and unknown opens, it can never close again.“
My own experiences with Rimini Riddle may have influenced the creation, who can say? Anyway, you can preorder it from Barnes and Noble HERE and if you use the code PREORDER25 you’ll get a stonking 25% off the price. Money out of my children’s mouths, but what do you care?
A new book you say? Mouse, how delightful.
Celtic myth doesn’t get quite the love it should in today’s public view so here’s hoping it does well.
If you do fantastic horror as well as you did political intrigue then I have no doubts the reception will be great.
*cracks my mouse clicking the link*
Yeah, When the Sparrow Falls was really good.
*empties my desk searching for my B&N gift card*
I suppose I might be interested in reading something else by the same author.
*slams card numbers into the little grey box*
If I have the time, I guess. I’m so busy this year.
*Clears schedule for all of September*
Yer a good egg Gaudy.
Your first book was excellent, so count me in.
Congratulations on the new book. I will certainly be ordering when I can.
Do puppets ever get ANY love in genre fiction or are they all Horrors waiting to happen? (Admittedly the puppets I remember best from childhood are Sooty & Co: even Mr Grady Hendrix would have a hard time making a sock puppet teddy bear a thing of terror).
Do you know if there is a Canadian retailer to get it from? If not I’ll get the ebook, but I’m a sucker for paper.