Blog of crime and supernatural writer Tony Richards, author of more than a dozen novels and creator of the fictional town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts, where the real witches of Salem fled.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
DEADLY VIOLET -- THE 4th RAINE'S LANDING NOVEL
Three of my series of Raine's Landing superadventure novels have seen print so far, all to great reviews, one from Dark Regions Press and two from Eos/HarperCollins. But, for a variety of reasons, I've decided to put book 4 in the series directly onto Kindle. I'm currently negotiating with a publisher to have a print version of the new book out in 2013. Meanwhile, here's the 'back-cover' blurb:
It may look like a perfectly ordinary New England town, a little larger than most. But Raine’s Landing, Massachusetts, holds some very dark secrets. The real witches of Salem fled here just before the Trials of 1692, and the place has been full of magic -- the good and the bad kind -- ever since. And a curse hangs over the whole population … there are so many people because nobody born here can ever leave.
It’s late December now. People are getting ready for the holidays, scarcely guessing what is coming their way next. Because a psychic beggar girl in the town’s Victorian past has gotten hold of a magical jewel that massively expands her powers -- she has reached out with her mind through time itself, making contact with Raine’s Landing in the present day. The only problem is, she’s warped the fabric of reality by doing that, damaging the walls that separate them from very different and strange Universes. Rows of houses begin vanishing, with their occupants still inside. Bizarre creatures, some of them extremely dangerous, start to roam the streets. And if Ross, Cassie, and Doc Willets are going to stop their hometown from disappearing altogether, then they’re going to need an awful lot of help.