Maplecroft, by Cherie Priest
Available for pre-order now, and expected to release on September 2, 2014!
- "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and
when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. It’s not
as if she had much choice. Her parents were trying to eat her.
Now it is 1894.
In the wake of her trial, Lizzie has changed her name to “Lizbeth A. Borden,” and she’s bought a house on the other side of her oceanfront hometown—a sprawling Victorian mansion called Maplecroft. Her inherited fortune has been invested in a terrific library and laboratory, installed in Maplecroft’s basement; and from this center of operations she observes and researches the supernatural foe that so hideously transformed her parents.
Someone has to. And no one else even suspects what’s truly happening. No one knows that just offshore lurks an ancient god, starved for blood. Its agents are masked, and eager to kill. They are ready to invade.
But one woman stands guard on the shore between the ocean and Fall River. She has seen the dark forces of the Atlantic firsthand, and she has no illusions. Every night she hears the tide bring messages of madness, apocalypse, and monsters.
And she is ready to meet them all. With an axe."
This is a book I have been waiting for since I saw Cherie Priest's panel at Phoenix Comicon last year! It sounds very Lizzie Borden meets Lovecraft.
Pre-orders at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and hopefully your local book stores as well.
More about Cherie Priest: http://www.cheriepriest.com/about/