A Curse So Dark (Pioneer Falls, #1)
by Heather Davis
Publication Date: October 5, 2017
You can never really hide from what you’re meant to be…
A blood curse. Deadly secrets. A dark stranger.
When her deputy sheriff father goes missing, Lily Turner learns the quaint logging town of Pioneer Falls harbors terrible secrets– an unspeakable past connected to her family and a blood curse her father has hidden from his three daughters.
When Morgan McAllister arrives in town, Lily can’t deny their mutual attraction. But falling for Morgan may derail Lily’s efforts to find her father and to save her younger sisters from the family fte.
Searching for answers deep in the shadowy forests that surround the town, Lily will risk everything to uncover the truth. As hunters are exposed and rivals for the territory circle the Turner sisters, no one in Pioneer Falls is safe– especially with the full moon rising.
From the author of Never Cry Werewolf comes this suspenseful new series full of dark secrets and heartfelt romance.
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Heather Davis is the author of The Pioneer Falls series, a new Young Adult Paranormal Romance trilogy set in the dark forests of the Pacific Northwest.
Her previous books include Never Cry Werewolf and its two novella sequels, Sometimes by Moonlight and Always in Shadow. Heather is also the author of Wherever You Go, and the RITA Award finalist for Best Young Adult Romance, The Clearing.
Heather loves writing about strong, smart heroines and the dark heroes that challenge them. In every book you’ll find suspense, a touch of humor, and tons of heartfelt romance.
She is obsessed with good coffee, books, indie bands, and perfect chocolate chip cookies.
Visit her at www.heatherdavisbooks.com
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What is a typical writing day like for you?
First of all, thanks so much for hosting me on BookHounds!
A typical writing day for me is never routine. Some days I am developing characters, so I’ll journal about their histories. If I’m writing a complicated plot with a mystery element (like in A Curse So Dark) I’ll spend a few days with notecards and a bulletin board, mapping out turning points.
When I’m working on a first draft, my writing day is broken up into a morning session and afternoon into evening session. I have a daily goal I try to hit––a certain number of words or pages. The goal’s important so I don’t lose momentum. In striving for the goal, I generally follow the scene plan I’ve got outlined on my bulletin board, but sometimes I veer off to an unplanned scene.
During my second drafts, I go through the manuscript, writing to flesh things out. I was a film student in college, and so my mind tends to picture things cinematically––I write really spare first drafts with lots of dialogue. So, the second draft is where I drop in a lot of description, setting, and block out character’s body movements and reactions.
I’m usually more productive first thing in the morning because I often dream about my characters and subconsciously work out snags I’ve hit in the story. Tasks around the house can do that too––I’ve had solutions come to me while taking a shower or doing chores.
One thing I know for sure is that I don’t feel like myself if I’m not writing a story. It’s part of who I am and it feeds my happiness. So, whether it’s plotting or journaling or actually drafting, I’m working on my writing nearly every day.
Right now, I’m working on finishing book three in my new series. It’s been so fun to create the world of Pioneer Falls. I hope you’ll check out A Curse So Dark, the first book in the trilogy!
- One (1) winner will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, signed copies of Never Cry Werewolf, The Clearing, and Wherever You Go.
Judy Thomas says
It sounds like a really good read, I can’t wait!
Cali W. says
Cool giveaway; Never Cry Werewolf sounds like a good read. 🙂
Becky Richardson says
Sounds like an awesome read!
Kate Sarsfield says
Heather is so lucky to be doing something she feels passionately about!
Judy Cox says
This is a great chance to win some great books. This is the type of reads I love.
Kristy Petree says
Nice guest post. I read The Clearing years ago and absolutely loved it. Thanks for the chance!
Sandra Watts says
Nice post. Looks good.
Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway!
Ella Westrich says
Thank you for this opportunity! <3
Penny Olson says
Sounds like a spooky and suspenseful read. Perfect for this time of year.