Hello there! I’m very excited about today’s post. Pat Esden and I met in cyberspace a few years ago during an online pitch contest and have been friends every since! She participated in a bloghop I co-hosted called Thursday’s Children and we got to know each other even better.
Because we’re both infatuated with all things gothic, we frequently bump into each other on Pinterest. We’ve also both written about Maine (surely the most gothic of the fifty states…). I have no doubt her New Adult book A Hold On Me will be right up my (shadowy, eerie) street!
Here’s more about the book —
A HOLD ON ME (Dark Heart Book #1) by Pat Esden
Release date: March 2016
She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.
Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue—until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine—and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.
Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support—Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings—and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…
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Now without further ado, let me reveal the gorgeous cover, drum roll please…