I’m very happy to show you all the awesome cover for my upcoming horror novel, Doppelgänger, which will be out from Samhain Horror in February 2015. This is my third book for Samhain, and I’m really looking forward to it.
The cover is by veteran Samhain artist Scott Carpenter, who also did the cover for my previous book Zombie Rebellion. He’s a very gifted artist and I think he did a very good job capturing the essence of old Victorian-era horror that I hope comes across in the book. The story takes place mostly in New York in 1880.
Here is the official summary teaser for Doppelgänger:
Transplanted from her native Sweden to the drawing rooms and gas-lit parlors of Gilded Age New York, Anine Atherton will want for nothing in the lavish row house her rich new husband bought for her. But Anine’s house doesn’t seem to like people. The caretaker hangs himself in the entryway. The maid drops dead her first day on the job. Anine herself is becoming anxious and terrified, and not just because of the ghostly laughter she hears in the middle of the night. Her gentle, charming husband is slowly turning into a domineering brute. And whatever shadowy entity lives in her house, it can read Anine’s mind and use her darkest secrets against her. The last woman to live in the house went insane. Will Anine be next in line?
Those of you who are long-term readers may remember the process of me writing this book, which I documented on this blog. I did an article about the perils of a 21st-century man trying to think like a 19th-century woman, and I also happily announced the acceptance of the book for publication the day I found out about it. Now we have only a few more months before it’s out in stores and on your e-reader!
As soon as Doppelgänger is available for preorder, I’ll be sure to announce it here.