I was recently approached by a stranger of an author to do a cover reveal. I was hesitant because I didn’t know if they were someone I wanted to promote, but when I read the synopsis, I not only wanted to do the cover reveal, but I also asked to review it! But before we get to the synopsis, since we all judge books by their covers, here is the reveal:
When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.
Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.
Here Lies Love is a tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge? Here Lies Love is coming April 2014.
Be Part of the Creative Process
Thompson is currently “giving one lucky person the chance to name one of the male characters in the book!” I thought this was a really cool contest and a great way for an author to give back to the readers. If you have a name you just absolutely love (or maybe you want to use your own!) share it here by February 20th, 2014!
About the Author
He is the author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a Vast Array of Colours and phobia novella The Caseworker’s Memoirs. His first full length novel, a YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal will be available soon. Also in 2014, a dark new adult novel entitled Here Lies Love will be released.
A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people and interviewing authors. Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine’s Goosebumps series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller too.
And don’t forget to check out Here Lies Love on Goodreads!