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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Place of Stone and Shadow by Jane Nickerson!

I love me some southern gothic, and a good dose of fairy tale retellings (as you all know), so I'm sure it's been no surprise to any of you to see Jane Nickerson and her fantastic gothic retellings popping up here and there on the blog over the years. She's talked to us about setting Bluebeard in the heart of the deep South, shared deleted scenes -- I even used one of her titles in a bit of bookspine poetry!
So I'm thrilled today to be the one to get to introduce you to the third book in this atmospheric series (following Strands of Bronze and Gold and The Mirk and Midnight Hour), A Place of Stone and Shadow!
Check it out:

*Side note: my mom has begun collecting blue books for her bookshelf, because they are her happy place (we are a colorful family, apparently), and I can say without a doubt that as soon as this book is in my hands, she'll begin plotting ways to get it onto her shelves instead... =D

You'll be able to get your hands on A Place of Stone and Shadow in the soonish-times, and if you haven't read the rest of the series, rest assured, they are stand-alone novels that can be read indiviually -- but you've got some time, so why not start on the excellent Strands of Bronze and Gold now?

A note on the series:
The three stand-alone historical novels are set in the same place in Mississippi but at different times -- just before the U.S. civil war, during the conflict, and after the end of the war. The books are related by time and place but each has a different voice and style appropriate for the story. The first novel, STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD, is a retelling of the horror fairy tale "Bluebeard". The middle book, THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR, is based on the ancient "Ballad of Tam Lin". The final piece, A PATH OF STONE AND SHADOW, is a ghost story. Each novel is different but each could be described as a romantic, gothic thriller.

Let us know your thoughts on the cover, and on the series if you've read it, in the comments! 

About the author:
For many years Jane Nickerson and her family lived in a big old house in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where she was also the children’s librarian. She has always loved the South, “the olden days,” gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. After a few years in Ontario, Canada, Jane and her husband have returned to Mississippi where Jane lives in a little old house and writes, mostly about the old days and the never-were days.


  1. This looks great! It makes me excited to read my own book! Thank you so much, Misty!--Jane

  2. I can't wait for this! Strands of Bronze and Gold is one of my very favorite books! I love gothic type books, they're one of my favorite genres, and this look mysterious and is begging me to read it!

  3. Still need to read Strands of Bronze and Gold.

    But the covers on these are atmospheric like a good gothic should be. :)

    1. Yes! Perfectly atmospheric. Plus, I love a good curlicue. =D

  4. I love the new cover! Actually, they're all SO pretty! I think I need to get around to reading these now :)

  5. Has a release date been announced yet? I noticed the description and cover on the website, so I was hoping maybe soon. I've been looking forward to this book for a while!

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