Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy Birthday DEVIL!

Us Thirteeners are very excited today, because April Tucholke's BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA is finally on shelves! *blasts off confetti cannon*

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.


Guys, THIS BOOK! I read it in one of its earliest form (April and I (Erin) have been critique partners since we were both unagented and chasing a dream), and even then DEVIL blew me away. The morally ambiguous characters! The gorgeous, visceral prose. The copious amounts of Creepy. And let's not forget the haunting gothic setting.

A crumbling estate...



set against an angry sea...



bordered by train tracks and tunnels...



and a sprawling graveyard.



All of which only become creepier after River rents Violet's guest house. Yes, River. With his crooked smile, and mischievous ways, and sexy swagger.

  


River, who Violet can't help loving even when she knows she shouldn't. 



Go grab your copy today! Just make sure you keep the light on while reading.


Congratulations, April! We couldn't be happier for you!

10 comments:

  1. WOOHOO! Congratulations, April! Your book is so fantastically awesome and it has the best cover yet and I really, really hope Penguin doesn't change it or the not match the second book's cover with Devil's like they seem to be doing a lot of lately because I LOVE THE COVER SO MUCH! :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa. Thanks. And rumor has it they are definitely matching my sequel cover to DEVIL'S :)

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    2. You're very welcome! And OH THANK GOODNESS. It must be gorgeous then ^_^

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  2. Yay, April! We love you, April and your book is AMAZING! So excited that this book is finally out in the world! :) <3 *confetti & champagne*

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    1. Thanks, J.R. I'm thrilled that your own horror book is out in the world and doing so well. It makes me so damn happy.

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  3. Erin, I love this gifs so very, very much...

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    1. To be honest, same here. I had way too much fun pulling this post together. I love DEVIL, I love me some gifs. It was a win-win. :D

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  4. Congratulations on the release! My copy arrived a few days late, but thankfully it did arrived. It's my next read :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for buying my Devil book, Petra. Awesome.

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