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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I'm hosting a promo spotlight on Cat Winter's latest historical fiction with paranormal elements, The Uninvited, today, as a part of the ongoing VBT. The giveaway includes 2 print copies of The Uninvited, don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!
The Uninvited
Cat Winters
Published: August 11, 2015 by William Morrow
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19547848-the-uninvited
From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

“Dark and romantic…[The protagonist’s] compelling voice carries this gothic coming-of-age story, at once horrifying and tender, toward a revelatory yet hopeful conclusion.”  — Publishers Weekly

Buy Link:
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For more on The Uninvited, to read an excerpt and an interview with Cat Winters, visit USA Today's Happy Ever After (click to read the blog post).
About the Author:

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Her second novel, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, was named to the American Library Association's 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project, the 2014 Tiptree Award Longlist, and VOYA's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror of 2014.

Her first novel for adults, THE UNINVITED, debuted in 2015, and her upcoming novels include THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY (YA fiction, March 2016) and YESTERNIGHT (adult fiction, Summer 2016). She's also a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS.

Winters lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

Author Links:
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