Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Southern Gothic Novels by Rhodi Hawk - November 21, 2012

Looking for some Southern Gothic/paranormal thrillers to read over the holiday weekend? 

The Tangled Bridge
Twisted Ladder 2
Tor Books, October 30, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc is desperate to escape the madness that has followed her family for a century. She’s struggling to adjust to her new-found power and to stick to the pact that protects her sanity.

But an innocent little boy is being hunted—by Madeleine’s half brother and her great-grandmother, Chloe, and by the demons they control. The boy is a threat to their bloodline, to their very nature, but Madeleine cannot let his young life be callously destroyed.

Thrust into an age-old battle of dark versus light, Madeleine dives deep into the history of her family and into the vast paranormal underworld of New Orleans, a world seemingly controlled by her great-grandmother.

The only way to stop Chloe lies past the tangled bridge that could lead to great power…or total destruction.

A Twisted Ladder
Twisted Ladder 1
Tor Books, August 31, 2010 (reprint)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 544 pages

Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc has spent her whole career trying to determine the cause of her father's schizophrenia. She always felt that if she could unravel the disease’s origins, she could cure the man who left her and her brother, Marc, to practically raise themselves on the Louisiana Bayou. When Marc takes his own life, Madeleine embarks on a shocking journey into her family’s history—fraught with dark secrets, conjured demons, and a powerful relative who puts Madeleine’s own life and property in peril. The only way to she can save herself is to face the ghosts of the past, the dangers of the present, and the twisted ladder that links them all together.

About Rhodi

Rhodi Hawk has been fascinated by storytelling since her earliest memory, when her grandmother read to her from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Rhodi has been reading or writing ever since, and began her career as a transcription linguist in US Army intelligence. She later made a living as a technical writer during the Internet boom, working on her first novel in the early mornings and at night.

Rhodi Hawk won the International Thriller Writers Scholarship for her first work of fiction, A Twisted Ladder. She is represented by Peter Miller of PMA Literary and Film Management.

A compulsive traveler, she lives in Magnolia, TX with a host of critters, including her husband, Hank.

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See more about A Twisted Ladder and The Tangled Bridge at these blogs/websites:

Nov 8:   Short & Sweet Reviews (A Twisted Ladder)
Nov 9:   Short & Sweet Reviews (The Tangled Bridge)
Nov 10: book brats
Nov 12: Paranormal Book Club
Nov 13: Omnimystery News
Nov 14: Book Passion For Life
Nov 15: Butterfly-o-Meter Books
Nov 16: Bibliophilic Book Blog
Nov 17: Basia's Bookshelf
Nov 18: Joyousreads (giveaway!)
Nov 20: Seeing Night Reviews

Clicking on the blog/website name will take you directly to the relevant post.


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