Cover Reveal: A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair

Thanks for joining me today as I unveil the cover of my upcoming mystery/suspense novel A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. Kensington Publishing sent me the artwork the end of October, and it’s been torture sitting on it this long. Between a trip to the Dominican Republic in November, followed by holidays and family commitments in December, I didn’t want to roll it out.

But the time has finally arrived. It’s a new year and Yesteryears, the first book in my Point Pleasant series, releases in four months. You can add it to your Goodreads TBR list and/or pre-order it from Amazon and all major book sellers. But first, check out this cover. It’s different than anything I’ve released in the past, but the genre is different for me, too. My main goal was that the cover capture the ominous feeling of the story. What do you think?

Book cover for A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair, depicting a wooded thicket at night

Here’s the Blurb:

Behind a legend lies the truth…

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…

Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…


I hope you’ll join me when the book rolls out. There’s a lot of research that went into this novel. Many of the events that are depicted, including the collapse of the Silver Bridge and sightings of the Mothman are based on historical fact. Release date is April 26, 2016.

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49 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair

    • Thanks, Donna 🙂 I still get a thrill out of every cover reveal I do and I’m really super excited about this one. It is eerie, isn’t it? You can peek now and again, LOL!
      Happy New Year!


  1. Awesome, suggestive cover.
    Congratulations, for you first, and to the cover artist!
    I can hardly wait to find out the new Mae in this story.
    If you need a place to promo the cover, you know where I am.
    Warm hugs from a frozen place!

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    • Thanks for the invitation, Carmen. I will put something together and send it over to you. And I have to get busy writing blog posts for the release. The next four months will likely fly by. At least by April it will be warmer for both of us, LOL. I woke up to snow flurries this morning, which snow is probably looming around the corner!


    • Thanks, L.J. I’m really excited about this one. It grew from a Mythical Monday blog post I did on the Mothman back in 2013. I can’t believe how far my interest in Point Pleasant, the Silver Bridge and the Mothman has evolved since then!

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  2. I love it, definitely has the mystery vibe. I can’t wait to dive in to your Point Pleasant series. I remember your post about your visit to the town to check out the Mothman legend firsthand.
    Happy New Year, Mae.

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    • Happy New Year, Emma. Those trips to Point Pleasant definitely helped in crafting this book and the otherr two yet to come in the series. Immersing myself in the setting really helped. So glad you’re looking forward to this one!


    • Hi, Teresa! It’s so wonderful to have you drop by. Do you live in Point Pleasant? I took two trips there (2013 and 2015) to do research on the area. Loved visiting the town and seeing the TNT first hand (very spooky). I’m super excited to have someone who lives there read the series!


  3. Definitely ominous, Mae Clair! Not my usual genre either, but I like the sound of this one… as soon as you mentioned the words ‘lots of research’ and real events in history, you had me hooked! 😁😂😄 Great cover, and great way to launch the new year with the publication of a new book!

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    • HI, Ali. *waves* Happy New Year! Yep, I did a ton of research on this one, much of it first hand. The history of the Silver Bridge, the changes to Point Pleasant and the sightings of the Mothman allowed me to merge fact with fiction…and my love of cryptids (the Mothman). 🙂 Thanks for visiting and checking out the cover. I’m excited you’re excited 🙂

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  4. Wow Mae! I just love the cover and I’ve heard about Mothman on the Destination channel. I don’t remember, but isn’t he in New Jersey somewhere, or am I confusing him with the flying unicorn-dragon thing? Whatever, I am so excited and have a room open on the Ranch anytime you want it.


    • Thanks for that invitation to the ranch. I need to take you up on it and fill out the submission form for an Uncover Monday. And yep, I think you’re confusing Mothy with the Jersey Devil. The Mothman was sighted in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (among other places) and has a lot of history and legend associated with him. You can always learn about him in the book 🙂

      Happy New Year! It’s great to hear from you!


      • Oh, I will definitely read the book when I have some unclaimed funds to spend, Mae! Yeah, I figured I was confusing two myths. lol Btw- would you believe I JUST today got your email about this post… Don’t you hate weekly digests? I need to investigate how to change that. lol

        Can’t wait to have you back on the Ranch! I’ll start airing your room. What scent do you prefer? Lavender? Vanilla? Something else? I’ll set it up. 😉

        Happy New Year sweetness!!!

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      • Ooo, how about jasmine or honeysuckle? I can already picture getting comfy on the ranch for s stay.Maybe I can even convince the Mothman to tag along, LOL!


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  6. I’ve read three of your books so far. Fantastic writing by a fantastic author.

    Love your cover. I’ll “Amen” Lauralynn’s post and agree the cover depicts just the right amount of creepy. Bet it’s going to be a good one.

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    • Sorry I’m late in responding to this comment. The snow storm did a number on me, LOL.

      Wow, thanks for checking out my novels. I really appreciate the reads and reviews. And I’m delighted to hear you like the cover for this one. I feel strongly about the book and can’t wait for the release, hoping readers will enjoy it as much as I have! 🙂


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