Cover Reveal: A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair #RRBC Author

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m kicking off the week by doing a cover reveal for A Desolate Hour, the third and final book in my Point Pleasant mystery/suspense series focused on the Mothman of urban legend.

Book cover for A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair shows a small town overlooking a river at night, full moon overhead, cover in wash of green red and black with white lettering

Book 3 in the Point Pleasant Series
Length: 79,000 Words
Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Underground Imprint
Publication Date: July 18, 2017


Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .

For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing Chief Cornstalk—the man who cursed the town with his dying breath?

While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .


This book was challenging for me, the hardest of the three to write, but I’m pleased with the way it turned out. If you’ve been following the series, all those questions about the Mothman are finally answered with the conclusion of this novel. Caden Flynn is back, along with other regular characters, Eve, Katie, and Ryan. There’s also a few new ones you’ll be meeting and one character, who had a minor role in A Cold Tomorrow, is now front and center.

I hope you’ll join me for the conclusion of the trilogy.

A Desolate Hour is now available for pre-order from all major book sellers. Pre-orders help tremendously with a book’s launch, so both the Mothman and I would be highly jazzed should you like to place an order now. 😀 Just click here to pick the bookseller of your choice.

And if you happened to miss books 1 and 2, the purchase links are below.

A Thousand Yesteryears (Book 1) is on sale for .99 until February 4

A Cold Tomorrow (Book 2)

114 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair #RRBC Author

    • Thanks, Jan! Lovely to see you here. I must apologize because your comments have been getting trapped in my spam filter for some reason. I think I have it sorted out now and that shouldn’t happen again. Happy Monday!


  1. A beautiful addition to the other 2 books in the series!
    Congratulations well deserved for reaching a successful end of the series!
    It goes without saying that I can hardly wait to open the book!

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    • Hi, Carmen. Thanks so much for the congrats. I love the cover and am so pleased with the artwork Kensington did. They’ve really taken care of me with this series. I can’t wait to see what you think of the conclusion!


  2. I liked all the covers, but this one might be my favorite. It’s hard to say. I love the colors, and the moon really adds something. Really captivating.

    And, as you might have expected, I’ve already pre-ordered my copy. Can’t wait!

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    • Hi, Staci. I think the cover artist did a great job delivering what I asked for (small town overlooking a river at night with moon in background). They really nailed it.
      And thank you so much for the pre-order. I know I whined to you a few times about meeting my deadline.Now that it’s behind me, I can look forward to the fun of release day!


    • Hi, Robbie. Thank you so much for dropping by and checking out the cover reveal….and especially for adding the books to your 2017 TBR. I love using urban legends and folklore as a theme for my novels and hope you will enjoy them!


  3. Congratulations on your cover, Mae. I can’t wait to read A Desolate Hour, as I’m almost finished with A Thousand Yesteryears, and I love it – well-written, just like Eclipse Lake. 🙂

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    • Hi, Gwen! It is always a pleasure and an honor to have you stop by my blog. Thank you for those lovely words and I’m delighted to hear you’re enjoying A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. Happy Monday! 🙂


  4. Congratulations Mae, the cover is stunning! Have added all three books to my TBR for 2017. It’s such an exciting time with a new release coming up. I know it’s hard letting go of a series that has invaded your soul as this one must have done; but the exciting new projects will soon ease that sense of loss. Delighted to reblogg this.

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    • You’re a gem, Soooz! Thank you kindly for reblogging, and you hit the nail on the head when you said this series has invaded my soul. It is definitely hard letting go of it, but I’m also excited about the prospect of new projects. Thanks so much for sharing in my cover reveal joy! 🙂


      • 🌹 My absolute pleasure, Mae Clair. (I’m currently trying to hush the characters from my latest book) they keep invading my new creations. I have a feeling I may need to kill them off in order to move on. Writers’ … sigh. We are a breed apart.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful cover, Mae! And I’m eager to read it. I’ll be posting my review of A Cold Tomorrow later today (ha) on Bookin’ It, and on Amazon, as well, so stay tuned. And this release date is being marked down on my book calendar, even as I type. (And don’t think that isn’t a mean trick!) 🙂 Congratulations! You did it! Hope you can give yourself a bit of time off, now. You’ve certainly earned it.

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    • Time off? What’s that? LOL!
      I know you’re the same way. 🙂
      Actually, I’m already 20K into the next novel and I got an email yesterday that might have me looking at other projects. Once I sort things out I’ll probably blog about that.
      Glad you’re marking this one down, and I’m jazzed to know A COLD TOMORROW has another review coming. Thanks, my friend!


    • Hey, no worries, Sue. We all need to do that. I tend to disappear from Friday night to Sunday night (my time to blow off steam and also get some intense writing done). It’s always a pleasure to have you drop by whenever you can make it! Thanks for checking out the cover and so glad you’re looking forward to the release! 🙂

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    • So glad you like the cover, Lauralynn. And I feel a bit like you…sad to see it end, but knowing that had to happen sooner or later. I’m already 20K into the next project 🙂


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