Cover Reveal: Cusp of Night by Mae Clair

Today is uber-exciting for me! At long last, I’m able to share the cover and blurb for Cusp of Night, the first book in my upcoming Hode’s Hill series. Cusp of Night  will release on June 12th, but in the interim, it’s available to add to your TBR on Goodreads.

I have many good friends sharing this cover across the blogosphere today and tomorrow, so you’re likely to see it pop up in various places. Thank you to everyone participating in my cover reveal splash, and to everyone dropping by to share in my excitement.   Here’s my new baby . . .

book cover for Cusp of Night, a mystery/suspense novel by Mae Clair

Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the past lives again when Maya witnesses an assault during the annual “Fiend Fest.” The victim is developer Leland Hode, patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, and he was attacked by someone dressed like the Fiend.

Compelled to discover who is behind the attack and why, Maya uncovers a shortlist of enemies of the Hode clan. The mystery deepens when she finds the journal of a late nineteenth-century spiritualist who once lived in Maya’s house—a woman whose ghost may still linger.

Known as the Blue Lady of Hode’s Hill due to a genetic condition, Lucinda Glass vanished without a trace and was believed to be one of the Fiend’s tragic victims. The disappearance of a young couple, combined with more sightings of the monster, trigger Maya to join forces with Leland’s son Collin. But the closer she gets to unearthing the truth, the closer she comes to a hidden world of twisted secrets, insanity, and evil that refuses to die . . .

What do you think? I love what Kensington Publishing did with my cover art suggestions. Should you choose to read the book, you’ll discover why that corner street lamp, alley, and the brownstone buildings looming in the background are perfect—like a scene plucked from my book!

Cusp of Night is a mystery/suspense novel but it has a healthy dollop of urban legend and the paranormal.

Thanks for hanging out with me today! 🙂

105 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Cusp of Night by Mae Clair

  1. Pingback: New Cover Reveal for Mae Clair | Penny Wilson Writes

  2. I don’t know how you do it, but your covers are always so evocative of the ambience of the story to come. And that blurb – that last line scares me and gave me the shivers! For as many authors out there who complain about struggling with blurbs you could give lessons. You should give lessons!

    Another book I have to somehow find time to read. Good thing I don’t need as much sleep as I used to… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi, Heather! Lovely to have you pop in and check out my latest. I can’t take full credit for either the blurb or the cover. I write a blurb and then the good folks at Kensington tweak it for marketability. For the cover, I provide suggestions of what I’d like to see and then they do their magic. They always outshine my expectations. They really are a great house.

      I’m excited the blurb gave you shivers and that you’re looking forward to reading the book. I’m so thrilled to be launching a new series! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. That cover is absolutely gorgeous, Mae! So mysterious, and it pulls me right in!! Congratulations on being one step closer to launching your new series. Hope it takes off like a rocket! 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Mae Clair has a new series coming out in June, and here’s her cover reveal for the first book! I think you’ll agree that it’s a winner. Makes me think of covers by Chris McGrath, and that’s the highest compliment I can bestow. Check it out, and help spread the word. Congratulations, Mae!


  5. Wonderful dark cover and how terrific they blended elements from your book into the image! The blurb is compulsive and I love the mixture of genres … very tempted! Adding to my Goodreads! Congratulations and best of luck with the work until the release. Xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks so much, Annika. I get to provide cover art suggestions for each of my books, but it’s up to Kensington’s wonderful art team to pull them together into something eye-catching. I love what they did with this one. Glad you found it tempting. And thanks for the GR add! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. That’s an awesome cover. Notice how the man and the lamp work with the rule of thirds? Mine will go up tomorrow, but I didn’t have a good reason not to do it today. My Nevada trip kind of pushed me off kilter.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. High five, Mae! I love love the cover. The cover and blurb definitely lure me in. That and the fact that I’m a huge fan of your work. This is bound to be another hit!
    Congratulations! Enjoy every moment of another amazing achievement. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oh, Natalie, thank you so much. I so value your support, and I’m delighted the cover and blurb have done their job. I’m excited about this new series and hope everyone finds it as compelling as I do. Many thanks, my friend!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. I am so happy for you, Mae. The cover is incredible and the blurb powerful. I’m looking forward to reading it. My heartfelt congratulations! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  9. The urban monster – the indefinable fear in the dark alley…oh, I LOVE it! May God bless all who venture out in Hodes Hill after the twelfth chime! The blurb is great, the cover art does the rest. Sounds like a fine book, Mae. I wish it well!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Pingback: Reading Links 3/6/18 – Where Genres Collide

  11. Hi Mae,
    Thanks for dropping by my site. You are the experienced eye of book covers that I need. I like yours, it sparks the imagination along with your book description. Best of luck.


I love comments, so please scribble a thought or two!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.