I’m currently in the wilds of Iceland, on the last leg of a year-long European adventure, with sporadic, unreliable internet access. I wanted to drop in quickly, though, to tell you that my new novel, Halcyon, is now available at all booksellers and retailers across the US and Canada.
This was a tough novel to write. I poured just about everything into it, and the early reviews suggest that the hard work has paid off. I’m so grateful to everybody who has read and reviewed the book so far, and for all the support I’ve received.
Need a refresher on what Halcyon is about? Here’s the cover copy:
Halcyon is the perfect haven for all Americans who want to escape the dismal state of the U.S., but paradise isn’t what it seems…
A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario—a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon seems like a dream come true. The utopia is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.
On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. They can’t take any more pain or fear. Especially sensitive Edith, whose nightmares have an eerie way of becoming reality. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. No smart phones. No TV. No internet. No TV. Back to a simpler way of life. But something doesn’t feel right. Martin begins to suspect deception beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer. And when something feels too good to be true… it usually is. Martin wants to know the truth—however terrible—behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon.
Halcyon is Rio Youers’ page-turning race against the clock in a world that eschews the limits of time.
And you can read the first chapter right HERE.
Hopefully, that’s enough to whet your appetite.
Of course, I’ll always prefer that you visit your local indie bookstore and buy your copy of Halcyon there, but if online shopping is your jam, you can find a list of retailers (including a couple of good indies) on the Halcyon page on this website, or over at Macmillan’s page.
And if you read Halcyon and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review somewhere. Word of mouth is so very important.
One last thing: the UK ebook of Halcyon (Titan Books) will be available in one week, on July 17th, with the paperback hitting UK stores in October.
Thank you all so much.