Monday, February 06, 2012

Book Winners: Gayle and Jane have won autographed copies of Lost Girls. Thanks, everyone for reading and posting!


It's release week for my latest Intrigue, THE LOST GIRLS OF JOHNSON'S BAYOU. Here's a bit about the book:

She was only six when she walked out of the swamp after the LeBlanc School for Girls caught on fire. Sixteen years after the terrifying night that stole her memory, a child's scream lures Ginny back into the woods…where a strong arm encircles her. The gun-wielding stranger is Paul Stanton, a cop-turned-P.I., who's come to Johnson's Bayou looking for answers of his own.

Paul has spent almost two decades searching for his missing sister and now, this Southern beauty could be the key to his quest. But someone would rather see Ginny dead than have her memories resurface. And although uncovering the dark secrets of the past could put them both at risk, it's a chance Paul's willing to take if it means finding his future…with Ginny.

It follows the trend of spooky, bayou mysteries that I've loving writing. This one is a complete stand-alone so no previous reading required to jump right into the story.

I'm hard at work on the next book, and always love some good atmosphere, so yesterday, we went to see THE WOMAN IN BLACK. It was good. Not great. Not bad. Some creepy moments, but the story, as a whole, was undeveloped. It could have been much better with some plot twists. Ah well. I'm beginning to think that if I want a good horror movie, I need to write it myself.

Have you seen anything good lately?

Today, I'll be giving away two copies of LOST GIRLS to posters, so leave your comments and an email address for a chance to win!

Deadly DeLeon



22 comments:

Leslie Langtry said...

I'm so excited for the new release! Deliciously creepy cover!

Zita said...

My most recent movies were Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and One for the Money. Both were fantastic. The story sound fantastic, too! Creepy bayou stories are some of my favourites. Not that I'd ever want to go there myself, you understand. 'Gators and snakes and all manner of creepy-crawlies. No thanks! But I like reading about them just fine :-)

catslady said...

Love the cover! My daughter just saw Woman in Black and said the same thing - just okay. The last movie I saw was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - pretty good but I liked the book better. As usual, too much was left out and I really had to think on this one and thought the movie was a bit confusing but worth seeing.

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Leslie! I love the cover, too. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Zita - I haven't seen either of those. Good to know that you recommend them. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

catslady - I have the book but haven't had a chance to read it. I do love Daniel Craig, so was thinking of seeing the movie. :)

Gayle Cochrane said...

I can't wait to read The Lost Girls Of Johnson's Bayou. I love Bayou stories for some reason, and your first two were great. I am not that into watching scary movies.

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Jane said...
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Jane said...

Congrats on the new release, Jana. I just saw "The Thing" prequel on DVD. It was okay.

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Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Gayle - I think with horror movies, you either love them or hate them. I love bayou books, too. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Jane - I saw that advertised somewhere. It seems like "okay" is the operative description these days. sigh

Jane said...

Jana, I think people who saw The Thing from the 80s with Kurt Russell would be disappointed with the prequel.
janie1215 AT excite DOT com

donnas said...

Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it. Really cool cover.

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Robin Kaye said...

I love the cover and can't wait to read it! Congrats on the release!

blackroze37 AT yahoo.com said...

love all books about the bayou

Kristi said...

Yay! I've been waiting for it to come out so I could get it for my Nook. I have the other two too. I'll have you know that I would never have even picked up a harlequin if it wasn't for you.

Kairee Taylor said...

Hi Jana--I read The Secrets of Cypriere Bayou in December so I'm so glad to see another book with a fantastically creepy cover. Looks like more "reading with all the lights on" for me :) Can't wait to read it!
~Kairee Taylor
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Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, donnas! I love the cover, too.

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Robin!

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi blackroze - I love bayou books, too. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Ah, Kristi. Thanks! It's so nice to know that I'm getting people to crossover. I have read Intrigue for years and love them. It's the perfect short romance/mystery "fix" when you don't have a lot of time. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Kairee - there's actually one in between called Bayou Bodyguard. That one is a continuation of Secret.

I'm so glad you enjoyed Secret and hope you enjoy Lost Girls.