Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal – Tainted Harvest: Simone Doucet Series (Book 1) by E. Denise Billups

Yoo-hoo! Happy Memorial Day! After a long break from blogging, I am excited to be back to share with you my just-released cover for book one in the Simone Doucet Series, Tainted Harvest. The cover design is by the talented graphic artist Matt Davies of VeryMuchSo.Agency.

Here It Is!

Author: E. Denise Billups

Title: Tainted Harvest: Simone Doucet Series (Book 1)

Genre: Southern Gothic, Historical Fiction

Publisher: Next Chapter Publishing, Coming Soon



Simone Doucet is searching for a meaningful life. As a travel writer, she’s searched but hasn’t found a purpose yet. She accepts an assignment that takes her to Magnolia Sunrise, a historical bed-and-breakfast on the bluffs of Natchez, Mississippi. Soon, frightful images of a young slave girl, Delphine Randolph, haunt her every evening. Are the dreams related to the assignment? Will she find answers in Natchez?

The first night at the B&B, a ghostly visitation transports Simone to 1863, antebellum Natchez. Through spectral eyes, Simone sees Delphine’s history. Her servitude as a wet nurse to her master’s wife, rape, and forced pregnancies, her daring escape, and early demise inside a Civil War contraband camp known as the Devil’s Punchbowl. Delphine wants everyone to know what happened to her at Magnolia Sunrise and inside the Union soldier’s encampment. She won’t stop haunting Simone until she TELLS HER STORY.

But why has Delphine chosen Simone? Will this awakening bring a new purpose to Simone’s life? Or more untold mysteries to be discovered?

Book Trailer

I’ll be back soon to announce the release of Tainted Harvest.

Have A Safe And Happy Memorial Day!

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10 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – Tainted Harvest: Simone Doucet Series (Book 1) by E. Denise Billups”

  1. Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:
    My Featured Blogger this week is E. Denise Billups. It’s hard to find something Denise hasn’t done: MBA and early career in finance, accomplished ballerina, athlete and fitness aficionado. But most of all, she has the heart of a writer. She’s the author of three novels, with a fourth about to be published. Tainted Harvest is an “Outlander”-like thriller about a modern day woman hurled into her ancestral past and compelled by the spirit of a long-dead slave woman to reveal long-hidden truths the about Civil War era “contraband camps.” Enjoy!

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