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
SHE ESCAPED SERVITUDE FOR A WORSE FATE. NOW SHE WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
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?
I’ll be back soon to announce the release of Tainted Harvest.
Have A Safe And Happy Memorial Day!