POLAR NIGHT by Julie Flanders

I know I said I would finish up with the Next Big Thing meme for Solomon's Compass today. But that was before I knew about Julie Flanders' cover reveal for Polar Night.

You all know Julie, right? She's a librarian and a freelance writer who has written for both online and print publications. Like me, Julie is an avid animal lover. She shares her home in Cincinnati, Ohio with her dog and cat. You can find Julie online at her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Julie and I have been blog buddies for a while, and I've been waiting for her book ever since I knew she was writing it.

Polar Night, a suspense thriller with a supernatural twist, is her first novel. It will be published by Ink Smith Publishing on February 7, 2013.

Now...doesn't that cover just make you want to know much more about that man?

Just so happens I can help with that :)

Here's the blurb:

When Detective Danny Fitzpatrick leaves his hometown of Chicago and moves to Fairbanks, Alaska he wants nothing more than to escape the violence and heartbreak that left his life in pieces. Numbed by alcohol and the frozen temperatures of an Alaskan winter, Danny is content with a dead-end job investigating Fairbanks' cold cases. That all changes when a pretty blond woman goes missing on the winter solstice, and Danny stumbles upon some surprising connections between her disappearance and that of another Fairbanks woman three years earlier. Forced out of his lethargy, Danny sets out to both find the missing woman and solve his own cold case.

The investigation points Danny towards Aleksei Nechayev, the handsome and charming proprietor of an old asylum turned haunted tourist attraction in the Arctic town of Coldfoot. As he tries to find a link between Nechayev and his case, Danny's instinct tells him that Nechayev is much more than what he seems.

Danny has no idea that Nechayev is hiding a secret that is much more horrifying than anything he could ever have imagined. As his obsession with finding the missing women grows, Danny finds his own life in danger. And when the truth is finally revealed, the world as he knows it will never be the same.

a suspense thriller with a supernatural twist
February 7, 2013

Next Monday I'll finish up with the meme for Solomon's Compass. Promise. And on Wednesday, a guest blogger will visit the Tiki Hut. She's a mystery! You'll have to come back to see who it is :)

Happy Monday!


Excited for Julie! She is everywhere this morning.
Great post, loved reading it on this very cold Monday morning,

L. Diane Wolfe said…
My next book comes out the same week - we can both celebrate.
Stephen Tremp said…
Best wishes to Julie and her release next month!
J.L. Campbell said…
Interesting cover indeed. Congrats to Julie. I'm sure she's excited.
Emily R. King said…
Yay for Julie! I like the depth of your cover. Beautiful!
L.G. Smith said…
Cover reveals are fun. It is a very Julie morning. :)
Tracy Jo said…
LOVE this cover. Awesome. Sounds like a great read too! Congrats Julie!!!
Julie Flanders said…
Thank you so much for helping me with the cover reveal Carol! And especially for re-arranging your schedule, that was so nice of you. I'm so thrilled to be here at the Tiki Hut. :)

And thank you all for your kind comments, it makes me day to read them!!
Looking forward to this one....it sounds like a great read.
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I've seen her everywhere on FB and Twitter, too.

Yvonne - Stay warm!

Diane - Yay! Champagne for all :)

Stephen - The same wishes from me!

Joy - I'm sure she is, too. I know how excited I was with my debut book :)
LD Masterson said…
Hey, there's Julie again! Isn't it great. :-)
Johanna Garth said…
Yay Julie! What a great PR push for her book. BTW, just searched for it on Goodreads to put on my to read list and it's not listed yet.
Southpaw said…
Yes, the cover is totally intriguing and the plot sounds cool too.
Carol Kilgore said…
Emily - Julie's cover is way cool :)

Luanne - And a Julie afternoon, too!

Tracy Jo - Polar Night is on my Amazon list.

Julie - My pleasure to be a part of your big day. I wouldn't have missed it for anything.

Delores - I think so, too.
Brinda said…
Hey, if there is a good-looking proprietor of an old asylum, there is something suspicious.

Just sayin'.

This books sound great!
CATachresis said…
Already know and love Julie :) Wish her so much luck with the book xx
Ooh, a mystery guest blogger. Cool!

Looking forward to the rest of your meme, Carol.
Carol Kilgore said…
LD - Today is Julie's day!

Johanna - I'm sure Polar Night will appear on Goodreads any day now.

Southpaw - I agree.

Jennifer - Julie's raking in the congrats today :)

Brinda - Suspicious and intriguing! I want to know his story.

CATachresis - Hey, Austin...are you warm yet from your snow fun?

Stina - Already written and acheduled!
Laura Eno said…
Julie is everywhere today!
Helena said…
Julie's cover is all over the place, and it's definitely worth looking at over and over. I'm so happy for her.
Liza said…
Beautiful cover...and sounds like an excellent story.
It's great to see Julie and Polar Night here! This is a very exciting kick-off to a wonderful week! Julie
Melissa said…
Okay...I'm beginning to feel left out. LOL Julie is everywhere but my blog. :P

Her story sounds great. ;)
Carol Kilgore said…
Laura - I love it!

Helena - I'm happy for her, too :)

Liza - I'm looking forward to reading it.

Julie - I agree!

Melissa - But you have the Grammar Police :)
Sounds like a super book, and I LOVE that cover!
Lynda R Young said…
Fabulous cover. I really like it.
LR said…
Lots of polar nights here lately. Brr!

Sounds like a very interesting novel and I'll definitely check it out. ;)
Shirley Wells said…
Wow - what a great cover. The story sounds great too. Good luck to Julie!
Carol Kilgore said…
Susan - My thoughts exactly :)

Lynda - Same here.

LR - We have a warm-up underway. Yesterday felt like spring.

Shirley - Yay for good luck!
nutschell said…
yay for Julie! Love seeing her cover all over the blogosphere!
The cover is stunning, the story sounds great, and Polar Night is on my list of books to read. Best of luck, Julie. It really does sound like a winner.

Hi, Carol.

Did I mention Fairbanks is just up the road from us? About 2000 km.
Congratulations Julie!

Polar Night sounds an intriguing read!

Hi Carol!

Carol Kilgore said…
Nutschell - I'm loving that, too!

Joylene - "Just" up the road, eh? LOL!

Nas - I think so, too.
Arlee Bird said…
Bare trees against a gray sky are always intriguing to me.

Tossing It Out
Shelley Munro said…
Ooh! That sounds exciting. Luv the cover too. Congrats, Julie.
E.J. Wesley said…
Julie is truly one of the special people in the writing-blogging world, and I'm thrilled for her. Love the cover, too. :-)
that's a very atmospheric bookcover!
Carol Kilgore said…
Sorry I missed responding here yesterday. I ended up being out all afternoon and early evening, when I hadn't intended to be out at all.

Arlee - I agree about the tree and sky thing.

Shelley - Sounds like a great tale to me!

E.J. - Julie is a wonderful person. I'm totally pumped for her book!

Dezmond - I agree. I can already hear the music for the movie :)