Monday, January 21, 2013

Presenting: Polar Night by Julie Flanders

Before I start today, I just want to do two quick announcements. Firstly, I decided to move the nominations and sponsor announcements to tomorrow, since nominations are still coming in. So if you haven't done it yet, please go nominate some awesome bloggers now! 

Then, you have 10 days to enter the Word Master Challenge


Today, I want to announce Julie Flanders's new release.


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. 


Julie Flanders is a librarian and a freelance writer who has written for both online and print publications. She is an avid animal lover and shares her home in Cincinnati, Ohio with her dog and cat. 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. Find Julie online at her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

All the best, Julie!

Who out there are mystery-lovers like me? 


  1. Yeah for Julie!
    Crap, still need to nominate.

  2. Thank you for sharing this Misha!!!

    I didn't know about the nominations, I had totally missed that. Will have to get busy today LOL.

  3. I've been seeing this cover all over the blogosphere today and every time I do, it still catches my attention as a seriously cool cover.

  4. Big congratulations to Julie. The book sounds amazing!

  5. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for introducing Julie.

  6. Congrats to Julie! Her cover is fantastic. I'm seeing her everywhere today.

  7. Congrats to Julie, it sounds like a fantastic book! And that cover - WOW!

  8. Yay for Julie! The book sounds great.

  9. I've only read a few mysteries, but this one sounds great. Thanks for sharing! And I also like the cover.

  10. Here it is again!
    TBR list... :)

  11. Julie, you've been all over today! I'm so excited for you!!

  12. Been seeing this cover around the blogosphere. Very cool!

  13. Polar Night sounds intriguing. Good luck with the sales Julie.

    Misha; my Word Challenge entry will be up on Thursday.


  14. I don't usually do mysteries, but this does sound like it has a strong protagonist, and I ADORE strong characters. I might have to check it out...

  15. So excited for Julie!

  16. Her book sounds great, I agree. And that cover is fantastic.

  17. That's a great cover and premise.


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