Cover Reveal – The Old Mill

A stench lies on Avebury, New Hampshire. It isn’t something that one can smell, it is more of a psychic soot polluting everybody’s mood. No one recalls when it arrived, but there does seem to be a connection with the Old Mill and its mysterious new owners.

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Following the trail of the local legend, the ghost of Martha Goode, Gill Baxter is driven to discover the truth behind the events of 1821 and, hopefully, prevent another “time of dying.” That trail, though, leads directly to The Old Mill.

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Yes, I am finally coming close to the end! Editing is complete and the formatting actually was far smoother than usual. I, of course, checked the formatting 20 times over to be sure – there is no way possible everything worked right off without Word adding extra pages ad some inconvenient point! But, it looks good.

So that means it is time to schedule a release!

And to show off the cover I made well over a year ago. Remember, this was supposed to be released in 2019!

Here is a longer version of the blurb, but I will use the one above most of the time:

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A stench lies on Avebury, New Hampshire. It isn’t something that one can smell, it is more of a psychic soot polluting everybody’s mood. No one recalls when it arrived, but there does seem to be a connection with the Old Mill and its mysterious new owners.

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In his 19 years of living in Avebury, Gill Baxter has both grown into the town’s fabric and has let the fabric of the town grow into him, so much so that few remember that he isn’t one of the age-old locals. There is one thing, though, that separates him from a true local.  Being from “away”, Gill missed the rite of passage that every school child has gone through, the late-night visit to the Goode Mansion to meet one of Avebury’s most celebrated citizens, the ghost of Martha Goode. At least for those who believe in such things.

To help satisfy his curiosity, Gill’s house keeper sets him up on an after-dark date to visit the Goode Mansion with her sister, and Gill’s secret crush, Lyndsey. Gill and Lyndsey’s experience confronting the ghost of Martha sets the ball rolling that might uncover Avebury’s darkest secrets.

With Avebury entering a new “time of dying”, seemingly at the hands of the long dead Thomas Goode, the man said to be responsible for the first “time of dying” in 1821, will Gill succeed and perhaps drive off the black clouds, or will the evil forces streaming out of the Goode Mill, the Old Mill, win, destroying everything, and everyone, that he holds most dear?

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Let me know what you think!

31 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – The Old Mill

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Oh, and if you do read it, don’t laugh too much at my clumsy attempts at adding a little Agile in ;) (It doesn’t have much to do with the plot, but the main character is a manager over a group of developers and coders, so occasionally mentions sitting in on Scrum meetings and such)

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  3. Writing Sparkle

    The mystery and suspense built into your blurb is fantastic! Between the blurb and the intriguing cover I don’t think you will have problem with grabbing reader’s attention on amazon. Congrats. Can’t wait to see it go live on Amazon

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Luckily even though I can see that mill on the cover from my house, there is nothing coming out of it to affect my mood ;) I hope I’m in a very good mood over the weekend and hope the same for you :)

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