After the conclusion of the bestselling Fever series, Karen Marie Moning begins a new trilogy, the Watch Hill series, which is Lives of the Mayfair Witches meets Mexican Gothic, with a dash of True Blood for good measure.
THE HOUSE ON WATCH HILL
by Karen Marie Moning
William Morrow, January 2023
(via Writers House)
Twenty-four-year-old Zo Grey is already reeling from the sudden death of her mother when she receives a mysterious call from an attorney in Divinity, Louisiana, advising that she has been left an inheritance by a distant relative named Juniper Cameron, the terms of which he will only discuss in person. With nothing left to lose, Zo heads to Divinity, where she learns she has been left a small fortune and a monstrosity of a house that sits ominously at the peak of Watch Hill – but she must live in it, alone, for three years before the house, or the fortune, is hers.
Met with this irresistible opportunity to dig out from under her debts, finally go to college, and build a future for herself, Zo puts aside her misgivings about the forbidding house and the strange circumstances, and moves into the Gothic mansion, where she is quickly met by a red-eyed Stygian owl and an impossibly sexy Scottish groundskeeper. The house, Zo soon learns, is full of countless secrets and mystifying riddles, with doors that go nowhere, others that are dead-bolted and impossible to open, and a mysterious turret into which there is no visible means of ingress. What Zo doesn’t yet know is that her own roots lie in this very house and that, in order to discover her true identity and awaken her dormant powers, she will have to face off against the grand matriarch who brought her here – Juniper Cameron – who is far from gone, and who has sinister plans for Zo…
Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Highlander series and the Fever series, which have nearly 9 million copies in print in the English language and have been translated into an additional 24 languages.