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Cover Reveal: Usher House Rising by Don Roff

Life after her high school graduation sucks for Mads Bland—her foster mother has died, her boyfriend has broken up with her, she can’t afford community college, and it seems that she’ll work in a grocery store forever.

When a mysterious invitation to Usher House arrives at her door, however, everything changes. Mads soon learns that her real name is Madeline Usher and that she has inherited the crumbling mansion in a remote part of Georgia. What’s more, she discovers that she has a twin brother, the quick-witted and devil-may-care Roderick Usher. At first, things seem excellent—Mads meets a beautiful guy, Liam Delaney, who operates his father’s farm down the road, she has inherited the remainder of the Usher fortune, and she now has a sprawling home, a place of her own.

However, Mads finds out that she’s a pawn in a deadly game—her narcissistic brother is jealous of her romantic relationship with Liam, so he gaslights and imprisons his new-found sister within the haunted confines of the manor. Mads must battle against the inherited insanity that every Usher family member has succumbed to and embrace her hidden strengths that she didn’t know she had to survive the madness of Usher House.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Award-winning author Don Roff has written nearly 20 books, primarily of a scary nature, for children and adults. His bestselling books include Werewolf Tales, Terrifying Tales, Ghost Hauntings: America’s Most Haunted Places published by Scholastic, as well as Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection published by Chronicle Books/Simon & Schuster UK, and Snowblind from Brambleberry Books (currently in pre-production for an adapted film).

His book, Clare at Sixteen, will be available from Parliament House Press on March 16, 2021; the adapted film will star Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) as the eponymous Clare. His book, Usher House Rising, a modern series retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s short tale, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” will be available September 21,2021 from Parliament House Press.

He has won several awards for his screenwriting, including the 2006 PNWA Zola Award for Screenwriting. Roff served as a combatant in the 3rd Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia. He writes a monthly blog for Save The Cat! that examines the story structure of popular films, mostly horror. His darkly humorous and suspenseful radio anthology , Darkside Drive, is available as a podcast on iTunes. He Currently lives in the pacific northwest.


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“The House stood dark and silent. In these hours, the still house could be so overbearing. Often times, I was afraid to stare down the darkness of the hallway. The last thing I wanted to see was the ghost of one of my relatives. Not that I believed that could happen.”

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