Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett ~ Book Spotlight & Giveaway!

About the Book: 

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

Early Praise for Blood and Salt

“Absolutely irresistible, Blood and Salt drew me in from the very first line!” 
— Carrie Ryan, NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teethseries

Blood and Salt is an intense, exhilarating debut brimming with darkness, passion, and impending doom. Kim Liggett’s twisted imagination and gutsy storytelling seduced and thrilled me with each gorgeous, blood-spattered page. This is a book to devour as soon as it comes out.”
— Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and The Walls Around Us 

“Bloodline curses, post-mortem messages from a girl strung up by a rope, and a cult in the middle of a sea of sinister corn? Count me in. This one is eerie, and full of doom.” 
— Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Antigoddess

“Corn cults, ancient superstitions, love, murder…this YA horror is unlike anything else I’ve read. It’s eerie, bloody, and beautiful.” 
— April Tucholke, author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

“Vengeful ghosts, dead bodies in corn fields, and a centuries-old secret kept me flipping the pages until the thrilling end.”
— Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter

About the Author:

At sixteen, Kim Liggett left her rural midwestern town for New York City to pursue a career in both music and acting. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kim sang backup for some of the biggest rock bands in the 80's.

After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a children's art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians.

She's married to jazz musician Ken Peplowski, has two beautiful teens, and a very neurotic dog that drags her through Riverside Park everyday on the Upper West side of Manhattan.



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