Monday, 10 December 2018

Music and Malice in Hurricane Town by Alex Bell | Cover Reveal

Today's blog post is one that I am SUPER excited for. I have been invited to help with the cover reveal of Alex Bell's new book, Music and Malice in Hurricane Town. Alex Bell is the author of Frozen Charlotte, a book that was featured in Zoella's book club in 2016 and one of my personal favourite horror books. Here is the blurb for Music and Malice in Hurricane Town:

Jude Lomax scrapes a living playing the trumpet on the neon streets of Baton Noir. Then she is invited to play at the funeral of the infamous cajou queen, Ivory Monette. Passing through the cemetery gates, Jude finds herself possessed by the murdered queen’s spirit. And Ivory won’t rest until she’s found the person responsible for her death.
If Jude wants to be rid of the vengeful spirit, she must take a journey deep into the dangerous underbelly of the city, from the swampy depths of the Black Bayou to the velvet opulence of the vampires’ secret jazz clubs. But as Jude untangles Ivory’s web of secrets, she is confronted with a few dark truths from her own past…

It sounds pretty awesome right! Anyway, enough talking about the book, here is the beautiful cover which has been designed by Pip Johnson.

Music and Malice in Hurricane Town by Alex Bell cover

Pretty awesome right? And now for some exclusive content written by Alex Bell herself, a letter from the main character or Music and Malice in Hurricane Town, Jude Lomax.

If you’re reading this, then I guess you’re interested in finding out more about Baton Noir and what happened here on Cajou Night.
You probably think that the city is a corrupt, sinful, rotten, dangerous, depraved sort of a place. You’ve read about how the witches, and vampires, and conjurers live like royalty, whilst we ordinary folk barely scrape by on scraps. You know that the cajou queen rules with an iron fist, and that the ancient magic of the spirit realm has soaked into every cobbled street and drips like blood from each wrought-iron balcony.     
And, hell, you’re right. The city is all of those terrible things. I’ve lived here my whole life so I won’t deny it. But if you could only understand that – beneath the rot – Baton Noir is so much more than that.
It’s the jazz music spilling from every honkytonk and juke box in the Hurricane Quarter, and it’s the fireflies glowing in the warm bayou, and the steaming bowls of the best damn gumbo in the whole damn world.
I don’t care what anyone says; there’s beauty in Baton Noir’s weathered buildings, and neon lights, and gator-filled swamps.
I know you think that cajou is wicked, but perhaps it doesn’t have to be. Perhaps it can be something better. So I invite you to come to Baton Noir and find out for yourself – times are changing here. And this party is only just getting started.   
Jude Lomax.

Music and Malice in Hurricane Town is set to release on the 4th of April 2019, I can't wait to get my hands on it! It is available for pre-order from Amazon and you can find out more from and Little Tiger.



  1. This sounds far too scary for me, I have an absolute fear of posession but I know many people will enjoy it and you havn't too long to wait until its release now. Mich x

  2. This is a definite temptation for me, right up my street x

  3. Oooh now this is a cover which would definitely grab my attention! I love the snake on it!


  4. This looks like a really interesting book, quite different from what I usually read x

  5. I wasn't sure about this and then saw the word "vampire" and it sold me.

  6. This book sounds a bit too scary for me but love the cover!

  7. Oh this does sound interesting! I havent seen this before but sounds like one to read! - Laura dove

  8. This looks like a really great book, I love the cover! I don't feel like it's the right sort of book for me but it does sound like a really interesting story.

  9. What an intriguing book indeed, I am super excited about it. Its been a while I read something engaging

  10. It sounds like an eeire plot line withjude bekng possessed by a murdered queens sporit. I think it might be something I would try for a different genre of reading though.

  11. I always pick the books I read by looking at the front cover and this front cover definitely tempts me to read the book.

  12. I need this book in my life!! 😍😍

  13. What a fantastic cover and great sounding book! Thanks for sharing with us Kelsey!


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