Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Grave Refrain Cover and Summary is here!!

Grave Refrain, my debut novel, is a darkly humorous tale of ghostly encounters, sexy intrigue, and rock-and-roll romance. Set against the backdrop of a dilapidated San Francisco Victorian, this modern day love story is rich with vintage charm.
Available from Omnific Publishing and for sale on Amazon and select bookstores on Valentine's Day, 2/14/12.

Summary: Andrew Hayes, a brilliant but troubled musician, has been haunted since childhood by memories of his muse. One night from a San Francisco stage, he spots her, but before he can reach her, she vanishes from sight. Desperate to find the woman, he accepts a curious offer to stay in the city, moving into a dilapidated Victorian under going renovations that stir up far more than dust.

Andrew’s life soon becomes even more chaotic with the arrival of martini-swilling ghosts and a troupe of flesh-and-blood stoner spiritualists bringing bad tidings from the Great Beyond. The dark side of his obsession creates visions both thrilling and menacing, and as he struggles to solve the mysteries threatening him, Andrew discovers his life is repeating a refrain more deadly than he’d ever imagined.

Inspired by the sexy noirs and comedies of the past, Grave Refrain transports the reader to a place where the things that go bump in the night not only thrill you, but might just take your breath away for good.

Stay tuned for more exciting posts as the release date approaches. But right now, I need your support. Tweet, reblog, or Facebook this posting. Go Grave Refrain!!

...because when it comes to true love, one lifetime is never enough.


  1. Love the setting of a San Francisco Victorian, and how cool that your release day is Valentine's Day.

  2. OMG, sooo excited to read this!! Beautiful cover as well :)

  3. I cannot tell you how excited I am that you did this, Sarah!! Can't wait to read it...again ;-) (will be purchasing it on its release date!)

  4. Love the cover and can't wait to read the book! Congrats on your debut novel :)

  5. Oh, Sarah, I am so excited for you!! I remember brainstorming ideas with you about this book in one of its earlier forms during my first SF trip. Do I get to claim a LITTLE bit of credit for your smashing writing skills?? ;-) LOL -- not that you ever needed much help! Can't wait to get my copy!!!

  6. Sarah-

    It's finally real! I got teary reading the description. I'm so excited for you, and I'll definitely be purchasing a copy.

    (Slides you a glass of champagne with a martini chaser)

    Best of luck, my friend!

  7. WOOHOO!!!! Brings back a lot of great memories! Can't wait to get my grubby hands on a copy!!!

  8. Oh my gosh, I did not know you were publishing this! I am so excited and can't wait to be able to purchase and read again!!!!!