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HAPPY COVER REVEAL: The Nearly Departed by Nick Vossen

It’s that time again—time to slink into the dark of night for another...COVER REVEAL! Author Nick Vossen takes readers back into the world of The Eldritch Twins, Lilly and Quincy Swansong in his sequel The Nearly Departed. Follow the twins in this tale of remembrance and search for revenge, you won't want to miss out!


The nights grow ever darker and longer for Lilly and Quincy Swansong.

Their adventure uncovering the mysterious Swansong family secret and thwarting the apocalyptic plans of the wretched Haven organization left the world in a state of confusion and numbness for the few people still aware of what happened over the past few years. Why don’t regular people respond to the strange, peculiar and horrible things happening around them anymore? Why did the Global Defense Force disband? Why do the shadowy figures of Haven appear to be constantly looming in the distance?

Why can’t people remember?

The twins try to learn whatever they can, but mostly they just survive. Ever on the run from revenge-seeking Haven agents, they zip quietly between backwater towns and dirt roads in the middle of nowhere. When a mysterious affliction possibly linked to Haven interventions rears its ugly head, it leads the twins on a new path entirely. Here they meet new friends, encountering a terrifying new foe and, unfortunately, die in the process.

However, it appears becoming recently deceased can be simply a minor setback for those who know where to look and how to move forward. Not letting death stop them, Quincy and Lilly traverse the afterlife in search of a way home. But it won’t take long for them to realize you can’t just escape the dark and foreboding, but strangely neon-lighted, Realm of the Nearly Departed. Not without making a few deals. Nor without a Corgi showing you the way through the lifeless alleys and underground passages of a world where lost souls roam and it’s 1985 for all eternity.

Step back in the world of the Eldritch Twins in this darker and more personal tale of remembrance and revenge with a hint of voodoo and just a dash of existential dread.

Step back into the supernatural world of the Eldritch Twins that Nick Vossen has created in The Nearly Departed, coming to bookstores November 30, 2021! Preorder your copy TODAY!


Nick Vossen was raised on blockbuster films from the 80s and 90s as well as fantasy and sci-fi novels, comics and games. No matter the medium, his love for storytelling grew ever larger. Having always had a fascination with the fantastical and weird, he quickly grew fond of authors such as Terry Pratchett, H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman and many more. During the winter of 2017 Nick released an anthology of short, weird fiction entitled The Fissures Between Worlds, which delves into the strange places on Earth where time does not flow as it should. It was received quite favorably, and so Nick’s desire to tell more stories grew. He has since been privileged to appear in several other anthologies, magazines and short story compilations and has quite a few projects still in the works. His biggest fascinations and inspirations are old forgotten woodlands, the deepest depths of the oceans and the unsettling, uncanniness of retro futurism.

Nick graduated in Media- and Culture studies at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He is currently working as a freelance creative writer and author. He also frequently works on projects in the Dutch indie-film industry, putting his talents to use in art-direction, set-dressing and of course screenwriting. His first novel, The Swansong Conspiracy (book 1 of the Eldritch Twins series) was released at the end of 2020 by Parliament House Press and well received. The book series offers a unique blend of coming-of-age comedy, supernatural horror and mystery.

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