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HAPPY COVER REVEAL: Tidepool by Nicole Willson

In 1913, Henry Hamilton travels to Tidepool to investigate the small oceanside town’s development potential. Ada Oliver, a wealthy Tidepool resident, asks Henry if he’d like to meet her daughter. Mysteriously, Henry never returns home to Baltimore, and his sister, Sorrow Hamilton, travels to Tidepool searching for him.

After a mutilated corpse washes up on the beach, havoc ensues as the string of disappearances is investigated—along with the dark, destroying secret that the town and its gods harbor.

Dive into the Eldritch horror that will surely entangle you in TIDEPOOL by Nicole Willson, coming August 03, 2021. Pre-order your copy TODAY!

If ye give not willingly, the Lords will rise…

Lovecraftian dark fantasy gets a modern treatment in this terrifying debut novel.

In 1913, Henry Hamilton disappears while on a business trip, and his sister, Sorrow, won’t rest until she finds out what happened to him. Defying her father’s orders to remain at home, she travels to Tidepool, the last place Henry is known to have visited.

Residents of the small, shabby oceanside town can’t quite meet Sorrow’s eyes when she questions them all about Henry. When corpses wash up on shore looking as if they’ve been torn apart by something not quite human, Sorrow is ready to return to Baltimore and let her father send in the professional detectives.

However, then she meets Mrs. Ada Oliver, a widow whose black silk dresses and elegant manners set her apart from other Tidepool residents. After a terrifying encounter with the “daughter” Mrs. Oliver keeps in the basement, Sorrow discovers Tidepool’s dark, deadly secret.

With his discovery, some denizens of Tidepool—human and otherwise—are hell bent on making sure Sorrow never leaves their forsaken town.

Atmospheric, riveting, and frightening, Tidepool is a must read for those who pursue the truth no matter what the personal cost may be.


Nicole Willson lives in Virginia with her husband, a rotating cast of cats, and a pile of to-be-read books that is frequently high enough to be life threatening. She has been a frequent visitor to small coastal towns located along the Eastern shore but has yet to see anything truly alarming emerge from those waters, much to her disappointment.

She is currently a publications editor and has also been a web content specialist and an editorial assistant. She fulfilled a longtime dream of competing on “Jeopardy!” in 2011, although she did not fulfill her longtime dream of being a Jeopardy champion, alas.

A member of the Horror Writers Association, Nicole has contributed flash fiction to various publications and frequently attends writing workshops around the country. She cannot remember a time when she wasn’t writing, but when she picked up a cousin’s battered copy of Dracula one summer, her passion for horror and dark fantasy was born. She is a seven-time NaNoWriMo winner. Her interests in Lovecraftian horror and American Horror Story gave her the ideas that eventually developed into Tidepool.

You can learn more about Nicole’s short fiction and read about her obsessions with What We Do in the Shadows and The Sims at

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