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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Nearly Departed (The Eldritch Twins, #2) by Nick Vossen

The much anticipated sequel of Nick Vossen's The Eldritch Twins Series—THE NEARLY DEPARTED—has finally arrived! Return to the adventures of Lily and Quincy Swansong as they navigate the aftermath of their adventures uncovering the mysterious Swansong family secret and thwarting the apocalyptic plans of the wretched Haven organization in this quirky new adult fantasy!

Step back into the world of the Eldritch Twins that author Nick Vossen has spun in this darker and more personal tale of remembrance and revenge with a hint of voodoo and just a dash of existential dread with The Nearly Departed (The Eldritch Twins, #2)—out everywhere TODAY!


The blood runs deeper than the grave

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.


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 favourably, 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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Nick Vossen is the author of the The Swansong Conspiracy, the first in The Eldritch Twins Series. The second, The Nearly Departed, comes out November 30, 2021. If you are interested in reading more from this author, you can find their work wherever books are sold!

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