Isn’t she gorgeous!!?? I absolutely love it. Mira books did an incredible job capturing the hauntingly beautiful atmosphere of the book. I love the misty Appalachian mountains, the sparkling hints of magic, the beautiful crow you will meet in the story, and the gorgeous purple and orange of the setting sun…in the hour of crows when the day is no longer but the night is not yet.

And a HUGE thank you to Serene Heiner (@magicalbooknook) for doing this goofy video with me!!! She is simply the best!!!! (Falling over the chair is epic! 🍿🫶🏻😂) If you haven't seen the cover reveal instagram reel you have to check it out!  

Can you believe it’s only 6 months until IN THE HOUR OF CROWS hits the shelves? June 4, 2024  I can’t wait to share it with you all. And if you want, you can add it on your Goodreads TBR list, It’s also available for pre-order!  

Book Description: 

In a small town in Appalachia, people paint their doorways blue to keep spirits away. 
Black ferns grow where death will follow.
And Weatherly Opal Wilder is a Death Talker. 

When called upon, she can talk the death out of the dying and save their lives; only once, never twice. But this truly unique gift comes at a price, rooting Weatherly to people who only want her around when they need her and resent her backwater ways when they don’t. 

Weatherly’s cousin Adaire also has a gift: she’s a Scryer and can see the future reflected back in dark surfaces. Right before she is killed in an accident, Adaire saw something unnerving, and that’s why Weatherly believes she was murdered—never thinking for a moment that it was an accident. But when Weatherly, for the first time, is unable to talk the death out of the mayor’s son, the whole town suspects she is out for revenge, that she wouldn’t save him. 

With the help of clues Adaire left behind and her family’s Granny Witch recipe box, Weatherly sets out to find the truth behind her cousin’s death, whatever it takes. 

Imbued with magic, witchery, and suspense, Dana Elmendorf’s In the Hour of Crows is a thrilling tale of friendship, identity, and love.