Today I’m excited to participate in the release day tour of MORTAL REMAINS by Mary Ann Fraser! In this Edward Scissorhands meets Six Feet Under gothic romance, aspiring-cosmetologist Lily McCrae jeopardizes her family funeral home’s future when she falls for a boy named Adam, who is supposedly dead. Can she save the family’s mortuary she hopes to inherit and unravel Adam’s dark secrets? Find out. Mortal Remains is in stores today.
Morticia. Ghoul Girl. Freak. Eighteen-year-old Lily McCrae has heard it all. But despite what the bullies say, she loves her job doing makeup for the dead for her family’s failing funeral home business. Lately, though, Lily’s best friend Mallory is too busy reinventing herself to hang out, her stepbrother Evan is preoccupied with college applications, and her father is pushing her into taking over the family business without even asking her opinion, so she feels lonelier than ever. She finds herself spending all her time in the prep room talking to her “clients.” After all, the dead are the only ones who really listen.
Then the neighboring house is leveled in an explosion, dredging up memories of Adam, the boy who lived there and saved her life the day of the accident that left her scarred and disabled, and of the things she saw there that she just wanted to forget. When she, Mallory, and Evan go exploring and find a mysterious hatch in the rubble, they discover that someone’s been trapped inside. Someone who says his name is Adam. Trouble is, Adam has been missing for four years. And this Adam doesn’t have any memory of her and seems to be keeping a lot of secrets. This forces Lily to reconcile her past feelings for him while she also struggles to figure out what she wants out of life. Will Lily ever decide who she wants to be? And is love enough to overcome truth?
International Tour-Wide Instagram Giveaway
Head over to my Instagram account where 5 winners will get a digital version of Mortal Remains! And check the hashtag #MortalRemainsMTMC to see more release day posts & more chances to win!
About Mary Ann Fraser:
Mary Ann Fraser is the author/illustrator of over seventy fiction and non-fiction books for young readers, including her debut YA MORTAL REMAINS and her latest picture book, MILTON AND ODIE AND THE BIGGER-THAN-BIGMOUTH BASS (Charlesbridge). Her books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers “Pick of the List.” She is a member of SCBWI and a founding member of the Children’s Authors Network. When she is not writing, illustrating, or giving school presentations, she is hiking the trails of Idaho, puttering in her garden, painting, or reading. To learn more visit www.MaryAnnFraser.com.