I’m excited to be teaming up with Pique Beyond once again as a VIP Reader/Ambassador for their upcoming new YA release, The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters — which follows a young Edgar Allan Poe and the Muse named Lenore that inspires him.
Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”
Catch up on reading Edgar Allan Poe!
Before you dive into The Raven’s Tale, now is the perfect time to brush up on some classic poetry and short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. Did you know that his works are available in the public domain? That means you can read them for LEGALLY, for free, online. Wikisource has a great collection of his works available here.
Some of his most famous works include:
- “The Raven”
- “The Fall of the House of Usher”
- “The Tell-Tale Heart”
- “The Masque of the Red Death”
- “The Pit & the Pendulum”
- “The Cask of Amontillado”
Here’s where you can check out additional sneak peeks and enter to win a copy from Bookish (through 4/23):
Plus, be sure to meet Cat Winters on tour for The Raven’s Tale: