Amanda Hocking

Freeks is Out!

January 3rd, 2017 by
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Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of―one that could change her future forever.

Set against the backdrop of the 1980s, Amanda Hocking’s first stand-alone novel for print takes inspiration from Pretty in Pink and The Lost Boys, making it a New Wave take on Gothic Romance.

Freeks has been a huge passion project of mine. It was something I wrote for myself, so it has a killer soundtrack – which you can check it out: here – and I am crazy excited for you all to read it. The hit Netflix series Stranger Things is definitely inspired by many, many of the same things that inspired me to write Freeks (although the two stories are vastly different). So if you like Stranger Things, you may enjoy Freeks.

I also had a super fun conversation with Roshani Choksi (author of The Star-Touched Queen) where we discussed all kinds of things, including some of the inspiration and scarier things about writing Freeks. You can read that: here

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