Under a blackened moon, a child is born who is destined to be a monster. As he grows, Wendell yearns for love and freedom from the curse he was born with. That yearning turns to reality when a traveler enters his village; a young man named Jacques who, despite the warnings, stands by Wendell’s side through violence and heartbreak.
Genre: Supernatural Horror, YA, LGBTQA+, Fiction
Setting: Bavaria, Germany 1600s
Publisher: Indigo River Publishing
Publish date: 2022
Nicole's forthcoming debut novel, DEERSTALKER, is being published by Indigo River Publishing. Based in a historical setting with horror and supernatural elements, this novel explores cursed villages and what it means to be a monster. It features queer characters and relationships, religious warfare, and family ties.
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Along with research, Nicole likes creating playlists and image boards for the mood, tone, and setting of each project. Below are the ones for DEERSTALKER. You can see even more references on Tumblr.
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