Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It's time! It's time! *dances* I can finally share all the details about my next YA release. It's a standalone. It's coming out in January 2013 from Scholastic/Point. And I love the cover so much that I screamed and clapped when I saw it.





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Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?

"Deliciously spooky and ridiculously fun, THE DEAD AND BURIED reminded me why Kim Harrington is one of my favorite authors." – Rachel Hawkins, NYT Bestselling Author of Hex Hall

"A perfect blend of mystery, horror and romance. THE DEAD AND BURIED both terrifies and seduces. I gasped at the scary parts and cried buckets at the end - I loved it!" – Sophie Jordan, NYT Bestselling Author of Firelight

"Look out Mary Downing Hahn. I've not been this spooked since Wait Till Helen Comes. Kim Harrington skillfully blends the uncertainty of moving to a new town and figuring out how to fit in with dead on humor, sweet romance, and spooky spectres. THE DEAD AND BURIED is a perfect, classical ghost story with a decidedly modern feel. I adored it." – Myra McEntire, Hourglass and Timepiece

"THE DEAD AND BURIED is a clever, fast-paced thriller that grips from first page to last. Jade Kelley is a formidable heroine who attacks problems with intelligence and sheer force of will. The tangible paranormal menace, tangle of clues and suspects, and delicious undercurrent of romantic tension all work to make this novel impossible to put down." – Sonia Gensler, The Revenant

“Kim Harrington has crafted a deliciously eerie mystery that kept me guessing from the first line to the last.” – Leigh Fallon, Carrier of the Mark

I AM SO EXCITED! I had a lot of fun writing this book. And I love the cover LIKE WHOA. It's spooky and mysterious. It says, THIS IS A HAUNTED HOUSE BOOK, YO. No confusion. And it's also one of those covers that ties in very well with the book. When you read it, you'll understand why.
So what do you think? Let me know in the comments!
You can add The Dead And Buried to your Goodreads shelf here.

Contest is closed. Winners: Lena, bookittyblog, Jennifer @ Bawdy

And to celebrate, I'm doing a giveaway! Spread the cover far and wide and you could win a signed book from me–Clarity, Perception, Sleuth or Dare #1, Sleuth or Dare #2, or the French Clarity. Whichever one you want! Three winners! Anywhere in the world.

All you have to do to enter is post a comment below. However, you can get additional entries for:

+1 tweeting this: RT @Kim_Harrington THE DEAD AND BURIED Reveal & Giveaway! Please RT!
+1 adding The Dead And Buried to your Goodreads shelf.
+1 sharing a link to this blog post on Facebook (or you can just hit the share button at the bottom of this post).
+1 sharing the cover on Tumblr
+8 featuring The Dead And Buried on your blog (Waiting on Wednesday or something like that)

Please let me know everything you did in your comment so I’ll know how many points to assign to you!

The last day to enter is Tuesday, 6/5/12. I’ll go through all the entries, use, and announce the winners here on Wednesday, 6/6/12. Thanks!


  1. Would love to read this as soon as possible! Tweeting the news! @teacher6th and sharing on Facebook :D

  2. Wow.. love to read this book! Although I can't wait to read the next Clarity book since I love Perception so much....

    +1 Tweet at!/MayPau531/status/205291583359287296
    +1 The Dead and the Buried on Good Reads Shelf

  3. So excited! I've been wanting to read a thriller. Perfect timing ;)

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! The book sounds great. Congrats :)

    +1 comment
    +1 adding The Dead And Buried to your Goodreads shelf (I added and updated the cover and synopsis!)
    +8 featuring The Dead And Buried on your blog (It will be featured in my Saturday Wrap Up post on Sat 26th--I'll come back and link in a reply)

    1. Post:

  5. *LOVE* off to tweet and add to GR!


    I kind of went crazy so here goes:
    +1 comment
    +1 Tweeting (I'm whtabtpineapple)
    +1 adding on Goodreads
    +8 featuring on my blog! (

  7. Can't wait to read it. Plus buy it for the library where I work.

    +1 The Dead and the Buried on Good Reads Shelf

  8. +1 tweet:
    +1 add The Dead and Buried to your Goodreads:
    +1 share a link to this blog post on Facebook:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to read The Dead and Buried!


  9. Oh, the synopsis is definitely intriguing =)

  10. What a kick-ass cover!! Congratulations, Kim!

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  12. Great cover and love the blend of genres.

    +1 Tweet
    +1 Goodreads
    +1 Facebook
    +1 Tumblr

  13. Wow! Awesome cover!

    +1 tweet:
    +1 Goodreads:
    +1 tumblr:


  14. Congratulations on the cover reveal of your book! How exciting! It's always a gift to be able to see your work in print.

    Here are my entries for the giveaway:

    +1 - comment

    +1 - my tweet:

    +1 - added The Dead And Buried to my Goodreads shelf. My Goodreads name: Zara Garcia-Alvarez

    +1 - shared this link to this blog post on Facebook:

    Zara Alexis

  15. +1 - my tweet

    +1 - added book on goodreads tbr


  16. Ohhh love it! It sounds awesome! I am very excited for this book!
    Added it on goodreads :)

  17. +1 Twitter @yabookreviewer

    +8 Shared on Blog

  18. OMW SQUEEEEEE!! *TACKLE HUGS* This is awesome!!! Of course I tweeted and added it my TBT pile! ;-) Cant wait to read more of your greatness!

  19. I added it on Goodreads and I posted about it as well!
    +8 and +1
    the link to the post is
    and i shared on facebook +1 and this is the link
    I can't wait to read it:) the cover looks nice too!

  20. and my email is

  21. Well, I'm way ridiculously excited for this now. The cover is stunning.

    +1 tweeting this: RT @Kim_Harrington THE DEAD AND BURIED Reveal & Giveaway! Please RT!
    +1 adding The Dead And Buried to your Goodreads shelf.

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

  22. OK, so that cover is AWESOME! And I love that the book is a standalone - that you for that. I'm a little in series overload these days. lol

    As for the giveaway:

    I tweeted (+1)
    I added to my Goodreads shelf (+1)
    I shared on FB (+1)
    I pinned, since I don't tumbl (hope that counts! +1)
    AND I posted a Waiting on Wednesday over on my blog (+8).

    So, a total 12 points for me. =) Thanks for hosting up the giveaway!

  23. Ah! This looks so good! I love all your books!


    (+1)Goodreads: Joely Fredericka



    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Added to my GR shelf:


    thanks for the chance!

  25. So excited for you Kim. Added this to my GR shelf.

  26. I absolutely LOVE the cover!! Cannot wait to get my hands on this :D
    +1 comment
    +1 tweet:
    +1 tbr:

    total =3

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  27. Yay! OMG this looks fantastic!!

    +1 Tweet:!/MyShelfAndI/status/205429064394211328

    +1 Goodreads added

    Find me at meandmyshelf at gmail do com

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  28. Wow! So awesome Kim! Congrats - I can't wait to read it :)
    Added to Goodreads just now

  29. +1 tweet

    +1 goodreads

    +1 Facebook!/alicia.argenti/posts/102884086518014

  30. Yay! This book sounds so great!

    +1. I added it on Goodreads.

    +1. I tweeted about it. .

  31. I've had it on my shelf for aaages :)

    And I blogged about the book here: (Live 05/24)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Oh, my e-mail is

  32. The cover definitely gives off a creepy vibe! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    +1 Tweeted here:
    +1 Added on Goodreads:


  33. I love the cover! It's so beautiful and intriguing.

    Here's my tweet:
    I added it too (rather excitedly) on Goodreads:
    And shared it on Facebook:!/Bella2SwanCullen/posts/357443474309271

  34. So exciting!! The synopsis sounds great, and the cover really adds to the mood.

    +1 tweet
    +1 added to Goodreads
    +1 tumblr

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    asherz86 at gmail dot com

  35. rachelcaineassistant (at) gmail (dot) com
    +! tweeted it
    +1 Added to Goodreads!
    +1 Hit share and put on my Facebook!

    Just finished Perception... AMAZING!! Can't wait to read THE DEAD AND BURIED!!! AWESOME COVER!!!!

  36. stepho_dawes (at) hotmail (dot) come

    + 1 tweeted it
    + 1 Added to goodreads!
    + 1 Shared it on FB :)

  37. OMG i LOVE it! january is a long time away! such torture : )

    +1 tweeted:
    +1 added to goodreads: alicia marie
    +1 link on facebook:
    link on google +:
    +1 cover on tumblr:
    email: ame1184 at gmail dot com

    CANNOT WAIT!!! *squees while jumping up and down*

  38. So Excited for THE DEAD AND BURIED!!!

    +1 Comment
    +1 Tweeted it @Olive_Pearl
    +1 Added to my Goodreads shelf

    Saras.books(at) Hotmail (dot) com


  39. Ahhh, I'm so excited! *squeals* The cover is hauntingly gorgeous!

    And of course, thanks ever so much for the giveaway! I'm not sure what book I'd want to get -- either Clarity or Perception, definitely -- but either way, I entered!
    +1 comment
    +1 tweet (
    +1 Goodreads (
    +1 Facebook (
    +8 Blog post, live 5/25 (

    Linda @ Fiction Fervor

  40. I love the cover for your new book!!! I am definitely going to read it once it's been released!!!

    +1 tweeting:

    +1 adding TDAB to GR shelf:

    +1 sharing on fb:

    1. +8 Waiting on Wednesday:

  41. +1 tweeting

    +1 adding The Dead And Buried to your Goodreads shelf.
    Bethzaida Medina

    +1 sharing a link to this blog post on Facebook (or you can just hit the share button at the bottom of this post).
    Bookittyblog Facebook page

    +8 featuring The Dead And Buried on your blog Waiting on Wednesday

  42. + 1 tweeting:

    +1 adding The Dead and Buried to my goodreads shelf (Jennifer Adams [username: sunshinejenn03])

    +1 Shared this on my facebook page:

    +1 sharing the cover on Tumblr:

    +8 posting on the blog for WoW!:

    PS: Capitals > Bruins ALWAYS :D

  43. Ohhh HAUNTED HOUSE???!! EXCITEMENT! (Love the cover-very spooky!)

    thriftshopgrrl AT hotmail DOT com

  44. tweeted, added to goodreads, and featured on blog. So I guess that means I get 11 entries :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. I loved Clarity!

    Your new book sounds awesome (I'm a huge fan of creepy ghost stories)!

    I tweeted @christinafiorio

    I added the new book to my Goodreads to-read shelf (ages ago:) Goodreads name Christina Kitroeff

    And I shared on facebook

    Thanks so much:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  46. Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.

    +1 tweet -
    +1 added to wishlist on Goodreads - Donna S
    +8 blog post -

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  47. The cover is awesome!

    And YAY for Sleuth or Dare #2: Sleepover Stakeout released today!

    +1 tweeted
    +8 blog post

  48. That cover is so spooky! And great of course ;) Congratulations!

    I posted the cover on my tumblr:

    and I tweeted:

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  49. they should make a movie out of this, it was amazing

  50. they should make a movie out of this, it was amazing

  51. will there be a second book. the first one is so great

    1. Thanks, Kaylee! THE DEAD AND BURIED is a standalone, but I have another thriller coming August 7th called FORGET ME, which I think you'll love! :)