THE SUN DOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James – Spotlight & Giveaway



Something’s not quite right at THE SUN DOWN MOTEL (Berkley) in the tiny town of Fell, New York. Prepare to be scare, frightened, freaked-out by Simone St. James’ new psychological thriller which lives up to all the hype! It’s friggin’ amazin.’

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn’t right at the Sun Down, and before long she’s determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden…

The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

simoneAfter years of writing and collecting rejections, Simone St. James’ debut novel, THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE, won two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH was nominated for another Arthur Ellis Award, and SILENCE FOR THE DEAD was shortlisted for a Goodreads Choice Award.

Simone spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives just outside Toronto, Canada, with her husband and a spoiled rescue cat. She is addicted to sushi, old 1970’s gothic novels, rainy days, coffee, and My Favorite Murder. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and Pinterest (though not all at once).

Thanks to Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your favorite story about some place haunted. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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42 thoughts on “THE SUN DOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. I actually grew up in a small town in NY State and at the end of our road there was a story that the mound on the property was an Indian burial site. To my knowledge that was never confirmed but it made for many childhood nighttime dares!

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  2. My adult daughters friends house is haunted. It’s even on some registry as being that way. Her friend hears giggles upstairs and footsteps throughout the rooms. They say the house was part of the Underground Railroad so maybe spirits from then!

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  3. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, the inspiration for the movie The Shining.
    I live about an hour away, and have visited many times….it’s a beautiful, haunted hotel.

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  4. A local town used to do a haunted house for Halloween (fundraiser) and it was so well done that I think it even scared my husband. I know I screamed several times! The cover on this book has made me put it to the top of my TBR list.

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  5. We took the ghost tour at the Bullock Hotel in Deadwood. And we stayed overnight in the Franklin Hotel. It’s ‘less haunted’ than the Bullock but we didn’t experience anything.

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  6. There’s this little bridge not far from me that they say is haunted. A baby got killed there a long time ago and they say you can hear it crying.

    The sign on this book reminds me of Bates Motel tv show. I miss that show, it was good.

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    1. I haven’t been to any haunted places but I am a big fan of horror thrillers! I loved to read Japanese ghost story comics when I was a kid, and now I love to read Stephen King’s Peter Straub’s, John Saul’s horror novels to name a few…Thank you for the opportunity to know Simone St. James and her books.

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  7. When I was a kid, we lived near a pond and bridge that was supposedly haunted by a woman who lost her head after going over the bridge in her car. It’s said that if you drive to the bridge at night and park, she will come out holding her head. Eeek! Needless to say, I never tried it!

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  8. I’ve never been anyplace haunted but I love stories about haunted Places and horror stories. Haunting of Hilll house was really good.

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  9. We just walked through Williamsburg, VA and there are so many tales of it being haunted. They scare me but I love them. LOL None of my family would go on the tour with me.

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  10. Good question! The only stories I can tell you about are the haunted houses I took my girls to on Halloween that spooked them! So much fun we had when they were little! Otherwise, the rest are the ones I read about or watch on TV! Lol.

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  11. My house is my favorite haunted place. The kid who lived here before we did died shortly after he and his parents moved half a mile away. Every now and then, things around the house start falling with no one being anywhere near. After this happens a few times, I tell the kid, out loud, that his parents don’t live here anymore and that he should go find them. Things stop falling immediately.

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  12. I grew up in a small town. In that town near my home was an old, rundown house that had an overgrown yard, junk all over the grounds. It looked like the house might fall down at any moment. All the kids in the neighborhood had heard rumors that it was haunted with an old woman who was very mean. Needless to say, we steered clear of her yard.

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  13. A small town in my area, Janesville MN, had a house with a creepy doll sitting in the attic window. There were a lot of ghost story rumors about that doll, and the owner of the house has never explained it! I believe the true story is in a time capsule somewhere.

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