Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right - until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But can a bratty harbinger named Ashley save his skin?
PRAISE & RAVES
'Similar to Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief and The Red Pyramid, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer exploits these comic juxtapositions, having Sam react the way any slacker would when confronted by what he learns: with sarcasm and sass… McBride's humor and ear for dialogue carry the book. There's a Mad-magazine-meets-Twilight sensibility to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer that will keep readers turning pages and laughing all the way.' Los Angeles Times