A Gathering Misery
Rocky Porch Moore lures the reader in with the promise of a dark, tragic fairytale, then hits with the full force of horror later on when you’re hooked and invested in poor Debbie’s fate. The characters were well rounded and believable in their actions and emotions, and the legacy concept of a family curse is dealt with in some new and innovative ways that I’ve not read before. Overall, A Gathering Misery is a sequel that packs a punch and I’d definitely recommend it to supernatural horror fans everywhere. – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite, Sept 2018
A family teeters on the verge of collapse, wracked by a despair as scorching as the Alabama summer. Deborah Ballard, on the cusp of adolescence, is pushed away by her grieving parents into the overbearing arms of the grandmother who has vowed to straighten her out.
Hers is a family rooted to secrets, whose demons threaten to shatter a veneer of carefully-crafted control.
It is a family tethered to a past that reaches beyond the grave.
Deborah is no stranger to death. A malevolence shrouds the women of her family, demanding a blood price from each daughter, generation by generation. Will Deborah be able to break the cycle of cruelty that mars the family name, or is she destined to be another pawn in the insidious legacy of Clemenceau’s daughters?
Publication Date April 10, 2018
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Reviews & Updates
Pretty cool that AGM got a shoutout in the September issue of Alabama Living magazine! Did you know that over 300K families across the state receive this publication? I am definitely appreciative they chose to highlight my book!
Got a birthday surprise this morning! A Five Star review for A Gathering Misery from Readers’ Favorite: Book Reviews and Award Contest!
Do you have Rocky’s new novel A Gathering Misery on your Kindle yet? Southern Yellow Pine is running an Amazon giveaway! Enter for a chance to win today!
A Gathering Misery ( A Clemenceau’s Daughters Novel Book 2) is now available from Amazon in Kindle format. Are you ready for the next chapter in Debbie Ballard’s story?
Rocky’s second novel, A Gathering Misery, won the gold medal for horror in the 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards.
A Gathering Misery launches tomorrow at the Alabama Book Festival! Come see me or grab your copy RIGHT HERE. Tomorrow kicks off a whole string of exciting tomorrows!