Thursday, February 20, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Sun Down Motel

Today we are pleased to feature Simone St. James's latest novel, The Sun Down Motel. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy to give away!


Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.



Photo by Lauren Perry
Simone St. James is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls, Lost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

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29 comments:

Tricia Gilbert said...

I haven't stayed in very many so the stays I had were pretty good

Nmccarthy said...

Long ago when I was young my girlfriends and I went to Long Island to visit our boyfriends at the time. About 2 am in the morning a car came crashing through the window! Needless to say we needed to change rooms in the middle of the night!!! Yikes!!!

susieqlaw said...

I stayed at a hotel where someone pulled the fire alarm on a particularly cold night. All guests had to stand outside until first responders cleared the building.

Nina said...

I stayed at a hotel for a conference that had a hole in the ceiling and there was clear water/ sewage damage. It was bad!

Linda May said...

Quite awhile ago my husband went on our Honeymoon to Niagara Falls and checked into a motel, put our bags away and went out for awhile when we came back we found out they had shut off the water and didn't know when it would be back on. We packed our bags and drove somewhere wher we could have water again. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

Melissa said...

Many years ago as a teenager, my family and I visited the Bahamas for a summer family vacation. We made reservations at the hotel, or supposed resort where my parents stayed during their honeymoon. Believing it would be preserved in the best way to resemble high quality as it originally was, when we arrived, we realized this was the contrary. The hotel or resort had since become delapidated and in need of repairs and barely appeared safe to stay in. Needless to say, we took our belongings elsewhere and thankfully ended up having a great vacation despite this minor snafu!

jtmswim said...

I loved your last book and hope to win a copy of The Sun Down Motel.

Nancy P said...

One had bugs (discovered it while in the shower!) & their response was to suggest putting us in another room, like the whole place wasn't probably infested. We took our remaining refund & left.

traveler said...

An overnight stay in a noisy room with singing and carousing. Was exhausted from lack of sleep and poor ventilation. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

Elizabeth HB said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway -- getting more books into peoples' hands is a good goal, I think.

RoseElaine said...
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RoseElaine said...

Our worst experience was at a cabin in Maine where it was very foggy, everything felt wet and the furnace made loud bangs.

Kelley B said...

A giant red spot on the carpet that looked like a blood stain.

diannekc said...

Years ago when my Sister were traveling in the UP of Michigan and we were looking for a motel near Taquamenon Falls and motels were scarce. We finally picked a small motel and it was so run down. We had to stuff towels under the door to keep the mosquitoes and flies from coming in under the door.

Elena Y. said...

My recent worst hotel experience was when I went to Houston and the room, which was supposed to be non-smoking, was smelling and I was with a baby. Besides, the bed sheets weren't clean enough. Just a bad experience!

Burma Turner said...

I haven't had any bad experiences staying at a hotel, but I did housekeeping at one for 3 years. I have some funny stories about that!

Nancy said...

In upstate New York during college graduation week, we paid an arm and a leg for a small and dumpy hotel room. The room was so small that you couldn't open the bathroom door completely because a bed was in your way!

Nancy
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Anonymous said...

Do not go to hotels so I do not have bad experiences.
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Mary Preston said...

I do question the cleanliness of the bed linen.

rubynreba said...

Towels felt like sandpaper, air conditioning not working right, bathroom very old!

bn100 said...

dirty looking

Xia Lee said...

Screaming baby for neighbors

Lelandlee said...

Bed bugs

Elizabeth G said...

We stayed at a hotel in Atlanta that is round. On 2 different occasions, a person jumped off the top balcony. Sadly, they both died. The first time we were waiting to check in. It felt as those the elevator had dropped.

Techeditor said...

Our worst hotel experience was in Arizona. It was 104° and after we had gone to bed our air conditioner quit working.

Unknown said...

After paying upon check-in, we went to the room, opened the door; and someone had thrown up on the carpet & it had not been completely cleaned up. Needless to say we demanded our money back & checked out, to move on to another establishment.

Susan I said...

Not that awful, but we were given a room where somebody else was still staying—luckily not there when we let ourselves into his or her room.

Donamae Kutska said...

The bedding wasn't very clean!

Grandma Cootie said...

Highly rated hotel - faucet broke in tub and water ran for 2 days before someone came to fix it.