Pre-orders for Maria Alexander’s SNOWBLIND 4/1/2020


We’re excited to announce that pre-orders on Amazon will begin for Snowblind: Book 3 in the Bloodline of Yule Trilogy on — no foolin’ — April 1, 2020.

This is the last of the trilogy that started with the award-winning Snowed, originally published by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Snowed went on to be critically acclaimed, achieving not only a 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a YA Novel, but also a 2017 Anthony Award nomination in the Best Children’s/YA Novel category. We’re incredibly proud to have been able to continue the saga.

“I plan on writing the prequel about Aidan’s parents. I feel the need for that more keenly than ever,” Alexander writes on her blog. “And by popular demand — because I listen to my fans! — part of this last book is from the POV of Michael Allured. I hope you guys enjoy it. And given what happens to Michael in this last book, maybe the adventures don’t have to end. Maybe they’re just beginning…”

Great news, indeed!

Yule Love This: Snowed & Snowbound $.99 each!

For Krampus fans — and the Krampus-curious — we’re offering a special deal starting December 16th all the way through December 25th. For just $.99 each, you can get the e-copy of award-winning Book 1, Snowed, and Book 2, Snowbound.


Where to Buy

At this price, you can more easily enjoy today’s hottest YA holiday series! Listen to the latest review from Rue Morgue Magazine TV as editor Monika Kuebler recommends the series to parents looking for some horror holiday for their teens.

Prefer Paperback?

Order Snowed from Books-a-Million by noon EST on December 18th for Christmas delivery! (That goes for Snowbound, too.)

Get your copies today!

Ghede Press Acquires Rights to Maria Alexander’s Award-Winning YA Novel, Snowed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, CA) The boutique publisher Ghede Press is proud to announce it has acquired rights to the award-winning young adult horror thriller, Snowed, penned by Bram Stoker Award®-winning author Maria Alexander. The press is also publishing the sequel, Snowbound, rebranding the books as the first two installments of the Bloodline of Yule Trilogy.


New Cover Design

Ghede Press is releasing a revised edition of Snowed, which includes a refreshed cover design based on the artwork of Italian horror artist, Daniele Serra. It will be available starting August 1, 2018, from Amazon, Ingram, and Baker and Taylor.

In addition to numerous rave reviews, Snowed won rare cross-genre critical acclaim when it received nominations for both the 2016 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel and the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel from the World Mystery Convention, BoucherCon. Snowed ultimately won the Bram Stoker Award in its category.

This is Alexander’s first YA novel. Her debut novel, Mr. Wicker, was an adult dark fantasy tale that garnered her the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.


What Are the Ghede?

In the religious practice of vodou, the Ghede (pronounced geh-day) represent the loa (pronounced loo-wah) who are spirits that represent death and fertility. For some death may be no laughing matter, but the Ghede are lively jokers and cigar smokers. There’s Baron Samedi, the biggest and the baddest, and his wife Maman Brigitte; Baron Kriminel, sort of a patron saint for those who want revenge against certain criminals; and Cimitière, the watchman of graveyards. This is by no means a complete list of the ghede.

But for us, Papa Ghede is the most important. Known for wearing a tall top hat and a pair of sunglasses missing a lens, he’s the guardian of young people, which makes him the perfect mascot for dark YA fiction.


(Painting of the vévé for the ghede Baron Samedi by Katelan Foisy.)

The ghede are often associated with the colors purple, black, and white. So, we’re pretty fond of those colors, if you couldn’t tell.

In the near future, we will also be branching out into crime humor, a la Donald Westlake. (Hmm. Perhaps we’ll need to talk to Baron Kriminel.) So, be sure to sign up for our blog posts to get the latest news!