APRIL 22, 2021
HAINT BLUE Continues the Lowcountry Adventures
of Clairvoyant Single Mom Tipsy Collins
"Tipsy is a fierce, interesting, and colorful character that you will feel empathy for immediately."
Bestselling author Stephanie Alexander’s new novel, HAINT BLUE, the sequel to the award-winning CHARLESTON GREEN, is now available at all major book retailers.
HAINT BLUE follows clairvoyant artistic genius Tipsy Collins as she continues to weather the ups and downs of post-divorce life in Charleston, South Carolina while taking on a new supernatural mystery. A series of personal and financial setbacks leave her feeling like she’s back to square one, but a new friendship offers unexpected financial salvation. There’s a catch, of course: Tipsy must earn her big payout by figuring out how to release the ghost of Ivy More, who has been haunting a Sullivan’s Island cottage since the 1940s. Volatile and reclusive Ivy has her own list of demands, including her insistence that Tipsy also free her secret lover from his haunting. Tipsy turns to her ghostly roommate Henry Mott for help, revealing startling connections between Henry, Ivy, and Tipsy that none of them expect.
“HAINT BLUE examines the struggles of the next phase of Tipsy’s post-divorce recovery,” says author Stephanie Alexander. “Through her interactions with her ghostly friends, she learns lessons about patience and acceptance that ultimately influence her relationships with living people. Like CHARLESTON GREEN, HAINT BLUE uses Southern symbolism, magic, and humor to explore the challenges of life after divorce.”
"Stephanie Alexander gives us a really fresh take on the paranormal genre, setting this novel apart," says Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review). "HAINT BLUE is a highly engaging paranormal mystery, filled with fun, frolic, and geunie nail-biting moments as we race to its conclusion."
The success of CHARLESTON GREEN and readers’ enthusiastic requests for a sequel encouraged Stephanie Alexander to continue Tipsy’s story. CHARLESTON GREEN won multiple literary accolades (20202 BookLife Prize for Fiction Quarterfinalist, 2020 Readers’ Favorite Paranormal Fiction Silver Medalist, 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Paranormal Division Short List) and has received praise from best-selling authors and top editorial reviewers.
Kirkus Reviews says this about CHARLESTON GREEN: “Alexander blends the warm humor of her characters with balmy escriptions of her Southern gothic setting. In Tipsy and her ghosts, Alexander finds a story about the frustrations of love and aging, as well as the weight that history places on the living, particularly, perhaps, in the South Carolina Lowcountry.”
HAINT BLUE will be released on ALL major book retailers on April 22, 2021. Pre-order links coming soon!