Conjure by Lea Nolan is a paranormal YA out September 24.
From the publisher:
"About CONJURE: Be careful what you search for…
Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry--hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.
When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends--are lost forever."
And here's the cover:
I have a bit of a fascination with stories involving Gullah legends and hoodoo, voudun, you get the picture, so this book has been on my list since I first heard about it. On the cover,I like that the girl is kind of hidden behind the tree with the tangle of roots and leafless branches. I like that blue tone too. It's dark but not too dark.
Here's some links to learn more about Lea and Conjure:
CONJURE on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13425130-conjure
Lea's website: http://www.leanolan.com/
Lea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lea_Nolan
And the Giveaway! Here's the widget:
edited to add: The giveaway is part of the publisher's promo of the book.