I am delighted to announce that my first Novella, The Girl With The Roses:A Tale From The Haunted Auctions, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Kobo. The ebook release date is 18th August. There will also be paperback and hardback editions; I’m currently waiting for Feedaread to confirm that these are ready to print. I’ll be sure to post when they are available too.
So here it is, the blurb for The Girl With The Roses:
“It was to be a summer of storms.”
A dark supernatural tale of love, obsession and power.
At the haunted auctions of Thornhill and Swift, where artefacts of the ghostly and the macabre are bought and sold, we learn of the statue entitled: ‘The Girl with the Roses’.
Charlotte Salt has always dreamt of marrying for love but when she receives a proposal she realises that romance isn’t always the deciding factor in the Victorian marriage market.
Married to the eligible but secretive George Avery, she finds herself cut off from her family and friends when her husband takes her to live in his isolated Derbyshire home.
Trapped in a loveless marriage, she finds her thoughts turning towards her brother’s newly returned friend, the handsome Charles Jameson. In failing health and increasingly troubled by strange sights and sounds, she cannot help recalling Jameson’s mysterious warning: “be on your guard.” What danger did he foresee?
As dark forces surround her, she contemplates the fate of her predecessor. What happened to the first Mrs Avery?
In a summer of storms, can anyone save her from the shadows?
A Gothic horror novella from the author of A Spirited Evening and Other Stories and The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories.
Well, the day is finally here, folks. Regular readers will know that I am (just) one of the writers involved in the Shadows at the Door anthology project. The Kickstarter for the anthology is now live and we need your help.
This anthology is devoted to promoting ghost stories and horror in the classic tradition; M. R. James fans should like this book. We are offering tales of creeping unease in hardback, eBook and audio formats.
Please, if you can, help us get this project that means so much to all of us off the ground. If you are able to make a pledge that would be amazing, but even if you can’t you can still help by spreading the word. Share our posts, tweets and blogs; help us get the word out. Any and all help is appreciated.
Check out the campaign video on the kickstarter page for more information. If you’d like to know more about the writers involved just visit my author interviews to get to know them.
Hi, guys! I thought I’d get in on the sale madness this year. I’ve decided to reduce The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories to just 99p through from Black Friday to Cyber Monday! Just follow the link to get your copy. As always every like, share, or purchase is greatly appreciated.
The paperback is finally out! This edition combines all the stories from A Spirited Evening and Other Stories and The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories in one paperback edition. Just click here or on the image to see the book on Amazon or here to see it on Goodreads