The Girl With The Roses: A Tale From The Haunted Auctions by K. B. Goddard

The Girl With The Roses: A Tale From The Haunted Auctions

“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.


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Shadows at the Door Anthology. Artwork by Barney Bodoano

Shadows at the Door – An Anthology

Shadows at the Door – An Anthology – Contributing Writer

Shadows at the Door animated poster- Artwork by Brian Coldrick

Shadows at the Door
Animated Poster
Artwork by Brian Coldrick

“No matter where you are in the world, there is a story that everyone knows. In every town, every village, there is a house no one sets foot in; a spectre in the woods that parents warn their children of; a local landmark whose history is stained with death. Shadows at the Door brings the whispered, hand-me-down horrors of thirteen such places together, to entertain and unsettle. The anthology will immerse you in the eerie locales of Durham, Norfolk, Derbyshire, Rugby, the Scottish Highlands, Toronto, Pittsburgh, New York, Rural Yorkshire, Lake Superior, Canterbury and Melbourne, so you can be scared all around the globe.”

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The Darkness Within

The Darkness Within

The Darkness Within

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The Darkness Within by K.B Goddard
Artwork by Jeanette Andromeda of


“Written in the style of the great old Victorian Ghost Stories, comes a story by K. B. Goddard. A mysterious box is found hidden in an unlikely place.

What evil will be found within?”

Story by K. B. Goddard

Narration by Daniel Foytik

Artwork by Jeanette Andromeda