Sunday, July 10, 2011
Excerpt And Give away of The House on Blackstone
About the book: This is a tale of vampirism, madness, obsession and devil worship as Rose Baines, only survivor of her family’s carnage, tells her story. Fragile, damaged by the tragedy, fate sends her to a desolate house on the haunted moors where demons dwell. The house and the moors have hideous secrets, yet there is love too; deep, abiding, eternal, but it comes with a price, her soul.Excerpt from The House on Blackstone Moor (below):
They said my father was mad, corrupted by evil and tainted with sin, which is why he did what he did. I came home to to find them all dead; their throats had been savagely cut.
My sisters only five and eight were gone as well as my brother who was twelve. My mother lay butchered in her marriage bed. The bed her children were born in.
I discovered him first -- in the sitting-room afloat in a sea of crimson -- the bloody razor still clutched in his hand.
How pitiful I must have looked, bent down trying to wake him. Calling to him over and over, "Papa please... Please wake-up."
He could not of course. No more would he open his eyes in this world, had I not been struck mad I would have realized.
Yet madness is sometimes a mercy and when shadows come to take the horror away it is a good thing.
Do not pull away in terror, please. I have much to confess. Just be patient, for I promise I will tell you everything. The only thing I ask in return is for you not to judge me until you hear my entire story.
Carole Gill wrote her first story at age 8. It was science fiction. She switched to horror in her teens and has been writing ever since.
In 2000, she was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development but found she preferred fiction writing (novels and short stories). However the experience enhanced her ability to write dialogue.
Widely published in horror and sci-fi anthologies, The House on Blackstone Moor, published by Vamplit, is Carole’s first novel. It is a tale of vampirism, madness, obsession and devil worship.
Set in 19th Century Yorkshire its locales include Victorian madhouses as well as barren, wind-swept Yorkshire moors. The story is a marriage of horror and gothic romance set in 19th Century England.
The sequel, Unholy Testament, will be released later this year.
A former New Yorker but resident in England and residing in Yorkshire gave her the knowledge of the area the novel is set in. Also, as a great admirer of the Brontes and frequent visitor to the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth she found herself nearly obsessed with recreating the gothic romantic narrative.
Also having been employed in a hospital which had been historically a workhouse and asylum in Victorian times, Carole was able to add great realism to the depiction of the asylums as described in her novel.
Where you can find and follow Carole Gill:
Official Author Blog
Nurture Your BOOKS™ NING
Bloody Good Vampires Blog
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