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An award-winning writer and novelist living in Yorkshire (England, UK), Linda Acaster is the author over 100 articles & short stories ranging from Horror to Crime to Literary, four novels and a fiction-writer's resource. See links at the foot of the page.
"Torc of Moonlight"
Paranormal thriller set in contemporary/Romano-British northern England, the first in a trilogy of novels about the resurrection of a Celtic water goddess. Includes research articles, author interview, excerpt from Book 2: "The Bull At The Gate".
"Contributions to Mankind and other stories of the Dark"
A selection of short, dark, ghost and speculative fiction, and an introduction to "Torc of Moonlight".
"Beneath the Shining Mountains"
Romantic suspense set among the Apsaroke people of the northern plains of America when the land was theirs alone.
Heat level: sensual
"A Hostage of the Heart"
Mediaeval romantic suspense set on the English/Welsh borders in 1066
Heat level: sweet
Available as ebook and audio download
"Dead Men's Fingers"
Post Civil War Western set on a wagon train crossing the Oregon Trail (p/back).
on Jan. 22, 2011 :
Torc of Moonlight is not the kind of book I normally read. That being said I still found it to be a fairly enjoyable read with detailed descriptions of the English countryside and an appreciation for the local history. The story centers around two college kids that fall in love, but are both touched by a magic from long long ago. Alice has an obsession with finding a special site that contained a water goddess. Nick is obsessed with Alice. They are both haunted by a man trapped between the realm of the living and the dead who just wants to use them to cross back to the land of the living.
This book kept me interested right up to the end trying to figure out what was going to happen. There were some parts that I found confusing, but that could very well be because a lot of British terminology is used and I am not familiar with it. I was actually a little surprised that I enjoyed the book at all seeing as it differs greatly from my normal fantasy read, but the passion of the author for the story was obvious and that is always a good thing.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)