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).
Where to find Linda Acaster online
Where to buy in print
Contribution To Mankind and other stories of the Dark
by Linda Acaster
Price: $0.99 USD. 40830 words.
Published on November 30, 2010. Fiction.
A collection of stories dripped from a bloodied pen (20,000 words):
* selling a shop isn't easy, especially when it's haunted
* a sight-seeing detour not in the brochure
* a hypnotist's cabaret frees more than inhibitions
* an off-planet deployment, or a laboratory rat-run?
* sink estate joyriders; who's carrying the card?
Plus a 20,000 word extract from paranormal thriller "Torc of Moonlight"
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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Acaster
- Save My Soul (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 2)
on April 12, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this, the first novel I've read of Zoe Winters. Loved the wisecracks, and the ambient humour made me smile. The supporting characters are finely drawn, and the twists in the plot/storyline kept me intrigued. Both the sex and love scenes (there is a difference) read as integral parts of the story, as they should, and not as add-ons. Perhaps this is why I didn't see the end coming at all.
If you've never read Paranormal Romance, this is a good one with plenty of story, well conveyed.
on May 17, 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed this and was sorry when it finished as, despite buying it as a short story, I would have been very happy to have stayed with it for the long haul. I can only hope that the author decides to give Ulf and his fellow villagers a novel-length outing.
The story is set in southern Britain during the time of Viking raids. "Starlight" covers the aftermath of one such raid. I particularly liked the way the author used the language. The characters were not modern thinking people dressed up, and the narrative reflected this, giving a sense of claustrophobia. Highly recommended. I'm becoming a fan so I can keep an eye on Peter Orchard's future writing.
- But, Baby, It's Cold Outside
on Dec. 12, 2011
This feel-good festive story is ideal for a Smartphone/Kindle fillip in an annoying day as it is destined to leave you with a wry smile. However, don’t let the title lull you into thinking of a similarly titled song. It’s not quite that straightforward. I loved the narrator’s arch tone, as icy as the path investigated in sockless boots and very little else. And the interloping visitor… but to say more would give the game away. Heck, the story’s free. Find out for yourself!