See LINKS to books below. Linda Acaster is an award-winning writer living in Yorkshire, England (UK), and the author of seven novels, a fiction-writer's resource, and over 100 articles & short stories ranging from Horror to Crime to Literary.
The Torc of Moonlight boxed set contains three time-spanning Fantasy novels set in northern England based on the Celtic belief in water deities.
Have you never tossed coins into a wishing well? Book 1: Torc Of Moonlight – Hull : Celtic; Book 2: The Bull At The Gate – York : Roman; Book 3: Pilgrims Of The Pool – Durham : Mediaeval.
Nick leaves Durham to free Alice from the Pool, echoing pilgrims who, 900 years earlier, seek a fabled spring where an angel-woman cures all ills. Are they a greater threat than a hydraulic fracturing operation or the conservationists opposing it? As Time intersects, can Nick change events in a mediaeval past of saints and demons, or has Alice’s power to heal initiated her own demise?
Some Lots are best left in the auction room.
Elaine haunts auctions held in crumbling country mansions, dreaming of a find to make her and Gary rich. A plain wooden shipping trunk has no key to its iron-banded locks but is far heavier than it should be. What might it contain? Finding out could change someone's life. Or end it.
For Kristin Jeffries it was supposed to be an afternoon’s appointment to assess a group of paintings.
The client was supposed to be their owner.
The paintings were supposed to be signed.
So why was police tape hanging from the apartment’s door?
"...the whole subtle sense of something sinister is very well done..."
The Paintings - a 17,500 word novella
Book 2: 'Torc of Moonlight' trilogy. Nick has moved to York, a mediaeval city where Viking re-enactments thrill the tourists. When a colleague vanishes the police start asking awkward questions about Alice. But York was once a Roman colonia that garrisoned the Ninth Legion and the Sixth Victrix, and the stains of older, sacrificial, deaths lay buried deep in modern cellars, desperate for escape.
“Reading A Writer’s Mind” shows the detailed thinking behind the writing of ten stories across a range of genres and using different modes of delivery. From the initial idea, through the story itself, to a commentary explaining the decisions made during the writing, this book offers a unique insight into one writer’s creative process, laying a path to follow and showing the tools to use.
The Dark, it remains our greatest fear. The six stories in this mix of horror, ghost, SF, and supernatural fiction explore some of the terrors we might find lurking. Or worse, might find us. Dark tales for a dark night. Don’t look here for happy endings.
When student Nick becomes obsessed with Alice and her determination to find the shrine of a forgotten Celtic water goddess, he comes to realise that history isn’t as quietly buried beneath his feet as he’d believed - and it always repeats itself. Denying coincidences could get them both killed. A multi-layered story of passion, betrayal and Celtic revenge. 'The Bull At The Gate' Book 2 out now.
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.
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!