Linda Acaster


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.

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Scent of the Böggel-Mann
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Elaine haunts auctions held in crumbling country mansions, dreaming of a find that will 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? ‘Bricks,’ laughs a suave competitor. ‘A body,’ retorts Elaine. Both are wrong. Both are right. Beware the Böggel-Mann.
The Paintings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,870. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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
The Bull At The Gate: Book 2
Series: Torc of Moonlight, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,420. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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: Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
“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.
Contribution To Mankind And Other Stories Of The Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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.
Torc of Moonlight : Book One
Series: Torc of Moonlight. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,320. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
Beneath The Shining Mountains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
1830s Northern Plains, among the Apsaroke/Crow people. Moon Hawk yearns for Winter Man, but why would a man with so many lovers want to take a wife? Her wry challenge to his virility captures Winter Man's attention and starts a game of tease and spar that leads to devastating consequences. A story of honour among rival warrior societies, and one woman's determination to wed the man of her dreams.
Hostage of the Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,670. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
1066: the Welsh Marches. Rhodri ap Hywel sweeps down the valley to reclaim stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as his battle hostage. But who is more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword-arm, or Dena’s kin who swear fealty to a canon of lies and refuse to pay her ransom? Dare she place her life in the hands of a warrior-knight shielding secrets of his own?

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  • 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!
  • Letters from Hull on Nov. 13, 2016

    Following her husband with his job, back in 1999 a Southern Belle swapped the sunshine of Kentucky and Florida for the dour skies of the UK and a Yorkshire city on the muddy Humber, where she found there was more separating the two English-speaking cultures than the Atlantic Ocean. Her letters home are often funny, sometimes poignant, occasionally horrifying, but always entertaining. Every free day sees the couple travelling the length and breadth of the country visiting stately homes & gardens, drinking in spectacular views, and braving the legendary British weather that have most of us natives sitting by a radiator. Through her descriptions readers realise, even before she seems to herself, that Linda Swift was falling for what became her home-from-home. Highly recommended.