Gothic is back! THE DEAD OF HAGGARD HALL out today


Historical novels were my first love, so I’m particularly thrilled to announce today’s release of The Dead of Haggard Hall – a historical Gothic paranormal romance, with a bit of mystery and suspense. (Genre-hopping? Me?).

Set in Victorian England, The Dead of Haggard Hall opens Darke of Night, a sensual new series featuring the capable medium Barbara Darke. She’s the heroine and narrator of this book, although other characters – some of whom you’ll meet in Haggard Hall – take the leads in the other books. The series is my tribute to the Gothic novels and films I’ve always loved. I’m thrilled to see the resurgence of the genre!

Anyway, here’s the official blurb and buy links…

The Dead of Haggard Hall
Darke of Night, Book 1

Spirit possession is easy to remedy. Possession of the heart is another matter.

After vicar’s widow and natural medium Barbara Darke loses her respectable teaching position, she reluctantly agrees to become companion to her former pupil Emily, now the bride of young Sir Arthur Haggard.

Once settled at Haggard Hall, Barbara finds her friend is beset by ghostly voices and unexplained deaths. In a maelstrom of dark spirits and wicked emotions, Barbara battles to lay Emily’s ghosts to rest—both hampered and helped by Arthur’s skeptical cousin Patrick, who provokes and attracts her in equal measure.

It would be a mistake to trust a secretive, guilt-ridden man suspected of driving his wife to suicide, if not outright murdering her. And it could well be lethal to give in to her own desires, confused as they often are with the lusts of the dead.

But Arthur and Emily are in genuine physical danger, and suspicion is falling closer and closer to Patrick—the man who haunts Barbara’s sensual dreams. The man who stands to inherit Haggard Hall.

Warning: Contains a medium whose body is open season for spirit possession, and a scandal-ridden journalist who only believes what he can see—and touch.

Available to buy now in print and ebook from:

Amazon UK:


You might also like to follow my Release Day Blitz with Bewitching Book Tours, featuring guest posts, interviews and reviews, and, of course, a rafflecopter contest for a $30 Amazon gift card :). Here’s the blog host schedule:

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Infinite House of Books (Interview) –

Books N Pearls  (review) –

Miley The Book Junkie Reads (Interview and review)  –

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Booklover Sue –

Hart’s Romance Pulse –

Fantatical Paranormal Romantical (review) –

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too! –

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Deal Sharing Aunt –

Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!  –

Literary Musings –

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Many thanks to the tour hosts and to Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours!



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