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At Christmas 1840 there was a terrible tragedy at Greystone Manor, and since that time tenants have come and gone. Some have complained of a haunting sadness that gradually overwhelmed them and robbed them of their will to live, while others have told of seeing spirits that haunted the place. One or two tenants left because they would hear an awful wailing within the halls of the manor. For some time now, the manor has stood empty, abandoned for its reputation of being haunted.
Jodie March is a bestselling horror writer. She and her husband, David, have moved into Greystone Manor, where she hopes to find inspiration for her next novel. What Jodie does not know is that the manor has a curse over it and she, inadvertently, calls the curse down upon herself.
David is sympathetic but does not believe that the frightening things Jodie claims to be seeing are of supernatural origin. Alone in her suffering, Jodie gradually descends into madness.
Eventually, she and David flee the manor, but Jodie learns that you cannot outrun a curse. She realises that she must return to the manor for a final confrontation with the terrifying apparition that has been haunting her.
Life had taken so much from Sarah and Christian Black, but now it seemed to be giving back a little. Balmore Windmill seemed to Christian to revive that part of his wife he had thought was forever dead. He was glad they had made the decision to buy it and the adjoining house.
When a lightning storm hits the decrepit house while Sarah is there alone, things change markedly for Sarah, and Christian returns in time to see her overcome by madness.
The local barmaid, Rosemary holds an inexplicable allure for Sarah, and she is yet to figure out the mystery that surrounds the Turners, who seem to own the village and all who live and work in it. Can the village 'witches', Mabel and Millie, answer some of the overwhelming questions and inexplicable mysteries surrounding the Windmill, the Turners, the fiery manifestation and Rosemary Jones? Will Sarah ever be courageous enough to again step foot in what was to be their 'new beginnings'? What of Rosemary Jones? Were the 'witches' correct in their prediction that the new woman in town would be the town's salvation?
Mercy Children’s Haven, was once an orphanage and psychiatric institute, and saw Catholic nuns caring for abandoned and orphaned children. Nurse Lily only saw ill treatment of the vulnerable and abandoned children by the nuns. She tried to protect them where she could.
Eighty five years on, Asterfields has been built from the ground up, the realisation of Cara and Shaun’s ambitious dream. Together with a small staff and their two young children, May and Carl, the couple run a successful resort. That is for the first three months, and then the paying guests started reporting unexplainable occurrences in the dead of night. There seemed no option but to reverse bookings to safeguard the resort's good reputation. Something had to be done. Time was of the essence. In the meantime, Shaun’s actions had him riddled with guilt and he started to take this out on little May.
Something or someone from the past was out to protect the children.
Could the sins of the past be rectified and the resident evil be placated before the couple's familial world disintegrated at their feet? Could whatever had transpired on this ground be unearthed and laid to rest to ensure a peaceful future free of haunting?
The author leads you through the steps of the past into the present to answer these questions and also the untended calls of the vulnerable across time.
The Carling twins became the most feared and brutal of their time, among the underworld characters in Britain. But their cruelty and wickedness caught up with them, and Bobbie died in prison after Benny drew his last breath in a mental asylum. But not before they had made use of the Reservoir Junkyard as a personal cemetery for the convenient disposal of their murder victims.
Fifty years later, Kim and Tim had settled in the new estate development. Their carefree travel days were over now that they had Minnie, who was already a year old. They had bought two cottages in the estate, one in which to live and the other for Kim to run her nursery school. When the older of the 6 children she had in her care started to show concerning behaviour in the nursery, they knew that whatever bad man was in their space had to be dealt with. Research into the history of the area only served to concern Kim and Tim even more.
Would the young couple be forced to abandon their dream home and business to the ghosts of the past?
When a Godly soul turns bad, what can be done to save the innocents in its wake?
Peter and Priscilla Townslit bought Draker House in Worcester, and moved their three children there to save Peter from the stressful city job in the financial sector which was slowly killing the man they knew as a loving father and husband. The former pub and the cobblestone path bridging the Publican House and the Townslit’s cottage were rumoured to be haunted by a priest in red robes. Furthermore, it was warned to be deadly to be in the pub alone after the midnight hour. Had the previous barkeepers run into an evil entity or were suicide and natural causes really the reasons behind their untimely deaths? After two years as Publicans and residents, experience saw to it that Peter and Priscilla no longer set foot in their pub after dark.
The Vatican sent Father McGill to investigate possible demonic possession, and he took his job very seriously. Armed with a dog-collar and an ancient silver crucifix, McGill secretly hoped that this case would present his first entity. After all, his education and training were of little use if he never actually encountered a demonic presence. Too many had already lost their lives to the Draker, although superstitions and tales surrounding the erstwhile convent nuns and iniquitous priests had never been proven in all the years. If anyone could prove or disprove the barroom tales, McGill was the man to do so. And do so he would.
Pull up a bar stool and see what comes of the Vatican Investigator's exploration into the myths and truths behind the history of Draker Public House.
3 Book Box Set - The Belladonna Black Paranormal Investigator Series
Haunted House Stories
Join our intrepid Investigator as she calls in help from unlikely sources and across dimensions to solve intriguing mysteries from beyond. In these three encounters, paranormal investigator Belladonna Black uses her grasp with those in the hereafter to solve inexplicable happenings in three very different locales across Britain.
Blackshade House calls on the dead to challenge their fate, to help the living expose the evils of this world hidden beyond the facades of decency.
Devilwill Copse Roundhouse is visited by an ancient legionnaire on his terrifying horse, and it is up to our investigator to right the hurts of the past, and settle the dead from both a different world and a very long time past.
Heartsfield House is a truly stately home, beset upon by an angry specter seemingly out to harm. Belladonna will need all the help she can muster from the already dead to save the living in this house. When a heart endures across time and space, Sarah returns to her home from beyond to protect the generation that followed.
This Box Set Includes:
The Haunting of Blackshade House Book 1
The Haunting of Devilwill Copse Roundhouse Book 2
The Haunting of Heartsfield House Book 3
“I know what you did". Blake and Cecile Slade may not have had the best marriage, short-lived as it was, and the old Victorian house on Lake Canewdon was not about to give up its ghosts. Or so it seemed.
Tiff and John Ratterly needed to escape the rat race, and now they had their own piece of heaven on Lake Canewdon, where they imagined their yet unborn children enjoying the lake, the great outdoors and the spacious old home which seemed suspended in time. Could it be that Sally, the house's longtime housekeeper, was just the most extraordinary cleaner ever? After night visions and inexplicable manifestations, John was ready to admit to possible somnambulism, or even insanity. How could Tiff not see what was in plain sight? A raven-haired beauty, a bullet hole in the door, blood spattered walls and a red-haired maniac with a loaded rifle.
When the estate agent had a slip of the tongue during John's questioning about his suspected non-disclosure before selling them the house, drunk Eric had his say, and then old Dr. Hightower mentioned the ghosts of the lake house, John delved into the history of his house. Tiff sought out a priest and John started to think the truth might be close to being revealed. Or was it? What did the lake hide and why was the house holding onto its ghosts so firmly? Maybe the Vatican Investigator had the cure....
Belladonna Black has her work cut out for her, having accepted an assignment from Lady Petula Clark of Heartsfield House, to check out suspected paranormal activity there. A visiting American journalist had been attacked by an entity in the house; not once, but twice. While Heartsfield had a colourful history, not the least of which having doubled as a convalescent home for injured allied soldiers during WW II, no one had ever encountered dangerous entities here before now.
Sarah had opened Heartsfield House as a hospital, and as a suspected widow of the war, she invested all her effort to assisting these war weary men. If the wartime tales were to be believed, her kindness had been rewarded when she was saved by a convalescing young American soldier shortly before the end of the war. Recent events however showed a seemingly different character. While Sarah's great grand daughter Gem had developed more than a passing interest in the American house guest and journalist, Earl, Sarah was apparently having none of it. With Earl recovering in hospital, Belladonna investigates the secrets of Heartsfield House, and comes up with more than anyone of them could ever have imagined!
A truly intriguing story of love beyond possibilities and odds, of familial bonds spanning time and place. Join our intrepid Investigator as she calls in help from unlikely sources and across dimensions to solve yet another mystery from beyond.
During the last months of the First World War, a scarred and battle weary soldier returns home on Christmas Eve to spend time with his family for the first time in many long years. But his youngest daughter, Susan Barnaby has been sent out of London, to be kept safe.
Generations later the Joneses move into the house, just in time for Christmas. They decorate their impressively large Christmas tree in front of the bay window, much as the Barnaby's did that fateful Christmas eve a lifetime ago. But the Jones's tree has electric fairy lights in place of the candles of a forgotten time; theirs is not that much of a fire risk.
When the World War I print of the London Tattler newspaper headlines which Gloria had hung in the hallway, became inexplicably displaced in the middle of the night, and Adam starts seeing reflections that aren't really there, things started getting questionable in the Jones' household. Then there's little Ella's imaginary friend, Margaret and Adam scaring the bejeebers out of the carollers when the Christmas tree seems to be flaming to ashes inside his bay window while they are singing to the family outside.
The family abandon the house. Gloria and Adam decide to call in the experts, Eve White the paranormal investigator spends a night in the house alone, and things start making some sense.
With a little help from those unseen dead from beyond, and a little prompting from Eve, the mystery of the Barnaby House Tragedy is partly solved. But Eve will have to do better than partly to get the Jones family to move back into their home before Christmas!
A seasonal chilling tale of family, loss and togetherness that will have you looking over your shoulder, sipping on your egg nog this Christmas
“We are both in the business of the dead.”
Belladonna Black, owner of Black Paranormal Private Investigations was quite used to all and sundry asking after her services, however, the phone call from the Project Director of Devilswill Copse House did come as a surprise. A ghostly horse and ancient Roman Legionnaire riding through their archaeological educational site was not something the director or the school children in attendance were prepared to overlook.
Around 400AD Albus, the fierce Roman Legionnaire was living in a typical roundhouse in Britain, kept company by his cherished and trusted stallion, Delicutus, awaiting leave to return to his beloved Rome. He had fallen in love with the Goth girl, Bijou whose family would not have condoned the relationship.
What had happened in this Copse so many centuries ago that was now manifesting in this center of learning amongst the artifacts of the past? Could Bella satisfy Devilswill's director, Slade Simmersby's concerns, with or without her dead sister Mindy's help?
The learned practitioners of the present are called upon to right the hurts of the past, but can anyone help the dead to settle after the atrocities committed in a different world so very long ago?