Book Description

Torc of Moonlight by Linda Acaster

The Indie Book of the Day for 23rd of September 2012!

Genre: Horror, Ghosts

Sex, sport and alcohol are why Nick Blaketon escaped to college, but when pieces of his life start disappearing he locks on to studious Alice for stability. Only it’s not the alcohol that’s affecting him. And seducing Alice lays a path to a past that isn’t buried, and definitely isn’t dead.

TORC OF MOONLIGHT (113,000 words) is the first in a trilogy of thrillers set in English university cities pressing the North York Moors against the sea. Bonus material includes research articles, author interview, and the opening of Book 2 THE BULL AT THE GATE set in York.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FEFCKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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I’m an English novelist and short-story writer, living on the Yorkshire coast on a Saxon settlement site a stone’s throw from an ancient spring. The locales of “Torc of Moonlight” are on my doorstep.

History has always fascinated me, especially the day-to-day lives of those who never feature in history’s grand recollections. Undertaking the research necessary to breathe life into these long-ago people regularly throws up direct connections to 21st century living that I exploit in my fiction.

“Torc of Moonlight” is the first of a trilogy of thrillers set in university cities around the eerie North York Moors, and the ebook contains research articles, an author interview, and opening excerpt from Book 2 “The Bull At The Gate”.

Some of my previous print novels have been relaunched as ebooks. “Hostage of the Heart” explores the role of mediaeval battle hostages and is set on the English-Welsh borders on the cusp of the country’s last invasion (1066). “Beneath The Shining Mountains” (originally paperbacked as “A Wife For Winterman”) is a story of love and misplaced honour among a First Nation people on the plains of America in the 1830s. Much of the insight for this latter novel came from my years as a re-enactor of the period – yes, in northern England – the Brits are renowned for being eccentric.

My short fiction covers a variety of genres, from the expected historical and women’s fiction, to horror, literary, crime, SF and fantasy. Kindle ebook “Contribution to Mankind and other stories of the Dark” holds five speculative fiction tales.

For many years I’ve been teaching fiction-writing in various forms, and from this developed the non-fiction “Reading A Writer’s Mind: Exploring Short Fiction – First Thought To Finished Story”. If you’ll forgive the chuckle, it rather does what it says in the title. If you are finding your way into writing, as a hobby or a new career, it can help iron out technical questions.

If you wish to be kept up to date, drop by my blog http://lindaacaster.blogspot.com to read opening excerpts of all my available fiction, or join my mailing list for an emailed newsletter. I can also be found at www.lindaacaster.co.uk and on Facebook and Twitter – all the usual places.

Thanks for reading this. I hope you’ll consider reading some of my work, and enjoy the books as much as others have.

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