Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tour: The House on Blackstone Moor by Carole Gill

Rose Baines is only nineteen when she comes home from visiting an ailing aunt to find her whole family slaughtered.  Her mind can't comprehend that the monster who did it was her own father, who then took his own life.

Her reaction is such shock, she is sent to Bedlam, and from there to another Insane Asylum.  The doctor assures Rose she is to rest and will eventually be able to cope with her tragic loss.  In time, Rose begins to feel better and is elated when she is offered a position as governess, with room and board, at one of the doctor's friend's homes.

Rose takes to young Simon and Ada immediately, although something is a bit off with them.  Mr. and Mrs. Darton are very good to her, even though Dr. Darton is gone much of the time.  Several times, nightmares awaken Rose, and she dreams of Mrs. Darton, which is queer.  But the doctor assures her that she is still healing from the loss of her family and that there is nothing to worry about.

But then someone tries to kill Rose and she is seeing things with her own eyes that she knows is unimaginable.  Vampires and demons do not exist.  But as the story unfolds, Rose must fight not only her life, but for those she loves and for her soul.

The House on Blackstone Moor is a mix of gothic and supernatural.  From page one, I was captured in Rose's tale and as the story unfolded, mesmerized with the chain of events.  At times I had chills running up my arms and at others, my heart ached for Rose.  I became her champion and then began to question her choices.  Author Carole Gill has written a captivating tale sure to appeal to paranormal and gothic fans alike.

A former Manhattanite, Carole Gill resides in England with her husband and two lunatic Parson Russell Terriers.  In 2000 she was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development but found she preferred fiction writing. Carole writes dark horror and sci-fi and is widely published in horror and sci-fi anthologies.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The House on Blackstone Moor!

  2. Well i'll just bypass the donkey, give him an apple though and thank you so much for that review!

    I'm delighted you liked the book. and wow, the chills are plus! i love to do that to people.

    many thanks again!

  3. Great post and review! Carole certainly knows how to tell a Gothic tale of horror. I read the ebook version first and had to get the paperback as well. I don't do that often. With Carole's "The House On Blackstone Moor," it had to be done.

    "Inasmuch as which?" means to hustle and read this great book!



The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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