I’ve really enjoyed writing this gothic romance and playing with all the standard tropes but switching them up. I hope readers will enjoy it just as much as I have. I plan to post teasers over the next few weeks prior to release.
Glimmers of The Sound of Music, The Enchanted Garden, Jane Eyre, and every “true” ghost hunters show you’ve ever seen make this story feel familiar. Gay love makes it unique.
Typesetter Graham Cowrie sees an ad for a position at a Yorshire estate and decides to make an upward career move by passing himself off as a tutor. How hard can it be to teach a few subjects to a pair of nine-year-old boys? But on his arrival at the ancient house on the moors, he finds the staff creepy, the twins odd, and the master of the house absent.
His first meeting with brooding, stern, but oh-so-attractive, Sir Richard doesn’t go well, but with no other prospects vying for the teaching position, Graham manages to keep it. His mission becomes clear, break through the walls of reserve both father and sons have raised and attempt to bridge the gap between them.
But strange sounds, sights and experiences keep Graham on edge until he finally admits Allinson Hall is haunted. The entities residing there have very different agendas and Graham works to appease them while figuring out a way to protect the broken family he’s grown to care for.
Here’s an opening excerpt:
“When I first saw Allinson Hall looming dark and foreboding in the distance, I feared I approached a lunatic asylum rather than a family home. The sprawling gray building appeared hewn from the great rocks that littered the moors, and as ominous as the threatening clouds overhead.
What a lovely place to raise children, I thought. Little did I know that an even bleaker darkness than the house possessed resided in the manor’s owner, Sir Richard Allinson.”