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I’m pleased to bring you another Bewitching Book Tour.  Today, I’ve got some teaser material from UNGENTLE SLEEP, a historical ghost story by B. Lloyd.  Check it out and enjoy!

Dust, darkness and cobwebs.

Snrrip,snip went the scissors.

A scrabbling, a squealing as Genus Rattus made his escape; some things are beyond the pale even for rodents of the night.

Snrrip, snrrip. Snip, snap.

Another cobweb, hanging by a thread. Snip went the scissors again. The thread snapped, the cobweb floated in drunken, gyrating fashion till it was swallowed up in shadow.

 

Ungentle Sleep B.Lloyd

Genre: paranormal/historical fiction

Publisher: Captive Press

ASIN: B008VIJFLI

Number of pages: approx 69

Word Count: 13,146

Cover Artist: B.Lloyd

Book Trailer

 

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Book Description:

1930

When Aubrey Marchant’s engagement to Eleanor Maydew was announced to his friends, he received mixed blessings.

‘The Maydews are a bohemian lot – not many servants, even before the War.’

‘Keen on brown bread and vegetables – don’t expect too much in the way of creature comforts.’

‘Brave chap, I am sure you’ll find the country air bracing.’

‘And Eleanor comes of good stock, too. Never mind the burst water pipes.’

Aubrey managed to shrug off most of these under a jocular guise. One of his closest friends however, let slip something that would come back to him later.

‘I wouldn’t mind the rest of it – only I believe it may be a House of Spirits. Hope you can sleep all right at nights.’

Aubrey laughed at the time. ”

A crowded house party – with more guests on the way. Despite instructions to the contrary, the older part of the house is opened up . . .and something is inadvertently let out, to wreak mild havoc and insanity on the Maydews and their guests. That nasty incident involving Eleanor, followed by unpleasantness over Penny’s dress, and what is it Aubrey can hear, on the outer edge of his dreams?

Hysteria, missed cocktails, and something nasty in the attic.

Snrrip, snrrip. Snip, snap.

Even the rats run away.

A ghost tale, almost not quite long enough to qualify as a novelette, created in celebration of M.R.James’s 150th anniversary.

About the Author:

A Bustle attached to a keyboard, occasionally to be seen floating on a canal …

After studying Early Music followed by a brief career in concert performance, the Bustle exchanged vocal parts for less vocal arts i.e. a Diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia.

Her inky mess, both graphic and verbal, can be found in various regions of the Web, and appendaged to good people’s works (for no visible reason that she can understand).

http://about.me/B.Lloyd

http://www.lloydanon.wordpress.com

http://www.authorsanon.wordpress.com

Twitter: @AuthorsANon

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6466142.B_Lloyd

Google + : http://goo.gl/pbb2E

Authonomy.com: http://www.authonomy.com/writing-community/profile/c1be064a-a4fd-4ad0-b217-f4e29c07cfdd/b-lloyd/

Catch the rest of the tour at these blogs:
October 8 Guest blog
Mondays as part of the paranormal perceptions series
October 8 Promo
October 10 Guest blog
Mama Knows Books
October 9 Interview
Fang-tastic Books
October 11 Interview
Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
October 12 guest blog
Banshees, Books, & Baseball
LSMurphy.com
October 13 guest blog/promo
Lisa’s World of Books
October 14 Promo
My Life Through a Book
October 15 Guest blog
Not Now…Mommy’s Reading

 

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