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The House on Blackstone Moor (The Blackstone Vampires Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Carole Gill
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Unimaginable horror awaits you in The House on Blackstone Moor...



Rose Baines' journey into the dark begins with the murders of her family by her insane, incestuous father. Evil has found a way in, as has the world of the undead. Will she become one of them?

The horrific discovery causes her to be incarcerated in two madhouses. Doctor Bannion, superintendent of Marsh Asylum, helps his favorite patient obtain a position as governess at Blackstone House, but why is he so adamant? The house, her charges tell her, is built on haunted moorland. Nothing is as it seems for Blackstone House, and its inhabitants have hideous secrets; the greatest secret of all is that of the blood.

Amid the unimaginable horror there is love - which comes at a terrible price. The House on Blackstone Moor is the first novel in Carole Gill's Blackstone Vampires Series. It is an epic tale of the eternal struggle of good vs. evil, and a story of love that strives to prevail, despite all odds.

The House on Blackstone Moor is a sure pick for fans of gothic horror novels and darkest vampire romance.

Author's excerpt from the novel:
Yes, dread and fear are different. Dread is beyond fear, I think. Dread knows fear was correct in the first place, and it just intends to sit and wait for the worst to happen, which will happen because dread, if nothing else, is sure of itself.

So what did I dread? The answer is a great many things, but mostly I dreaded the future.

Emotional pain is worse than physical pain, I believe. No part of my body hurt, yet I was suffering more than I ever had in my life. Here I was, barely seventeen and without family.

About the Author

I've always written but life, as it often does, got in the way and I turned back to writing some years ago. In 2000 I was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development but found I preferred writing fiction (novels and short stories). My fiction is not easy on the heart. It will frighten you and shock you. You might never be the same after reading it. But you know what? Maybe that's good. Perhaps I am doing my job. I'm not just dishing out novels to make up series, I'm giving you a piece of my soul. I'm telling you, if you care to read my work, the dark side is evil! It always was. Satan is wicked, his demons are his servants. No reward can await those who forfeit heaven for a taste of hell.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (19 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FLEYF60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,061 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've always written but life, as it often does, got in the way and I turned back to writing some years ago. In 2000 I was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development but found I preferred writing fiction (novels and short stories).

By the way, I took up a challenge to write a story a week over the Holidays, I am keeping up with it. You can follow my progress here and read about the stories.

http://carolegillauthor.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-challenge-52-stories.html

My fiction is not easy on the heart. It will frighten you and shock you. You might never be the same after reading it. But you know what? Maybe that's good. Perhaps I am doing my job. I'm not just dishing out novels to make up series, I'm giving you a piece of my soul. I'm telling you, if you care to read my work, the dark side is evil! It always was. Satan is wicked, his demons are his servants. No reward can await those who forfeit heaven for a taste of hell.

Most crucially of all because I write vampire fiction, I portray my vampires as VAMPIRES, yes they may be capable of love but it is tortured love. They do not inhabit a pleasant world, if they are good it is because "they do less evil than themselves."

That quote by the way is from "The House on Blackstone Moor."

If you are a mature reader and want to read gothic fiction that portrays evil as being evil, then please check out my books and short stories. If not, go in peace and with my blessing. We are all different and that is good because diversity enriches the genre!

The House on Blackstone Moor is literary style horror at its darkest. The themes are vampirism, madness, obsession and devil worship.
It is recommended for readers 18 years of age and over.

There are three more novels in The Blackstone Vampires Series.
Unholy Testament - The Beginnings
Unholy Testament - Full Circle
The Fourth Bride -

I've just completed book one in a brand new series. Watch this space!

I am widely published in horror and sci-fi anthologies:

Sideshow, published by Visionary Press
Rogues Gallery, The Illustrated Police News, Firbolg
Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses Spoken Silences Firbolg
Vampires: Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Tales
A S Publications: Enter at Your Own Risk: Old Masters New Voices, An Anthology of Gothic Literature,
Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror
Triskaideka Books' Masters of Horror Anthology One,
Triskaideka Books' Masters of Horror Damned If You Don't,
Sonar 4 Publishing's Ladies and Gentlemen of Horror 2010,
SNM's Bonded By Blood3 Languish In Lament,
Sonar 4 Publishing's Whitechapel 13, Anthology,
Rymfire's Undead Tales,
Rymfire's Zombie Winter,
Rymfire's Zombie Writing
Angelic Knight Press' Satan's Toy Box: Demonic Dolls and
Whitechapel 13, An Anthology of the Victorian Era
Sci Fi Almanac 2009 and 2010 and
Science Fiction Freedom Magazine, issues 1-4,
Sci Fi Talk's Tales of Time and Space.

Blog: http://carolegillauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

facebook author page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carole-Gill-Author/120405794703293?ref=ts


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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! 5 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an amazing read, it combines two of my favourite things, Victorian England and Vampires. Bet there are not only vampires, there is more evil in this book. The first chapter really sucked me into the story and I just couldn't wait to know what would happen to Rose and her life.
The book combines the life in Victorian England with a supernatural story. It's great to read how people thought about vampires and demons in Victorian England. Of course we still think about them in much the same way but didn't we change our opinion about vampires? This book really makes you think about how evil vampires really are. An amazing book that makes you think about it even after you finished it.

This is a book for people that like me love the paranormal seeing combined with a good historical story. I loved to read how this two elements were combined, they worked so well together. This is by far one om my favourite books this year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 30 Mar 2013
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This is a great book were a young women tells her story in first person/ although you may find it confusing at first the whole story pulls together and you get a better idea of what it's about towards the end
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The house on blackstone moor 28 Jan 2013
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Really enjoyed the book could not wait to here the twist snd tales as this young womans life unfolds :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 23 Sep 2013
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One of those books you can't wait to finish, couldn't put it down !!! Excellent read, can't wait to read the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully written!!!! 18 May 2013
By vicky
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Beautifully written ..I cried and laughed along and look forward to the rest of Carole gills books ...thank you Carole!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat suspense 8 Sep 2012
By Carla
Format:Kindle Edition
The House on Blackstone Moor is a fantastic read. It is filled with suspense, there are unexpected plot twists and turns around every corner. I absolutely love the style of this book, the first person POV really makes the story way more interesting and exciting. It is very much in literary fashion, and reminded me in a lot of ways of Susanna Kaysen's "Girl, Interrupted". The author hints at many different possibilities throughout the story, creating twists and turns that truly keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for more. It's hard to say much about the actual plot without giving away key details, but if you're looking for a unique twist on the story of vampires, this is it!!! There is absolutely nothing typical here, and nothing sparkly, either. :) Just a super great read!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, gothic and brutal 6 May 2012
By Taliesin_ttlg VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
This review first appeared on my blog, Taliesin meets the Vampires. Reproduced here on request by and as a favour to the author.

The House on Blackstone Moor is very much a book of two halves. For the first half of the book Carole Gill writes a gothic story that actually feels very much like a period piece... ish...

I say ish as the book has an undercurrent that is much more brutal than anything that might have been born out of the time. Issues touched upon, visceral murder suicide, abuse, rape and insanity are dealt with in a modern way but with a gothic veneer that screams 19th century.

In short the first half of the book is a gothic joy as Rose is tortured but that torture always carries a glimmer of hope. Gill makes Rose a strong voice, even though she is a vulnerable character and as she faces the murder of her family by her father, her placement in an institution, the hints of the abuse she suffered and her gaining the governess position at Blackstone - with children too old for their age - a gothic mystery is weaved and then dyed as red as the blood spilt from a bird as she catches the children drinking from its headless body.

As she, and thus we, discovers the truth... the family are vampires (bar the father who is the vampiric son of a fallen angel and the source of the vampirism) and they are working at bringing her into the fold... the story shifts and it becomes the book of two parts that I mentioned. Gone is the nineteenth century veneer (gone also is the glimmer of hope I mentioned) and the story morphs into something akin to Clive Barker in a period costume. There is devil worship, hate filled spirits, betrayal and a host of dark (pitch black) secrets to emerge, we even get a battle of fallen angels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A dark and addictive read 3 May 2014
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"I was in love with a demi-demon, an occasional imbiber of blood, a creature most of the world hated. Yet, I still loved him and the children-demons all".

This is the first of Carole Gill's books that I have read, and it was much more than I had ever hoped for, or expected it to be. It's an extremely dark and enticing read. Each sentence propelled me on to the next.

I knew it was a book about vampires, but I didn't know much else besides that. Sometimes I like to go into books, kind of blind, without finding out much about them prior. I just knew I wanted to read some of Carole Gill's work after hearing and reading comments about it over the last several months.

I read quite a lot of vampire themed books, but this was unlike any other vampire book I've personally read, which I was really pleased about. I needed a change from my norm. I love dark writing and a good bit of horror and Carole Gill really does have a handle on how to write and bring forth the sheer darkness of the story she has within her (in my own opinion). I really enjoyed the book.

So much happened in The House on Blackstone Moor, that I scarcely know where to begin with a plot outline. So, I'm not going to give one, as I usually would, for fear of not doing the story justice. Sorry! It's just one of those books that you'd have to read, to get any kind of grasp on just exactly what and how much goes on within its pages.

It's turned 4am here as I've just finished this and from beginning to end I was completely enthralled and taken in by the goings on. I couldn't put the book down and I've been sat here with caffeine to ensure I made it to the final page this night.

I half expected your typical kind of vampiric creatures. You know, tall, dark and handsome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
It was an excellent story line but the americanisations, especially the spellings, in an English story was distracting. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jalasnana4
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and breathtaking suspense, not everything is as it seems
This is the first time I have read one of Carole Gill's books. It won't be the last! I found the beginnning of the story of Rose Baines, told thorugh her own eyes, quite disturbing... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sashadoo
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
I only read this book for 2 minutes as this was not to my liking as I thought that this was so boring and like most free books they are usually poor.
Published 9 months ago by animals
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start, sadly ran out of steam.
I picked up this book through Twitter. It had a good start and I had high hopes of a good read. I found as I read on that it started to drag somewhat. Read more
Published 13 months ago by maureen turner-books by maureen
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
This is possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. It is so very repetitive that the whole book simply drags by. You can totally see why it is free. Don't waste your time!
Published 15 months ago by KJ
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written
I'm afraid I thought this book was pretty awful. I'm a big fan of classic literature and also vampire novels so I had high hopes that this would tick lots of boxes - sadly it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Winter
2.0 out of 5 stars Starts well, finished badly
This book started with so much promise, but all elements of pace, suspense and character development just fall away leaving a rather plodding plot. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Emz
2.0 out of 5 stars Liked the Victorian element
I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of Victorian life during the first half of the book, when the focus was on Rose, but as the book progressed I think it lost momentum and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cachebird
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong start, long winded middle, lacklustre end!
This story held so much promise in the beginning. Carole Gill writes with a mature elegance and I was immediately drawn into this dark, violent and disturbing tale. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs Em
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