Wednesday 9 September 2015

Of Witches, Vengeance and Supernatural Horror...

Don't hurt Jane - you may live to regret it

Bullied by her abusive father, Jane always felt different. Then the lonely child found a friend in a mysterious dark lady who offers her protection—a lady she calls her “angel”. But that protection carries a terrible price, one to be paid with the souls of those Jane chooses to suffer a hideous and eternal fate.

When Jane refuses to name another victim, the angel reveals her most terrifying side. Payment must be made in full—one way or the other.

"Dark Avenging Angel is a fantastic read. This novel will consume you and your free time. It is a standout story that reminds me why I love horror literature." – Jukko, Horror Underground

“I have not felt this excited by a horror since reading Susan Hill. I look forward to reading more from this hugely talented author.” – Ajoobacats Blog

"I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a scarier read." - Fictional Candy  

"Dark Avenging Angel is a beautiful and haunting horror story." - The Bibliographic Book Blog

Available from
 Samhain Publishing

 Four hundred years ago, ten convicted witches were hanged on Gallows Hill. Now they are back…for vengeance.

Laura Phillips’s grief at her husband’s sudden death shows no sign of passing. Even sleep brings her no peace. She experiences vivid, disturbing dreams of a dark, brooding hill, and a man—somehow out of time—who seems to know her. She discovers that the place she has dreamed about exists. Pendle Hill. And she knows she must go there.

But as soon as she arrives, the dream becomes a nightmare. She is caught up in a web of witchcraft and evil…and a curse that will not die.  

"The final act unfolds that is nothing shy of spell binding and is worth the price of admission alone. I for one look forward to embarking upon further reading adventures with this tremendously talented author" -

"If you love a great story with witches and things that go bump in the night, you need to try this one!" - Long and Short Reviews

"The Pendle Curse is one of the best witch stories I've ever read." Majanka Verstraete, I Heart Reading

"It had it all, witches, cauldrons, spells, familiars, curses and more. I really enjoyed this one and ended up reading it in one sitting. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future." - Scarlet's Web

"I would recommend The Pendle Curse, and any of Catherine's other books, to those who enjoy suspense and supernatural." - Saguaro Moon Reviews
Available from:
 Samhain Publishing

 Can the living help the dead...and at what cost?

When Alex Fletcher finds a painting of a drowned girl, she’s unnerved. When the girl in the painting opens her eyes, she is terrified. And when the girl appears to her as an apparition and begs her for help, Alex can’t refuse.

But as she digs further into Grace’s past, she is embroiled in supernatural forces she cannot control, and a timeslip back to 1912 brings her face to face with the man who killed Grace and the demonic spirit of his long-dead mother. With such nightmarish forces stacked against her, Alex’s options are few. Somehow she must save Grace, but to do so, she must pay an unimaginable price.

 "Prepare to be terrified! Prepare to be captivated!" -  Mallory Heart Reviews

If you love Gothic literature, Cat's the new author on the prowl... - Oh! For The Hook of a Book

"Wonderfully creepy" -  Reading the Paranormal
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Have you ever been so scared your soul left your body?

 Joint winner of the Samhain Gothic Horror Anthology Competition 2013

All her life, Lesley Carpenter has been haunted by a gruesome nursery rhyme—“The Scottish Bride”—sung to her by her great grandmother. To find out more about its origins, Lesley visits the mysterious Isobel Warrender, the current hereditary owner of Linden Manor, a grand house with centuries of murky history surrounding it. 

But her visit transforms into a nightmare when Lesley sees the ghost of the Scottish bride herself, a sight that, according to the rhyme, means certain death. The secrets of the house slowly reveal themselves to Lesley, terrible secrets of murder, evil and a curse that soaks the very earth on which Linden Manor now stands. But Linden Manor has saved its most chilling secret for last. 
 "A memorable ghost story needs two things: a chilling backstory and a terminally isolated setting. Luckily Linden Manor fulfills both requirements so well that I didn't want to stop reading." Long and Short Reviews

"There are some TRULY terrifying features, and characters, in this story. So I finished it this morning, in daylight - and I'm STILL scared!" - Mallory Heart Reviews

"Cavendish brings ghostly ancient legends of the land back with her gothic tale."-  Oh! For the Hook of a Book

Available from
 Samhain Publishing 

 and in the anthology - What Waits In The Shadows

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  1. Quite a collection there of great books, Cat. Having not long finished The Pendle Curse can't wait to read Dark Avenging Angel.