Linda Acaster


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Hi - I’m a multi-genre writer whose long and short fiction skirmishes through Paranormal, Horror, Thriller, Crime, Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Romance, SF, Fantasy - and even Western under the pseudonym Tyler Brentmore. I offer talks on a variety of writing related topics to lay and reading groups, and can be engaged as a workshop leader for your writers’ circle.

I'm currently writing the final book in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy of mythic paranormal thrillers, and trying to keep my desk from suffocating beneath the mountain of research material. Anything you want to know? My contact links are at the top of the page.

Latest title: Scent of the Böggel-Mann - supernatural chiller (ebk)

Elaine haunts auctions held in crumbling country mansions, dreaming of a find that will make her and Gary rich. A plain wooden shipping trunk has no key to its iron-banded locks but is far heavier than it should be. What might it contain? Bricks laughs a suave competitor. A body retorts Elaine.

Both are wrong. Both are right. Beware the Böggel-Mann.

...an ideal short read with a bit of a bite...
 
The Paintings - supernatural mystery novella (ebk)

If you like creepy...
It was supposed to be an afternoon's appointment to assess paintings.
The client was supposed to be their owner.
The paintings were supposed to be signed.
So why is police tape hanging from the apartment's door?

...pulled into the ever-increasing circles of alarm...



Beneath The Shining Mountains – Native American Historical (ebk/pbk)
Moon Hawk is playing a dangerous game. Her heart is set on Winter Man, but why would a man with so many overs want to take a wife?

Challenging his viriligy captures Winter Man's interest, but their tease and spar soon spirals beyond control, threatening Moon Hawk and her family with ridicule and shame. From buffalo hunting to horse raiding, this is a story of honor among rival warrior societies and one woman's determination to wed the man of her dreams.

...vibrant, funny, poignant... ...loved hearing about their customs and rich culture...

Torc of Moonlight - Book 1 in a trilogy of Paranormal Thrillers (ebk/pbk)
Alice believes people close to her die; Nick believes she's overreacting. Coincidences - they happen all the time. It had been coincidence that they'd caught each other's gazes, a trick of the light that had lifted her auburn hair.

Drawn into her obsession wit finding the shrine to a Celtic water goddess, and drowning in sensual pleasures, Nick is in denial... until he sees a jewelled sword fade in his hand and knows that he, or the thing that shadows him, has held it, and bloodied it, long ago. To tell Alice will make her flee. To stay silent could kill her.

...a fascinating spiritual thriller... ...a darkly chilling read, full of love and lust...

The Bull At The Gate – Book 2 in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy (ebk/pkb)
Nick has moved to York, a walled mediaeval city of crooked half-timbered houses and tight cobbled streets where Viking re-enactors thrill the tourists. But deep in the crypt of York Minster sit the foundations of the Roman fortress of Eboracum that garrisoned both the infamous Ninth Legion and the Sixth Victrix.

When a female student vanishes the police start asking awkward questions about Alice, and an artefact from the Temple of Mithras appears on Nick's desk. A clever reproduction, or a 1700 year old relic looking as new as if made yesterday?

...a thriller full of ambiguity...whose reality is true?... ...Fabulous!...

Hostage of the Heart - Mediaeval Romantic Suspense (ebk)
Rhodri ap Hywel, prince of the Welsh, sweeps down the valley to reclaim by force stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as a battle hostage. But who is the more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword arm, or Dena's kinfolk who swear fealty to a canon of falsehoods and refuse to pay her ransom?

 ...a heart-warming romance with a good dose of intrigue...
Reading A Writer's Mind - Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story (ebk/pbk)
An aid for beginner and intermediate writers seeking to improve their fiction-writing skills. Includes the deconstruction of ten stories in a variety of genres from Romance to Horror to Twist in the Tail, and a section on what to look for during editing.


…I've learned so much about characterization from this book that it has already coloured the way I craft my stories…

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