WINTERSCROFT by ANITA WALLER #Blog Tour #Bloghounds #Supernatural #Winterscroft @anitamayw @Bloodhoundbook

FIRSTLY I WISH TO THANK HELEN CLAIRE OF BLOODHOUND BOOKS FOR INVITING ME TO TAKE PART ON THIS BLOG TOUR FOR WINTERSCROFT by ANITA WALLER

 

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HERE IS THE BOOK DESCRIPTION

When the beautiful Lavender is killed in a tragic car accident her family and fiance Matt are left devastated. As the year’s pass and wounds begin to heal, Matt, who has remained close to Lavender’s family, meets Beth and falls in love again. When the happy couple announce their engagement, it sparks a series of bizarre and disturbing events. Then when Matt and Beth make plans to wed at Lavender’s family home, Winterscroft, the frightening truth becomes apparent. Lavender is back. And she is not happy. From the bestselling author of 34 Days comes a tale of love, death and revenge.

 

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Oh my if you have any sort of bladder control issues get prepared because this novel won’t help your situation. I knew it was a super natural book and it leads into it as what I can only describe as a sort of fairy story way. No really, there is a Once upon a time followed by the birth of three sisters, all given beautiful names to match the beautiful babies they were. Rose and Violet were brown haired, brown eyed  beauties  but some 14 years after the birth of the first baby, Lavender was born, a blonde haired stunning child. Lavender was kind and good and promised to be married to Matt but her life ended tragically at just 18 years old. Well, not quite the happy ever after ending is it?

Six years later the family are still close to Matt and are over joyed at the news that he is going to marry a lovely young woman called Beth. But something sinister will stop at nothing to prevent this happening and what starts as small unexplained occurrences, always accompanied by the strong smell of Lavender, soon develops into a mysterious death.

Well let me tell you this is no fairy story!  Don’t be deceived with this kindly looking author because boy has she got some wicked thoughts in her head! This story is a wow that really  gets under your skin and makes you want to get your back against the wall while you read. I don’t think that I have ever read a book at such a pace. Anita Waller’s characters very quickly become full bodied and full of fear, which directly transferred to me. .

It seems that nothing will stop this entity and no one is safe. I felt so heart broken for Lavender’s mum, the pain she was feeling for her once adorable child being capable of these things and being powerless to stop her. Even now after finishing the book I still have that residue tingling in my spine, the warning feeling that something isn’t right, an expecting feeling that something is going to happen. This is a super, super natural book that I most highly recommend.

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anita Waller

Biography

Anita Waller was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1946. She married Dave in 1967 and they have three adult children, Matthew, Siân and Kirsty along with seven grandchildren ranging in age from Brad at 22 down to baby Isaac, just 2 years old. And now, to bring further joy, their first great-grandchild, a little girl, is due on 7 January 2017, their golden wedding anniversary!
She began writing when she was around 8 years of age, writing ‘compositions’ at junior school that became books with chapters. She wrote several novels in the romance genre and then realised she wanted to add murders to the romances, so she morphed into a psychological thriller author. Beautiful was her first completed novel in this genre.
In 1995 she sent Beautiful to a publisher and as they reached the contract stage the publisher went into liquidation. It was all to do with Eric Cantona and leaping over the barrier – don’t ask!
As a result, the book was consigned to the attic in dejected disgust but in 2013 it was dragged out again for an enforced complete re-type. The original was written on an Amstrad 8256 and the only thing that remained was one hard copy.
Anita is not a typist and it was painfully reworked over two years, submitted to Bloodhound Books who, within three days of reading it, offered her a contract. 1 September 2015 it was released as an ebook, to be followed a couple of days later by the paperback version.
Following the outstanding success of Beautiful, she began a sequel on 27 December 2015, finishing it on 19 March 2016. The new novel, Angel, was launched on 7 May 2016.
Her third novel, 34 Days, followed Angel and was launched on 3 October 2016 to outstanding success; at its highest level, it was #26 in Amazon charts. It is selling equally as well in the US and Australia and has sold over 15,000 copies in the first eight weeks following publication.
Anita has been desperately trying to find another Amstrad marvel written many years ago called Essence of Lavender. This, again, is in hard copy and she has put it carefully away in a safe place. Unfortunately. the safe place is safer than she realised, and she can’t find it! This manuscript has now been re-worked and is with her publishers, Bloodhound Books, with the new title of Winterscroft. Publication date is set for 24 February 2017. She is confident the old draft will surface when the new version is launched!
In addition to writing, she also teaches patchwork and quilting – a little reference to this is likely to surface in every book!
She is a lifelong Sheffield Wednesday supporter with blue blood in her veins! More than a little reference to this is likely to surface – see 34 Days!Her genre is murder – necessary murder.

Beautiful by [Waller, Anita]
Angel by [Waller, Anita]
34 Days by [Waller, Anita]
Winterscroft by [Waller, Anita]

 

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