Romantic Ghost Stories
Anette Darbyshire was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and now lives in Kent, England with her husband, three children and cat.
Her debut novel, Love In The Wrong Dimension, is a love story told from the perspective of a ghost and written in the style of popular romance.
Her second book, Gowns Of The Haunted, is set in a haunted dress shop where the ghosts aren’t quite what they seem.
Anette has always been fascinated by ghosts, having had her own paranormal experiences as a child, and now loves writing about them.
Do ghosts fall in love? Jemma Haley is about to find out…. Love In The Wrong Dimension is a modern romantic ghost story. Jemma is a trendy young woman enjoying her twenties and partying hard in London’s fashionable Camden Town.
One hung-over morning, she makes a pact with her best friend Alice, setting off a train of events that will ultimately lead to her destiny. After an untimely accident she wakes and realises her life has changed for ever – she is a ghost…
Terrified, she goes to find Alice in the hope that, using her psychic abilities, her friend can tell her what to do next. Instead of making contact with Alice though, Jemma meets Tom, an attractive but elusive ghost, who tells her that she’s trapped in a dimension for ghosts who weren’t meant to die.
She vows to find a way out, but is torn when she develops feelings for Tom, whose own reasons for being there are darker than she could ever have imagined.
The story is moving, mysterious and romantic and will keep you guessing until the last page. Might eternal love be possible after all?
I’ve got some really exciting news to share with you. Back in 2011 I self-published my first novel, Love in the Wrong Dimension. Since then I’ve been writing under the pen name of Katy Swann and have released seven books (nine if you include two anthologies) with Totally Bound Publishing.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned working with professional editors and so, earlier this year, I went back to Love in the Wrong Dimension, polished it up and rewrote the final chapter. I then submitted it to Totally Bound and held my breath.
Well, I’m thrilled to say that I have now signed a contract with Totally Bound for the book to be released through them. It has a new title, Love in Another Dimension, and will be released on 22nd August. Love in Another Dimension is very special to me because it ignited my love of writing and was the first time I attempted something I wasn’t sure I could do. I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve had since writing this book, which is why I wanted to share my news with you first.
Welcome to Gowns Of The Haunted, an emporium of mystery and secrets, where even the ghosts aren’t what they seem. Broke, lonely and desperate, Kate Hardy can’t believe her luck when a stranger inadvertently hands her a lifeline. This leads her to Gowns Of The Haunted, a mysterious, quirky emporium of fashion ranging from modern day goth outfits to vintage dresses and accessories. She’s overjoyed when Jenny, the pale and enigmatic owner of the shop, offers her a job and free accommodation in the small flat above the shop.
But, it’s not called Gowns Of The Haunted for nothing and Kate soon realises that something isn’t quite right. Strange noises, flickering lights and creepy shadows keep her awake at night and, when she learns that Jenny’s sister was recently murdered in the shop, her apprehension turns to very real, and justified, fear.
Traumatised by her night terrors, Kate seeks comfort from her new friends Jenny, Lucy, her eccentric young colleague, and Josh, the attractive customer who takes a fancy to her.
But at Gowns Of The Haunted, nothing is quite what it seems and, as her safety is increasingly threatened, Kate no longer knows who to trust; the living or the dead