Enjoyed this? Well... it's been completely re-written and this draft only exists here.
The Gothic Weird Paranormal novel based on this basic premise, with new characters and a completely revised plot, is available to pre-order from Smashwords, Amazon, Books2Read outlets and indie creator/seller Kerri Davidson's shop, bagoflettuce.com.
I've posted the first 5 chapters and a detail of my favourite illustration on my CelticRose account, but I'll tease you here as well with the opening chapter and the cover.
When Carrie Rickard falls in love with a ruined house, her life changes forever - especially since this house loves her back. Fairwood House, known locally as The Crows, is no ordinary ruin. As Carrie pours herself into its restoration, she learns that it comes with a curse and an unsolved sixty-year-old child murder... and a mind of its own.
As she digs into the secrets of The Crows, Carrie is dragged into a world of witchcraft, blood magic and the supernatural, aided by her eldritch soothsayer neighbour, Ricky Porter, who's as obsessed with the house as Carrie is. Ricky, desperate to win the respect of his overbearing, monstrous family by any means necessary, sees Carrie's future is set in stone - and so is her death-date. But will he help her, or is he the reason she's doomed?
YOU ARE READING
The Crows (Complete First Draft)Paranormal
"Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people have to walk out of the shadows." - Mark Hellinger **BEING RE-WRITTEN. NEW VERSION WILL BE PUBLISHED WITH NEW CHAPTERS, NEW ADVENTURES, AND NEW CHARACTERS!** Follow me on Twitter @ CMRos...