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Ghost Doll by Robert Herold is a Scary Reads for Halloween pick #freebie #halloween #giveaway

Title: Ghost Doll

Author: Robert Herold

Genre: Horror

Book Blurb:

It's 1885 Boston, and a young couple's baby is threatened by a ghostly presence in their new home. The Eidola Project, a band of ghost hunters, is asked by the area's bishop to investigate and end the haunting. Murder and mayhem await them. The Eidola Project Novels just won the 2022 Paranormal Romance Guild's "Reviewer's Choice Awards for Outstand Horror Series"! Get a taste of these books with this free prequel. (A complete story!)


Chapter One

Boston – June 29th, 1885 – 2:17 AM

“No!” Emily O’Sullivan pushed her husband away.

Patrick rolled off onto his side of the bed and kept going, landing on the floor with a thump. She didn’t want sex—hadn’t wanted it for a while—especially now, when she still felt sore after the long and painful birth last week of their firstborn, Olivia.

Martha, Patrick’s mother, came to help with the birth but only stayed for two days after. More than ever, Emily missed her own mother, who died of fever earlier that spring. On top of everything else, she’d felt unaccountably weepy the past few days. She wanted to cry all the time. Yet she didn’t shirk her responsibilities, feeding and caring for her child like any loving mother. She even insisted Olivia be moved into the bedroom with them, so she could easily feed the infant during the night. Emily hoped Patrick’s drunken advances hadn’t disturbed the baby.

She turned up the low flame on the kerosene lamp and looked over at the crib. Olivia seemed fine. Emily reached over to dim the light, but a hand grabbed her arm and pinned it to the bed. Patrick did the same with her other arm. He kicked back the sheet and thin blanket and mounted her, taking an awkward moment to hike up his nightshirt.

“You have a duty to me as my wife.” His words came out slurred, but what mattered was straight.

Emily turned her head to the side and wept. It did hurt, and his insensitivity hurt just as much. He’d been a good husband until now. Since the birth, however, he’d taken to drinking with his pals and staying out until all hours, leaving her to tend to the baby. And now this. The pain. The humiliation. A moment later, she let out great gulping sobs, but that didn’t stop him—not until Olivia started screaming louder than she’d ever heard.

“Now, you’ve done it.” Patrick finally stopped and rolled off. “Go, take care of your daughter.”

Wiping tears from her eyes, Emily got off the bed and gasped. Olivia floated in the air, about five feet above the cradle. The infant’s face shone bright red from screaming with all her might. Emily screamed even louder as she ran to save her child.

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Free copy! Happy Halloween!

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

Ghost Doll is a free prequel to an award-winning series! (A complete story!)

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card:

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Runs October 25 – October 31, 2023.

Winner will be drawn on November 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

N. N. Light Book Heaven declared Robert Herold has “…a terrific grasp of horror writing…” (He comes by this naturally--as a boy, he wanted nothing more than to be a werewolf.) Robert Herold’s Eidola Project novels recently won The Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Outstanding Horror Series. Individual titles have won or been finalists for numerous other awards. More info is on his website: Follow Robert Herold down the dark alley of his imagination.

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Nov 01, 2023

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Oct 30, 2023

Thank you, Robert, for sharing your free novella in our Scary Reads for Halloween! Happy Halloween!

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