My novel The Silent Touch of Shadows (time slip/romance) is now available on Kindle and will be released in paperback on 7th July.
What will it take to put the past to rest?
Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.
Jake Precy, owner of a nearby cottage, has disturbing dreams too, but it’s not until he meets Melissa that they begin to make sense. He hires her to research his family’s history, unaware their lives are already entwined. Is the mutual attraction real or the result of ghostly interference?
A haunting love story set partly in the present and partly in fifteenth century Kent.
In the huge inglenook of the ancient manor house, the remains of the log fire collapsed with a hiss into a heap of smouldering ashes. A coil of smoke floated up the chimney, disintegrating slowly.
Nothing else moved in the room. The shadows that waited there gave no sign of their presence, apart from an occasional sigh that could have been mistaken for the draught blowing in under the badly fitting window frames.
Even so, the air crackled with restless energy and expectation. An electric charge suddenly galvanised the dust motes into a frenzied whirl, sending them spiralling towards the ceiling before they plunged downwards again in a never-ending dance.
The time had come to try again.
The time had come for the silent touch of shadows.
Longer Excerpt here:
Kindle edition http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Touch-Shadows-Choc-ebook/dp/B008834GRY/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340494600&sr=1-1
Paperback edition http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Touch-Shadows-Christina-Courtenay/dp/1906931763/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340494600&sr=1-1