I hope all my readers have a good Halloween.
I  also hope that readers have got themselves into the right mood for general spookiness and ghostly terrors by some suitable reading.
In previous years, I have cursed myself (very appropriate) for not having a short story ready for Halloween myself…It’s
…And this year I have one ready. I have in fact been writing a collection of ghost stories, but this is a taster for my novel ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ and relates an episode from the point of views  of the heartless siren Ceridwen Kenrick, and the serving man Arthur.

You can get it free on Smashwords here

Here free on Kobo


And here for Amazon.com  –  (they always ask to be told if you can get a book cheaper elsewhere). I


Here for Amazon.co.uk


 I think it is a fine cover – even if wigs and hair powder were going out of fashion in 1794, due to the tax that came in with the war with France.  I can imagine Ceridwen Kenrick looking at one of her intended lovers/victims just like that…