He's not superstitious. She's about to change his mind.
There's a woman in the graveyard, and like it or not, Conall Mackay's got a haunting on his hands. What strange forces crafted this porcelain beauty from the cemetery mists? What is she trying to tell him?
Is she there to warn him? Or to take some gruesome vengeance on his town?
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About the Author
The story of His Cemetery Doll has been waiting to be told since Brantwijn Serrah first began jotting things down in her school notebooks instead of doing her homework. Conall Mackay and his lady ghost have existed for Brantwijn, in some form or another, longer than almost any other characters she's collected. This tale of a haunted graveyard and imprisoned beauty is, in Brantwijn's opinion, a wonderful way to finally bring them to life.
When she isn't visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can't handle coffee unless there's enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, Claymore or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws.
In addition to her novels, Brantwijn has had several stories published in anthologies, including the 2013 Crimson Anthology and 2014 Ravaged Anthology by Breathless Press. She's also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm and the anthology Coming Together Through The Storm. She hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at http://brantwijn.blogspot.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A terrific read that would make a good sensuous horror film I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The hero Conall is a nice, ordinary, decent man, possibly one of the best moral men I’ve come across in ages. The child, Shyla, is a great character too, sensitive and not mawkish. The story itself built nicely, and there was a good balance between horror and hope. Without going into spoilers, this is a story you will probably want to read in one go. One thing that thrilled me was that it’s set in the UK after WWII and it mentions the bombings of Clydebank where the shipbuilders were working. My father’s family are from there, and my father used to tell me about those bombings so it was odd and yet familiar to see it mentioned here. The one thing I felt was a bit awkward was the revealing of the reason behind the haunting. There was too much information dumped in one go, and some of it didn’t quite hook up for me. But overall it was a great read and I’d certainly put Brantwijn Serrah on my Favourite list. I received this ARC directly from the author.
Creative and original -- a new kind of supernatural romance. At first you think it will go one way, and then it turns things around on you. Very dark and suspenseful, but with that consistent thread of hope for the characters. Brantwijn is definitely a talented storyteller, with a noticeable quality to both her descriptive ability, and her ability to develop a plot and follow it through.
His Cemetery Doll by Brantwijn Serrah is a haunting tale of a man who stepped up, saving a child he knew nothing about, only to later understand evil comes in many shapes and sizes as he tries to protect the things that matter most to him while falling in love with the very one who could be his downfall. This story is a unique read. Sure there is a creepy factor here, but like all things Brantwijn writes there is a deep emotional level of connection I felt with the characters because she made them so real, so believable I wanted them to come out on top. There is also a love that transcends magic and evil and it's found in unlikely places. Anyone who has read Brantwijn's other works will know she has a high performance for her characters and her descriptions lend so much to their reality that a reader becomes submerged into the surroundings, like passing through the pages and experiencing it as the characters. This is one of my favorite stories so far from Brantwijn. I just fell in love with the tale, the characters, and the struggles they had to go through. If you like a haunting feel to your romance, with some great twists- pick up this read- you won't regret it.
It's been a good long while since I have read a book that completely melds a few different genres together so fluidly but Ms. Serrah not only did it, she did it with style. A strong, solid plot coupled with haunting empathy pulls you into a twilight world full of ethereal shadows and dark fantasy that literally hooks you from beginning to end. I laughed, cried and hoped, falling in love with Conall, his Cemetery Doll and especially Shyla, the adopted daughter of Conall. Quite the spunky lass, if you ask me and I love when a writer can portray that although young in years, there are those children who have "old souls". If you're looking for a read that will wrap around you like a warm blanket and not let go, then look no further. Ms. Serrah, as always, has the skill to navigate both a plot of depth and intelligence while infusing tangible emotions into her characters that resonate with genuine sincerity.