The Witching Hour
by Anna Bradley
February 21, 2023
Available in: e-Book
A haunted soul, a broken heart, and an ancient castle that takes care of its own...
In a mysterious castle in Oxfordshire, in a bedchamber above stairs lays Sylvie Bentham, the Countess of Trevelyan, deceased of a fever at the tender age of twenty-three.
Or is she?
Sylvie doesn't feel dead. To be fair, she doesn't feel alive either---not until James, the husband she thought lost to her forever appears at her bedside and begs her to come back to him. James makes the frozen blood rush through her veins and her lifeless heart beat wildly in her chest, but he's made her promises before, promises he didn't keep. How can she trust his promise of forever?
James always thought he'd return to Sylvie someday, but he's waited too long, and now she's gone forever.
Or is she?
Dead countesses don't wander the corridors of the castle, or play the pianoforte in the music room at midnight. Dead countesses don't stroke his hair, or hold his hand, or drop tender kisses on his lips. A shadow of Sylvie's soul yet lingers inside her body, but will his love be enough to lure her back from the brink of death?
Anna Bradley has been an avid reader, writer and book fondler since childhood, when she pilfered her first romance novel and stole away to her bedroom to devour it. This insatiable love of the written word persisted throughout her childhood in Maine, where it led to a master's degree in English Literature. Before she became a writer, Anna worked with a rare books library featuring works by British women writers from the 1600s through the Regency period. Here she indulged in her love of stories, fondled smooth, leather-bound volumes to her heart's content and dreamed of becoming a writer. Anna writes steamy historical romance (think garters, fops and riding crops) and squeezes in a career as a writing and literature professor on the side. She lives with her husband and two children in Portland, OR, where people are delightfully weird and love to read.