Monday, January 14, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Unholy Testament: Unholy Beginnings by Carole Gill

 Gothic Romance/ Paranormal
published by Tudor Rose Press
Date Published: November 4, 2012

The day Eco first laid eyes on Rose Baines was the day she discovered (The House on
Blackstone Moor) her family’s savage butchery at the hands of her mad, incestuous father.

“I saw you leave the house that day, Rose, that terrible day you discovered your family
butchered. I saw you…”

Eco realizing he has fallen in love with her pens a confession documenting all of his sins
committed in the course of his immortal existence. The one request is that Rose reads his

Rose, having become his captive, is forced to read this unholy testament of his.

From Ancient Egyptian vampire cults to Roman vampire brothels to The Dark Ages, The
Crusades, The Black Death of 1348 to his meeting with child murderer and Satanist, Gilles de
Rais, concluding with his wicked affair with the Blood Countess herself, Erzebat Bathory.

Eco is, if nothing else, frankly and brutally honest. The pages are filled with debauchery and
vice and murder--yet, there is also love or what Eco swears is love.

The story is continued in Unholy Testament – Full Circle, to be released in early 2013.

I wrote my first story at age 8. It was sci-fi but as both my parents were sci-fi fanatics it wasn’t a surprise.

I continued to write however life got in the way as it often does, and it wasn’t until 2000 that 
I turned back to writing. I joined a local writer’s workshop and was greatly encouraged to keep up with my writing and to send things out.

Shortly afterwards, I was selected by Northwest Playwrights of England for further 
development but found I preferred fiction writing.

Widely published in horror and sci-fi anthologies, The House on Blackstone Moor is my first 
novel. It is a tale of vampirism, madness, obsession and devil worship.

Set in 19th Century Yorkshire, its locales include Victorian madhouses as well as barren, 
wind-swept Yorkshire moors. The story is a marriage of horror and gothic romance. I think it  can best be described as being gothic paranormal romantic horror.

I suppose you could say I want to put the Goth back into Gothic.

Living in the area the novel is set in, was very beneficial. Also, as a great admirer of the 
Brontes and frequent visitor to the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, I found myself nearly obsessed with recreating the gothic romantic narrative.

Having been employed in a hospital which had been historically a workhouse and 
asylum in Victorian times, I was able to add great realism to the depiction of the asylums as described in my novel.

The next in the series, Unholy Testament – Full Circle is the continuation of Eco’s
confession. It will be released in 2013.

Book 4 in the series follows that.

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Follow Along With This Tour

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January 17 - Auggie Talk - Review
January 18 - Impressions of a Princess - Review/Interview
January 19 - Fae Books - Review/Guest Post
January 19 - The Avid Reader - Review
January 20 -Inside BJ's Head - Review/Guest Post
January 21 - Author Ever Leigh - Review
January 22 - My Reading Addiction - Review
January 23 - Dark Seeker Publications - Review/interview
January 24 - Let's Get Booked - Review/Guest Post
January 25 - RABT Reviews - Review


  1. this is a nice giveaway! thanks for being so generous!

  2. my pleasure!
    I hope you enjoy what you buy!
    Remember, Unholy Testament - The Beginnings is only 99 cents! and the first in the series, The House on Blackstone Moor is free!

    1. Carole-

      It's always a great idea to lore new readers in to a series with a free 1st book!

      You may also be able to get listed on some of the free eBook lists & sites that go around to get some advertisements! However, I have no clue how to get included on those lists but there are so many of them!

      I am a member & get daily updates from several: Kinlib, Freebooksy, Free Kindle Books and Tips, Ereader News Today & Maybe you could contact any/some of them?

      There are also MANY facebook sites that offer free (or not) eBooks Paranormal & otherwise. I'm fans of several of them, as well! To post, you just have to "like" them or become a member. Free publicity is worth the effort!

      You deserve success, Carole! Many people will love your stuff so many people (including you) would benefit! Good luck!!!

  3. This is a wonderful treat, Carole, and I really enjoyed The House on Blackstone Moor--it was very good and creepy. I really got into Rose and her many predicaments!
    Good to see you here, Carole!

  4. Ooo... that cover is creeeppppyyyy.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. thanks, Lorelei!
    Hi Meghan, so welcome. Yup, well it's got a high creep factor but the next one is worse! :D

    thanks, ladies!
    remember, only 99cents for Unholy Testament!

  6. Wow! I cannot wait! This sounds too interesting to pass up. I'm intrigued, yet a bit more than a little scared. Like I've told you, you have certainly gotten me to push my envelope. I am truly a wimp.

    I think that your style of writing in this series has been extremely fitting for the time & setting. You've definitely achieved your goals. The entire feel of the world you created is so distinctive. That's part of what unnerved me so much... OK, the cover's really disturbing, as well.

    Thanks for the hours of entertainment that you've provided. You are quite talented.


  7. Sheree, thank you so much!
    you so made my day.
    i am honored by that.
    you hit the nail on the proverbial head. I want to push the envelope, i want to write gothic romantic fiction that is far darker than anything that's gone before!
    thanks again!