Spotlight – Extract From Darkmere by Helen Maslin



The lovely people at Chicken House have kindly asked me to be part of the How Do You Like Your Romance Blog Tour featuring Darkmere by Helen Maslin and Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis.

I read and loved Darkmere a few months ago and have recently read Crown Mountain also.  Both are brilliant reads and I highly recommend picking up a copy of both!

Check out my review of Darkmere here

Find my Crow Mountain post for the tour here

Or check out inspiration and a deleted prologue from Darkmere here

If you haven’t read Darkmere today I have an exclusive extract from the book to share with you!

Do you like your romance Gothic and Dangerous……


A castle. A curse. One dangerous holiday … Kate and her friends are spending the summer at Darkmere Castle in Devon which she thinks will be a perfect opportunity for her to get together with Leo. But instead, she s drawn into the dark story of an nineteenth-century girl who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house … and whose curse now hangs over them all. 

Extract from Darkmere










Darkmere by Helen Maslin is out now and published by Chicken House. For more information visit 

About Helen Maslin


Helen Maslin lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two young sons. She has studied English, history and art history, which remain her chief interests. She also runs an art club at her children’s primary school.

Helen’s art club is fun but always very messy. Her favourite things are brightly-coloured hair, Peter Lorre’s voice, the smell of new books, Roy Lichtenstein’s art, niceness and cake.  Darkmere is her debut novel.

Follow Helen on Twitter – @HelenMaslin

Also check out Helen’s fab blog here!

Blog Tour

How do you like your romance?

Find out more about Darkmere in my review here

Find out more about Crow Mountain by checking out my review here

Or catch up or follow the rest of this fab blog tour here!


Darkmere by Helen Maslin and Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis are out now and published by Chicken House. For more information visit 

A huge thank you to Laura at Chicken House for inviting me to be part of this fab blog tour!

You can buy Darkmere by Helen Maslin here

Or why not add it to your Goodreads wish list here

Or check out inspiration and a deleted prologue from Darkmere here

I also love this top 5 castles post on Chicken House that includes Darkmere – here !

Check out a spotlight piece I did for another book where Helen tells me her bright place – here

Have you read Darkmere?  What did you think?  Has this exttract intrigued you enough into buying a copy?  Do you have any fab ghost stories or visited any haunted castles?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of the page or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !

Happy Reading….*hears a creak!*



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