Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lancaster House by Taylor Dean (Excerpt and Giveaway)

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory. As she begins the restoration, she finds herself falling in love with the old house . . . not to mention its illustrious builder, Mr. Lancaster. Zoe becomes obsessed with the house as she discovers its secrets; hidden rooms, secret passageways . . . and a mysterious man who seems to think the house is his. Who is he? More importantly, how does he live in her home unseen and unheard? 

The unexpected answers leave her reeling—and questioning everything she’s ever known. To her dismay, Zoe’s actions land her in the local psychiatric hospital, scheming for ways to return to Lancaster House . . . and the love of her life.

Note: While Lancaster House tells the story of a heartfelt romance, the scenes that propel the story forward are the scenes between Zoe and her psychiatrist, Doctor Channing.
“What would you say if I told you there is no such thing as ghosts?”Doctor Channing wanted to get a rise out of Zoe again today. Her answer would be telling. Had she seen the error of her ways all on her own? Had she realized the extent of her delusions?
“You don’t beat around the bush, do you?” Her hands gripped the arms of the chair until her knuckles turned white.
“What would you say if I told you they do exist?”
His hopes for an astounding recovery plummeted. “I would have to disagree.”
“Then we have nothing more to talk about, do we?”
“Sorry, you’re not off the hook, Zoe.”
Zoe’s demeanor changed and her eyes stared into the distance, as if she was lost in thought. “It’s real—it’s all real,” she whispered, her eyes haunted.
“Tell me, Zoe. Start with the purchase of Lancaster House.” Several minutes ticked by and he began to think she wouldn’t answer, but then, in a timid voice, her story began to spill forth.
“It’s a stunning house, everything I’d ever dreamed of owning . . .”

Product Details
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475068689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475068689
  • Available to purchase at Smashwords & Amazon

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quicklyu finding that she had  a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you'll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up.


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  1. I love a good ghost story and old homes are so charming. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Special thanks to Hardcover Feedback for featuring me and Lancaster House on your blog!It's a pleasure to be here!

  3. I love stories with old houses, and Lancaster House seems fascinating! Thanks for the giveaway .

  4. I've always been obsessed with old Victorian homes and my dream would be to live in one and maybe discover a few hidden passageways! I really like the cover too!