Blood Mansion - the most haunted place in the world. A hundred people over the last three decades have either died or gone missing. The last person to go missing in the house was the person who ran the foundation that had funded the house. Before he disappeared, he planted a poison pill in the foundation, causing its collapse, and the sale of the house for non-payment of taxes. Why?
The new owner wants to get to the bottom of what is happening. To do so he hires two different teams of investigators, one from a popular ghost-hunting television show, and the other team - legitimate paranormal researchers from a university.
Along with the only person to have seen the aftermath of every incident in the house, a local police officer, they will brave the house to get to its secrets. The question is, will they survive Blood Mansion?
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1) "Blood Mansion" is Mr Howell's first Gothic horror book. I honestly hope he continues writing in this horror genre
The story is very well-written. The characters are well-developed and the plotline easily keeps the reader's attention. The book was hard for me to put down as I wanted to read it straight through. Very highly recommend
2) I adored this book. Robert does a wonderful job of combining storyline, history, fact and fiction. This book is the perfect mix of creepy without being too creepy, character development and storyline. If you are a fan of horror, I would definitely suggest you check it out!!
3) Amazing read. Very well written. Kept my attention from beginning to end. Loved it. Highly recommend this book.
4) This was not your typical haunted house story. It was filled to the brim with every twist and turn and surprise your little heart could imagine.
5) I was blown away and couldn't put the book down because I wanted to see what happened next
It was a long book of 298 pages but I did have other duties to do too besides spending quality reading horror books.
Every town in America and abroad has that old, creepy, gloomy house that just seems to draw you to enter its doors. However, author Robert Howell's Blood mansion is just the opposite. It is a spectacular 3 story Victorian mansion that begs the visitor to enter its fine establishment.
Who would have known that when the paranormal groups, psychics, and even a cop would enter such a house to film it's haunted history that they may not come out alive.
The storyline and characters were too good to be true and you were spooked right along with them. This story is definitely a edge of your seat story and you may not want to read it in the dark or by yourself alone on a dark stormy night.
The author did an excellent story telling job and exceeded my expectation and I hope to read more from this author.
6) Omg. A brilliant read. Absolutely loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I loved the Story and characters.
This is an paranormal horror novel this is a very good novel I enjoyed the storyline it is a great horror novel
7) This is an paranormal horror novel this is a very good novel I enjoyed the storyline it is a great horror novel
8) There's a lot to enjoy in this book: a haunted mansion, two ghost hunting teams, and a great premise! The mansion is built from different haunted houses; can it get any better than that? Well, yes: the plot is awesome too! People disappear, gruesome killings happen one after the other, psychics get possessed, skeptics get nasty surprises. This book is all entertainment, and the haunted house theme really works on you as the teams discover how ugly things can get. Recommended!
9) Blood Mansion is a edge of your seat thriller. My heart was racing . Such a good read if you like things that go bump in The night.
10) I adored this book. Robert does a wonderful job of combining storyline, history, fact and fiction. This book is the perfect mix of creepy without being too creepy, character development and storyline. If you are a fan of horror, I would definitely suggest you check it out!!
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The Explosive finale to the Charm saga, the third and final book in the introduction series, The Charms Together, reveals family secrets, battles against evil, and the mind-bending final confrontation.
Sharron has just found out that she had a sister (Jenniffer), who was killed in a plane crash with her parents. Now the spirit of her sister has joined forces with an enemy of the family, and the entire witching community. Sharron is working with her two cousins (Wally and Chip) to try and find a way to defeat their powerful enemy, and at the same time save the spirit of her sister. Their arch enemy, Natase, has corrupted Jenniffer and now Jenniffer is after Sharron. In a surprise attack, Jenniffer has taken hold of a portion of Sharron's spirit, and they are running out of time to stop Natase, for soon the measures they took to keep Sharron's spirit from being lost, will fade away. It will take the help of all the magical friends they have met on the way, as well as some new ones, to stop Natase.
THE FOURTH CHARM - sequel to Third Times The Charm
It has been a few months since Sharron, Wally and Chip found their true home at Bellevue Manor, and their place in the witch community. They continue to learn their craft, and their powers grow. Yet their true destiny lies in their love of mystery solving. Using their unique abilities, they take on the challenge of solving supernatural mysteries. Their success in this though may become their undoing. For now, the Witch Council itself has come to them to help solve a mystery that is threatening the Witch community.
Some entity is stealing the familiars from witches, including the familiar of their good friend Ronnie. They put on their sleuthing caps, using all the research tools at their disposal, to find the answer.
Then comes the prophecy from Saleena. The only chance they can survive this, is if they use the Fourth Charm. But what is The Fourth Charm? Not a single book in the extensive Dramsmit library mentions anything about it. Nor do any of the witches they have spoken with, including Saleena. They race to find the answer to this question, yet mysterious and powerful forces oppose them every step of the way. Can they find the Fourth Charm, and the ability to use it, before all is lost?
This was originally marketed by the publishing company as a novel for children aged 6-8, however the book is of most interest to young adults age 10-15 and the new cover reflects this. The latest edition includes a preview of The Fourth Charm.
First Sharron finds out that not only is she not an orphan, but that she is from a wealthy family, and will be returning home to an estate she no longer remembers. When she arrives, she the meets her two cousins, Wally and Chip, and realizes she has a family. However, the biggest surprise comes when she finds out that they are part of a community of witches, and that she has abilities she never dreamed of. Teaming up with her two cousins, they work to hone their skills and develop a love of sleuthing. This becomes very important when they find out that there is a force working to destroy their family and the entire witching community, and the three of them may be the only ones that can find out what it is.
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My interest in reading and writing started early in life. As a child I would often compose stories and read them to my family. Most of these received a lot of chuckles, even where they weren’t meant to be funny, but at least they always held my readers attention. As a young teen I wrote many stories, sometimes with friends who had the same interest in reading and writing sci-fi, which was my biggest interest in books at that time. By the time I was seventeen I had already attempted to get some of my stories published, with no success. After a number of rejections I stopped trying and other then some small poems published in my regiments bulletin, back in my army days, I made an even bigger mistake: I stopped writing.
In the late seventies I spun my life into a completely different direction. Until then I had been in CEGEP (the Quebec version of a pre-university level education) working towards a degree in business administration with emphasis on accounting. Even though I was in the top five in most subjects I was bored and midway through my final year I left to join the Armed Forces.
The next two years proved to be very busy ones indeed. After completing three months of basic training in Nova Scotia I was sent to Calgary, Alberta for trades training. I was learning to drive armored vehicles in preparation for combat. Shortly after completing training our regiment was assigned to do peacekeeping in Cyprus. We arrived there in Oct/79. I spent the next six months on an emotional roller coaster. Excitement, boredom, fear, loneliness amongst others traded places, often all in the same week. I saw violence and cruelty as well as acts of heroism towards complete strangers. Twice we were put on full alert and told to prepare for possible combat, once during the Iranian hostage crisis and the other time when the former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The stories I could tell about those six months….
We returned to Canada in April/80 and I spent a few weeks leave with my parents that influenced my next decision. When I returned to base in Calgary I gave the required six months termination notice. Even that last six months kept me quite busy, from forest fire fighting, to looking for a lost child in the swamps north of Edmonton, to spending 30 days in Germany on war games maneuvers before the fall of the Berlin wall. My commanding officer had wanted me to stay, even offering a future officers training course, but I had decided I did not want to spend my life in the Armed forces.
I arrived back home in Montreal, Quebec in December of that year, and immediately started a course in real estate and obtained my agents certificate a few months later. I started working residential but after a couple of years went into the commercial end, selling mainly apartment building. Over the next many years I worked several aspects of my trade, as an agents manager, office manager, bookkeeper, and even secretarial work. I have also worked as Director of Acquisitions for a private company, and property management.
My re-interest in writing began when my firstborn son was about four years old. He had come into our room because of a nightmare. Well to help him sleep I told him a story about a magic compass I had that would send his nightmare monster away. Well the compass worked as the next night he had the same nightmare and when he grabbed the compass in his dream he banished his monster forever. It was a story I had to write.
Even though three publishers also rejected this, my interest in writing did not waiver. With four children to write for I always have a captive audience. I write stories for, and about, them and they love it. I also started writing other stories again, including one that became the young teenager novel, ‘Third Times The Charm’. I still have a strong interest in writing sci-fi again, and also love to do writing for magazines, both fiction and non-fiction. I have now written three books in the Dramsmit Children's Mysteries and this completes the introductory Charm saga. Currently working on the Tom Wilkin's Mysteries, as well as a unique horror book.
My reading interests do not always flow along the same line as my writing. Sci-fi & fantasy still interest me but I also enjoy the horror of Stephen King and Dean Koontz as well as the suspense of John Grisham and Douglas Preston, Readers Digest magazine, and much more. Recently I have been reading a lot of David Woods and Jeremy Robinson. | Alas there is never enough time in a day.
For hobbies I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, computers, TV, movies and especially spending time with my wonderful children, and grand children.
As for my writing qualifications, I have written for a church newsletter, as well as having written for and edited a high school alumni newsletter, and local magazines. I have completed an extended writing course with the LongRidge Writers Group. My education is ongoing and will be until the day I pass through the pearly gates.
Currently a member of the Quebec Writers Federation.
Past member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
I have had a number of readers ask me if I have any novels in the similar genre for adults. I am pleased to announce that I have completed a new novel that fits their desires. I will announce once it is available to the public
What happens when a simple detective, raised in a catholic household is hired by a mysterious man to find someone that is missing?
What happens when this mysterious man starts talking about crazy things, like demons and devils.
The company that has hired this detective tells him that he has to take on this case as the mysterious client is a personal friend of the owner of the company.
That the missing person is not a person at all. He happens to be one of the most powerful demons ever to escape from hell.
With the help of various family members, and a beautiful Succubus he must track down this powerful entity and stop him before he releases hell on earth, all the while trying to protect his soul from the succubus who appears to want to do more than just help him.
Currently working on a Horror/Haunted house novel. The sequel to Blood Mansion.
Have you ever heard of a Wind Phone? They say it is a means to talk to the dead when you miss them. It is just a phone in the middle of nowhere, connected to nothing. Or so they say.
But what if it isn't?