Welcome to Day 7 of #AGhostAndHisGold Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org

GIVEAWAYS:  (4) e-book copies of A GHOST AND HIS GOLD 

A Ghost and His Gold

BLOG POST:

What is a poltergeist?

The word poltergeist is derived from the German for “loud ghost” or “noisy spirit”. A poltergeist is a type of spirit or ghost that can create physical disturbances in the real world such as making loud noises and moving objects or even destroying them. It is also believe in ghostlore, that poltergeists can pinch, bit, hit, and trip people, as well as being able to levitate objects and move them around.

The film, The Exorcist, is based on the ‘real-life’ haunting of a 13-year-old boy referred to as ‘Roland Doe’ in 1940. After the death of his aunt, Doe began to experience strange occurrences whereby his mattress would move, a mysterious liquid dripped from the walls of his bedroom, and scratching noises came from beneath the floor.

His parents asked a local priest to perform and exorcism on their son, but the exorcism was never completed because Doe injured the priest with a spring from his mattress.

Doe’s parents took him to St Louis for another exorcism. The attending priests noted that mysterious scratches appeared on his body and his mattress moved violently. The boy also entered trance-like states and spoke in a guttural voice. A mysterious “X” was also carved into his chest.

A final exorcism took place, and this time it was successful.

An extract from A Ghost and His Gold relating to the poltergeist, Estelle:

“Michelle slips off her bathrobe and stands on the edge of the pool. Dipping her right foot into the cold water, she shivers violently, and jerks it out again.

“It’s really cold, Alice.”

Alice rushes up to the edge and leaps in, hitting the water with a huge splash and sinking below the surface. Her face breaks through the roughened surface and she squeals with laughter, just like a small child.

“Come on, Michelle,” she calls.

A dark shadow hurtles across the surface of the water like a torpedo rom an old war movie. Michelle’s mouth gapes open as it whistles past her. A ripple of displaced air causes her to jerk her head around just in time to see the shadow perform a tight U-turn and head back towards her. It thuds into her like a cannon ball and she flies forward and drops into the water like a sack of potatoes. Her head surfaces and she gulps air.

“You whore!”

The words float on the air as the shape darts around the pool. They seem to bounce off the mosaiced edging.

“Your husband is a rapist and a murderer, but you refuse to acknowledge it.”

Cold hands press down on Michelle’s face. The water is too deep for her to stand in this part of the pool and she can’t muster the force necessary to push back against the downward force. Her head slips into the icy water which fills her eyes, nose and ears. Adrenalin fuelled strength floods her body and she fights ferociously against the determined spirit pining her down. Her lungs are ready to burst when the pressure suddenly releases and her head bursts out of the water, like a cork from a champagne bottle.

“I’m going to kill you, whore,” the voice snarls at her.

From this close, the shadow has features. Large piercing green eyes glow in a pale face, so fair the fine scattering of freckles on her nose stand out like dark marks. Recognition stirs as she gazes into the eyes of the young girl who had revealed her presence, firstly on her computer screen, and then on the television.

The spirit’s thin face is surrounded by a thick mass of straight blonde hair that falls well below her shoulders.

The same blonde hair I saw in the shower drain.

Despite her youth, the ghost looks about fifteen or sixteen years old, evil pulses from her like a deviant heartbeat and a wicked red light burns within the depths of her brilliant eyes.

“Why? Why must you kill me? What have I done?” screeches Michelle, her eyes dilated with fear.

“Why?” the girl throws back her head and laughs. “Because you knew that he was guilty of rape and murder but did nothing to bring him to justice.”

“But I didn’t know,” Michelle cries.

“Yes, you did know. There were signs all around you. You chose to ignore them just like my father chose to ignore my mother’s abuse of me,” the ghost’s voice drops to a low tone, but it still reverberates through the air. “She neglected and ignored me and, when the worst thing that could happen to me did, she rejected me and said I was unclean and defiled. I hated her almost as much as I hated him. My father, Pieter van Zyl.”

Her hands reach out again and deliberately push Michelle down be-neath the dark water. Numb with cold and shock, Michelle struggles against the downward pressure.”

BOOK BLURB:

After Tom and Michelle Cleveland move into their recently built, modern townhouse, their housewarming party is disrupted when a drunken game with an Ouija board goes wrong and summons a sinister poltergeist, Estelle, who died in 1904.

Estelle makes her presence known in a series of terrifying events, culminating in her attacking Tom in his sleep with a knife. But, Estelle isn’t alone. Who are the shadows lurking in the background – one in an old-fashioned slouch hat and the other, a soldier, carrying a rifle?

After discovering their house has been built on the site of one of the original farms in Irene, Michelle becomes convinced that the answer to her horrifying visions lie in the past. She must unravel the stories of the three phantoms’ lives, and the circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths during the Second Anglo Boer War, in order to understand how they are tied together and why they are trapped in the world of ghosts between life and death. As the reasons behind Estelle’s malevolent behaviour towards Tom unfold, Michelle’s marriage comes under severe pressure and both their lives are threatened.

AUTHOR BIO:

Roberta Eaton Cheadle is a South African writer and poet specialising in historical, paranormal, and horror novels and short stories. She is an avid reader in these genres and her writing has been influenced by famous authors including Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Amor Towles, Stephen Crane, Enrich Maria Remarque, George Orwell, Stephen King, and Colleen McCullough.

Roberta has short stories and poems in several anthologies and has 2 published novels, Through the Nethergate, a historical supernatural fantasy, and A Ghost and His Gold, a historical paranormal novel set in South Africa.

Roberta has 9 children’s books published under the name Robbie Cheadle.

Roberta was educated at the University of South Africa where she achieved a Bachelor of Accounting Science in 1996 and a Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science in 1997. She was admitted as a member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2000.

Roberta has worked in corporate finance from 2001 until the present date and has written 7 publications relating to investing in Africa. She has won several awards over her 20-year career in the category of Transactional Support Services.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Robbie Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle

Twitter

https://twitter.com/bakeandwrite

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19631306.Roberta_Eaton_Cheadle

Twitter

https://twitter.com/RobertaEaton17

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites/?modal=admin_todo_tour

AMAZON OR OTHER PURCHASE LINKS:

TSL Publications:

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Lulu.com:

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Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Gold-Robert-Eaton-Cheadle-ebook/dp/B096H39FG3

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HEREThanks for supporting this author and her work!

 

55 responses to “Welcome to Day 7 of #AGhostAndHisGold Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org

  1. The best ghost story ever!

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  2. Annette, this is a wonderful stop you’ve created for Robbie and her exceptional story. Robbie, I love the research you included on noisy ghosts in this one. Everyone following this tour should snag a copy and share with friends. Thanks to you both for making my morning. Boo

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  3. Hi Robbie, Hi Annette,
    Your tour has been very informative. I enjoyed the Historical events on this tour very much.

    Annette, thank you for hosting Robbie on your blog.

    Wishing you both a nice weekend.

    Shalom aleichem

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  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    You like spooky? Here’s some SPOOKY for you 😱

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  5. Meeting a scorned poltergeist is not on my bucket list. Lol! Great excerpt, Robbie! Thanks for hosting today, Annette. 🙂

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  6. This is the first time I’ve seen poltergeist actually defined. Now I know! I was in high school when “The Exorcist” came out. It made a huge splash. I refused to watch it or read the book. I watched the movie as an adult. It was so terrifying, I won’t watch it again.

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  7. Thank you, dear Annette, for hosting my blog tour. I appreciate it very much. Have a lovely day.

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  8. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Thank you very much to author and poet, Annette Rochelle Aben, for hosting the final day of my A Ghost and His Gold blog tour. This posts discusses poltergeists and is perfect for Halloween. Annette has a lovely blog so do take a look around while you are there.

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  9. Great stop on the tour, Annette!. Congrats to Robbie–wonderful!

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  10. I remember this scene from Robbie’s book. It was so powerful and disturbing. Good book tour stop!

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  11. You lost me from The Exorcist, Robbie. I found it a very scary read and never watched the movie. You know I’m not into these types of books. Lucky for you, many others are and appreciate your book. 🙂

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  12. A splendid stop on the tour and perfect for the season, Annette! I thoroughly enjoyed Robbie’s book. I was never a fan of The Exorcist move though.

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  13. Thanks for featuring this wonderful new book by Robbie! Just the right time so near to Halloween! Happy ghosting, Annette! :-)) xx Michael

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  14. Great book tour. I never knew what a poltergeist was. Robbies book sounds very interesting from the snippet selected. Well done Robbie and Annette.

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  15. Ooooh, this is perfect for Halloween-time. Hugs to you both.

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  16. Thanks for featuring Robbie’s book, Annette. This post is wonderful and perfect for Halloween, but poltergeists and The Exorcist are a bit too spooky for me. I still remember that movie decades later. 🙂
    Congrats to Robbie, though! She’s a fabulous writer.
    ~Lauren 🧡

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