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Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place

Vanta M. Black

 

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Genre-Fiction, New Adult, Horror

 

Publisher: Black Chateau Publishing

 

Date of Publication: March 2016

 

ISBN: 978-0-9964488-2-6

ISBN: 978-0-9964488-1-9

ISBN: 978-0-9964488-0-2

 

Number of pages: 566

Word Count: 247,912

 

Cover Artist: Black Chateau Enterprises

 

Book Description:

 

Veronica knows the monsters aren’t “just in her head”, but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.

 

Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution — a job opportunity decorating a castle in France.

 

Will Veronica risk what little she has left to chase a fairytale?

 

When the shadowy things that once terrorized her come back, Veronica must decide how much she’ll sacrifice for them, for her sanity, and for her life.

 

This epic book consists of interwoven stories with paranormal twists. A horror-filled historical fiction adventure, it spans nearly two millennia.

 

You’ll be transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it’s ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution, while you unravel Oubliette’s cryptic layers.

 

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/0S_-_m_dRM8

 

 

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review

The child who really sees monsters under her bed, but is not believed by the adults in her life is a common trope in horror and paranormal literature. Probably the reason behind this is because we can all remember a time when we, too, believed there were monsters under our bed or in the closet. We can all remember a time waking up… being wide awake… in the middle of the night, just sure something was in the room with us. How much more horrible would it be for us to discover that childhood fancy was something far more real, more sinister?

Veronica woke from night terrors as a child, sure that something really was after her. That belief landed Veronica in the hospital under observation. Later, when Veronica is a successful interior designer, she has no memory of her time in the hospital. Veronica awakens to a phone call one morning, being offered a chance of a lifetime. What Veronica does not realize is that she might not survive this golden opportunity. 

The storytelling in this book is amazing. the chapters change time periods, locations picking up threads and weaving together an extremely entertaining tapestry by the time all is said and done. As I read further and further into the book, I wondered what some of the pieces meant, though they all, at least tangentially involve the chateau that Veronica has been hired to redecorate/renovate. I won’t say more, as that would involve spoilers. I will say that the book is entertaining, enthralling, and, because of all of the well-researched history, educational. 

There are a few scenes where the characters are depicted in great peril, and that is something to keep in mind. There are some allusions to sex, but they are handled in a very circumspect manner. Because of the alternating story lines, et cetera, I wouldn’t recommend the book to anyone younger than 16, and, then, only after talking in-house. 

This is not my ordinary “drug of choice” when it comes to pleasure reading, but I’m glad I took a chance!

Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock

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About the Author:

 

Vanta M. Black, author of Oubliette—A Forgotten Little Place, enjoys uncovering the dark mysteries of our Universe.

 

In addition to writing,  she enjoys traveling to provocative places and studying all things esoteric.

 

Black has degrees in English, communication and art. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two pug-mix dogs, and spends her time in support of causes that empower women and advance science and technology.

 

http://www.vantamblack.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/VantaM.Black

 

https://www.facebook.com/OublietteNovel/

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14697666.Vanta_M_Black

 

https://twitter.com/VantaMBlack  @VantaMBlack

 

http://oublietteaforgottenlittleplace.tumblr.com/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/VantaMBlack/

 

http://www.youtube.com/c/VantamblackOubliette

 

https://www.iauthor.uk.com/oubliette-a-forgotten-little-place:18380

Tour giveaway

 

2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

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