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Back on the Double: Cait O'Sullivan With Two Haunting Novellas!

I'm only too thrilled to welcome back the lovely and very talented Irish author Cait O'Sullivan to MBB today.  She'd been very quiet for a while, but she's now back with two lovely novellas (gothic romances to be precise!) which I have the privilege of reading and reviewing right now.  After that stunning guest post she did for me last time, we opted for an interview on this occasion.  Cait agreed to answer a few searching questions for me. So please read and enjoy and do remember to check out her new novellas which are different in tone and setting to her contemporary romance novel from earlier this year.

Cait O'Sullivan on the Web:

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What inspires and drives you to write?
Good question, Maria. I don’t know where it comes from, but sometimes an idea won’t let me go and I have to write it. I become intrigued and want to see where it goes so I have little choice. ‘Tis great, really. 

Who's your favourite author?
Currently, it’s Robin Hobb. I love her Farseer trilogy and am fangirling madly about her continuing these stories. I also love the Soldier’s Son Trilogy. All about becoming a tree, don’t ya know. 

Is there a genre you haven't yet written which you'd love to try?
I have always wanted to write fantasy, and now I’m doing it. 50k in, wish me luck J

Sum up your two novellas in one tweet each: 
Sefton Manor: Haunted houses, pacts with the devil, love across the centuries...oooh shivers!! SEFTON MANOR by @romanticait
Mugs & Monasteries: Orchids, alpacas, lost monasteries;what secret lies here? Walk through the veils dividing worlds to see @romanticait

What's next on the agenda?
The fantasy novel that I would love to have finished by Christmas!


Sefton Manor, a country house that has somehow withstood the ravages of time, holds the key to Martha Kendall’s dysfunctional family. Asked by her grandmother to uncover the truth about her missing aunt, Martha comes to Buckhurst Village. Despite unsettling occurrences upsetting her sensibilities, she starts asking questions. Questions that lead her to Will Fellowes, a man whose family tended the grounds of Sefton Manor for centuries. Amidst whispers of pacts with the Devil, they pair up to wrestle the secret from the house. 

Or will Sefton Manor consume them all?

Get it here:  Amazon   Amazon UK

Mugs and Monasteries

When orchid hunter, Evie Bourke stumbles across a near deserted monastery deep in the Burren, she has no idea she’s the first person alive to have seen it. All she knows is that life went a bit strange and was getting more bizarre by the minute.

Meeting alpaca farmer Aiden Dunne over a pint of Guinness, she is struck by his resemblance, yet to whom, she can’t quite remember. Aiden is searching for Munster Abbey for his family was connected to it for generations, culminating in the disappearance of his relative, the then Prior.

What happened all those years ago? Who or what is ‘the Wanderer’ and more to the point, what does he want?

Get it here:  Amazon     Amazon UK


  1. you always make me look so great on your blog, lovely Maria. Thanks so very much for having me here :).

  2. I've been following Cait's journey for a few years now, and I'm thrilled to see her doing so well. The books sound great, I'll definitely be checking them out :o)

  3. Yay! Congrats on the release of these fabulously chilling-sounding novellas, Cait. Can't wait to get stuck in (whilst hiding under the covers of course :)

    1. With the light on overhead. And the house locked up. And all animals away for the night so nothing to go bump :). Thanks Christy!!

    2. Welcome to the blog Christy, great to see you over here.

  4. I'll make sure I check these out :)

  5. Sound like great reads, both of them.

  6. I sure hope so, LifeAsYouLiveIt (great name!!), thank you.

  7. Love the blurbs for both books! Good luck to Cait! :)

  8. Both books sound great! Good luck with the fantasy, Cait!

  9. All the best to the amazingly named Cait! Love the ghostly and mysterious feel to her stories - and with alpacas thrown in too! Yay!

    Take care


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