Tuesday, October 25, 2016



Sarah England
Copyright © 2016 by Sarah England

It happens all the time – you’re being watched. How does it make you feel? Annoyed? Scared? What if that person takes it to an exceptionally intrusive level and decides to disrupt your life…and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, you can do about it? Why? Well, because no one believes you. And even if they do, they’ll no doubt say something along the lines of, ‘it’s probably harmless’!

So when is it stalking? 
Take a friend of mine – and this goes back a good few years now. Let’s call her Karen! Well Karen became pretty good at her job, and a perfectly polite, ordinary-looking woman befriended her. They shared a few confidences and had a couple of laughs, but it wasn’t long before every time she looked up from her desk Karen would find this woman (let’s call her Sandi) staring at her very intensely. She’d smile and look away…but uneasiness crept in. And soon, everywhere Karen went so did Sandi. It was a tad irritating, that was all. It wasn’t, however, until she applied for promotion that she realised it might be more serious.
The interviewer apologised to Karen for not being able to take ‘your friend Sandi’s’ application further. Karen frowned, somewhat puzzled. Later, after she had been appointed, she was told over an informal coffee that Sandi had written to each member of the interviewing panel stating Karen would like her to be promoted too. She denied this but felt a little embarrassed so let it pass. A few weeks afterwards a client mentioned in an email, ‘your friend Sandi keeps asking me to review her work and I just don’t have time – please would you have a word?’ Karen now switched on her antennae and discretely asked around. It seemed most of her friends on social media, a few clients, and now some of her personal friends, all had similar experiences. Annoying, she thought, but not threatening as such. Some even suggested she should be flattered. Sandi then dyed her hair the same shade as Karen and began to wear her make-up in a similar style and shop in the same stores.
Karen started to distance herself. But Sandi had only just got going. Karen would be in a bar on a Saturday night, look up and see Sandi watching her. Her mobile would ring and click off. Her home phone  rang in the middle of the night. Everyone around her said Sandi was harmless…had a bit of a girl crush. It was nothing. But was it?
When her latest project was hijacked by Sandi, who claimed the idea as her own during a meeting; and when she discovered some of the more unpleasant aspects of her past life had been shared with colleagues, who now seemed very friendly with Sandi, things began to take a more sinister turn. Karen tried to shut down some of the social media avenues to Sandi, at which point matters dramatically escalated. Malicious one-line emails from various addresses pinged into her inbox with lines such as, ‘What you dish out will come back to you a hundred fold, Karen.’ Demands to have it out were issued verbally when she was alone - always when she was alone. Which was why no one believed her when she said a car was parked outside her house at 4am shining headlights through her bedroom window; or phone calls from call boxes or mobiles came every hour on the hour all through the night. It wore her down. She took what little evidence she could to the police, but it carried on for three years, during which time Karen’s relationship broke down, she moved house and moved jobs…
Stalking? You betcha!     
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A Darkly Disturbing Supernatural Horror. (2nd Edition) Sleep with the lights on!
''Not for the faint-hearted. Be warned - this is very, very dark subject matter.'
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Ruby is the most violently disturbed patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. With no improvement after two years, Dr. Jack McGowan finally decides to take a risk and hypnotises her. With terrifying consequences.
A horrific dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team, as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby's shocking and sinister past. Who is this girl? And how did she manage to survive such unimaginable evil? Set in a desolate ex-mining village, where secrets are tightly kept and intruders hounded out, their questions soon lead to a haunted mill, the heart of darkness...and The Father of Lies.


A Darkly Disturbing Occult Horror Novel: Book 2
'Ms England was definitely not a one-trick pony with Father of Lies - Tanners Dell is equally disturbing' 'A corker of a follow up and darkly wonderful' 'Absolutely NOT for those of a nervous disposition-Sarah goes all out to thrill and scare and pulls no punches' 'I am still reeling from this book - it's so intense I feel I watched it in film form' 'Powerful and disturbing!'
Following the hypnosis of violently disturbed psychiatric patient, Ruby Dean, an unholy dark force was unleashed on the medical staff who tried to help her. Now only one of the original team remains - Ward Sister, Becky.
Despite her fiancé, D.I. Ross, being unconscious and many of her colleagues either dead or critically ill, Becky is determined to rescue Ruby's twelve year old daughter from a similar fate to her mother. But no one asking questions in the desolate mining village Ruby descends from ever comes to a good end. And as the diabolical history of the area is gradually revealed, it seems the evil invoked is now both real and contagious.
Don't turn the lights!

The dark and twisted community of Woodsend harbours a terrible secret – one tracing back to the age of the Elizabethan witch hunts, when many innocent women were persecuted and hanged.
But there is a far deeper vein of horror running through this village; an evil that once invoked has no intention of relinquishing its grip on the modern world. Rather it watches and waits with a focused intelligence, leaving Ward Sister, Becky, and Police Officer, Toby, constantly checking over their shoulders and jumping at shadows.
Just who invited in this malevolent presence? And is the demonic woman who possessed Magda back in the sixteenth century, the same one now gazing at Becky whenever she looks in the mirror?
You may need to sleep with the lights on after reading this…Are you ready to meet Magda in this final instalment to the trilogy? Are you sure?

Sarah England is a fiction writer based in the UK. To date she has over 160 short stories and serials published in magazines and newspapers around the world. However, back in the dark ages Sarah qualified as a nurse in Sheffield before going on to work in the pharmaceutical industry and specialising in mental health – a recurring theme in many of her stories.
Then in 2013 everything changed.  After meeting a lady who inspired her to write ‘Father of Lies’, Sarah became hooked on occult horror and now has a trilogy in the genre. ‘Tanners Dell’ was the second in the series, and ‘Magda’ is the final part – due for release on Halloween! All three books will also soon be available on audio with Tantor.com (and amazon) as well as already being on Kindle and in paperback. Up to date information can be found on Sarah’s blog and social media sites. Please do sign up for the newsletter if you’d like to be first to know about the latest releases.
A little more information on the style of occult horror: this is rooted in the true account of a person who suffered horrifically as a child from ritual satanic abuse. It is not gratuitous…but focuses on the creeping horror of closed societies living in fear, and the results of dabbling in the dark arts. All characters and personal stories contained are fictitious, but it is important to know that this does still go on - a fact which makes these books all the more terrifying. Best sleep with the lights on after reading…


1 comment:

  1. Awesome...Having been a victim of a Stalker the fear feels all to real. Vitina