Ghostly Rites Halloween 2019

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Plaisted Publishing House presents our latest Anthology. Ghostly Rites Anthology 2019, is full of horror, humour, scares, and not for the faint of heart.

We DARE YOU to grab YOUR copy and read it on the darkest night to get the best fright for All Hallow’s Eve.

Here to scare you this year are some of our favourite authors:

Wendy Steele, Eve Merrick-Williams, Pamela Joyce Silva, Mary Woldering, Michael Lynes, M J Mallon, Karen J Mossman, Cathy-Lee Chopping, Lynn Mullican, Elizabeth Green, Claire Plaisted, Maddy Hag and Mara Reitsma

Stories are in Various English & Grammar!

Free to download!  (Please note, it is showing as 99p on Amazon, which take a little longer for it to recognise its free elsewhere.)

Yes, all Ghostly Rites book are free to download or available to buy a lovely paperback. Please visit the Ghostly Rites Anthologies on the menu to see other editions and more details.

The Book Trailer

(Play at your peril!!!)


My story teaser and its based on a real life incident.

My book Teaser

You can also read it here.

Interviews with the Writers

Majorie Mallon
Lynn Mullican
Michael Lynes
Mara Reitsma

Wendy Steele
Mary Woldering
Karen J Mossman


More story teasers!

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Portraits of Dread

Genre: Horror/Supernatural

Book Description

Portraits of Dread is a collection of 12creepy short stories ranging from horror to the supernatural and include:

Mother Called Today
A woman becomes more terrified by her mother’s constant telephone calls.

Speaking of Death

A Ghost talks about his death and why we should be all be frightened of the afterlife.

The Little Man on Top of the Wardrobe

4 year old James becomes convinced that something evil is living on top of his wardrobe.

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Direct from the author


Lucinda Mallows visits a group of gypsies camping out at the edge of town. The townsfolk are suspicious of the new arrivals but Lucinda is determined to show a friendly face by bringing them some baked goods. While she is there she is warned of an approaching unkown danger coming for her…..

There was a soul wrenching scream.

The figure that reached the door was a mass of flame and smoke. Lucinda saw the face, wide eyed with terror and pain as the balaclava melted and stuck to his face. Kisses of hungry flames engulfed his eyeballs until theyy sizzled and popped. The blind figure staggered away from the doorway, flailing his arms like a fiery windmill in a futile attempt to snuff out the flames.

An indescribable incandesence, like a supernova, consumed the figure. The unearthly brighness obiterated all his features.

About the Author

Michael J.Eliott is an Australian writer living in Victoria. He has been writing dark stories since his early school days. In High School and College he majored in Media Studies
both writing and directing short films, videos and radio ads. He has previously written a comedy sketch for Australian television.

Michael is currently working on the prequel to his well regarded short story Mr Westacott’s Christmas, In his spare time Michael enjoys reading, drawing, Golden Age Hollywood movies and music from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.

Link up with Michael on Social Media and say ‘G’day’

Author website

The Ghost on the Stairs

Get ready for halloween with this novella, an Electric Eclectic book. Prepare to be swooned and spooked!

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When a good looking guy walks into a café and asks for you by name, you sit up and take notice. Cassie is instantly attracted to Damien Mathers, who is also a World Super Bike Champion. He needs her help to banish a ghost. That is not what Cassie does but Damien is very persuasive!
The Ghost on the Stairs takes clairvoyant Cassie on a journey she won’t forget. It leaves her un-nerved and scared – not because of it, but what it unleases within her.
Damien doesn’t believe in the paranormal, until he witnesses something he can’t explain. He is falling for Cassie but how can he love her dark side, too?
Can Cassie hold on to Damien? Can she banish the ghosts and save her relationship?”
“Karen J Mossman manages something quite unique. This is a story that will make you laugh and scare you at the same time.”

A New Concept For Writers

Electric Eclectic Books



We are a brand of books, rather than a publisher. What makes us different is that the author claims all royalities, and has full control of their own book. It was originally just novellas, created for readers to find new authors without having to purchase a full book. While this is still true, there are other things that Electric Electic Books now do.

  • Back Stories – are excellent ways to explore and individual (or several) characters life (or lives) in more depth, even from childhood or birth, delving into their lives to find what experiences moulded their temperament and persoanlity. What traumas or conquests brough them to this point in their lives?
  • Parallels give authors the prospect of exploring untold events from their books; these parallels are like a sidebar, allowing incidents not fully incvestigated in other volumes, now to be discovered by their readers.
  • A Prequel is, of course, telling the tale of what happened before the series started, the worlds, the events, the people, their endevours and conflicts, the formation and destruction of agreements, syndicates, cartels and collborations… there is no end of possibilty.
  • Longer books are now accepted, too.

Combined with our Novelletes, Electric Eclectic is proving to be the thinking authors marketing.

Who does not want to use a method of marketing which pays the authors to promote their own books?

Could your writing fill that criteria? We are looking for authors to join us and enjoy the many benefits we offer.

Interested? Want to know more about beoming an Electric Eclectic author?

First stop, contact us, visit the Electric Eclectic website today.

Click on the door and step into a new future!

The Door




A Flash of Horror


A Flash Of Horror is a collection of short and flash fiction from my two collections Heads & Tales and Undressed.
12 chilling and though-provoking tales that will stay with you for nights to come.
Are you ready to delve into the dark side?

Amazon UK
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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

I’ve always said I am not a fan of horror but find myself reading the odd one or two. The last ones I read were also Electric Eclectic books. Because most of them are shorter reads, it tempts me to give them a try.  I have’t been disappointed yet.

A Flash of Horror is another excellent book. Simply because the style of writing was easy to read and the flashes of horror really laid out the scary side.  There are twelve stories in all. Some I’d read in a previous collection and still enjoyed second time around.

Each story was short, just a few pages long and often with a twist in the tail, something you don’t expect, then wham! There is it, the explanation – usually nothing like I imagined. Cleverly written, the stories don’t say much, they leave the inbetween bits out for your imagination to do the work, and it truely does. Don’t read it at night!

Having read a few stories of late that were short and often difficult to get into as I tried to work out what they were saying, where it was going, and if it was worth carrying on. It was so refreshing to read straight forward, straight to the point writing that was clear and easy to understand.

You will finish this book in no time, so it’s recommended for a journey, or the hour to relax into for some me time.

A Flash of Horror

This book is part of the Electric Eclectic brand of books and they are all shorter reads. Particularly good if you love reading but don’t have a lot of time.  It’s also a good way to find new authors.

Electric Eclectic Facebook page
Electric Eclectic & Friends group
Karina Kantas on Facebook
Karina Kantas on Amazon

More horror stories from Electric Eclectic

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Have you Ever Seen a Ghost?

Excerpt from The Haunting by Karen J Mossman

“It’s a lovely house, Cassie – it’s all right to call you Cassie?” I nodded. “Daniel chose it. When I first went to see it, I liked it, but something felt off. I thought it was just me and ignored it. Now we’ve bought it… I’ve seen shadows. Neither of the boys believe me. I hear things too. I feel more and more uneasy, and the last time I was there, something crashed beside me and I swear I saw a ghoul on the stairs. It was horrible.” She visibly trembled at the thought.
“What do you want me to do?”
She gazed helplessly at me and shrugged. “I don’t know. Damien found you after I, well, after I got upset and told Daniel I wouldn’t move in.”
I had to admit this was intriguing to me now. “When Man- erm- Damien – took me, and I saw the house, I knew something had happened there, and it was bad. Have you tried looking up the history?”
“No, I don’t really want to. I mean, what would it solve?”
“I’m no exorcist. I can’t banish ghosts. I can try to understand them, I can advise you, but can’t promise you anything.” My curiosity had won out. I was effectively telling her I would help.
“We’d be happy to pay for your time.”
“I don’t do this for money. Payment isn’t necessary.”
Why do people always think it’s a trade? I don’t buy and sell. It’s a gift, a curse sometimes. It’s just something I can do. I never asked for it. I never trained for it.
Rachel rose to her feet. “Thank you, Cassie. I really appreciate anything you can do. If it means us selling the house again, then so be it.” She opened her handbag and handed me a card. “You can contact me here. When would be good for you to come?”
We made arrangements. Perhaps it would be okay with Damien after all. Although, I still didn’t want to go to a racing circuit.

Want to read more and find out what happens when Cassie visits the house and comes face to face with a ghost?