Sometimes the tide sweeps us into a fog where dark forces are at work…
All of a sudden evil and good become blurred…
Powerless and defenseless, we swim toward it, and wonder if we’re going mad.
Stifled by the repression of women in the 1800s, trapped in a loveless marriage, Eva lives a life of dissatisfaction and frustration. The tide sweeps her to the Rocky Mountains during the gold rush in 1859, where she finds unexpected hope at Owl Manor, a strange, dark place with owls in the very fabric of its walls.
But the stakes are perilous. Shadows wander the dim corridors. The owner of the manor is moody, volatile. Does she dare trust him?
Owl Manor – the Dawning, the first standalone book in a trilogy of Gothic romantic suspense novels, is inspired by authors such as Daphne du Maurier (Jamaica Inn, Rebecca), Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Marina, Shadow of the Wind), Kate Morton (The Forgotten Garden).
Filled with Poe-esque atmosphere, dark desires and supernatural elements, this book is a must read for fans of Gothic Romance.
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Zita Harrison, writer, artist, is a lover of Gothic literature. Dark personalities and settings, tortured romance, the supernatural. An avid reader of ghost stories as a child, she fell in love with Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte in high school. For her masters in English literature, she did a thesis on Gothic literature vs. the work of Pablo Picasso, who once said: “A work of art must make a man react, feel strongly … He must be seized by the throat and shaken up … he has to be made aware of the world he’s living in and for that he must first be jolted out of it.” Zita writes with this very purpose in mind. Owl Manor – the Dawning is the first of a trilogy of Gothic Romantic Suspense novels Zita is working on. Next in the installment is Owl Manor – Abigail. Zita Harrison lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.