Monday, 7 September 2015

#Monday Moments with Shani Struthers

My #Monday Moments are with my Crooked Cat author friend Shani Struthers - a great way to kick off the day and the week to come. 

Shani's been on a lovely holiday to the U.S. but she's given me plenty to share with you about The Haunting of Highdown Hall. The banner above's an impressive one- don't you think?

The sun's shining here in my part of Scotland and there's not a spooky cloud in sight, but that's no problem because today's featured novel will immediately plunge you into the depths of the mystery. 

Having read this entertaining novel I can thoroughly recommend it because Shani has a very neat way of introducing the psychic into the mystery of the novel. Pick up a copy - you won't be disappointed!

Here's what it's about: 

'Good morning, Psychic Surveys. How can I help?’ 
The latest in a long line of psychically-gifted females, Ruby Davis can see through the veil that separates this world and the next, helping grounded souls to move towards the light - or 'home' as Ruby calls it. Not just a job for Ruby, it's a crusade and one she wants to bring to the High Street. Psychic Surveys is born. 

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Ruby and her team of freelance psychics have been kept busy of late. Specialising in domestic cases, their solid reputation is spreading - it's not just the dead that can rest in peace but the living too. All is threatened when Ruby receives a call from the irate new owner of Highdown Hall. Film star Cynthia Hart is still in residence, despite having died in 1958. 

Winter deepens and so does the mystery surrounding Cynthia. She insists the devil is blocking her path to the light long after Psychic Surveys have 'disproved' it. Investigating her apparently unblemished background, Ruby is pulled further and further into Cynthia's world and the darkness that now inhabits it. 

For the first time in her career, Ruby's deepest beliefs are challenged. Does evil truly exist? And if so, is it the most relentless force of all?

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Born and bred in the sunny seaside town of Brighton, one of the first literary conundrums Shani had to deal with was her own name - Shani can be pronounced in a variety of ways but in this instance it's Shay-nee not Shar-ney or Shan-ni - although she does indeed know a Shanni - just to confuse matters further! Hobbies include reading and writing - so no surprises there. After graduating from Sussex University with a degree in English and American Literature, Shani became a freelance copywriter. Twenty years later, the day job includes crafting novels too. Writing both contemporary fiction and paranormal mystery, she is the author of The Runaway Year and The Runaway Ex, both published by Omnific Publishing. Her paranormal work is published by Crooked Cat Publishing and includes Jessamine and the bestselling Psychic Surveys Book One: The Haunting of Highdown Hall and Psychic Surveys Book Two: Rise to Me. All are available on Amazon.
The Return - published June 2015 - is the third in the Runaway series but can also be read as a standalone.
Coming soon: Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story.

Thanks for sharing it with us today, Shani! Best wishes with your Psychic Surveys series.



  1. Thank you for having me on your blog today, always lovely to be here!

  2. You're always welcome, Shani. Come back soon.


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