Welcome to Day 2 of the “THROUGH THE NETHERGATE” Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub #RRBC.




Welcome to Day 2 of the “THROUGH THE NETHERGATE” Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub #RRBC.



GIVEAWAY:  (3 winners) (1) e-book copy of “NIGHTMARELAND”, (1) e-book copy of “THROUGH THE NETHERGATE”, and (1) $25 Amazon gift card.


Who was Lizzie Bowlynge? In Through the Nethergate, Lizzie Bowlynge is one of the ghosts who befriends Margaret when she comes to live at the Bungay Inn. Lizzie wants to escape the tyranny of Hugh Bigod and ascend to Heaven.

Lizzie was a servant girl at the Bungay Inn in 1589. She was caught stealing a quart jug of ale from the cellars at the inn and, as punishment, was chained to the cellar wall and left to starve to death. There is plaque in the cellar commemorating her death.


An extract from Through the Nethergate “The rich, amber fluid flowed into the waiting tankard, in striking contrast to the damp, darkness of the barrel filled cellar. The small, frail girl stood with the tankard in her trembling hand. She was hungry, thirsty and cold. She hadn’t had anything to eat or drink since last night’s frugal supper of leftovers in the Inn’s kitchen. A wave of dizziness washed over her as she contemplated the drink. Its golden depths seemed to entrance her as she lifted it to her lips.

At least the kitchen was warm, she thought, remembering the delicious heat of the enormous,roaring fireplace.

The kitchen was a much better place to steal a moment of rest than this freezing cold cellar, in the bowels of the building. The strong, rich taste of the ale brought a smile to the girl’s pale face. She greedily drained the tankard, closing her eyes and allowing a feeling of well-being to permeate through her skinny, undernourished body. The girl, called Lizzie, worked as a servant at the pub and she was twelve years old. at the pub and she was twelve years old.


She knew she should be grateful for the job, but it was hard to forgive the heavy-handed punishments metered out to her by Will, the owner of the establishment.


A rough hand grasped her shoulder, its thick fingers digging viciously into her flesh.


“What have you done?” the loud, grating voice of Will blasted through her euphoria.


Lizzie jerked with fear and the tankard fell from her fingers, clattering to the stone floor before rolling away. She looked up into piggy eyes staring out of a fat and well-fed face. Will’s usually florid complexion looked even ruddier and coarser than usual.


“Why, you little thief,” continued Will. “You know what we do with thieves in this Inn.”


A short while later, Lizzie found herself chained to the wall of the cellar. Her pleas and cries for mercy had fallen on deaf ears as Will, filled with righteousness and piety at her ungodly action, attached the manacles to her wrists and ankles.”





BOOK BLURB:

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own. In the town of Bungay, black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths.


When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise. With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

AUTHOR BIO:



Hello, my name is Robbie, short for Roberta. I am an author with seven published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with my son, Michael Cheadle, one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about my mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with my mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of my children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

I have recently branched into adult and young adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my adult writing, I plan to publish these books under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first supernatural book published in that name, Through the Nethergate, is now available.






I have participated in a number of anthologies:

Two short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Dark Visions, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre; Three short stories in Death Among Us, an anthology of murder mystery stories,edited by Stephen Bentley; Three short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Nightmareland, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre; Two short stories in Whispers of the Past, an anthology of paranormal stories, edited by Kaye Lynne Booth; and Two short stories in Spellbound, an anthology of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Robbie Cheadle


Website https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/


Blog https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle


Twitter https://twitter.com/bakeandwrite

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Website https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/


Blog https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19631306.Roberta_Eaton_Cheadle


Twitter https://twitter.com/RobertaEaton17


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites/?modal=admin_todo_tour


AMAZON OR OTHER PURCHASE LINKS:


TSL Publications: https://tslbooks.uk/product/through-the-nethergate-roberta-eaton-cheadle/


Lulu.com:

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Robbie-Cheadle/e/B01N9J62GQ


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