A Visit from Roberta Eaton Cheadle & a Ghost!

Monday, February 1, 2021 

Roberta Eaton Cheadle (Image tomfoolery by Teagan)
Roberta Eaton Cheadle (Image tomfoolery by Teagan)

When I was a little girl, there were a few times when a group of kids would gather in the garage part of my parent’s modest home, because they liked the games I made up. One boy had the brilliant idea that we should take turns telling ghost stories. So, we turned out the light and got a flashlight to shine up onto the face of the storyteller. 

This boy kicked it off with a story about a casket that roamed around. Everyone would squeal when he announced how many miles away the casket was. That was the extent of the story. When it got there, we were supposed to be terrified.  (Of course my parents were quick to put a stop to those shenanigans, but it was great while it lasted.)

I think the adult version of that little boy would love the latest novel from Roberta Eaton Cheadle (known to many of us as Robbie).

Announcing A Ghost and His Gold, by Roberta Eaton Cheadle!

A Ghost n His Gold

No, that fabulous cover is not one of mine, but I absolutely love it. 

Here’s a snippet that would have had my childhood playmates enthralled.

Pieter stops talking and gazes into space. Memories assail his mind in a kaleidoscope of sounds, smells and visions.

“At about midday, we saw a large cloud of dust coming our way. Having no idea how many horsemen there were, ten other Burghers, Willem and I quickly set up an ambush. As they drew closer, we could make out a mass of at least seven thousand horses and men. It was a hopeless situation and we prepared to withdraw, but the Khakis saw us and started shelling our position. My horse took fright at an exploding shell and bolted. I fell and broke two ribs, but luckily my horse is well trained, and he came back to me. Oom Willem hoisted me back onto my horse, and we were able to escape.”

Marta’s pale face and the tension around her mouth and eyes suddenly register with Pieter.

Is she upset because of my injury or because the Burghers ran away?

“It was cowardly of you men to flee, you should have stayed and fought,” said Marta, her lip curled with contempt.

How does she think I could have carried on fighting with broken ribs? She’s being ridiculous; if we’d carried on fighting, we would’ve all been killed. A handful of men couldn’t hold back such a significant force.

Smiling wryly, he took a sip of water. “Maybe you are right, Marta, but I was in too much pain to influence that decision.”

The Blurb

After Tom and Michelle Cleveland move into their recently built, modern townhouse, their housewarming party is disrupted when a drunken game with an Ouija board goes wrong and summons a sinister poltergeist, Estelle, who died in 1904.

Estelle makes her presence known in a series of terrifying events, culminating in her attacking Tom in his sleep with a knife. But, Estelle isn’t alone. Who are the shadows lurking in the background – one in an old-fashioned slouch hat and the other, a soldier, carrying a rifle? 

After discovering their house has been built on the site of one of the original farms in Irene, Michelle becomes convinced that the answer to her horrifying visions lies in the past. She must unravel the stories of the three phantoms’ lives, and the circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths during the Second Anglo Boer War, in order to understand how they are tied together and why they are trapped in the world of ghosts between life and death. As the reasons behind Estelle’s malevolent behaviour towards Tom unfold, Michelle’s marriage comes under severe pressure and both their lives are threatened.

About Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Robbie Cheadle has published nine books for children and one poetry book. She has branched into writing for adults and young adults and, in order to clearly separate her children’s books from her adult books, is writing for older readers under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle.

Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate children’s picture books are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision. Her books for older children also incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s supernatural stories combine fabulous paranormal elements with fascinating historical facts. 

Amazon Author Page

You can learn more about Roberta’s many diverse and amazing books at her Amazon Author Page. https://www.amazon.com/Roberta-Eaton-Cheadle/e/B08RSNJQZ5

Purchase Links

TSL Publications (paperback) https://tslbooks.uk/product/a-ghost-and-his-gold-roberta-eaton-cheadle/

Lulu.com (ebook and paperback) https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/robert-eaton-cheadle/a-ghost-and-his-gold/ebook/product-d858km.html?page=1&pageSize=4

You can follow Roberta at these links

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

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you’ll leave a comment in support of Roberta’s launch.  Hugs on the wing!

Ghost n Gold Roberta Cheadle

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This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2021 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene and Robbie Cheadle

All rights reserved. 

No part of this work may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.  Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.

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150 thoughts on “A Visit from Roberta Eaton Cheadle & a Ghost!

  1. Congratulations on your new release, Robbie! Yes, I’m sure that boy who talked about the casket would love to know about your book. I love the blurb and the snippet. Looking forward to seeing it on Amazon. Thank you for having Robbie here, Teagan!

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      1. Your welcome, Robbie. The UK variants spread to most of the states. The Brazil and SA variants are found in several. We’re very cautious about going outside of our home. I heard more cases and deaths among friends’ families.

        How is your family doing. Does it affect your immediate area?

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    1. Welcome Luccia! Amazon in South Africa appears to take longer to do the process. However, Robbie also has the book at Lulu.com, and I had no trouble adding it to my cart there. There is a link in the post. Thanks for spending part of your day here. Hugs on the wing!

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  2. Congratulations, Robbie. Your book sounds amazing and I love the cover! Thank you, Teagan, for showcasing Robbie and her latest achievement. 💗

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  3. Teagan, a wonderful post about Robbie’s latest books! I was drawn in immediately by your story from childhood and thank you for sharing the extract! It is gripping, brilliantly written and the story sounds thrillingly frightening and captivating. A gorgeous sumptuous cover, I agree! Best of luck to Robbie with her book … she sounds natural in these kinds of stories!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Liz! Robbie said the timing of things didn’t go as intended, so I wanted to help in some way beyond sharing the announcement. I had not thought about that childhood moment in decades, but it suddenly popped into my head when I looked at Robbie’s information. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Haha, Jim, I had a story about a man with a leg made of gold who died and his caregiver stole the leg. He came back from the dead and climbed up the steps saying “give me back my golden leg.” I used to scare my youngers sisters senseless with that one.

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    1. Hi Pete, you are correct, South African history generally is not well known and there aren’t many books about it out there. I have always loved history and enjoyed studying our local history at school. I am sharing it now so that other people can understand our history and learn from it.

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  4. This sounds awesome, right up my reading alley….historical with twists of the supernatural. I’ll be picking it up on Kindle when it’s available. I just finished an anthology in which Robbie had three stories. She’s really making a splash with her writing.
    BTW, I love that cover!

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  5. Congrats to Robbie. It’s great to see her here with her new book. I’ve been paying attention through the book’s journey and looking forward to the read. She said it will hit the US in about 6 weeks and I’ll be snatching it up. Great share, Teagan. Have a lovely week, my friend. ❤ Hugs.

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    1. Ha! I have never used one in a group (and more than one person seems to be a requirement). I bought one when I made the Ouiji part of Valentino’s train in “Hullaba Lulu.” But I relocated shortly after that. Now I can’t find it. Maybe it got aboard the dieselpunk train!
      Anyhow it’s exciting to see this new one from Robbie. I know she’s been preparing it for quite a while. Have a wonderful new week, Dan. Hugs on the wing!

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