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His Cemetery Doll

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  23 reviews
There's a woman in the graveyard.

Conall Mackay never put stock in ghost stories. Not even after thirteen years serving as the cemetery keeper in the village of Whitetail Knoll. But things change. Now, his daughter is dreaming of a figure among the tombstones. The grounds are overrun by dark thorns almost faster than Con can clear them. White fog and gray ribbons creep up o
Paperback, 194 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Foreplay and Fangs Supernatural Romance (first published October 24th 2014)
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J.M. Powers
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His Cemetery Doll : The title alone captured my interest, but once I read the excerpt I was entranced. A former soldier, Conall Mackay, is raising a child alone…a child he found in a graveyard. The author, Brantwjin Serrah, has an imagination that outreaches past the graveyard, and into the madness beyond. Yet, she still incorporates tenderness and empathy into the story.

His Cemetery Doll is full of deep imagery. So deep that I could feel the mist, see the fog, and taste the wintery breath of w
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Conall and his daughter Shyla live in a big house next to the cemetery where Conall is the grave keeper. He keeps it neat and tidy and makes sure nothing is ever out of the ordinary. The two of them were perfectly happy..until she showed up. A ghost looking creature that feel and looks like a real porcelain doll, has appeared in the graveyard. She seems sad and lonely, like she's lost something very important. Shyla see's her first, and and alerts her father who is skeptical at first, but within ...more
Christina Mcclellan
When I first started this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. But as I got to reading it, I found myself swept away into the story and I couldn't put it down. I was drawn in until the very end and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Karen Voitik
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

>Review - His Cemetery Doll

>I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock. This is a stand alone book and ends with an HEA.

>Conall is a single father. He is raising a child, found orphaned, as his own. Conall and his daughter, Shyla, live as cemetery caretakers. One night a woman appears to them. This woman looks like a porcelain doll, with all the joints and ribbons all over her. It seems the doll may dislike Shyla, but begins a passionate affai
Decadent Kane
His Cemetery Doll by Brantwijn Serrah is a haunting tale of a man who stepped up, saving a child he knew nothing about, only to later understand evil comes in many shapes and sizes as he tries to protect the things that matter most to him while falling in love with the very one who could be his downfall.
This story is a unique read. Sure there is a creepy factor here, but like all things Brantwijn writes there is a deep emotional level of connection I felt with the characters because she made the
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smexilicious
It's been a good long while since I have read a book that completely melds a few different genres together so fluidly but Ms. Serrah not only did it, she did it with style.
A strong, solid plot coupled with haunting empathy pulls you into a twilight world full of ethereal shadows and dark fantasy that literally hooks you from beginning to end. I laughed, cried and hoped, falling in love with Conall, his Cemetery Doll and especially Shyla, the adopted daughter of Conall. Quite the spunky lass, if
Mia Epsilon
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I'm breathless from reading this story. While not giving spoilers, this is a creepily romantic read which will leave you dying to turn each page and discover the characters. Beautifully written, each character has flaws which make them as 'human' as you or I and gives the story layer upon layer of richness. More than a romance or a ghost story, this is also fantasy mixed with an too real reality. Con is an extremely likable Hero; Shy is portrayed wonderfully as that not-a-child but not-yet- ...more
K.T. Pinto
If this had been a YA thriller, I may have given it four, possibly five, stars.

But this is a paranormal erotica novel, for 18+ only, and for a reading level like that, the story had a rather predictable ending and had gaps, which I won't go into because I don't want to give away any spoilers.

I do give props to the author for the amazing creepiness of the doll herself, but it wasn't enough to hold me in suspense as an adult thriller should.

Without the sex scenes, this would have made a great, c
Elizabeth Robbins
I just finished reading an advance copy of this book. I really enjoyed it. The story hooked me immediately, and I couldn't put it down until I finished! This book contains elements of all of my favorite genres: Horror, Romance, Ghosts, Mysticism, Kidnapping, Suspense, even a few really steamy sex scenes:-). I will definitely be reading more from this author. Her plot line is strong, her imagery is fantastic, and her editing is tight (I didn't find a single typo...a pet peeve). I definitely recom ...more
Miranda Shanklin
This book was an interesting read. The idea behind it was not something that has been overdone. It drug a little and at some points I could predict what the outcome was going to be. I found some of the interactions with the doll a little disturbing. The ending took me by surprise and left me wondering.

I think this book is worth a read and would read something from this author again.
Krista Kelley
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first started this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. But as I got to reading it, I found myself swept away into the story and I couldn't put it down. I was drawn in until the very end and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Storm Chase
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, horror
A terrific read that would make a good sensuous horror film

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The hero Conall is a nice, ordinary, decent man, possibly one of the best moral men I’ve come across in ages. The child, Shyla, is a great character too, sensitive and not mawkish.

The story itself built nicely, and there was a good balance between horror and hope. Without going into spoilers, this is a story you will probably want to read in one go.

One thing that thrilled me was that it’s set in the UK a
Brantwijn Serrah
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Graphic Erotic Horror with Scintillating Twists and Turns

I enjoyed this novel; an excellent blend of horror and erotica, with an intriguing story bringing them together. Not for young readers.
Wendy Schuffert
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!! This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. Very well written. My fave character is Broken Doll. Such a ghostly beautiful woman. This author is amazing. I recommend her books.
Heidi R.
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unique story of a man, a child, and a life sized china doll. Loved the whole book.
Miranda Nading
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve often referred to getting a review copy from an author as getting a Christmas present. Like presents under the tree, I resist the urge to peek, shake and rattle the present, preferring instead to enjoy the surprise that comes from opening the package. For this reason, I don’t research the author or the book before reading it. When the pages start turning, there is a 50/50 chance you will get a soft cardigan to wrap up in, or another ugly sweater from Great Aunt Nettie that hurts your eyes. ...more
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

Don't you just love it when someone comes up with something different!! I've filed this under horror and paranormal, because,for me, it covers both bases so beautifully!!

Conall is working the grave yard, raisng his daughter as best he can. The local priest wants Shyla to join the Sisters up the road, to learn nursing. Conall is not best pleased by the idea. He is also struggling with the over growing weeds and vines, that seem to double
Shelly Wygant
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a women in the graveyard. She is hauntingly beautiful and looks like a porcelain doll. But there are cracks in her beauty.

Conall is raising his daughter, Shyla on his own. Only she is not his real daughter, he found her abandoned as a baby in his cemetery. Shayla claims she sees a women in the graveyard. Conall doesn't believe in ghosts and tells her she is imaging things. Then he see her, his cemetery doll. She comes to him and they actually form a relationship.

Brantwijn Serrah does a
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for honest review**

I’ve gone back and forth on what to rate this book over the last couple of days. On the one hand, the book is incredibly well done, the narrative flows together to create a vivid “movie of the mind” that, once started, you won’t be able to put down until its conclusion. On the other hand, the underlying concept behind the main romantic couple is … deeply disturbing. I might need therapy to recover.

Ultimately, I decided that
Georgiann Hennelly
A paranormal erotica novel. Conall is a single Dad raising an orphan child as his own. Conall and Shyla his daughter live in a big house next to the cemetery where he works as the grave keeper. One day a ghost looking creature shows up she looks and feels like a porcelain doll. She just appeared in the grave yard. The doll seems sad and lonely. Shyla seen her first and tells her dad at first he is skeptical but soon he is a firm believer. Something is strange about the doll she lures him in, his ...more
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a gift from the author. What a great read...from the first page through the last page I could not put the book down. Conall and his adopted daughter Shyla were lovable and great characters. The sex scenes between Conall and his cemetery doll were hot and steamy. When you read this book make sure you have lots of lights on...its a creepily haunting enjoyable read. Thanks for an awesome read Brantwijn Serrah!!!
Ian D.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How can I describe it without giving too much away? It started off gently, then got spooky, eased in some hot and steamy scenes, then went into horror territory... I think I'd categorise this as an adult supernatural thriller. I really didn't expect some of the later twists, and I really enjoyed the descriptive and evocative narrative during the spooky bits.

Really enjoyed it, recommend it heartily. Yes, even if you don't like spooky or horror stories, I think you might well enjoy this.
Kathy Floyd
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story is great. I say that because it keeps you in suspense, it's scary, it has a little sex mixed in; but, mostly, because it spends most of its time in a graveyard which is spooky!
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When she isn't visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can't handle coffee unless there's enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cat ...more