‘Asylum’ ~ Update

It’s just over two months since I hit the scary publish button on Asylum – and I am absolutely delighted to say that the feedback has been fantastic and more than I could have hoped for.
As you know, I was a little apprehensive about releasing Asylum because it is so different to my other books – a world away in fact – and I wasn’t totally sure how my readers would react to such a genre change – but thankfully it has been well received – Phew!
I am glad now that I removed some of the more darker elements of the story – as I don’t believe that the book lacks without them, and I think that they would have been a step too far into the realms of gory and disturbing, which the book just didn’t need. I am happy that I have managed to get the balance right, as I really did agonise over it.
Here’s hoping the next few months will bring even more great reviews (because those buggers are really hard to get) and Asylum keeps on moving 🙂

ASYLUM
Waking in Melrose Manor Psychiatric Hospital, Emily Baxter is shocked to discover that she stands accused of the death of her mother, and that her father has all but abandoned her.
As Emily struggles to recall any memories of her life prior to Melrose Manor, she remains adamant that she is not the cause of her mother’s death, she is not crazy, and she will prove her innocence, even if it breaks her.
Facing the possibility of never being freed, and enduring daily abuse at the hands of the nursing staff, Emily must stay strong if she is to fight back and escape.
Emily has many questions, but each one is met with more lies, more confusion and more abuse.
Is her mother really dead?
Would her father have had her committed to a mental asylum?
Why can’t she remember anything?
Can she trust anyone?

Top reviews from United Kingdom – Amazon

Fezzy 5.0 out of 5 stars Draws you in to the story and keeps you there
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 February 2021
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I don’t get a lot of time to read books, but this one is so immersive I couldn’t put it down, you are drawn into the story and the author has done an amazing job of keeping you there throughout.
Highly recommended.

mrs d broome5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and thrilling
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2021
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Wow wow wow . What a book, extremely powerful and couldn’t put it down. Hence the reason I’ve finished so quickly. Its a fantastic dark read. Highly recommend it.

Kim Parr5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2021
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A gripping read, excellent plot, couldn’t put it down. Well done, looking forward to reading the next book by Emma.

Becki5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and thrilling read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 February 2021
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This book has a fantastic and gripping storyline. It will have you on the edge of your seat with its thrilling and intense twists and turns as the story progresses. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

anne5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping to the end
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2020
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What a great read, this is gripping right to the end, gave me the shivers reading this, fantastic.




Asylum – Reviews

The first reviews are in for Asylum and I am absolutely over the moon!

I was so worried about this book, as it’s so different to what I normally write, and I’ve had a few anxious moments waiting for reviews, but they are here (see main pic, or link below) and they are fab!

Reviews are so difficult to get, so I thank you so very much ❤❤❤❤

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08QW7332V/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_nsD8FbXVQG0EP

Asylum is finally here!

After what seems like forever, and a whole bunch of curse words being thrown at the new Kindle Create platform, Asylum is now available!! Yippeee!!
I am now going to drown myself in Martini and sigh 🙂

Asylum is available via Amazon , in both eBook and paperback formats. (links for .co.uk & .com are below)

Enjoy 🙂

Asylum
Waking in Melrose Manor Psychiatric Hospital, Emily Baxter is shocked to discover that she stands accused of the death of her mother, and that her father has all but abandoned her.
As Emily struggles to recall any memories of her life prior to Melrose Manor, she remains adamant that she is not the cause of her mother’s death, she is not crazy, and she will prove her innocence, even if it breaks her. Facing the possibility of never being freed, and enduring daily abuse at the hands of the nursing staff, Emily must stay strong if she is to fight back and escape.
Emily has many questions, but each one is met with more lies, more confusion and more abuse.
Is her mother really dead?
Would her father have had her committed to a mental asylum?
Why can’t she remember anything?
Can she trust anyone? 
Melrose Manor – the nightmare has just begun…

Lost (still lost)

I was quite excited at the prospect of leaving copies of my short story ‘Lost’ out and about again for strangers to find and pass on, but as we are once again in lockdown this is just not possible. So, I need to think of some new ways to get this little book back on it’s travels, and see how far we can get it to go around the world 🙂
Maybe I could hold a competition, or a free giveaway?
I have quite a few of these little cuties to send travelling, so I definitely need to do something.

Em x


Lost
I have never haunted a funeral home before, but needs must. You see I am looking for my dead Fiancé and I have been unsuccessful for the last seven months. I know that he is dead, because I watched him die.
I didn’t kill him if that’s what you’re thinking. No, I barely recall our deaths, all I know is that it involved a motorway, telegraph pole and a lorry load of sheep.
I had naturally assumed that we would be reunited in death, and yet we were not. This is a problem I cannot seem to rectify. I have looked in cemeteries, hospitals, pubs and all along that blasted motorway but I cannot find him. So now I figure that funeral homes are my best bet, and dead people are just what I need.

5.0 out of 5 stars Tender with a touch of humour
Reviewed in the United States on 11 July 2019 Verified Purchase
Have you ever read a story that made you want to wrap your arms around the person you’re in love with and never let go? For me, that was this tender and touching story by Emma L. Beal. I read it in one sitting and both laughed and cried. Read this for a reminder of how precious love and life are 💕 I found Emma L. Beal’s story fun because I had never considered what it would be like to be a ghost and the little difficulties you might encounter while moving around. She also did a nice job sprinkling bits of humour throughout Lost 😊

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2019 Verified Purchase
Didn’t think a story about ghosts/dead people could end up being so cute! Lovely story behind this, a very heart warming book, cleverly thought of and makes you smile throughout!