Monday, 15 October 2018

Clockwork Dollhouse by Jordan Elizabeth + #Giveaway

Clockwork Dollhouse by Jordan Elizabeth
First published as part of Gears Of Brass in 2014. Republished by CHBB as a single story on the 8th October 2018.

How I got this book:
Borrowed from my partner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Where to buy this book:

The Book Depository (unavailable)
Wordery (unavailable)
Waterstones (unavailable)
Amazon US / Amazon UK

The clockwork dolls seem to be moving on their own. What are they trying to show?

When Ainsley moves in with her uncle, the governor, it seems like a beautiful situation. An orphan is finding love in an elite household. However, she carries with her the power to reveal her uncle’s darkest secrets.

Jordan Elizabeth's short story Clockwork Dollhouse has been republished as an Amazon single this October and it's a perfect creepy Halloween story - maybe even one to read aloud by the fireside for a really atmospheric scare! I love the idea of the mechanical dolls and their house. We have a friend who makes automata so I could easily envisage how they would move. Clockwork Dollhouse is only a short story of course so there isn't space for deep character development or anything like that, however I appreciated how Jordan captured the essentials of her characters. There's also a great sense of menace as Uncle Robert begins to realise what is happening in the dollhouse.

And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is an ebook copy of Clockwork Dollhouse by Jordan Elizabeth.
Open internationally until midnight (UK time) on the 29th October 2018.

Entry is by way of the Gleam widget below.
(GDPR: Gleam will ask for your email address so that I am able to contact the winner. I will then need to pass the winner's email address on to Jordan Elizabeth so she can send out the ebook.)

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  1. OH OH OH I Love how this ones sounds! So I hope I win! I did tweet about the giveaway but didn't want to give access to my twitter account as the app wanted me here is the tweet url:

  2. This does sound perfect for Fall and a read by firelight!

  3. I draw the line at creepy dolls *shudders*!

    1. I get very creeped out in doll museums. All those eyes!

  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love the idea of dollhouses and the creepiness you can draw on with them. It fascinates me for some reason :)

    1. Absolutely creepy! I like the story potentials but not the reality of too many dolls together!

  5. Congrats to Kelly M who has won the Clockwork Dollhouse giveaway!