When The Ghosts Return

When The Ghosts Return Ebook Cover      Ghost Beyond Earth V8 Hi res    Ghost Second (Previously titled “Ghost Beyond Earth”)

Find it on Amazon here, When The Ghosts Return

Finally, it’s back! The first of my traditional published novels is re-released under my own steam with a new cover, a new title, and a small amount of editing. You can buy it direct from Amazon in ebook or paperback, or through Kindle Unlimited.

The Story…

A chilling mix of classic ghost story, present-day science fiction, witchcraft and the undead, When The Ghosts Return will keep you enthralled until the last page.
In the middle of outback Australia, on an isolated cattle property, the ghost of a couple’s dead child begins to appear in the house. Young Ellen was an angel when she was alive. As a spirit returning from the Dead she is much, much worse. Ellen is terrifying.
NASA has Space Station Freedom orbiting above the Earth. One of the modules is the Cryogenic Module, a secret project. It’s where the bodies of wealthy and famous people lie deeply frozen, preserved until the medical science of the future can revive and heal them. The Cryogenics Module has been a successful, covert source of extra funding for NASA. In space and shadowed from the sun the extremely cold temperatures make low Earth orbit the perfect place to keep corpses in hibernation. Now it’s time to try and revive the first patient. It will be a man who, unknown to the space station crew, had already attempted to cheat death with black magic and evil rituals. It brings dire consequences as the crew attempt to bring him back to life.
The strands of demonic possession are weaving together. Can Matthew Kindling save the dead girl’s soul, and the crew of Freedom too? Most of all, can he save himself? Evil has returned, bringing ghosts of the past with it.

Author’s Introduction:

All my horror stories are based on a single, inspired idea and I start writing from there – writing the book is as much a journey into the unknown for me as it is for the reader. Ghost Beyond Earth (When The Ghosts Return now) was my first published horror novel by a major print publisher and the concept was born from thinking; what would happen if the Space Shuttle was haunted? Ah… you’re saying, “Sorry, if what?” Okay, the thing is I’m always trying to create a situation where my main characters can’t easily escape the dilemma they’re in. I used to get annoyed at ghost stories where people could simply leave the haunted house – the blood pouring from the wall-the cursed room… whatever- if they wanted, yet didn’t (obviously, for the sake of the story). One day I saw footage of the space shuttle in orbit and figured it was a great place to be haunted. You couldn’t get away, right? But the shuttles aren’t much bigger than a Volkswagen with a jet engine bolted on the back, so after some research I came across Space Station Freedom, the forerunner to today’s International Space Station (SSF was never built).

Similarly, the other half of the novel based on an outback cattle property also provides for a sense of dangerous isolation from where the characters can’t easily escape.

For readers who may be put off by the space station stuff- don’t be. When The Ghosts Return isn’t science fiction. The astronauts are in present-day conditions of weightlessness and eating out of tubes. Very similar to the movie Gravity. When The Ghosts Return is a ghost story with a dash of witchcraft- and certainly a horror story.

Why Change TheTitle After So Long?

It was a big decision, and of course there was an enormous sentimental attachment to that original title, but the novel was originally released in bricks-and-mortar book stores, had great reviews in newspapers and magazines, and the focus was firmly on a paperback read. Now, it’s all about SEO, keywords, social media, digital products and advertising that needs to have an impact in the first … well, about two seconds. For that, it needed a title that was clearer, unambiguous and left little doubt about the genre and content. So yeah, it’s all about marketing and promotions in the 21st century. Sorry, it’s just a fact of modern self-publishing.


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5 thoughts on “When The Ghosts Return

  1. Thank you. My dad passed away nearly 6 months ago. I found your book in dads bookcase. He must have really liked it because it looked well read 🙂 I started it and couldn’t stop, even though it’s not normally something I would look at. Thank you for making me feel closer to my father. Obviously not in the same was as the book 🙂 I think I finally get why dad was into this type of book. I will read more of his books now and I’m glad yours was my first

    1. Hi Bernadette, sorry to take so long to reply. We often discover that we don’t know our parents very well at all until they pass away and perhaps we look at them in a different light. I’m glad my writing has in some small way helped you to know your father better. Kind regards, Graeme.

  2. Hi mate, just wanted to drop in a quick comment having just discovered your site after I came across another of your books – ‘The Devil’s Numbers’ – at a used-books store today. I have only read your ‘Ghost Beyond Earth’ so far, which, considering I just picked up randomly and read years ago, I was very surprised by how scary and well-told it was. The ghost story in that country house was creepy enough, but the section towards the end with the cryogenic body waking up in the spaceship (or station? I can’t exactly recall) was some awesome suspense writing. I have been non a lookout for your work ever since.

    1. Hi Ben, cheers for getting in touch. Yes, I have to admit that getting print versions of my books these days is getting hard! All my backlist of horror is available as ebooks, and I’ve been writing new stuff under my “Horror Story” brand, so it’s all out there, but not as a paperback I’m afraid. I’m looking towards turning them all into audiobooks soon – Ghost Beyond Earth will be first (of my full-length horror, I’ve already started the Horror Story books). Thanks for your kind words. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help in gettong hold of my writing. Regards,

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