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A thriller by Vanta M. Black, Oubliette consists of seven interwoven stories with a paranormal-flavor that revolve around a French castle.


One is the tale of two sisters from modern-day Los Angeles who are lured to the castle to renovate it, however specters from the past have a different plan for them.



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Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place


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Wade Corbeil

Hang on tight...this roller coaster is full-throttle!


Vanta is one of those rare writers who not only tells a masterful story, but actually transports the reader to the time and place she writes about. You can almost taste the dust in your throat, feel the chill of cold water against your skin, and the pure dread of being trapped in a living nightmare...


Stacey Chillemi

The ending of the book will leave you speechless.


Vanta M. Black provides the reader with true events filled with epic adventure, mystery, the concept of spiritual world and how the past can impact our present lives. This alone intrigued my interest and makes the mind wonder about the concept of ghosts and spirits and how much of the past travels with us into our present life. Vanta M. Black gives the reader a lot to take in and Black does this with her excellent writing skills, as she gracefully entertains the reader with several genres all wrapped up in one book.


Diane Haekler

Five Stars


I LOVED this book, fascinating from beginning to end. This is a MUST read.


Chris Fischer

I loved Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place. Loved. It.


How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about this book. Author Vanta M. Black has a true gift in writing fiction that is mysterious, dark, funny and thrilling all at the same time. It's easy for me to highly recommend her book, and the best piece of advice I can give to readers, besides being sure to read this book as soon as they can, is to have enough time set aside to read it from start to finish. Once they start it, they simply won't want to put it down!



You'll love falling into this oubliette!


I could not put this book down as each chapter kept raising the stakes...I like books that make you think and challenge you. I was guessing the whole time and couldn't get the characters out of my head. They still hang with me, like shadows, that won't go away. Very haunting! If you like horror and suspense then you are in total luck with Oubliette!


Rabia Tanveer

It is nail-bitingly good!


Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place by Vanta M. Black is simply amazing...Black just did an astounding job of creating a universe that is real and terrifying. The story is set in one castle, but you will be taken to multiple time periods. The present time is about Veronica, a woman who knows what hides in the dark. All her life she knew it. Her life was never perfect, but when she is given an opportunity to work in an old castle in France, she knew it was too good to be true. Nonetheless, it was an opportunity that she could not resist, especially at this time in her life when she was just about in the gutter. What happens next will baffle you, intrigue you, and...


S.Y. Montani

Love it!


I love this book!! Has a bit of everything... Mystery, creepy, funny, odd characters. I also love how it travels to the past but comes back to the present. It has kept my attention from Day 1 on every page, I love a book that is never boring (or dragging out points to long), this book keeps moving constantly. Also well written but not pretentious.



Greatly enjoyed this book!


The multiple story lines really works well...It kept me turning the pages to watch the story unfold. Loved some of the characters, laughed at a few, and wanted to choke one or two! I recommend this book if you enjoy a good story with a little [bit] of everything!


Tracy Slowiiak

A book that will keep readers turning its pages obsessively from the very start...


The use of historical facts, especially the oubliette and the castle, lends a genuine sense of reality to this exciting, thrilling and scary story. I highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys mysteries, thrillers or just a good work of fiction in general, and I certainly hope that author Vanta M. Black is already working on a follow up book right now. I, for one, will be watching for it eagerly!


Do You Know what an Oubliette Is?


An oubliette is a pit, a dungeon, inside a castle where prisoners, criminals, and undesirables were thrown and left to die.


The most gruesome of punishments, some oubliettes were fashioned with metal spikes at the bottom to impale victims. The lucky ones died instantly. Most were merely injured as the oubliette was meant for torture, not as a fast, merciful death.


Life in the castle continued above as the condemned agonized below.


The laughter of children, joyous sermons from Sunday Mass, and the aroma of succulent food during celebratory feasts wafted down to the lonely soul who could only lament their life—for they were now dying.


Forgotten and alone, bones of their predecessors—those who had perished in the oubliette before them—were their only company as sweet, soothing death slowly took control.


Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place is about two sisters lured to a castle in France with the promise of a life-changing opportunity. Stories of those who met their demise within the castle’s oubliette, set in various times throughout history, mysteriously intertwine around them.


In the end as you're begging for mercy, you'll  also be begging for more.

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