G Johanson

Biography

I'm a UK based author specialising in historical paranormal fiction, with all of my stories linked in some way. Immortal witches, spiritualist mediums and street magicians populate my books, along with many other supernatural characters and creatures and even the occasional 'normal' person too, though these are rare. My protagonists tend to be offbeat characters that refuse to be defined by their sense of morality, their incredible powers, or even a pulse. Good or bad, Laura Spencer, James Grey, Georges Steil and Catherine Heppelwhite are not characters that you will easily forget.

More information about my books can be found on my website, including a suggested reading order and some clues as to what lies in store for the characters of Revived, a serial in 21 parts available for free here.

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Books

Traveler's Respite: Part III - Lust for Lupus
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Series: Traveler's Respite, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ruth Henne has led a lonely life. 46 years old and never been kissed and that was how her life almost ended when an escaped prisoner attacked her. Saved by the innkeeper, Ruth develops an infatuation and follows Wulff into the forest and learns that his name fits him better than anyone realises. Whether man or beast, Ruth has to have him and neither his wife nor his pack will stand in her way.
Traveler's Respite: Part II - 'Tis Pity
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Series: Traveler's Respite, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Prison had been an ordeal this time around, one that Ute Adler has no desire to repeat. A nice peaceful holiday visiting her old colleague, Hedwig, at her country inn promises rest and relaxation while an unorthodox partnership with the coachman begins a profitable venture with minimal risks...
Traveler's Respite: Part I - Devolution of the Species
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Series: Traveler's Respite, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Honour amongst thieves proves to be a redundant concept for fugitives Thomas and Volrad who argue in a strange and unsettling Bavarian forest over a bulging coin purse. Only one man leaves the woods alive to seek shelter in a remote inn where he hopes he will be safe from the police and whatever else lurks outside. Or what lurks within...
Revived: Part XXI - Sphinx Strikes Back
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Series: Revived, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Sphinx entertains an important figure in her Rome base as they have ringside seats for the fall of Kammani, her temple and the false religion of Kammanism in the final part of the saga. Revived is a paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds and tangled love triangles set in 1652.
Revived: Part XX - Journey's End
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Series: Revived, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Kammani finally reaches the end of the line, the final destination signifying the last goodbye to her long dead husband. Her hopes that this ending could lead to a new beginning with Shaozu seem doubtful as he looks towards a new direction...
Revived: Part XIX - The Lovers
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Series: Revived, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
'Celibacy is a requirement for all Kammanists'. So writes Ludovico, the scribe of the cult, yet within the temple clothes are being shed and inhibitions lost as key figures give in to their urges with primal abandon.
Revived: Part XVIII - Bared and Battered Hearts
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Series: Revived, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Laying your feelings on the line can feel riskier than any battle, as both Shaozu and Kammani discover. Shaozu handles rejection worse than Kammani, leading him to make a foolhardy, drunken mistake.
Revived: Part XVII - Kammanism
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Series: Revived, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ursula Fey accidentally reveals to Shaozu the secret of how the Kammanists found their Goddess, confirming his suspicions that the cult is a malignant force. This fresh knowledge strengthens Shaozu’s resolve to destroy the cult, starting with Ursula’s scheming brother, Ehrhart...
Revived: Part XVI - Goddess
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Series: Revived, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A tortured and dehumanized prisoner one week, a revered Goddess the next. Such is Kammani’s lot and she accepts her new position as though she were born to it as Shaozu looks on in horror..
Revived: Part XV - Dissected
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Series: Revived, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Having been badly injured after the attack in Venice, Shaozu wakes up in a stranger’s home and attempts to locate his surviving friends. Kammani survived the attack but wishes she had not as Octavius inflicts cruel and unusual punishments upon her fragile frame.
Revived: Part XIV - Never Be Mine
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Series: Revived, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Having come to terms with her feelings for Shaozu, Kammani attempts to show him that the bitter and twisted mistress she used to be has been replaced by a kind and benevolent figure. While she tries to be serene, Tso becomes apoplectic as he discovers that Kammani’s coffers have run dry which means his high salary has reduced to nothing. Bigger problems than money loom on the streets of Venice...
Revived: Part XIII - Love and Other Tortures
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Series: Revived, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Part XIII - Agamemnon demands that Shaozu and Tso pay for the murder of his priest. With the central figure of their love triangle condemned to the dungeon both Kammani and Lihua have time to work out what he really means to them – and how far they are prepared to go to secure his release.
Traveler's Respite
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,090. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A quiet life in the country? That was the plan for Wulff Winter, his young bride, Hedwig, and his teenage daughter, Anna. Running a remote inn in rural Bavaria should have made for an idyllic existence if not for the motley crew of guests and the family playing central roles in a long running feud between werewolves and zombies. A feud which is about to come to a head...Five linked short stories
Black Lodge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,050. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Black Lodge is a supernatural whodunnit set in 1906 in which former members of a disbanded cabal are murdered one by one. As one of a handful of people to have been a member of the exclusive group, Georges Steil has a personal stake in solving the crime. With one of their number a sectioned serial killer, are the group being targeted for his sins, or could their old rivals be seeking revenge?
Revived: Part XII - Angering Agamemnon
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Series: Revived, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part XII - Sphinx had taken a huge risk in attempting to coerce Kammani to assassinate Agamemnon Papadakis. Kammani takes a risk by visiting the crotchety old priest at his monastery to try to figure out what makes him so special.
Revived: Part XI - Kammani Unravelled
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Series: Revived, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part XI - The hypnotist, Ilkay, probes deep into Kammani’s mind and long forgotten memories are dredged up, including some unwelcome flashbacks. With Kammani entranced and vulnerable an opportunistic schemer decides that this is the perfect time to strike... Revived is a 21 part paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds and tangled love triangles set in 1652.
Revived: Part X - Mind Games
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Series: Revived, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Part X - Before he can rejoin Lihua in Kammani’s service, Shaozu has to perform one task, a task which is harder for him than the battles he has faced. Kammani needs a test subject for the hypnotist before she places her own fragile mind in his hands and Shaozu has drawn the short straw... Revived is a 21 part paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds and tangled love triangles set in 1652.
Revived
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Price: Free! Words: 128,370. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
As a down on his luck bodyguard, Shaozu can’t be too picky with his assignments. Accompanying a mysterious woman, Kammani, and her handmaiden, Lihua, from China to France proves a risky venture, the small party coming under attack from bandits on only their second day travelling. Kammani’s reaction to the attack demonstrates that this trip will not be like any other....
Revived: Part IX - Power Play
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Series: Revived, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part IX - Having discarded Shaozu in the wilderness with no food or water, Kammani enters Constantinople in high spirits with grand ambitions of meeting the boy Sultan and his mother. Before she can enter the inner sanctum she has to win over a eunuch representative, whom both of her remaining servants distrust.
Revived: Part VIII - Desire or Duty?
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Series: Revived, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part VIII Shaozu’s love for Lihua has quietly bloomed and with their future health and freedom in severe jeopardy he is unable to wait any longer and he shares his feelings with her. Torn between the man she loves and the woman she serves, Lihua asks Kammani for permission to date Shaozu, Kammani’s answer leaving Lihua with a difficult decision to make...
Revived: Part VII - Forgotten Home
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Series: Revived, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Part VII Kammani’s homecoming only proves how much her amnesia is preventing her from reconnecting to her past and from getting on with her life. With Kammani already feeling deflated the last thing she needs is a nocturnal visit from Sphinx who has unsavoury plans for her. Revived is a paranormal serial, with new chapters available the first Friday of every month.
Eidolon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 531,520. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Eidolon, the final book in the Accursed trilogy, is set in Cold War America and details the fall and rise of the spiritualist medium, James Grey, alongside the systematic liquidation of any and all occultists.
Heretic Apocalypse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,290. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The end of the world - again? The old magician, Georges Steil, has heard this tale too many times, and the source of this latest prophecy is wholly unreliable so Georges attempts to put the warning from his mind and enjoy his old age with his lover, the Contessa, in Paris, 1926. The reappearance of a twisted pupil of his, Odessa D'eath, and the staging of a cursed play sets alarm bells ringing...
Underbelly
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 182,300. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Underbelly, the sequel to Accursed, follows James Grey again as he tours the States performing as a medium, contending with dark forces hidden in the shadows. The greatest danger comes from fulfilling a favour for a friend, which threatens the present and all that James holds dear.
The Hydra Effect
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,090. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the guns still warm from the death throes of World War I, with the world in the grip of the Spanish Influenza pandemic, a nihilistic cult seizes an opportunity to unleash a parasitic demon upon mankind. A military hospital is at the centre of the storm which sees a battle of wits between a nurse and a patient for the future of the hospital, a small French town and, ultimately, the world.
Fallen Idols
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Living statues and sinister changelings prowl the streets of Occupied Paris... Also available in the collection 'Cults, Curses & Cryptids'.
Beyond Salvage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The inmates on Devil's Island were the lucky ones - it was on the mainland where the true dangers lurked... Luc Tessyier, a convict, rules Cayenne by fear through supernatural curses. Further inland, in the jungle, the masked sculptor, Uguen, carries out his occult surgery unimpeded... With two threats at large, and the old mystic Georges Steil not getting any younger, hope is in short supply.
Cults, Curses & Cryptids
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 332,100. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Prior to leading the Pagan Resistance, as detailed in Accursed, the eccentric 79 year old, Georges Steil, had led a colourful life which is explored in the following short stories and novellas, compiled together here. End-of-the-world cults, anarchic zombie terrorists, black lodges, disfigured sculptors and living statues - all human (and inhuman) life is covered here.
Toys for the Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A tale of terrorists and zombies detailing the lengths some people will go to in their quest for attention set during the 1900 Paris World Fair. Toys for the Dead is the sequel to the novel Oblivion. This book was previously published under the title Infamia.
Oblivion
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Price: Free! Words: 89,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
On the 31st of December, 1899, a large standing stone falls over at Stonehenge, the most recent time this has happened. Oblivion dramatises the events that led up to this incident as an occult sect attempt to prevent the upcoming century of destruction and herald in a new age...at a tremendous cost.
Accursed
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Price: Free! Words: 225,210. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Delve into a murky world of morally complex characters beginning in WWII where another war is being waged in addition to the war between men, a war involving spirits, witches and demons. Both paranormal romance and coming-of-age tale, Accursed is the first book of a trilogy (Accursed, Underbelly, Eidolon) exploring occultism amongst the Greatest Generation.
Revived: Part VI - Dissension in the Ranks
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Series: Revived, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part VI - Kammani's pilgrimage from Eastern China to France continues, the small party reaching the Chinese border where they stop to rest for the night. Lihua's choice of bodyguard brings tension to the group, while a prostitute known only as Sphinx sets a sinister plan into motion... Revived is a paranormal serial, with new chapters available the first Friday of every month.
Revived: Part V - Deadwood
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Series: Revived, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Part V - As Smashwords does not allow serializations (my mistake) all future installments after this one can be found here - http://www.kharonpublishing.co.uk/free-ebooks/revived - Revived is a 21 part paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds and tangled love triangles set in 1652. The entire saga is available to read now in one file.
Revived: Part IV - Madam Yin's Guide to Mourning
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Series: Revived, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Part IV As Smashwords does not allow serializations (my mistake) all future installments after this one can be found here - http://www.kharonpublishing.co.uk/free-ebooks/revived - Revived is a 21 part paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds and tangled love triangles set in 1652. The entire saga is available to read now in one file.
Revived: Part III - Capital Crisis
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Series: Revived, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part III - Returning to Beijing for the first time in 1000 years, the recovering immortal Kammani thrives in the big city and allows herself to be happy and hopeful for the future. An encounter with Wuma, a stranger who harbours a grudge against her, quickly turns her dream return into a nightmare...
Revived: Part II - Past Earthly Thought
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Series: Revived, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Part II -Shaozu expected trouble escorting 2 women from China to France on the dangerous roads of 1652. He didn't expect it so soon, the small party coming under attack from bandits on only their second day travelling. Kammani’s reaction to the attack demonstrates that this trip will not be like any other. Revived is a 21 part paranormal serial dealing with immortal feuds & tangled love triangles
Revived: Part I - First Steps
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Series: Revived, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Part I- As a down on his luck bodyguard, Shaozu can’t be too picky with his assignments. Escorting a mysterious woman, Kammani, and her handmaiden, Lihua, from China to France sounds to be a risky venture with slave wages but Shaozu still offers his services. First of all he has to survive the interview... Revived is a paranormal serial, with new chapters available the first Friday of every month.

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