Kathryn Ptacek

Books

The Black Jade Road
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Series: The Land of Ten Thousand Willows Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Long ago, when it was always spring.… A road ran between what would someday be Europe and the Land of Ten Thousand Willows, where sleepy dragons stretched in the sun. It was in this age that two were bound together, first by fate, then by love: the young Emperor Ty-Sun, and the Puritan girl, Blessing Dunncaster. A darkness is falling over the land. And the dragons are singing a mournful song.
The Phoenix Bells
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Series: The Land of Ten Thousand Willows Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Long ago and far away, there was a wondrous land... A land of everlasting spring where willow trees grew as blades of grass. A land where all the dragons of the world dwelt in peace, filling the fragrant air with their silver song. Then one day the wise men came to the emperor to warn him of a darkness that threatened the land and all within.
The Hunted
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,850. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It is September 1975. Young Jessie Morrison just moved to the small town of Hunters Heights in northern New Jersey with her mother and stepfather and had a miserable eleventh birthday. She doesn't like the town or the move from her southern home, and now that she's a year older something strange is happening to her, something she can't explain. Something that is beginning to frighten her.
Blood Autumn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,770. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It begins in India, in 1857, as children fall prey to a mysterious fever. Lieutenant Hamilton is spellbound by August Parrish. Pale, beautiful, and sensually magnetic, to meet August is to want her; and Thomas Hamilton cannot resist her, even as he learns her secret, even as he dies... It returns in Savannah. August has arrived. And all over town, children are dying of a mysterious fever.
Kachina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A spirit. A mask. A cult. A way of life and death. Accompanying her anthropologist husband on a trip to study the Knochine, an isolated tribe in the territory of New Mexico in 1880, Elizabeth Stephenson's life is changing into the substance of dreams. The dreams seem real — too real — more insistent with the passing of each night. Terrified, she awakes. They're only dreams. Aren't they?
Gila!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,890. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Harkening back to the days of giant creature movies of the 1950s, a horde of giant Gila Monsters is on the loose in New Mexico, threatening every living creature in sight. Nothing is safe from the ravenous creatures as they tear their way through the desert and into heavily populated areas. Can these atomically mutated creatures be stopped or is this the beginning of the end for mankind?
Ghost Dance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,980. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A Death in Manhattan-a glistening feather lies near the body. A Native American rights activist arrives in San Diego-a gleaming feather waits on the hotel bureau. A brutal murder discovered in Las Vegas-a brilliant feather is found at the scene. Chato Del-Klinne, drifting ex-professor, cannot let the Las Vegas murder go unsolved: the victim is a good friend.
Shadoweyes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The first deaths go unnoticed. The next are unreported. The people of Albuquerque are suddenly unsuspecting prey for something swift and unseen. Something with golden eyes and razor-sharp teeth. Something eternally evil, unspeakably powerful, and totally hungry. The shadoweyes have tasted blood. They're after more.