A. L. Butcher

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A. L. Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series, and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance genres. She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history and monkeys. Her work has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as evocative.

Where to find A. L. Butcher online

Tales of the Golden Mask - An Initiate's Tale
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017 by A. L. Butcher. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Erotica » General
Sultry and sensual adventures to warm your cold winter nights or steam up your long summer days. Set in a fantasy world where nothing is quite what it appears, an old book and a strange golden mask bring power and pleasure. The first instalment in the Tales of the Golden Mask Adult rated.



Echoes of a Song
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Madness, obsession and the legacy of the past weave their spell in this short, tragic tale based on the Phantom of the Opera.
Y Goedwig Olaf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: Welsh. Published: May 28, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Pan ddaw pobl i gwympo'r goedwig olaf, maent am gael sioc ysgytwol. Stori ffantasi dywyll fer am ddigofaint byd natur.
The Watcher: A Jack the Ripper Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Watcher: A Jack the Ripper Story The year is 1888, and the place is Whitechapel, the heart of London. And that heart is bleeding. A killer is stalking women of the streets – his true name is unknown but his legend will go down in history. A tale of Jack the Ripper. Contains graphic violence. A short story
Tales of Erana: Just One Mistake
Series: Tales of Erana. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Coel, the bard, thinks his life has taken a turn for the worst, but he hasn't met the Thiefmaster yet. An ill-conceived notion of earning more money to pay off his debt and escape a dark past leaves the minstrel in a situation he can't escape and with a deadly bargain. Will he survive his mistake? Who is this mysterious patron? Adult rated for sex and themes.
Shattered Mirror - A Poetry Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short dark poems of war, politics, nature and the vagaries of life.
The Stolen Tower: The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book III
Series: The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 1 review)
What stalks the land cannot be, but is. Where magic is outlawed a troll Shaman calls from her deathbed to her heiress, Mirandra Var, daughter of the storm. Mirandra vows to find her missing kin, sort friend from foe, and claim the dangerous secrets guarded by unthinkable creatures. If she succeeds, she will become the leader of her tribe. If she fails, there will be no tribe to lead. 18 rated
Tales of Erana: The Warrior's Curse
Series: Tales of Erana. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
He who bargains with monsters beware! A hero forges an unholy bargain with a witch and learns magic never forgets. A short fantasy stand alone tale of greed and revenge set in Erana - the world of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles. Monsters, myth and magic in a dark fantasy world.
The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Tales (A Fire-Side Tales Collection)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short tales of mayhem and mischief. Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction.
Outside the Walls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the tide of war flows many are caught in its wake. Who will gain entry to the city and who will be forced to remain outside the walls? A short fantasy tale of love, loyalty and courage in war.
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends
Series: Tales of Erana. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Love and lore, magic and mayhem and romance and revenge abound in this collection of five short fantasy stories.
The Shining Citadel - The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book II
Series: The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 174,870. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Who rules in this game of intrigue where magic is forbidden and elves enslaved? Journey where beliefs shatter like glass, truth is unwelcome, and monsters from ancient times abound: share the romance and revenge, magic and passion, and the wages of greed in a world of darkest fantasy. 18+ rating - contains scenes of both sex and violence.
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book 1
Series: The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 128,870. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
An exciting adult fantasy adventure full of sex and sorcery, romance and revenge and magic and mayhem!

Smashwords book reviews by A. L. Butcher

  • Marlowe and the Spacewoman on Sep. 07, 2013

    This witty dark comedy sci-fi it follows Marlowe, a Private Investigator, in his search, not only for his own murderer but proof the woman in his custody is from outer space and both their lives depend on the answer. The world is Earth, sometime in the future, when the USA is now a collection of bickering warlord-led City-states, the Internet is illegal, Brussels sprouts are the staple diet, even the soap is out to get you and genetically modified parrots are Public Enemy Number One, a dark world indeed! There are subtle nods to a collection of other sci-fi books, if you can spot them, cleverly woven into the main story and the pace of the story keeps up throughout. Marlowe is likeable character with an unpleasant past, but resourceful, brave, if cynical, and quite complex. His array of gadgets and AI style sidekicks, including House who is the sarcastic supercomputer who runs the house and many of his other gadgets, and brilliantly done. He was definitely my favourite character. Nina is amusing, finding her way in the world of the future and realising the stupidity of some of the laws. She is a feisty, no-nonsense character out to prove her story, certainly NOT a girl in need of rescue. The twist at the end is unexpected, witty and left open enough to be a cliff-hanger with a few other delicious hooks for later books scattered within. All in all a good and enjoyable read with great characters and a darkly amusing world, which leave the reader hungry for more. I will certainly look out for other books by this author.