Karina McRoberts


I write intelligent fiction - currently in two genres - historical detective fiction and epic fantasy. Books to enthrall and delight, entertain and enlighten. Fabulous characters and plenty of surprises. Lots of interesting author's notes for book club people. I'm a mad scientist, and I live on a remote hilltop, so I'm in the right place!

Smashwords Interview

There are millions of books to choose from online. Why should I choose yours?
For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, I am providing you with entertainment, enlightenment, hope, joy, empathy, mystery, romance, adventure…Many of the things missing in everyday life!
What better investment can you make? And what better thing can I offer?
What about sales and popularity? You haven't scored very high in either department. How do I know you're any good?
As you've said, there are millions of books to choose from. You have perhaps realised that plenty of what's available is pure junk. Quality does not necessarily equate with high sales. In any case, those who get noticed have lots of friends, family, and important connections. I unfortunately have few of these. Of course I do believe whole-heartedly that my stories are good, because they offer all the things I've mentioned above in Question One! I need to build a following so my books will become noticeable. So, why not give me a chance? It costs you next to nothing to give another human being a bit of a leg-up in the world. So, why not?
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Where to find Karina McRoberts online


Lost and Found - a Ghost Story
Pre-release—available August 14, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Lost and Found - a Ghost Story, is a biting, intriguing short story in the classic gothic mode. Avalon Durrell is lost; having escaped from a mental institution where she is either justly or unjustly a patient. Is she completely bonkers, or is she truly being haunted, by some thing or someone residing at the old house on the cliff? Is Ava in love with a ghost who is gradually destroying her?
The Mine's Eye, Book Two of the Harker Investigates Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Exciting gothic historical adventure! Michael once again chances the time portal . Memory impaired from a brutal beating, and subject to strange shifts in consciousness, he is aided by the love of his life, Mae Belle, music hall singer and stage magician. While searching for one killer, dancers are disappearing. Mae discovers a fiendish plot. But can it be stopped..in time? Extensive notes.
Master of the World, Book Two of the Chelandra Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,570. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Young Chelandran woman, Galla Jenari, now commands the Milliyan airship, intent on destroying all enemies. Falling in love against her every instinct, she is used then thwarted, and battles for control of her revengeful desires while facing a multitude of troubles; mutiny, discrimination, natural disasters, plague, war, and heart-aching loneliness. Help comes from quite an unexpected source.
Chelandra! - Book One of the Chelandra Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 122,440. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Chelandra ! Delve headlong into an exciting classic fantasy with modern overtones! Young Chelandran woman Galla Jenari must make her way in a world filled with wonders and terrors. An intelligent, exciting, soulful story, Chelandra is filled with fantasy, adventure, mystery, humour, and romance.
The Palace of the Stars - Book One of the Harker Investigates Mysteries
Price: Free! Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
History Comes Alive! A gripping Victorian murder mystery! A thrilling panoply of intrigue, humour, horror, romance, and sizzling adventure! Stunning characterisation, and of course, skulduggery! Featuring the quirky and perceptive Mari Linden, her brain-damaged convalescing charge Michael Harker, the charming, impresario J.T. Gordon, the gorgeous magician Mae Belle, and the mysterious Chan Li.

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