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

Where to buy in print


The Harker Investigates Mysteries
Rookie ex-cop Mike Harker finds himself over 100 years in the past, and falls for stage magician Mae Belle. But she is involved with her stage partner and his young children. Torn by his love and his honour, he must deal with a series of gruesome murders. Delve headlong into romantic adventure and intrigue!
The Chelandra Trilogy
The tale of young Chelandran woman, Galla Jenari, who takes control of a foreign government's airship. Galla turns pirate and finds she must deal with war, disease, disaster, and rejection; as well as a hopeless crew and devious lover. She fights her need for love and revenge to battle threats in two worlds.


The Light, Harker Investigates Mystery 3
Series: The Harker Investigates Mysteries. Pre-release—available September 29, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Mae struggles to live in the present, although she certainly would be dead otherwise. But she insists on returning to her time. Mae continues to search for Chan Li, her onstage partner in magic. Mike suspects Chan to be her offstage lover and she the mother of his two distraught children. Devastated by jealously, he travels south but is captured and trapped by the vengeful pirate, Cassandra
Juggernaut, Book Three of the Chelandra Trilogy
Pre-release—available August 14, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Blyan woman Galla Jenari, captain of the pirate airship Physalia, faces a terrible new menace. If this were not enough, there is more plague, more destruction,and more insanity! Galla deals with her divided heart as the evil of the crazed Pillars culminates and rises to the surface. But if the juggernaut is not thwarted, none of this will matter; all life on Chelandra will stop.
The Haunting of York - A Ghostly Anthology
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Welcome to the "ghost town" of York, possibly Australia's most haunted! At first glance, it's anything but. A busy mecca for fans of vintage cars and 19th century architectural splendour. But York's a ghost town alright. The Haunting of York - A Ghostly Anthology, is a collection of tales that will intrigue your mind, touch your heart, and chill your blood. Look deeper. If you dare...
Lost and Found - a Ghost Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2018. 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
Series: The Harker Investigates Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Exciting gothic romance and historical adventure! Mike 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 note
Master of the World, Book Two of the Chelandra Trilogy
Series: The Chelandra Trilogy. Price: $3.99 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
Series: The Chelandra Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. 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
Series: The Harker Investigates Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Exciting time-travel adventure, romance, and 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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