Karina McRoberts


I write intelligent fiction - currently in four genres - historical romance/adventure fiction, epic fantasy, ghost stories, and comic 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!
Writing since 2013, Karina McRoberts has published five novels in two genres - a time travel adventure/romance series (The Palace of the Stars and The Mine's Eye) and an epic fantasy trilogy with a female lead and modern themes (Chelandra, Master of the World, and Juggernaut). Her smaller works include an anthology and a short-story (The Haunting of York - A Ghostly Anthology and Lost and Found - A Ghost Story).
Karina derives inspiration from living in a beautiful forest, while working with her husband to restore the remainder of their environs from degraded farmland to habitat for wildlife. Tahshi, their wonder dog extraordinaire, is a friend to all.
In addition to being an avid conservationist, Karina is a musician with a keen interest in world and renaissance music. She has wandered very far and been engaged in a variety of professions, ranging from migrant sweat-shop labourer to research scientist. Recently, she's been busy as a lizard surgeon and sometime snake handler.
Karina has intense interests in the evolution of social justice and the expansion of human (and animal) consciousness.
Never at a loss for inspiration, she aims to bring her readers entertainment, enlightenment and, most of all, pure enjoyment!
Karina is presently hard at work on her next novel, The Light, Book Three of the Harker Investigates Mysteries.

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 Light, Harker Investigates Mystery 3
Series: The Harker Investigates Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Piracy rules the Southern Ocean! Time-travelling detective Mike Harker is trapped aboard a disabled submarine, and must find a way back to freedom and the woman he loves. Mae remains in York to decipher Chan Li's diaries; what she discovers shocks her to the core. Watson works to repeat gruesome experiments. The Palace spills blood, and Mari travels to a new Stonehenge for psychic assistance.
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: 1,710. 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,170. 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
The Palace of the Stars - Harker Investigates Mystery 1
Series: The Harker Investigates Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Welcome to The Palace... a thrilling panoply of time-travel, romance, intrigue, humour, horror, and sizzling adventure! Mike Harker is hurtled a hundred years into the past. Battling strange shifts in consciousness, he falls for a magician, Mae Belle. Can he go back? Can he take Mae with him, even if he can convince her he's not a nut case? Will Mike choose a life with Mae, no matter the century?

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