Kat Ross

Biography

Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She's the author of the new Lingua Magika trilogy, the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman historical fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Come visit her at www.katrossbooks.com!

Where to find Kat Ross online

Series

Lingua Magika
Lingua Magika is a fast-paced Western steampunk fantasy series with a dash of romance and adventure! A Feast of Phantoms is Book #1, with two more to follow. The job was supposed to be simple. Help Marshal Sebastian Hardin, the charismatic right hand of the powerful Carnarvon family, escort his prisoner one stop on the railway to Charter Oak. Just one stop. But when that prisoner is a savant who talks to ghosts even the simplest plans have a way of falling apart. After Hardin’s transport derails in the middle of the prairie, young Sheriff’s Deputy Ruth Cortez begins a relentless manhunt that leads straight into the dark heart of the Carnarvon empire.
A Feast of Phantoms
Price: $0.99 USD.
All Down But Nine
Price: $3.99 USD.
Gaslamp Gothic
Six books of supernatural suspense set in Gilded Age New York and Europe, starring demons, shifters, necromancers and an unforgettable cast of characters — both human and not — who hunt them in the shadows. The perfect series for anyone who likes their Victorian mysteries with a heaping teaspoon of magic, adventure and romance! Praise for the Gaslamp Gothic books: “Beautiful landscapes, beasts with more to them than meets the eye, women who fight the darkness, and men seeking redemption. This book was amazing.” –The Caffeinated Reader "Greatly entertaining, fun, thrilling, at times chilling and with a light hint of romance. I have no word left to say, only 'perfect'." -Field of Bookish Dreams “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combined with Sherlock Holmes . . . If you like historical books that also have mystery, suspense, action and all the other ingredients for a page-turning stay-up-all-night experience, Dead Ringer is a must read!” –Books+Coffee=Happiness “You just can’t help but fall for the male interest. Everything about this book just screams darkness. If you want a page-turning, plot-twisting, soul-burning story, this is it!” –Treestand Book Reviews
The Daemoniac
Price: Free!
The Thirteenth Gate
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Bad Breed
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Necromancer's Bride
Price: $4.99 USD.
Dead Ringer
Price: $4.99 USD.
Balthazar's Bane
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Fourth Talisman
Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night. Solis, a wasteland of endless day. Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the darklands. But when an assassin forces Nazafareen to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes? The new Oracle might know, but she’s outlawed magic and executes anyone caught practicing it. Nazafareen must hide her powers and find a way out of the city—before it’s too late. As the net slowly tightens, something ancient and vengeful begins to stir in the arid death zone called the Kiln. A dashing daeva named Darius is pursuing Nazafareen, but so are a multitude of enemies. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?
Nocturne
Price: $2.99 USD.
Solis
Price: $3.99 USD.
Monstrum
Price: $4.99 USD.
Nemesis
Price: $4.99 USD.
Inferno
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Fourth Element Trilogy
They are the light against the darkness. The steel against the necromancy of the Druj. And they use demons to hunt demons…. Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King's elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister. Scarred by grief, she's willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he's possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other's emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close. As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius's past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. So begins an epic story of magic, adventure, romance and betrayal!
The Midnight Sea
Price: Free!
Blood of the Prophet
Price: $2.99 USD.
Queen of Chaos
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Balthazar's Bane
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When the quasi-reformed necromancer Balthazar loses the talisman that prolongs his life, he's forced to embark on a quest for a magic sword and a showdown with the arch-demon Fulad-zereh.
Gaslamp Gothic Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 403,340. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Five full-length books of supernatural suspense set in Gilded Age New York and Europe, starring demons, shifters, necromancers and an unforgettable cast of characters — both human and not — who hunt them in the shadows. The perfect series for anyone who likes their Victorian mysteries with a heaping teaspoon of magic, adventure and romance!
A Feast of Phantoms
Series: Lingua Magika. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
It was supposed to be simple. Help Marshal Sebastian Hardin escort his prisoner one stop on the railway. Just one stop. But when that prisoner is a savant who talks to ghosts, even the simplest plans have a way of falling apart. After Hardin’s transport derails, young sheriff’s deputy Ruth Cortez begins a relentless manhunt that leads straight into the dark heart of the Carnarvon empire.
All Down But Nine
Series: Lingua Magika. Pre-release—available December 26, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lee Merriweather has fled across the line into Pedro Braga’s territory, a vast, lawless desert. To find him, Ruth and Sebastian must survive sabotage, bloodthirsty bandits, and fresh horrors at the Reverend Jolly’s church in New Jerusalem. The hardships draw them into a passionate affair, but loyalties are put to the test when they finally reach the capital of Aguadulce and all hell breaks loose.
Dead Ringer
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In this Gilded Age mystery, occult investigator Harrison Fearing Pell faces off with golems, doppelgängers and New York’s most devious criminal mastermind to solve one of the strangest cases of her career – a tale of murder, revenge and fairytale bogeymen to make the Brothers Grimm shudder.
The Necromancer's Bride
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,440. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit. A ruthless self-appointed soldier of God, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger. The smart thing would be to let him go. But Anne’s world isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring. When she’s drawn into one of his tangled webs, Anne learns just how far she’ll go to save the man she loves.
A Bad Breed
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to hunt the killer – only to find herself herself at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside and a memory as old as the ancient legends. As the weeks pass, Anne slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?
Inferno
Series: The Fourth Talisman, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,130. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As dark forces gather at the Rock of Ariamazes in Samarqand, Nazafareen discovers that there are worse places than the afterlife. The twisted creature pulling the Vatras’ strings is holed up in the deepest level of the Dominion—and only she has the power to follow him there, though at the potential cost of her own soul. Book #5 of the Fourth Talisman series.
Nemesis
Series: The Fourth Talisman, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,820. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the fourth volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen risks everything on a desperate gamble to stop the fire-wielding Vatras once and for all. But can she triumph without facing the darkness that lurks within her own heart?
Monstrum
Series: The Fourth Talisman, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
On the White Sea, a ship is carrying Nazafareen and Darius to the Isles of the Marakai, where the wise woman Sakhet-ra-katme has guarded the secret of the talismans for centuries. But another is searching too, a daeva born in the brutal prison of the Kiln. When their paths collide at the emperor's lavish palace in Tjanjin, Nazafareen and Darius face their deadliest and most cunning foe yet.
Solis
Series: The Fourth Talisman, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,390. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In Delphi, Nazafareen joins forces with the followers of Dionysius to rescue her friends from the Oracle’s dungeons and seek out the three talismans whose extraordinary powers stopped the Vatras before. With her own breaking magic growing stronger by the day, she must walk a razor’s edge to control her volatile temper. But if the Vatras find the talismans first, their last hope will die.
Nocturne
Series: The Fourth Talisman, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal with the rare ability to repel magic. When an assassin forces her to flee to the mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes?
The Fourth Element Trilogy Boxed Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 277,550. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gladiator meets Romeo and Juliet in this "spellbinding fantasy" (Kirkus Reviews) set in ancient Persia. As a girl and her demon pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, she's forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire.
Queen of Chaos
Series: The Fourth Element Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,030. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
As the dark forces of the undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil—but what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined. Amid a final showdown with Queen Neblis, the truth of the daevas' origins is revealed and three worlds collide in this thrilling conclusion to the Fourth Element series.
The Thirteenth Gate
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Occult agent Lady Vivienne Cumberland tracks a demonic killer from the alleys of Whitechapel to the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. When an Egyptian amulet is stolen from the Museum of Natural History, Lady Vivienne realizes she faces an ancient evil. The key to stopping it is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?
The Daemoniac
Series: Gaslamp Gothic. Price: Free! Words: 94,240. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
It's the summer of 1888 and a bizarre killer is stalking the gas-lit streets of New York. But are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? From the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin to the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue, consulting detective Harrison Fearing Pell follows a twisted trail of lies, treachery and madness that might end much closer to home than she imagined.
Blood of the Prophet
Series: The Fourth Element Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In this sequel to The Midnight Sea, Nazafareen and Darius seek the Prophet in the ancient city of Karnopolis. But they're not the only ones looking. As Nazafareen is drawn in to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, her newfound powers take a decidedly dark turn. Only the Prophet understands the secret of her gift, but the price of that knowledge may be more than Nazafareen is willing to pay.
The Midnight Sea
Series: The Fourth Element Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 88,800. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Magic, romance and an epic struggle between good and evil come together in this "spellbinding fantasy" (Kirkus Reviews) set in ancient Persia. As a girl and her demon pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, she's forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. Book #1 of the Fourth Element trilogy.

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