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

Nightmarked
A city simmering with repressed urges… A fallen angel bent on chaos… And a conspiracy that could destroy them all. Can one woman harness her own psychic power to stop it? In a world with three layers of ever darker magic, few dare to wield the most dangerous. And those who try can fall prey to violent madness. The Church keeps a tight leash on its citizens. It tests every child for psychological deviancy. If you pass, you're given a Mark. A tattoo that lets you use the ley power—and shields you from your most primal desires. For the lucky ones, the world is at their feet. The rest suffer a life of menial jobs and hopelessness. When tarot reader Kasia crosses paths with a young priest who hunts deviants, her own ugly secret is dragged into the light. Will they learn to trust each other in time to stop a greater evil from corrupting their world? You’ll love the first book in this epic fantasy series because the lush weaving of intrigue, action and slow-burn romance will keep you on the edge of your seat. Get it now.
City of Storms
Price: Free!
City of Wolves
Price: $3.99 USD.
City of Keys
Price: $4.99 USD.
City of Dawn
Price: $4.99 USD.
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.
Devil of the North
Price: $3.99 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: Free!
Solis
Price: $2.99 USD.
Monstrum
Price: $3.99 USD.
Nemesis
Price: $3.99 USD.
Inferno
Price: $3.99 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: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Beast of Loch Ness
Pre-release—available December 25, 2022. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A honeymoon in the Scotland Highlands takes a dark turn for John and Harry Weston when a series of brutal murders rocks the sleepy village of Drumnadrochit. Is it a legendary hellhound? A family curse? Or something even more sinister? It will take all of Harry’s cunning to uncover the truth behind the deaths—and what lurks beneath the chill black waters of Loch Ness.
Savage Skies
Pre-release—available August 16, 2023. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When Delilah’s wind ship is boarded by reavers, she’s taken as a hostage to the mysterious land across the sea. But worse trouble awaits at the fortress in Nineveh, where the barriers to the dread underworld are weakening. To survive, Delilah must join forces with the irksome man who took her prisoner—and finally confront the dark magic within herself. Book #1 of the Fourth Empire.
City of Keys
Series: Nightmarked, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 183,460. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Lust is a siren. Greed is a dragon. But revenge is the most seductive mistress of all... When the Nightmage Malach escapes captivity in Dur-Athaara to wreak havoc on a continent already poised at the brink of civil war, sworn enemies must join forces to stop an unspeakable evil from devouring the world.
The Scarlet Thread (A Gaslamp Gothic Paranormal Mystery)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When society girls start dropping like flies at the start of the Winter Ball Season, Harrison Fearing Pell lands her first juicy case since she was suspended from the Society for Psychical Research. The victims appear to have been scared to death. Is the culprit the vengeful ghost of Bloody Mary Worth—or something even worse?
City of Wolves
Series: Nightmarked, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,030. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Who is the Jack of Wolves? Kasia's cards never lie . . . And all her readings warn of mortal danger. Hunted by the Order of the Black Sun, she flees to a remote manor house in Kvengard. But evil has come to the city. Children are going missing. Ghostly figures haunt the grounds at night. Can she use her newfound powers to discover the truth before it's too late?
City of Dawn
Series: Nightmarked, Book 4. Pre-release—available May 5, 2023. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Deep in the burning sands of the Masdar League stands a gate. It guards the legendary City of Dawn. A source of magic so powerful, it holds the secret to immortality. If the Red King Balaur finds it, he'll make himself a dark god. As war explodes on the continent, a band of unlikely saviors must pull off an impossible heist to stop the unthinkable and save the ley.
Lingua Magika Complete Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 249,140. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Western, 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.
Devil of the North
Series: Lingua Magika. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,380. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Deputy Ruth Cortez never thought she’d be a wanted fugitive. She certainly never expected to be facing the End Times with nothing but an old flintlock and a dead man’s boots. But someone has to stop the snake-handling Reverend Jolly and his infamous band of outlaws. As they say on the prairie, a pair of six-shooters beats a pair of sixes—and Hell hath no fury like a woman defending her home.
City of Storms
Series: Nightmarked, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 142,050. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A city simmering with repressed urges. A fallen angel bent on chaos. And a conspiracy that could destroy them all. Can one woman harness her own psychic power to stop it? You’ll love the first book in this epic fantasy series because the lush weaving of intrigue, action and slow-burn romance will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Fourth Talisman Boxed Set: Nocturne, Solis, Monstrum, Nemesis and Inferno
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 444,910. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It’s been a thousand years since the Avas Vatras tried to burn the world to ashes. A thousand years since they were imprisoned in the death zone called the Kiln. But revenge is a dish best served cold—even, apparently, by the children of fire. As war brews again, a young woman named Nazafareen must learn to control her own volatile power to stop the creatures whose mad king sundered the realm.
All Down But Nine
Series: Lingua Magika. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,000. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2020. 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.
Balthazar's Bane
Price: $3.99 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: 80,470. 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.
Dead Ringer (A Gaslamp Gothic Victorian Paranormal Mystery)
Price: Free! Words: 74,930. 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
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
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,120. 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: $3.99 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,560. 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,460. 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: Free! Words: 90,260. 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: $2.99 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: $3.99 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
Price: $3.99 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 (A Gaslamp Gothic Paranormal Mystery)
Price: Free! Words: 94,190. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: 88,700. 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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