Lita Burke


I’m an indie fantasy author. I’m an avid reader and enjoy downloading titles by new writers onto my Kindle. I work a day job and write my novels early in the morning before the day clutters up my brain.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Like many writers, I have been a life-long wordsmith. I wrote my first story when I was ten years old. It was about a young dragon that wanted to help lost kids find their way home.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
With the Internet tools available to indie authors, the opportunity to put my stories out for readers without going through an agent or publisher is very liberating. This freedom inspires me to do my best.
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Where to find Lita Burke online


Old Bony Blue Eyes
Series: Clockpunk Wizard, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A wizard faces a peril-filled journey to Sir Death’s castle to win a powerful spell book for a love-starved dragon.
Ephraim's Curious Device
Series: Clockpunk Wizard, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,600. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A wizard seeks a magical thingummy to free his kidnapped familiar.
Forever Boy
Series: Clockpunk Wizard, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A dog flees his cruel master, befriends a wizard, and discovers his shapeshifting magic.
Tredan's Bane
Series: Tredan's Bane, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,370. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A magical oddities dealer hides her kidnapped husband's dangerous spell book.
Wrath, Prequel to Tredan's Bane
Series: Tredan's Bane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
A retired Enchanter battles a powerful magician to keep a dangerous spell book from falling into the wrong hands.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lita Burke

  • To Dance With Dragons on Aug. 04, 2013

    Namah, a young woman from the far side of the river, escapes an arranged marriage on her wedding day. After a harrowing pre-dawn ride in a tipsy boat, she meets wonderful magician friends--one of them Namah's older sister who was also a runaway bride. But trouble threatens Namah's magic-filled life on this side of the river. Count Anton receives a visit from a bureaucrat bearing the unwelcome news of a neighboring king claiming Anton's lands. An invasion force will soon swarm up the river. Anton's people are farmers and craftsmen, not soldiers. And the reclusive underground goblins refuse to help. After years of hateful actions from Anton's people, the goblins have good reasons for leaving the surface dwellers to their fate. Without goblin fighters, even Namah and her young women friends must help however they can. These king's soldiers terrify Anton's inexperienced fighters, but when the would-be conquerors draw blood from Anton's long-time goblin friend Haghuf, the escalated war is more than Namah, Count Anton, and their unwelcome visitors could ever imagine. Coming of age stories are a timeless delight, and Demoniac Dance delivers. Namah is a clever untrained magician, but she struggles with pubescent naïveté. Count Anton is also a complex figure of a practical ruler who, ten years after marrying his Countess Ariane and producing a son, has fooled himself for the duration by saying he does not regret marrying the wrong woman. By the end of Demoniac Dance, we see his actions, thoughts, and heart align.
  • Mouse Moonwalk on Nov. 16, 2014

    Mouse Moonwalk by Wilde Blue Sky is a fantasy for middle grade readers about a mouse named Rolo, who gains fame with a most unusual dance. Rolo lives in a movie theatre with his mice and bird friends, eats delicious caramel-coated popcorn, and watches Internet videos. One day, he sees a performer with a wondrous step that makes the dancer go backwards while his feet pretend to step forward. This illusion delights Rolo, and the mouse practices the dance step until perfect. The dancing mouse has a sometimes-scary journey to worldwide fame, but there are delightful rewards. He leaves his theatre pals behind, and makes new friends with other performing animals. The consequences of his fame creep in, and the homesick Rolo learns the true worth of friendship. This charming short story immerses a likable hero in a fun little mouse world of Internet fame. Mouse Moonwalk does a good job of presenting differing points of view, and explaining why sometimes others come across as bossy or mean. Rolo and his pals were easy to visualize, and the simple plot had a satisfying ending without being preachy. Mouse Moonwalk would make an excellent bedtime story to read to a preteen. Children would enjoy the relatable real-life elements surrounding Rolo. This quick read is recommended for fans of mice stories and the optical illusion of moonwalking.