Patricia Simpson


Storyteller, ghosthunter, dogwalker. Fueled by coffee.

Patricia Simpson is described by reviewers as “a premier writer of supernatural romance.” Author of numerous paranormal novels, she is inspired by science, paranormal phenomena, and archeological discoveries, and consistently garners superior ratings and awards for unusual heroes and unpredictable plots. Simpson has been called “a master at keeping suspense going on a multitude of levels,” and a “masterful storyteller.”

From Egyptian lords that shape-shift into black panthers to Scottish time-travelers who step out of computers, Simpson entertains readers while pushing the envelope in paranormal suspense. Her new trilogy, THE FORBIDDEN TAROT, goes further than anything she’s written before. This series explores a new world history and impending planetary disaster. Already some reviewers have called the first book in this series, THE DARK LORD, a “true gift to her readers,” and a “lulu of a story.”

Patricia’s favorite writing arenas are the Pacific Coast, the deep South, 18th century in America and Great Britain, ancient Egypt, Pacific Northwest Native Americans, and anything that goes bump in the night.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing seriously at the age of 13. I wrote stories about Egypt, the Revolutionary War and vampires. In junior high school, my play about Dracula was put on by the drama club. Some of my teachers let me read my novellas aloud in class, boring everyone to tears!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Gabriel's Daughter, came about as a product of the apocalypse that was due to arrive at the end of 2012. That looming cataclysm got me to thinking about an end of the world scenario...what might happen after a few stragglers survive a nuclear winter, what their world might look like, and what kind of social structure would emerge.
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Where to find Patricia Simpson online

Where to buy in print


The Forbidden Tarot
An ancient deck of tarot cards can bring forth gods or monsters. To protect the world, the forbidden tarot deck is sealed in a golden box and thrown into the waters of an oasis. But, thousands of years later, when drought exposes the golden case, an American woman on vacation picks up the cards and accidentally summons the devil. Each person who looks at a card of the Forbidden Tarot will be visited by a god or a demon, and will never be the same. Travel the dark path of the Forbidden Tarot from a quaint town in California, to an archeological dig in the Sierra Mountains, and finally to a ancient monastery in Greece,
The Dark Lord
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The Dark Horse
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The Last Oracle
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The Londo Chronicles
The year is 2525, and the world is blanketed in a nuclear winter. In London, a handful of humans has survived, ruled by powerful Overseers. Society has been set back to 1900. Strict laws keep all citizens in check. Until one man decides he's had enough. His desperate act starts a cascade of events that rips Londo City apart and fractures longstanding loyalties—including those of the two brothers who rule Londo and two sisters who decide to follow their hearts, no matter the cost. As the sisters fight for their lives, they uncover dark truths about themselves—and the devastating secret behind human survival. Try this series out for free by reading the short prequel, THE MARRIAGE MACHINE.
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The Dark Lord
Series: The Forbidden Tarot. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,600. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Former school chums, Rae and Michael must put aside old wounds when they discover Michael's father might have been murdered—and the souvenir deck of cards from Rae's Egyptian vacation could be the reason the old man is dead.
The Dark Horse
Series: The Forbidden Tarot. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,530. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Back country guide Jack Hughes has a problem. He has been hired by a software billionaire and his oddly-sentient fiancée to find a legendary fountain-of-youth in the California wilderness. Trouble is, Jack can't allow anyone to discover his secret self.
The Forbidden Tarot Trilogy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 300,640. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When American Rae Lambers takes a shortcut through a drought-stricken oasis in Egypt, she looks down to see a golden box sticking out of the lake bottom. Rae chips away the dried mud and picks up the box. Little does she know she has uncovered the Forbidden Tarot, a cursed set of cards that was thrown into the water thousands of years earlier to protect the world from evil.
The Londo Chronicles (Boxed Set)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 281,680. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A thrilling new series from Amazon Bestselling Author Patricia Simpson...Step into an alternate Victorian London after an apocalypse, where love is banned and no one dares venture out at night. For fans of Penny Dreadful and Hunger Games.
Series: The Londo Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
To rise from poverty, street rat Veronique Dunn is determined to audition for the new Citizen Symphony, even though a mysterious man claiming to know her father warns her that playing in public will endanger her life.
Series: The Londo Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Literature » Literary
To save her estranged sister from a gruesome death, self-centered Eva Wilder must face her demons by throwing in her lot with a shipwrecked Croatian who has come to the Anglo Territories to kill vampires.
Series: The Londo Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,670. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When the sister of model citizen Joanna Wilder goes missing, Joanna must turn to the dark side and trust a doctor who is hiding a secret that could destroy her.
Death in Amsterdam—Based on a True Story
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Dutch police tell American Leigh French that a mysterious potion has killed her daughter, Leigh travels to Holland to search for answers. Why did two young women die in the rear garden of a house in Amsterdam? Was it suicide or homicide?
Night Orchid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,960. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Marissa Quinn, a Montana rancher with a serious independent streak meets her match when a botched time-travel experiment threatens the life of her sister and transports a domineering warrior from ancient Gaul into modern day Seattle.
Imposter Bride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,950. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Wrongly accused of a crime, maidservant Sophie Vernet assumes the identity of her dead mistress, only to fall into the hands of Ian Ramsay, a Scotsman playing a deadly game of masquerade to reclaim his stolen heritage.
The Legacy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,570. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Christmas at the bungalow near St. Benedict Winery. Nothing could be worse. But Jessica Ward can't let her reclusive father spend the holidays alone. She leaves California for the misty hills of Washington State, never guessing she is on a collision course with mystery, murder, and the love of her life. Reviewer's Choice Award - Romantic Times Best Contemporary Fantasy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After a debilitating car accident, Jade Brennan travels to Seattle to claim the daughter she has never seen. But to gain custody, she has to enter into a marriage of convenience...with a Scottish scoundrel from 1886!
The Haunting of Brier Rose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Rose Quennel's painting studio becomes a place of danger and desire the day Taylor Wolfe arrives with his walking cane and strange blindness.
The Marriage Machine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In this dystopian paranormal, ace mechanic Elspeth Shutterhouse's plans backfire when she decommissions a machine that belongs to the handsome scion of a powerful Londo City family.
The Last Oracle
Series: The Forbidden Tarot. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,050. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An oracle-in-distress staggers into the life of a troubled millionaire and asks him to help her escape to freedom.
Whisper of Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,350. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In this breathtaking supernatural romance. the ghost of hot-blooded highlander Hazard MacAllister appears before Jamie Kent, an emotional misfit in dire need of the Scotsman's passion for life. Award-winning author Patricia Simpson's debut novel and RITA Award finalist.
Lord of the Nile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,040. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this lush paranormal set on the shores of the Nile, an elegant stranger persuades a sculptress to join in the search for a lost Egyptian temple. During the search, Karissa uncovers the truth about her father and the reason why she is obsessed with big, black cats. If you haven't read anything by Patricia Simpson, try this bestseller short from one of the premier writers of paranormal romance
Raven in Amber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
An artist comes face to face with murder, mystery and the most startlingly handsome man she has ever met at a remote lodge on the Washington coast. Reviewers Choice Award Winner.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,880. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Nominated Best Indie Paranormal Book of the Year. A control-freak television host goes to Scotland to get married and encounters a time-traveling knight determined to stop her wedding.

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