Kari Kilgore


Kari Kilgore lives and works in her native mountains of Virginia. From that solid home base, she and her husband Jason Adams find adventures all over the world to bring to life in fiction. Exploring local legends and mythologies in particular delights and inspires them.

Kari writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and she’s happiest when she surprises herself. She lives at the end of a long dirt road in the middle of the woods with Jason, various house critters, and wildlife they’re better off not knowing more about.

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Into the Storm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Storm Breaks Iris Rutherford’s paintings scare most people. Especially the strange ones. Even in her hometown of Maple Ridge, Virginia, her own peculiar magic makes her an outsider in a town full of them. Then Iris meets Gena Wallace, the first to understand. To see the visions, joyful and nightmarish, even before Iris sees. Will they survive as Iris’s nightmares come true?
Joining the Storm: Book Two of the Storms of Future Past Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The Storm Builds Etan Griffith loves his life in Chicago, far from his native Blue Ridge Mountains. Alex Collins escaped Wisconsin to a career he loves, in a city that welcomes him more than his own family. Both seek the missing piece to their puzzle.  Dreams and patterns.  Restless and searching. Then one snowy night sets their shared destiny in motion.
The Sound of Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Insurance agency programmer Dana Sanderson only wants peace and quiet at work. A desire her micromanaging boss somehow never respects. Then the investigation of a rash of suspicious natural death claims lands on Dana’s laptop. Failure means huge payouts for the company. Success means a huge bonus for her. Find out if Dana’s risks outweigh her rewards in this clever digital mystery.
Wicked Bone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Katie fell in love with Pashmina at first sight.  Luminous green eyes. Silken black fur. A purr like a belly full of bumblebees.  Pashmina, of course, knows which humans to trust. She shows her trust like all cats. With offerings from her hunts. And like all cats, Pashmina keeps her secrets to herself.  Find out what happens when Katie learns Pashmina’s favorite secret.
Dreaming the Storm: Book One of the Storms of Future Past Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,000. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Storm Begins. Seeing the future: blessing or curse? For Anne Fincastle, only the number of surivors changes. Few or none. Anne knows the truth. In her heart, her mind, her bones. Only Evan Griffith believes. Can they make a difference for humanity, together? Book One of the Storms of Future Past Series.
Fantastic Women: A Dark Fantasy Novella Trio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Meet Beth Azen, Elenda Murphy, and Mary Robbins. Three women not that different from any other. From mountains to city, single to widowed. Struggling with ghosts and family heritage. Facing hopes and fears of the future. Ordinary lives. Ordinary problems. What happens when ordinary gets more than a little strange? Includes Songs in the Mountain, Legacy of the Land, and In the Pines.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Angela Garcia builds websites to help make other people’s dreams come true. Now one of her childhood dreams waits, ready to come to life. Sometimes procrastination feels like the safest choice. And sometimes your intentions make all the difference.
The Seeds of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Virginia Evans and her best friend Maggie grew up together. From shy girl and wriggly puppy to confident woman and gentle old soul. Now Maggie must go where Virginia can’t follow. Unless a strange visitor holds the key. A touching tale of woman’s best friend.
The Garbage Belt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Looking for humans? Just look for the garbage. From bones to plastic to dead electronics, people rarely manage to clean up after themselves. Humanity takes a long time to learn how to manage limited resources, too. The rare and precious get lost with the useless and plentiful. Meet Gayle Simmons, pilot of the Treasure Hunt. Rare and precious, in her sights.
In the Pines
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A ghost train carries a murderous secret deep through the North Georgia mountains. Betrayal colder than the wind blowing through the pines. A young girl with a burden a hundred years out of time. An old man’s tale of guilt and regret. A heartbroken woman caught in a mystery only she can solve. A boy long past living holds the key. Can unearthed secrets end the nightmare at last?
The Becalmed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,860. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Bitan, the most valuable commodity in the human universe, only comes from one planet. And that planet has a problem. The TransGalactic Corporation sends Luis Ahmad, Chief Psych Officer, on a desperate mission to save the human colony on Bitanthra. Can Luis stop the collapse of communications throughout the galaxy?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bob Henderson despises the modern world. Talking elevators. Automated cars. Smart phones that track every move, mood, and thought. The day his office building grows security cameras in the halls, Bob realizes the modern world might despise him right back. What happens when the network decides to search for itself?
Restricted Species
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Earth Wars veteran Jim Turhan loves his quiet life on supply planet Mossera 4, teaching young cadets the art and science of xeno-farming. Pollinator drones never sting or bite. They simply do their jobs. Then crops all over Mossera 4 begin to fail. Will Jim discover the cause before starvation, or worse, turns his dream life into a nightmare?
Legacy of the Land
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Elenda Murphy needs change like she needs oxygen. Constant motion. Extreme adventure. Anything but standing still. Her heart always as restless as her mind. Then a shattered leg sends Elenda back to the bedrock of family. An enchanting tale of destiny and free will.
Songs in the Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Hartstown, Virginia, holds stunning natural beauty and a close-knit mountain community. Deep in Appalachian coal country, Hartstown suffers more than its fair share of tragedy. Beth Azen discovers a strange ability that leads her deep into the ancient mysteries of the mountains. Mark Hersch finds more than he ever imagined on his lifelong quest to heal the damage left by decades of mining.
The Dream Thief
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,560. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In the glittering, steam-driven high society of Waldron’s Gate, no one needs to dream. Karl Gilmore spends his days caring for people with broken minds. The Dream Thief fulfills twisted fantasies. The seductive lure of irresistible power threatens to destroy all they both hold dear. A wildly imaginative tale of the seedy underbelly of the perfect Engine World city and be
Until Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Leo Sabov never imagined a day without his beloved wife Maria. Now he faces the rest of his life alone. After bringing Maria to rest in her native Transylvania, Leo only wants to escape the rumors and superstitions taking over the tiny mountain village. Will Leo survive a test even greater than the heartbreaking death of his wife, one with life or death consequences?

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