Holly Kelly


I’m a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation—I hide in the bathroom with my laptop and lock the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls. ;) I was born in Utah but lived in Salina, Kansas until I was 13 and in Garland, Texas until I was 18. I’m now back in Utah–”happy valley”. I’m married to a wonderful husband, James, and we are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. My interests are reading, writing (of course), martial arts, visual arts, and spending time with family.

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The Rising Series
The Rising Series is perfect for fans of Freeform's new TV series SIREN. They are loathed, they are despised, they will be wiped off the face of the earth—and they think their greatest threat comes from one another. Humans are so naive. There was a time when civilizations worshiped and revered creatures of myth. That time is long past. Up till now, the gods largely ignored humans. They were primitive, weak, and ignorant. But now, they are becoming a threat. The first to recognize the danger are the creatures that lurk beneath the waves—and they are now rising. Will humans win the affections of their enemy and survive the looming threat? Or will they find themselves at the mercy of not only sea creatures, but all mythological beings bent on their destruction?
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The Rising Series Boxed Set
Series: The Rising Series. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 229,980. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 by CTP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fairy tales
Own books 1-3 of the best-selling Rising series by acclaimed author Holly Kelly. This box set includes the first three novels in the series: Rising, Descending, and Avenging. Beautifully packaged with brilliant new cover art, this set is perfect for any fan of Greek Mythology and Mermaid Romance stories. Submerge yourself in an underwater world full of passion, romance, intrigue and adventure!
Series: The Rising Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,470. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by CTP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
For two thousand years, a betrayer has occupied the throne on Olympus. Hungry for power, he has wreaked havoc among the gods, as well as the humans on earth. But a spark of hope ignites in the form of four young women—ones who are destined to free the true king and save the human world. Two have been found, and the others must be located before it's too late.
Series: The Rising Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015 by CTP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwavering—until he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms.
Series: The Rising Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by CTP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When Xanthus cashes in a long-standing favor, Kyros is faced with doing two things he thought he'd never do—protect a mermaid and live on land. Dagonians loathe mermaids and Sara, Xanthus's wife, is no exception. Also, a Dagonian standing on human legs?
Series: The Rising Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by CTP Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.