Karen L. Abrahamson

Biography

Karen Abrahamson wrote her first poem at age six. Since then she has written and sold poetry and short fiction. In her words, “a bad day of writing is still better than the best moments of working for a living”.

After a wandering youth that took her across North America countless times, she currently lives in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada.
 
An inveterate traveler, amateur photographer, and a fan of old maps, Karen keeps a loaded backpack to hand because she never knows when she might meet a destination she can't refuse.

Where to find Karen L. Abrahamson online


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Books

Death In Umber
Series: Aung and Yamin Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,460. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Amid the ancient temples of Burma’s arid central plain Aung, singer of the royal puppet troupe, stumbles upon a murdered novice monk. With the help of the Yamin, the smallest and most mischievous of the troupe's magical marionettes, the two unlikely detectives must unmask a killer before a second missing novice dies.
The Nests of Old Women: A Modern Fairy Tale
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this modern fairy tale, Clare’s life takes a nose dive after her philandering husband leaves her for another woman. While his life soars, she loses everything. When she finally gets angry about it, a mysterious stranger suggests an old woman in the woods can help Clare get revenge. Karen L. Abrahamson's writing has been shortlisted for the Canadian Crime Writer's Award for Excellence.
A Squalor of Chickens
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once a warrior of the Seelie Court, Rose now exists as a changeling in a twisted body devoid of magic. Only at midwinter can she taste magic again, in the form of a single spell that allows her to reconnect the ice-cold Earth with the sun’s life-giving warmth. Her one power is the single most important one--ushering in Spring. When faced with the choice of life, or betrayal, what will she choose?
Surviving Safe Harbor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,090. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Taking shelter on the west coast of Canada, Ronnie Baxter wants nothing more than to settle down and fly under her abusive husband's radar. Seth Cullen, mythical selkie and rugged kayak rental company owner, has his own reasons for flying under the radar. When he offers Ronnie a job and a place to live, it seems too good to be true. When their pasts catch up to them, perhaps it is.
With One Shoe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Ron Conroy gave up hoping for a better world. When he attends the home of Elvira Paradis to investigate her missing daughter, he finds a woman worn beyond her years, but also visions of someplace wonderful. A delinquent youth leads Ron into the world of high school art classes, unrequited love and lost hope. Will the case end in the arrest of the wrong man—or rekindle Ron’s faith?
A Death In Passing
Series: Aung and Yamin Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
At an ancient spirit festival someone kills the most powerful spirit dancer in all of Burma. Aung, the singer of the king’s royal puppet troupe, and the mischievous, living puppet, Yamin, must weed through too many suspects to find the killer. But in a land of living spirits failure not only means the wrong person pays the price,but years of bad luck for all in attendance.
Stormrider and the Lady of Soul
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The glamour of living on his boat wears off for Earl James soon after he gets tossed off the police force. With winter storms brewing, the engine having fits, and a broken heater, he figures not much else can go wrong. Then otherworldly Sylvana Stormrider steps aboard and offers him the one thing he truly wants: redemption. Or maybe not.
Unlocking Her Doubts: A Fantasy Romance of Ghosts, Psychics and Possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,140. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Once Hollywood’s newest ‘it’ girl, Lila Weber ran away from the fans and one man who never forgot her. Fifteen years later, she wears the mysterious silver bracelet that has almost led to the death of five of her friends.The danger mounts as her long-lost love arrives looking for her. Only when Lila accepts him can they overcome the final monstrous attack of the creature pursuing the bracelet.
Unlocking Her Chances: A Fantasy Romance of Ghosts, Psychics and Possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When helping a friend destroys Victoria Angelucci's career, she takes refuge in Peachland, her friend’s idyllic, beach-front home. There, a certain silver bracelet locked on her arm places her at risk. To keep her safe the police assign brash detective Danny Forester to watch over her. As danger mounts, can rough-hewn Danny be the man for her—or is he the one who will destroy her?
Unlocking Her Dreams: A fantasy romance of ghosts, psychics and possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When disaster strikes single mother Reggie Lewis, it leaves her with only the prospects of alienating her daughter, the danger of the silver bracelet locked on her wrist, and the unwanted attention of Cesare, the black sheep brother of her business associate. Not the way her life was supposed to turn out. Not any way to survive wearing the deadly bracelet. At least not without Cesare’s help.
Unlocking Her Grace: A fantasy romance of ghosts, psychics and possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,690. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Certain not to trust any man with her heart, Ally McVay comes home to Peachland to recover from everything going wrong in her life. When Séamus, the man who hurt her, shows up it sends her running into the arms of mysterious Abel Khan. But Ally’s silver bracelet has proven itself a magnet for danger. Can she find safety in the arms of one man, before the killer seeking the bracelet finds her?
Impossible
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
To Ralia of the Maps, change never comes to Ouzadadade—until the day a stranger rides out of the mountains. But when she seeks him out in the village no one will admit to the stranger’s existence. Her dangerous search for him leads Ralia on a risky venture to discover her past, her purpose, her magic and—perhaps—her future.
Unlocking Her History: A fantasy romance of ghosts, psychics and possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When a robbery threatens the livelihood of Chloe Main, solving the case means she has to deal with hunky realist Detective Jas Stone who seems determined to be more to her than the investigator of the case. But the threat of more robberies might mask someone’s darker motive—one that hinges on the mysterious silver bracelet Chloe now wears. It may take more than Jas Stone to protect her from them.
Unlocking Her Heart: A Fantasy Romance of Ghosts, Psychics and Possession.
Series: The Unlocking (Peachland) Series. Price: Free! Words: 105,500. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Kylee left Africa she left behind her fiancée and brought with her a badly broken heart. To heal, she takes refuge in a lakeside town where she meets bad boy vintner Brett Main. Kylee knows Brett’s not right for her. She might also be an excuse for Brett to change. But a murder, and a bracelet that can’t be removed, mean only Brett can save Kylee from being next on a killer’s hit list.
Coming Down Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Tara Yule gave up everything to help her sister hold onto her Christmas tree farm… and it wasn’t enough. When a cowboy in a snowstorm forces Tara off the road, it brings her face to face with Rick Spader—tall, Stetson-wearing, and supremely confident. Rick has everything in the world Tara could ever want. He could be a perfect match for her sister, if Tara can just get them to fall for each other.
Between the Lines
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Alchemist, mastermind, loner, albino. When diminutive Landon Snow receives a call for help from his long lost love, he abandons his secret Seattle laboratory for Las Vegas to find an abducted teenager. Can his meager Gifted powers reclaim his old flame’s daughter? If he fails, will he lose the affection of the only woman he ever loved?
Afterimage
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 9 · The American Geological Society, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With the destruction of the American Geological Survey complete and the Gifted who have the power to change the landscape no longer a secret, all Gifted must choose to fight or flee. Mortally wounded, Vallon Drake and friends must overcome the ancient Cartos and Vallon's secret personal history to face a threat that will destroy not just the Gifted, but all life on earth.
The Crystal Courtesan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,840. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Seven years ago, a night of flames destroyed everything Ressana loved. Now she hides as a village healer far from those who know her true nature. But the night of three moons brings guardsmen seeking those of her kind. Captured by Prince Dak, the only man she ever loved, Ressana will learn that the fate of all Noralla lies in her hands— the crystal-bound hands of the last Crystal Courtesan.
The Terra Trilogy Collection
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 261,360. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A three novel collection that tells the entire saga of Terra Vargas, her secret powers, and those who would destroy both her the post apocalyptic city of Couver. Hitting all the right notes, Karen L. Abrahamson takes readers through a roller coaster ride of danger, fearsome power and redemption.
Neutrality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Casey Turner’s Family Court case goes south due to the murder of a husband, it leaves a woman in custody and a child’s safety in the balance. What's a neutral Family Court Counselor to do? Karen L. Abrahamson draws on years working in Family Court to create this mystery of divorce and the crime it can evoke. This story was previously published in the Anthology Fiction River: Crime.
Moonstruck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Danny Black’s world ended with the death of his parents, but no one understands his need to escape everyone and everything around him—no matter how well-intentioned. Then he meets the moon horse and everything’s solved. He thinks. Karen L. Abrahamson returns to her lyrical style for this tale of magic and childhood longing.
Aftermath
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 8 · The American Geological Society, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,900. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » General
After the attempted destruction of the American Midwest, Vallon and her allies must face Homeland Security’s decision to destroy all people who can rewrite the landscape with their minds. In a race to save her kind, Vallon rushes to Seattle, only to find that friends betray her and nothing is what it seems. Will she be forced to break every moral code to stop a war between Gifted and unGifted?
Aftershock
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 7 · The American Geological Society, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,390. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the gripping sequel to Afterburn, a massive quake threatens America’s heartland just as Homeland Security arrests the only people who can protect the country—the Gifted agents of the American Geological Survey. Only Vallon Drake can battle the unseen forces that will devastate America, but stopping the culprits means first she must face the demons of her past and admit her own transgressions.
Maps of All Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
An ancient city Marshall fights for justice in an unjust society of powerful wizards. A private school student investigates the murders that seem to occur far too close for comfort. A far-future teenager must overcome his own fears as he travels across a post apocalyptic world. All Cartographers. All of the ancient blood that gives them the power to rewrite their landscape. But, should they?
A Sprinkle of Murder
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Vallon Drake once more discovers a dead body on the grounds of the AGS Academy. When no one calls the police to investigate it looks like the powers-that-be are going to sweep the whole thing under the carpet. Enter one-person-investigative-team Vallon. But finding the truth in a school filled with secrets can be a dangerous game—especially when you can’t tell friends from enemies.
Emberstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,240. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Forest Holmes just turned seventeen. He wears black leather and drives a motorcycle. He doesn’t believe in his mother's crystals and amulets, or in stories of demons and djinn. But the arrival of strangers in his small town changes that, because Forrest Holmes has a heritage to claim. If he doesn’t it could lead, not just to the town’s destruction, but to the destruction of EVERYTHING.
Ice Dragon: The Novel
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,020. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When threatened with marriage to a village elder, Jazella of Gruenheld takes matters into her own hands. She sets out to reclaim the treasure that will buy her freedom and find the man who has haunted her dreams all her life. But dreams aren't always true and it will take all of Jazella's strength to face the dragon guarding the treasure and the Dead who walk the night.
Deep Water, Sharp Teeth
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When bandits take fifteen-year-old Ravi Sanghera captive in their stilted town, he knows he has to get free and find his father before something bad happens. But then the sharp toothed, tattooed man arrives and the ‘something bad’ becomes something far worse than he could ever imagine….
Burmese Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When a modern young Burmese woman falls in love, the ancient spirit of Lady Three Times Beautiful must guard her from a dishonorable man. But protecting the heart and protecting a woman are two very different things. In a changing world can The Lady and the old powers do both?
Terra Nueva
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 13 · The Terra Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
After Couver's devastating defeat, Terra Vargas abandons her city in search of redemption. Across treacherous mountains she follows an insistent drum beat that might be friends guiding her to safety… or those who want her dead. Ruthless marauders pursue her. So do those who believe the prophecy that she will destroy the world. Will Terra escape, or will she become what they fear the most?
Revelation
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Final Installment: Banished from her village in the middle of winter, Jazella must protect her family and herself while trying to reach (or reunite with) the mysterious young man who haunts her dreams. To do so, she must survive the Dead-infested forest and discover the secret of the strange metal dragon that beleaguers her village.
A Child Among Us
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ambea, Sister-head of the Sisters of Flame, yearns to do her duty and provide a viable clutch of eggs that will produce a great leader or to step down from her role. When her latest clutch begins to flicker and die, she must decide whether to go to her fate or suffer the consequences and use her herb magic to make her dream come true.
The Lips of the Waves, The Tips of Their Wings
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Vessra of the Village of 100 rejects the transformation choice of his brood mate, he embarks on an adventure to find a different way to live—one that won’t require his brood-mate’s death. But different and better are two different things. Can Vessra face the secret of his race to ultimately transform himself?
The African Queen and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A little fantasy, a lot of mystery: welcome to strange lands, strange crimes and stranger investigators—swordsmen, aging women from another world, and a love struck teenager, to name a few. Come along for the ride up-river to Sing Sing, through a wild night on horseback, or driving a Mazda GLC through flooded suburban streets. I guarantee there’ll be something interesting waiting for you.
Sirens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Dana and her two male shipmates crash land on a distant planet, they do what they have always done: work together. One to survey the planet's dangers, one to repair the ship, and one to act as peacemaker. When one of them unwittingly falls under the spell of the native creatures--siren-like beings that destroy the bond between them—can two that were three ever find the balance to escape?
When to Fly the Black Mare and When to Fear Coyote
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
When Molly's husband brings a dangerous black mare to their lonely homestead, it only fuels her feelings of impending doom and her nightmares of horse hooves galloping. Then her husband uses the half-mad horse to clear the boulders legends say were left behind by an ancient Native American trickster. That's when the bad things start to happen.
Ruin
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jazella of Gruenheld risked everything to steal back her village's precious metal from the dragon's lair. Instead of riches, she brought back a deadly sickness. Now, in a race against time, Jazella must seek help from creatures she dreads in order to save the man she loves. But will they bring rescue, or ruin?
After the Fall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Years ago, as a young man, Daedalus lost Icarus, his son to the God Apollo. Now the child of his old age threatens to take wing. What will a father do to keep his son safe? Includes Short Story: Coyotes Cats and Other Creatures.
Terra Infirma
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 12 · The Terra Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,130. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When nomadic marauders attack the Independent city of Couver, seventeen-year-old Terra Vargas must choose: use her Cartos powers to protect her city, or rescue her mother from the marauders' camp. But as her control over the earth power erodes, so does her ability to choose wisely. Stay or go? Either way, there will be a horrible price to pay.
Book of Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Years ago Eanid Dupuis’ husband stranded her in Paris while conducting research from the transitive dimensions. The discovery of the book that will send her home sets Eanid on a collision course with an African refugee, a book vendor, and the true meaning of freedom.
The Dead
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In 'Ice Dragon' Jazella of Gruenheld ventured out into the snow covered forest in search of dragon treasure. Now, inside the dragon, the youth who has haunted her dreams holds her captive. Escape means risking her life in a dangerous return to Gruenheld, for the freezing forests holds worse things than dragons, wolves and wild men. Far worse.
A Faded Magic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A jaded carnie fortune teller at the end of the world. A little girl dealing with her parent’s divorce and the horror she creates in her magic place. A jockey who still dreams of horses no matter how broken her body. The characters in these five stories carry the loss and longing that opens them to the tragedy and triumph of a faded kind of magic in a too real world.
Brambles and Black Horses
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Gayle lost everything in the long ago accident that killed her family's champion race horse and left her a ruined wreck of flesh and broken bones. Now, as bulldozers destroy the old farm where her love of racing was born, the appearance of a strange barefoot boy threatens to bring ruin upon her again. Includes short story: Bees in the Morning.
Ice Dragon
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Only the brave and the lucky can survive the walking dead, the frozen winter and the perilous ice dragon. When seventeen-year-old Jazella of Gruenheld faces a forced marriage to the ancient Venerable Heed, she makes the decision to risk everything in hopes of obtaining the treasure that will buy her freedom. Faced with the dead and the dragon, will her luck hold?
Happily Ever After At the End of Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
All Agatha Cluney (that's Clun-eh, as in the French) wants is to make people happy, but when you're a psychic at the end of the world, that's a little hard to do...
Blood Knowledge of Swans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
A small child, a string of pearls and a pool of swans converge in this short story of family life gone wrong. For Bella, in a world of beautiful swans, her mother is the most beautiful being of all. But swans abandon Bella every year and now her mother may abandon her, too. In a world of magic, what’s a child to do? Includes Short Story "In a Fold of Green Leaf Shadows".
The Warden of Power
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,260. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Blood magick, earth magick, treachery and deceit. In the First Age of the World, the Cartos Age, someone creates a huge rift in Pangea and triggers devastating, magick-imbued quakes that threaten Creation’s fabric. Lazar, First Cartos, and his squabbling kin must stop the ruinous quakes. But ruin comes in many guises and the greatest threat to the Cartos Age might well be the Cartos thems
Blood and Magick
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A murdered caravan merchant. A threatened city. A forbidden magick that could start a war. As Marshal of the City of Dreams, Marcellus deim Lazar must solve the murder of a half-breed deim merchant discovered in a place no deim should be. To gather the evidence, Marcellus must confront a magick that could save the woman he loves, or destroy everything he has given his life to preserve.
Bees in the Morning
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Samuel Benson’s life changed the day he found his best bee hive destroyed. When the creatures who have taken over attack him, he thinks he might be losing his mind. After all, they look suspiciously like fairies. Includes:Short Story Brambles and Black Horses.
The Cartographer's Daughter
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In 1432 Portugal, the remnants of an older, powerful race live scattered amidst the humans. Once they ruled the world and could rewrite its form, but ancient arrogance destroyed their power. Now, Lianna Reinel’s love for a human youth threatens her people’s existence. Lianna must choose: Safety. Or the man she loves and the consequences. Fire, water, pestilence. And lost love.
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