"The Guardians’ Golden Hall was the one place in England where I could be entirely safe from thoughts of matchmaking, gowns, and being shoved at eligible young men like a side of beef for their appraisal.
At least, that was what I thought..."
In Kat Stephenson's Regency England, magic is even more shocking than a stolen kiss. But now that she's eighteen, it's time for wild and magical Kat to be introduced to high society by her older sisters, whether she likes it or not...and to finally have a romance of her own! Magic, mystery, humor and romance mingle in this YA Regency novella set in the world of Kat, Incorrigible.
"Courting Magic" is available in all e-formats (including a printable PDF, in case you don't have an e-reader) on Smashwords no matter where you live. You can also buy it from all international branches of Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (that's a universal link)!
I've just sold my first historical fantasy novel for adults, Masks and Shadows! It's due to be published in spring 2016, and I'll be expanding this website in 2015 to tell you guys more about it. (And don't worry - I'm still writing MG novels, too. I'm thrilled to be fulfilling my longtime dream of publishing books for both children and adults!)
In the meantime, this is the description that my agent sent to Publisher's Marketplace:
"MASKS AND SHADOWS, a wildly romantic historical fantasy novel in which music, magic and blackmail meet, and one of the most famous castrato opera singers of the eighteenth century must come together with a very proper widow to prevent the assassination of the Habsburg Emperor and Empress."
Wooot! I love this book and these characters, and I really hope that you guys will love them, too. You can read my blog entry about it to find out more details, add it on Goodreads, or check out my collage for it on Pinterest to get more of a visual impression.
On October 7th, 2014, the paperbacks of all three Kat books were re-released in the US and Canada as a beautiful boxed set! You can buy the set at Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, or Amazon. You can also add it to your shelf on Goodreads.
"Courting Magic": A novella about Kat, all grown-up, fighting magical crime and finding a romance of her own!
"Dueling Magics": A Kat short story of sisterly rivalry and magic!
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