The Kat Books

Book Three: Stolen Magic was published April 2 in the USA and Canada!

In Kat Stephenson's Regency England, magic is the greatest scandal of all...

Book One: A Most Improper Magick (UK)
or: Kat, Incorrigible (US)

Front cover of 'A Most Improper Magick'

When Kat's older brother gambles their family into debt, their stepmother comes up with a horrifying solution: an arranged marriage between Kat's saintly oldest sister, Elissa, and a baronet who is twenty years her senior...and rumored to have murdered his first wife.

Elissa may be too much of a Gothic heroine to resist, but Kat is ready to do whatever it takes to rescue her sister and their whole family from ruin - even if that means dressing as a boy, fighting highwaymen and practicing scandalous magic along the way.

Find out more and read the first three chapters.

Book Two: A Tangle of Magicks (UK)
or: Renegade Magic (US)

Kat’s stepmother drags their family to the fashionable city of Bath to remove Kat’s sister Angeline from a most improper suitor. But unbeknownst to Stepmama, Regency-era Bath is full of notorious rakes, Napoleonic spies, and dangerous wild magic!

When Kat uncovers a plot to harness the wild magic in the Roman Baths, she finds her brother Charles is unwittingly involved. Now Kat must risk her newfound magical powers as she defies the Order of the Guardians to foil the plot and clear her brother's name.

Find out more and read the first three chapters.

Book Three: A Reckless Magick (UK)
or: Stolen Magic (US)

When Kat’s family travels to a grand country house on the Devon coast for her sister Angeline’s wedding, Kat is stalked by a dangerous magical enemy - and finds everything she thought she knew about her late mother called into question.

With smugglers, romance, and an astonishingly interfering older brother in the mix, Kat will have to use all her wits - and her magic - to protect both her family and her country from ruin.

Find out more and read the first three chapters.

A Final Kat Novella: Courting Magic

Five years after the events of Book 3, it's time for Kat to be introduced to Society by her older sisters, whether she likes it or not...and to finally get a romance of her own!

(Of course, her true love is hopelessly ineligible. But when has Kat ever let Society's opinion stop her? Once she realizes she's found her perfect match, she's not going to let anything or anyone stop her - even if she does have to solve a magical mystery, matchmake for an old friend, and break a few rules along the way!)

"Courting Magic" will come out as an ebook on August 12, 2014. If you'd like to be notified when it's published, just sign up to my newsletter here. 

Find out more and read a teaser sample.

What they said

"Mysterious, adventurous and absolutely hilarious"

Sai Vishudhi,
The Guardian - Children's Books Website

"A fun romp for fantasy and Regency fans of all ages"

Carolyn Cushman,
Locus Magazine

"This rollicking tale is neither historical fiction nor literary retread. Recommended for readers who like their fantasy seasoned with feisty characters and nonstop action."

Kirkus

"This book fizzes with magic and intrigue, and kept me glued to the page..."

Luisa Plaja,
Chicklish

"A Tangle of Magicks is 300 pages of fun, fabulousness and magical frolics."

Sophie,
So Many Books, So Little Time

"I loved this book to bits, and I cannot wait for more. Absolutely, enthusiastically recommended, and easily a notable read of 2012."

Thea,
The Book Smugglers (on Renegade Magic)