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Known for strong female protagonists, adventure and intrigue, sweet romance, and well-crafted plots that keep you turning pages late into the night, A.L. Knorr is a masterful storyteller. So what are you waiting for? Get lost in the world of mermaids, faeries, fire mages, and demon hunters.
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Season 1: ELEMENTAL ORIGINS (Completed)
Born of Water (Book 1)
Born of Fire (Book 2)
Born of Earth (Book 3)
Born of Æther (Book 4)
Born of Air (Book 5)
The Elementals (Book 6)
Mira's Return (Completed)
Returning (Book 1)
Falling (Book 2)
Surfacing (Book 3)
Season 2: THE SIREN'S CURSE (Completed)
Salt & Stone (Book 1)
Salt & the Sovereign (Book 2)
Salt & the Sisters (Book 3)
Season 3: EARTH MAGIC RISES (Completed)
Bones of the Witch (Book 1)
Ashes of the Wise (Book 2)
Heart of the Fae (Book 3)
Season 4: ARCTURUS ACADEMY (In Development)
Firecracker (Book 1)
Fire Trap (Book 2)
Fire Games (Book 3)
Legends of Fire (Book 4) -> 2021
Source Fire (Book 5) -> 2021
RINGS OF THE INCONQUO (Completed)
Born of Metal (Book 1)
Metal Guardian (Book 2)
Metal Angel (Book 3)
THE KACY CHRONICLES (Completed)
Descendant (Book 1)
Ascendant (Book 2)
Combatant (Book 3)
Transcendent (Book 4)
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Under the sea lie the secrets of her past… and a deadly threat to her future.
Targa fears the truth will lose her the man she loves. As she returns to Poland to reunite with Antoni, she wishes she could share her mermaid secrets without betraying her kind. But when a magical stone goes missing from the local museum, the siren may have to choose between protecting her loved ones and treason.
As Targa tracks the stolen gem, she discovers a sinister plot centuries in the making. And the power the thieves seek could leave both the land and the sea utterly devastated.
Can Targa protect the secrets of her people, or will her attempt at a double life take everything she loves away?
If you like conflicted heroines, simmering romance, and modern mermaids, you’ll love USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Knorr’s aquatic adventure.
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Salt & Stone is a continuation of the Elemental Origins Series and is best enjoyed if readers have read Born of Water and/or The Elementals.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR:
Q: What makes your writing special and different?
A: I write cuss-free, no on-page sex fantasy stories featuring strong female protagonists, and themes of love, friendship, the environment (because its something I care deeply about), while delivering a fast-paced adventure. I’ve been told my writing is very cinematic and that readers can watch it play out on the screen of their mind in full-colour as they read. My Elemental Origins Series is non-linear, meaning it doesn’t have to be read starting at book 1, you can pick up any of the first 5 books and dive in because they all take place simultaneously.
Q: Aside from Salt & Stone, what other books do you write?
A: Aside from the bestselling Elemental Origins Series that chronicles Targa and 4 other girls as they venture beyond the borders of their Canadian home and experience transformational supernatural summer adventures, also penned The Kacy Chronicles which is a series written in the collaborative >Oriceran Universe created by Martha
Carr and Michael Anderle.
If you like Melissa Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, Cassandra Clare, Lauren Kate, Stephenie Meyer, Becca Fitzpatrick, or Michelle Madow, you will LOVE AL Knorr’s storytelling!
A.L. Knorr is a 2018 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Born of Water.
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Arcturus Academy is an action-adventure series of five books by a USA Today and Amazon best-selling author. Saxony is a strong female heroine swept into a world of dizzying plot twists, sweet romance and intriguing mythology, all woven against a backdrop of elemental magic. Preorder your copy today and watch this space for more details! Launch date to be moved up.
Bound by an oath she cannot retract, Saxony must save an old enemy from a new one.
School’s out for summer and all Saxony wants is a few weeks at home to recuperate from the roller-coaster ride of her first year at Arcturus Academy. Apparently, that is too much to ask as a promise she made to protect the innocent comes back to haunt her. Venetian crime boss Enzo Barberini has called in his chit.
Saxony finds herself on a chase through (and beneath) the gritty, ancient streets of Naples, hunting for not one but two men she hoped never to meet again. Her only back-up? A couple of fellow students.
As Arcturus Agency falls apart and her species is threatened with extinction, can Saxony save friends, repay a debt and solve the mystery of fires going out before there are no magi left?
Two out of three ain’t bad.
Which two? Read Legends of Fire, the penultimate book in the series, to find out.
Arcturus Academy is an action-adventure series of five books by a USA Today and Amazon best-selling author. Saxony is a strong female heroine swept into a world of dizzying plot twists, sweet romance and intriguing mythology, all woven against a backdrop of elemental magic. Perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Maria V Snyder, and Shannon Mayer.
Heroes meets Pretty Little Liars
Five teens reborn with powerful gifts. Now they must unite their magic to win earth’s most desperate campaign…
Six books and two companion stories. 2,000+ pages of magical fantasy adventure.
Targa and her three best friends have no idea what their summer vacations have in store. With each heading to a different far-flung destination, they’re sure to return with amazing tales. But their excitement turns to dread when each girl transforms into a being with ancient powers…
As Targa taps into her mermaid ancestry, the other teens embrace their supernatural destiny through fire magic, samurai spirits, and fae curses. As they battle an age-old entity immune to their collective strength, a mysterious fifth elemental is the only thing standing between victory and obliteration.
Will the girls embrace their extraordinary fate to protect the world from total annihilation?
Elemental Origins: The Complete Series is a thrilling value-packed YA fantasy boxed set. Containing five full-length novels following each character plus a sixth book that unites them all in an explosive finale. If you like modern myths, fresh heroic characters, and page-turning action, then you’ll love USA Today Best-selling Author A.L. Knorr’s superhuman saga.
Buy Elemental Origins: The Complete Series and begin the adventure today!
This bundle contains:
Born of Water, The Wreck of Sybellen Diary Excerpt, Born of Fire, Pyro, Born of Earth, Born of Aether, Born of Air, The Elementals. No part of this boxed set is bonus content, all parts are necessary for the story to make sense.
In love with one twin, bonded by fire to the other. Welcome to Arcturus Academy.
98% of fire magi who attempt the agonizing forbidden ritual known as The Burning don’t survive. Those who do… level up in ways undreamt of by the Unburned.
Now I've got other problems.
Headmaster Chaplin charges me with tutoring struggling student April, but when a bully targets April, I feel my control slipping. It doesn't help that he is my crush's evil twin, who--for reasons no one can explain--I share a powerful mage-bond with.
It might be enough to push me into darkness. Will I emerge a hero or a fiend? Even I cannot say.
Preorder Firecracker and let the sparks fly!Arcturus Academy is an action-adventure series of five books by a USA Today and Amazon best-selling author. Saxony is a strong female heroine swept into a world of dizzying plot twists, sweet romance and intriguing mythology, all woven against a backdrop of elemental magic. Perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Maria V Snyder, and Shannon Mayer. If you like magical power plays, page-turning action, and the high of first love, then you’ll adore A.L. Knorr’s explosive series.
High in the hills of Scotland, an ancient evil has returned. One young woman struggling to master her magic is the only hope to stop it…
On the cusp of womanhood, Georjie longs to unlock the full force of her fae-given powers. So when she’s invited to Scotland, she’s eager to explore the Highlands’ famed fairy realm hoping to find a mentor. But instead of unearthing a teacher, she discovers a mummified body within the walls of a seventeenth-century ruin.
Teaming up with a handsome amateur historian, she uses her earth-elemental gift to overturn the secrets hidden deep in the soil. But never far from the trail of clues lurks a shadowy creature on the hunt for prey. And Georjie fears it may have found its first target when a local girl vanishes, only to be discovered in an open grave with her life slipping away…
Can Georjie break the curse before ancient evil claims an innocent victim?
Bones of the Witch is the first book in the explosive Earth Magic Rises YA contemporary fantasy series. If you like strong heroines, dark sorcery, and medieval Highland history, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s unforgettable adventure.
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Only she can lift the spell. But the key to its destruction could mean her death…
Determined to end the dreaded mermaid mating cycle between land and sea, Targa and Mira scour rare fragments of mosaic art from deep in the ocean for clues. On the hunt for the ancient spell’s source, all signs point to the ruins of Atlantis.
Before the legend’s final chapter can unfold, Targa learns that only she has the strength to break the curse… the cost of which may be her life.
Can Targa find the courage to face her destiny and liberate an ocean of chained hearts?
Salt & the Sisters is the intriguing conclusion to the Siren's Curse YA urban fantasy trilogy. Familiar and beloved characters from books 1 and 2 come together in this heart-stopping adventure. If you like ancient mysteries, underwater adventure, and alluring shifters, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s fast-paced tale.
Buy Salt & the Sisters to watch a siren plunge into destiny today!
Mira is a mermaid on a mission.
It’s time to leave the ocean. Mira Belshaw has been at sea for… well, she doesn’t know how many years. It’s hard to keep track of time when you live in the ocean. But after enough time, the salt water triggers the desire to procreate, and her time is up.
For weeks, she’s been swimming north. Finding a mate is the most important thing to her right now, and to do that, she has to return to the place where she was last human - the coastal city of Saltford.
Equipped with everything she needs to lure her perfect mate and produce a strong siren child, all she needs is the opportunity to mingle with humans. But when she meets Nathan MacAuley, the ONE, things start to go sideways…The Mira's Return trilogy contains all three titles Returning, Falling, and Surfacing and is a companion series to The Elemental Origins Series, a teen fantasy adventure series by an award-winning author.
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The sound of his voice resonated through my core, vibrating like he'd plucked a tightly wound string running through me from head to toe. My head snapped up.
"I parked in the middle of a dump thinking it was just a nice little cul-de-sac, perfect place for some shut-eye," the voice continued. "I woke up to grunting noises and opened my eyes to six grizzlies eating garbage all around my truck." He laughed and the sound warmed me all over.
A new scent drifted my way - pine trees and sawdust, and him. I gripped the table at the sudden wave of desire that coursed through me. I turned around to face the voice.
He was shucking his coat and laughing while he told Phil his story. The table of men lifted their beers to welcome their friend and I heard a few of them call, "Nathan! Welcome home buddy!"
I was half-hidden in an alcove. The Sea Dog had many such nooks, modelled after a ship like it was. I stared at him from the shadows.
He was wearing a simple zip up cotton sweater, jeans, work boots, and a baseball cap. The clipped beard and the hair curling out from under his hat was the colour of copper. His cheeks were flushed and pink from the crisp autumn air. Nathan doffed his cap and threw it on the hat rack beside the door. He had broad shoulders, long legs and arms, a lean stomach, a broad jaw, straight teeth, big hands... my eyes took in all of this biological information and then moved to his expression. His face communicated a kind heart, a sweetness not seen in most male faces. He greeted each of the men at the table by name and with genuine care. He shook hands, slapped backs, and even hugged.
Here was a man who could love and father my child. Here was a man I could love.
Nathan turned a chair backwards and sat down facing his friends, laughing and talking.
Phil slung Nathan's canvas jacket over the back of a chair and looked around. He spotted me. "Mira, do you mind pouring Nathan a pint? He likes the bitter."
I came to life. I went behind the bar, took a beer glass, and pumped the tap the way Phil had taught me. I filled the glass carefully, ensuring the head was just the right size. I walked over to the table to deliver the bitter, my eyes on Nathan alone. I couldn't have looked elsewhere if I had tried. I had found him. I was in shock at how quickly it had happened, but there was no denying it. Nathan was my guy.
Nathan saw me in his periphery as I set his beer on the table in front of him. He turned and looked into my eyes.
Make a deal with the fae at your own risk…
Tricked into a slippery alliance, Georjie has no choice but to trust the only being with enough power to stop the black witch. All she has to do is lure Daracha to the right place at the right time using herself as bait, and the formidable queen will do the rest.
Georjie gets a surprise visit she hopes will help her uncover why her father left all those years ago, but uprooting the truth is easier said than done. When her search leads her to unlock a secret message from the fae realm instead, she learns the dark witch's life is inextricably tied to the life of an innocent. If one dies, so does the other.
Faced with an impossible choice and not enough time to make it, can Georjie make the deadline, save the innocent AND outwit the devastating fiend who craves her ashes?
Heart of the Fae is the third book in the thrilling Earth Magic Rises YA contemporary fantasy series. If you like page-turning action, teenage heroes, and sinister plots, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s riveting tale, complete with twists and turns you never saw coming.
Buy Heart of the Fae for the final showdown today!
Born of Water is a 2018 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner. Don't miss it!
A mysterious shipwreck could unlock ancient powers… or send her to a watery grave.
Targa MacAuley feels more at home on dry land than in the watery realm of her mermaid ancestors. After 17 years on solid ground, she fears she’ll never grow into the creature her mother hoped she’d become. To keep her mom’s homesickness and true identity under wraps, Targa signs on for a mysterious salvage dive in the Baltic Sea.
Her plan to blend in with the rest of the crew is spoiled when she catches the eye of a handsome local. A freak accident and a strange connection to the ancient shipwreck below attract even more unwanted attention. With both her mom’s secret—and her life—in danger, Targa must finally find the courage to unleash the currents surging deep within.
Born of Water is the first book in The Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels. If you like new twists on mermaid lore, simmering romance, and close-knit mother-daughter bonds, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s nautical adventure. Embark on a deeper dive into the story's lore with The Wreck of Sybellen, a companion novel included with the book.
Buy Born of Water to submerge yourself in an enchanting coming-of-age tale today.
Tens of thousands of copies sold, over a MILLION pages read. Readers love the mermaids of the Elemental Origins Series!
"A fresh new fantasy! I can't wait to read the sequel!"
-Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"So glad I snapped this book up!"
-Angely Leya, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"I give this book ten stars!"
-The Reader K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
Deep in the ocean, a rivalry rages. Can one siren’s song turn the tides of hatred?
After witnessing senseless murder, Bel vows to end her mother’s tyrannical reign. But as a young mermaid, she has no choice but to spend time on dry land before she can qualify for the crown. As she strives to capture a man's heart, the underwater realm flows with the blood of the queen's enemies…
Every moment wrapped in the strong arms of her human mate, Bel risks the madness of the siren's curse. And if she doesn't return to the sea soon, she'll lose her memories and her chance to cure the centuries-old feud. If fixing the deadly conflict is even possible…
Can Bel claim the throne before her mind and the kingdom fall to ruin?
Salt & the Sovereign is the captivating second book in The Siren’s Curse YA fantasy series. If you like ancient mythology, plucky heroines, and deep-water rivalries, then you’ll love USA Today Bestseller A.L. Knorr’s seafaring adventure.
Buy Salt & the Sovereign and dare to swim against the tide today!
Her power has attracted the wrong kind of attention. Now a centuries-old witch wants to burn her at the stake…
Blackmouth, Scotland. After managing to bury a vicious witch with her elemental magic, Georjie is horrified to learn entombing the spellcaster in soil has enabled the dark woman to rise again…and time is running out.
Their romance blossoming in spite of the threat, Georjie and Lachlan travel to Dundee for clues to the fiend’s power. Learning that the ashes of three Wise will increase Daracha's power, and the ultimate goal is the destruction of the veil between worlds, Georjie realizes she's in way over her head.
When the vengeful hag's shadowy pet demon comes after her, Georjie narrowly escapes into the Fae realm. There, she’s warned against returning to face the danger by someone who has tangled with the witch before. She's encouraged to start a new life within the protection Queen Elphame's realm can provide. But Georjie won’t let the monster roam free, even if it means risking her own life.
Can Georjie unlock her magic or will the black witch claim her ashes?
Ashes of the Wise is the second book in the gripping Earth Magic Rises YA contemporary fantasy series. If you like wicked action, dark tales, a little romance, and bold heroes, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s wild ride across realms.