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About K C Finn
In her free time, K.C. is an eternal student, forever studying and learning more about the world. She travels whenever possible to explore new cultures and climates, and when she's at home she enjoys coaching writers of all ages with a story to tell. She also exercises her flair for the dramatic by directing, writing and occasionally acting in darkly humorous theatre productions in her hometown of Chester.
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2nd Place: Best YA Paranormal - RONE AWARDS 2015
A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.
At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one of the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them - though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.
As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.
There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it's up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world's greatest war.
A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.
In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering, teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement-and trouble. With only a preoccupied grandmother to keep an eye on him, Leighton's desperation for adventure leads him out into a world of holidaymakers, candy, and carnival rides-the ideal place to spend six weeks away from home.
But Leighton's psychic visions are encroaching on his fun, trying to warn him of the danger that lurks beyond the shimmering lights of the Golden Mile. Who are the mysterious thieves Leighton sees in his head, and what do they want with the children they seek? A girl called Faye holds the answer, but she has enough problems of her own. Amid the climate of a tourist town recovering from the impact of the Second World War, two lost teenagers will discover a shocking truth about human greed. Together, they will try to fight against it. For Leighton and Faye, this will be a summer to remember-one filled with challenges that must be overcome.
A summer that turns a boy into a man.
This is not a book about how to 'cure' M.E.
This is not a volume of factual medical information on the condition
This is not a magical success story from chronic illness to perfect health
What this book IS:
This is the honest account of a young woman who has suffered with M.E. / C.F.S. for almost half her life. This is what it's really like to live with a long term illness that casts a shadow over every minute of your day.
Novelist K.C. Finn turns her hand to non-fiction in this account of her life as an M.E. sufferer, covering thirty topics from diagnosis and medication to sleep, relationships, pain and depression. It offers a unique and extremely personal insight into the struggles and experiences she has encountered in the last twelve years. This book is an opportunity for non-sufferers to experience exactly how it feels to live with this crippling condition and to show fellow M.E. patients that they are not alone.
“This book opens the door to my thoughts and feelings. It’s not always pretty and it’s not always pleasant, but it is honest, and it comes from a place of hope.” – K.C. Finn
If you're new to the award-winning LGBTQ+ dystopian Legion series, there's no better way to start than with this thrilling prequel - Legion Above. Follow the story of two worlds living side by side, one above the ground and one below, on a thrilling night when death comes to visit the deadly west woods that engulf them all.
If you know the books already, now you can find out what Raja and Stirling were up to two years before the events of Legion Lost began, when their worlds were separate and they struggled to grow up and survive the ongoing war.
With settings that range from Scotland to Syria, Mexico to Mauritius, Africa to Russia, these stories take us to all corners of the globe and into the lives of young people with their own unique circumstances and perspectives. Characters dealing with issues of culture and class, exploring their sexuality and gender identity, or letting us into their experiences with illness, disability or neurodiversity. Their tales span all genres and can’t be reduced to labels. These are stories about bending the rules and breaking the law. Stories of fighting for survival and finding your place in the world. Stories of family solidarity, unlikely friendships and aching first love told by teenagers who don’t always fit in and aren’t often heard.
With a foreword by award winning YA author Catherine Johnson, this anthology brings together the top ten stories of Odd Voice Out’s 2019 Not So Normal Narrators contest, as well as bonus stories from in-house authors Kell Cowley and K.C. Finn.
One Underground girl escapes from a soldiers’ raid. Lost and above ground for the very first time, she has only one option to secure her survival: the Legion—a government organization for teenagers with no place left to run. Leave your identity at the gate, and join a life of military service until you reach adulthood. It sounds ideal, but the Underground girl knows that the System won’t stop looking for its female runaway. So, she tells a lie about her gender.
And it will change her forever.
Posing as Raja, a boy-soldier, the Underground girl is thrown into Legion life at its full, brutal speed. Here, she meets Senior Commander Briggs, whose savage authority reigns over the teenage soldiers. Amongst them are a band of oddballs known as the South Tower Rejects, led by Stirling, a tall, savvy stranger with bright copper hair and eyes that shine like oceans. There’s something hiding behind his cocky smile, and Raja wants to know what it is.
Does the waterbeckon you? Your love, or fears, may become greater in this chillinganthology. From ordinary sea life to creatures of myth, our stories will make you think twice about the shadowy waters that beckon below. Follow our authors into the depths ... if you dare.
Stories and Contributors include:
Bloodslick by Timothy Black
Crescent's Creature by K.C. Finn
Wrath by Liz Butcher
A Senseless Eating Machine by Jef Rouner
The Water's Edge by Jacqueline E. Smith
The Reluctant Seamstress by Jaidis Shaw
Ribbons & Bones by Kelly Matsuura
Widow's Cut by Andrea L. Staum
Rhine Maiden by Isabelle Poldervaart
The Broken Seashell by E.M. MacCallum
Lauren by Terry Alexander
Tide Flats by Shelly Schulz
Song of the Ocean by Scott A. Butler
Enticing Waters by Gina A. Watson
Tubular Hells by Beth W. Patterson
Dark Waters by Michael Cross & Emma Michaels
Lurking in the Deep has won the following awards:
Finalist in the Fiction: Anthologies category of the 2017 Best Book Awards
Psychological, speculative and truly thrilling, SINISTER SENTIMENTS brings together the best horror and thriller works of K.C. Finn, contributor to the bestselling horror collection ‘Dark Light Four’. This edition contains stories from the realms of steampunk, post-apocalyptic, historical and contemporary horror, plus two exclusive sneak previews of full-length works due for release in 2015.
Whilst there is no explicit content, this volume does contain gore and disturbing situations which may not be suitable for readers under the age of 14. Parental discretion is advised.
The Maybe Man
The Demon’s In The Details
The Damned Bus
The Ghost Of A Melody
The Glassman’s Promise
The S Word
The Bleeding Of The Thief
The Day The World Ended
Fallow Heart is the story of Lorelai Blake, a self-conscious, overweight seventeen-year-old who discovers that a demon has pierced her heart, sparking an incredible transformation. Sleepwalking, fits of rage and impossible strength force Lori to accept that part of her is no longer human. It was hard enough fitting in before, and now that hurtful voice in her head has taken an even more sinister tone. Worse than this, bodies are being discovered. People in Chester are dying and they have only one connection: a nocturnal killer who savages its prey.
Lori seeks help from the D.C., an organisation formed to treat infected children, but even they can’t protect her from the Harvest. When her powers reach their peak, the beast that infected her will return to consume those powers, killing her in the process. She learns the awful truth from a rebellious new friend, Kasabian, who seems to have found a way to avoid this grisly fate. With a detective on her back and a demon in her heart, Lori must master her darkness and follow the murder trail before it reaches the people she loves, and all before the terrifying Harvest sets in. Along the way, her outward insecurities pale in comparison to much bigger problems.
When you’re becoming more demonic by the day, it’s what's on the inside that counts.
Fallow Heart is a tale of strength, suspicion and the supernatural for ages fourteen and up.
In humanity’s darkest age, the House of Novel bred its most deadly generation. The vicious and murderous Pascal Novel, little brother to the terrifying Evangeline, and their middle sister, the dark and silent Lucienne. When this trio of marauders set their sights on vengeance, their target is the handsome and well-respected Maxime Schoonjans, future father to Lily Coltrane. In The Shadow Of Light, readers will discover the harrowing rivalry of Pascal and Maxime, and unlock some truly shocking secrets that will rock Lily’s world in the future.
On the road to their latest adventure, Jazmine Dama is having doubts about her would-be boyfriend Lawrence Seward. Only by discovering the dark and terrifying secrets of his past, growing up in Haiti, will Jazzy finally be able to accept the boy she loves. And what will Lawrence ask of her in return? Only that she tells him the tale of the first appearance of her incredible gift: the Second Sight. The Seer And The Prince reveals new tales from two of Shadeborn’s best-loved characters, and how this information will shape their star-crossed future together.
Black Dog // Here Was A Man // Salvador // There’s Always One // Shiner // Secret Skies // Radiation // Eating Alone // Gaslight Heart // Nice People With Nice Manners // The Door // Lifecoma // Monument // Herstory // Take It Down // Fear Makes Its Home // Greed Is Good // What’s Your Excuse? // Production // Shadow // Hijack // Heart Logic // Hollow Storm // To Absent Friends // The Face Of Danger // The Thing // Leaf Fallen I // Caving In & Caving Out // Solid. Liquid. Gas. // Light
When humans break a mirror, the idea of seven years of bad luck is little more than superstition. When it happens to a magical being like a shade, however, that quaint old saying takes on a terrifying new reality. As Lily Coltrane looks down at the smashed remains of Lemarick Novel’s mirror, she can already feel that her luck’s about to run dry, even though her illusionist boyfriend is certain that he can protect her. With a suicidal Salem Cross on red alert and newly-disabled best friend Jazzy to look after, Lily’s not so sure that Novel is right.
Lily’s suspicions will be confirmed in this, her second year of university, as the quiet English town of Piketon is graced by the arrival of new supernatural beings like Jeronomie Parnell, a gifted potioneer who seems to have solutions for Salem and Jazzy’s conditions. Suspicion fills the air at the old Theatre Imaginique, as Lily uncovers yet more secrets about the people she thought she knew. The question of who to really trust will bombard Lily’s mind, especially after she is introduced to the horror that is the House of Novel, and is forced to question the bloodline that her new true love comes from.
It seems like having a soul mate isn’t quite the ideal that Lily dreamed it would be, and she can only hope that The Book Of Shade will give her the power to get through the trials that she’s about to face. And as for the even greater darkness, slowly rising in the depths of that ruined mirror? Well, that’s a whole new story for Lily to unfold.