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About K.A. Wiggins
Known for the 'climate change + monsters' YA dystopian dark fantasy series Threads of Dreams,
her debut novel, BLIND THE EYES, launched in 2018, and was a Barnes & Noble Press pick for "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018" and shortlisted for the Page Turner Awards 2020 eBook Award category.
Since her debut, her writing has been licensed for translation and published in literary magazines and anthologies, earning her a spot as a speaker in Mumbai's ORCHIDS Children's Literature Fest and a role on the board of the Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia (CWILL BC) Society. She is also a storytelling coach with Creative Writing for Children (CWC) Society.
Find her at kawiggins.com or @kaiespace on social media.
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A haunted teen outcast and her snarky ghost outwit enforcers, monsters, and the scars of the past in a race to take back her future, expose the lies and escape a bloody end.
A lush, award-winning debut to a captivatingly eerie YA fantasy trilogy set in a post-climate-collapse dystopian Vancouver of monsters and magic.
It's hard not to be a little obsessed with survival when your only "friend" is an unruly ghost and the wrong thought could get your soul devoured by eldritch horrors. Haunted 17-year-old outcast Cole wants nothing more than to hide her forbidden fascination with the monster-taken and blend in with the (bland) scenery. Her plans for a peaceful life take a turn for the deadly when a mesmerizing stranger and his dangerously tempting offer drive her into the middle of a grisly conspiracy.
But Cole hasn't yet uncovered the biggest secret of all, and it might just have something to do with the mysterious threads tugging her into horrifying visions—not to mention the silver-shrouded boy at their dark heart. Uncovering the truth will cost her dearly as she fends off scheming enforcers, dreamjacking ghosts & soul-sucking nightmares in a desperate quest for survival and retribution. Can she escape the scars of her past and expose the lies before she's the next to die?
Blind the Eyes is the first book in a lush and labyrinthine trilogy of paranormal-meets-gothic-dystopian YA fantasy filled with glittering underworlds, delicious-and-deceptive strangers, and facing down the voices in your head. This slow-burn fantasy with an edge leads readers on a captivatingly unexpected journey of self-discovery, reclaimed identity, and conflicted sisterhood for those who like a little sparkle with their monsters (it glistens so nicely on all the blood.) Fans of post-climate-collapse dystopias, monsters-and-magic, and genre-bending dark fantasy will love this award-winning series starter in a complete and 100% binge-ready trilogy.
Buy Blind the Eyes for a haunting journey beyond death today!
An eerie dystopian-gothic YA Fantasy of the haunted past, shattered present, and finding the strength to fight back for fans of Brenna Yovanoff, Victoria Schwab, and Laini Taylor. Here's what readers and judges had to say:
- "Always Captivating"—Barnes & Noble Press "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018"
- Book Spotlight Prize Winner—2020 Page Turner Awards
- ★★★★★ "Darkly Satisfying"—Adventures in Literature
- ★★★★ "Deep and Intricate"—NetGalley Reviewer
- ★★★★★ "Riveting Thrill Ride"—NetGalley Reviewer
- ★★★★★ "Mystical and Well-Woven"—NetGalley Reviewer
- ★★★★★ "Fantasy dystopian post-apocalyptic adventure of dreams, choice, and desire, and the nightmares that feed on us"—NetGalley Reviewer
What happens when you release the hero within—and she's a stranger?
When a series of eerily haunting dreams drives Cole back into battle too soon, the power she's only just learned to wield fails to show up for the fight. Dreamwalker and childhood friend Ash claims a trip to her long-forgotten homeland in the mountains will help her reclaim her missing magic—and hard-won sense of purpose. Too bad it can only be reached by a perilous voyage across monster-infested waters.
The last thing Cole wants to do is waste days trekking through the wilderness with nothing but a snarky ghost and a boy who's made it his life's mission to save a dead girl for company. Not that she has much choice; if she can't restore her connection to the dreamscape before it's too late, her newfound friends won't be the only ones to pay the price. But more than just monsters stand in her way—and this time, taking back the power to stop them might just break her.
Black the Tides is the second book in a lush and labyrinthine trilogy of paranormal-meets-gothic-dystopian YA fantasy filled with monster-infested mountains, haunted forests, and unexpected twists for those who like a little sparkle with their monsters (it glistens so nicely on all the blood.) Fans of cinematic solarpunk utopian planning, dark Northern Gothic forests, and monster-hunting road trips will love this genre-bending dark fantasy with a devastating cliffhanger twist.
Buy Black the Tides for a shocking voyage into dark seas today!
Losing her magic was one thing, but getting bodyjacked by the ghost of her past self? That’s a whole new low for teenage dreamweaver Cole. And when sea monsters shipwreck her hard-won backup, there’s only one hope left to contain the nightmares and escape a bodiless purgatory of eternal torment.
But sacrificing the life of a child—however eerie and backstabbing—is too great a price to pay, even to save her friends and her city. As her remaining allies fall and resistance mounts, Cole fights to hold back the monsters at the cost of her own rapidly draining life force. Can she bring herself to destroy her body-snatching young frenemy for good before everyone she loves goes up in flames?
In this explosive conclusion to the Threads of Dreams trilogy, the spark of revolution is lit—and even a drowned city can burn.
Buy Burn the Skies to ignite adventure today!
These heroes might not be angels, but you know what they say...it's always better to trust the devil you know...
Looking for a typical hero tale? Keep looking. These twelve tales explore the grittier side of what it means to make life's hardest choices, and let your reputation pay the price. From back-alleys and ancient cities to graveyards and castle walls, these trouble-makers are out for themselves...or are they?
Fiction-Atlas Press is proud to present, The Devil You Know featuring stories by: USA Today Bestselling Author C.L. Cannon, USA Today Bestselling Author Lily Luchesi, Zoey Xolton, K.A. Wiggins, K Matt, K.R.S. McEntire, Scott Moore, J.M. Rhineheart, Angela Kulig, Kat Parrish, Amber Morant, and Nick Edinger!
With contributions from USA Today Bestselling Author C.L. Cannon, K.A. Wiggins, Kate Reedwood, Chris Heinicke, K. Matt, Melissa E. Beckwith, C.A. King, Devorah Fox, Trish Beninato, Erin Casey, and Mackenzie Flohr.
The Midnight City by C.L. Cannon - Kat is mourning the loss of her brother when she revisits a magical place from their childhood. The Midnight City was the sibling's refuge from the real world, and Kat finds herself being sucked back into the majesty of imagination to combat her grief.
The Demon of Corpus Christi by Devorah Fox - Stymied by a paralyzing case of writer’s block, I go for a drive hoping a short excursion will reignite my creative spark. I have no specific destination in mind, so I let the vehicle’s navigation system set the course. Finding myself in unfamiliar surroundings is only the first hint that this innocuous jaunt is about to become a hellish nightmare.
A Song of Dark Things by K.A. Wiggins - Desperate to escape a dead-end future in the Scottish Highlands, a musical teen makes a deal with the fae to achieve her dreams of stardom, only to discover her heart's desire comes at an unexpected cost.
Messing with the Multiverse by K. Matt - Travis Malone of Reality 671, embittered by his treatment from a man he'd considered a friend, begins to probe other realities for counterparts to Spencer Kirk Abbot with the intention of destroying them all. To keep all of reality from collapsing in on itself (and questioning the logic of the experiment's plans), one woman teams up with a Grim Reaper to gather forces to stop the experiment.
Fae Protection Services by Erin Casey - Cadenza Wilde is no stranger to rescuing children from cruel guardians, especially when magic is involved. A fae with magical earth powers, she uses her talents both in her world of Apsaras and in the human realm. When word reaches Cade that children are suddenly going missing, the Pied Piper is her first suspect. And he has his eyes on her charge, Elena. It's a race against time for Cade to save Elena before the Piper can whisk the child away into his dark realm forever.
Microscopic Mayhem by Kate Reedwood and Chris Heinicke - While on vacation at a resort space station, a young misfit named Shiznit must travel through time and battle a sentient Yeast Beast to save his crewmates from certain death.
Suponae by Mackenzie Flohr - A stranger has infiltrated the Starship Telsar. Just as Captain Talia is about to find out who he is, the ship's security officer summons her to the bridge. The ship has intercepted a tetryon wave. Unable to avoid contact, the entire crew, except the Captain and the stranger, vanishes. Captain Talia discovers the stranger is the Caretaker, the protector of the universe, and he has the answers on how to get them back.
When the Crow Calls by Trish Beninato - My name is Morgan. In my dreams, I feel the Earth scream in pain and remember a place more fantastical than dreams are capable of creating. In 17 years of being a ward of the state, the only constant in my life has been Logan. A young orphan with the scars of the fire that took his parents. Logan is the only one who knows my secrets. When we find ourselves adopted and sent to Ireland, it seems good things are finally happening. Only, Ireland is full of magic and its own secrets.
Destined by C.A. King - Tommy Carter wants nothing more than to make it through the day without being bullied by the Johnson boys. Practically all of Placency is owned by their family, including the adults.
Daughters don't get to choose their fates. But there's one choice no one can deny her.
Hana dreams of floating away on the breeze like the cherry blossoms, but when an otherworldly stranger offers a chance at escape from the stifling bonds of her impending arranged marriage to the son of the clan lord, duty and desire collide in a war that threatens to bring down her family, her clan, and her village.
Freedom. Passion. Family. Fate. What do you do when there are no good choices left?
A gothic retelling of the ancient Japanese folktale The Maiden of Unai, this short story explores the untold perspective of the "maiden" destined for an arranged political marriage in a time and place where family fortunes mattered more than individual happiness or choice. A historical romance in the vein of Rome & Juliet with a supernatural twist.
Trigger warning for suicide.
The climate apocalypse meets monsters of myth & legend in a heartbreaking new villain origin (short) story.
Her secret was supposed to save the world.
But when the tide turns against her, there's only one way to keep from going under.
Brilliant academic, driven young professional, cynical wife, and reluctant mother, Maryam Ajera's ambition knows no bounds.
She'll do whatever it takes to rise to the top.
But when her secret mission to stop the end of the world is hijacked by tragedy, the monstrous intelligence possessing her dying city forces her to choose between surrendering her life or signing on for an eternity of sacrifice.
In a city overrun by monsters, she's not the only one who'll pay the cost.
Before her deal with the devil, Maryam Ajera was . . . anything but ordinary. Read the letter she can never send to the son she can never acknowledge confessing the true story of their world before its fall.
Discover the unexpected villain origin story of the unearthly Mayor of the Towers of Refuge in this short spinoff to the Threads of Dreams series. Suggested as a companion read, this short story covers events leading up to Blind the Eyes, and can also be enjoyed as a standalone.
Ecopunk end of the world fiction for fans of post-apocalyptic, dystopian, antihero fantasy, morally grey characters, and tragic romance.
One-click this devastating apocalyptic short story today!
Also available in Italian from VirgoBooks Inc. as "Lettera dalla Fine del Mondo."