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About Stacey Rourke
PennedCon Award Winner Author of the Year 2020
PennedCon Award Winner Best Book Blurb 2020
TopShelf Award Winner Best Science Fiction 2019
Utopia Award Winner Author of the Year 2018
Utopia Award Winner for Best Villain 2018 for Ursela in Rise of the Sea Witch
Readers' Favorite YA Fantasy Bronze Medal Winner 2017
Readers' Favorite Fantasy Silver Medal Winner for 2015
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Stacey Rourke is the award winning author of works that span genres, but possess the same flare for action and snarky humor. She lives in Florida with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two sweet pups. Stacey loves to travel, has more sunglasses than any one person could ever need, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
Facebook at www.facebook.com/staceyrourkeauthor
or on Instagram @Rourkewrites.
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Titles By Stacey Rourke
If you break the curse, you become the legend.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane seeks a way to break free from her soul crushing bond. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Dizzying time travel. Coercive witchcraft. The lines between fact and fiction blur as the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, HG Wells, and Nathaniel Hawthorne come alive around her in this thrilling three book series:
“Stacey Rourke delivers a heart pounding thrill ride …Your heart will race and your breath will hitch with each terrifying step the Horseman’s steed takes as he closes in on his next unsuspecting victim.” -2 Girls & A Book
“Ms. Rourke has a definite talent for taking characters from stories that we read growing up and giving them such a unique twist that they almost seem like an entirely new fictional character.” -My Book Filled Life
They claim vamps don't kill.
They preach we are safe.
They ... are dead wrong.
One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.
I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses.
I can move among them free from their crippling hunger.
I am their greatest threat.
Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.
"The writing is brilliant along with the plot. It was a different twist from all the other vampire novels I've read and it was fantastic." USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove
What turned an exalted mermaid princess into a fabulously villainous sea witch?
How did a tortured soul find himself trapped within a magic mirror?
Who is the Cat with the mad grin who can’t recall where he’s been?
Find these answers and more as you tumble down the rabbit hole in the award winning Unfortunate Soul Chronicles written by Stacey Rourke. Fall under the spell of this enchanting series featuring three full length novels:
Rise of the Sea Witch
Entombed in Glass
Praise for The Unfortunate Soul Chronicles:
Utopia Award Winner Author of the Year 2018
Utopia Award Winner for Best Villain 2018 for Rise of the Sea Witch
“A Clever and Compelling Origin Story of Classic Fairy Tale Villains.” -Movies, Shows, and Books
“The writing was flawless, everything blended so well. I haven't had a reaction this strong from a book on a very long time. I honestly couldn't recommend this book enough. Read it. Love it. Feel it.” -Red Hatter Book Blog
“Romance, heartbreak, deception, and betrayal, this story has it all.” -Paranormal Tendencies
These claims ... are all painted in bloody truth.
Now, while the world watches in fear, a war is brewing. Humans are targeting vampires in merciless attacks to force us back into the shadows.
They woke me to be their weapon.
They know not my loathing for my own kind.
Even I cannot say for certain whose side I’m on.
I have bowed before the alter of darkness rooted in the Nosferatu bloodline. Been forced to drink of its bitter sacrament. They refer to me as The Son of The Dragon, and I laugh. For I, alone, know that malevolent essence is one no man could ever tame.
"Vlad is a dark paranormal with plenty of humor and smoking hot romance! With so much on the line, the Nosferatu are looking for a savior, and they just might find one in someone they least expect. If you love vampires, this is a must-read series!" -Award Winning Author Casey L. Bond
Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.
Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.
Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.
Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.
I… would love to see them try.
An enemy of the Nosferatu hides in plain sight. His lone goal– to watch the world burn. As the newly appointed vampire queen, I’m done allowing my people to suffer for his twisted agenda.
Dorian Gray thinks he knows pain.
He believes he owns the market on public manipulation.
He hunkers under the belief that his power and status make him untouchable.
I can’t wait to prove him wrong.
A darkness has rooted itself in me, one older than the first vampiric bloodline. An unimaginable strength courses through my veins, and I will use it to make Dorian bow before me. They call me the Dragon Queen, and I own the title. Because I, alone, know that the malevolent essence within me is one no man could ever tame.
This six novella series chronicles Octavia's adventures in:
Wake the Dead
Dead Man's Hand
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Dead as a Doornail
"This is Rourke at her finest: sassy and completely unapologetic. Proving again why she's a powerhouse in this industry."
-USA Today Best Selling Author Rue Volley
"This book has it all: a kickass heroine, loads of action... and a pig named Bacon."
-NYT & USA Today Best Selling Author Karen Lynch
She took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, and now... Death is coming for Lizzie Borden. Is she innocent? Guilty? I don’t know or care. Reapers have gone missing on their hunt to harvest the soul of the notorious axe murderer and I can’t afford to let my guard down. Scythe gripped tight, I’m marching into the past to deliver final judgement to Lizzie’s doorstep.
Borden may have a creepy ass rhyme, but I’m an ex-angel with nothing but time. Her father got forty-one whacks, now it’s time she learns reaping is the real pain in the axe.
The truth has been revealed. Lucifer is every bit the devil countless cultures paint him as. I was foolish enough to have his back. To believe in him. Now I know every word was a lie and his hands drip with the blood of innocents.
I opened the gate and let the Prince of Darkness fall. Soon, the world will be crushed under his thrall. Who will stop his nefarious rise? This badass reaper and her eager scythe.
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.
"Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, 'Bring it'."
-excerpt from THE CONDUIT
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.
Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.
What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?
Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.
But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?
Cover by Najla Qamber Designs
Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people. When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point.
Only when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name on her vengeful lips--Triton.
"Reading this story from Vanessa’s point of view was truly fascinating and I was 100% emotionally engaged with this character. So, to see how Vanessa was pushed and manipulated into a situation where the outcome led to Ursela the Sea Witch was nothing short of heartbreaking. Still, despite everything that was happening to her, Vanessa loved her brother and it makes me tear up every time I think about it." -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
"Rise of the Sea Witch is a fantastic fairytale. I was instantly impressed by Vanessa. She's strong, talented, capable and she cares deeply, but she's being treated unfairly. She hardly has any support and she repeatedly has to fight battles against those who should protect her. I loved her determination and resilience. She's going through so much, but she never gives up, even if her heart is being shattered and those who should stand by her betray her in the worst possible way. I was fascinated by her personality and her journey from beginning to end." -Amazon Review
"Vanessa has very big heart and has always wanted what was best for her people but after a while when people just keep turning against you and putting you down it starts to take its toll and it will and can turn the softest hearts hard and that is just what happens to Vanessa. Her poor little merheart can’t take it anymore and must fight back for what is right." -Avid Reader
"Rise of the Sea Witch is fraught with unimaginable pain and loss, but also the underlying theme of reinventing oneself, and even when facing uncertainty, accepting and owning your own actions. Be who you were born to be." -Amazon Review