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If you like the mythic fantasy of Stephen Lawhead, S. A. Chakraborty or Naomi Novik, you'll probably like my stories too!
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Murder, monsters…and a disreputable Victorian lady’s maid.
A killer stalks the grimy streets of Whitechapel—but Scotland Yard seems determined to turn a blind eye. With one look at her best friend's corpse, Liz Sharp already knows the truth: the killer is a werewolf.
No one important will hold a werewolf accountable—after all, the monsters rule Europe. Certainly, no one will believe a werewolf victim like Liz: the very scars that make her determined to investigate Sal’s death also condemn her as the sort of female who’d sell her blood for easy money.
As it happens, Liz’s best hope for justice might well lie with her emotionally repressed employer, Princess May. Though the princess has connections with werewolf royalty, there’s no one else Liz can turn to. Certainly, she can’t risk trusting the irritatingly personable Inspector Short, who dogs her steps from the slums of Whitechapel to the palaces of St James.
But as corpses mount up, Liz discovers that no one is precisely who she thought: not Sal, not herself, and certainly not the werewolf.
Luckily, she has a few tricks hidden in the pockets of her trusty bloomers…
The first novel of Miss Sharp’s Monsters is a witty historical fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of The Parasol Protectorate or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! Pick up The Werewolf of Whitechapel and join Miss Sharp on the uncanny streets of Victorian London…
Vampires, vengeance…and a mutinous Victorian lady’s maid.
It’s not always easy to deal with a ticking bomb—and Miss Sharp just happens to have thrown this one straight at Queen Victoria’s royal train.
Liz was only trying to save lives, but now she must face the Kabale, a secret tribunal of royal monsters who don’t easily forgive a stray bomb. If Liz can’t convince them of her loyalty, her life will be forfeit.
Her best hope for survival may well rest with her worst enemy: the vampiric Grand Duke Vasily, who offers to help her bring down the Kabale, breaking their iron grip on Europe. Collaborating with Vasily comes with a price, and even if they succeed, Liz will be on the run for the rest of her life. Worst of all, she’ll make an enemy of the starchily attractive Inspector Short, for whom Liz has begun to feel something warmer than professional respect.
But if she doesn’t take the war to the Kabale, more people will die—herself among them.
It’s a good thing she has a secret weapon in the shape of her imperturbable employer, Princess May…
Miss Sharp’s Monsters reaches its thrilling conclusion in a romantic historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of The Parasol Protectorate or The Nevers! One-click A Vampire in Bavaria today and join Miss Sharp in the monstrous ballrooms of 1890s Europe.
Revenants, revolution…and an amnesiac lady’s maid on the loose.
A trip to Europe is all in a day’s work for Liz Sharp—that is, until an anarchist throws a bomb at her employer.
As a lady’s maid/bodyguard to royalty, Miss Sharp’s duty seems clear: protect Princess May, defuse the bomb, and hand over the would-be-killer to the police. At least, that’s what the distractingly good-looking Inspector Short advises. But Liz isn’t so sure.
No one deserves to be executed and revivified as one of the undead policemen that terrorise Europe—and if that wasn’t enough, the bomber, Anton Lupei, claims he and Liz were once lovers. If only she can gain his trust, Anton could be Miss Sharp’s only link with a past and family she has forgotten.
As the Orient Express steams from Paris to Hungary, Liz’s search for her past threatens to uncover a continent-spanning conspiracy. Why are the anarchists targeting Princess May? Who was Miss Sharp before she lost her memories? And how do you avoid being drained by a very hungry vampire?
It’s just as well Liz thought to bring a set of lock-pick hairpins…
The second novel of Miss Sharp’s Monsters is a thrilling historical fantasy adventure for fans of The Parasol Protectorate or Stephen Sommers’ Van Helsing! Pick up Anarchist on the Orient Express and join Miss Sharp as she investigates the supernatural secrets of Belle Epoque Europe…
A lonely girl plots revenge in the shadow of a mountain. A stolen princess fumbles a century backward. A dwarfish man crafts brilliant automatons. A Polish Jew strikes matches against the Nazis. A dead girl haunts a crystal lake. A terrified princess searches a labyrinth. A rich collection of six historically inspired retellings, Once is a new generation of fairytales for those who thought they'd heard the tales in all their forms.
Featuring the novellas of Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, J Grace Pennington, Emily Ann Putzke, Suzannah Rowntree, and Hayden Wand.
Hunted by demons. Lost in time. Welcome to the First Crusade.
Syria, 636: As heretic invaders circle Jerusalem, young Lukas Bessarion vows to defend his people. Instead, disaster strikes.
His family is ripped apart. His allies are slaughtered. And Lukas is hurled across the centuries to a future where his worst nightmares have come true...
Constantinople, 1097: Ayla may be a heretic beggar, but she knows one thing for sure: six months from now, she will die. Before then, she must avenge her father’s murder—or risk losing her soul.
Desperate to find their way home, Lukas and Ayla join the seven armies marching east to liberate Jerusalem. If Lukas succeeds in his quest, he’ll undo the invasion and change the course of history.
But only as long as Ayla never finds out who he really is…
Dark magic, bloody warfare, and star-crossed love collide in this “utterly enthralling” historical fantasy perfect for fans of Outlander and City of Brass (The Fantasy Hive). Read 2020 SPFBO finalist A Wind from the Wilderness today!
(Content Warning: The author has provided a content warning for character death and child harm/endangerment)
Preeti Kamla has the evil eye. Her bad luck has brought tragedy and disgrace upon her once-wealthy family...but when a handsome stranger promises to break her curse, Preeti almost believes him.
Until a twist of fate whisks her away from everything she knows, and the gruesome Demon Rajah claims her as his bride.
The Rakshasa’s Bride is a novella-length retelling of Beauty and the Beast, inspired by Bollywood musicals!
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For a hundred years, Princess Morning Light has meditated in a hidden temple surrounded by ten thousand thorns. Could her long-lost sword skill be the key to stopping the Vastly Martial Emperor?
Rebel leader Clouded Sky doesn’t believe in the old legends of Ten Thousand Thorns Temple. But as bounty hunters and imperial guards close in, the martial princess may be Clouded Sky’s last hope.
Who can he trust – and who is planning to betray him?
If you liked the martial arts and fierce female characters of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, you’ll love this action-packed retelling of Sleeping Beauty!
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Hidden in a dusty Indian village, Preeti Kamla hopes her bad luck is over...until the Demon Rajah claims her as his bride.
In imperial Byzantium, Michael the fisherman dreams of power and fortune. But will his ambition destroy the city and everything he holds dear?
Only a madman would go into Faerie of his own accord--and that's exactly what humble blacksmith John must do to rescue his lost love.
In Prohibition-era New Zealand, cabaret singer Ruby Black lives for thrills--but will she survive being mistaken for a dead girl?
"Beauty and the Beast" and three other classic fairytales find a vivid new lease on life in this wildly diverse collection of novellas from historical fantasy author Suzannah Rowntree, available for the first time in a discounted boxset edition.
Blanche was an ordinary girl in 1900 England...until the knight crashed through her door.
Now, her guardians say she’s a princess lost in time.
Now, her father’s enemies want her dead.
Raised in the wild, Perceval has never known his father. Hoping for answers, he sets out to pledge his sword to the legendary King Arthur Pendragon.
But dark forces threaten Camelot. And darker secrets fester behind the legend.
Sparks fly when Perceval steals a kiss from the strange damsel he finds in the forest. Blanche doesn’t trust this brash young knight...but as assassins close in, he might be her only chance of survival.
If you love Narnia and Middle Earth, you’ll be enchanted by this beautifully crafted Camelot! The Door to Camelot is Book One of Pendragon’s Heir, an acclaimed new Arthurian retelling now being re-released in three volumes.
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Blanche braved the perilous realm of Logres. She survived Morgan le Fay’s assassins. She saved the Holy Grail from desecration.
Now she’s all set to face the court of Camelot and claim her rightful place as Blanchefleur, King Arthur’s daughter and the heir of Logres.
Until disaster strikes. Queen Guinevere is accused of adultery, throwing Blanche’s parentage into doubt...and plunging the kingdom into a civil war which could destroy everything she has come to love.
As the Round Table splinters, young Sir Perceval is torn between Sir Gawain, the father he idolises and Blanche, the lady he loves. Justice demands he take a side and fight against his swordbrothers. Will Gawain ever forgive him...or will Perceval have to fight his father, too?
When they learn that a single shadowy figure has been steering Logres toward destruction, Blanche and Perceval have just one chance to save Arthur’s kingdom. But as they try to unearth their enemy, courtiers and knights whisper the deepest, darkest secret of all.
Even if Camelot could be saved, is Blanche the one to do it?
Or is someone else the Pendragon’s heir?
You loved Narnia and Middle Earth. Now, step into Camelot. The Heir of Logres is Book Three of Pendragon’s Heir, an acclaimed new Arthurian retelling now being re-released in three volumes.
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And it's going to get her killed.
Moonshine liquor, jazz-fuelled dancing, and the risk of a police raid are all in a night's work for cabaret singer Ruby Black. But everything changes when a rugby star mistakes her for a murder victim.
Now, Ruby herself is in danger.
Who killed Wu Xue Bai? What lies behind Max Moran's obsession with the dead girl? And will Ruby learn the truth before secrets from her own past catch up with her?
You'll love this romantic suspense fairytale retelling because let's face it, everyone needs a holiday in Jazz Age New Zealand.
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As a daughter of nobility in Renaissance Venice, Gemma Caloprini must marry - or die behind convent walls. But when an unwanted betrothal goads Gemma to defy her father, she risks her most dangerous secret: the Glass Doge, a sinister nobleman living behind the glass of her mirror.
Now Gemma faces a brutal dilemma. If the suitors competing for her youngest sister's hand discover her secret, she'll be locked in a convent. If the Inquisitors find out, she'll burn as a witch.
And if she can't pay her debt to the Glass Doge, she'll lose her soul forever.
If you're a fan of Holly Black and Rosamund Hodge, you'll love this dark and spellbinding young adult retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
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