Karissa Laurel

Worlds of Magic and Fantasy


Read my TamLin retelling in theYA Fairy-tale anthology MAGIC AT MIDNIGHT, coming May 29, 2016 from Snowy Wings Publishing

Once upon a time is eternal…

Turn the pages and fall into the enchanting worlds of beloved, age-old fairy tales made new again in this fifteen-story collection from Snowy Wings Publishing.

A girl with long, long hair is trapped in an attic, ensnared by promises of immortality, the radio her only companion. An android wants to believe in her life, that the feelings she has are real—and that she might be just as beautiful as her famous stepsister. A gamer must save her true love from the mysterious, dark entity that has ensnared him in their MMORPG. A modern teen is lured to the fantastical Land of the Dolls, and only her own cunning can help her escape. These are just a few of the bewitching tales found within Magic at Midnight.

From sci-fi to fantasy, contemporary to historical, paranormal and more, there’s a fairy tale retelling in this collection for every reader. Featuring stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors as well as emerging voices, this anthology will take you to distant worlds and back again—all just familiar enough to make you feel at home.

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Thanks to KimG Design www.kimg-design.com for the lovely cover!

2018 Updates

2018 is going to be a bit slower and quieter than last year, I think, but here are some things I'm looking forward to:

Red Adept will be releasing and omnibus edition of The Norse Chronicles, probably some time in March, though that date isn't formally set yet. All three books in the series will be available in one combined volume.

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I just turned in a short story retelling of the TamLin legend for a fairtyale anthology coming this spring from Snowy Wings Publishing. I can't wait to share the original artwork that's being developed for my story "The Forest of Carterhaugh" about two teens facing a powerful nemesis in a Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game.

I'm working on finishing CROWN OF THUNDER, the third and final book in the Stormbourne Chronicles. I hope that will be published near the end of 2018.

I've also finished a manuscript for a paranormal romance novel tentatively titled "Touch of Smoke," and now I've got to figure out what to do with it but there aren't any immediate plans. Once I've found a home for it, I'll be quick to let y'all know.