• Horror

    Dead Ringer: A Gaslamp Gothic Victorian Paranormal Mystery

    A poisonous secret…A terrifying curse…And a client she’d just as soon see dead in a ditch. Harrison Fearing Pell hoped for adventure when she signed on with the Society for Psychical Research as an occult investigator. Slogging through New York’s sewers in pursuit of a “mud man” wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. But the reeking monster terrorizing the dance halls of the Tenderloin leads her to an even more peculiar mystery — and the last man on earth Harry wishes to become entangled with. James Moran is a prodigy in music, mathematics … and crime. Harry’s older sister, the famed detective Myrtle Fearing Pell, has vowed to put him behind bars. But Harry owes Moran a personal debt so when he demands her aid, she can hardly refuse. It turns out that the brilliant black sheep of New York Society is part of a secret club at Columbia College whose members have started dying in bizarre ways that may not be accidents. Thus begins one of the strangest cases of Harry’s career, a tale of murder, cold-blooded revenge and fairytale bogeymen to make the Brothers Grimm shudder. As the bodies pile up, each preceded by sightings of the victim’s doppelgänger, Harry and her stalwart friend John Weston must race against time to save a man who arguably deserves his macabre fate. You’ll love Dead Ringer because of its irresistible blend of humor, spine-tingling action, atmospheric setting and characters who leap off the page. Get it now. Praise for Dead Ringer “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combined with Sherlock Holmes . . . If you like historical books that also have mystery, suspense, action and all the other ingredients for a page-turning stay-up-all-night experience, Dead Ringer is a must read!” –Books+Coffee=Happiness “Mystery. Paranormal creatures and myths. Intelligent, brave and daring characters. Love and hate. History. What else can you possibly want?” –Dena Garson’s Book Blog “Everything here is so believable that I almost expected to see a Mud Man out of the corner of my eye one morning while passing manholes in the street. If you are a fan of The X-Files or Warehouse 13, you must read Dead Ringer.” –Diane Reviews Books “Gaslamp Gothic is witty, smart and little sexy. Dead Ringer is an excellent addition to this collection. I’m also certain of one thing: I want more Moran.” –I Smell Sheep “I have been entertained by all the books in the series, but this is hands down my favorite! The tension in the story built and built until I was on the edge of my seat, full of jumpy nerves and about to burst with my need to know what would happen next.” –Smada’s Book Smack “Dead Ringer is a moody gothic supernatural mystery that will appeal to readers across genre lines. It’s just plain good.” –I Love a Good Book “An exciting and unusual read about metaphysical detectives in the late 1800s filled with monsters, witches and doppelgangers!” –The Eclectic Review Read more
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  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    City of Storms (Nightmarked Book 1)

    A city simmering with repressed urges… A fallen angel bent on chaos… And a conspiracy that could destroy them all. Can one woman harness her own psychic power to stop it? In a world with three layers of ever darker magic, few dare to wield the most dangerous. And those who try can fall prey to violent madness. The Church keeps a tight leash on its citizens. It tests every child for psychological deviancy. If you pass, you’re given a Mark. A tattoo that lets you use the ley power—and shields you from your most primal desires. For the lucky ones, the world is at their feet. The rest suffer a life of menial jobs and hopelessness. When tarot reader Kasia crosses paths with a young priest who hunts deviants, her own ugly secret is dragged into the light. Will they learn to trust each other in time to stop a greater evil from corrupting their world? You’ll love the first book in this epic fantasy series because the lush weaving of intrigue, action and slow-burn romance will keep you on the edge of your seat. Get it now. Praise for City of Storms “Richly textured and fabulously conceived. Ross drapes a tense political thriller in a trench coat of dark fantasy. Readers should expect the unexpected.” –Kirkus Reviews “I’m not prone to bouts of effusiveness but I couldn’t gush enough about Kat Ross’s books, I enjoy them so much. This one has a Slavic feel, which was really interesting to me, and I loved the rainy city of Novostopol (also the map illustration is gorgeous). Added to the unique setting and fantasy elements are Ross’s usual mix of great characters, a twisty-turny plot, romance and a touch of humour. I already can’t wait for Book 2!” –Evelyn, Goodreads reviewer “I loved the setting, which is technologically advanced yet progress is suppressed – it gave it a 1930’s noir feel. I’d compare it favourably to the ‘tsarpunk’ of the Grishaverse. Relatable characters and fast-paced and well-thought-out action drive this story along and have me eagerly awaiting the sequel.” –A. Adler, Goodreads “A masterpiece of magical fantasy which mixes its unique concepts into the darkest psychology of the human mind and its most base physical desires and emotions. Action, excitement, and darkness in all the right places. An unmissable and original read.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite, 5 Stars “A rousing adventure [and] skillful fusion of history, fantasy, and religion. It contains word paintings with arresting beauty and a three-dimensional character that is torn between duty and loyalty. I definitely recommend City of Storms for its unique twists, turns, and brilliant storyline.” Vincent Dublado for Readers Favorite, 5 Stars Read more
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  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Nocturne

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    Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Nocturne

    Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the darklands.
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  • Horror

    The Daemoniac (Gaslamp Gothic Book 1)

    Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files in this acclaimed paranormal mystery series from the author of the Fourth Element Trilogy It’s August 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will terrorize Whitechapel, and another murderer is stalking the streets of New York. His handiwork bears the hallmarks of a demonic possession—but amateur sleuth Harrison Fearing Pell is certain her quarry is a man of flesh and blood. And she hopes to make her reputation by solving the bizarre case before the man the press has dubbed Mr. Hyde strikes again. From the squalor of the Five Points to the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin and the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue, Harry follows the trail of a remorseless killer, uncovering a few embarrassing secrets of New York’s richest High Society families along the way. Are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? And will the trail lead closer to home than she ever imagined? Praise for The Daemoniac "While the clever mystery is reason enough to keep pages turning, the novel’s writing remains its greatest asset. Employing a tone that affects the style of Victorian literature and the Conan Doyle stories, but without the stiffness readers might associate with older fiction, the prose is a genuine delight. Furthermore, the characters conjure Holmes and Watson without belaboring the point or adopting a sense of smug superiority. Ross provides two endlessly charming sleuths, and Harry’s womanhood adds new depth to familiar ground. All in all, there’s an impressive amount of detail and care packed into these pages, not only in references to the Holmes canon, but also in inventive storytelling and colorful portraiture of 19th-century New York. An unexpected treat of a detective novel with a strong heroine, making Ross a name to look out for." –Kirkus Reviews "Harry and John are a most appealing pair…Frequent nods to the Sherlock Holmes canon and a blend of charm and darkness turned this first volume of a hopefully long-running series into a few hours of pure pleasure." –Buried Under Books "This mash-up of genres is amazing…Anyone who enjoys mysteries will appreciate this unique setting and intriguing setup. The characters are deep and the background is gripping." –Desert Rose Reviews "A truly gorgeous gothic mystery." –Mama Reads Blog "Greatly entertaining, fun, thrilling, at times chilling and with a light hint of romance. I have no word left to say, only ‘perfect’." –Field of Bookish Dreams "Absolutely fascinating and delightful! The Daemoniac kept me guessing with a great cast of characters, wonderful atmosphere, and a mystery that I was eager to have unraveled. Definitely looking forward to the next book!" –It Starts at Midnight "The Daemoniac is a great read. Perfect for fans of the Jackaby series and of the Netflix TV show Penny Dreadful." –Book Briefs "Ross proved that the landscape of historical New York is just as magical as any fantasy setting." –Crazy for YA "An incredibly well written and developed story and one that will grab you from the very first page…This is a must read. That ending!!! Can’t wait to see where the author goes with it!!" –Book Lovers Life
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  • Young Adult

    The Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element Book 1)

    They are the light against the darkness.The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.And they use demons to hunt demons…. Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister. Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close. As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake… Praise for The Midnight Sea "A spellbinding fantasy with some moral weight and a meatier narrative than usual, one likely to leave readers quite satisfied… Ross conjures an epic of demons and daevas, family, loss, and the turmoil of a kingdom in peril."-Kirkus Reviews "An addictive, action-packed, glorious page-turner!" -Am Kinda Busy Reading "For a world of shifting alliances and trusts, fully realized and multi-faceted characters, and a fantasy that takes place in a little touched upon setting in young adult literature, The Midnight Sea delivers on all fronts and starts off a new series of romance, magic, and a well-written and captivating story." -Bibliobibuli YA "GUARD YOUR HEART. For in The Midnight Sea, Kat Ross delivers a riveting fantasy of unparalleled proportions that stole a piece of mine." -Flylef Reviews "I really hate the word ‘epic’ because, let’s face it, it’s so overused and it’s lost its true meaning, but this book deserves that word." -Book Reader Chronicles "The Midnight Sea has everything I enjoy in a fantasy and more. I highly recommend it for readers who love elemental magic, kick-ass heroines and a captivating story." -Cover2Cover Reviews "Kat Ross creates a rich fantasy world, full of new and scary creatures, lots of magical powers, and an intricately woven plot that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page." -Book Briefs
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