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Stephanie Burgis

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Lansing, Michigan, The United States
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I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our sons, "Mr Darcy" and "Baby X", and our crazy-sweet border collie mix, Maya. My MG Regency fantasy trilogy was published in the US as the KAT, INCORRIGIBLE trilogy and in the UK as THE UNLADYLIKE ADVENTURES OF KAT STEPHENSON. I've just added a YA novella to the trilogy, COURTING MAGIC (set five years after the events of Book 3). I also have an adult historical fantasy novel, MASKS AND SHADOWS, forthcoming from Pyr Books in 2016, and I've published more than thirty short stories in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and podcasts.

I only rate and review the books that I like, which is why all of my ratings are 4 or 5 stars.


Last night was a rough night. MrD had the worst nightmare of his life, so I ended up staying with him for about 40 minutes in the middle of the night, helping him to feel safe, and then Toddler X woke up for good at 5:16. Add in hard rain from a dark gray sky, and I was feeling pretty zonked & zombie-ish this morning - and far more tempted to spend my child-free morning pointlessly surfing... Read more of this blog post »
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SWORD is a rich, romantic, immersive and intensely emotional high fantasy novel, and oh, did I love it by the end. Stylistically, it reminded me a bit of Robin McKinley's Damar novels and a bit of Sherwood Smith, but as a story, it went to
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“I was twelve years of age when I cut my hair short, became a highwayman, and captured husbands for both of my sisters.

I could hardly wait to find out what would happen next.”
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“For me, Mama's cabinet had been full of mysteries and secrets to be puzzled out, like an adventure. For them it had been full of memories. And I had broken all of them.”
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“I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.

I made it almost to the end of my front garden.”
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message 15: by Mary

Mary Stephanie wrote: "Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible!

My personal favorite Heyer novels (each of them quite different from each other) are The Talisman Ring (my top favorite!), Devil's Cub, and Faro's Daughter..."


Thank you! I've added them. I'm surprised it's taken me so long to read her, as I've heard so many good things about her writing for years. So much to read, so little time!


Stephanie Mary wrote: "Really enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie! I can't wait to read book two! I'm so glad Sara recommended it to me. If you have any Georgette Heyer recs, I'd love to know where to start!"

Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible!

My personal favorite Heyer novels (each of them quite different from each other) are The Talisman Ring (my top favorite!), Devil's Cub, and Faro's Daughter. The nice thing is, there was so much variety in her writing, if you try different novels of hers, you're almost sure to find at least one that clicks!


message 13: by Mary

Mary Really enjoyed Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie! I can't wait to read book two! I'm so glad Sara recommended it to me. If you have any Georgette Heyer recs, I'd love to know where to start!


Stephanie Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Thanks to you too, Christine.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Stephanie Ivanna wrote: "Just received "A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK" in the post today.! :) I'm so excited to read it.! :) Thank you so much.! :)"

I really hope you enjoy A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK and A TANGLE OF MAGICKS! :)


Ivanna Just received "A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK" in the post today.! :) I'm so excited to read it.! :) Thank you so much.! :)


Amy Louise Your welcome! It's a brilliant book. Hope you enjoy it =]


William O'Brien Hi Stephanie - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William


Stephanie No problem, Ashley! I love trading book recommendations here (and I think we share a lot of favorite authors).


Ashley S. Thank you for adding me


Stephanie Thanks so much, Kate! Reading your comment made me really happy. :)


message 3: by Kate

Kate I absolutely adored A Most Improper Magick. But you already know that since I've been gushing about it on Twitter. ;)

US people, A Most Improper Magick is a book you should get next year, I highly recommend it!

UKers, it comes out in August, you have to read it!! <3


Stephanie Good to see you too, Liz! I've gotten so addicted to Goodreads... ;)



message 1: by Liz

Liz Good to see you here!
:D


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