Pat Esden

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Pat Esden would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts.

She is the author of the contemporary fantasy Dark Heart series from Kensington Books, and the upcoming Northern Circle Coven series. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle, George Scither’s Cat Tales Anthology, and the Fragments of Darkness anthology.


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Pat Esden Thank you for the 5-star review. I’m so thrilled that you loved A HOLD ON ME. And I’m delight that you asked this question.

I’ve always loved gothic…more
Thank you for the 5-star review. I’m so thrilled that you loved A HOLD ON ME. And I’m delight that you asked this question.

I’ve always loved gothic novels, TV shows, and movies. I knew it was a genre I wanted to write in. But it took me awhile to figure out how to get a contemporary college-age woman isolated in a mansion with her estranged relatives. I was a daddy’s girl myself and would never have deserted my father if he needed my help. I also lived in a household with a mentally ill person when I was a little younger than Annie and therefore am familiar with the range of emotions that can come from that sort of situation. I combined these two things with my love for myths, and all things supernatural and paranormal, and the idea for A HOLD ON ME came to life.

But, despite how much Annie loves her dad, when A HOLD ON ME began she was also on the cusp of starting her own life separate from her father. So the focus in next books in the series shows her shifting from a daddy’s girl to a woman who is building and fighting for her new friends and relationships.
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Pat Esden Romantic Times 2017 was fantastic! What a wild time. I met a ton of authors and readers I didn't know, and got to catch up with old friends. Such…moreRomantic Times 2017 was fantastic! What a wild time. I met a ton of authors and readers I didn't know, and got to catch up with old friends. Such great events and a wonderful location. (less)
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A Hold on Me (The Dark Hear...

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Beyond Your Touch (The Dark...

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Reach for You (The Dark Hea...

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" Stunning conclusion to The Portland Hafu Trilogy: Last Dream of Her Mortal SoulDESCRIPTIONEven a dream eater can’t escape the final sleep…After her trip to Japan, the Head of Portland Kind calls Koi home to help solve a murder. The body of a p..." Read more of this blog post »
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Must Love Wieners is one of the dog gone best books I’ve read this year. Sassy, funny, and romantic, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait for the sequel!!
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Ever since I heard this book was coming out, I’ve been dying to read it (in this case that might be a bad choice of words ;) ). At any rate, The Killer in Me didn’t disappoint. I loved everything about it, the plot, characters, setting . . . The twis ...more
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Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One #2) by Nora Roberts
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
(Chronicles of the One #2)
 
  2 votes, 66.7%

Born of Trouble (The League; Nemesis Rising #12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Trouble by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(The League: Nemesis Rising #12)
 
  1 vote, 33.3%

Broken Lands (Broken Lands, #1) by Jonathan Maberry
Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry
(Broken Lands, #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

His Dark Magic (Northern Circle Coven, #1) by Pat Esden
His Dark Magic by Pat Esden
(Northern Circle Coven, #1)
 
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Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4) by Suzanne Wright
Echoes of Fire by Suzanne Wright
(Mercury Pack, #4)
 
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Outcast (Hunter, #4; Thieves, #9) by Lexi Blake
Outcast by Lexi Blake
(Hunter, #4; Thieves, #9)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Evermore (Everless, #2) by Sara Holland
Evermore by Sara Holland
(Everless #2)
 
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Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
(The Dark Artifices #3)
 
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April in Atlantis (Poseidon's Warriors, #4) by Alyssa Day
April in Atlantis by Alyssa Day
(Poseidon's Warriors #4)
 
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