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Kate M. Colby

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Kate M. Colby writes paranormal fantasy novels that feature female antiheroes, dark magic, seductive monsters, and spooky locales. She has also written a steampunk fantasy series and occasionally dabbles in creative nonfiction and poetry.

Kate is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard Extension School. She has won local awards for her short fiction, and her first novel, The Cogsmith's Daughter, has been taught in college courses.

When not writing or studying, Kate enjoys traveling, wine tasting, playing video games, and giving amateur tarot readings. She lives in the United States with her husband and their feline familiars.
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Vampires of New Orleans: Available Now

Vampires of New Orleans book coverIn the dark corners of New Orleans, beware of the vampires…

Whether they sparkle or bite, vampire mythology runs deep in the veins of these storytellers. A group of extraordinary writers gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the heart of the French Quarter to collaborate on a bloodcurdling anthology for the “Vampires of New Orleans” writer’s retreat hosted by J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon. These tale

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Jack was way more interested in eating the book than making animal noises. But what can you do? Lol
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Will all the books I read this year be baby books? Maybe! LOL. Super cute with fun tactile things on the pages.
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This novel does a wonderful job of showcasing life in Puritan New England, especially the Puritans’ religious beliefs, while still having an intriguing storyline. Mary’s plight to escape her abusive husband, with all of society working against her, w ...more
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A great prequel!

This prequel was every bit as good as the rest of The Desolate Empire series. A perfect mix of action, court intrigue, and interpersonal drama. It made me want to re-read all the books!
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Another captivating journey to Ambeth

This book in the series was a little short on action, but it made up for it with relationship drama and court politics. You can feel all the pieces being moved into place for the final book. And after the somewhat
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“Dellwyn: I will teach you everything you need to know to entice your father’s murderer into killing his wife to be with you.”
Aya: It sounds so disturbing when you say it like that.”
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“While I think you were a rotten father and are still a horrid excuse for a person, I appreciate your ability to mix revenge and charity.”
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“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.”
E. Nesbit, The Magic World

“Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“I write to discover what I know.”
Flannery O'Connor

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