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Karen Mahoney

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London, The United Kingdom


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October 2009

British writer of fantastical things.

THE IRON WITCH, THE WOOD QUEEN & THE STONE DEMON make up my YA contemporary fantasy trilogy for Flux in the US and Random House in the UK. It's about alchemy, dark elves, and a girl with magical iron tattoos. FALLING TO ASH (September 2012), began a new series for Random House UK about an ass-kicking teen vampire called Moth. You can read more of Moth's adventures in her very own webcomic: www.mothtales.com

In my varied career I've been a professional Tarot reader, a college counsellor, a dating agency consultant and a bookseller. Ever since I was six years old what I really wanted to be was Wonder Woman, but have instead settled for being a writer which is the best job of all!

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Hunting the Dark ~ update

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A quick update for now, but at least it’s looking like good news… Here is the direct link to buy the HUNTING THE DARK ebook from Amazon in North America:


If anyone has any problems with this, do let me know. I’m still doing some investigation into issues with searching for the title, but at least we know it’s there

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message 14: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Kate E.A. wrote: "kiss kiss hooray!"


Katherine kiss kiss hooray!

message 12: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Thank you! That's really nice of you to say, I'm glad you enjoyed it. At least you don't have long to wait for book 2... ;)


Jojo wrote: "Hi Karen. Thanks for adding me. I just finished reading your book The Iron Witch. Can't wait for the 2nd book to be release..."

message 11: by Jen

Jen Hey Karen. Thanks so much for adding me. Looking forward to reading your books. :)

message 10: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Linda wrote: "Thanks so much for the add, Kaz! I found you through the Deadline Dames and I definitely plan to pick up your books! :D"

Thanks very much, Linda! Let me know what you think if/when you do. Stay in touch. :)


message 9: by L.D.

L.D. Rose Thanks so much for the add, Kaz! I found you through the Deadline Dames and I definitely plan to pick up your books! :D

message 8: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Hmm... Good question! I've never added them myself, before. I think readers with 'librarian' status add them. I guess I could do it myself. I think the deal goes in PM today (?) so then it'll feel even MORE official. ;)

Alexandra wrote: "Dude, when are the Moth books going to be added to Goodreads?"

message 7: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Thank YOU! :)

Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Karen!
I really like your quotes. :D"

Louise =] Glad you like it!

message 5: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Girlfriend, it's good to see you!! :)

Kate E.A. wrote: ":D BAM."

Katherine :D BAM.

message 3: by Karen

Karen Mahoney Thank you!! *blushes* That would be most awesome. :)


Erica wrote: "Thanks for adding me! The Iron Witch sounds super good, and I love the cover too! In fact, I plan on buying your book when it comes out."

message 2: by Karen

Karen Mahoney No worries, nice to 'meet' you. :)

Ashley wrote: "Thank you for adding me"

Ashley Thank you for adding me

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