Realm Walker Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: October 28, 2013
Word Count: 76,000
An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…
As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.
Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…
Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.
Realm Walker Series
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Publisher: Carina press
Word Count: 68,000
Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she’s forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can’t solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.
Her gift—the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast—is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can’t remember, is anyone’s guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.
She can’t afford such distractions, and she definitely can’t afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn’t spoken to her since she saved him from a demon—maybe it’s because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.
The Making of Michael Bishop
A Realm Walker Short Story
Genre: urban fantasy, dark fantasy
Date of Publication: August 30, 2014
Number of pages: 20
Book Description: Keep your distance. Don't look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn't eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
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So one of my goals in my writing career is to be a full-time author that writes all day while my kids are in school. I’m a ways from achieving that goal and when I do, I’m sure this post will be much different. But for right now, this is the stuff that occupies my time when I’m not writing.
- My day job – I work in a prosecutor’s office from 8-5 so that takes a good chunk of my time. It’s also a great place to people watch. I’ll never write about anything that happens there though, the main reason being privacy concerns, but I don’t think anyone would believe any of it really happened anyway.
- My family – I live with my husband, our two boys and two dogs. One of my boys is special needs and they both have extra-curricular activities. I also have a wonderful mother that picks my boys up from school every day and helps run them around to free up some of my time. I don’t know what I’d do without her and my dad.
- Reading – I don’t read nearly as much as I should or as I would like to. I’m one of those people that starts a book and doesn’t put it down until it’s finished so a lot of times I have to make the decision not to start the book so I can make sure my writing time gets in. I’m as easily distracted by shiny words as I am shiny objects.
- Movies & TV – I try to make sure what I watch is achieving a purpose. There are TV shows that we watch together as a family and there are some I watch because they are a great source of inspiration. Nothing gets my creative juices flowing quite as much as a Doctor Who marathon.
- All the non-writing writing stuff – blogs, Facebook, emails. All that fun stuff. Like most people, I have to be careful not to let the rest of the internet suck me in while I’m doing it.
- All that other stuff – You know all those other obligations we have on a weekly basis: church, birthday parties, weddings, dinner with friends. That stuff.
And then I write. Not as much as I would like to, but I do my best to squeeze it in between everything else and bed. So there you have the not-so-glamorous life of an author. Well, of this author anyway. Happy Reading!
Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.