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Author: Kelly Keaton

Kelly is a multi-published author with six novels currently in print. She writes the YA series, Gods & Monsters (Simon & Schuster), and the Charlie Madigan urban fantasy series (Pocket Books), which are written as Kelly Gay. She is a two-time RITA® Finalist, an ARRA nominee, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, and has landed on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Okra Picks list. Kelly is also a recipient of North Carolina Arts Council's fellowship grant in Literature. She lives in NC with her family.


Embers in a Dark Frost - Fire and Frost, Part One

  • Number: B00A4JG8Z8
  • Release: 2012-11-08
  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * SF: Fantasy, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Kelly Keaton

The Fire Breathers have come. The Underworld calls. A choice must be made…

With her feared half blood and flame-colored hair, DEIRA D'ANU is a constant reminder of human betrayal and the war that claimed the light from Innis Fail. Now, darkness and frost creep across the land, strengthening the Lord of the Underworld. War is imminent—an allegiance with the Fire Breathers is vital. When their champion, Balen, sees Deira, he believes she is the key to finding the light and stopping the dark frost.

But the Underworld calls to Deira, tempting her to turn her back on a world that never cared and betray the champion willing to sacrifice everything to keep her safe and save his world from darkness.

Embers in a Dark Frost is a full length 'New Adult' fantasy novel, and Part One in the Fire and Frost series. Part Two is coming in 2013. The novel is heroine driven, inspired by Celtic mythology, and includes a secondary romantic/sensual storyline. It is not YA or straight romance. It is intended for a mature audience.

Embers in a Dark Frost

A Beautiful Evil

  • Number: 9781442409279
  • Release: 2012-02-21
  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly reimagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.

After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine....

A Beautiful Evil

Darkness Becomes Her

  • Number: 9781442409248
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Kelly Keaton
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * PARA: Supernatural
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Kids

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.

Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Darkness Becomes Her