Kathryne Kennedy is an award winning, best-selling author critically acclaimed for her world building and blending genres to create groundbreaking stories. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several other states within the U.S., and currently lives in Arizona with her wonderful family—which includes a Yorkie and a part-Chihuahua rescue dog. She loves to hear from readers, and welcomes you to visit her website where she has ongoing contests, sample chapters, newsletter sign-up, and purchase links to her books at www.kathrynekennedy.com
Kathryne's books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist; have won several awards including the Golden Quill; received an Editor’s Choice Pick from Library Journal; were listed in Booklist's Top Ten Romances and 101 Best Romance Novels of the Last Ten Years; and have been given Top Picks, a KISS award, and nominations for Reviewers Choice Awards Best Books of the Year by Romantic Times. So far, her books have foreign editions in Germany, Thailand, Turkey and Japan, and have made many top ten best-seller lists in America and the UK.
"A Tolkien-esque world combined with an eighteenth-century historical romance produces a satisfying tale with twists you'll never expect. Excellent!"—Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Pride Mates
In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father—until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever.
Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married.
But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive.
A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Fire Lord's Lover will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will adore this imaginative unexpected love story between the son of a tyrant and the woman sent to take them both down.
The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy:
The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1)
The Lady of the Storm (Book 2)
The Lord of Illusion (Book 3)
What people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy
"As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." —Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior
"[Kennedy] has created characters that live and breathe between the pages; a talent which is, in my opinion, a hallmark of skilled storytelling."—Fresh Fiction
"Ms. Kennedy's a pro at creating memorable characters, comical situations, a fun dialog, and an endearing love story."—Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest.
Enslaved for years in a realm of illusion, Camille Ashton has learned to trust no one. But she's truly spellbound when she meets Drystan, and somehow when they are together, she can see what's true.
Together, Drystan and Camille must solve the mystery to open the portal and gain England's freedom from Elven rule.
A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Lord of Illusion is an adventurous romance. Readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval will be engrossed by Kathryne Kennedy's use of magic, violence and romance to paint a picture of an alternative history of England.
The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy:
The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1): In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father-until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever.
The Lady of the Storm (Book 2): Giles Beaumont is reluctantly assigned to protect an Elven Lord's daughter...until he falls under her enchanting spell
The Lord of Illusion (Book 3)
"A wonderful tale as the heroic protagonists are prepared to die for their noble cause while each is willing to sacrifice themselves for the other."
"An enchanting story about love, passion and magic."
..".an epic adventure."What reviewers are saying about The Lord of Illusion "The world sings with vivid imagery and fantastic magic, and all the previous characters join forces in a thrilling final fight for humankind."-Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"While this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too."-Booklist, STARRED Review
"Superb writing and a fast-moving plot combined with magical passion make this a real page-turner!"-Publishers Weekly
"An enchanting world with characters that live and breathe between the pages... The Lord of Illusion is sensory nirvana."-Long and Short Reviews
"Exquisitely imagined... Startling magic and vivid illusion... An action-packed adventure that will appeal to both romance and fantasy fans..."-Library JournalWhat people are saying about Kathryne Kennedy
"Kennedy's world-building is unparalleled in the fantasy genre and her plotting is amazing. This is a book any romantic fantasy fan would be thrilled to read."-Debbie's Book Bag
"As darkly imaginative as Tolkien, as richly romantic as Heyer, Kennedy carves a new genre in romantic fiction." -Erin Quinn, author of Haunting Warrior
"[Kennedy] has created characters that live and breathe between the pages; a talent which is, in my opinion, a hallmark of skilled storytelling."-Fresh Fiction
"Ms. Kennedy's a pro at creating memorable characters, comical situations, a fun dialog, and an endearing love story."-Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Lyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.
A perilous journey
Amid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the Veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.
A threat that spans worlds
The last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbonded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.
Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.
"Marvelous...impossible to put down."—RT Book Reviews Tops Pick, 4 1⁄2 stars
Dark Things Lurk in Grimspell Castle
Sir Nicodemus Wulfson is haunted by memories of murder—and ghosts. He brings in a ghost-hunter in the form of celebrated spiritualist Lady Philomena Radcliff, and promptly, all hell breaks loose. Is Philomena a threat to his already suffering family? Or can Nico trust his burgeoning attraction to her?
Is it Him She Should Fear?
Lady Philomena has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood performing séances for the aristocracy—until she meets sexy young werewolf Sir Nico. She agrees to try ridding his castle of its increasingly restless spirits. But there are more mysteries within Grimspell Castle than even Nico is aware of, and when a local girl turns up dead, Phil wonders if she's risking her life as well as her heart.
"Unique and memorable...You will never view fantasy the same again."—Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick, 4 1⁄2 stars
"Kennedy brilliantly and seamlessly lures readers into a realm where magic exists."—RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 1⁄2 stars, RT Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best Historical Paranormal