Dark Fantasy


Lodestone-peddler Melaine is desperate to stop hustling her raw magic for a tuppence. Her rare gift of infusing her magic into a lodestone to sell for another's use and never keeping any for herself is nothing but a degrading path to an early grave.

Yearning for a better life, Melaine pledges her magic to the powerful but sinister Overlord, sorcerer-ruler of Highstrong Keep. But the haunted castle may hold far worse dangers than the reclusive ruler.

Can two dark hearts find the light?

(GenZ Publishing)


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Curio Citizen

Science Fiction

Headstrong and passionate archaeologist Carmen O’Dwyer encounters a culture she never imagined when she is collected from her home on Earth to be a curio in a museum on the planet Paz. Though treated as a feral animal on display, Carmen convinces the curio behaviorist, a native who shows keen interest in Carmen, to see that she has more than a primitive intellect and help her escape.

(Forthcoming from Inkshares, Inc. Release date not yet announced)

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The Hand-me-down Maiden

1920s Fairy Tale Romance

It’s 1921, and for Guy Barrett, “home” is a suitcase as he jumps from city to city to oversee hotel openings. Still, his hectic life of travel beats the orphanage where he spent his childhood. But when he learns that his long-lost parents died and bequeathed him their mansion and estate, Guy rushes to the small town of Wakeforest. What he finds is a tacky mansion—a patchwork of architecture from three different centuries—and a young, beautiful caretaker who claims to have lived there for 261 years.


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Katherine Forrister


Katherine Forrister is an author of speculative fiction with a love of fantasy, history, science, and romance. Her dark fantasy romance novel, Lodestone, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing in 2021, her historical fantasy romance, The Hand-me-down Maiden, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing in 2022, and her science fiction romance novel, Curio Citizen, is forthcoming from Inkshares, Inc.

Prior to her writing career, Katherine attended Kennesaw State University, and Gwinnett Technical College, focusing on the subjects of theater and performance studies and veterinary technology.

She lives near Kansas City with her family, where she enjoys local festivals and conventions, hiking, playing open-world video games, and curling up on the sofa to read on cold winter days.