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Welcome!


I love magic and words and long ago discovered they were usually one and the same.

All written content is © 2015 Peggy Lee Carpenter unless otherwise noted. 

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Welcome!


I love magic and words and long ago discovered they were usually one and the same.

All written content is © 2015 Peggy Lee Carpenter unless otherwise noted. 

Welcome to my website! I'm a fledgling author currently deep in editing, writing, and querying.

What do I write?

Well, I write about magic. Sometimes there are even wizards involved!

I write about love. There's always at least one person involved! 

I write stories about people who find themselves. Sometimes there is kissing in the process! 

Have a look around. Check out my blog. I try to update at least once a month. There's several short stories on there you can read for free! Simply look for the Short Story tag or go here

 

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Mad Baron's Doomed Daughter


 

The Mad Baron's Doomed Daughter

Mad Baron's Doomed Daughter


 

The Mad Baron's Doomed Daughter

Disa Vilulf has to go home. Her jarl desires it, the gods need it, and the 113 souls bound to her by her father’s twisted tortures demand it. If she can survive the ancient dokkalfar waiting at Vigrfell, she might be able to save the world, but first she’ll need convincing it’s worth the pain. 

There is one book currently being worked on with two more planned in the series:

The Mad Baron's Doomed Daughter

 

 

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A Romantic Odyssey


 

A Romantic Odyssey

 

A Romantic Odyssey


 

A Romantic Odyssey

 

A recently promoted naval captain is given charge of a young woman, her terrible mother, and her suspicious maid. They're on their way to England so the young lady might marry, but fate has other ideas. Soon the captain and lady find themselves growing closer and if they can overcome their dark pasts and a dangerous enemy growing closer they might find each other together at the end of the trip. 

There's currently one book in this series with three more planned:

Siren's Call

 

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Widowed Witch of the West


Widowed Witch of the West

Widowed Witch of the West


Widowed Witch of the West

Aoife is freshly widowed and on an adventure to the frontier.  Her husband was murdered and she arrives in Fort Smith, AR with one goal in mind. Find his killers and make them pay. The only problem is, the more she learns about her husband the less she minds him being dead. Especially when she finds a resident U.S. Marshal looking at her in a way that makes her forget her widowhood. More worrying than the witches trying to kill her is the question of Ransom. Will he still look at her that way when he learns she holds the power to lay curses, great and small, on any who cross her?

Currently fussing with this book. Meaning, it is barely first draft finished.

 

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Short Stories


Short Stories

Short Stories


Short Stories

I have several short stories on my blog. They can be found via the Short Story tag, but I thought I might link to them here so they would be easier to find. Because I want them to be found! And read. And, dare I say it, loved! 

An Abominable Gift - A sci fi story with romance elements. Several ideas I've had over the years came to play in this story. 

Bereavement - My husband is a constant source of inspiration. In this case, creepy and disturbing inspiration.

Bloody Work - A sci-fi, magic, corpse-y story about a man who is good at his job and the woman who is better.

The Broken Path - If you've read An Abominable Gift you will know Boden. This story comes first.

The Copper King - A fantasy romance story with a lot of rain. I adore these characters and want to do more with them.

The Cowboy - A sort of character piece. About a cowboy and how technology does try to kill the romance of work.

Erynna's Fate - This story revisits characters from Sealed with a Kiss. Kyle's foster daughter is all grown-up.

Godlike - This takes place in the same universe as An Abominable Gift. More sci fi with a wee bit of romance and adventure.

The Nots - A short little story about a mother and daughter who may not be.

Photosynthesis - A girl on a bus meets a boy. The idea sprang from real life on a long distance bus trip.

The S Story - Thievery, a curse, and a murder. With a happy ending. Pretty much.

Satan's Stallions - What do you get when you cross an MC story with unicorns? Well, in my case you get this.

The Scarlet Ibis - The nugget my December 2015 project came from. A story, from a different point of view, about the notorious Scarlet Ibis. 

Sealed with a Kiss - An M/M romance with a fisherman and a selkie. In which the good guy wins. 

Virtual Max - My alternate ending to the Avon FanLit contest I did not submit to the contest. My fanfic fanlit ending! 

The Wondrous Cabinet of Resplendent Perspicacity - Magicians have a magical box. It does amazing things. One police detective is less impressed than the audience. 

 

The December Project - In which I wrote about the life of a superhero/villain depending on who you ask. It's a love story and it starts on the first day of kindergarten for Jory Couch and Marcelina Mencher. Each entry is one day in their lives for the following year. 

Day One - Love at first sight. Kinda.

If you look under the comment box you'll see navigation buttons. Select newer to read the next entry. You can also find them all under the December tag. I'm still sorting the best way to gather these up.

 

8 Dates - Part of my December 2016 short stories work. A romance serial, that adds a dash of sci fi. Follow the story here: One Two Three Four Five Six Seven

 

Chapter Ones - This year December kicked my creative ass. 2016 was a rough one personally. So, a few stories were simply the first chapters of books either completed or not. By completed I mean a first draft was finished, not a useable draft for anything. Still, I like them enough to share.

Angels on My Shoulder - I wrote this a few years ago. A witch inherited angels from her mother. The prequel to the novel was posted here.

Citizen of Interest - My 2016 Nanowrimo project. Take Person of Interest, drop it in a collapsing Roman Empire and add a hot shaman.

Rise of the Plastics - This is the first chapter of my dieselpunk book in my Will Rogers Rocket Port idea. The books doesn't meet the aesthetic properly so needs work.

When the Spirit Moves You - Chapter One and Chapter Two of my first serious attempt at novel writing. I never finished the book.