A Brand New Epic Fantasy Series

Fortune favors

The Cruel

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Don't miss the other books in the Dark Maji series . . .

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Blessed be The Wicked

Twisted is The Crown

For King and Corruption

Long Live the Soulless

Throne of Glass meets Black Jewels in this twisted yet alluring dark fantasy tale.

Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn's blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.

Lazarus Fierté is a nobleman without equal. He’s as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years he’s been waiting for a woman to appear—but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.

His savior … or his destroyer.

The only thing he didn’t predict was that she would become both.


*This is a 350+ page, full length, epic fantasy novel. 

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What Reader's Say

"When I heard Kel and Lucy were teaming up I knew greatness was going to fall into my lap. I expected nothing but greatness(no pressures...jk a little pressure) and to my not surprise, greatness is what I got. As soon as it starts it pulls you into this world of magic and adventure. You get to see Quinn learn more about herself and how she gets a long with all the new people that come into her life. And Lazarus, grumpy sexiness.
I am so excited to see how this series evolves and the crazy shenanigans Lucy and Kel will cook up for the characters."

"Love the characters in this book. The plot keeps you guessing what's going to happen next. Kel and Lucy outdid themselves with this book! Can't wait for book 2!!"

 

DARK MAJI

SERIES

 

Blessed Be 

The Wicked

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Some will try to trap her in hopes of harnessing her dark power.
Others will seek to end her, deeming it too terrible to risk. 

In the end, he will destroy them all—because Quinn is his weapon, and he plans to keep it that way. 

Lazarus was warned that Quinn’s power might be too great, even for him, but nothing prepared him for the truth of it until she held a dagger over him, and he was powerless to stop it. Now at odds with himself, the future king of Norcasta must find a way to regain control of his house and secure an alliance with the Pirate Queen...before fate tips its hand once more, and his carefully laid plans are led astray.

Quinn’s loyalty is not easily won, but Lazarus has managed to do it. Now the vassal and right-hand of Lord Fierté, Quinn seeks to gain him an alliance with Ilvas all the while challenging him at every turn. With the Cisean tribes won over, and the blood heirs behind them, Quinn expects this to be an easy task, but soon finds herself entangled in a web of lies.

Forced to gamble with her life—and the lives of her comrades—Quinn must make a choice that will either save or doom them all.


*This series must be read in order.*

Don't miss the other books in the Dark Maji series . . .

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Blessed be The Wicked

Twisted is The Crown

For King and Corruption

Long Live the Soulless

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What Reader's Say

"I love all things Quinn, with Axe running a close second!! This story is unique, intriguing, and pulls you into a amazing world from the first page. Lucy Smoke and Kel Carpenter, know how to weave a suspenseful tale. Cannot wait for the 3rd book!"

"This book continues the story from book 1. Quinn’s strengths are shown various ways throughout the story. You learn she’s not just hot headed but great in negotiations. She learns more about her magic and how she can use it to her advantage. The struggle with Lazarus continues as they push each other’s buttons. I couldn’t put this book down!"

"The mystery and intrigue are still going strong. Twists and turns await. The characters are getting deeper and I love it. I’m hoping for a romance between Quinn and Lazarus, they seem to be well suited to each other. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Loved this."

The Crown

Twisted Is 

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Quinn Darkova made a vow from the very beginning.
And now she’s home.
For revenge . . .

Except N’skara isn’t the same as it was ten years ago, and the person she came for is nowhere to be found. After being taken ashore by armed guards of the same Council they came to sway, Quinn knows it’s up to her to uncover the truth about what really happened, while seeking the retribution owed to her.

Lazarus knew she was hiding something. He knew she had unfinished business in N’skara. But never could he have known this. He hadn’t predicted how set in their ways the people were. He hadn’t listened to the warnings when Quinn spoke of secrets and lies. He hadn’t realized that the woman he couldn’t stay away from was forged as much by blood as she was by darkness.


Now it was time to learn.
In a land of sheep, it pays to be a wolf.

*This series must be read in order.*

 

Don't miss the other books in the Dark Maji series . . .

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Blessed be The Wicked

Twisted is The Crown

For King and Corruption

Long Live the Soulless

What Reader's Say

Read a Sample Now

"It's no secret that I've been a huge fan of this series from the beginning, but honestly, I can't get over how incredible it continues to be from book to book. The world-building, the depth of character growth, and the visceral reactions you get from reading Quinn's story continue to take my breath away. Quinn Darkova is hands down my favorite anti-heroine and if she was a real person, I'd make it my mission in life to be her best friend. "

"Again you ladies have slayed it! Amazing!
I loved how this book started and how it ended.
The dynamics that make up Quinn have been further explained and holy crap, I love her even more!
Quinn and her darkness had me shooting my fist in the air and saying “Hell Yea”.
What a fantastic story line."

"I am living for this series! Oh my goodness gracious!!!! I'm completely in love with this book, if I could give a hundred stars I would. This is an absolute page turning series that I highly recommend reading."

For King

And Corruption

 
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After five months of journeying across the continent with her sister, Quinn is finally ready to return to the king she swore to serve.

But war has been brewing over Norcasta in her absence. While Lazarus may reign as king, there are those that would see the blood heirs in power instead.

Quinn, however, will never let that happen. Her brutality threatens to drive a wedge between her and those she cares about, but they should know she would do anything to protect them.

Caught between the wills of his Left and Right Hands, Lazarus must navigate the pit of vipers that is his court and decide what sort of king he wants to be.

 

But when Quinn pushes too far, she ignites a series of events that will either cement his rule, or destroy House Fierté entirely.

 

*This series must be read in order.*

Don't miss the other books in the Dark Maji series . . .

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Blessed be The Wicked

Twisted is The Crown

For King and Corruption

Long Live the Soulless

What Reader's Say

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"This book. This book. Oh my. I can't even form rational thought right now. THAT CLIFFHANGER😭😭😭😭 so much so she said she was sorry about the cliff on the next page LOL I can't wait for book 5 and the final book!"

"Holy cow what a crazy read. This installment can't be anymore perfect. The sooner they're all reunited the better and I've pre-ordered the next book!"

"Okay, so tell me... what the hell am I supposed to do till the next book comes out!?! *hugs her arms around herself, gently rocking."

"I just love how Kel and Lucinda have the ability to make me want to read and read until the book is finished. This book, this story is one of great artistic work. The characters make the book the amazing book it is."

 

Long Live

The Soulless

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She died protecting the man she loved. She died by his hands. And on that blood soaked grave, vengeance grew.

Quinn Darkova leads a listless existence in the dark realm. As honored guest and beloved by Mazzulah, she wants for nothing. But when Risk enters the realm to save her, the dark god can’t resist a good bargain.

Lazarus is not the man he once was. Consumed by his own grief, he’s a beast whose sole motivation in life is getting revenge on the man who took Quinn from him.

Fate isn’t done with either of them.

 

There’s still one game left to play.
 

Winner takes all, and no matter the victor, the Sirian continent will never be the same again.

This is the fifth and final book in the Dark Maji series.

 

This series must be read in order.

Don't miss the other books in the Dark Maji series . . .

Fortune Favors the Cruel

Blessed be The Wicked

Twisted is The Crown

For King and Corruption

Long Live the Soulless

What Reader's Say

Read a Sample Now

"It gave me everything I wanted, some twists and turn I wasn’t expecting and then some! In the middle of a global pandemic this was the distraction I needed"

"I loved this series. It was well written, with characters that were whole beings and a driven plot. I was continuously surprised, but I never questioned it because everything happened for a reason. I enjoy the books that acknowledge that darkness and wickedness do not necessarily mean evil and that everything has a cost. Would 100% recommend to anyone ready to explore the darkness and who comes for a story."

"I always hate when a series ends, but I hate ones that go on interminably, with no resolution, more. This was a beautiful ending, both harsh and happy. Someone at HBO should read this!"

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© 2020 by Kel Carpenter