Steel Time Excerpt

  I had the very great privilege of reading Steel Time by J.L. Gribble in the beta stages, and I am so excited to share this excerpt with all of you! In a world with vampires, warrior-mages, weredragons, and sarcastic… Read More

Cara Reads Memories Chapter One!

I made a video! Listen to me read Chapter One from Memories of Magic. Enjoy!

Memories of Magic

Check out an excerpt from Memories of Magic’s “Meet Cute”–where Olivia and Savit meet for the first time!

Changing History for Memories of Magic

Altering history is great fun, especially when real life events can easily be given magical explanations!

A History of Irish Republicanism: Part Two, The World of the Fay of Skye

What difference does magic make in Irish history? In some respects, very little. This is a world where magic is everywhere, in everything. Not everyone has enough magical ability to cast spells, but those who do are relatively prevalent and come from every race, culture, and ethnicity.

A Merge of Magic – Fay of Skye Prequel

A Merge of Magic A Fay of Skye Prequel – Part One of Six Viola Fay Seward had the terrible misfortune to fall in love with her soul mate at the age of sixteen. Rather than inform him… Read More

Goodreads Giveaway for Essential Magic

I’m hosting a Goodreads Giveaway for Essential Magic! There are 10 copies of the paperback version up for grabs, so enter for your chance to win! Goodreads Book Giveaway Essential Magic by Cara McKinnon Giveaway ends July 31, 2016…. Read More

So You’ve Finished Your Novel. What Next?

This week on my blog I have special guest J.L. Gribble, author of Steel Victory and its brand new sequel, Steel Magic! J.L.’s going to talk about the revision process, something to keep in mind if you’re doing Camp NaNo this… Read More

Sex and Magic

To continue this week’s theme of romance and sex, I thought it was a good time to discuss how I bring the fantasy elements into my fantasy romance. Often in fantasy stories, the mages or supernaturally-inclined folk are… Read More

Altering the Victorian Era with Magic

One of the most interesting parts of the process of creating an alternate history is the research. I’ve already written a post with a list of my research materials for the Fay of Skye series (and I’ve pinned… Read More