Novels and short fiction by Lisa Hofmann
Trading Darkness - A Fairytale Fantasy Novel
Once upon a time, a demon from the depths of the earth decided to seek the light of love.
When human weakness destroys that love, a yearning for vengeance awakens within the ancient soul, and the fiefdom of Wildenburg becomes home to many kinds of men and monsters. A never-ending spiral of cruelty and sacrifice is set in motion. Over the centuries, wars, hunger, and witch trials cripple the little fiefdom, until one day, the reigning lord discovers that not even his own children are safe from the fiend his ancestors helped create.
There is truth at the heart of every fairytale, but a fairytale can quickly turn into a nightmare, and only one person has the power to break the curse that has befallen the land: a young woman who has lived all her life in darkness. Can she find enough beauty within the beast to put an end to the killing?
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Amberflame - A Short Story
Willa has a secret. She is afraid of monsters. She is not afraid to face them, to stand up and fight – but what if she can't win? Where would that leave the people she cares about?
Enjoy this magical new tale about dark secrets and the power of love.
Amélie - A Novelette
The Thirty-Years-War is ravaging Alsace, and Thiersburg Castle is under siege. Amélie and her brother must flee to save themselves from the carnage.
Before they go, they both receive a very special parting gift from their mother – but does the old druid magic it contains have a place in the new era that’s dawning?
And how can Amélie live with the decisions she’s forced to make when she meets the handsome Saxon mercenary, Jaspin?
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The Dies Irae Series:
Stealing the Light - Dies Irae Book 2
Young Catherine learns to survive on theft and manipulation. When she steals from the wrong man, she has to learn several lessons the hard way, but the tables turn when she finds three books of magic in an old castle ruin that seems to come alive whenever she steps through the gates.
On the other side of the forest, a secret Cine community known as The Fair takes in a refugee boy from the Sudlands. Lorcan’s magical Abilities surpass all others, but the lad’s father brings tragedy upon the safe haven.
Murder and betrayal shape the lives of both Catherine and Lorcan as they
Can they survive the hardships and persecution or will their own
people's duplicities lead them into disaster?
Into the Dark - Dies Irae Book 2
A year has passed since the Master Sorcerer’s murder. Lorcan Aurum returns to Ironstone to make a life for himself there, while Catherine Salt is forced to join a troupe of traveling harlots and sell her body to survive.
The rise of the merchants’ guilds and the Inquisitor’s determined effort to destroy the Unnaturals bring about a shift in the political balance of the Duitiscish Kingdoms. Both Lorcan and Catherine find themselves faced with difficult choices, and Catherine is forced to use her Gifts not just against humans, but against her own people. She makes dangerous friends in places where she'd least expected to find them, but the more often she uses her Gift, the darker it becomes.
Can she defeat the rage that has consumed her, or will the outlawed magical community known as The Fair soon have to pay the price?
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Gates of Eventide - Dies Irae Book 3
Some castle ruins are full of secrets and magic. Others harbor monsters.
Catherine is queen of Trondenburgh, but too many people know her secret. The woods are crawling with demons, and the towns are full of ghosts.
It’s impossible to tell friend from enemy, and illusion from reality. Sooner or later, someone will have to pay the price, but that someone won’t be Catherine. She will rebuild the old castle on the hill, and she will destroy anyone who stands in her way.
Catherine is queen of Trondenburgh, but she knows that she is so much more.
Step through the Gates of Eventide and lose yourself in the twilight of the third part of this compellingly dark tale!
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Short Stories also available in the Dies Irae Series: