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Get all the books from award-winning author Cara J. Swanson! To purchase any or all Kindle titles, click here to go to my Amazon Author's Page.

When Demons Dance

"Immensely gripping....a story that couples dark spirituality with self-awareness....5 out of 5 stars!"    - San Francisco Book Review


The book readers are calling "addictive" and "utterly fascinating."


Olivia St. George could write the book on survival: childhood spent in an orphanage, youngest years nothing but a blank absence in her mind; her adulthood spent getting past an abusive husband and her own struggles with alcoholism and despair. But when the discovery of a dead woman in a frozen ditch begins to draw her into the dark world of demonic madness, she will find herself fighting for much more than just survival. She'll have to fight for her very soul.

Blood Cult
Book I of the Elvestran Chronicles


'Blood Cult' is the first of the thrilling Chronicles of the Elvestra series. Set in 19th century England, 'Blood Cult' is an exciting, adventurous tale about a conflict brewing between two ancient races, the Elvestra and the Daigu. Two brash young Elvestrans are attempting to bring forth a nearly extinct subrace known as the Blood Cult, a fierce, bloodthirsty people known for slaughtering and drinking the blood of innocents. Standing in opposition are only one half-breed and one small Daigu, and they will need every advantage if they are to win this battle. 


This 2013 edition includes illustrations by Warren Muzak.

Book II of the Elvestran Chronicles

Two hundred years after facing down the deadly, power-hungry Blood Cult, Elvestran half-breed Lilim Aubergain believes she finally has life figured out. She has the respect and trust of the Elvestran's most esteemed leader, a successful medical practice, and even a new budding romance. But trouble is brewing far to the west, and once again Lilim will have to go up against the only Mage as powerful as she; her own sister, Lamía. Long since banished across the ocean, Lamía is no longer content to hide away in the tree-top city of Elvhíí Ysla and nurse her anger. She has harnessed the power of the most feared Wizard ever known and is coming out of the shadows with a vengeance. Her first target; the Elvestran's tiny underground cousins, the Daígu. 

The Long Journey
Award Winner, 2014 2nd Place Best Fiction - Kindle

Join the Seeker Khadija and her Seeker-Partner, the Gen-a-wolf Ula, as they track a thief into the dangerous Highlands that border the White River. They are to take the thief back west, to the prison of Valley City - the last city on the continent and the sole remaining vestige of civilization. Valley City was built by the head of the North American Corporation just before a series of short and brutal wars that marked final global economic and environmental collapse; what is now referred to as The End.
Khadija and Ula live in a world where electricity and technology exist only in stories from the old days, and the leaders of Valley City are descended from the wisest of the Before People. But they are about to discover that everything they've been taught, and everything they think they know about the world around them, is not quite as it seems.

Watch the book trailer at the link above.

The Kindle Short, "The Winter Between," is an accompanying story to this novel.

Kindle Shorts

When I have a short story that stands alone, I like to turn it into a Kindle Short. 

Sometimes the stories are stand-alone; sometimes they rejoin favorite characters from my other novels.

The Winter Between


This tale fills in the exciting events that occurred between the last chapter and the Epilogue of The Long Journey. Travel with Kadija and Ula as they make their way across the winter mountains far west of the Highlands, encountering quite a few surprises along the way. Illustrations are pending!

Dear Mr. Nowhere



Originally available only at the 2016 Atlanta Walker Stalker Convention, this short graphic novel is finally available to all readers! Join The Man as he fights for survival in a world filled with flesh-eating zombies. Thinking he is the last survivor, he encounters The Girl and has to make a terrible choice. Not your typical zombie story!

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