Kara Reynolds adores her brother Hardy and would follow him anywhere, especially on his crusade against the forces of darkness. But Hardy has been gifted with mystical armor and an innate fighting skill. Kara is simply a teenage girl with a penchant for solving mysteries. She knows she cannot follow him into danger forever. 

On New Year’s Eve they have to stop a rampaging gargoyle, and Kara’s time chasing monsters is reaching its end. Kara is ready to go off to college, leave Hardy behind, and forge her own path. But before the clock strikes midnight, Kara will be thrust down a path she never saw coming. 

This is A Tale of Ghosts and Guardians.         

This story spawned from a love of classic Hollywood horror, superhero teams, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You will discover references to popular fantasy and adventure tales, as well as twists on old favorites.


Chapter 1: Auld Lang Syne - On New Year’s Eve, Kara, Hardy, and Sam chase a stone gargoyle through Times Square...

Chapter 2: Dearly Departed - With Kara and Sam gone, what will Hardy do next?

Chapter 3: Sharks - Beth is a chain-smoking witch in the middle of the biggest poker game of her life...

Chapter 4: New Tricks - Kara and Hardy need Beth to rescue Sam, but first they have to find her...

Chapter 5: A Wolf in Man’s Clothing - Will, a young man with a deadly past, enters Karmouth...


A Tale of Ghosts and Guardians is the first of a five book series.

Cover designed by Kaytalin Platt

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