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Hi, there! My name is Grace Martin.

I write epic fantasy, mysteries and intriguing short stories that explore the best and worst in human nature.

I hope you enjoy my stories. I love to hear from my readers so feel free to get in contact to tell me what you think!

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In 1889 Emily’s family were obsessed with keeping up appearances.

They did whatever it took to maintain social acceptability. They were ruthless.

The sins they have committed will come back to haunt them…

Literally.

You’ll never guess how this one ends…

Featured Works


My Work

Mystery Short Stories

Call Me Cleopatra

Manipulation. Mental illness. Murder.

Something terrible happened, but Kelly Walker can’t remember it. She has suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder ever since. Maybe that’s for the best, which is why Cleopatra is the personality in charge of Kelly’s body right now. Kelly Walker couldn’t cope. Cleopatra has come to help.

In the asylum, life is routine. Very little changes and Cleopatra copes, but when she suffers a head injury the memories she suppressed start coming back as nightmares. What was so terrible that Kelly developed another personality to shield her from it? And now, with the memories of her twisted upbringing resurfacing, will she ever be able to cope again?

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Short Story:

The Angelus and the Angel of Death

Margit and her sister Elisabeth had to flee their home town when the Nazis realised what Margit was doing. Now, in Budapest, the Angelus bells that ring only in Margit’s mind continue to call her to her work.

When tragedy strikes, Margit tries desperately to stop. But then the Angelus bells call her again and despite ghostly warnings, Margit must obey.

Once again, Margit draws the attention of the Nazis. This time there will be no escape.

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Fantasy

The Night Princess

YA urban fantasy novellas

Juniper Green was an ordinary teenager with a stupid name… until she found out her parents are vampires.

Now, the Vampire King hungers for the powers Juniper never knew she had.

Her only hope is Ysande, the Night Princess, an enigmatic figure with terrifying powers from another world… who perhaps has her own reasons for rescuing Juniper.

Read The Night Princess today and follow Juniper as she tries to survive in the terrifying world inhabited by the Night Princess.

The Author’s Daughter series

Book 1

Daughter of a Captive God

The Servant of the Goddess of Death has never been more sarcastic.

Katie’s days are numbered. At first she thought the breast cancer would kill her. Now it seems like she won’t live long enough for that to be a problem.

Her father went missing and might not even be in the real world any more. Monsters are breaking into her house. What’s worse, her brother has returned after a seven year absence, dressed in barbarian heroic chic. Now he’s told Katie that she’s been marked by the Goddess of Death.

Her day just keeps getting better.

To save her father Katie must confront ghosts, the undead and her own mortality. It’s not a question of if. It’s a question of which one kills her first…

You’ll love this snarky portal fantasy and its kick-ass heroine.

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About Me

Writing is in my blood. When I was very small my father used to make up stories on the spot to keep me entertained. As I grew older, we shared our love of stories and storytelling. I’ve never lost the thrill of falling into a new story.

Human nature fascinates me. People are far weirder than we like to admit and I love exploring that in my stories. We fall in love without warning and sometimes without reason. We make enemies without even knowing how. We make snap decisions based on things that happened to us years ago. These are the wonderful variations of being human that make fiction so enthralling.

In my spare time I like to play the piano and violin, and knit Shetland lace.

Daughter of a Captive God is my debut fantasy novel. The Night Princess is a YA fantasy novella, set in the same world as Daughter of a Captive God. Call Me Cleopatra and The Angelus and The Angel of Death are psychological mystery short stories.

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