Award-winning author Carrie S. Masek is one of the original members of Jewels of the Quill, an award-winning group of authors in all genres banded together to promote their books. The group also does anthologies together. DAME TOPAZ TREASURES, Volume II: Spirits, Ghosts and Magic is a compilation of four novellas Carrie contributed to Jewels of the Quill anthologies, plus a bonus novella, including The Topaz Locket, Special Delivery, Trick or Treat, Topaz and the Lucky Seven, and Cybergeist.
DAME TOPAZ TREASURES, Volume II: Spirits, Ghosts and Magic
Carrie S. Masek has been telling stories since she was three and discovered she got into less trouble when she provided creative explanations for the chaos that swirled around her. She now lives in a comfortably messy house on Chicago's North Shore. Contributing to the chaos are her husband, four grown children, and a ditzy dog. When not writing, Carrie (along with her husband) runs a coffee business, Coffee Fresh, Inc., which you can visit here: www.coffeebytheroast.com. Carrie has won awards for both short and novel-length fiction.
Carrie's horror short, Cybergeist, was publishing in the Mundania Press anthology Beyond the Mundane: Unravelings, the 2005 EPPIE winner for best anthology. It’s been republished in DAME TOPAZ TREASURES, Volume II: Spirits, Ghosts and Magic. Carrie's novels include: Young Adult paranormal romance, UNDER A BEAR MOON (Hard Shell Word Factory, 5/99), which won both the 2000 EPPIE and the 2000 Dream Realms Award for best YA novel: a futuristic vampire romance, TWICE DAMNED (Mundania Press, 2/05); and A DRAGON'S TAIL (Double Dragon Publishing, 3/05), a Young Adult fantasy written by Carrie and her son William.
Carrie's story The Topaz Locket is in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, the first Jewels of the Quill Anthology; Special Delivery is in the Jewels of the Quill Christmas anthology, SMALL GIFTS; Desert Rose is in the Jewels of the Quill Valentine's Day anthology, TREASURES OF THE HEART; and Trick or Treat, a Young Adult novella, available in SHADOWS IN THE HEART, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology. Also available now is her suspense novella, Petals of a Topaz Jewel, in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume IV; Magic Kisses, a contemporary romance, in MAGICAL KISSES, A Jewels of the Quill Valentine's Day Anthology, which was a 2010 EPIC Award winner. Carrie's story won the novella category in RWI’s 2010 More Than Magic Contest. Also available are Lunch at the Topaz Diner in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume V; her a swashbuckling romance novella, The Topaz Guard, in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VI (a 2011 EPIC eBook Award finalist); and Topaz and the Lucky Seven in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VII. Carrie's first dame collection, DAME TOPAZ TREASURES--with Desert Rose, Petals of a Topaz Jewel, Magic Kisses, Lunch at the Topaz Diner, The Topaz Guard, and a bonus story The Last Dance--is available now and published by Whiskey Creek Press. It was a 2012 EPIC Award winner (anthology category). Her second dame collection is available now in trade paperback and electronic formats. DAME TOPAZ TREASURES, Volume II: Spirits, Ghosts and Magic contains four of her stories from Jewels of the Quill anthologies, including The Topaz Locket, Special Delivery, Trick or Treat, and Topaz and the Lucky Seven plus a bonus story, Cybergeist. Carrie’s also has Mistletoe and Holly, a contemporary Christmas story, available in CHRISTMAS GEMS, Jewels of the Quill’s third Christmas anthology.
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