Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak

Congratulations to author Melanie Karsak on her publication of this wonderful holiday short read, Chasing Christmas Past. The short story, a prequel to her Airship Racing Chronicles, is available for FREE on Amazon through December 26th!

Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak
***6,000 word short story prequel to The Airship Racing Chronicles***

Christmas Eve 1820.

At Rose’s Hopper, a popular London tavern frequented by airship jockeys, all is merry and bright—except Lily Stargazer. Lily and her crew are set to run the Christmas Day Yuletide Airship Race from London to Calais, but not before spending the night swimming in mulled wine and longing for absent lovers.

Even the prospect of a Yuletide win can't convince Lily that this Christmas will be better than any that came before. But Lily’s about to find out there really is a Father Christmas.

Praise for Melanie Karsak's The Airship Racing Chronicles
I love fantasy, steampunk, history, and adventure, and this book delivered!
- Staci Hart, Author of The Hearts & Arrows Series

Mere words don't seem adequate to explain how truly brilliant this story is
- My Book Addiction

The author paints a vivid portrait of Venice, with its palazzi, jewel-coloured waters, masks, and gondolas. Venice truly comes to life as well as the other destinations visited in the course of following the mystery around the kaleidoscope.
 - Torre de Babel 

One of my favorite things about this book is the world building. It is amazing. I could easily envision the airships, the airship towers, sky pirates, and the elaborate dress and contraptions. . .I absolutely loved it!
- Gin's Book Notes


Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens by Melanie Karsak Now Available

Congratulations to author Melanie Karsak. The first novel in her new series, Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens, is now available on

Praise for Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens:

Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens is a unique story of Lady Macbeth long before she becomes Lord Macbeth's queen...It's filled with fantasy and magic and a slew of unique characters who add character to this story.
- Twisted Book Junkie

I especially love it when an author makes you feel for that villain, see that villain as human, that that person is not just pure evil. And wow...Melanie Karsak does not disappoint
- A TiffyFit's Book Blog

I found myself sucked in, and unable to put the story down no matter what interruptions tried to steal my attention. This is not always the case when I read, but the way Melanie Karsak writes this story, I just had to finish it and find out what happens .
- Chandra Haun, Unabridged Bookshelf

I would completely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys books told from the villains point of view of enjoys historical fiction with a touch of fantasy!!!
- Michelle, Adventures in Bookland

Novel Description:

Something wicked this way comes . . .

Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Macbeth’s queen, ancient forces claim her soul.

Marked from birth by the old gods, Gruoch is initiated into the ancient religion of her ancestors and begins learning the mysteries of the Goddess Cerridwen. But not everything is as it seems. Soon the Battle Goddess Morrigu imposes her will, and Gruoch finds herself at the mercy of the Wyrd Sisters.

With King Malcolm plotting, the Wyrd Sisters schooling her in arcane craft, and haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch feels her fate is not her own. That is, until she meets a druid named Banquo. Gruoch’s heart is swept away when Banquo awakens something in her more powerful than duty, magic, or destiny: love.

This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work leads readers through an unforgettable saga of one woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

Begin the Saga with Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens.