About Us

Castles & Guns is a fantasy-focused site for those who love the genre. From the urban streets of downtown to the village paths of alternate realms, our stories all have something in common. Magic. From sexy warriors with swords to fierce women with weapons, we love romance with a spark of power.


Kinley Baker writes Fantasy, Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance. She belongs to the RWA Eastside and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapters. Her new fantasy romance is coming soon from Crescent Moon Press. Look for DENIED in July 2012. Blogs on Wednesdays.

You can find Kinley online at:
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Darcy Carson is published in romantic comedy, but she cut her teeth in science fiction. She believes in make believe and loves to hear people laugh (which might explain her own wicked and slightly warped sense of humor). Blogs every other Saturday.

You can find Darcy online at:
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Darcy Drake writes Science Fiction Romance, though she has a soft spot for zombies and elves. When she's not daydreaming about being a Vulcan or building the greatest robot ever, she's hard at work on one of her many projects. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her menagerie of wild books, rampaging clothing collection, and a crazy clan of fellow artists, dreamers, and Browncoats. Blogs every other Thursday.

You can find Darcy online at:
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Dawn Marie Hamilton dares you to dream. She is a pre-published writer who pens Scottish-inspired fantasy and paranormal romance. Some of her tales are rife with mischief-making fairies, brounies, and other fey creatures. More tormented souls—shape shifters, vampires, and maybe a zombie or two—stalk across the pages of other stories. She is a member of Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, Celtic Hearts, and From the Heart chapters of RWA. Her work has finaled in several chapter writing contests. When not writing, she enjoys cooking and shares her favorite recipes at 'Kitchen Excursions,' a food lover's blog. Blogs every other Tuesday.

You can find Dawn online at:
Official Website
Voices From The Heart
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Amber Kallyn is an Arizona native who can trace her family's history through six generations in the state. She lives with her husband, and their four very active children. Included in the menagerie are four cats (though there's always room for more), one snake, and two dogs. We won't count all the fish. Amber loves the paranormal, from dragons to werewolves to vampires. She's currently at work on her next book, probably running around the house acting out a fight scene with her collection of swords and daggers. Or maybe, wishing she had claws to practice the other fight scenes. Blogs every other Monday.

You can find Amber online at:
Official Website & Blog
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Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at her website. Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids. Blogs every other Wednesday.

You can find Lisa online at:
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Sarah Mäkelä writes cyberpunk, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters. Blogs every other Thursday.

You can find Sarah online at:
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Ayla Ruse writes romance in many genres, holding deep to the belief that true love is for everyone. It doesn't matter if you're a futuristic alien or a bored demon or a trapped Doppelganger. Finding that special someone is a fate that cannot be ignored. Ayla lives in Georgia with her supportive family, yet she treasures her escape time to create stories where everything is possible. Blogs every other Monday.

You can find Ayla online at:
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Kerry Vail lives in North Carolina though she pretends she lives in NYC or Rome, depending on the day. She writes sfr and fantasy and loves editing—especially other writers’ stuff. She is also a professional costumer and artist and teaches fiction writing classes at the college level. She’s an Associate Editor for Entangled Publishing. One day she’ll own a cave with electricity, internet access, and a stream. Blogs every Friday.

You can find Kerry online at:
Official Website & Blog
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