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K.E. O'Connor loves to write, make up new worlds, new possibilities, and characters, and share stories for others to enjoy.

Living in stunning East Anglia in the UK, she writes in a number of genres, including YA paranormal adventure, paranormal cozy mystery and sci-fi romance (under the pen name Arcadia Shield.)

Her writing has mystery, adventure, excitement and some romance thrown in to make things even more stimulating.

She has nine series:

Under the name K.E. O'Connor

The School of Exorcists (YA paranormal adventure and romance) - 6 books in a complete series
Ghost Academy (YA paranormal adventure) - 4 books in a complete series
Old Sarum Witch mysteries (cozy paranormal mysteries) - 3 books and counting
Crypt Witch mysteries (cozy paranormal mysteries) - 3 books and counting
Lorna Shadow mysteries (cozy ghost mysteries) - 11 books and counting
Zee Town mysteries (cozy paranormal mysteries) - 5 books with one more to come

Under the pen name Arcadia Shield:

Vortex Alien Warriors (steamy sci-fi romance) - 4 books in a complete series
My Single Alien (fun, slightly steamy sci-fi romance) - 6 books and counting
Ember Quest (hot adventure and romance) - 5 books with one more to come

If you want a taste of her series, you can get many of the first books in the series for free! If you have a KU subscription you can read all of the Lorna Shadow books, Crypt Witch books, and My Single Alien series for free.

Step into an adventure and have some fun!


Science Fiction
Teen & Young Adult
Women's Fiction

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Shoku (sci-fi romance - My Single Alien prequel)

My Single Alien. A new dating agency matching fertile human females with aliens. What could go wrong?

Vegas Munro is about the land the job of her dreams at My Single Alien. Then a randy alien with tentacles lands in her lap and everything spirals out of control.

Shoku is on a mission. Earth is full of fertile, desperate females, and he wants one. When he meets Vegas, he discovers not everyone loves tentacles. Driven by his desire to mate, he pursues her and learns there's more to love than moist tentacles and warm spaceships.

Start this new sci-fi romance adventure by meeting Vegas and Shuko. Fans of Ruby Lionsdrake will enjoy the adventure, aliens, and humor in this series.


Initiation: The School of Exorcists (YA paranormal adventure and romance, book 1)

Ruby Carmichael is your typical teenager, ignoring the unusual fact she sees ghosts. After she almost kills someone, she discovers she isn't so typical and has abilities and responsibilities she's never dreamed of.

She isn't prepared for the revelation she's fated to join the School of Exorcists, a mysterious school that trains young Senders in the art of crossing over the undead and protecting the world from dark magic forces.

In this fast paced teen and YA paranormal romance and adventure series, Ruby meets ghosts, learns magic and discovers first love.

Initiation, Book 1 in the School of Exorcists series, features fantasy action, romance, magic and mystery.


Chosen: Ghost Academy (YA paranormal adventure, book 1)

Enrolment at Ghost Academy is now open; where death is just the beginning of life.

Behind the doors of Ghost Academy, four recently deceased teenagers discover there's more learning to do, lives to save and life (or death) decisions to be made.

Lauren has a murder to solve; her own. Alex and Esmee struggle to overcome the standards set for them whilst alive as they discover love is no easy ride when you're a ghost. Charlie must face up to an all-consuming addiction or lose everything he has just been given.

Offered a second chance at the Ghost Academy, Lauren, Alex, Esmee, and Charlie battle against Deviant ghosts, hunters intent on catching a ghost of their own, and their own internal struggles.

Will this new life finally be the death of them?


Witch Kissed

A witch has a problem. Can the Thornheart witches help and will they solve the kissing curse and figure out their own tangled love lives?

Ivy and Bryony Thornheart are no strangers to magic, light and dark. When the talented witches come up against a powerful kissing curse, they have to fight to save their client, Agatha Graytooth, from repelling every man she kisses.

Human lives are put at risk by this curse, and the witches have to race to save the feeble red bloods and break the curse.

Witched Kissed is the first in an exciting cozy paranormal mystery in the Old Sarum series. With enchanting settings, characters you will fall in love with, and exciting magic filled action. Join the Thornheart sisters at the Love Cauldron and follow them in their witch filled adventures.