Books

Mindy Klasky’s novels range from light paranormal romance to contemporary romance to traditional fantasy.

In Mindy’s fun paranormal novels, everyday women encounter supernatural creatures.  The Magical Washington Universe includes the Washington Witches Series and the Washington Vampires Series. While each series can be read in the series order listed below, some readers might want to read all the Magical Washington Universe books in time order. Here’s a convenient chart, showing that order.

And if Magical Washington isn’t your thing, there’s always the As You Wish series, about a genie who helps women who work in the theater!

Washington Witches

Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three.  She’s working as a librarian, trapped in a job that can’t pay what she’s worth. She has a desperate crush on her Imaginary Boyfriend. Her grandmother wants to reunite her with her long-absent mother. And then, she finds out she’s a witch! Will magic solve Jane’s problems? Or only bring her more disasters?

Read the first chapter! Buy Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorcery and the Single Girl

Jane Madison has been invited to join the prestigious Washington Coven—provided she passes their difficult test. If she fails, she’ll lose her beloved books, her feline familiar, and her hunky warder. But Jane’s handsome new boyfriend is awfully distracting, and her new witchy friend keeps urging her to break the rules.  Will Jane meet the Coven’s challenge? Or is she washed up as a Washington witch?

Read the first chapter! Buy Sorcery and the Single Girl today!

 

 

 

 

 

Magic and the Modern Girl

Jane learns a magical lesson the hard way: use it or lose it! Her neglected powers are disappearing, her handsome warder David Montrose is ignoring her, and her cat-like familiar has moved out of her home. Even her family life is in chaos. (Really, what octogenarian grandmother gets married—with orange-and-silver bridesmaid dresses?) Will Jane’s last-ditch spell restore order to her world?

Read the first chapter! Buy Magic and the Modern Girl today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Jane Madison Series, Volumes 1-3

Three light paranormal romances about Jane Madison, a librarian who finds out that she’s a witch. This single ebook contains Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft, Sorcery and the Single Girl, and Magic and the Modern Girl.  Plus, there are bonus recipes related to the story!

Buy The Jane Madison Series Vol. 1-3 today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitol Magic

Jane Madison, former librarian, is searching for a career to fulfill her. Sarah Anderson, clerk of court, is just beginning to figure out what she can do as a guardian of vampires. Magic flies when Jane and Sarah team up to protect a rare collection of books. Along the way, both women need to balance personal goals, professional careers, and their often-unwieldy love lives!

Read the first chapter! Buy Capitol Magic today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Witch’s Survival Guide

Librarian-witch Jane Madison’s life is perfect: she’s opened a school for witches. Alas, Jane never thought her students would be so challenging. And she didn’t think Hecate’s Court would mandate a Major Working by Halloween. And she never imagined she and her warder-boyfriend David would end up fighting about everything!  Can Jane find a survival guide in time to rescue the Jane Madison Academy—and everything else she holds dear?

Read the first chapter! Buy Single Witch’s Survival Guide today!

 

 

 

 

 

Joy of Witchcraft

Jane Madison’s school for witches is in session, but the students’ first ritual releases a monstrous satyr. Jane barely manages to vanquish the beast. Once the crisis is averted, she’d be perfectly happy to plan her wedding. But when more monsters appear, she realizes one of her students must be a traitor. Will Jane find the turncoat before she loses everything—and everyone—she holds dear?

Read the first chapter! Buy Joy of Witchcraft today!

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming of a Witch Christmas”

Jane Madison needs to find a Yule gift for her warder David Montrose. A pen set and a necktie would be easy, but those are hardly gifts of the heart. Fortunately, Jane does a little witchy research and discovers the perfect present. But now that she’s found it, she’s not certain she can afford it – in terms of money or of magic! Will Yule turn out to be the most wonderful time of the year? Or is Jane destined for a blue Christmas?

Read the first chapter! Buy Dreaming of a Witch Christmas today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Washington Vampire Series

Fright Court

Sarah Anderson found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court.  But after she’s attacked by a supernatural defendant, she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton.  When a deceptively easy-going reporter starts to ask questions, Sarah wonders just what answers she’s supposed to give. Will Sarah be able to create order in the court?

Read the first chapter! Buy Fright Court today!

 

 

 

 

 

Capitol Magic

Jane Madison, former librarian, is searching for a career to fulfill her. Sarah Anderson, clerk of court, is just beginning to figure out what she can do as a guardian of vampires. Magic flies when Jane and Sarah team up to protect a rare collection of books. Along the way, both women need to balance personal goals, professional careers, and their often-unwieldy love lives!

Read the first chapter! Buy Capitol Magic today!

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Murder

Sarah Anderson’s testimony at the supernatural night court might be enough to put a bloodthirsty villain behind bars forever—but first she has to figure out the scope of her own magical powers. When an ancient foe threatens the courthouse, Sarah’s arcane training goes into overdrive. At the same time, she must decide if she wants to kiss her vampire boss or to kill him. Will Sarah learn to embrace the magic within her? Or will she die trying?

Read the first chapter! Buy Law and Murder today!

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Times Two

Vampires! Witches! There’s magic afoot! Magic Times Two is a unique duo of humorous paranormal romances.  This two-book special contains the complete text of Mindy’s Fright Court, along with the complete text of award-winning author Deborah Blake’s Witch Ever Way You Can.  Two books for the price of one!

Buy Magic Times Two today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As You Wish Series

“Wishful Thinking”

When actress Kelly Reilly learns that her boyfriend accepted a role on Broadway without a word of discussion, she’s devastated. Rescue arrives in the form of a genie, but Kelly’s first wish goes dramatically awry. Can Kelly right that wrong, get her love life back on track, and advance her career? Or will all her hopes amount to nothing more than wishful thinking?

Read the first chapter! Buy Wishful Thinking today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act One, Wish One

(Previously released as How Not to Make a Wish.) Stage manager Kira Franklin discovers a brass lamp complete with a wish-granting genie. Her first wish is easy—a job on a prestigious avant-garde production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. But how many more wishes will Kira need to succeed in that dream job, especially with her love life in the balance?

Read the first chapter! Buy Act One, Wish One today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing in the Wings

(Previously released as When Good Wishes Go Bad.) Becca Morris loves being a theater producer until her boyfriend steals her heart and all the theater’s funds.  But Becca catches a break when she receives a wish-granting genie’s lamp. She can get the theater back on track with a play by an adorably awkward playwright, if she can secure financing.  How hard can it be to wish a way to love and success?

Read the first chapter! Buy Wishing in the Wings today!

 

 

 

 

 

Wish Upon a Star

(Previously released as To Wish or Not to Wish.) Actress Erin Hollister’s life is a disaster—she loses her day job, her boyfriend, and her home. Everything changes, though, when Erin finds a magic lamp, complete with a wish-granting genie! Alas, Erin realizes she loves her genie—and when she makes her last wish, he’ll be out of her life forever.  What’s a wishing girl to do?

Read the first chapter! Buy Wish Upon a Star today!

 

 

 

 

 

The As You Wish Series

Four light paranormal romances about a magic lamp, a wish-granting genie, and backstage life in the theater. “Wishful Thinking” (about an actress), Act One, Wish One (about a stage manager), Wishing in the Wings (about a producer), and Wish Upon a Star (about a different actress) tell stories about strong women, the plays they create, and the men they love!

Buy The As You Wish Series today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Mindy’s contemporary romance novels, every hero and heroine finds their Happy Ever After. From the Diamond Brides Series — featuring sexy players on the Raleigh Rockets baseball team — to the Harmony Springs Series — set in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley — Mindy’s romance novels are filled with sweet emotion and hot action. (There are even a couple of Harlequin Special Editions to round out your reading!)

 

The Diamond Brides Series

Perfect Pitch

Beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids, but the pageant say she can’t “cavort” in public. Baseball pitcher DJ Thomas gets in the way, compromising Sam’s reputation when the two are caught by paparazzi in a steamy make-out session. Now, DJ’s son wants to skip Little League to join the music program. Can Sam and DJ sizzle past the sour notes and find their perfect pitch?

Read the first chapter! Buy Perfect Pitch today!

 

 

 

 

 

Catching Hell

At age thirty-seven, Zach Ormond is in the last year of his no-trade contract. Twenty-five-year-old Anna Benson has taken over team management. When Zach realizes Anna is no longer a star-struck kid, their passion flares.  But after an accident forces the team to land a new player, Anna must sacrifice Zach for the Rockets. He’s doing everything he can to stay on the team and in her bed. How can they live happily ever?

Read the first chapter! Buy Catching Hell today!

 

 

 

 

 

Reaching First

Tyler Brock’s life is a mess—he owes community service for starting a bar fight, plus he lives with deep shame because he can’t read. When he’s assigned to work for Emily Holt, he’s in even bigger trouble. Emily is beautiful, uptight, and ready to shed her virginity.  They hit it off.  But when Tyler shirks his community service, Emily must hold him accountable. Can shared secrets save this mismatched pair?

Read the first chapter! Buy Reaching First today!

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Play I

Three hot contemporary baseball romances by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky, in one sizzling volume: Perfect Pitch, Catching Hell, and Reaching First.

Buy Triple Play I today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Thoughts

Photographer Jamie Martin is thrilled to land a job with the Rockets baseball team—until she learns she must work with her ex, Nick Durban, who doesn’t even know he fathered her child. Jamie is so determined to keep Nick out of her life that she tries online dating, never dreaming he’s her perfect electronic match.  Can this out-of-sync couple learn to trust each other again?

Read the first chapter! Buy Second Thoughts today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Degree

Chef Ashley Harris and baseball player Josh Cantor both want to own a restaurant.  When a cooking reality show comes to Raleigh, Ashley and Josh must compete against each other to achieve their dreams—even when the flames in the bedroom roar higher than the ones in their kitchens.  In the end, only one of them can win Who Wears the Apron.  Will their relationship survive this trial by fire?

Read the first chapter! Buy Third Degree today!

 

 

 

 

 

Stopping Short

Bad boy Drew Marshall will be cut from the team unless spin doctor Jessica Barnes can save him. Her campaign spirals out of control, though, when a teammate announces she’s Drew’s secret fiancée. The couple crafts a fake relationship to satisfy reporters, even as they try to resist an attraction hotter than the Florida weather. Can their relationship survive when it’s built on lies?

Read the first chapter! Buy Stopping Short today!

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Play II

Three hot contemporary baseball romances by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky, in one sizzling volume: Second Thoughts, Third Degree, and Stopping Short.

Buy Triple Play II today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Left Field

Adam Sartain has a reputation for helping out in the community. Haley Thurman is literally the girl next door. Haley dreams of buying a neighboring farm for her animal shelter. But Adam’s manager has cleaned out his bank account, and the only way he can regain his fortune is to buy the farm and build condos. Can Adam and Haley stay friends—or more—when the farm hangs in the balance?

Read the first chapter! Buy From Left Field today!

 

 

 

 

 

Center Stage

Actress Lindsey Ormond has been left at the altar for the second time in two years. Ryan Green keeps life simple—play ball and have fun. Before long, Ryan is showing Lindsey just how much she’s been missing—in the bedroom and beyond. But Lindsey’s brother disapproves, and he’s a team exec. Will Ryan stand up for Lindsey? Or will he choose his career and send Lindsey back to living alone?

Read the first chapter! Buy Center Stage today!

 

 

 

 

 

Always Right

Lawyer Amanda Carter is courting financial disaster. If she doesn’t win her current case, her career will crash to a humiliating end. Right fielder Kyle Norton is convinced Amanda is the key to breaking his hitting slump. Kyle needs Amanda at every game. Amanda needs to bury herself in work. Soon, they’re locked in battle but united by passion. Can either one be always right?

Read the first chapter! Buy Always Right today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Play III

Three hot contemporary baseball romances by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky, in one sizzling volume: From Left Field, Center Stage, and Always Right.

Buy Triple Play III today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Slam

Nine hot contemporary baseball romances by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky, in one sizzling volume: Perfect Pitch, Catching Hell, Reaching First, Second Thoughts, Third Degree, Stopping Short, From Left Field, Center Stage, and Always Right.

Buy Grand Slam today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harmony Spring Series

Fly Me to the Moon

Lexi Taylor survived a terrible fire. Tom Finnegan survived Afghanistan. When Tom literally stumbles into Lexi’s holiday store, he shatters dozens of ornaments, not to mention Lexi’s peace of mind. The only way he can repay her is to take on handyman work in her store. But “other duties as assigned” takes on new meaning when sparks sizzle between the couple. Can they heal each other’s scars?

Read the first chapter! Buy Fly Me to the Moon today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just One of Those Things

Matt Dawson, returning baseball hero, is opening a discount store in Harmony Springs. Emily Barton, who has an unfortunate romantic past with Matt, runs a knitting store on Main Street. When Emily recognizes a threat to the downtown shopping district, she organizes a grassroots campaign. Will she succeed at driving the American Discount store out of town—and Matt out of her life—forever?

Read the first chapter! Buy Just One of Those Things today!

 

 

 

 

Special Editions

The Daddy Dance

Injured ballerina Kat Morehouse has come home to Eden Falls. She hopes to convalesce and help out her overburdened mom, caring for her niece and restoring her mother’s dance studio. Handyman Rye Harmon is ready to leave his hometown forever. But soon Kat is swooning over her old high school crush, and Rye returns the favor. Can this couple master the two-step before it’s too late?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Daddy Dance today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mogul’s Maybe Marriage

Ethan Hartwell receives an ultimatum:  Marry by the end of the year or lose the company he loves. Reluctantly, he seeks out the only one-night-stand he’s never forgotten. Former foster kid Sloane Davenport is pregnant with Ethan’s unexpected child. She won’t marry for anything less than respect and partnership and love. Ethan has a secret. Sloane’s put all her cards on the table. Can they successfully negotiate a merger of hearts?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Mogul’s Maybe Marriage today!

 

 

 

 

 

In Mindy’s traditional fantasy novels, brave young women challenge the conventions of their societies, fighting secular and religious authorities to bring justice and peace to those in need. The Darkbeast Chronicles, the Glasswrights Series, and Season of Sacrifice (a stand-alone novel) are all set far in the past, in imaginary lands where magic prevails.

The Darkbeast Chronicles

Rebel Flight

Keara’s twelfth birthday is looming, the day she must sacrifice her beloved raven darkbeast or be branded a heretic forever. When a traveling theater troupe passes through her village, Keara glimpses a way to escape. But the Great Road comes with its own dangers, including dread Inquisitor priests who hunt down infidels. Will Keara find the strength to leave the only home she’s ever known?

Read the first chapter! Buy Rebel Flight today!

 

 

 

 

 


Rebel Lost

On Keara’s twelfth birthday, she was supposed to sacrifice her magical darkbeast raven on an altar. Instead, she spared Caw’s life. Now, the priestly Inquisitors have declared her Lost, a heretic and traitor. Desperately seeking safety, Keara and Caw discover a community of “Darkers.” But are those folk true rebels? Or will they betray Keara to the authorities who want to enslave her – or worse?

Read the first chapter! Buy Rebel Lost today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Glasswrights Series

The Glasswrights’ Apprentice

Rani Trader was born a merchant, but now she’s an apprentice in the prestigious Glasswrights’ Guild. When Rani witnesses a murder, she’s accused of being the killer. On the run, she must masquerade through her kingdom’s strict castes as she attempts to discover the actual assassin. Will she find the real killer before her own life is forfeit?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Glasswrights’ Apprentice today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glasswrights’ Progress

Rani Trader has survived the destruction of her family, her glasswrights’ guild, and all that she held dear. When she is kidnapped from her new home in the royal palace, she must depend on her wits—fighting an enemy king in a distant land, a tyrant willing to use innocent children to fight his bloody battles. Will Rani defeat the Little Army? Or will she be forced to join it?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Glasswrights’ Progress today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Glasswrights’ Journeyman

Rani Trader’s beloved homeland has been devastated by fire, and she vows to help King Halaravilli rebuild. Soon, though, she must choose between her love for her king, the mercenary power of the Spiderguild silk merchants, and the siren call of the Players, traveling entertainers who know the glassmaking secrets Rani craves. Will Rani be true to herself? Or will she sacrifice for the land she loves?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Glasswrights’ Journeyman today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Glasswrights’ Test

Rani Trader has finally been summoned by her exiled Glasswrights Guild, invited to test for the rank of master. She has craved such acceptance for years, and she has high hopes that her past mistakes will finally be forgiven. But Rani will be tested on far more than glassmaking. She soon learns that the lives of others hang in the balance. Can she pass the test and still remain true to people she loves?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Glasswrights’ Test today!

 

 

 

 

 

The Glasswrights’ Master

Rani Trader has fled her homeland, escaping just as enemy armies invade. Now she must make the hardest bargain of her life—negotiating safety for herself, her king, and the royal heir. At the same time, she struggles to control mystical powers that are rising within her. As armies line up for the final battle, will Rani become the master of her fate—and her guild?

Read the first chapter! Buy The Glasswrights’ Master today!

 

 

 

 

Stand-Alone Novel

Season of Sacrifice

Alana Woodsinger was not ready to accept the responsibility of being the religious leader of her people, but the Great Tree chose her. Now, two village children have been kidnapped by wily visitors. Alana must find a way to use her unwished-for powers to rescue the twins. But darker forces are soon at work. What will Alana do when the children decide they do not want to be saved?

Read the first chapter! Buy Season of Sacrifice today!

 

 

 

 

 

Mindy has a number of books that don’t fit into traditional categories.  She has also written short stories and essays that are collected in volumes with other authors’ works.

A Mindy Klasky Sampler

This free book contains the first chapters of many of Mindy’s novels. As tempting as a box of chocolates, this sampler lets you explore the Diamond Brides Series, the Harmony Springs Series, the Washington Witches Series, the Washington Vampires Series, the As You Wish Series, the Glasswrights Series, and much more. Twenty-seven first tastes for you to sample—find the novels that are right for you! Because who doesn’t need a little fun, passion, and fantasy?

Buy A Mindy Klasky Sampler today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts

The first step-by-step guide to project management for writers, equally suited to authors who self publish or publish traditionally. Topics include strategic planning, time management, tracking data, quantifying career success, and specialized issues in successful publishing. (This book includes passwords for personalizable spreadsheets and legal forms.)

Buy The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rational Writer: A to Z

An A to Z guide suitable for up-and-coming independent authors or established traditional authors.  Topics include critique groups, editing, health, networking and social media, query letters, synopses, and much more.

Buy The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Stories

“The Darkbeast” is a short story available in Fantastic Companions, edited by Julie Czerneda.  It tells the story of a young woman who must weigh her love for her closest friend against the deepest-held beliefs of her society. This story became the basis for the Darkbeast Chronicles (Rebel Flight and Rebel Lost.)

Buy Fantastic Companions today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Catalog of Woe” is a short story available in Space, Inc., edited by Julie Czerneda.  It tells the story of a librarian in a unique situation to save an entire species from extinction — if she only has the courage to act.

Buy Space, Inc. today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Saving the Skychildren” is a short story that was published in the magazine Realms of Fantasy, October 2000.  It became the second chapter of The Glasswrights’ Progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essays

UsualPath“April is the Cruellest Month” is an essay available in The Usual Path to Publication, edited by Shannon Page.  It relates the story of how Mindy got “the call”, finding out that her first novel had sold.

Buy The Usual Path to Publication today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Joys and Jeremiads of Traditional Fantasy” is an essay available in Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, edited by Nancy Kress.  It looks at the challenge of publishing fantasy stories that appeal to adults in an age that is dominated by children’s books and fairy tales.

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