Welcome to Carter’s Crypt, the homepage of the horror, fantasy, and paranormal romance novelist Margaret L. Carter. Explore love among the monsters—vampires, werewolves, ghosts, dragons, and more! In these pages, you can find information about her published works, the discontinued fanzine THE VAMPIRE’S CRYPT (all issues still available in PDF format, contact us for copies), and also links to other horror and fantasy literature.

See a complete list of Margaret’s published works, arranged by genre, with purchase links, here.

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Margaret L. Carter is a proud member of several illustrious organizations:

EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition. Visit them at www.epicorg.com.

ALIEN ROMANCES, a by-invitation group blog for busy authors of SFR, futuristic, or paranormal romance in which at least one protagonist is an alien, or of alien ancestry. Visit ALIEN ROMANCES at www.aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com.

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARTS, devoted to the study of speculative fiction in all media. Visit IAFA’s website and learn about their annual conference at www.iafa.org.

  • Crossing the Border
      Right before his death, Paula’’s husband warned her not to publish his latest horror novel. She appeals to Doug, his agent and their best friend, for help when an obsessive fan keeps telling her the stories in the previous books are based on fact and she is in danger. Doug insists they should publish the book, but she’’s determined to obey her husband’’s dying wish. When they investigate the labyrinth at the heart of the story, they cross over into another realm of magic and monsters. The experience, though horrifying, triggers their long-suppressed mutual attraction. Is it lust or love——the product of an alien carnal force or of their own desire too long denied?
  • Romantic Retreat
      When her husband, Matt, retires from the Navy, Gail looks forward to romantic interludes and long-postponed travels to rekindle the spark in their marriage. But Matt is fixated on finding a high-paid—and high-stress—civilian job. If only she could get him alone long enough to seduce him into listening to her concerns. Then she acquires a curious antique, a miniature house with the magical power to transport its owner into an enchanted space, the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Cloistered there together, Gail and Matt have twenty-four hours to settle their differences.
  • Sealing the Dark Portal
      Almost nothing Rina remembers about her life is true. Rather than an ordinary librarian, she is a sorceress who fled from another world to ours when creatures from an alien dimension devastated her home and killed her family. Now they have pursued her to our world, summoned by a sorcerer who plans to open a portal and invite monstrous entities from the void between dimensions to overrun this planet. Rina’s former bodyguard, a cat shapeshifter who was once her lover and still yearns for her, helps her true memories to awaken. She must come to terms with the truth about her past so that together they can save their new home from the fate of their old one.