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.

  • 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.
  • Legacy of Magic
    Stand-alone fantasy romance prequel to WILD SORCERESS: Most people in the country of Saphradea admire sorcerers and wish for magic. Not Merina, who detests magic because she thinks it ruined the life of her mother, who abandoned her in infancy. Merina wants no part of the power in her bloodline and dreams of a peaceful future as a prosperous farm wife. Then her fiance, Trinames, announces his plan to go away for four years of training as a Healer sorcerer. When a mysterious organization targets Merina and kidnaps Trinames before her eyes, events conspire to drag her into a realm of intrigue and magic she never wanted.