Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

Kayla McGrath


Kayla McGrath is an adult fantasy and romance author, born and raised on Vancouver Island. If she’s not reading or writing, she can be found drinking endless cups of chai. The Cold as Iron trilogy is her debut, starting with This Broken Memory, then the sequel These Ruined Dreams, and an untitled finale.



Featured: This Broken Memory 

Other books:

These Ruined Dreams
After regaining her lost memories and returning to her rightful place, Evelyn is coming to terms with the years stolen from her and the losses she endured. But even though she is back, parts of her are still missing and the courts are at war. As she seeks what the Unseelie Queen took from her, she grows more and more confused about the feelings she holds for Gideon, Maelona, and Emrys. When a massive betrayal and loss turn her world upside down, Evelyn is forced to team up with the enemy. It’s then she discovers that everyone has secrets and they are unraveling the very fabric of the courts and fate itself.


Kayla is based in Campbell River.


“He isn’t who he says he is, but more importantly, she isn’t who she thought she was. Evelyn has spent two years hunted by the fae and her only hope to escape the Unseelie Court is to enter into a dangerous bargain with rival fae queens. In order to regain her lost memories and finally earn her freedom, she must ally with Gideon, a mysterious stranger, to find and deliver a missing Seelie warrior. When they stoke the rage of the Unseelie Queen, she begins a countdown to their demise and their attempts to undermine her lead them to a sacrificial town and a shocking truth. For fans of Sarah J. Maas, From Blood and Ash (Armentrout), and The Cruel Prince (Black). The Cold as Iron trilogy features enemies to lovers, lovers to enemies, fated mates, forced proximity, and the quintessential only one bed trope.”


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