Kira Butler

writes speculative fiction for young adults


Short Fictions

Free horror fiction and dark fantasy


Book Reviews

Horror novel reviews for young adults and adults too.


About the Author

Biography, press, and contact information


She dreams of dark things

The Horror Writer

Kira Butler writes speculative fiction for adults, new adults, and young adult readers. She appreciates dark urban fantasy and low key horror, and likes to write about everything in between.

She is currently completing work on her forthcoming horror novel, Wake the Dead — the first book in The Neverafter Sequence: It’s about the darkness found in all of us. It’s about survival against all odds.

Kira Butler: Horror Writer

The Graphic Designer

In her daytime hours, Kira works another sort of alchemy: she is a creative professional of ten years, working in graphic design, brand development, content architecture, and user experience.

With a background in marketing and product development, she applies what she knows to her own web presence, and she teaches other authors how they can improve their marketing, branding, and social reach.

Soghrum's Inheritance, a free short horror story by Kira Butler

New Horror Fiction

Soghrum’s Inheritance: Available today!

His summer holidays in Greece with his grandparents weren’t unusual, just boring. Sun-soaked says and warm nights in the small town of Aegina are uneventful for Soghrum: mostly, he and Papou visit with neighbours and friends, eating Yaya’s cooking and listening to stories about the old times. There’s something unusual lurking in the small town of Aegina, however; something that clings to the shadows and hides in the bushes, waiting at windows when the dusk falls for the children sleeping in their beds, unaware. It’s a lesson Soghrum learns one night, when his grandfather gives him his first set of worry beads.

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August 10, 2016 in Book Lust

Waiting on Wednesday: Orchard Pointe by Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley

I’m cutting super close to this book’s release: Orchard Pointe is the next book coming from the Horror Twins: Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley, and it’ll be available on August 16, 2016. You might’ve come across these two writers before at The Midnight Society, and if you haven’t, allow me to fill you in: this dynamic duo released their first young adult slasher horror last year, and after the success of the Harrowed project, started work on another series together. YA Horror? Check. Two good writer brains gunning to scare you sleepless? Check. Add a run-down amusement park, an unsolved murder, and a cortege of circus performers, and you have the makings of another great title meant to thrill and terrify.

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