Dark Perceptions is Here!

Run, don’t walk. Explosive things are happening on Amazon!

Okay…maybe that’s a slight oversell.


The wait is over! Dark Perceptions hit the virtual shelves today!

Dark Perceptions promo banner in Dark Perceptions Release by Debra Kristi authorPart of the Mystic’s Carnival Collective, like The Moorigad Dragon, Dark Perceptions takes place at the magical carnival location and even has visits from a few familiar faces. Technically this is a prequel, but is its own story, separate from any other. 

Curious for a peek?  Check it out. Starting several paragraphs in, from Sara’s point of view…

Since we’d met, I’d come to crave Matt to an almost unbearable level. And yet, I now questioned everything I’d felt. I questioned love and wanting. I questioned the solidarity of relationships. Not that it was Matt’s fault. The blame fell squarely on my parents. They had shown me how quickly perfection could be shattered. Or at least, the perception of perfection. In one short week they had destroyed everything. Our family, our happy home, their union.

Matt’s foot rubbed against mine in one long, slow stroke, and he watched me with tenderness in his gaze.

My face flushed. “What are you looking at?”

His hand drifted toward me, his finger tracing the edge of my hair. “You. I could stare at you for hours. Tell me what’s bothering you. Please talk to me.” His knuckle brushed the curve of my neck.

I bit the inside of my lip and looked away, turning my watchful eyes back to the stars. “My parents are getting a divorce,” I said. I couldn’t have been more glum in my tone, but I hated the thought of a temporary separation, much less a permanent one. My parents had always been the ideal couple―or so it’d seemed. Forever finding comfort in their silence. Never needing constant reassurances of their love.

Matt turned toward me. The metal beneath us popped and groaned. “Damn, Sara. I’m so sorry. That’s tough.” He reached for my hand, pulling it free from beneath my head. “Is there anything I can do?”

“Has anyone in your family gotten a divorce?”

He shook his head. “Nah. But my dad’s been having an affair for almost two years. So I’m no stranger to a messed up family life.”

“An affair? How did you find―?” I twisted to face him and the blanket beneath us shifted, sliding against the metal of the car. Suddenly we were slipping in one quick glide off the hood, just like a kiddie ride. We landed in a dirty heap and a burst of laughter.

Disclaimer: There are thrills, chills, mention of drug use, some bad language, and CLOWNS. Have to put that out there.

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Dark Perceptions Cover via Twisting the Carnival Dark by Debra Kristi, author Dark Perceptions is part of something larger—Mystic’s Carnival Collective, a collection of stories sharing a common world as written by various authors. For more stories visiting the magical carnival you may look for the published works of fellow author, Kristy K. James, and the soon to come stories from author, Melinda VanLone. Mystic’s Carnival has BIG plans in the works. Keep watch for the fun to begin. 


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New Release: The Moorigad Dragon

With a life saved, one dragon’s fantastic journey takes flight.

The Moorigad Dragon in New Release by Debra Kristi, authorA Magical Universe…

Hidden throughout the worlds are magical portals leading to the secret dimension where Mystic’s Carnival is nestled. A self-aware fair that is both carnival and circus combined, and filled with a plethora of supernatural and paranormal beings.

Performers and runaways, Kyra and Sebastian, are away visiting the human realm when they find themselves at odds. Stay hidden, or interfere with a human’s destiny?

Saving a life doesn’t go unpunished.

Kyra thinks saving Marcus’s life is easy – slick as dragon snot – and a one-time deal. The resulting bond tying her to him and enslaving her as protector is unexpected.

She didn’t expect one good deed to turn into an endless chain of good deeds. Or to complicate the relationship with her best friend, Sebastian. And she especially didn’t expect it to place her life on the line.

Kyra’s dragon must keep Marcus alive and salvage her relationship with Sebastian without losing herself or dying.

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Immortals, Demigods, Dragons, and Carnivals…Wow!

Immortals, demigods, dragons, and carnivals…say that really fast five times. I dare you. It’s a tongue twister.

That’s not all it is.

It’s a short list of the topics covered at DebraKristi.com. If you aren’t following, you’ve been missing some fun facts.

Jump, pop, fly, teleport over to see what cool things have been explored. We love new company. Monday marks the debut of a new Immortal Monday  to hit the list. Love mythology? Then it might be the perfect day to stop in.

Carnivals, Book Blitz, and More Carny Knowledge


Why do carnivals and circuses lend themselves so easily to the dark side of our imagination? Is it because freak shows are so commonly associated with the institutions? Does the thought of things abnormal make you uncomfortable? *I realize today is the first Monday in October and we are due for an Immortal Monday, but …Continue Reading →

Fact Friday

Tasty Facts

Here’s a pleasant fact: Wednesday marked October 1st. The come of autumn. The anticipation of an approaching Halloween.  Tricks and Treats Most people prefer treats over tricks. It’s clear to see why. Who doesn’t like to get goodies? And for that reason we offer them, sprinkle them along the path for our friends and neighbors. …Continue Reading →

The Dark Carnival Approaches – Cover Reveal

Dark Carnival Horror Anthology in The Dark Carnival Approaches - Cover Reveal by Debra Kristi, author

October approaches. Autumn leaves are nearly falling. The Dark Carnival is calling, calling. Will you answer its call? Will you heed the beckon?  The doors are opening.  Will you leave with your life? *Shivers* Last October a group of talented writers and illustrates shared their talent in a month long exploration of the Dark Carnival—a …Continue Reading →

Twisting the Carnival Dark

Dark Perceptions Cover via Twisting the Carnival Dark by Debra Kristi, author

Take a trip to the carnival. Waft in the overwhelming aroma of hot dogs, kernel corn, and caramel apples. Lick sticky cotton candy off your fingers. Do you enjoy the lights and excitement that come with the vibrant fair? Imagine now that the earth and sky turn dark. The tents and rides are worn, torn, …Continue Reading →

Talk of Dragons


I believe in dragons! Beings larger than life with an overbearing presence. I don’t really think there are huge, fire-breathing beasts hidden somewhere in a cave or pocket universe (although, that is a cool thought). But people can channel the strength and determination of a dragon, making them a force to be dealt with. In …Continue Reading →

A Carnival, A Circus, and A Notebook

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Carnivals and Circuses―I’ve spent more time than the usual gaining a better understand of them this last year. More than a ride on the carousel… …or a trip through the fun house. I studied how they operate the games and rides when the carnival came to town (and watched the money in my wallet quickly …Continue Reading →

Immortal Monday with a Gallifreyan Time Lord


Let’s talk Time Lords. The new season of Doctor Who will premier later this month and now is an excellent time to test, or educate, you on your knowledge of Peter Capaldi’s character, the Doctor. This will be Peter’s first season taking part in the now historic role of the Doctor, who has recently come …Continue Reading →

Heracles, the Birth of a Demigod – Immortal Monday


Hercules is due to hit theaters later this month. Will you be in attendance? He is our focus for this month’s Immortal Monday. The famous Greek demi-god, Heracles, son of the god, Zeus, and the mortal woman, Alcmene, is most commonly known as Hercules. The name Hercules was adapted by the Romans and used across …Continue Reading →

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