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Individual Author Record

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Name:  P.C. Cast  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Watseka, Illinois

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She was born in Watseka, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cast is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She served in the US Air Force and has taught high school and college level English. Cast also writes a series of Young Adult books with her daughter Kristin Cast - the House of Night series.


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Titles At Your Library

Elphame's Choice
ISBN: 0373210159

Harlequin Teen. 2009

Elphame, the child of a human and a centaur, leaves home and sets out to restore the ruined Castle MacCallan, where she falls in love with Lachlan, who is half human, half Fomorian, but their love faces many obstacles.

Brighid's Quest
ISBN: 0373802420

Luna. 2005

When she discovers her true destiny at the hands of the Great Goddess Epona, centaur Brighid Dhianna, heeding the call of her Shaman blood, must make a choice that could not only impact her friendship with the humans of Clan MacCallan, but affect her own centaur herd--and the world. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Mysteria
ISBN: 0425211061

Berkley. 2006

Meet the women of Mysteria—and the creatures they fall for—in four stories of paranormal passion from four New York Times bestselling authors.

Located in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, Mysteria is a place where the supernatural co-exists with the natural. It’s a town of bewitching seduction, dark magic, and sensual demons...

In

MaryJanice Davidson’s “Alone Wolf,”

Charlene Houtenan is the voluptuous local realtor, who knows a hot property when she sees one. And when a new werewolf appears in town, she’s going to make a move he can’t resist...


In P. C. Cast's

“Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were) Wolf,"

Candice Cox

may be Mysteria High’s sexiest teacher, but after five husbands, she’s burnt out on romance. Until a former student—a drool-worthy werewolf—makes her howl at the moon…

In Gena Showalter's

“The Witches of Mysteria and the Dead Who Love Them,"

Genevieve Tawdry

is a witch with a bad case of unrequited love for the owner of the local bar. But is his sudden change of heart the result of a love potion—or a literally breathtaking passion?


In Susan Grant's “Mortal in Mysteria,”

Harmony Faithfull is the new minister in town. She’s having a crisis of faith—in herself—until she finds a buck-naked man in her garden, a former demon who unleashes the devil inside her...






Warrior Rising (Goddess Summoning, Book 6)
ISBN: 0425221377

Berkley. 2008

In a bid to end the Trojan War, three powerful goddesses try to tame the incomparable warrrior Achilles with the love of a modern woman in this Goddess Summoning novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast...

Goddesses Hera, Athena, and Venus have had it up to here with the Trojan War. So much devastation—all because of some silly male egos. The worst of the bunch is Achilles, the Greek champion whose powers have made him practically invincible. To stop him would be to end the war. But the only way to stop a man like Achilles is to distract him—with something far more pleasurable than combat.


The three goddesses seize their chance when a twenty-first-century beauty named Kat and her best friend perish in a car crash in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In no time, they shift the friends’ souls into the bodies of a Trojan princess and her handmaiden, having no doubt that Kat will catch Achilles’s attention. But time will only tell if her independent, fiery spirit can match the unquenchable fire of his epic rage...

Goddess By Mistake
ISBN: 1930709323

Hawk Publishing Group. 2001

Goddess by Mistake is a fun and exciting fantasy novel about Shannon Parker, a high school teacher who is transported to an ancient Celtic world and transformed into the High Priestess of the Goddess Epona-a position that puts her right in the middle of a global conflict against the evil demonic Fomorians.

Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning, Book 1)
ISBN: 0425226883

Berkley. 2008

New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series...

Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work?


When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…

Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning, Book 2)
ISBN: 0425227081

Berkley. 2008

To save her failing bakery, Lina trades souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring--and starts falling for hunky Hades.

Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning, Book 3)
ISBN: 042522709X

Berkley. 2008

When hardworking Pamela Smythe whispers her wish for a god-like man, she never expects to find one--especially not in Vegas. But the goddess Artemis has dared her twin handsome brother Apollo to change all that.

Goddess of the Rose (Goddess Summoning, Book 4)
ISBN: 0425227103

Berkley. 2009

From the New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series-a passionate paranormal delight...

Empousai family roses have bloomed for centuries, thanks to the drops of blood their women sacrifice for their gardens. But Mikki would rather forget this family quirk and lead a normal life. Until she unwittingly performs a ritual, ending up in the strangely familiar Realm of the Rose. As its goddess Hecate reveals, Mikki is a priestess-and the Realm's been waiting for her...

Long ago, an enraged Hecate cursed her guardian beast and the entire Realm with a slumber only a priestess can undo-and she's counting on Mikki. The beast at first terrifies Mikki-but soon intrigues her more than any man ever has. But the only way he and the Realm can be saved is for Mikki to sacrifice her life-giving blood-and herself...

Marked (House of Night, Book 1)
ISBN: 0312360266

St. Martin's Griffin. 2007

The House of Night series by bestselling authors P.C Cast and Kristin Cast is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Betrayed (A House of Night)
ISBN: 0312360282

St. Martin's Griffin. 2007

Betrayed, the second installment in the bestselling House of Night series from P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, is dark and sexy, and as thrilling as it is utterly shocking.

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey's old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

Chosen (House of Night, Book 3)
ISBN: 0312360304

St. Martin's Griffin. 2008

Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" (Romantic Times), in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn't get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey's horrid step-father in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth…

Chosen is the third in the House of Night series by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

Untamed (House of Night, Book 4)
ISBN: 0312379838

St. Martin's Griffin. 2008

Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel. (Recommended for readers age 13 and older)

Hunted (House of Night, Book 5)
ISBN: 031237982X

St. Martin's Griffin. 2009

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Tempted (House of Night, Book 6)
ISBN: 0312567480

St. Martin's Griffin. 2009

So…you'd think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark's life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn't go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.


Awards

-- Laurel Wreath Award for Excellence in Published Romance Fiction, Prism Award adn Holt Medallion for best paranormal romance for Goddess by MistakeOklahoma Book AwardAmerican Library's Association's Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Pick for Reluctant ReadersRomantic Times Online Reviewers' Choice Award