Karen Ullo

Author of Cinder Allia
Jennifer the Damned

Chosen as one of Catholic Reads’ Best of 2017!

Cinder Allia

Cinder Allia has spent eight years living under her stepmother’s brutal thumb, wrongly punished for having caused her mother’s death. She lives for the day when the prince will grant her justice; but her fairy godmother shatters her hope with the news that the prince has died in battle. Allia escapes in search of her own happy ending, but her journey draws her into the turbulent waters of war and politics in a kingdom where the prince’s death has left chaos and division. Cinder Allia turns a traditional fairy tale upside down and weaves it into an epic filled with espionage, treason, magic, and romance.

Chosen as one of Catholic Reads’ Best of 2019!

Jennifer the Damned

When a sixteen-year-old orphan vampire adopted by an order of nuns matures into her immortal, blood-sucking glory, all hell literally breaks loose. Yet with every rapturous taste of blood, Jennifer Carshaw cannot help but long for something even more exquisite: the capacity to experience true love. As she struggles to balance her murderous secret life with homework, cross-country practice, and a new boyfriend, Jennifer delves into the terrifying questions surrounding her inhuman existence, driven by the unexpectedly human need to understand why she is doomed to a life she never chose.

Latest Posts

The Lure of the Vampire

I recently got to check an item off my bucket list by talking about vampires in comic books with three priests. (That's on everyone's bucket list, right?) Many thanks to Fr. Jonathan Mitchican for inviting me to join in on the God and Comics Podcast.  This was a ton...

Memento Mori: Notre Dame

…Until you return to the ground from which you were taken: For you are dirt, and to dirt you shall return. – Genesis 3:19 Notre Dame Cathedral was built of earth—of stone and wood, of glass made from sand, of metals that were mined. For better or worse, she will be...

Work in Progress

I haven't published much recently, so just in case you think I've stopped writing altogether, I decided it's time for a sneak peek of the project that takes up all of my oh-so-plentiful spare time. I've (temporarily) set vampires and fairies aside to work on a...