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Cover image of the book 'The Thief On The Winged Horse' by author Kate Mascarenhas

Okay! So the lovely Vicky, representing Head Of Zeus, is really running ahead of herself with this great new book!

The Blog Tour won’t be happening until November 2020, so I am going to work on my review good and early, as this one is way outside the genres I would usually read.

However I found the premise of the book so intriguing that I decided to jump right in and grab my copy! That lovely cover art certainly also played some small part in my decision, along with the fact that the author has a career history which encompasses both bookbinding and doll’s house making, professions which I find really interesting.

The book is not available for general release until 12th November 2020, however you can pre-order your copy at  Amazon.co.uk

Unfortunately, as of today’s date, the book is not yet available from Amazon in the US, although I am sure it is only a matter of time, as all of Kate’s previous books are also available Stateside.


Cover image of the book 'The Thief On The Winged Horse' by author Kate MascarenhasA dazzling mixture of crime, romance, magic and myth

The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls since the early 1800s. But their dolls aren’t coveted for the craftmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. A magic that can make you feel bucolic bliss or consuming paranoia at a single touch. Though founded by sisters, now only men may know the secrets of the workshop.

Persephone Kendrick longs to break tradition and learn the family craft, and when a handsome stranger arrives claiming doll-making talent and a blood tie to the Kendricks, she sees a chance to grasp all she desires.

But then, one night, the family’s most valuable doll is stolen. Only someone with knowledge of magic could have taken her. Only a Kendrick could have committed this crime…


Image of author Kate MascarenhusKate Mascarenhas writes fiction.

Born in 1980, she is of mixed heritage (white Irish father, brown British mother) and has family in Ireland and the Republic of Seychelles.

She studied English at Oxford and Applied Psychology at Derby. Her PhD, in literary studies and psychology, was completed at Worcester.

Since 2017 Kate has been a chartered psychologist. Previously she has been an advertising copywriter, bookbinder, and doll’s house maker. She lives in the English midlands with her partner.

Keep up with Kate’s news at her website

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“The most challenging thing about writing a book is sending it out into the world. I enjoy all stages of researching and drafting and editing. But once it’s published, it belongs to everybody else.”

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