Kay L. Moody is passionate about creating intriguing and addicting fantasy stories. With over 100,000 books sold/read, she is not new to the world of publishing. She loves immersing readers in epic and magical worlds where strong female leads take center stage.

With 16 books across 4 different series published, she works hard to weave intricate tales that feature empowering narratives and enchanting slow-burn romance subplots. Her books have garnered thousands of reviews as well as readers in 40+ countries.

Court of Bitter Thorn by Kay L. Moody

Set in a lush, Faerie world, this stunning tale of royal intrigue, magic, and sisterly devotion is perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince.

Faerie wasn't supposed to be real. Tricked by a fae prince, Elora is stuck in the Faerie realm far from her young sisters who depend on her for survival. Under the terms of her bargain, she can't go home to the mortal world until Prince Brannick becomes the next High King. Or until he's taken out of the running…

Sabotaging Brannick's chance at the crown will be much faster than helping him win. The fae prince may be charming, powerful, and wickedly handsome, but that won't stop Elora from selling his secrets to the highest bidder.

By day, she uses her master sword skills to train the prince. By night, she conspires with a rival king in a nearby court whose plans could destroy half of Faerie.

Soon, lives are at stake that she never expected. She'll have to choose who to save: her beloved sisters or half the inhabitants of Faerie. The choice would be easy… if a certain prince weren't digging his way into her heart.


Take a devious fae prince, a strong heroine, faerie courts, and plenty of magic, and prepare to be swept into the world of the Fae of Bitter Thorn. Not only does Kay write enthralling books, she's an indie powerhouse, running a publishing empire and currently putting out deluxe special editions of her work. Enjoy! – Anthea Sharp



  • "Great characters brought to life, adventure, and romance! Well written story that keeps you wanting more. A must read for lovers of fantasy!"

    – Reader review
  • "What a great story. I am now hooked on The Fae of Bitter Thorn series. So many magical creatures to enhance the story. Also a love & hate relationship between Elora & the prince which makes for an interesting read."

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  • "LOVE this. It rates among my absolute favorites of all time."

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"I'm not coming with you." She shot him an extra hateful glare to be certain he understood.

His lips pressed together. "You do not have a choice. You entered the bargain. Now you are bound by it."

With a wave of his hand, a spinning tunnel appeared directly in front of them. The tunnel seemed to be made of green, brown, and black whirls, but she closed her eyes tight before her curiosity could be too entranced by it. The sound of fluttering leaves and the crisp scent of rain drifted toward her. Was that a hint of wild berries in the air?

Before she could peek through one eyelid, she slammed her eyes shut even tighter.

He let out an exasperated sigh, but then went a little too silent. Despite her better judgment, she opened her eyes just enough to manage a quick glance.

A sneer passed over his face as he leaned in close to her. "I am going to regret this bargain; I can already tell."

Her fists tightened at her sides. She looked him straight in the eye. "I'm not going to Faerie."

"Yes, mortal. You are."