Old soul. Nomad at heart. Hunger for tales. Head filled with unwritten stories. Flower child with a fiery side 🌺🔥

Hey! Call me Kara (that's my pen name)✨

I write fantasy and historical fiction (most often combined into historical fantasy), usually with adventure, mystery, paranormal elements and/or romance thrown in... but I wander into contemporary settings sometimes.

In my stories, you will find badass main characters, love interests who are good people, and mad, forbidden love. I have been known to stand between warring kingdoms, defy vengeful spirits and bend the rules of time for a happily ever after. If that sounds like your thing, check out my stories!

Completed 🍃


• The Gazelle - a Rapunzel retelling inspired by Mesopotamia

• A Sprinkle of Stardust - a high fantasy mystery set in a medieval-inspired elf kingdom

• In Fair Verona - a time-travel adventure with a Shakespearean flavour

Short Stories:

• A Land of Legends - a fantasy short story collection about ten kingdoms, ten quests and ten stakes of life and death

• A Mother and A Monster (a fantasy short story) - the forest becomes a war zone as people and monsters fight each other for survival

• Skin Deep - an urban fantasy Snow White retelling

• Something New Blooms - a spring-themed contemporary/chicklit short story

• Ghost Flower - a spooky short story for Halloween

In progress 🌿

• The Gazelle (rewrite)

• The Whispers of Petals | ONC 2022

Coming up next 🌱


When I'm not putting the words in my head to paper, falling in love with fictional characters or wading through the story inspo flooding my Pinterest feed, you can find me eating Doritos, planning a trip somewhere pretty or wishing I was a Disney Princess 👸🏽

Find me on
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/118858451-kara-carreira
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karacarreira/
NaNoWriMo: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/kara-carreira

Now that all of that has been said, welcome to my imagination 🌸
  • South Africa 🇿🇦
  • JoinedOctober 20, 2019

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KaraCarreira KaraCarreira Jul 03, 2022 03:02PM
If you, like me, have been out of the awards loop for a while, here’s one that’s open and waiting for your entries! https://www.wattpad.com/story/313707146?utm_source=ios&utm_medium=link&utm_content...
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The Gazelle (A Rapunzel Retelling) by KaraCarreira
The Gazelle (A Rapunzel Retelling)
When the war brings a young enemy soldier to the ruined palace Tabeya calls home, the truth about her past em...
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In Fair Verona by KaraCarreira
In Fair Verona
After an offended Greek goddess sends Kenna back in time to Elizabethan England, she discovers she must stop...
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The Whispers of Petals | ONC 2022 by KaraCarreira
The Whispers of Petals | ONC 2022
An orphaned barista's discovery of a mysterious lark in a painting whisks her off to the enchanting kingdom o...
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