The Dark Victoriana Collection is a 5-star series.

What readers are saying about the Dark Victoriana Collection:

“Stratos is able to build mystery and tension to a combustible and satisfying conclusion.”

“Christie Stratos’ writing is seasoned and refined, and she kept making me gasp with surprise, which isn’t easy to do.”

“You will love it and…you will not be disappointed.”

“The prose is clear and concise and precisely measured: each word choice and sentence structure is well thought-out. The themes are interesting and executed through effective drama.”

“Christie Stratos’ writing is fantastic, it pokes and prods the psychological buttons of the reader to illicit the emotions felt by the characters. “

“The attention to detail in this book must be highlighted. Textures, symbolism, and words. Every word is placed where it has to be placed and sometimes a sentence can make you shiver or gasp.”

“Christie Stratos’ purely impeccable writing and just outright brilliant use of POV and tense makes all the difference in keeping you strapped in for one awesome roller coaster ride.”

Read the collection today.

Book 1: Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

“Psychologically compelling and full of depth, intelligent, beautifully written, literary but easily accessible, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart may well begin a new era of dark Victorian-era fiction.”
– Jason Greensides, author of The Distant Sound of Violence

Abigail Delilah is the firstborn of three Whitestone children – and she is the most regretted.

But is it really her fault?

She can’t help that the revelation of Father’s wretched secret coincides with her birth. She can’t help the fear she feels during Mother’s psychological – and physical – assaults. As the shadows grow stronger over her soul and the noose of pain tightens around her neck, Abigail will find out which is stronger: her family’s wicked assumptions about her or her true self.

Take your first step into the Dark Victoriana Collection with Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

Multi-layered with motifs, symbolism, and psychological depth, this tale of dark Victoriana will appeal to the literary reader and the leisure reader alike, combining key facets of several popular genres. And don’t be afraid to get addicted – the collection continues exploring the intertwining threads that weave together the complex tapestry of the Whitestone legacy.

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Book 2: Brotherhood of Secrets (previously Locke and Keye)

“Brothers in the art of keeping secrets.” This is the mantra Mr. Locke’s carefully chosen five employees must repeat together every day before starting work.

If you won’t tell them your name for Locke and Keye’s ledger, they’ll find out. They have their ways—and many of them. Yes, these talented locksmiths can make a new lock and key set for you. They can even make a special padlock for a diary you never want to share with anyone. But just remember: when they make the lock, they keep a key—and it’s only a matter of time until they use it.

Day by day, each of these young, single, alone-in-the-world workers is being molded into the family they crave. A family in which each member has his use toward an end he doesn’t even know exists.

How do the brotherhood and the town’s secrets interlock? Only Mr. Locke holds the key.

Unlock the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection with Brotherhood of Secrets.

As a standalone novel, Brotherhood of Secrets’s distinct characters and tense atmosphere create a dark Victorian experience that will stay with you after you turn the final page. As the book immediately following Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, Brotherhood of Secrets leads the Dark Victoriana Collection in a whole new psychological direction while expanding familiar characters and scenes to continue the Whitestone legacy.

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