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Above the Clouds

Marjory Kaptanoglu

Award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author

"A fresh, believable voice"

Announcing: Due to recent life events, I am transitioning from author name Marjory Kaptanoglu to author name Margie Benedict. This requires me to unpublish and republish my books under the new name. Please bear with me as I make this change. If you can't find the book you're looking for here, most likely you will find it at, where all my books will eventually find their home. Thank you for reading my novels and supporting me during this difficult time. ❤️


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Marjory Kaptanoglu’s “prose is crisp and purposeful, charged with feeling, and always attuned to what will engage readers in each moment.” (The BookLife Prize) Her YA fantasy DREADMARROW THIEF “celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can" (Kirkus) and kicks off THE CONJURER FELLSTONE TRILOGY (now complete). “Why not get all 3 at once?”

Marjory also writes adult sci-fi/fantasy. INVADER is a “rousing sci-fi thriller." (Publishers Weekly) The BEFORE series debuts on 1/10/21 with BEFORE THE KILLING, a time-travel tale of love and murder.


Fun fact #1: She was named the 2019 Literary Exhibitor of the Year by the California Writer’s Club / San Mateo County Fair. Fun fact #2: Marjory designed the text-editing software for early Macs at Apple Computer.




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Murder, romance, and the discovery of the true nature of her high-powered patron disrupt the life of a sheltered courtesan.

Set in an alternate history world in which women have no rights, Blood and Veil tells the story of beautiful, cultured Gabrielle, who lives and works at a house of courtesans. After uncovering evidence that her patron has committed murder, she plots to bring him down by allying herself with a secret society of wives who will use any means to avenge the wrongs against them.

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