One night will change an old man's life.

When a retired veteran acquires three mysterious antique dolls combing the beaches of the Oregon coast, a dark curse is revealed that will change his life - and force him to become the hero he never knew he was.

A contemporary urban fantasy set on the Oregon coast, Darkling's Cove hearkens back to the classic feel of Stephen King short stories.

"Richly set and beautifully told, Carlson paints a story filled with love and tragedy. She captures tortured emotions perfectly and leaves you wanting more." — Chris Patchell, author of In the Dark


In the mystery of winter.

Dying of starvation in the harshest winter she has ever known, Litha abandons her family to save them. And in the frozen wilds she encounters a mysterious man – the only one who can save her.

Love and mystery come together in this short dark fantasy romance about salvation and sacrifice. Award-winning fantasy author Jean Lowe Carlson explores sacrifice and love via sex and magic, in the style of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel Series and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. With a deep storytelling style and a flavor of fairytale magic, this short fiction is a complex and emotional fantasy for adults.

The Man in White was long-listed for the OWT Short Fiction Prize in 2016.

“This author has a ton of talent! A lovely, heartbreaking story, beautifully told. Take a few minutes and let Ms. Carlson show you this scene. The images will stay with you, forever. Maybe longer.” – Leo L., Amazon Review