The Ariadne Connection, a near-future thriller set in the Greek islands. Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?

The Ariadne Connection has won the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize, as well as Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction and for Science Fiction.

“Beyond the physical characteristics of place, Stamey creates a convincingly chaotic dystopia with populations of desperate players.The Ariadne Connection is an ambitious effort that draws connections between humanity’s moral compass and the well-being of the planet we live on.”
— The Bookmonger, Barbara Lloyd McMichael

“Sara Stamey’s near-future novel The Ariadne Connection is a rocket-paced thrill ride that delivers complex, engaging characters in a laser-sharp plot. [It] takes the reader on a visual feast through the azure waters and rugged Mediterranean landscape of the Greek islands while tapping into the deep roots of mythological tradition.” — Chanticleer Reviews

5-Star Readers’ Favorites review: “It’s a fast paced, thrilling journey into the future that will leave readers breathless and wondering what will happen to the very end. A great read.”

“Pulses with admirable energy.”- William Dietrich, New York Times bestselling author

To celebrate the new Global Thriller Grand Prize award, THE ARIADNE CONNECTION ebook is available at a special discount price of just 99 cents during the month of May 2018 at my publisher’s site:

Order The Ariadne Connection from:

Book View Cafe (epub or Mobi ebook) $3.99

or Amazon (print) $18.95    or Amazon ebook  $3.99   Or from

And stay tuned for the upcoming sequel: The Ariadne Disconnect



A romantic suspense novel set in the Caribbean, spiced with a psychic twist. “A contemporary thriller that combines the lure of the Caribbean with gritty reality.” – Chanticleer Reviews, 5 stars

Fiction Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year

A Chanticleer Paranormal Suspense Winner

A Hollywood Book Festival Genre Award Winner

Updated eBook edition from Book View Cafe, available in formats for both Kindle and epub devices, $4.99.  See the new 5-star review from Chanticleer Reviews:

$3.99 from Amazon  or

An audiobook edition from Audible is also available on Amazon


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Order an autographed trade paperback copy of Islands.
320 pgs., $10, free shipping in continental U.S.

“Welcome to Paradise,” archeologist Susan Dunne hears on arrival at the Caribbean island to research petroglyphs and unravel the mystery of her brother’s drowning. Was it murder? This sunny tourist mecca conceals shadowy secrets — violent native unrest, a sunken treasure ship guarded by legendary Jumbies, and a bloodthirsty cult. Can Susan resist her attraction to her number one suspect, unpredictable combat vet Vic Manden? The most disturbing secrets she must explore are the ones hidden in her disturbing psychic visions, clues that challenge her notions of truth and reality.

“A superior mystery and suspense novel with solid characters, some very spooky goings-on, and lots of wonderful writing… An intellectual thriller? Absolutely. But don’t let that make you think there is anything even vaguely dull or pretentious about ‘Islands.’ It’s a fast read, a stomping, vivid ride, the work of a woman who is passionate about lots of things.”
» Dan Hays, Statesman Journal

“A highly palatable soup of a novel… She galvanizes considerable interest from the reader.”
–Edward Bryant, Locus Magazine

“Intense and gripping… you’ll be caught up in this one.”
–Don D’Ammassa, Chronicle Magazine

“A passionate writer, Stamey has concocted a mystery here that is a page turner from intriguing beginning to end.”
–Ara Taylor, Bellingham Herald


sara b&wSara Stamey – Award-winning novelist, freelance editor, and creative writing instructor for Western Washington University – has returned to her Pacific Northwest roots after years of wanderlust. Her journeys have included teaching scuba-diving in the Caribbean and Honduran islands, trekking around Greece and South America, operating a nuclear reactor at Hanford, and owning a farm in southern Chile. Her Islands research included petroglyph treks in the Caribbean and Washington State.

Stamey’s earlier novels with Berkley/Putnam Publishing of New York earned praise from Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, Twilight Zone, and others. New audiobook editions–with exciting new cover art!–are now available on, as well as ebook editions with

“Will I pick up and read Sara Stamey’s next novel? Better believe it!”  –Ed Bryant, Twilight Zone Magazine

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