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Serena J. Bishop – Dreams

Serena J. Bishop – Dreams

The mind has a heart of its own.

Aurora’s life is perfectly mundane. She has a job she hates, an ex that ran her out of her hometown, and the highlight of her week is Monday breakfast with her best friend. That changes when Aurora starts dreaming of a woman who can’t remember her own name. A woman who Aurora falls head over heels for. She knows the romance that develops between them isn’t real, but the dreams make life so much better that she hurries to bed every night…until she discovers that her dream woman isn’t imaginary. Her name is Leela and she is in a coma.

Aurora must risk everything—her job, apartment, friends, and her sanity—to save Leela, a woman she’s only ever met in her mind. But in order to help, Aurora must convince Leela’s neurologist and parents that she and Leela have a bond that transcends the physical plane.

Can Aurora fight through a progressively nightmarish landscape to wake Leela? And if Leela wakes, will she recognize Aurora as the one who saved her? As the one Leela said she loved? Their dream-relationship might not be real, but if there is any possibility of making her dreams come true, Aurora has to try.

Dreams is a sweet lesfic romance about a love that defies the laws of physics.

Release date: September 10th

May Dawney – Wild Magic

May Dawney – Wild Magic

It only takes one to upset the balance of magic.

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages. Their ultimate goal: to seal the Veil and end the plague of magic.

The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland’s second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She’s dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania’s wild magic under control.

Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.

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May Dawney – Death Magic

May Dawney – Death Magic

It only takes one to upset the balance of magic.

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages. Their ultimate goal: to seal the Veil and end the plague of magic.

The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

What do you do when a mage tells you to jump? When you’re a painfully shy teenager, you ask how high. That’s how Claire Mitchell ends up a pawn in a war that is far beyond her understanding. She’s stuck in London while she shares her body with the spirit of the long-deceased medium Madame Petrovna Stravinsky. The only support she has in her new life is Alena Senna, her attendant, whose job it is to keep Claire’s body and mind in one piece during the course of her servitude.

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May Dawney – Stolen Magic

May Dawney – Stolen Magic

It only takes one to upset the balance of magic.

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages. Their ultimate goal: to seal the Veil and end the plague of magic.

The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

Viktoria Wagner hasn’t always been the prototypical Inquisitio member. For one, she was born with the ability to channel magic and she spent much of her teenage years exploring her powers. A good twenty years and a few hard lessons later, Viktoria has only her high position within the Inquisitio left. She abandoned her magic in the hopes of pleasing her father, who has long since passed away.

When the wild mage manifests, it falls to Viktoria to hunt her down in the knowledge that the Inquisitio might have forgiven her youthful transgressions, but they will not forgive another. Viktoria either brings the wild mage before the Court of Judges, or the Wagner name will be disgraced, and Viktoria will go to any length to prevent that from happening.

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May Dawney – Magic Destroyed

May Dawney – Magic Destroyed

It only takes one to upset the balance of magic.

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages. Their ultimate goal: to seal the Veil and end the plague of magic.

The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

All dice have been cast and Ania and Claire have lives on the line. Viktoria has her family name to uphold. The German Alps become the stage for an impossible choice: Preserve the Veil and wage war with the Inquisitio or seal it so the Otherworld will be forever beyond reach.

If five women on widely different sides of quickly unraveling events can come together, there might be a third choice. Will the world survive the manic plans of an untrained wild mage?

They’ll find out one way or another.

Coming December 2019

May Dawney – Departure

May Dawney – Departure

Get ready for a mad dash to freedom.

Kari McCaine is a descendant of the ISF Aurora crew. The human spacecraft crash-landed on the planet Radan over a century ago, and Kari was born and grew up in the shadow of the downed ship. Her generation’s goal? Prepare the Aurora for flight—and escape.

Standing between Kari and her mission to unshackle the Aurora are mechbots, faulty technology, and a broken heart. Will she survive long enough to complete her mission and send everyone she’s ever known back into space? Can she cope with losing Mara forever? Will Radan’s native species, the Auent, kill her before she can find out?

“Departure” is a stand-alone sci-fi lesfic short story with themes of survival and romance.

May Dawney – Everbight

May Dawney – Everbight

Ever since the Surge, life in Everbight has been different. Aesling—animals imbued with human levels of intelligence—have claimed large sections of the city as their own and the call for more rights and privileges for humans has increased with every generation. Tensions between predatory aesling and prey aesling worsen as the city runs out of place to house them apart from each other. Humaens, descendants of the humans caught in the blast radius of the Surge, hide their powers for fear of retaliation, although there are factions eager for a new Surge and the power it might bring.

Maya has made it her mission in life to stay away from all of Everbight’s politics. She has a small apartment, a job, and she doesn’t need anything or anyone else. That is, until a ghost from her past lets himself into her home and turns her life upside-down. While trying to keep Clem from being assassinated by an aeslthing dagger, she becomes entangled in not only the terrorist plans of the Human Superiority Alliance, but stumbles into the middle of a brewing aesling civil war. Things become much more complicated when an enigmatic stranger discovers that Maya is humaen like her and the key to opening the portal between Everbight and great power.

Can Maya defuse the brewing storm within Everbight’s walls and keep alive the people she comes to love? One thing is certain: Everbight and Maya’s life will never be the same.

Coming 2020

May Dawney – Hack Your Writing

May Dawney – Hack Your Writing

Seven Search Function Fixes That Instantly Elevate Your Manuscript

Writing is a skill that requires constant fostering in order to improve. Especially when you are just starting out, it’s easy to teach yourself practices that will hinder your progress later on.

This guide aims to improve your skills as a writer, as well as help you elevate any manuscripts you have already written by teaching you how to hack away vain poet violations, hungry narrators, frankensteinian body parts, as well as four other issues a search function query can fix.

Hack Your Writing was written by author, editor, and publisher May Dawney. It’s based upon her experiences gathered while working with developing authors across the globe. This guide is a must-have for every budding author eager to make the next step in their writing career and get their manuscript ready for publication.

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Kate Lawson – Loving Henry

Kate Lawson – Loving Henry

Henry’s mother gave him up for adoption and although he’s been the most loved boy in the world, he always wondered why his birth mother gave him away.

Elizabeth wanted a son, a little man to dote upon, but she always worried he would leave her one day, like the man she had intended to be his father.

Rachel had to give her son up for adoption, just like her mother gave her up when she was born, but she always wondered, what if…?

A chance encounter changes their lives forever and brings to light emotions all three have been trying to suppress. Can they all move on now their lives are entangled, especially when they’re all holding on to the secrets in their past?

Loving Henry is a novel about the search for identity and purpose, and an examination of the true meaning of family.

 

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