May Dawney’s Books

May Dawney’s Books

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.




Wild Magic
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.

Death Magic
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.

Stolen Magic
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.

Magic Destroyed [Coming August 2019]
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.


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.


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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