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Lyra Selene was born under a full moon and has never quite managed to wipe the moonlight out of her eyes. When she isn’t dreaming up fantastical cities and brooding landscapes, Lyra enjoys hiking, rainstorms, autumn, and pretending she’s any good at painting.

She lives in New England with her husband, in an antique farmhouse that’s probably not haunted. AMBER & DUSK is her debut novel.

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Lyra Selene AMBER & DUSK was inspired by a winter flight from Germany to the US. The flight departed in the late afternoon, about an hour before the sun set. As w…moreAMBER & DUSK was inspired by a winter flight from Germany to the US. The flight departed in the late afternoon, about an hour before the sun set. As we flew westward across a ruffled tundra of pale clouds, the red sun seemed to hang motionless, bathing us in copper and gold for the duration of the eight hour flight. And in that seemingly endless dusk, I dreamed of a world where the sun truly never set. And so the shadowy Dusklands and sun-scorched Amber Empire were born. (less)
Lyra Selene The world of AMBER & DUSK is large and complex—I would love the chance to someday explore many more stories there. However, at this time my publisher …moreThe world of AMBER & DUSK is large and complex—I would love the chance to someday explore many more stories there. However, at this time my publisher has not approved either a continuation or spin-off of this series. But never say never! (less)
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“We are all thieves here, Mirage,” Thibo breathed. “We steal a thousand scintillating moments of drinking and dancing and laughter and pretend that there will never be any cost for the choices we make. But the price of love is heartbreak. The price of pleasure is pain. And the price of power is always corruption.”
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“My monster,” he whispered against my mouth. “Show me what you dream, when you dream of new worlds.”
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“You are weak,” he said. “And you are a child. But none of that matters if only you could admit to yourself that you’re both those things. Then try to be better. And try again, until you are wiser, and stronger. No one is born belonging anywhere. Nothing valuable is ever given. You deserve nothing that you haven’t first earned.”
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