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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. She grew up on a steady diet of mythology, folklore, and fantasy, and now writes tall tales of twisted magic, forbidden romance, and brooding landscapes.

Lyra lives in New England with her husband and daughter, in an antique farmhouse that probably isn’t haunted. She is the author of the young adult duology AMBER & DUSK. A FEATHER SO BLACK is her adult debut.

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Lyra Selene Yes! I have completed several manuscripts and have more in the pipeline, and hope to publish them soon! The publishing industry is unpredictable, howe…moreYes! I have completed several manuscripts and have more in the pipeline, and hope to publish them soon! The publishing industry is unpredictable, however, so I can’t say when they might hit shelves, if ever. Stay tuned for more news though! 💗(less)
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)
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Writing science fiction and fantasy is fun, and in my opinion, world-building is the bestest most funnest part. Whether you’re writing urban, historical, or alt-world fantasy, or a science fiction set in a galaxy far far away, world-building is a crucial part of the story-telling process. The world (or universe!) you create must be complex an

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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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“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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“You spoke of sunlight and ambric smiles, of dreaming vast, colorful dreams. That’s why I came here: to be part of that world. They named me Mirage, and that is what I am. Not a faint illusion that will quickly disappear, but a desire, and a promise, and a dream of something impossible. But only if I’m given the chance.”
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