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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.…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 Dreaming in technicolor. Sword fights. Imagining impossible worlds. Villainous monologues. Getting lost, and then finding your way home. Kissing…moreDreaming in technicolor. Sword fights. Imagining impossible worlds. Villainous monologues. Getting lost, and then finding your way home. Kissing scenes. Raging against the dying of the light. Killing your darlings.

Getting so deep inside yourself you find something you did not know was there.(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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“I curled my hands into fists, and made myself a promise. If this world liked games, then I’d learn the rules. If intrigue bought friends, then I’d collect secrets. If Dowser could teach me to control the kaleidoscope of colors blooming like jeweled flowers from my fingertips, then I’d endure the tabak stench of his gloomy chambers. I would not falter.”
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