Of all the beings that have lived on Earth, what if just a few had the power to make new realities, according to their desires? What would they create? The Second Emanation. A shadow world where ancient creatures persist, where humanity’s dominance is far less certain, where wonder competes with horror. A world like an autumn forest, its realities as multiple and layered as fallen leaves. The world that gives us our gods.
In Becca Mills’s Emanations series, this strange and magical world crosses paths with a seemingly ordinary young woman from the American Midwest. It’ll never be the same again.
Book 1: Nolander (2012)
Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble. She’s taking pictures of things she can’t see, things that aren’t human. Beth has her own dreams, but people like her don’t get to go free. She’s seized by a dangerous organization dedicated to keeping Earth’s shadow world — and its frightening inhabitants — a secret. Forced into otherworldly politics and uncertain whom to trust, Beth must come to terms with a radically altered future — one in which her own humanity seems to be slipping away. Available as an ebook just about everywhere. Reviews: Banned Sorcery, Bookingly Yours, Dragon’s Inkpot, Geeky Girl Reviews, The LL Book Review, My Guilty Obsession, Penguins and Kittens, Readers’ Favorite, Twisting the Lens
Book 2: Solatium (2014)
Beth Ryder’s dangerously sexy and seemingly all-powerful boss has disappeared, leaving an increasingly desperate group of Nolanders — and one inept Second — in charge of policing other-worldly activity across much of North America. What better time for a legendary monster to emerge from the Second Emanation and make New York City its hunting ground? But little does Beth know that dealing with the voracious Thirsting Ground will pale in comparison to a shocking betrayal that threatens to destroy her new life among the Nolanders.
“Theriac,” a short story (2014)
Back in Dorf, Wisconsin, Beth Ryder’s good-hearted but emotionally fragile friend, Callie McCallister, struggles with her demons during the first Christmas season following Beth’s departure.
“Theriac” is a free short story. It’s set between Solatium and the next novel in the series (tentatively titled Isolate).
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