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.
Beth Ryder knows she’s different. In a tiny rural town, being an orphaned and perpetually single amateur photographer crippled by panic disorder is pretty much guaranteed to make you stick out like a sore thumb.
But Beth doesn’t understand just how different she really is.
One day, strange things start cropping up in her photos. Things that don’t look human. Impossible things. Monstrosities. Beth thinks her hateful sister-in-law, Justine, has tampered with her pictures to play a cruel joke, but rather than admitting or denying it, Justine up and vanishes, leaving the family in disarray.
Beth’s search for Justine plunges her into a world she never knew existed, one filled with ancient and terrifying creatures. Both enemies and allies await her there—a disturbingly sexy boss, a sentient wolf with diamond fur, body-snatching dinosaur-birds. Separating the allies from the enemies is no easy chore, but in this strange new world, allies are a necessity. A plot is afoot, and Beth—whose abilities no one seems able to explain—may well hold the key to solving it.
Available as an ebook from: Amazon.com, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Xinxii, Oyster, Scribd, Smashwords, DriveThruFiction, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, and all the other Amazons. Paperback available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble (or contact Becca to purchase a signed copy).
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.
Available as an ebook from: Amazon.com, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Xinxii, Scribd, Smashwords, DriveThruFiction, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, and all the other Amazons.
“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). Available as an ebook from: Amazon.com, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, Smashwords, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, and Amazon.ca. It’s also available on the other Amazons, but some of them have not yet made it free.
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