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About Justine Alley Dowsett
Justine Alley Dowsett is the author of nine novels and counting, and one of the founders of Mirror World Publishing. Her books, which she often co-writes with her sister, Murandy Damodred, range from young adult science fiction to dark fantasy/romance. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Windsor, honed her skills as an entrepreneur by tackling video game production, and now she dedicates her time to writing, publishing, and occasionally role-playing with her friends.
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In a land far, far away... In a distant galaxy... Once upon a time...
These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they've created.
Travel through space and experience infinity three hours at a time. Explore dangerous caverns for the source of a deadly disturbance. Get stranded on a mysterious island from which no one returns, then learn to survive on a distant planet while you hope for rescue.
In this far-reaching, magical collection love allows you to see in colour, time is vast but fragile, and changing minds and hearts in Ancient Rome is only one stop on an epic journey across time, space, and reality.
Kind-hearted Mirena Calanais is an outcast in a world where common morality is reversed. She desperately wishes to bring about change and she's given her chance when the 'Avatar of the Light' appears in her bedroom in the middle of the night. Their romance begins, but is tested when Mirena decides that the best way to take on the tyrant who rules their society is to seduce him. Risking it all to get what she wants, Mirena realizes too late that everything has a price and sometimes that price is more than one person can pay alone.
Mirena Calanais is destined to change the world. Her rival has made a desperate flight to the past to stop her.
A gifted student of majik, Mirena is on the verge of graduating from a secret college that will give her a leg up in her political career, when her achievements are overshadowed by the arrival of a mysterious woman with an unknown agenda. Desperate to keep what she sees as her rightful place in the spotlight, Mirena goes to astounding lengths including taking it upon herself to pose as a double agent to investigate a rebel force plotting to destabilize the government. Unfortunately, her actions cost her the trust of those around her, so when she is proclaimed the Dark Avatar of the Destroyer, she finds she has nowhere to turn.
In a seeming utopia, Mirena is now a pariah with the force of Destroyer behind her and her once bright dreams have darkened, leaving her a threat not only to herself, but to those she cares about. Can she turn her life around, or will someone need to stop her before she goes too far?
This isn't what I wanted... Ten years after the revolution that won Mira Calanais the right to live her life as she pleases, she finds herself wracked with guilt over what she had to do to make her world a better place. Remembering the man she once loved and the sacrifice he made, Mira realizes there is still one last mission for her to complete; save Hope from Caralain's clutches. Caralain Dashar seems to have it all; a career most would envy, her old Generals to do her bidding, and the former 'Avatar of the Light' her prisoner, but she wants more and has been waiting long years for her chance to finally get everything she's ever dreamed of. In a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Mira and Caralain go head to head and come face to face with their pasts and their worst fears, while the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Can either of these women succeed in changing the world a second time, or will their desires come at too steep a price?
Mirena's back to claim what's hers; this time, Tendro is ready for her.
Following ten tense years of absence, Mirena Calanais suddenly resurfaces as the Avatar of the Destroyer. With Abraxas' dark army at her back, she's determined to reclaim what she feels is her due; control over the lands the Panarch'im once ruled.
His political career and his marriage both drying up, Tendro Seynor long suspected this day would come, but what he isn't prepared for is Mirena's return to his personal life. There's more to Mirena than her persona as the Dark Avatar; she's the mother of the son Tendro hasn't seen since the day he was born. As her presence in his life grows, Mirena confides in Tendro that she's being haunted by someone who should be dead. As this vengeful presence closes in on her and the Destroyer's hand touches the world once more, they begin to realize their son may be at the center of it all and his innocence hangs in the balance.
Can Tendro and Mirena put aside their rivalry for the sake of their families, or will the bad blood between them finally escalate to the point where it has the power to tear the entire world apart?
The repeating Tuesdays are only the beginning...
When Japanese high school student Yukari Namikoya finds herself suddenly and inexplicably on another planet, she must quickly come to terms with the fact that she may never see Tokyo again. With a sun that never sets, the desert world of Crimson Winter is on the brink of extinction and day-to-day survival can be difficult; especially for someone used to the modern-day conveniences of Earth.
Following the only clue she has to a way home - a cryptic message from a woman long dead - Yukari heads into the desert searching for the Temple of Sapphire. There, she finds the temple in ruins, but what waits there for her is her destiny as a Chosen of the gem god Sapphiros.
Stranded on this new world and hunted by the Vile Emperor and his vast forces simply for being what she is, Yukari has no choice but to learn how to fulfill the role she's been cast into and become the long-awaited saviour of a dangerous planet she doesn't yet understand.
Destiny is not matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
Fated to be a Priestess of Saegard, Meredith dreams of leading a normal life with a family and a home of her own, something she’ll never have if she swears her life to the Order. A chance encounter with a stranger in the sacred Celestial Chamber sends her previously well-ordered life into a tailspin of adventure and mayhem as she is blamed for the theft of a legendary artifact. Now a fugitive, Meredith must join forces with Captain Reginald Lawrence, the son of the man who initially brought her to the Temple, and his enigmatic business partner, the charming yet at times infuriating, Grey Rhodes, to find the Celestial Bowl and clear her name. From the cosmopolitan capital of Saegard to the coast of Ismera and back again, Meredith’s journey will reveal the true nature of her past, present, and ultimately, her future.
Everything happens for a reason... Four people. Four very different lives. Four tales interwoven. Meet Kenzie en Shareed, the High Clan Chief's daughter who is sent south to fulfill a treaty by marriage only to marry the wrong man; Kadrean Authier, the Crown Prince who must come to terms with his new bride, even if he doesn't much like the idea; Garron D'Arbonne, a noble Lord who has been commanded to marry a cool and aloof princess he doesn't love; and Vivianne Chappelle, a young and ambitious woman who is in love with her abusive father's manservant and must find a way to avoid having her entire future decided for her. Fate and wills collide in this Shakespearian-style romantic comedy about good intentions and their unintentional consequences.
Not knowing where to start, Equinox finds that it’s a lot harder to fit into a world she doesn’t understand than she ever thought possible.
Feeling abandoned, Equinox’s best friend Nano follows after her and gets embroiled in an escalating plot by revolutionaries to overthrow the government of Neo Central. Nano uncovers that affairs in the city may not be exactly what they seem and that there may be a sinister purpose behind the city’s many orphanages that he escaped from when he was younger.
Separated, then reunited by circumstance both Equinox and Nano will discover what it takes to live in a city like Neo Central and if they can afford the price of fitting in.