Where is the line between power and control? And does fear really hinder us…or protect us? Welcome to the world of my Drowsy God series, where lines of probability can be manipulated by a talented few and behind every miracle lurks a monster.
Diary of the Hollow
Sometimes, fear holds you back. Sometimes it’s the only thing standing in the way of total ruin.
Life has it out for Dasha Berenzety. As if dealing with the three other voices in her head and her parent’s divorce wasn’t enough, strange shadows and old memories followed her from California to her new home in Washington.
At first she thinks she’s made friends with mayor’s daughter and “queen of the school” Alice and her two drones, but things quickly take a turn for the worst. Humiliated and enraged, she runs for student council president in the hopes she can end Alice’s rule and improve the quality of life for her fellow students. And, possibly, catch the eye of the cute girl in fifth period.
When a new voice shows up with promises of everything in her wildest dreams as a trade for her fears, she’s skeptical but goes along with it.
Sometimes terror is your only protection.
Covenant of the Hollow
Across centuries, the lives of two young women collide.
Annalise Silva is a teenager with aspirations of escaping her abusive home life by becoming mayor of her small Washington town. Driven by prophetic dreams, she and her friends are drawn to the Hollow, where a mysterious creature offers them their deepest desires in exchange for their ability to feel fear.
Elizabeth Bathory is a young noblewoman who longs for a place in history, but in 1500’s Hungarian culture she’s relegated to a footnote in her husband’s story. Determined to forger her own destiny, she accepts the creature’s whispered promise of fame and legacy in exchange for her inhibitions. She didn’t know she’d be branded as the most prolific female serial killer in history.
With lives running in reverse and time running out, will their attempts to stop each other’s descent into madness succeed—before the creature destroys the world?
For lovers of China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station and Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Triology.
“Have you danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Things asked for under the cover of darkness may not come to life as you expect. In this gripping story spanning hundreds of years, Ashleigh Gauch has woven a tale of deceit, desire, fear, and madness.”—Richard Thomas, author of Thriller-nominee Breaker
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Sk’at would never forget the day his home world was destroyed by the Brightening. A light brighter than any galaxy exploded into being, swallowing all the X’angii colonies and setting home on the fast track to destruction.
He discovered a way out without total destruction, but not without cost. Ascension, the abandonment of the physical form. Everyone not selected perished.
It was a massacre.
However, his master, Sti’da, survived. Together, they discovered they could manipulate the strings of energy making up the BrightSpace, a whole new frontier left in the wake of their shattered world. Through a special connection called the Spark, they created deals with creatures evolving in the Brightspace to further the goals of their species. He didn’t know the price he’d pay for helping them.
Because behind every miracle lurks a monster.
Coming Fall, 2018!