Mary's Books

STARSWEPT
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Genre: YA sci-fi romance
Hardback available at: Amazon, author's website
Ebook available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks
Website: www.MaryFan.com/starswept

Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.


ARTIFICIAL ABSOLUTES (Jane Colt, #1)
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera)
E-Book available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo
Paperback available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Barnes & Noble
Audiobook available at: Audible
Website: http://www.ArtificialAbsolutes.com

Jane Colt is just another recent college grad working as an Interstellar Confederation office drone—until the day she witnesses her best friend, Adam, kidnapped by a mysterious criminal. An extensive cover-up thwarts her efforts to report the crime, shaking her trust in the authorities. Only her older brother, Devin, believes her account.

Devin hopes to leave behind his violent past and find peace in a marriage to the woman he loves. That hope shatters when he discovers a shocking secret that causes him to be framed for murder.


With little more than a cocky attitude, Jane leaves everything she knows to flee with Devin, racing through the most lawless corners of the galaxy as she searches for Adam and proof of her brother’s innocence. Her journey uncovers truths about both of them, leading her to wonder just how much she doesn’t know about the people she loves.



SYNTHETIC ILLUSIONS (Jane Colt, #2)

PublisherRed Adept Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera)
E-Book available atAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon CanadaBarnes & NobleKobo, iBooks
Paperback available atAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon CanadaBarnes & Noble
Website: http://www.maryfan.com/synthetic-illusions.html

Illusion is the only reality. 


Jane's new career as a composer is a dream come true, but her blossoming relationship with Adam is marred by his terrifying nightmares. When Jane receives a warning that a shadowy agency is targeting Adam's seminary school, she rescues him in the nick of time, but the only way she can protect him from such a powerful enemy is to run.

In a shocking betrayal, her brother wasn't the one who warned her about the attack on Adam. Instead, Devin was leading it. As Jane struggles to keep one step ahead of Devin, Adam's exhaustion gives way to horror: His nightmares have begun to touch the real world.


Jane can't abandon to a fate worse than death, and far more than Adam's life hangs in the balance. As Jane pushes further into the dark unknown, she must challenge everything she once believed in, and she faces the most wrenching decision of her life: choosing between the two people she loves most.


VIRTUAL SHADOWS (Jane Colt, #3)

Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera)
Availability: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo
Website: http://www.maryfan.com/virtual-shadows.html


Betrayal is the deadliest weapon.

Life on the galaxy’s lawless Fringe isn’t easy. Nevertheless, Jane doesn’t regret sacrificing her comfortable life to protect the young man she loves. But the very place she took him for safety is slowly killing him, and her world is shaken again when her brother, Devin, reenters her life.

Determined to discover the identity of those behind a vicious bombing near his agency’s secret base, Devin defies his superiors and ventures into the dark corners of the universe. When he discovers that the attackers have their crosshairs on the mysterious woman who saved his life, the mission becomes personal.

Jane joins her brother on his quest and battles a chilling adversary hell-bent on destroying her home world. Entangled in a web of interstellar intrigue, virtual deception, and murderous agendas, Jane races to find answers—before the enemy wreaks devastation upon all she once knew.

All revenues from online sales of Virtual Shadows will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers.

BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF GIRLS AND GADGETS

Publisher: Brave New Girls
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Availability: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords
Website: bravenewgirls.weebly.com

A book for all the nerdy girls out there.


This illustrated collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and build superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future—to solve dangerous crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains.

All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

WITH STORIES BY: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Paige Daniels, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie K. Runyan, Davien Thomas, Lisa Toohey, Leandra Wallace

And a foreword by Lara Hogan, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and author of Designing for Performance.


BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME

Publisher: Brave New Girls
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Availability: AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo, and more.
Website: bravenewgirls.weebly.com

This second collection in the Brave New Girls anthology series features 22 original stories about tech-savvy girls who use their smarts to save the day. 


Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

WITH STORIES BY: 
Eric Bakutis, Elisha Betts, Steph Bennion, Bryna Butler, Margaret Curelas, Paige Daniels, Kay Dominguez, Brandon Draga, George Ebey, Mary Fan, A.A. Jankiewicz, Evangeline Jennings, Jamie Krakover, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Stephen Landry, Karissa Laurel, Michelle Leonard, Meg Merriet, Jelani-Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Holly Schofield, and Lisa Toohey.


THE FIREDRAGON (A Flynn Nightsider Tale)

PublisherGlass House Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopia
E-Book available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CanadaBarnes & Noble, iBooks

Almost a hundred years ago, the Enchanters defeated the Lord of the Underworld in one of the most fearsome wars the world had ever seen. The public thinks that this victory means the people are safe. But they’re wrong. The supernatural beasts the Lord unleashed remain on the earth, multiplying and ravaging what’s left of civilization. As long as these monsters exist, mankind will be in danger. And though the government, ruled by the magic-wielding Enchanters, seeks to protect their people, they are too few in number. They need the Defenders – a special class of non-magical humans – to fight the monsters. The Defenders are an elite force, and mankind’s only hope against the horrors that live beyond their gates. 

Fourteen-year-old Aurelia “the Firedragon” Sun has been training since she could walk to become a Defender, and her extraordinary combat skills have earned the attention of the powerful government. In fact, she’s been tapped to represent her nation in an international monster-fighting competition, which pits champions from across the globe against creatures of the Underworld in a violent spectacle. If she wins, she will become a full-fledged member of the Defender force.


But as Aurelia moves deeper into the competition, she realizes that all is not as it appears. There’s something sinister behind the competition, something that could change the way she sees everything … and the Enchanters, it seems, are not the heroes she thought. Aurelia begins to ask questions. But before she can discover the truth, she is pitted against the most dangerous monster in the competition – one that will take her life if it can.


FIREDRAGON RISING (A Flynn Nightsider Tale)

Publisher: Glass House Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopia
Availability: Amazon

Sinister plots. An underground rebellion. And a treacherous road filled with monsters and

enemies unknown.

It's been three months since Aurelia survived the International Challenge—an elite monster-fighting competition. And the Triumvirate has been keeping a close eye on her ever since … as if they expect her to cause them more trouble.

They’re right.

Now that she knows about the underground revolution—and the dark secrets of her own past—Aurelia is hell-bent on escaping the government’s watchful gaze and joining the rebels. Finally, she’s found a cause worth fighting for. A way for her kind, the Norms, to take back their freedom.

Then, when she overhears a Triumvirate official’s conversation, she learns that it’s even worse than she realized. The government knows about the rebels, and the rebellion. They’re searching for people who sympathize with the cause. And they’re coming after her next.

Suddenly the time for dreaming about the rebellion is over. Aurelia must make contact with the rebels and plot a quick escape … before the Triumvirate has a chance to capture her. But government forces and miles of monster-filled wilderness stand between her and the rebel headquarters, and dangers she never imagined lurk in the shadows.

Before she can fight for the freedom of her people, she must achieve her own—or die trying.

TELL ME MY NAME (A Fated Stars Novella)

PublisherGlass House Press
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
Availability: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks

In Mary Fan's second novella for Glass House Press, a girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.

She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things – her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers. 


When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be her captors, she finds herself in the clutches of those who will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets locked within her lost memories. With her life fading under their merciless spells, the need to escape becomes dire.

But can she get out when she doesn’t even know who she is? Can she count on one unlikely ally for help? Or is it already too late for her, a girl without a name?


LET ME FLY FREE (A Fated Stars Novella)
PublisherGlass House Press
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
AvailabilityAmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks

Fire fears nothing. And Elaia is about to show her world that she doesn’t, either.

Like the rest of her kind, fire nymph Elaia is bound to her homeland, a forest whose borders were closed centuries earlier in a peace agreement between the humans and the enchanted creatures of the Terrestrial Realm.

But her heart is as restless as the flames she casts, and she secretly yearns to defy that order.

When a mysterious threat creeps into the forest, an invisible beast that leaves a trail of death in its wake, Elaia is determined to fight back and protect her people. But first she must learn what the beast is … and the answers lie beyond the borders of her land.

Defeating this evil means she’ll have to go outside the rules, but she’ll do anything to find the answers she seeks—even if leaving her homeland means not only breaking the law, but risking her own life.


FLYNN NIGHTSIDER AND THE EDGE OF EVIL (Flynn Nightsider, #1)

Publisher: Crazy 8 Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopia
Availability: Coming May 2018!
Websitehttp://www.maryfan.com/flynn-nightsider.html

Light streaks across the night sky, guns boom, and supernatural beasts prowl the land. But this is no war. The war ended long ago. It is instead a holiday, celebrating the magical Enchanters’ victory over the Lord of the Underworld, who once ravaged the earth. Now, as the Triumvirate, the Enchanters rule the former US with an iron fist, condemning anyone who questions them.

Sixteen-year-old Flynn Nightsider, doomed to second-class life as a Norm, knows the history as well as anyone else. But he doesn’t buy it. Fed up with the Triumvirate’s lies and secrecy, he longs for change. And when he stumbles across a clue that hints at something more – secrets in the dark, the undead, and the man that once controlled them – he realizes that he might be destined for more than just the life of a non-magical citizen. 

Flynn Nightsider, Norm orphan, finds his voice. And he begins fighting the system.

Before long, however, he realizes that all is not as it seems. He finds himself hunted not only by the government, but also by nighmarish monsters and a man with supernatural powers … all seeking him for reasons he cannot understand. Underground rebels – his only allies – entice him with their vision of a better world, but seek to use his unrecognized talents. The world around him grows dark and threatening, and as the vicious creatures of the Underworld become bolder and the nation teeters on the brink of revolution, he is forced to admit three things.

The rebellion is not what it seems.
Flynn himself might be more than he seems.
And the fate of the world now rests in his hands. 

Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.


WINDBORN (Fated Stars #1)
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
Availability: Coming soon!

Set in a far-off fantasyland and written in the tradition of classic fairytales, Windborn is the first installment of the 5-part Fated Stars series from Glass House Press. A young air nymph finds herself in the clutches of dark magicians seeking to harness her powers, and a wayward prince's search for purpose leads down a dark path. Meanwhile, an ancient evil is stirring, one foretold to engulf the world in flames.


Official description coming soon!


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