Adventure / Survival
Against All Odds
Danger / In Peril / On the Run
Dual Timeline (Past and Present)
Fish Out of Water
Kidnapping / Disappearance
Love At First Sight
Menage / Polyamory
Misfit / Socially Awkward
Mystery / Suspense
Nerdy / Geeky
Nursed Back to Health
Soulmates / Reincarnation
Steam Punk / Gaslamp Fantasy
Wounded / Illness
Sweet (kissing, holding hands, etc., but no other on-the-page physical intimacy)
Librarian / Bookseller
Museum Curator / Conservator / Historian
United States: Midwest
Space / Other Planet or Universe
Academic / School / University
Museum / Library
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
mild sexual assault (inappropriate touching); misogynist slurs from antagonists; domestic violence/child abuse (briefly remembered by MC); grievous injury; drug terminology; violent combat
The Flapper Covenant Series, Book 1
By Cassandra Yorke
She was born in the wrong time, and now it's going to kill her.
Dark Academia meets Magical Realism & Midwestern Gothic in the 1920s.
2004. Courtney is a lonely student at secluded Braddock College, working a drowsy summer job in the Archives. A haunted yearbook from the 1920s becomes the catalyst for an otherworldly series of events, and an encounter with a mysterious young woman dressed in long-outdated clothes rekindles her own shadowy past. Reality itself begins to unravel, and dark forces emerge to threaten Courtney’s life. She shouldn’t have been born, and now she has hours to live.
1921. Sadie launches a desperate attempt to rescue her new friend, joined by a remarkable set of allies – an American combat sorceress and veteran of World War I, an enigmatic professor specializing in piercing the veil between realities, and two young women who insist they’re Courtney’s oldest friends – one of them claiming to be her truest love.
Sadie and her allies scramble to save their friend from eighty years away, battling a mysterious cult that wants her dead. Time is running out, and a terrifying wilderness – haunted by the dead from centuries past – may hold the key to her salvation. But none who enter have ever returned…
Mary, Everything brings Magical Realism home to the Midwest in an explosive new style, blending Midwestern Gothic and historical fiction with a warm lesbian love story to create a riveting, immersive epic you won’t be able to put down. It’s an urgent narrative about what it means to belong, what it means to be hated, what it means to be loved, and ultimately what it means to come home.
Perfect for fans of Plain Bad Heroines, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Outlander, and Time and Again.