June 13, 2018
May Dawney Gets Interviewed
The Lesbian Review Podcast
In this episode Sheena is joined by May Dawney, author and publisher. They talk about May's writing and her newly started publishing company.
Some of the questions covered:
- You write spec fic/fantasy. How did that start and why?
- Why did you decide to start a publishing company?
- What’s the biggest writing mistake you made and what did you learn?
- What would you do again and recommend that others do too?
- What should authors do if their book is not selling?
Books discussed in this episode:
Survival Instincts by May Dawney
Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Civilization ended long before Lynn Tanner was born. Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.
When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?
Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.
The Veil Chronicles by May Dawney
Publisher: Eos Publishing
The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages, who have organized themselves within the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.
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Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland's second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She's dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania's wild magic under control.
Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.
This book is for anyone who loves:
• Fast-paced Paranormal Romance
• A Unique Magic System
• Magic-Meets-Science Stories
• Action Adventure Stories
• Exciting stories with Strong Female Lead Characters
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About May Dawney
May Dawney is a long-time writer, short-time publisher of said work. In her spare time, she builds websites for clients and she used to work as a marketing professional. She lives in The Netherlands with her girlfriend and very fluffy cat and has a long history of engaging in very nerdy hobbies like tabletop role playing games, PC gaming, and lots and lots of speculative fiction reading.
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