Tuesday, October 17, 2023

THE TRAVELLING CITY

 


The Travelling City

by Adrienne Miller

 

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GENRE: Fantasy

 

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BLURB:

After a hundred years of watching humans make bad decisions, anyone would be sick of their job as peacekeeper.

 

Reihan, a seaver created to deal with humans who lose control over their manifestation abilities, is no exception.

 

Worse still, virtually all humans in the Travelling City can manifest.

 

That is, shape reality according to their more or less well-formed and often poorly thought-out designs.

 

That alone would be enough to keep her busy, but then there are people like Phillippe.

 

Phillippe, who drenched himself in the city’s collective subconscious to strengthen his inborn powers.

 

Even though he shouldn’t be, he seems fine, crowned as the new star escort in the Brothel of Transformative Curiosities.

 

But Reihan has seen this story play out before. And Phillippe is far too charming, far too kind, and far too inconsolable for her to simply look away.

 

The Travelling City is a dark fantasy mystery packed with romance and even more existential dread; set in a whimsical, bizarre and ever-changing world.

 

 

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Excerpt:

 

“Are you sure that’s what you want?”, she asked. She hadn’t expected that she would struggle to read Phillippe’s mood. Frustration gnawed at the edges of her desire, making her wonder if it wasn’t easier to retreat now that they could still laugh it off.

 

“Yes”, he replied, half-closing his eyes. He lowered his head to hers, impossibly slowly, impossibly softly, lashes fluttering against his cheek. 

 

“Sometimes that’s all I want.”

 

He hesitated as if he was waiting for a single word to tear him down. Instead, she closed her eyes and softly kissed the side of his mouth. Phillippe didn’t tense and he didn’t move. He held her back in perfect equilibrium, and Reihan waited, one moment, another, time passing them by like a stranger. Then Phillippe breathed in and moved his lips against hers in a painfully gentle descent. She felt longing, sharp and tangy, on her fingertips as they held onto Phillippe’s arms and on her lips that Phillippe caressed with painful slowness.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Adrienne Miller writes in the genre of Dark Fantasy; combining beautiful aesthetics with existential dread. Her stories feature complex romances, found family dynamics, and storylines centred on world mysteries.

 

She has grown up with both classic and new Fantasy, from Michael Moorcok's Eternal Hero series, Michael's Scott's "Thraxas" magical detective romps, to quiet and heart-felt Science-Fantasy by Becky Chambers.

 

The Travelling City is inspired by her love for the imaginative worlds of old-school role-playing games like Planescape Torment and the intricate character work of urban fantasy authors like Holly Black.

 

Website: https://adriennemillerauth.wixsite.com/adrienne-miller-book

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adr_miller

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrienne_miller_author/

 

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrienne_miller_author

 

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Travelling-City-Book-ebook/dp/B0BYZW93FS/

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travelling-City-Book-ebook/dp/B0BYZW93FS/r

 

 

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