Becca Lusher

Biography

Having an overactive imagination hasn’t always been a good thing: I spent much of my childhood scared of the dark and terrified by the stories my older sister told me (mostly to stop her being the only one afraid of the dark). These days I find it useful. I love stories, I love fantasy, I love things with wings, stars and the world around me, and I have great fun combining them all into my stories.

Born in the UK, I live in the wild south-west where I run around with my dogs and get bossed about by cats, while taking photos of gorgeous landscapes, reading lots of books and climbing rocks.

I’ve also been known to write stories.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read a lot of books as a child, and I have trouble remembering which came first. I can remember reading Alice in Wonderland when I was about six, and trying to beat my sister to the finish. Since she's three years older than me and had already started, I skipped a fair bit! I also remember reading Black Beauty around this time. Poor Ginger! From then on it was all animals and magical things. My reading habits haven't really altered much.
How do you approach cover design?
For my first book, Orion's Kiss, I had a very firm idea in my head of what I wanted. However, lack of funds and the necessary artistic skills limited my ambitions somewhat. So I figured out what I could do, figured out what I wanted to do, and actually the finished product wasn't too far off what I wanted. Since this is an Aekhartain book I knew I needed stars, magpies and a big feather, for my things-with-wings. I then realised buildings in the background would be a good marker for an urban(ish) fantasy setting, and since this was Freyda's tale then I needed a blackbird. As for the font and the colours used, I just went with what felt right to me. A little dark and brooding perhaps, but with a hint of lightness. I was so pleased with how my magpies turned out, and how the O of Orion circles them.
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Where to find Becca Lusher online


Series

Dragonlands
Beginning in the year 579 Cloud Era, when humans still traded with dragons and women were still allowed in the Rift Riders, everything is about to change for the Overworld. Trouble is brewing and Lieutenant Nera and Elder Khennik are right at the heart of it. Even if they don't know it yet...

Blazing Dawn

Price: $2.99 USD.

Storm Rising

Price: $2.99 USD.

Cloud Cursed

Price: $0.99 USD.
Wingborn
For over one hundred years, women have been banned from joining the Rift Riders. No one really remembers why, or much cares, it’s just the way things are. Or were. Because the Overworld is in trouble. The vicious kaz-naghkt are growing in strength, the dragons have hidden themselves away and humanity has only itself to turn to for help. And front and centre, the pride and protectors of the Overworld, are the Rift Riders. With their numbers dropping and recruits become hard to find, the Riders are about to make a drastic decision – to readmit women. And standing right at the head of the line is Lady Mhysra Kilpapan, daughter of an earl, niece of the best miryhl breeder on the Overworld, and Wingborn to Cumulo. Girl and giant eagle were born to be Rift Riders – and now, thanks to the new proclamation – they can be. But getting in is only the start of the adventure, and Mhysra, Cumulo and friends are about to discover that the Overworld is a far bigger and more dangerous place than they could ever imagine.

Wingborn

Price: Free!

Rift Riders

Price: $2.99 USD.

Dragongift

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Icarus Child
Off the southern coast of Iron Age Britain there lies an island whose shore is gnawed by the hungry sea. Small and sparse on the surface, it seems a dull and barren place. Except for the voices that call on the wind. Some call it cursed, others prefer not to speak of it at all, but for those who set foot on its shores it is hard to forget. Because what the island takes, it keeps. Including its sisters, the children they have and all the souls who have ever died within its long reach. The island watches and waits and plots and plans - but what it wants most of all is a new Icarus to lead it to freedom.

Sisters of Icarus

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The Crying Child

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The Icarus Child

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Books

Cloud Cursed
Series: Dragonlands, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,020. Language: British English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
After five hundred years of drowning the Overworld, the Cloud Curse is changing. Elder Khennik kin Blazeborn is determined to stop it, but in the vast libraries of Spire Heights it's hard to know where to begin - or who to trust. Return to the Dragonlands as curses, conspiracies, friends and foes combine in the Riders' most mysterious adventure yet.
Wingborn Series Volume 1: Wingborn, Rift Riders and Dragongift
Series: Wingborn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Books 1-3 in the YA Fantasy Wingborn Series! Includes: Wingborn, Rift Riders and Dragongift.
Dragongift
Series: Wingborn, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,150. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Aquila has fallen and the Rift Riders are homeless. Freshly settled in the heart of the Overworld, the kaz-naghkt are more dangerous than ever, especially when united with their pirate allies. Scattered and divided, the Riders are desperate to reclaim their home – but first they need help.
Storm Rising
Series: Dragonlands, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,380. Language: British English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Trouble stirs in the Dragonlands and Elder Khennik kin Blazeborn seems trapped at the very heart of it. After a disastrous stay with the Stormdrake kin, it’s time for the human delegation to visit the Skystorm Clan, yet their welcome is less friendly than anticipated.
A Courtship of Dragons
Series: Dragonlands, 1.5. Price: Free! Words: 67,400. Language: British English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Friends and lovers have always come easily to Estenarven kin Boulderforce, until Mastekh. For the first time in over three hundred years, Estenarven has found a dragon that matters. Now all he has to do is convince him.
Rift Riders
Series: Wingborn, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,020. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Return to the Overworld for the next exciting Wingborn adventure, where strength, loyalty, honour and friendship are about to tested to their limits – and beyond.
Wingborn
Series: Wingborn, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,570. Language: British English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Lady Mhysra Kilpapan was blessed from birth with a distinguished family, a glorious home and a giant eagle miryhl of her own. Fully aware of her luck, she wants for nothing in life – except a chance to become a Rift Rider. The elite force of the Overworld has been closed to women for over one hundred years and not even the legendary Wingborn are allowed to join. Until now.
Blazing Dawn
Series: Dragonlands, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,610. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nera has been fascinated by dragons all her life. Now, as a Rift Rider Lieutenant, her chance to see them up close has come. The appointment to spend five years as an escort to the human ambassador seems like the ultimate honour and gift, but the dragons she read about in her books don't come anywhere close to the reality awaiting her inside the Dragonlands.
The Icarus Child
Series: Icarus Child, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,450. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Orphaned at birth and raised by his aunt on an isolated island, Icastar has led a far from normal life. His body is misshapen, his days are tormented by whispering winds and demanding ghosts, and he only has seals for friends.The island and his own body might try to hold him down, caging him inside a world of pain, but he is the Icarus Child. One day he will fly – or die trying.
The Crying Child
Series: Icarus Child, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,460. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Sisters of Icarus may all be gone, but the next generation remains. Bitter, half-selkie and broken, the three women are different in many ways, yet one thing connects them: the island and its quest for a new Icarus. For there will be a new Icarus – the island will accept nothing less. No matter what the cost.
Sisters of Icarus
Series: Icarus Child, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,660. Language: British English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Britain 163 BC. Once there was an island, and on that island there lived a boy, but before that boy there was another child. And before that child there were three sisters. Those sisters had a brother. His name was Icarus.
The Rebel Returns
Series: Historical Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Dark Rebellion 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,860. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The shadows are stirring, a tower will rise, and thoughts of revenge are sweet. It’s time to fear the darkness.
Dark Rebel
Series: Historical Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Dark Rebellion 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: British English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A shadow lies over the marshes of Dumnonia. A man moves in the darkness. He is a whisper, a legend. He is the Dark Dumnonii... and he’s looking for revenge.
Be With Me
Price: Free! Words: 52,270. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Barely a wife before she became a widow, Briallen feels like she’s lost everything – and now she has to watch a group of strangers move into the house she once called home. As hard as that it is to face, it’s made even more difficult by a man she feels drawn to, and two children she can’t help but love. Everyone deserves a second chance at love, even in the Iron Age.
Unbound and Free
Series: Historical Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,760. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Demairo’s life is far from easy. Living on an isolated island with a father who hates him and a mother he adores, things are difficult enough without the whispering voices that cry on the wind. Because this is no ordinary island. Luckily Demairo is no ordinary child, and he has some unusual friends to support him. But trouble is coming and tough choices will have to be made...
Sing to Me
Series: Future Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Book 1.5. Price: Free! Words: 30,370. Language: British English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Dóma has always liked welcoming newcomers to the Shadow Garden, but there’s something different about the newest arrival. Freyda’s life was hard before she joined the Aekhartain, but that’s not it. No, for the first time in over a hundred years, Dóma might just be falling in love... This novella is a sweet little F/F romance about wings, hope, love and gossip.
Orion's Kiss
Series: Future Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: British English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Freyda arrived at the Institute, she was just another orphan. By the time her two week quarantine was over she was an experiment. Ten years on she remains a puzzle that the scientists cannot solve. How does she stay cool when it’s hot, or warm when it’s cold? Why isn’t she affected by these extremes like everyone else? Freyda knows, but she isn’t telling.

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