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In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.

Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her dazzling powers.


Recognition for MOONSHINE

OSFCI 2019 Endeavour Award Finalist


Praise for MOONSHINE

“A highly addictive book full of lush descriptions, and wonderful and intriguing characters, all soaked in magic.”

A C Wise, author of The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories

Moonshine is a quirky, often surprising take on the Prohibition Era of the USA, drenched in fresh fantasy elements and strong characterization. It deserves a place on every fantasy-lover’s bookshelf.”

J S Fields, author of the Ardulum series

“Gower’s effortless depictions of queer characters is refreshing, the world is intriguing, and the climactic brawl is gloriously wild.”

– Publishers Weekly

Moonshine is a delight to fall into, a sensual and immersive dive into a protagonist’s life and the familiar, yet alien world that she inhabits.”

– B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog


More Information

Genre: fantasy, urban fantasy

Setting: Soot City, Ashland

ISBN: 978-0857667342

Length: 320 pages, 95K words

Queer representation: aromantic, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, pansexual; genderfluid, transgender, non-binary

Content warnings for MOONSHINE are available here.