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"A brave and talented author who looks at the darkness as well as the light."
   —Mary Jo Putney


Welcome to the home of the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! If your sense of adventure brought you here, I hope you'll take off your wraps and enjoy your visit. If you arrived by accident (the winds of the web being whimsical), let me introduce myself.

I'm Shelley Adina, author, copyeditor, teaching writer in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, and rescuer of vagrant hens (yes, Rosie the chicken is real). I also write Amish women's fiction as Adina Senft. I won the RITA Award® from the Romance Writers of America in 2005, and was a finalist the following year. I was a Christy Award finalist in 2009 for The Fruit of My Lipstick, a two-time Carol Award finalist, and lately have been an Amazon bestseller with the Magnificent Devices novels.


Fields of Air
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Fields of Air

Available January 30th!

I write about young women discovering their strengths and making their way in the world. The next book in the Magnificent Devices series is Fields of Air, and is available January 30th!

Her father started a war. She intends to stop it.

Her father may have sacrificed his own life to save hers, but heiress Gloria Meriwether-Astor is finding it difficult to forgive him. After all, how many young ladies of her acquaintance will inherit wealth, beauty, and a legacy of arms dealing? Now the Royal Kingdom of Spain and the Californias is about to declare war on the Texican Territory and Gloria simply will not allow it.

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