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Magnificent Devices Series

"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.


A Gentleman of Means
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A Gentleman of Means

Available May 28th!

I write about young women discovering their strengths and making their way in the world. The next book in the Magnificent Devices series is A Gentleman of Means, and will be available May 28th!

How much must one sacrifice for the sake of friendship?

Lady Claire Trevelyan has had to deal with betrayal before, in small ways and large. But none is quite so painful as the belief that Gloria Meriwether-Astor had deserted her and her friends and left them to die under the waters of Venice. When she learns that Gloria has inexplicably vanished, she has no choice but to follow her heart and attempt to find the missing heiress.

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