Superpowers from hot springs? Who knew?
Anira finds herself mysteriously affected by legendary spirits emanating from the natural geology and untamed thermal forces of New Zealand. And they have a job for her to do. 

Grace Bridges... a dreamer whose muse blows best when it's fresh from the sea. A graduate of the University of Auckland, she translates German and edits novels for a living, and writes from her hilltop in New Zealand although faraway places call to her just as often. Her short works of fiction and nonfiction are found in multiple international anthologies and literary journals, and she continues to work on novels in The Vortex of Éire and Earthcore series. Grace has been in love with language her entire life. She’s a semi-professional cat herder and also translates German and French. Indie publishing and freelance editing have been her focus for the past ten years, including 40+ titles in her Splashdown Books brand. She has written several novels in space opera, Irish cyberpunk, and in 2017 the EARTHCORE science mythology YA series set in New Zealand. Her short stories and non-fiction appear in various anthologies and online magazines. Grace loves to show people that it’s easy to make books—but also insists on top quality writing and design. See for more information.

Splashdown Books is a hybrid imprint publisher that arose when Grace kept running across fabulous manuscripts in fiction critique groups, but the writers needed help to get their stories out there. Grace's continuing mission is to find her favourite kinds of books and make them available to the world. These are science fiction, fantasy and paranormal, all with that special something, a flavour that hints: if you like one, you'll like more. You can find all the books in print and electronic formats, and information on each author and title, at

Avenir Eclectia is a Splashdown project where multiple authors write short and serialised fiction in a shared storyworld - the planet Eclectia and its isolated colonies, and the orbiting space station Avenir, once a generation ship from Earth. Incorporating elements of all the speculative genres, Avenir Eclectia provides a writers' playground where contributors can intertwine their characters and stories on a planetary scale. There is one novel-length collection already published, with more in the pipeline, and new stories continue to appear at

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