Bethany Jennings’s Books

Published Works

Threadbare: A Short Story

YA contemporary fantasy short story, published March 2017. Click to purchase on Amazon in paperback or ebook form!

What happens when your gift turns against you?

All her life Bess has known the magic streams around her, waves of power she can draw from to wield the gift of magical threads. Now the youngest member of a team of Anchors, she helps protect the city streets from Drifters—energy thieves who prey on the life force of ordinary humans.

But when a battle leaves Bess’s threads in an irreparable tangle, she is faced with an agonizing choice: sever her threads and lose her magic forever—or be slowly consumed by her own power.

Dragon Lyric: A Short Story

Fantasy short story, published July 2017. Click to purchase it on Amazon in paperback or ebook form!

Her husband is a dragon. And the dragon is hungry.

Drawn by his allure, Theryn left everything behind to live with Roth in his mountain cave. But then her fiery-eyed husband transformed into something else: a monster of scales, claws, and wings. The dragon has only one use for her—to bear his dragon egg, now forming in her womb. After the egg is laid, she will be nothing but fresh meat.

But Theryn refuses to suffer the same fate as Roth’s former brides. For her own sake, and for the baby dragonshifter she carries, she must find a way to escape the monster, and break the enchantment of the dragon lyric.

Fall Like a Stone

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 11.15.56 PMFantasy steampunk flash fiction story, published in the April 2015 issue of Havok Magazine. Buy a copy of the magazine on Amazon here.

Ness and Tilda are working undercover aboard a pirate dirigible to rescue the thieves’ most precious booty. But when their cover is blown, and their magic run out, they must find a way to outsmart the pirates…or else take a walk off the plank and into the ocean 5,000 feet below.

Other Works

For free flash fiction you can read online, click here!

Works-in-Progress // Ideas Simmering

  • The Trusted – Book One of the Kraesinia Trilogy: To keep his sister out of harm’s way, a young man conceals his double life as a soldier in another universe – but then memories of the other world begin invading his sister’s dreams. (YA science-fantasy.)
  • Absconder Series #1: Raised by a totalitarian state, a rebellious teen deserts the military and is taken in by a fugitive religious group – but she’s about to make their space caravan a moving target. (YA futuristic space opera.)
  • Disillusioning: After accidentally using the magical power she’s been concealing all her life, a girl is deemed dangerous by the government and shipped off to a rehabilitative summer camp for kids with superpowers. (YA superhero/contemporary fantasy – part of a loosely connected series that spans several generations of supers, reaching into both the past and the near-future.)
  • Until She Dies: When her prince sacrifices himelf to give her a second life, a young warrior determines to destroy the one who killed him – the usurper queen, the other half of her own soul. (Dark fantasy novella.)
  • A series of contemporary fantasy novellas involving fae shapeshifters, unfortunate bargains, changelings, awkward teen romance, and kidnappings.
  • A YA retelling of Sleeping Beauty in which the princess’s ambition is to be the most powerful single queen in history – but her parents are on the hunt to find her a true love before she pricks her finger.
  • A series of reinvented fairy tales combined with Old Testament narratives – with lots of gender swaps (Joseph/Cinderella/12 Dancing Princesses – Rapunzel/Rahab – King David/Snow White, etc.).
  • A dark YA short story collection, titled Severed Veil: Tales of Death and Dreams.
  • *sings* And many mooooore…
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  1. Jordan Francoeur

     /  April 11, 2012

    Yes, I did get the picture from “Mr.Bockett’s Robots”. I posted that before I got the picture through email. I had not checked before hand. 🙂

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