MY BOOKS

 

Steampunk

 

Curiosity Chronicles series

 

 

 


 
The Lady Machinist - Curosity Chronicles #1

 

The Lady Machinist: A romantic steampunk tale of clockwork soldiers, persistent pirates, and political intrigue.
 

Isle of Aspasia, 1837: Lydia Dimosthenis detests pirates, especially those of British ilk. The lady machinist will do anything to protect her island home of Aspasia from the scurvy knaves, even if it means crafting seven-foot clockwork soldiers to drive intruders away. When her automatons catch the eye of a charming yet stubborn ambassador from New Britannia, she is given an offer that she truly cannot refuse. But that doesn't stop her from trying.

 

Rhys Cartret, ambassador and agent for the Cabinet of Intellectual Curiosities, didn't count on having a strong-willed, attractive inventor thwarting his every diplomatic move. It's hard enough keeping his pirate past a secret from Lydia. Matching wits with her is the last thing he needs, especially since New Britannia's rival France is racing to get the automatons before he does. Intrigue, romance, and striking bargains abound in this curious tale of clockwork soldiers, ruthless pirates, and steam-powered ships.

 

The Armored Doctor - Curiosity Chronicles #2

 

A romantic steampunk tale of mechanical armor, dangerous spies, and the power of compassion.
 

London, New Britannia 1837: Dr. Jacob Valerian is considered an eccentric by London society. Bearing the physical and mental scars of his stint as a medic in the India campaigns, he returns home to New Britannia to help accident victims regain their mobility with his revolutionary line of artificial mechanical limbs. When evidence surfaces that his designs are being stolen, word spreads that his new assistant, the pretty and plucky Miss Abigail Benton, is the culprit.

 

While Abigail is grateful for her new job, the stern Dr. Valerian seems to never be pleased with her work. She suspects his prickly demeanor is due to the injuries he sustained. As her compassion for him grows, so does her hidden attraction. But when she is accused of theft, all secrets must be laid bare in order to clear her name. The soft glow of romance competes with the grit of London’s streets in this curious tale of mechanical armor, espionage, and class struggle.

The Industrial Spy - Curiosity Chronicles #3

 

 

YA Paranormal Romance 

 

The Grafters series

 

 

 

 

A romantic steampunk tale of secret agents, eclectic engines, and surprising alliances.

France, 1838: Dominique Fontaine has operated as an undercover agent for the French Bureau de L'Industrie ever since her family's business was shut down by the criminal industrialist Emile Broussard. Keen on bringing him to justice, she assumes the identity of a worker at one of his illegally-run flour mills.

Engineer Colton Smythe, an agent of New Britannia's Cabinet of Intellectual Curiosities, is on a hunt for the man that he believes is responsible for his mother's death. When the COIC orders him to team with Dominique to infiltrate a metal foundry in northwest France, he must choose between completing the mission or fulfilling a personal vendetta. Working with the headstrong Dominique may also prove to be his undoing...

The pastoral lands of France are deceiving in this curious tale of industrial sabotage and passion.

Uprooted- The Grafters, Book 1

 

 

The Grafters are dryad beings who guard the forests of the Appalachian Mountains. But an evil force stemming from a two hundred year-old curse threatens their existence...

Stevie Sanders is trying to fit in at her new high school in Houndsfoot, Tennessee. It's bad enough she had to move from Indianapolis before her senior year, but now her abilities are getting harder to hide, especially in front of Kieran Blackthorn, the hot yet mysterious guy in her botany class. Who is he? Why does his strong bond with nature seem to be steeped in powers that Stevie can't understand?

And why does she feel like her life is entwined with his, like branches on a vine?
 

 

 

Lydia's Decision- A Curiosity Chronicles Short

 

A romantic steampunk short story of adventurers, seafarers, and daring choices, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.

 

Isle of Aspasia, 1838: Lydia is spending the winter months with her parents in Aspasia when she receives news of Rhys's latest pirate battle in France. Concerned for him and their future together, she wonders if she can play a larger role alongside him in the fight against piracy on the high seas.

 

 

 

Abigail's Discovery- A Curiosity Chronicles Short

 

A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.

 

London, New Britannia, 1838: Abigail's unique idea for a new device warrants her an invitation to one of the biggest soirees of the season. But can she convince an increasingly reclusive Jacob to appear alongside her before members of London's high society? 

The Aether Alchemist- Curiosity Chronicles #4

 

 

A romantic steampunk tale of mysterious wanderers, family connections, and secret formulas.


New Britannia, 1839:  Chemist Miriam Brehane makes aether formulas for a variety of professional uses. She thought that one secret formula, supposedly capable of fueling machines without coal or oil, was a legend, lost in her family's vault in far away Ethiopia. But one day, a mysterious cedar box arrives at her doorstep with half of the formula inside.

 

COIC investigator Armand Torres is reluctant to help the intriguing Miriam find the missing piece of the aether formula. He believes that the legendary formula is simply that --hokum and nonsense. Yet when he learns more about the aether's properties and Miriam's family legacy, he feels drawn to help her. The two set off on an adventure spanning London and Scarborough to find the formula. But someone else may be after it, too...

 

Mystery and romance abound in this curious tale of family connections and secret formulas.

The Curiosity Chronicles: Books 1-3

 

 

The Curiosity Chronicles: Books 1-3. Agents, spies, and tinkerers conspire in this collection of three romantic steampunk tales.

This set contains novels The Lady Machinist, The Armored Doctor, and The Industrial Spy. The Curiosity Chronicles takes place in an alternative steampunk world during the 1830s-40s.

Dominique's Dilemma- A Curiosity Chronicles Short

 

A romantic steampunk short story of nighttime hunts, macarons and mechanical menaces, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.

 

France, 1839:  Dominique is enjoying life again in her quiet village after completing her mission as an undercover industrial spy. She also likes that her newfound love, foreign agent Colton, set up his engineering trade in the village, a clear indication of his desire to be close to her and make France his home.

However, her family must learn his true identity soon if she and Colton ever plan on spending their lives together. But just as she's about to tell them she's in love with a British man, news spreads of a strange menace terrorizing travelers in the woods outside the village. It's up to Dominique and Colton to get to the bottom of the animalistic attacks if they want to preserve the life they've only just begun to make.

Transplanted- The Grafters, Book 2

 

 

The Grafters are dryad beings who guard the forests of the Appalachian Mountains. But an evil force stemming from a two hundred year-old curse threatens their existence...

Stevie Sanders is having a challenging senior year in her new high school. If life wasn't already complicated with history papers, mean girls in gym class, and having a Grafter boyfriend, she has to help her depressed mother pick up the pieces of their torn family due to her monstrous stepfather Jackson.

When Jackson returns to threaten Stevie and her boyfriend Kieran, along with the rest of the Grafters community, Stevie vows to use her powers to help Kieran protect his people. Yet the Grafters are suspicious, considering her an outcast. As loyalties shift and Stevie's relationships with friends and family come into question, can she learn to stand on her own beliefs?
 

 

 

The Curiosity Chronicles: Short Story Collection

 

 

Inventors and secret agents return in this collection of 3 romantic steampunk short stories set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.

 

Lydia's Decision, Abigail's Discovery, Dominique's Dilemma.