Category - Steampunk Sci-fi

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Bronwyn Traugott — Sweetheart of the Temple Elsbireth
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Kira and Algernon: Twins of Trouble
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Kira’s Nightmare
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Garrick Ravenwood — Warrior’s Soul
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Brenna Velez: Heroine Extradordinare
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Cover Revisions
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Secrets and Whispers (Book VII)
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The Inquest (Book VI)
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Dreams and Missions (Book V)
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Ceremonies and Celebrations (Book IV)

Bronwyn Traugott — Sweetheart of the Temple Elsbireth

Early History As the only daughter of her parents, Bronwyn enjoyed a privileged position as a child. The wealth of her family wrought a degree of comfort that not many Tamarians enjoyed, enabling her to experience a carefree childhood. Since her three brothers were all much older, she spent most of her time as a young girl in adult company. Bronwyn developed neighborhood friends to replace sibling relationships, often choosing those who felt isolated and left out as companions. She…

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Kira and Algernon: Twins of Trouble

Kira and Algernon are exceptionally close, even for siblings. Overview Kira has a foul mouth and Algernon angers easily. Like her mother, Kira has a well-earned reputation for promiscuity that complicates her adult life. Like his father, Algernon is prone to violence. Their character flaws not only define them, but also render them with humility well-suited for spiritual service. At the time that Sylvia Ravenwood became pregnant with the twins, her relationship with Cyrus had soured. She blamed her husband…

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Garrick Ravenwood — Warrior’s Soul

Overview Being a first-born male carries a burden that younger siblings seldom appreciate. At the core of his personality, Garrick is responsible. He understands what needs to be done in order to sustain the ones he loves, and he devotes himself to making sure their needs are met. Garrick will deprive himself to make sure that his younger siblings, Kira and Algernon, have resources to thrive. Their confidence in him is rooted in many years of his consistently looking after…

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Brenna Velez: Heroine Extradordinare

Overview Some characters are easier to write than others. Brenna presents a challenge for me because she’s a woman, she comes from a culture that honors individualism to a far higher degree than is the case with my own, and her femininity has to shine through in spite of her fighting skill. While women can certainly be tough, depicting her as a man in a woman’s body detracts from the interest of accurately reflecting womanhood in a heroine. Therefore, a…

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Cover Revisions

I have been busy updating covers for my first three novels. After looking at what other sci-fi / fantasy cover artists have done, I thought, “I can do that, too!” It’s a lot of work to change covers, but have a look, and tell me what you think.

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Secrets and Whispers (Book VII)

Bronwyn faces a terrible choice. With her long-anticipated wedding only days away, she can defy her mother’s counsel and marry Algernon – a young priest with a questionable reputation – or call off the ceremony. Facing opposition from her loved ones and risking the alienation of friends who have long supported her, Bronwyn struggles to resolve conflicts and restore broken relationships. Yet beneath the veneer of her family’s strident disapproval lurks a hidden, sinister motive. Can Bronwyn and her friends…

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The Inquest (Book VI)

Haunted by distressing memories of his recent combat tour, Lieutenant Garrick Ravenwood returns home to his beloved wife and family. Against the backdrop of a Senate Inquest probing the conduct of the Expeditionary Force, Garrick is drawn into an ongoing conflict involving his little sister, Kira. Someone thinks she’s a threat. Someone wants her dead . . . Find free samples and purchase downloads at the links, below: Click here for E-book versions in multiple formats at Smashwords. Click here…

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Dreams and Missions (Book V)

Algernon Ravenwood wanted to get as far away from Cynthia Velez as possible. She was too lovely for him to resist, too compelling for him to turn away. Algernon knew that even if he never set eyes on her again, she’d live in his dreams and haunt his waking hours. As it was, he’d been dreaming of her every night . . . Against his wishes, a strange set of circumstances arises to test Algernon’s mettle. Will he deny his…

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Ceremonies and Celebrations (Book IV)

In the aftermath of the Kamerese Civil War, Cassie Velez and her affianced boyfriend, Jared Hohner, live as uneasy guests of King Alejo at his palace in Kameron City. Food shortages and a vitriolic press stir the passions of the Kamerese people, resulting in rioting and violence. Can Jared persuade the king to enact positive change and prevent another crisis? Will Cassie successfully navigate the dangerous minefield of social interaction with tempestuous Queen Ariadna and her guest, Hermenia Vega, the…

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