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~Space Trippers Book 1~
Exiled Virrillian Engineer Valesque Rhaugh has been hiding out in Earthian space while working on her newest project, when suddenly her unfinished ship is commandeered by an old enemy, with her on board! To make matters worse she is getting blamed when her long lost device is found on the ship and strands them all in uncharted space. Can she figure out what is happening in time? Or will they all be destroyed by her own hand?
Valesque burst through the doors of the room and into a chaotic mess of people running and shouting amid ship systems starting to go haywire. Lights began to flicker; control panels began to flash off and on randomly as the powerful drumming of the engines became louder and louder.
The crew was panicked, a Viper ship was about to fire on them and their own ship was suddenly out of control, their destruction seemed imminent. Valesque heard the engines switch as her ship shuddered, feeling as if it were preparing for an abrupt jump, just as the other vessel fired off its weapons. Either way, there was only one thing to do. “Brace yourself!”
~Space Trippers Book 2~
Just Passing Through
The adventure continues as Tim rescues an alien damsel in distress. With the ship in need of food stores, thanks to Lola and her fiasco in the hydroponics lab, the green girl leads them to a nearby trade planet. But the trade aliens seem a little too interested in Valesque for Tim and Sanic’s comfort. When she goes missing it is up to them to retrace her last few hours aboard ship, and they become quite disturbed when they find much more than they bargained
for in the secret recesses of the ship’s twisting corridors.
“Who dares disturb my lair?” an eerie, watery voice demanded from behind them. Tim and Sanic spun in alarm at the unexpected sound, only to be confronted by an even more unnerving sight.
Floating in the air was the dark figure of a woman, hands raised with pointed, claw-like nails aimed at them as they stood in shock below her.
~ Brass Hearts ~
A Steampunk Fairytale
All Dulcy Spry wants in life is to inherit her father’s small, family business, and help run it while she waits. But after a fateful encounter with the snobbish Mr Pridget on the roadside Dulcy’s best friend, Alise, and younger sister, Rosa, drag the reluctant Miss Spry into high society, where lies, manipulations and family secrets threaten to ruin her peaceful life and cast her into the dismal prison of an unwanted marriage.
Brass Hearts is a Cinderella-esque type story. It is a sweet, old fashioned romance, complete with bad impressions, lies, misunderstandings and social divide.
I would call this light steampunk, it does not focus on tech and gadgetry or air pirates and there are no weapons ever fired in the book. The characters live in a steam powered world that is a mix of Victorian, Early 1900’s, Modern day and futuristic.