The Kickstarter is now available to reserve your copy of the new anthology from Belanger Books, Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk! Divided into two volumes – Tales of a Retro Future and Mechanical Men & Otherworldly Endeavours – the Kickstarter is open until March 21, 2019, and has already hit its funding target within hours of opening.
My story, ‘The Silver Swan’, will be opening the first volume.
Tales of a Retro Future – Volume one of the anthology features stories with a focus on steampunk inventions. See airships cloud the skies, robotic swans attack, and apparatuses appear to raise the dead.
Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours – Volume two of the anthology features stories with a focus on robotic creatures and otherworldly adventures. See Holmes team up with intelligent animals from an alternate Earth, switch bodies with Dr. Watson, and travel to another dimension.
Take a look at the Kickstarter and see some of the great rewards on offer for our backers – and do let me know if you get yourself a copy of this brilliant anthology. I can’t wait to read all the stories myself!
A deeply personal and dark story of mine was recently released in Issue 1 of The Society of Misfit Stories, from Bards and Sages Publishing. I love this story, even though I spilled out far more of my soul when writing it than I first realised. It’s twisted, unapologetically gritty, and I think I’m more than a little bit in love with the two central characters.
Rules were made to be broken. Wings were not.
Those incontrovertible truths had dictated Melusina’s life until now. Forever dancing the line between the two, she had managed to balance the demands of serving in the court of the Fae King with her insatiable fascination for the mortal realm. Until today.
That was why Melusina found herself propping up the bar of a rundown Georgian tavern in the wrong side of London, knocking back neat bourbon like it was going out of fashion as the handful of Monday night patrons flocked around her, drawn in by the glamour she wore like a shield.
If anyone was looking for her, they wouldn’t think to come here. In the paroxysm of her grief she gravitated towards the ramshackle pub, defiantly out of place amongst the modern buildings surrounding it. Like her, it was a relic from another world.
The White Hart was the antithesis of the place she called home until today. Its brash vulgarity and shadowed corners should not have been able to draw her in, but for one thing.
Nestled in amongst a whole host of talented authors, you can pick up the anthology for half-price until March 1st, 2019 with the coupon code XL39J at Smashwords. Let me know what you think!