Carrick House: releasing May 21
I’m delighted to share with you the cover and summary for Carrick House, a fun little short story set in the Magnificent Devices world. I’ve had so many reader letters begging me not to let the adventure end that I had to keep writing–because to own the truth, I don’t want it to end, either! And isn’t this cover gorgeous? There will be three or four of these, each set in the houses we’ve known during the series.
Carrick House: A short steampunk adventure … coming May 21, 2018
Who said life is but a dream after the wedding?
Married eight months, Lady Claire Trevelyan and Dr. Andrew Malvern are blissfully working together on a new invention, and providing a home for a collection of street sparrows. Then Claire’s mother, the redoubtable Lady Jermyn, arrives with her family in tow and expects to stay indefinitely … Peony Churchill turns up on the doorstep with valise in hand … and raffish cousin Claude comes for a visit …
While separately any of these would be most welcome, together they are overwhelming. Claire and Andrew flee to Athena for a bit of breathing room (and because there is nowhere for them to sleep). But the last thing they expect is to have their airship hijacked … with Claire’s little brother Nicholas still aboard …
If you like old-fashioned adventure, brave women, clever children, and strong-willed chickens, you’ll love this short story set in the Magnificent Devices world. Fangs for the Fantasy says Claire is “a wonderful main character (one of my favourites in the genre)” and the series has “a great sense of Victorian style and language that’s both fun and beautiful to read.”