New Releases & Free Books

steampunk romance, paranormal romance, short stories,In HUGE news, I have two and half new books out. That “half” is not a typo, it’s a short story.  And I want you to know when and where you can pick them up for free. Yep, FREE.All books are Amazon only (so that Amazon puts them in their new lending library,  Kindle Unlimited -Dare- sorry, but I can’t beat the system, so I’m trying to join it)

Nov 2 – 4 Midnight Kiss, a Regency romance short story

Nov 5 – 9 Indulge. Sensual Tales of Steampunk & Fantasy

Nov 12 – 16 Dare. Sensual Tales of Fantasy and Suspense

Nov 30 – Dec 4 Guarding Christmas, a holiday short story

Don’t worry. I’ll post the dates again as each book goes free Hope you enjoy them!

And look out for “Clockwork Gold” and “Demon Hunter” — more steampunk and paranormal romance — in December!


I’m Self-Published! Curses & Confetti is Live!

Bustlepunk, steampunk, Australian steampunk,

Ta da! “Curses and Confetti” is live! It’s up for sale on Amazon — but please do NOT buy it yet. I’ve scheduled a FREE promotion to run from September 28 till October 2 (remembering that this is American time, so half a day or so behind Australia).

I’ll remind you, but mark your diaries for two days time, and then nab your copy of “Curses and Confetti”, the third Bustlepunk Chronicle and a lovely Australian wild west urban adventure.

I love this book and I hope you will too!

It begins with all the fun of the fair (and for those who know Western Australia, I didn’t make up the fair ground in Fremantle, even if it’s vanished now)

Esme Smith and Jed Reeve are getting married. The unlikely pairing of an Australian suffragette and an American inventor is set to be the wedding of the year—until the Gypsy Oracle arrives in town, a man is killed, Jed is hopelessly compromised and Esme has to save her man and survive…Grandma!

Raising Steam

I interrupt the usual pleasant tenor of this blog to shout:

Raising Steam!!!

I can’t tell you how much I love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and Raising Steam adds Steampunk to the mix.

So excited! Today is release day for Raising Steam – just as soon as the rest of the world realises it’s 7 November, finally ;)

There is an early and fabulous review of the book at Waterstones.

Happy dancing – must work now, so that I’m free to READ RAISING STEAM!

Steampunk Chats

The steampunk community is a delight. How many people can be witty in 140 characters? Well, Stephen Fry, obviously :)

This Friday at 9pm New York time, I’ll be hosting the #steampunkchat on Twitter. That means, I get to pick the topic!

I’ve been intrigued for ages by the interaction between nostalgia and steampunk. I’ve read (and drat it, I’ve forgotten the reference) that nostalgia increases in tough times. So this week we’ll be discussing the appeal of nostalgia and its impact on shaping steampunk, particularly the steampunk style that is slipping into mainstream culture — think corsets in fashion, accordians in rock music — what do you mean, you haven’t heard accordians in rock music? There must be some. Heck, even AC/DC used bagpipes :)

You can join the #steampunkchat just by following the hashtag and including it in your tweets. This is really easy to do if you join the chat in the SteampunkChat TweetChat room.

Then the following week, I’m on the Steampunk panel for Coyote Con. This is an hour long session at 8pm on Friday 26 October (again, New York time). Coyote Con is a FREE writing conference that lasts the whole weekend. My fellow panelists will be Cindy S Pape, JL Hilton and Seleste de Laney. I can’t wait to chat about writing Steampunk with fellow enthusiasts — you are all VERY welcome!


Release Day! “Courting Trouble”

I love Australian history. I even studied it at university. You can not believe how blessed I feel to have the chance to share stories that take our history and give it a fun, thoughtful twist. I’m having a wonderful time writing The Bustlepunk Chronicles.

Courting Trouble” releases today, and to celebrate, I’m sharing some Australiana. I love my country, its freedom and beauty, and I want to share some of my joy. Believe me, today, on Release Day, I have lots of joy to go around.

To win the cards and giftcard set, plus a digital copy of “Courting Trouble”, please leave a comment. The contest is open internationally.

Courting Trouble - Steampunk

Swan River Colony, Australia, 1895

All suffragette Esme Smith wants is respect. Her beau, American inventor Jed Reeve, may be more enlightened than most men, but lately his need to protect her is at odds with her need for independence. Esme begins to wonder if a modern woman can share her life with a man without losing some of herself.

With his courtship of Esme stalled, the last thing Jed needs is the pressure of saving the Prince of Wales. But when blueprints for a sonic destroyer fall into his hands, he uncovers an anarchist plot that could have deadly consequences.

While investigating the threats, Jed is determined to keep Esme out of harm’s way, despite her protests. But when the terrorists capture Jed and demand a priceless emerald in exchange for his life, it’s Esme who must draw on all her strength to save the day.


Reviewers: Review copies are available from Netgalley.