Four historically-set short stories about women who escape their preordained roles
A Princess of Wittgenstein
A steampunk romance where the metal meets the meat.
Ileen is a chambermaid on the run, and a promethean. She is faintly blue all over, and her left arm is not the arm she was born with. She knows she was probably assembled from dead people. But who was she?
Fortunately her new London employers have open minds: Dr Penderby, respected associate of Dr Polidari, works extensively with prometheans and automata, and his wife Mrs Penderby is the founder of the Society for the Broader Definition of Humanity.
Only one person might ruin Ileen’s new life: Soames, the Penderbys’ automaton butler.
Next, two short stories set in a fantastical pseudo-Byzantine city, where the powerful and beautiful Monatin is the proprietrix of an elegant putatorium.
The Harlot Escapes
Monatin gets more customer than she bargained for.
The Harlot Deserts
Monatin leaves her putatorium to wage war against her city’s enemies…only to return and find the war on her doorstep.
Perfect for Her Setting
The Earl of Southford is looking for a new mistress. He interviews Olympia, a courtesan at the height of her powers, a high-flyer famous for refusing any man who cannot satisfy her. Olympia tests him as he has never been tested…except once.
Jennifer Stevenson lives in Chicago with her husband, two impatient cats, and a Very Large Array of Regency novels.
Artistic Demons: #1
A BVC Original
What’s a Psychic Vampire to do when she discovers the judge of her dancing competition is the ex-lover who staked her?
Living in the shadows, Psychic Vampire Janet Dryer was a killer addicted to Soul Fire–until her lover tried to kill her at Woodstock in 1969. These days, she haunts exotic night clubs and draws energy from throbbing drums.
Her popularity as a sarcastic blogger lands her on Dance from the Heart, a celebrity ballroom competition. To her shock, the head judge is her ex-lover, the Vampire Hunter who tried to kill her.
With the strength and speed to take down the strongest vampire or wiliest demon, Bryant Thomas combines that agility with his passion for ballroom dancing as cover for his Hunts. Janet’s new identity doesn’t fool him. He wants his dangerous former lover dead, or at least off his show. When a stage hand is murdered by a Psychic Vampire, Janet is the prime suspect, but he knows she’s innocent.
Until now, Janet thought she was the only PV in the world. While keeping up the pretense of the exhausting competition, Janet and Bryant seek a ruthless predator and fight a love that has never completely died. At what cost?