Release day: Courting Trouble
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.
Jenny dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Courting Trouble is the second story in my Bustlepunk Chronicles. It’s set in Western Australia in the 1890s when the Gold Rush was in full swing. But I’ve fiddled a bit with history–that’s the fun of steampunk: I get to ‘correct’ history’s mistakes. In my version of early Perth, there’s a Bombaytown on the northern bank of the river, down near Fremantle. Smell the spices, walk the narrow streets, be swept away to a time that never was, but should have been.
You can find out more about Jenny’s work at her website.
All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a digital copy of Courting Trouble. Giveaway closes on 22 October. (The winner was Lynette)