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An Interview with Cynthia Hemminger

Greetings, gentle readers! Audiobooks are delightful, and so are the lovely people who narrate them! I wanted to know a little bit more about Cynthia Hemminger, narrator of Tess Mercury and the Crooked Pink. She most graciously obliged. How did you get into narrating audiobooks? I’ve always loved to read aloud, so when I became involved with a … Continue reading

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Tess Mercury on Audible

Greetings, gentle readers! Looking for a new audiobook? Consider my new Wild West steampunk adventure narrated by Cynthia Hemminger. Now on Audible! Bounty hunters, gunslingers, death rays, crooked Pinkertons, and irradiated spit. Tess Mercury and her posse of bounty hunters set out to catch Ezekiel “Angel” Cooper, a Pinkerton wanted for murder, but wind up tangled in … Continue reading

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A Delightful Giveaway of the Elegantly Crafted Steampunk Adventure!

I am quite aflutter to announce a new Goodreads giveaway of Astrid Darby and the Eye of Ra from DC Press, now open for entries. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22699134-astrid-darby-and-the-eye-of-ra-astrid-darby-adventures Do visit. You will be most graciously rewarded.   It is a time of steam technology, scientific innovation and quietly simmering political tension. Having lost her husband to the dangerous life of an … Continue reading

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Astrid Darby & the Laughing Coffin–an Exquisitely Constructed Victorian Mystery

There is simply so much excitement, I can hardly contain myself. I am delighted to present the re-release of ASTRID DARBY & THE LAUGHING COFFIN, an exquisitely constructed Victorian mystery. I invite you to enjoy this title during the Smashwords Summer Sale and will be most gratified by your kind acknowledgement. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/148600 Now rogue from … Continue reading

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Astrid Darby & the Eye of Ra–an elegantly crafted Steampunk Adventure

I am simply beside myself to announce the re-release of ASTRID DARBY & THE EYE OF RA, an elegantly crafted Steampunk adventure! I invite you to enjoy this title at an appealing discount and offer sincerest gratitude for your esteemed patronage. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141281 It is a time of steam technology, scientific innovation and quietly simmering political … Continue reading

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Astrid Darby and the Circus in the Sky, a most satisfying conclusion

 “Elodie! Don’t do this!” Eitenne pleaded with a dramatic flair that I considered slightly inappropriate, given the current situation. Flaire’s guards, while quite burly and possessing weapons which I suspected could cause grievous bodily harm, should they get it in mind to attack us, were quite polite as they directed us towards their master’s chambers. … Continue reading