Life, Miscellaneous

Meet Bannon & Clare!

*clears throat, looks shamefaced* Well, I have been away for a bit. Major Life Change has kicked my schedule in the nuts, so to speak, and the Chihuahua of Real Life is humping my leg bigtime. But I have news!

Yes, the first Bannon & Clare book is now…released!

Sorcery. Seduction. Deduction.

Archibald Clare is a detective of truly uncanny abilities-a mentath, capable of feats of deduction and logic that border on the supernatural. He is also abruptly, uniquely, the only unregistered mentath left alive in Londoninium. Someone has murdered the others and, if not for the timely intervention of the Prime sorceress Emma Bannon, there would have been no one left to stop… whatever is coming.

Mentaths and sorcerers are dying-or worse, being seduced into betraying Queen and Country. Bannon and Clare must uncover treachery, conspiracy, and sorcery of the blackest hue. And in a Britannia where magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, time is short.

The game is afoot…

In the middle of all the hubbub and excitement, I almost forgot that the great and wonderful Gail Carriger interviewed me for the release, as well! I think I haven’t had Release Day Nerves because I’ve been too damn busy putting in twelve to fifteen hour days dealing with this Major Life Thing that’s going on. It’s sooooooo close to being ready for public announcement!

Things are calming down now, so stay tuned for things like Odd Trundles (you’ll love him) and Adventures With Schlepping, as well as a hilarious recap of the Major Life Change. I’m back, and I’m bad, and I promise not to leave again…

…well, for a while.

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Jean Marie Ward

Congratulations on the new series. Can’t wait to read it!


I read it right away, and its well done! excitement! automatons! now I have to wait for the next installment.. *sigh*


Got an email informing me that my pre-order is on its way. Now waiting patiently for package from book store. *tapping foot and peaking out window* Come on mailman!

Kristina L.

Welcome back and congratulations on the new release! I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since you mentioned Victoriana and steampunk.


Just downloaded to Kindle, and looking forward to reading it. I’m also looking forward to this Major Life Change you’ve been teasing us with.


Yay, I can’t wait!


Up to chapter 19 – I really like the world you’ve created, not to mention the characters. Can’t wait to see where you’ll take me next!


Lady, you’ve made great characters that conpliment each other! I have the first book andi love the plot.