Luminous Chaos: A Novel

I haven’t heard of The Mysteries of New Venice series, but it sounds interesting. The second book of the series is available now (Luminous Chaos: A Novel (The Mysteries of New Venice)) having been released only a few days ago.

The description reads…

Book two in The Mysteries of New Venice, the steampunk adventure series The Guardian called a “magnificent achievement”

It’s 1907 in the icily beautiful New Venice, and the hero of the city’s liberation, Brentford Orsini, has been deposed by his arch-rival — who immediately assigns Brentford and his friends on a dangerous diplomatic mission to Paris.

So, Brentford recruits his old friend and louche counterpart, Gabriel d’Allier, underground chanteuse and suffragette Lillian Lake, and the mysterious Blankbate–former Foreign Legionnaire and leader of the Scavengers, the city’s garbage collecting cult–and others, for the mission.

But their mode of transportation–the untested “transaerian psychomotive”–proves faulty and they find themselves transported back in time to Paris 1895 … before New Venice even existed. What’s more, it’s a Paris experiencing an unprecedented and crushingly harsh winter.

They soon find themselves involved with some of the city’s seediest, most fascinating inhabitants. But between attending soirees at Mallarmé’s house, drinking absinthe with Proust, trying to wrestle secrets out of mesmerists, and making fun of the newly-constructed Eiffel Tower, they also find that Paris is a city full of intrigue, suspicion, and danger.

For example, are the anarchists they encounter who are plotting to bomb the still-under construction Sacre Coeur church also the future founders of New Venice? And why are they trying to kill them?

And, as Luminous Chaos turns into another lush adventure told in glorious prose rich in historical allusion, there’s the biggest question of them all: How will they ever get home?

Sequel to Aurorarama: A Novel (The Mysteries of New Venice)

In my mailbox

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As you might expect, I was thrilled to get a copy of the latest Ferguson and Day zombie housewives novel “Zombie Housewives of the 70’s.” You will find a picture of yours truly tucked away in the book and a couple of pictures of Peppy the Wonder Dog.

I might also point out that “Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse” has been updated and includes a poem by me. This is my second poem to be published *thanks guys*.

I also received a copy of Sundark: An Elle Black Penny Dread (The Elle Black Penny Dreads) (Volume 1) from the author Elizabeth Watasin. As you already know, I think she is freaking brilliant and I look forward to reading her book.

Elle Black, an unconventional psychic detective in an unconventional Victorian marriage, leaves her lovely lesbian wife to answer a desperate plea. Guests are vanishing in a mechanical hotel known as the Sundark, and Elle must use her ‘anomalous perturbationist’ gift–the ability to move objects with her mind–to save herself and the remaining hotel residents from malevolent, sidereal powers. But with apparitions appearing, magnetic lines disrupted, and clairvoyant guests lurking, who is the true murderer…or murderess?

Perturbationist is now my new favorite word.