Free ebook: The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

Another steampunk freebie … download it while Amazon has it for free. As you know, Amazon can change the price without notice. Take a moment to check that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

What if the Civil War never happened?
What if Queen Victoria was at odds with an Emperor named Ulysses S. Grant?
What if?
This is the question that plagues one man on his journey to discover his place in the universe. Should he sit by and let history take its course or stand up and make his presence known, changing the outcome for the better…or worse? Set in an alternate past of Victorian era Steampunk, The Adventures of Phineas Frakture follows the title character through a myriad of escapades involving mad scientists, monsters, and fantastic clockwork gadgets.

Free steampunk ebook: By Means of Clockwork Selection

This novelette is free on Amazon until September 1st.

By Means of Clockwork Selection

Connie survived the plague that devastated plants, animals and clockwork alike. Her life has settled into the relative peace of farming clockwork ponies and marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Bess. But the threat of plague is never far away. Mutated oaks are spreading over the ruins of London and stories of outbreaks abound. She fears the worst when a pony collapses, but the true cause is far more surprising. It might be the key to rebuilding the world. (A novelette.)

Free Steampunk ebooks

I just finished watching Bogart and Hepburn steampower their way through Africa in The African Queen. Peppy is snoring a few inches away from my feet and the house is quiet. I suppose that it is time to download a few more steampunk ebooks from Amazon.

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Pandemonium: 1853

Three short, slightly alternate histories, all exploring the world of Pandemonium and all set in the same fateful year.

Marc Aplin sends a gunslinger to China and poses him an impossible question, Jonathan Green raises an ancient and hungry evil in Mexico City and Laura Graham writes of an Edinburgh overshadowed by more than factory smoke.

The globe-trotting companion to A TOWN CALLED PANDEMONIUM, this short volume can be read on its own or as part of the same shared world.

The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum

Apocryphal Memoirs Of An Eccentric GeniusNineteenth Century inventor Phineas Magnetron is a man on a mission in this first volume of The Magnetron Chronicles series, a faithfully executed parody of Victorian Era science fiction adventure tales, blending historical fact with improbable fiction.

Misunderstood, ostracized by his closest associates, Phineas embarks on a daring and unlikely caper to resurrect his dead mentor, the bombastic Dr. Hogalum, mustering all the Steam Age weird science at his disposal. He’ll bend the laws of man, nature, and physics, unearthing a haunting mystery and going boldly where no gentleman has gone before.

A Wattpad Featured Story with over 120,000 Reads!

“brilliant… fantastic… grand… incredible… intriguing… lovely… magnificent… unusual”

These are just some of the comments by Wattpad readers, who have called The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum “pure genius” and “an intriguing premise… heavily influenced by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.” Tens of thousands of readers have already enjoyed this “really compelling… parody of Victorian era pulp-fiction” with “a great sense of style,” and praised author D.L. Mackenzie’s “bloody superb use of the language.” The “language is entirely redolent of the era,” and “the writing style is a joy!”

– “I simply adore this story.”
– “Love everything about it!”
– “love the classics references…”
– “I enjoyed the victorian-era style, and the wonderfully woven words”
– “It’s grand to see something that has obviously had some love lavished on it.”
– “I am so glad I found this book!”
– “…really well written and I cannot wait to read the rest of [the series]”

Review by Kira Lerner, Author and Editor-in-Chief of Epiguide.com:

The Magnetron Chronicles relates the apocryphal tales of The Hogalum Society, a Victorian era club of “great men and great deeds” (of which Phineas Magnetron himself is a member, naturally). Think of a group comprised of Harry Houdini, Thomas Edison, Sherlock Holmes, Nikola Tesla, and other such fictional and real-life Steam Age luminaries with unconventional talents and ideas—all of whom were looked upon as a bit batty—and you’ll have a good idea of the Hogalum Society.

Anyway, the conceit of the series is that we are reading Magnetron’s journals, and in The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum we thereby learn of the strange events that occur when Phineas takes it upon himself to resurrect the spirit of Dr. Hogalum (the author tells me it’s pronounced “HO-ga-lum”), the Society’s beloved founder and mentor who has recently died. Phineas’ plan (think: zombies) isn’t warmly received by his compatriots in the group, who worry that he’s lost his marbles. The fact that he tries to perform the necessary tasks himself is admirable but his plans go awry, and after digging up Hogalum’s body, he retrieves only the head, which he intends to reanimate with voodoo. Slight problem, because (as his Haitian friend Petión observes) zombies are mindless bodies, and how useful is a mindless head?

As you can probably tell, the series is heavily inspired by the works of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and—to a lesser extent—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And hey, let’s throw in Mark Twain as well, because—despite the fact that the journals are written with utter sincerity and seriousness, this is definitely (and intentionally) funny satire. For example, here’s one of Dr. Hogalum’s first comments upon his revival:

“I do not wish to appear ungrateful after having been raised from the dead,” he said in a beleaguered tone, “but I must ask why you did not see fit to include my body in this enterprise!”

Indeed. D. L. Mackenzie’s well-written Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum harks back to the earliest days of the science fiction serial, and does a great job evoking the style of those genteel but breathless tales of remarkable discoveries, bizarre inventions and dangerous (mis)adventure

Faraday & Frankenstein

SHORT FICTION — Warnings to the Curious #1

A new dark age begins…

In 1867, Michael Faraday, well beyond his years of meaningful contribution to the electrical sciences, travels to the America for one final, secret experiment…an experiment inspired by the novel Frankenstein…an experiment that goes terribly wrong.

Faraday & Frankenstein – the first episode in the historical fantasy adventure series Warnings to the Curious.

The Emperor’s Edge

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.

Worse, Sicarius, the empire’s most notorious assassin, is in town. He’s tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills… or someone wants her dead.

Free Steampunk ebooks

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Gears of a Mad God: A Steampunk Lovecraft Adventure

Proper young ladies in the 1920s don’t get dirty, and they certainly don’t get into fights. But Colleen’s favorite uncle has died under mysterious circumstances, and she wants answers. When a sinister cult comes after her, she pushes back – hard.

Soon she’s running for her life, hunted by the cult of Katharis and aided by a secret government agency. It will take all of her courage, all of her strength, and every steam-powered weapon she can devise to keep her alive long enough to unravel the mystery of her uncle’s death.

The cult thinks she knows her uncle’s secrets. They’ll do anything, hurt anyone, to make her talk. But they’ve made a grave mistake. Colleen is going to take the fight to them, again and again, until the people she cares about are safe – or have been avenged.

Book 1 of the Gears of a Mad God series.

Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)

Book One of the Magnificent Devices series, a novel of 54,000 words.

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices.

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .

Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery

Mystery, romance and adventure…

Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he’s been looking for, and the romance that he hasn’t.

Simon and Elizabeth’s developing relationship is tested by demons real and imagined. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city’s speakeasies. When the local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, day to day struggles become a fight for their very lives.

Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel

Seedy corporations and airship factions, demons and rogues, zealots and thieves…an epic tale of power, greed, and corruption.

Jude Finley is a new recruit aboard the Gangly Dirigible, an airship that extracts water from rainclouds. Having only lived above the Skyline for a year, Jude is still getting used to the way things work in the world above the clouds. While working aboard the airship, Jude and his friends uncover a secret which may or may not help them against a growing uprising that could spell doom for everyone on the planet.

Meanwhile, Demetrius Rucca, wheelchair-bound son of a prominent religious leader, begins recruiting followers for his own subversive cause. As allegiances are sworn to him and his followers grow, he begins to discover the new powers that lie within him. This power could be the salvation Demetrius is looking for–or it could be the destruction of the known world.

For Queen And Country – A Steampunk Fantasy Romance Novella

The Gypsy.

A steampunk airship of belly dancers travel to the courts of european kings and queens, dancing for their suppers. However Lady C, Lilly, Gertie, Penny, and Sera are more than just dancers, they are spies for Queen Victoria and the British Empire!

This is the first of five books that centers on Lady C. They Gypsy’s leader with a secret no one must ever know about. Because of this secret, she has kept the love of Lord Colin at arms’ length. However, when he joins the mission to capture an evil sultan, she cannot deny the feelings of love and lust.

But, no matter how good the sex is between them, Constance and Colin butt heads over who is in charge of the mission to capture the sultan Khalid Bin Bargash. Can Colin win over her heart, and can Constance teach Colin who is boss?

 

 

Free Masonic ebooks

In the 19th century, certificates such as this...
In the 19th century, certificates such as this were commonly issued to Masons to show that they had taken the three degrees of Craft Masonry in a regular lodge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a small list of “free” ebooks at Amazon. The prices of these ebooks may change without notice. Take a moment to insure that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

The Symbolism of Freemasonry Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, Its Legends, Myths and Symbols

The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master’s Lodge

Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason together with the Ceremony of Installation, Laying Corner Stones, Dedications, Masonic Burial, Etc.

The Principles of Masonic Law A Treatise on the Constitutional Laws, Usages and Landmarks of Freemasonry

Free ebook: Hounds of Autumn

Do you like free steampunk books? Download a copy of Hounds of Autumn while it is still free. Prices can and do change without notice so take a moment to make sure that the price is still $0.00

Hounds of Autumn

They say that the moor has eyes.

It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered.

A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor?

Accompanied by her naturalist husband and clockwork cat, Chloe is determined to see her friend’s killer found.

But some secrets have a terrible cost.

Happy Valentine’s Day — Free ebook

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Let’s kick this holiday off with a free ebook “A Steampunk Valentine”. The ebook is packed with an assortment of steampunk stories and poems from a variety of authors.

By the way, the first poem was written by me.

steampunk valentinePublished: Feb. 13, 2013
Words: 29,445 (approximate)
Language: English

Description
Stories and poems from the Steampunk.com Saint Valentine’s Day Short Short Competition

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/285559

Free ebook: Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel

Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel *Hat tip* to Debby Reagan.

Free ebook, as of this morning, Lady of Devices (link) can be downloaded from Amazon. You need to act quickly because Amazon can change their price at any time. Take a moment to confirm that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.

If you like steampunk stories by Cherie Priest and Gail Carriger, you’ll love Shelley Adina’s Lady of Devices!

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices.

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .

Free Kindle ebook: The Aslaric Vampire

Take a moment to make sure that the price has not changed before making your purchase. Take a look at another version of the vampire:

The Aslaric Vampire

An Aslaric Vampire is not affected by Holy Water or garlic beads.

He or she is not affected by sunlight or crosses.

They do not sleep in coffins or create other vampires by biting humans on the neck.

~They are the new rulers of the vampire kingdom. They are Aslaric.~

18 year old Bristol has to go without love for 225 years in order for her and her family to receive all of their powers. It has been 220 years, and she has just met a 17 year old human named Marvin. Can Bristol go the extra 5 years without falling for Marvin?

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