This novella, Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men, is the first in a series called the Isleshire Chronicles, and it released on Jan 29, 2014. The series genre is a mix of steampunk/gaslight romance, high and low fantasy,
action/adventure, and erotic romance. The first novella is readily available in e-book formats by Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, and Barnes
Here's the blurb:
"On the night of the summer solstice, Obadai Bashim encounters
Jules Sterling, a young engineering sage. Jules is on the run from a ripper, an assassin of the Theocracy who has already killed his master. Open atrocities by rippers are unusual in County Isleshire, where freedom and acceptance reign over prejudice.
However, political instability between the Five Kingdoms and the Divine Theocracy has set the theocrats on a mission to crown religious doctrine over science, and the Sage’s Guild is number
one on their eradication list. If Obadai helps, he’ll have a price on his head too, but he can’t abandon Jules.
Escaping the ripper’s clutches is not enough. Jules
has a mission of his own: to repair a faulty airship inn about to crash into the fortified township of Dunbruth. Luckily, Obadai has a few magickal secrets up his sleeve."
Learn more about County Isleshire, Nebulosia, and the world-building from my guest post at Andrew
Q. Gordon's blog. You can find the post HERE.