Cover Reveal: JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE!

At long last, here it is: the cover of JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE!

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We’ll be picking the actual release date in the next few days. For now, here’s a sneak peek at the back cover blurb:

From an Epic Award winning author comes a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure!

In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death.

Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves.

“Addictive, sassy, sexy, funny, intense, brilliant.” -Bitten By Books, on Frost Moon

Epic Award winner Anthony Francis writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer series and Jeremiah Willstone series while working on robots for “the Search Engine Which Starts with a ‘G’.”

Prevail, Victoriana!

-the Centaur

Forthcoming Audio

Jeremiah’s not appeared in audio adventures to date, but stay tuned: her first story out of Academy, “A Choir of Demons”, is being adapted for audio in partnership with the creative minds behind the Harry Strange radio dramas and the Atlanta Radio Theater Company. We’re still working out the details, so stay tuned as news on this project develops!

Forthcoming Books

Fear not, fellow adventurers! Jeremiah will star in her very own novel, THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE, out early 2017 from Bell Bridge Books. Stay tuned for more news as it happens!

Lieutenant Jeremiah Willstone

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Jeremiah as a Lieutenant, fresh out Academy – I imagine, fresh back from a jog. Done with pen, pencil, and white pencil on beige-tinted paper, with tone/level/color correction and light editing in Photoshop.

-the Centaur

A Choir of Demons

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Like science? Like adventure? Like seeing liberated women kick ass? Well, for all of the above you’re in luck, because Aurora Wolf magazine has published “A Choir of Demons”, Jeremiah Willstone’s very first adventure out of Academy! Here’s a preview:

“Well, Lieutenant,” he said, handing the dispatch to her. “Looks like your bailiwick.”

“A … police matter, sir?” Jeremiah said, her voice unexpectedly rising; most unbecoming in a soldier, but she hadn’t expected to be sent on a formal mission on her very first day. Navid clearly had talked her up too much! “With respect, sir, I’ve not even completed orientation—”

“You’re wearing the tailcoat,” Lord Bharat said firmly. “Aquit it well. Dismissed.”

Jeremiah clicked her heels, whirled and marched off, her head positively spinning. What were the protocols? Who were the players? She was going in blind! She tried to pump the dispatcher for details, but he sternly sent her on her way: the plea was urgent.

And so, within the hour, Jeremiah found herself halfway across Boston standing beside a detective policeman opening the bloodied front door of an artisan’s shop. Even as the hardbitten woman’s shaking hand cranked the passkey, Jeremiah steeled herself.

“Not sure whether this is an Incursion,” the detective muttered, “but it sure as hell looks like Expeditionary business.” The lockpick engaged, and the spattered door swung open with an ominous creak … revealing a dark red arc on the floorboards. “We left it just as it was.”

“Oh, you didn’t have to,” Jeremiah whispered. Within the brassworker’s shop, the artisan sat sprawled in his work chair, head lolled back, staring at the ceiling, eyes wide open in terror, dried blood running from his ears. Up and down his whole body—indeed, over much of the shop—were carved rough pentagrams.

“Bloody hell,” Jeremiah said.

“My thoughts exactly,” the detective said, walking inside.

Wow! Hell of a first day on the job. Me, I just had to sit through an orientation seminar and locate the microkitchen. I guess Victoriana really is a different world! Good luck, Jeremiah, and may Victoriana prevail!

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-the Centaur

Welcome to the World of Victoriana!

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Hail, fellow adventurers! Jeremiah Willstone has just entered your reality, and this is her very first webpage! Stay tuned as the Expeditionaries from Victoriana learn how to manage the intricacies of these modern digital electronic computers!

Where’s the gear crank on this thing, anyway?