St. Antoni - The Forbidden Colony
Where Victorian Steampunk Meets The Wild West
A TRIBUTE TO JULES VERNE
Of all the writers I read as a child, the three who had the most impact on me as a writer were Jules Verne, Zane Grey and Edgar Rice Burroughs. St. Antoni is my tribute to Jules Vern. It combines the "anything goes" science thinking of the Victorian Age with the practical necessity of an old fashioned western. I plan several more books in this series. Book 2 will be The Enforcers, and it will feature Choloe and a man named Caleb Jones who is a real bad ass. Readers will learn more about Choloe and what prompted her to take up her unusal profession. The 3rd book doesn't yet have a title, but it will feature two characters who appear in the Enforcers.
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St. Antoni The Forbidden Colony
A combination of Victorian Steampunk and shoot-'em-up western with a touch of mystery. The Portal to the world of St. Antoni was illegal. The men and women who reached it were desperate to escape earth. They were thrown on their own resources to survive with no help from earths advanced technology. With grit and determination, they created a civilization as different from the earth they left behind as Mars is from Venus.
Warriors of St. Antoni
On the frontier world of St. Antoni, you got tough—or you got dead.
The Portal to the world of St. Antoni was unsanctioned. Immigrants who reached there were desperate to escape earth. They snuck through the Portal with only what they could carry and faced a new world without earths advanced technology. By sheer grit and determination St. Antonoians fought their way back from the stone age to the steam age.
City states were controlled by powerful families, and the outlying ranches and mines were held by guns and guts.
This is the story of sisters Bethany, Jeanne and Iris and their struggle to survive and hang on to their ranch and mine after a sniper cripples their father. Bethany marries a mercenary gunfighter to shield her family from a predatory neighbor. To her surprise, the marriage of convenience turns into a love match, but Bethany and Alec must learn to trust as well as love each other. Iris chooses an arranged marriage with a beloved old friend, but did Carlos marry her for love, or to please her father? Jeanne and Samuel fall in love and run away to a distant city, but discover you can't escape who you are and Samuel is the son of her family's greatest enemy. Will their love be strong enough to survive when Samuel's father demands he return to the clan?
Available November 1, 2020
Book 2 - The Enforcers
On Onthe frontier world of St. Antoni, you get tough—or you get dead.
Chloe was trained from a young age to be an assassin. She has been trying to reinvent herself as an investigator. But her first case has a huge complication: she finds Samuel Adams, the man she came to question, dead. He has a wicked knife sticking out of his groin. She didn't do it, but given her history, who will believe her? It looks as if her past is about to catch up with her.
Caleb Jones is a man with a violent past. After his family was destroyed in a city state war, he went to work at the only job he knew. As an enforcer for the Marshals of the Federated City States of St. Antoni he hunts killers. He came to Junction City looking for a serial killer. Instead he finds Chloe. Is she the killer he's looking for or the woman who can replace everything he lost?
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