St. Antoni - The Forbidden Colony
Where Victorian Steampunk Meets The Wild West
A TRIBUTE TO JULES VERNE & Zane Grey
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 and Zane Grey. 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 The Enforcers, will feature Chloe 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 Gaslight Bandits, will feature two characters who appear in the Enforcers. The 4th book, The Portal Lawman, tells the Story of St. Antoni from the other side. It takes place on a dystopian earth in the town where the St. Antoni Portal is located. In book 5, we return to St. Antoni but some of it does take place on earth.
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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.
BOOK 1 - WARRIORS OF ST. ANTONI
"A novel of survival and finding love where you least expect it ."
"A combination of shoot-'em-up western and Victorian Steampunk."
"A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure and romance on an alien planet."
After a sniper cripples their father, Sisters Bethany, Jeanne and Iris struggle to survive and hang on to their ranch and mine.
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, but Samuel is the son of her family's greatest enemy. To be together, they run away to a distant city, but discover you can't escape who you are. Will their love be strong enough to survive when Samuel's father demands he return to the clan?
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Available November 1, 2020
Book 2 - The Enforcers
"Mix a Shoot'em-up western with Victorian Steampunk, add a dash of mystery and you have this series."
"This is novel about second chances."
"A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure, mystery and romance."
"A former assassin for hire plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a serial killer on the Forbidden Colony planet of St. Antoni"
Chloe was trained from a young age to be an assassin. Since her move to Junction City, she has been trying hard 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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A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure, mystery and romance on the forbidden colony of St. Antoni.
"A young woman is thrust into danger when she is drafted to help investigate a series of train robberies."
"Mix a Shoot'em up western with Victorian Steampunk and add a dash of mystery and you have this series."
After their crazy father killed their mother, sixteen-year-old Francis Dominique became solely responsible for the welfare of her two young sisters. The colony of St. Antoni is a rough place; a woman needs to be smart and tough enough to protect, feed and clothe herself or find a man to do it for her. Francis opted for the first choice, and went to work for the Enforcers, St. Antoni's elite law enforcement bureau. She tries desperately to keep her mind on her work and not dream about her boss, the handsome, devil-may-care Hercule Jones.
When she is drafted into taking part in an investigation, she finds herself embroiled up to her neck trying to identify the outlaws robbing the trains connecting St. Antoni's City States. Then the investigation turns dangerous and personal problems begin piling up. Her father escapes from the Asylum for the criminally insane, and a lawyer with a custody writ arrives intending to drag her and her sisters to Copper City to live with grandparents who have ignored their existence until now. Can Francis keep her sisters safe and catch the outlaws without being killed herself?
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Look For It April 1, 2021
"A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure, mystery and romance in a dystopian society."
"Trapped in a web of deceit and danger, Lacey makes a dangerous alliance with the local Militia to keep her family safe in a post-apocalyptic society."
The end of the world had come and gone. Those who remained after the apocalypse did whatever it took to keep themselves alive and preserve what civilization survived. They broke laws and flouted the will of draconian government agencies who were supposed to keep anarchy at bay and instead established a police state.
Lacey Delaney, head of Laughing Mountain's Portal committee, defied the government by helping Portal Runners smuggle desperately needed goods, service and people to the Forbidden Colonies.
Malachi Sullivan, sub-commander of the free militia, was one of those who held the line against the tyranny of an overbearing government desperately trying to regain control against spreading anarchy.
Lacey and Malachi had been in love once, but a treacherous woman broke them apart. Now they must put the past behind them and learn to work together to save their town and preserve the secret of the Portal to the Forbidden Colonies.
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Cradle of fire. Estimated release date is july 2021
"A must read. A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure,suspense and romance."
A desperate woman takes a perilous gamble to save her family from a brutal murderer.
They weren't supposed to see the murders, or discover their 'kindly' new guardian had slaughtered three people. But they did see it. Jade knows they can't go to the police—he owns them. The only choice is to run and hide; but where can a woman, a teenage girl and a young boy go to be safe from a crime lord?
Desperate, she risks taking her family through an illegal Portal to St. Antoni. In the Forbidden Colony, they are safe from their former guardian. But she may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. St. Antoni is a dangerous haven; it's a planet whose citizens have created a society poles apart from the dystopian earth they fled. With almost no resources, Jade needs a way to support herself and her siblings in this strange world.
When Jade is offered a job as an illustrator for a book company owned by the elderly Hortense Jones, she jumps at it. Then she meets Hortense's nephew, the fascinating Levi Jones. He is a former Enforcer with a dangerous reputation as a gunman. Loyalty to the kindhearted Hortense causes Jade to be drawn into the deadly feud between the Jones and the Smith families. Can she find happiness on St. Antoni and keep her family safe?
I try to release my books about 3 months apart so this one is due for release in July 2021.
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"A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure, mystery and romance in a post-apocalyptic dystopian society."
Is a clone the property of the creator, or humans created artificially? Are Tally and her sisters artificial beings? Clones created in a lab but raised as human girls? She had always been told she is human, but is she? She needed to know for her and her sisters’ safety and peace of mind.
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