Diana Smythe was a child of the nobility… once. Now the streetrat known as Diver, she spends her days picking pockets, and her nights gazing at the galaxy overhead, dreaming of the day she’ll escape Earth for a brighter future among the stars.
Derek Byrne polices the grimy streets around the Southampton Spaceport, trying to keep the gangs in line and the gutters clear of riffraff. When his path crosses Diana’s, he sees beyond her masculine disguise and catches a glimpse of the remarkable young lady hiding beneath the rags and bravado.
But Derek has his own dark secrets, and when Diana averts a near-disaster at the Spaceport, fate flings them along a trajectory that will lead them to adventure, romance – and peril beyond their wildest imaginings.
Cover by Howard David Johnson.
(Best for readers 14 and up)
KEYWORDS: Urban fantasy, teen coming of age, YA romance, action adventure, portal fantasy, litRPG, fairies, Celtic myths and folklore, fairy tale retellings
"Anyone and everyone who enjoys fantasy, gaming, a great story, amazing characters, incredible writing, worlds that are so alive they don't stay within the pages - MUST read this. If you haven't started this series yet, do not wait another second. You won't regret it!" - The Crooked Word
WHEN A GAME...
Feyland is the most immersive VR game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch — or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.
Tam Linn is the perfect hero — in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her.
WINNING IS EVERYTHING...
Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.
RAVE REVIEWS for FEYLAND:
"Jennet was a character that I fell in love with instantly. She is a girl who loves video games, has a great sense of competition, and is just tough enough without being overbearing." -- 5 Star review from Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
"5 stars! If you like faeries, a touch of sci-fi and old ballads, this is definitely the story for you." --Watercolor Moods
"Feyland was such a quick and engrossing read I couldn't help but read it in one sitting! It flowed seamlessly and was so vivid I felt like I was right there in the dark realm. It's packed with action, magic, and of course faeries! Does it get any better than that?! Nope, I can't wait to read the rest of this series!" -- Book Addict
"With a fresh twist on the faery lore, Feyland: The Dark Realm will find its way into your mind - and your heart. Forget that this is a faery book. It's more than that. It's the story of a boy, a girl, and their brilliant strength." -- The Reviews News
KEYWORDS: Bestselling Young Adult Fantasy Series, Coming-of-age, Fairies, Fairy Tales and Retellings, Celtic Folklore, Science Fantasy, MMO Gaming, Action Adventure, Magic Realms, Cyberpunk, litRPG, GameLit, Ready Player One, Warcross, Caravel, Graceling, Julie Kagawa, Sarah J. Maas, Court of Thorns and Roses, Cinder, Marissa Mayer, Melissa Marr, Portal Fantasy, Virtual Reality, ACOTAR, Tam Lin, Tamlin, Dark Fae, WoW, World of Warcraft, gamer fiction, books for teens, books for boys, books for girls, YA reader, best book
From a mishap-filled wedding to a fugitive’s fresh start, experience the world of Victoria Eternal - where nanotech ball gowns are all the rage, steam power vies with alien starship technology, and the yearnings of the human heart remain unchanged…
Includes: A Splendid Wedding, The Clockwork Harp, Lady Elizabeth's Betrothal Ball, One More Star, Shining, and Stowaway.
KEYWORDS: Steampunk, Alternate History, British Galactic Empire, Fresh Start, Lesbian Main Character, LGBT Science Fiction, Space Opera, Space Adventure, Genetic Engineering
What if aliens had landed on the Buckingham Palace lawns in 1850 and presented Queen Victoria with a world-changing offer? What if the British Empire, ruled by an unchanging queen, spread out to the stars for centuries?
Explore this alternate world from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp in five tales filled with ball gowns and nano-tech, steam power and aliens, and the timeless nature of the human heart.
Stars & Steam is a collection of five short stories (approx 120 pages) set in the Victoria Eternal universe.
KEYWORDS: Alternate history, steampunk, Victorian adventure, young adult SF, short story collections, first contact, romance, Gail Carriger, Bec McMaster, Shelly Adina, YA, Lois McMaster Bujold, space opera
INTO THE FAERIE HILL – Blind minstrel Turlough O’Carolan spends one night beneath the faerie hill that will change him, forever...
THE HARPER’S ESCAPE— A sad, mystical tale of a harper fleeing for her life in Elizabethan Ireland.
THE QUIET GIFT—Set in the Collegium of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar, a young woman with Bardic Talent must learn to accept her gift as it is, not how she wishes it might be.
THE CLOCKWORK HARP— A spooky steampunk retelling of the Cruel Sister ballad, set in the universe of Victoria Eternal.
MUSIC’S PRICE— Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
GUINEVERE’S GIFT— Guinevere Gaunt (Gwen to her friends) is one of the last humans to carry the blood of the old bards. Half-trained and barely making a living playing the Celtic harp, she can’t afford to turn down her latest wedding gig, even though it means returning to the treacherous Fae Realm.
ICE IN D MINOR—On a near-future Earth, an intrepid composer uses music in a final effort to save our world…
KEYWORDS: Alt History, Steampunk, Fantasy Anthology, Short Stories, Celtic Folklore, Celtic Myth and Magic, Bards, Harps, Music, Coming of Age, Magic and Legends