- Dystopian YA, Steampunk, Uf
An intrepid young woman in pre-World War 1 Scotland, who prefers science to matrimony, discovers a world of incredible secrets her late father was keen on hiding from her. Clockwork Nessie is a short story featuring steam-powered inventions, monsters, pirates and handsome scientists.An intrepid young woman in pre-World War 1 Scotland, who prefers science to matrimony, discovers a world of incredible secrets her late father was keen on hiding from her.Clockwork Nessie is a short story featuring steam-powered inventions, monsters, pirates and handsome scientists.Previously published in Conquest Through Determination anthology.
No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.
Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow
brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a
wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an
answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell. Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.
The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship
with the gorgeous but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the
perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker
wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through,
maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs. Hitting
the cool sheets with Jon soothes her mind and body, but it also enrages
whoever’s behind the smokescreen she’s uncovered at work. Someone is
willing to kill to protect their secrets, and Gayle and Jon are the
targets. With both her heart and livelihood at stake, Gayle’s early career-limiting moves could turn into life-terminating ones.(