I’m in a bit of a *squee* state as my editor at Carina Press, Deb Nemeth, said yes to my first series with them!
The name might give it away, but the Agamemnon Frost trilogy, is an m/m, not-quite-steampunk romance, set in late Victorian Liverpool. It’s always surprised me that there’s so little steampunk set here, what with it being the second city of the British Empire and all… (My bias may be showing. I live in Liverpool, after all )
Here’s the blurb for the first novella, Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.
The British Empire has changed. By 1891, monstrous machines replace men on the field of battle and with these weapons, the Empire’s grip on its territories strengthens.
Official history says the machines came from a recovered book written by Hero, the mechanical genius working in Alexandria almost two thousand years before. Edgar Mason doesn’t care. He only knows that the machines have landed him back in England to work as a domestic servant. For men like Agamemnon Frost.
He believes Frost to be a dandy, concerned more with the fine cut of his waistcoat than world affairs but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Something about the man triggers Mason’s sharp instincts at their first meeting. Especially the forbidden ones. But those instincts he has to ignore.
Mason becomes swept up in Frost’s world and in a single, impossible night, the man’s dandy facade vanishes. It reveals the heart of a man who will face down England’s most dangerous enemy. No matter the cost.
The other two novellas are, Agamemnon Frost and The Hollow Ships and Agamemnon Frost and the Crown of Towers.
Yes, there could be a little bit of an Iliad mash-up in there too…
I don’t have a firm date yet, but expect these novellas in 2013. You can read a little Behind the Scenes snippet, here