Yes, I should be writing…but I finished book 3 in this serial –Crown of Towers– and I wanted to play
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Posted by Kim Knox on Saturday, 23 February, 2013
Here’s the first 200 words from Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death. It’s a SF Historical m/m romance, due out from Carina in August
1. Mr. Frost Comes to Dinner
“Mr. Agamemnon Frost is a trifle…eccentric.”
Mason said nothing. It wasn’t his place to comment on the strangeness of Sir Randolph’s guests. The Cadwallader family had secured his services from the registry that morning, as Mr. Frost had declared himself without a personal servant for the evening dinner party.
Mason was glad of the work. With a glut of former soldiers swelling the books of the servant registry, pickings were thin. The field of battle had changed. Men were no longer needed. Not in the way they once were. Monstrous machines were the foot soldiers of the British Empire now.
The butler, Williams, strode along the lamp-lit passage, setting a quick pace. “You will see to his every need, acting as his valet. You will also attend him at table tonight.”
“I believe Mr. Frost to be a most fastidious gentleman. Very particular in his ways. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? A very fashionable man.”
Mason held back a wince. A dandy. A man no doubt obsessed with the perfect waistcoat and the absolute shine of his shoes. Mason had specified early on at the registry that he was never to be hired out to an over-perfumed fashion plate. Now he didn’t have that luxury.
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Posted by Kim Knox on Friday, 15 February, 2013
“And in those moments, I remember who I serve.”
The air seemed to crack between them, the promise of what they couldn’t show in Greenbank Hall, or on the open streets burned there in the thick darkness of the empty corridor.
Frost leaned forward, only a whisper of air separating their lips. “Say it.”
Mason’s mechanical heart drummed in his chest, his body aching. “I serve you.”
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Posted by Kim Knox on Sunday, 21 October, 2012
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
Posted by Kim Knox on Thursday, 2 August, 2012