Elemental Steampunk Chronicles
The Golden Spider – Book One
In a world of steam and gears, of mystery and murder… only a clockwork spider can weave a web strong enough to catch a killer.
Lady Amanda blackmailed her way into a prestigious London medical school…
Not the preferred method of entrance, of course, and quite the scandal – but necessary, for it’s the only way to force Lord Thornton, a professor at the school, to help her perfect her invention: a clockwork spider capable of spinning artificial nerves.
And Thornton is interested… but is he interested in Amanda, or simply the invention that could cure his own debilitating injury? Neither one can trust the other, but both know this: any attraction is a danger, any romance forbidden.
But when a foreign spy steals top-secret technology – and the spider – from Thornton’s laboratory, using it to perform grisly experiments on human subjects, Amanda and her professor must put aside both their differences and their growing attraction to capture the killer terrorizing the streets of old London.
Now, Amanda and Thornton are on the hunt… or being hunted themselves. Traveling from gypsy camps to dirigible factories, to the kraken-infested Thames – they will go wherever they must, and do whatever they can. To find the spy. To stop the killer. To fight the forbidden romance between them…
… and, above all, to solve the mysteries hidden in The Golden Spider.
The first book of USA Today bestselling author Anne Renwick’s Elemental Steampunk World series, The Golden Spider invites you to an alternate past: where mayhem and murder endanger the foggy streets of Victorian London, where secrets and spies hide in a world of gaslamp fantasy, and where matters of the heart are as mysterious – or simple – as clockwork. Tap the link and get your copy now!
The Silver Skull – Book Two
An illegal border crossing. A fake marriage. A mad German count determined to create an army of unbreakable soldiers.
Lady Olivia is not all she seems. Trained for marriage to an assigned political target, her skills lie in programming household steambots to serve tea, dress her hair… and sound the alarm while she picks locks and listens at doors. Humiliated by a failed assignment, she decides to redeem herself by tailing a suspected double agent.
Lord Rathsburn must flirt with treason. Struggles to cure a horrible disease have met with unexpected complications. The cells he engineered can make a man’s bones unbreakable, but the side effects are fatal. He believed the research terminated… until his sister was kidnapped by a German count. Her ransom? A cure.
Piloting a stolen dirigible, he uncovers an unlikely stowaway, Lady Olivia. Arriving together at a crumbling castle, an impossible task is set before them: cure the count’s guardsmen. Amidst their fake marriage, a very real growing attraction, dying guardsmen and escalating hostilities, Lady Olivia and Lord Rathsburn are thrust deep into the world of international medical espionage from which there may be no return.
USA Today bestseller Anne Renwick continues her Elemental Steampunk World series with a new steampunk thriller, THE SILVER SKULL, set in an a gaslamp world—an alternate version of Victorian England where science and secrets collide, where cures can kill, and where matters of the heart can only be divined in steam. Click to grab your copy today!
The Iron Fin – Book Three
A vampiric octopus hunting selkies. A torrid love affair. Traitors who prey on those closest to them in a bid for power.
Isa McQuiston is caught between two worlds.
Strange creatures are attacking her people, their injuries beyond her medical expertise. More than one fisherman has been tossed ashore by the waves, drained of blood, a severed tentacle piercing his flesh. To find answers, she must forge a cautious alliance with the outsider making inquiries… even if he does present an almost irresistible temptation.
Dr. Alec McCullough, an injured naval officer, is restless and bored.
Until his brother—an agent for the Crown—offers him an assignment: investigate a recent rash of unexplained octopus attacks. On the wet and windy Hebridean Isles, his every effort is met with resistance. Coaxing an attractive young widow—the local healer—to allow him to examine the latest victim only leads to further complications.
A fusion of living and mechanical components, the creatures follow instinct, but also command.
Together, they uncover layers of deceit, revealing traitorous tentacles that entangle both their lives. As those behind their creation callously sacrifice innocent lives in pursuit of their goals, Isa and Alec struggle to forge a future together while attempting to prevent a disaster of international proportions.
“…dashing heroes and the fierce heroines who battle beside them.”
“…an action-packed thriller.”
Venomous Secrets – Book Four
Deadly secrets. A fanged monster. A device that could save lives or shatter worlds.
Cait McCullough, venom expert, is trouble personified.
Bored with exploring the possibilities of her unique biology in a laboratory, she longs for excitement. And investigating a vicious fanged creature who stalks its victims by lamplight in darkest London offers the perfect opportunity. Working with a handsome, unmarried agent? A delightful bonus.
Jonathan “Jack” Tagert battles enemies shrouded in darkness.
While chasing suspects was once second nature, impending blindness threatens his line of work. The timing couldn’t be worse. When a deadly attack upon a lord at his brother’s engagement ball connects to a string of odd murders, the hunt begins for a seductive predator.
Bound by societal scandal, they must trace the creature’s past.
Every clue spirals them deeper into peril as they struggle to separate fact from myth. As the venomous truth slithers near, the fight to survive draws Jack and Cait ever closer. With lives on the line, and time running out on Jack’s dimming vision, the pair must untangle a mystery to stop the body count from rising.
“full of science, intrigue, and legendary creatures”
“cool steampunk technology, all wrapped with an enticing dash of humour and romance!”
“What happens when you mix pipettes and labs, steam powered robots and carriages, Agents for the Crown, and a female scientist who wants to become an Agent herself? Steampunk at its best!”
Elemental Steampunk Tales
A Trace of Copper
A small Welsh village. An interrupted romance. A rogue frog on the loose threatening their future.
New recruit to the Queen’s agents, Dr. Piyali Mukherji is given a simple first assignment. Travel to the small Welsh village of Aberwyn and solve the mystery of a young woman’s blue skin lesion. A challenging task, for the alarming infection is unlike anything she’s seen before—and it’s spreading.
Evan Tredegar, the town’s pharmacist and the only man to ever capture her heart, knows more than he’s telling. Despite his efforts to push her away, her touch reawakens old desires. As more villagers fall victim to the strange disease, he’ll have no choice but to reveal his secrets, even if it means sacrificing his freedom.
Together they must move past broken promises, capture a rogue frog, and stop the infection before it spreads out of control.
In Pursuit of Dragons
Secrets hidden inside a castle. The return of a lost love. A desperate fight to defeat the enemies who threaten their future.
In a laboratory behind the walls of a castle, Natalia Zakharova Kinross, Lady of Kinlarig, hides her many secrets. But for how much longer? For not only is a medical miracle embedded within her skin, a mythological dragon prowls the grounds. And there are men who will stop at little to lay claim to both.
Though Luke Dryden, cryptozoologist, is welcomed back to the castle at the tip of a blade, an old romance ignites. Until a lingering illness acquired in a secret biotechnology facility takes a turn for the worse – all while disaster circles. To help defend a lady and her dragon, he must attempt a risky cure.
As old enemies threaten their future, they will fight back to back in a desperate last stand…
A Reflection of Shadows
A thief with golden eyes. The spy who loves her. A mad scientist who will break hearts to expose her secrets.
Shunned for her odd eyes and an unnerving habit of slipping into shadows, Lady Colleen Stewart refuses to be caged—should she decide to marry, it’ll be for love and to a man of her choice. After all, she’d rather be racing over rooftops than waltzing across ballroom floors. So when the only man to ever tempt her heart invites her on a covert mission, she leaps into danger.
Nicholas Torrington, Queen’s agent, is running out of time. While work has him chasing his tail, his sister grows increasingly ill, and Colleen, the woman he would make his bride, has acquired another, determined suitor. To coax his favorite thief back into his arms, he’ll break every rule and lead her through the underbelly of London on a hunt for a mad scientist and a cure for his sister.
But the discovery of a burned-out laboratory provides more questions than answers, and they find themselves caught in a deadly game where they have become the prey. Surviving the ambitions of their pursuers will bring everything into sharp focus as they risk their very lives.
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK TALES: A COLLECTION
PRAISE FOR A TRACE OF COPPER
“…a delightful blend of modern and mystical.”
“I can’t wait to read more from this series…”
“…the perfect mix of mystery, romance, science and steampunk.”
PRAISE FOR IN PURSUIT OF DRAGONS
“A dashing yet vulnerable hero, paired with an endearing spitfire of a heroine. Medical marvels taken from the controversial headlines of current research, blended with myth and legend from our deepest history.”
PRAISE FOR A REFLECTION OF SHADOWS
“will keep you up at night”
“heat, madness, and mayhem”
“never a dull moment”
A Snowflake at Midnight
A rare manuscript. A midnight promise. A villain who would steal them both away.
Pressured by looming deadlines and an annoying patron, Evie Brown, academic librarian, struggles to find joy this Christmas holiday. Worse, her sick father is ready to abandon treatments and surrender to fate – a decision she refuses to accept. Delving into a medieval manuscript, she searches for answers in the distant past.
For the woman who has stolen his heart, only a perfect proposal will do. Ash Lockwood, botanist, has transformed the rooftop greenhouse into a tropical fairyland. But when Evie begs him to help her harvest mistletoe at midnight, they venture down a different garden path – unaware that danger circles close.
When their plans implode and a murderer threatens their lives, only invention and teamwork will save them.
A Ghost in Amber
A secret passageway. A tortured ghost. A love that transcends time.
On All Hallows’ Eve, Lady Diana Starr is poised to uncover a lost zoological treasure when an unfortunate steam accident threatens to destroy the chance of a lifetime. Locked in a race with her arch nemesis, she must toss aside all decorum and break rules—lest he destroy her dreams. Again.
Trapped in the past and doomed to re-live the night of his murder, Lord Leo Wraxall awakens at sunset. This year, something is different. Might an unexpected time traveler who arrives at his hidden workshop help alter his cursed fate?
But destiny refuses to relax its grip; the stars cannot be realigned. As adversaries threaten to snatch away a final thread of hope, can Diana and Leo forge a new path into the future? Or will they be haunted for eternity by what might have been?
A Whisper of Bone
Strange, secretive neighbors. Groundhogs run amok. The steep price of resurrecting the past.
After years of avoiding his family, cryptobiologist Ryan Nolan returns to New Haven to investigate rumors of a dragon sighting. Yet instead of a giant mythological lizard, he stumbles upon a dead body. Connecting the murder to missing Mexican artifacts leads him on a path straight back to his long-lost love, Charlotte.
Charlotte Reid has never been one to shy away from a challenge. As a bone hunter in the Wild West and a paleontologist in the East, she has a taste for adventure. But when secretive neighbors move in next door, and strange groundhogs invade her backyard, she finds herself in the middle of a cryptozoological conspiracy.
As their feelings for each other emerge stronger than ever before, the duo must pair Charlotte’s knowledge of the past with Ryan’s expertise in the present to uncover the truth. Encountering unimaginable dangers in their search for clues, will their bond be strong enough to survive the unknown?
Available March 7, 2023
Elemental Steampunk Stories
The Tin Rose
An evening escape. A clockwork poison.
A race to save a love balanced on the edge.
On the night they were to elope, a spurned lover returned. A gift, she claimed. But the clockwork contraption unwound a poisonous bloom, sending Lady Emily and Luca, her beloved, on a desperate race to reach the cure.
“The Tin Rose completely drew me in…”
“This story is a thrill ride from beginning to end!”
“…drama and suspense from page one.”
Kraken and Canals
An old love. A giant kraken.
A dive into the infested canals of Venice.
Time has run out. Rules must be broken and her patron’s wrath risked. To save the woman who raised her, Lady Judith must visit the underwater grotto of a giant lagoon kraken. Survival isn’t guaranteed, but Arturo will not let his love face the dangers of the canals alone.
“Such a quick, fun read!”
“…female scientists as heroines!”
“…an intriguing adventure into the unknown.”
Rust and Steam
A speeding train. A determined villain.
A reconciliation of broken hearts.
Lady Alice Hemsworth wasn’t supposed to fall in love. It was her duty not to. Alas, she’d failed miserably. Mr. Benjamin Leighton—despite being turned away by her steam butler—can’t stop thinking about her. Alone, both are miserable—until a deadly encounter throws them together on the night train to London.
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