Hello world, meet Petra Harkness!
As I mentioned, I’m dabbling in other genres while I finish the next Khymeera novel, so Petra Harkness is my “collaborator” wink wink 😉 on all things steampunk and Victorian inspired. She’s my fourth and final pen name for the time being.
Unsurprisingly, Petra shares a lot of my same interests–including the occult, spooky stories, an abiding interest in English history, romantic art and poetry, and a fascination with Promethean subtexts. I admire characters who challenge the gods to champion causes dear to their hearts, and that is a central theme in a lot of my stories.
Pity my protagonists then, if you know what typically happens to people who challenge the gods!
So here is Clocksucker, my latest naughty fantasy tale, available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited . . .
A naughty Victorian scientist tries to create a supernatural love slave and gets more than he bargained for, when magic and machines are mixed!
Inspired by stories of Frankenstein’s monster, arrogant, womanizing London inventor Wallace Thorndon sets out to create the perfect girlfriend—a clockwork maiden to slavishly satisfy all his erotic desires. Soon he has fashioned Celeste, a beautiful mechanical girl that is lifelike in almost every way.
Except she has no soul. And no passion.
Frustrated, he turns to the famed medium Madame Chaurade, who agrees to help him capture a slutty female spirit from the aether and install it within his nubile robotic creation.
But the mischievous clairvoyant has other plans for Mr. Thorndon, and the ghost they harness isn’t the docile, submissive wench she first appears to be. All too soon, Wallace realizes he has met his sexual match in Celeste, and the clockwork lady can give as good as she gets . . .