Do you want to read 1 year without limits?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
The Dark Victorian: Risen - The Dark Victorian #1 - cover

The Dark Victorian: Risen - The Dark Victorian #1

Elizabeth Watasin

Publisher: A-Girl Studio

  • 1
  • 3
  • 0

Summary

“Way will open.” 
  
She is Artifice. 
A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission. 
An artificial ghost. 
A Quaker. 
  
He is Jim Dastard. 
The oldest surviving agent of the Secret Commission. 
An animated skull. 
A mentor to newly resurrected agents. 
  
It is 1880 in a mechanical and supernatural London. Agents of Prince Albert’s Secret Commission, their criminal pasts wiped from their memories, are resurrected to fight the eldritch evils that threaten England. Jim Dastard and his new partner Artifice must stop a re-animationist raising murderous dead children. But while Art and Jim pursue him, Art discovers clues about her past, and through meeting various intriguing women—a journalist, a medium, a prostitute, and a woman in black—where her heart lies. A new beginning and new dangers await Art as she fights for the Secret Commission and for her second life. 
F/F historical fantasy and Gothic mystery set in the steampunk world of the Dark Victorian series. 
“Thoroughly enjoyable...delightfully disturbing.” 
–Trina Robbins 
Writer, Herstorian, author of The Chicagoland detective Agency series and Lily Renee, Escape Artist 
“Read if you: 
Delight in a heady, deeply satisfying blend of Victorian, Gothic and Romantic impulses.” 
—Worth Reading? 
Experience paranormal detective mysteries with a Victorian female sleuth: 
A historical fantasy in a mechanical and supernatural London, follow the adventures of an uncanny female sleuth and her senior skull partner set in the same alternate world as Elizabeth Watasin's Victorian supernatural mystery series, The Elle Black Penny Dreads. 
Learn more about this intriguing, steampunk lesbian series: 
It is 1880; black arts sorcery had its time to grow in England and to battle the eldritch evils threatening, HRH Prince Albert's Secret Commission is born. Executed criminals are brought back to life without memories and to fight as agents. Among those resurrected is Artifice, a six foot two tall strongwoman, Quaker, and artificial ghost, guided by her senior partner, Jim Dastard, the animated skull. And she soon discovers–from her encounters with a madwoman journalist, a mysterious woman in black, and a French prostitute–where her heart lies . . .

Who read this book also read:

  • Gage’s Gift - cover

    Gage’s Gift

    Jenna Byrnes

    • 1
    • 5
    • 0
    A child is snatched from her home, the one place she should feel safe. Will the KCPD find her before something more sinister happens?
    Detective DeMarcus Gage of the KCPD Missing Persons Unit knows that most child abductions are perpetrated by family members or persons known to the child. True ‘stranger’ abductions are rare—and taken very seriously by the police. When eight-year-old Leticia Braden disappears from her front yard the family are ruled out as suspects but actual leads are few.
    Her traumatized parents need all the support they can get, and designate Leticia’s uncle Jack Braden to be their liaison with the detectives. When he meets Jack, Gage struggles to keep his mind on the case. The two men share an immediate case of lust, which they fight to keep under control for more reasons than one. Jack’s not out of the closet, and Gage isn’t keen on sneaking around. A relationship beckons, but finding Leticia is their first priority. And as every cop knows, time is not on their side.
    Show book
  • Embrace the Fire - Through Hell and Back #3 - cover

    Embrace the Fire - Through Hell...

    Felice Stevens

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he’s finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before. 
     
    Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian "Tash" Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.  
     
    Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along. 
    This is a re-release of the original book published in 2015. It has been completely revised and re-edited with over 10,000 words of additional content added.
    Show book
  • We Have No Secrets - cover

    We Have No Secrets

    Caitlyn Benoit

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Chris Martin seems like an ordinary but feminine boy who likes anime and his guitar. He is about to start junior high when he finds out he is intersexed. Consulting with doctors and family, he decides to follow his body's lead and live as a girl. In addition to the changes that junior high brings, Chris begins questioning her own sexuality. She also finds a group of gal pals, has some possible love interests, gains a mysterious letter-writer, and crosses paths with a scary "mean girl." How are you supposed to survive so many things happening in junior high and not lose your mind?
    Show book
  • A Bit of You - cover

    A Bit of You

    Bailey Bradford

    • 0
    • 8
    • 0
    Billy's been the bouncy, perky, somewhat slutty drink server at The Xxchange since it opened, and frankly, he's tired of those labels, but it will take the love of FBI agent Liam Stone to give Billy the strength he needs to become the man he's always wanted to be.  Billy's used to everyone looking at him and seeing a perpetually perky, goofy twink. Inside he knows he isn't those things, or not only those things, at least. He isn't sure how to get anyone to see past that. He isn't sure if he can stop acting the part, either. It's always been easier to let people see what they expect to see. But lately he's been thinking, and he's not at all sure the easy way is the right way.  Liam Stone came to The Xxchange to blow off a little steam. An FBI agent working on the kidnapping case of one James Stratton, Liam figures he'll head back to Dallas as soon as he can shake the dust off his heels.  Then he sees Billy and Karma slaps Liam on the ass. How many times has he scoffed at the idea of love at first sight, thought people who said it happened to them were full of cow patties?  A lot, and now he's been hit between the eyes with something he can't quite explain, except it all has to do with Billy. Now if he can protect the man from a sadistic jerk and help Billy come to terms with his past, maybe they can have the happy ending they've both always wanted.  Reader Advisory: This book is part of a series and is best read in order of release alongside 'A Bit of Me'.
    Show book
  • Lesbian Billionaire: Family Secrets - cover

    Lesbian Billionaire: Family Secrets

    Olivia Hampshire

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Harriet Rothchild, a lesbian, is the richest woman in the world. Her best friend is running for the Office of Governor in the state of Alabama. Her best friend is a lesbian and her opponent is not playing fair and has some family and personal secrets that come to light that change the entire look of the competition. Fortunately, Harriet's right hand woman is Brown, Debbie Brown, international operative. 
     
     
    Show book
  • Folly - cover

    Folly

    Maureen Brady

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Folly is a working-class, lesbian novel about black and white women who go on strike in a North Carolina factory town—and two of them fall in love. Tillie Olsen said that this novel "speaks with an authenticity, a force, a caring that deepens and enlarges us." Jewelle Gomez noted that this is a novel about "work and passion," in which "women bond together for strength, for a better life, and for love."
    Show book