My name is Kirsten Weiss, and I write urban fantasy and paranormal mystery novels featuring metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth. This blog includes images, paranormal news, and quotations that inspire my paranormal writing. Click the "buy the paranormal mystery novels" link below to see all the books in the series.
Urgh, it’s blurb writing time for my pre-steampunk novel. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Let’s see how it changes…
California, 1848. Gold has been discovered, emptying the village of San Francisco of its male population. Steam-powered technology is still in its infancy.
Magic, mayhem, and mechanicals.
At 19, Englishwoman Sensibility Grey has spent her life tinkering in her father’s laboratory and missing the finer points of proper British life. But when her father dies in penury, she’s shipped to San Francisco and to the protection of her only living male relative, an uncle she’s never met.
But the California Territory may hold more dangers than even the indomitable Miss Grey can manage. Pursued by government agents, a secret society, and the enigmatic Mr. Krieg Night, Sensibility must decipher the clockwork secrets in her father’s final journal, unaware she’ll change the world forever.
STEAM AND SENSIBILITY is a pre-Steampunk novel of suspense and magic set in the wild west of the California gold rush.