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Lady of Devices

A steampunk adventure novel - Magnificent Devices 1

by Shelley Adina

Lady of Devices - Shelley Adina - Magnificent Devices
ISBN: 978-1-939087-10-2
Pages: 210
Paperback: $ 11.99
ISBN: 978-1-939087-00-3
Size: 5.25 x 8.00 in
Pages: 210
Audiobook: $ 15.99

All she wants is to be an engineer, but her parents—and society—will never allow it. Until riots break out in steampunk London and she seizes her chance...

It’s 1889, and Claire Trevelyan is expected to do nothing more with her life than catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, her talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the laboratory, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine despite the fact that everyone knows the world runs on steam, Claire finds herself out in the street with nothing to her name but her steam landau and her second best hat. But the embarrassments of her old life just might be the talents that save her now ... and it’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices…

If you like old-fashioned adventure, brave young women, clever children, and strong-willed chickens, you’ll love the Magnificent Devices series. Fangs for the Fantasy says Claire is “a wonderful main character (one of my favourites in the genre)” and the series has “a great sense of Victorian style and language that’s both fun and beautiful to read.” With Lady of Devices, you can begin the adventure today!

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Publisher: Moonshell Books
Tropes: Band of Misfits, Found Family, Reluctant Hero
Setting: London
Languages Available: English, French, German
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Tropes: Band of Misfits, Found Family, Reluctant Hero
Setting: London
Languages Available: English, French, German
Translators: Language+ Literary
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Reviews:Paul on Fangs for the Fantasy wrote:

"This is one of those books that gets it right. Through dialogue, through actions, through carefully described settings, through attitudes and appropriate, non-overdone references we have a great sense of time and place that’s really immersive and fun."

About the Author

Shelley Adina is the author of more than 40 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, Hachette, and Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes steampunk adventure and mystery as Shelley Adina; as Charlotte Henry, writes classic Regency romance; and as Adina Senft, is the USA Today bestselling author of Amish women’s fiction. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK. She won RWA’s RITA Award® in 2005, and was a finalist in 2006. She appeared in the 2016 documentary film Love Between the Covers, is a popular speaker and convention panelist, and has been a guest on many podcasts, including Worldshapers and Realm of Books. When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or enjoying the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.