Vesta returns to London, eager to solve the canine crisis once and for all. As she meets with a group of Her Majesty’s scientists and alchemists, their work renews her hope that the puppy population might be restored–even if it renders her clockwork companions obsolete. Despite Vesta’s frustration with their pace, her forthcoming marriage to Henry provides inspiration. Unfortunately, if the irresistible rogue cannot follow her father’s rules and reform his impetuous ways, her father might cancel the ceremony.
You can read a sample (and purchase the book!) here:
It’s been a while coming, but a new book in Vesta and Henry’s world of the Republic of Texas is about to arrive. Currently, the ebook is in pre-order and will release April 21, 2022.
When last we saw them, they were just beginning to fall in love, and leaving Britain for Vesta’s hometown in Texas. Vesta also had a huge assignment for Queen Victoria. Where are they now? Let’s see….
A year ago, Vesta Bartlett received a rather unusual assignment. Now, as if perfecting her clockwork puppies for Queen Victoria weren’t enough, a surprise invitation to present them to the Texas Republic president makes Vesta question a number of things, including will the president accept the clockwork from a woman? Unsure, she agrees to allow Henry to go along, as her spokesman and husband, regardless of how her father may feel about a fake marriage. But they have bigger problems than her father’s anger when an anti-alchemist group takes issue with her clockwork creations and decide they need to stop Vesta’s work. By any means, no matter how violent.
Snippet from Chapter One:
Henry paid for the supplies he’d come for, and once again drew the shopkeeper aside for a private word. When they finished, Henry led Vesta outside. Here, they found two girls, one surely sixteen waiting impatiently for a sister younger than herself who ran after a brass-skinned dog, no taller than her ankle. The girls saw them and the youngest waved. “Thank you, Miss Vesta. I love my puppy.” She looked down at the brass dog. “Go on, girl. Go say hello.” The automaton paused, then trotted up to Vesta and knelt down at her feet. Vesta smiled and patted the solid brass head, the small spines of brass that made up its fur tickling her palm. “Good afternoon, Moonbeam.” She looked to the little girl. “You decided to name it so, if I recall, Miss Shafer?” “Yes, Miss.” “And no problems with your pet?” “None at all,” the girl said. “Though,” her sister said, “Daddy wondered what to do if the tank goes empty.” Vesta pulled a small pad from her reticule. “I’ll send some of its fuel over to you.” Miss Shafer curtseyed, and ran off, the dog at her heels. Her older sister dipped her head. “I’m sorry my sister bothered you.” “Oh.” Vesta waved a hand. “It’s no bother at all.” The elder Miss Shafer nodded again before departing with a polite, “Good day, Miss Bartlett.” When Vesta returned home, she handed her father the race flier. “I think I could win this, don’t you?” “Are you going to keep one of your puppies back from the queen?” Looking to their forge, she considered. Can I? No. “No, I can’t. I promised her fifty.” “You’re right. She wouldn’t be happy with you if you send forty-nine.” He pulled out a carton where they kept their ingots. “I guess you’d better make one more.”
Iron Paws and the Tinker’s Forged Marriage (Gears, Cogs, and Puppy Dogs, book 2) will release on April 21. You can get it today for a special low price of $.99.
As I hinted in my last post, I have a new release. An ebook boxed set of my fantasy romance series: Stewards War is now available for preorder.
The roots of these novels lie in Celtic Mythology and Lore. The heroes of Keeper of the Grove and its sequel Bitter Thorn Tribe is one of many immortal warriors in the Tuatha dé Danann’s army known as the Harshad Warriors. They are an elite regiment for the Tuatha dé Danann whose leaders love and protect each generation’s Steward from the evil god Balor. The struggle between the Tuatha dé Danaan and Balor represents a war spanning from mythic Ireland through the Medieval period and into present day Florida overseen by one daughter of a special, chosen family without whom, the world might truly be in peril.
The set includes all three books in the trilogy:
Keeper of the Grove and the flash fiction “About a Warrior”
Bitter Thorn Tribe
and Druid Defiance.
The boxed set (at the moment) gives you a bit of a discount than if you bought the three books separately.
Beyond excited. You know this. You saw it coming the last few days. 🙂 Miss Camden Kissed the Duke (Camden Girls book 3) is live on Amazon.
Fresh on the heels of romantic heartbreak, Miss Isabelle Camden agrees to become companion for the sister of a busy, arrogant duke. She plans to keep her distance, but when a snowstorm strands them outside London for days, an unexpected dare sets propriety at naught…and sends her into the duke’s arms.
I have to say, as much as I love the hero of the first book in the series, this is probably my favorite of them. It’s about the youngest daughter of a 19th century London stationmaster and an ambitious young half-American Duke. If you love Victorian romance, I hope you’ll enjoy this latest book in the Camden Girls series. (Please leave a review on Amazon if you do! :))
I just found this lovely quote on the Tome Tender blog:
Review: “(In Druid Defiance) Ms. Revezzo has added another great tale to this series and shored up each character with more depth. In the battle of good versus evil, who will win, the forces of darkness or the Steward who could go Bridezilla on them all?” 5 Stars ~Dii, Tome Tender.
Thank you, Dii! 🙂
If you’d like to check Druid Defiance out, of course, it is (along with the entire series and related books) available at Amazon. I hope y’all will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
I’m not used to reading on camera, so please, be kind to my nervous mistakes. But along with the story, I thought you, my friends and fans, might enjoy hearing the author read it to you.
If you’d like to get a copy to follow along with, you can find it at Amazon, or here. Also, if you’d like to check out The Artist’s Inheritance, book one in the series, it’s currently on sale for $.99 at Amazon, for until New Years. Enjoy!