Thank you for this chance to visit Riverina Romantics and share my love for my home state, which is also the setting of my steampunk stories, The Bustlepunk Chronicles.
Spring in Western Australia is wildflower season. The landscape practically vibrates with colour. I couldn't resist setting "Courting Trouble" right in the centre of all this joy -- and then throwing in Diwali celebrations.
Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights. Celebrations are fun and friendly and very welcoming.
Since I created a fictional Bombaytown in Perth, Australia, I've thoroughly enjoyed bringing it alive. I can visualise it now. I can smell the spices, hear the noise, wander the narrow streets.
For your chance to enjoy the romance of Bombaytown, and Esme and Jed's adventures, just leave a comment at the end of this post. I'll be giving away one digital copy of "Courting Trouble". If you can't think what comment to leave, I'm always interested in hearing what other people's favourite wildflower is.
The Bustlepunk Chronicles #2
Swan River Colony, Australia, 1895
All suffragette Esme Smith wants is respect. Her beau, American inventor Jed Reeve, may be more enlightened than most men, but lately his need to protect her is at odds with her need for independence. Esme begins to wonder if a modern woman can share her life with a man without losing some of herself.
With his courtship of Esme stalled, the last thing Jed needs is the pressure of saving the Prince of Wales. But when blueprints for a sonic destroyer fall into his hands, he uncovers an anarchist plot that could have deadly consequences.
While investigating the threats, Jed is determined to keep Esme out of harm’s way, despite her protests. But when the terrorists capture Jed and demand a priceless emerald in exchange for his life, it’s Esme who must draw on all her strength to save the day.
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Jenny Schwartz is an Australian author in love with living in the suburbs. What could be nicer than chatting to your neighbour over the back fence? She's currently mis-using her history degree to write steampunk and can be bribed with TimTams.
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