After two years of dark exile in the Land of the Rising Sun, Tesla St. Vrain is summoned by the Grand Master of the Sōhei to embark upon a dreaded quest; to locate and retrieve the most dangerous artifact known to man – The Dominion Stone. This Sphere of Nether has been sought by evil … Read moreVideo promo for Book 3 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles
After two years of dark exile in the Land of the Rising Sun, Tesla St. Vrain is summoned by the Grand Master of the Sōhei to embark upon a dreaded quest; to locate and retrieve the most dangerous artifact known to man – The Dominion Stone. This Sphere of Nether has been sought by evil … Read moreTesla St. Vrain: The Shadow Empire is now available
The audiobook for Tesla St. Vrain, the Power Within is now available! The narrator did a great job. It took over 60 voices, including French, Irish and German accents as well as dialog in those languages. She added a little reverb to the voices of the ghosts to make them sound a little eerie. https://www.audible.com/pd/Tesla-St-Vrain-The-Power-Within-Audiobook/B0C383Y6PH … Read moreThe audiobook for Tesla St. Vrain, the Power Within is now available!
I like to find “Easter eggs’ in movies and as such I provided one for the first book of the Aetherstorm Chronicles. If you click on the hardcover edition for book one, you will find the unabridged edition that has thirty or so more pages. The story is a little darker with more erotica and … Read more“Easter egg” for Book one (The Power Within)
After escaping the dark tunnels of Egypt, Tesla found her new life as a Lieutenant of the Ministry anything but easy. All around her, supernatural threats were on the rise, as an ancient evil returns to threaten the existence of the Ministry of Psychical Defense and possibly humanity itself. Caught in a web of schemes, … Read moreBook 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles is released!
As I am approaching the 3/4 finished mark of book two of the Aetherstorm Chronicles, I have added a new character. She is an inventor who is working to create new tech for Ministry of Psychical Defense. Topsy is a dwarf from Svartalfheim, who barely managed to escape from that realm before the Aetherstorm consumed … Read moreMeet Topsy Woldthane (Character Card)
Another spoiler from Book 2. As the plot moves along, I have added some cool details to the Airship Divinity. It is actually a flying aircraft carrier and the concealed deck is actually a flight deck. The Ministry thought that this unknown part of the airship was a weapons system of some sort and it … Read moreThe Firebat Fighter (Designs and Concepts)
A very common pose for novel covers and game cover art is to feature the main character posing with a firearm, often a pistol. A pistol is usually used to convey that the character is armed and dangerous and has intent to shoot. In promotional art it is used to make the work look more … Read moreFirearm poses and ideas (Tesla St. Vrain)
Another setting is “Western” steampunk, which overlaps with both the Weird West and Science fiction Western subgenres. One of the earliest steampunk books set in America was The Steam Man of the Prairies by Edward S. Ellis. Recent examples include the TV show and the movie adaption Wild Wild West, the Italian comics about Magico Vento. I couldn’t resist taking Tesla to the Wild West o … Read moreThe Old West in Steampunk
Some new art and a teaser of book 2. Tesla had just left the airship Divinity when the siren sounded out. The alarm was an ear-splitting wail that rose to a peak and then ebbed before rising again, undulating like a wave. The akh navigator had given her consent to assist the team with the … Read moreKeep the sun at your back
I’m still in the process of writing book two but I have found that stepping back and doing some art sometimes helps. So there is a bit of a spoiler here as I’m obviously taking Tesla to the Old West. In this image she is wearing her MPD uniform but I have given her a … Read moreConcept art for Book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles
A small preview from book two…. Von Voss looked back at Dante. “So, the matter concerns vampires. In what context is this to our objective?” “Twenty years ago, a Voodoo priest known as Doctor Skin made a pact with the Nosferatu in New Orleans. In exchange for providing them a fresh food source and promises … Read moreThe Nosferatu, a spotlight on evil
When I first started designing Tesla’s outfit, I choose from steampunk designs that I saw on the internet. However, as I began writing the book, the outfit simply didn’t work. After all, what woman would want to run off into battle wearing something like that. In the early 1900s, wearing such an outfit would of … Read moreThe original idea for Tesla’s wardrobe that I trashed