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Steampunk Short ‘n’ Sweet

If you’re pressed for time, but crave an escape to a steampunk world, here are two recently released short stories to help take your mind off of life’s daily challenges!

The Clockwork Menagerie (NineStar Press) – Elliot CooperTheClockworkMenagerie

Autosmith Clement Dyer wants to create his life-like, mechanical animals in peace. He’s tired of being badgered about selling his business to his long-time rival and former lover, Duke Goodwin. He also craves appreciation for his living works of art.

Unfortunately, not all of Clement’s clients see his clockwork creations the way he does, and a prominent but dissatisfied customer threatens to sink his struggling business into the ground.

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Final Flight (Harper Voyager Impulse) – Beth Cato

Another breathtaking short story from the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown, set in the same world… Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship Argus. But he was quickly proved wrong when his ship was commandeered by Caskentian soldiers. He is ordered on a covert and deadly mission by the smarmy Julius Corrado, an elite Clockwork Dagger. Now Captain Hue must start a mutiny to regain control of his airship, which means putting his entire crew at risk—including his teenage son Sheridan. As the weather worsens and time runs out, it’ll take incredible bravery to bring the Argus down….perhaps for good.

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