I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
I’ve been working on The Journeyman’s Trial, the second novel in my steampunk erotica series The Toymakers Guild, since the early days of 2021. My progress has been frustratingly slow, but now, at last, I am within two chapters of writing “The End” – two chapters that I have pretty clearly mapped out in my mind.
Of course, once I’ve added those final words, I still have editing and revisions to do. However, I’ve been submitting my draft chapters to the ERWA Storytime list and receiving (and applying) the members’ excellent critiques throughout the writing process. So hopefully the editing process won’t be too painful! My goal is to have the book out before Christmas.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t read the first novel in the series, this would be an excellent time to do so... that way, you’ll be ready for the second installment! To encourage you to take the plunge, I’ve dropped the price to only 99 cents on Smashwords only, from today until Friday the 15th. Just go to:
and use the coupon code PM26C. (The normal price is $4.99.) Please note that you can download books in any ebook format from Smashwords, including mobi/Kindle format.
Here’s the blurb.
She wants to build sex toys... if they'll let her.
In prudish, patriarchal Victorian England, nineteen year old prodigy Gillian Smith finds a secret society dedicated to the erotic arts. She’ll need both her intellect and her physical charms to earn the permanent position she craves.
Inspired by a salacious catalogue found in her deceased uncle’s library, she applies for an apprenticeship with the Toymakers Guild. The Guild fabricates bespoke sexual artifacts for the private pleasure of select clients – an occupation for which Gillian, with her technical abilities and her lascivious temperament, is eminently suited.
The other apprentices, initially skeptical about a female engineer, become enthusiastic supporters once they’ve tested her erotic aptitude. The voluptuous Governing Director, and the dashing French journeyman likewise help expand her carnal repertoire. The final decision, however, rests with the reclusive Master Toymaker, who has been missing for nearly two years.
When an unscrupulous nobleman sets up a competing enterprise, he threatens not only the livelihood of the Guild’s members but their lives as well. Gillian hatches an audacious plan to entrap the villain, save the Guild, and leave the absent Master no choice but to grant her heart’s desire.
If you like steam punk erotica with a kinky feminist bent, you'll love The Pornographer's Apprentice.
Don’t wait. Get your copy today! And get ready for more of Gillian’s adventures, coming soon!