GOOD NEWS! “The Gilded Scarab” coming as an audiobook 14 October!

Cover designed by Reese Dante

Today, Decent Fellows Press is announcing my very first audio book!

They’re publishing The Gilded Scarab, the first of the Lancaster’s Luck trilogy, on Audible – the steampunk m/m coffeehouse adventure-cum-romantic-thingamajig starring the inimitable Rafe Lancaster and the love of his life, Ned Winter. 

Release date:14th October 2022 

Available for preorder NOW!


When Captain Rafe Lancaster is invalided out of the Britannic Imperium’s Aero Corps after crashing his aerofighter during the Second Boer War, his eyesight is damaged permanently, and his career as a fighter pilot is over. Returning to London in late November 1899, he’s lost the skies he loved, has no place in a society ruled by an elite oligarchy of powerful Houses, and is hard up, homeless, and in desperate need of a new direction in life. Everything changes when he buys a coffeehouse near the Britannic Imperium Museum in Bloomsbury, the haunt of Aegyptologists. For the first time in years, Rafe is free to be himself.

In a city powered by luminiferous aether and phlogiston, and where powerful men use House assassins to target their rivals, Rafe must navigate dangerous politics, deal with a jealous and possessive ex-lover, learn to make the best coffee in London, and fend off murder and kidnap attempts before he can find happiness with the man he loves.

Rafe’s dashing adventure is narrated by Gary Furlong, one of the genre’s leading audiobook narrators. He brings my Rafe to life perfectly. Now, I’ll always hear Gary’s voice in my head when I’m reading the book! (Here’s Gary’s page at Decent Fellows Press, if you wish to know more about him.)

Want to hear it? Headsets on, and listen in!

Isn’t Gary’s voice just perfect?!

I do hope you enjoy the audiobook. I’m beyond excited about this new venture!


    • I was offline for a while, with Covid – 😦 – so this was waiting to be approved, I’m afraid!
      Gary’s voice is just lovely. He really gets how Rafe should sound, so I’m really looking forward to hearing the full thing. Only a week to go!!


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