Today, Decent Fellows Press has published my very first audio book! Can you still use the word published when it’s not the written word? Proclaimed, maybe. Or broadcast? Orvoiced?
Well, whatever the spoken word equivalent is, The Gilded Scarab is now available on audio. It’s the first of the Lancaster’s Luck trilogy – the steampunk m/m coffeehouse adventure-cum-romantic-thingamajig starring the inimitable Rafe Lancaster and the love of his life, Ned Winter.
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. Want to hear it? Headsets on, and listen in!
I’m off to put the kettle on, find the choccie biscuits and put my feet up to listen to Gary’s lovely voice for an hour or two.
If you indulge yourself with this new format, I hope you enjoy it!