Running quick today. Trying to get the last 10K of my nano novel and family is coming out tonight.
I’m sharing a bit more of my Steampunk Christmas story (It releases tomorrow!) This snippet takes place on the airship which was ambushed by airship pirates over Cincinnati.
Jacob gritted his teeth as the DeGrasse dived. Dager—one of the ship’s sharpshooters—shouted at him. Jacob turned, catching a flash out of the corner of his eye. The wooden side rail exploded, and something burned against his arm.
“Damn!” Jacob tried to get a bead on the pirate who’d shot at him, but the other ship plummeted faster now.
“Jacob, are you all right?” Dager raced over and tugged Jacob around so fast, he nearly twisted out of his prosthesis.
Blurb As Chief Tactician for the airship DeGrasse, Jacob Scarberry has spent the last six months on a wearying tour of duty. He’s missing home, and his prosthetic leg is conducting the December cold straight to his core. But with the holidays coming up, he’s looking forward to a well-earned leave, sharing some Christmas surprises with his lover, Dr. H. Alphus Troyer, and welcoming in the dawn of the 20th century.
A professor at Ohio University, Al is already on Christmas break, and his unconventional household is in a festive frenzy. Al is a bit less joyous, his anticipation of Jacob’s return warring with uncertainty over the special gift he had commissioned for him. Would Jacob appreciate it, or will it put a strain on their relationship?
Suddenly Al’s worries become trivial when the newspapers report an attack on the DeGrasse. With Jacob fighting for his life miles away, Al is left to wonder whether Jacob will return at all, or whether the planned festivities will become holiday heartbreak instead.
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