The Secret - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story (Steampunk)

The Secret - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story (Steampunk)

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by Madeleine Holly-Rosing
     
 

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Based on the Steampunk/Victorian web comic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY (www.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.com), THE SECRET is a novelette based in that universe.

In an alternative Boston of the 1800's, our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist. Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And

Overview

Based on the Steampunk/Victorian web comic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY (www.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.com), THE SECRET is a novelette based in that universe.

In an alternative Boston of the 1800's, our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist. Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And dirigibles rule the sky. But with it comes huge social and political schisms.


The Story:
Elizabeth Weldsmore has kept something secret from her father since she was nine years old. But when Samuel Hunter is employed as her bodyguard, she must chose between saving him or protecting herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014610742
Publisher:
Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Publication date:
07/14/2012
Series:
Boston Metaphysical Society , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
971,613
File size:
28 KB

Meet the Author

A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Madeleine is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting.

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and is a nominee for Best Comic/Graphic Novel for the 2014 Geekie Awards. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013 and a 2014 Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award. Her novella, STEAMPUNK RAT, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award.

She currently has novelettes and a novella for Kindle based on her webcomic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY. Her goal is to eventually develop a series of novels based in this world.

Special editions of the the first, second and third chapters (over 30+ pages) are available for purchase digitally. A print editions of chapters 1, 2,3 and 4 are available through the BMS website.

Please visit the web comic at

and the Facebook page at



Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally and an is an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and historical military fiction. Madeleine lives in Los Angeles with her rocket scientist husband.

Please check the website, Facebook page or Goodreads page for appearances and panelist information.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Secret" is related to the author's webcomic, "Boston Metaphysical Society" but you really don't have to read or be a fan of the comic to enjoy this story. Samuel Hunter is a former Pinkerton detective who now does freelance work. One of Boston's richest men has hired Samuel to be his daughter's bodyguard over her objections. She finds out, though, she really does need him as they are attacked while traveling about in the city. Being very observant, Samuel notices something about Elizabeth's actions before the attack that allows him to guess the secret she hides from everyone else -- especially her father. Well crafted, imaginatively presented and both exciting as well as romantic, "The Secret" is well worth reading. My only complaint is that it ended far too soon! I want to learn more about these characters. Perhaps the author will offer additional stories that tell us more about these highly-interesting people. That would be something I would really look forward to.