In a desert wasteland, one king rules with absolute power and unquenchable lust, until one woman risks everything for vengeance.
When Aya Cogsmith was a teenager, King Archon executed her father for treason. Orphaned and destitute, Aya turns to prostitution to survive and spends years dreaming of vengeance. So, when a mysterious nobleman asks Aya to join his coup against the king, she agrees—even though it means risking her life.
In this tyrannical kingdom, adultery is punishable by death. For years, King Archon has entrapped his wives in the crime, executing each boring bride to pursue his next infatuation. Aya must seduce the king and expose his criminal behavior, without getting herself executed in the process.
Will Aya avenge her father's death? Or will she become King Archon's next victim? Join her quest for revenge and download The Cogsmith's Daughter today.
Packed with all the court intrigue of The Tudors, The Cogsmith's Daughter marries steampunk styling with a ravaged dystopian world. It is the first novel in the Desertera series.
Desertera Series Order
The Cogsmith's Daughter
The Courtesan's Avenger
The Tyrant's Heir
The Queen's Revenge (forthcoming)
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About the Author
Kate M. Colby writes paranormal fantasy novels that feature female antiheroes, dark magic, seductive monsters, and spooky locales. She has also written a steampunk fantasy series and occasionally dabbles in creative nonfiction and poetry.
Kate is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard Extension School. She has won local awards for her short fiction, and her first novel, The Cogsmith's Daughter, has been taught in college courses.
When not writing or studying, Kate enjoys traveling, wine tasting, playing video games, and giving amateur tarot readings. She lives in the United States with her husband and their feline familiars.
You can learn more about Kate and her books at https://www.katemcolby.com