Reese and Reeves takes place in a world where countries have been replaced with time period specific versions. England is now Victoria, a country full of Steampunk elements, stuck in a unending Victorian era. Another example is France, which is now Baroque, a country full of parties and grandeur. Following this theme, we have the United States of America as the States of Era, taking in elements from multiple time periods. As the series goes on, our heroes will visit these countries and more.
The new earl of Norland. He’s short, a bit baby-faced, and has a horrible sweet tooth. He only recently acquired his title, due to the death of his father. Lord Reese will have to prove himself when a murder occurs at the local gentleman’s club.
Cerberus Reeves. A man shrouded in mystery. Cerberus Reeves has brains and plenty of brawn. A thief by trade, and a master of disguise, Reeves is currently posing as Lord Reese’s servant. He's had his hands full ever since he agreed to work for the earl.
Rose Winters. A sixteen year old girl, about to have her first 'season'. Chaste and modest, Rose is a textbook example of the Victorian girl. Rose is shy, and prefers to spend her time in the garden. After her brother disappears, she requests Lord Reese’s assistance.
Do you like Action? Adventure? How about Murders,Mysteries and Confections? We have it all here in Reese and Reeves, served with a hint of bromance and a dash of drama. There’s danger at every turn and plenty of laughs to be had. Fans of other series like Sherlock Holmes, Black Butler, or The Parasol Protectorate may enjoy Reese and Reeves. This book is recommended for ages thirteen and up, as some scenes are not suitable for young children.
The mission is simple: to publish and distribute the first novel of Reese and Reeves, a new Steampunk novel series. Funds given towards this project will be used for the cover, copy editing, printing, and initial distribution of the first book.
Publishing will be done with CreateSpace and Smashwords. Smashwords will be used for the eBook distribution. This includes distribution to sites like Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes and Noble’s. Publishing with CreateSpace covers the ISBN, copy editing,printing and a spot on Amazon.com. Like all projects, it just needs a little help getting off the ground….
Can I read a sample?
Of course you can! You can find the two first chapters here
Mention on website
The very first book in the series! In digital format! Wow! All for you! Join Reese, Reeves and Rose on their first adventure!
Show off our earl and thief in style with these adorable charms. You can request them as cell phone charms or keychains. (Pledge over 30 dollars to receive a Rose charm as a bonus!)
First book! In paperback! Hold it in your hands! You don’t need a reader for this one!
The beautiful cover art, blown up and ready to sit on your wall. Admire it! Gaze at it to your heart’s content!
Show off a little with a set of pins themed around the book!
Commemorative gifts: Alternative Poster and Tote
For giving $100 or more you can receive all of the above, PLUS specially designed poster AND tote bag to carry your gifts around in!
(When pledging $20 or more)
As you’ll find in the first book,Reeves has a history of odd adventures. In the second book, he finds himself traveling with a young pirate through Europa. What does he encounter on his way back to Victoria? Diabolical Dandies? Femme fatales? Monsters? Airship pirates? Give me an idea, and it can show up in the book! (Please see prompts guidelines)
Guidelines for writing prompts
- You can’t physically alter Cerberus or his associate (ie.you can’t kill them, or have them lose a limb. This is not FMA)
- No crossovers. (There will be no trips to middle earth, 221b baker street, or on the tardis. That’s what fanfics are for.)
- What’s love got, to do with it? As in, the pirate is up for grabs, but Cerberus is not looking for love.
- A OC (original character) appears!? Sure, why not. But no magic.
- No Racism or Sexism. No stereotyping. NO.
- ...And then bacon fell from the sky! If you give me something that is not scientifically possible, I may either try to make it make sense, or just write it and send it to you, but it wont show up in the story.
- Keep that kink meme in your forum. (I’m not going into this. Just submit and we’ll discuss it)
(Let’s just keep it PG-13, folks.)
Risks and challenges
This is a new series and, it's being self-published. Self-publishing for me means no agent, no big publishing house, and no spot at the bookstore.
If this project is successfully funded, it's still my job to peddle it to the masses. I need all the help I can get on this.
- (60 days)