In their first book, Lord Reese and Cerberus Reeves set out to solve a murder. Their inquiry brought them to Victor, the capital of Victoria. Their investigation was put on hold when they became the targets of a group called the Fresh Wounds , a group of genetically altered criminals keen on creating chaos.
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.
Scabs, Scraps, Skyrats, and Remnants
Decades ago during the Uncivil war, the Victorian empire developed a technique called 'Scabbing'. The scabbing process takes animal traits (claws, scales, gills) and grafts them to humans. However the process often leads to insanity. Test subjects that lived through the process were called Scabs. There is no known way to undo the process. Due to this, the Victorian government pays a pretty penny to newer, younger test subjects, called Remnants.
With mass production becoming simply, the thing, and exporting becoming more important everyday there are factories opening up all over the empire. And with these factories came cheap labor...child labor. Quite a few limbs were lost, only to be replaced with mechanical ones. Originally designed for war vets as an alternative to scabbing, becoming a Scrap is just as painful. However neither Scraps nor Scabs are despised as much as Pirates.While trade has moved to the skies, so has piracy. Pillagers known as Skyrats plunder airships and steal merchandise.
Did you miss the first book?
Not to worry! Read a sample here. The first book is also available in the rewards, coupled with the second book.
New and Returning Characters
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.
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.
An agent from the states, in Victor for some hush-hush business. Equipped with gadgets and street smarts, Hester becomes an ally in Reese's search.
A singer from the states, often found on Hester's arm. Upbeat and sweet with a southern drawl, Daubney accompanies Hester and Reese.
Self professed 'Scourge of the Seas'. Basilia Barnes is captain of the Red Robin, and daughter of Pirate Queen Aziza. Basilia has recently relocated her piracy to the skies.
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.
To bring the second novel to the masses! Funds given towards this Kickstarter will go towards publishing,printing, and cover art for the second book.
Publishing for the physical copy's distribution will be done with CreateSpace. Like the first book, the eBook's distribution will be on sites like Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, and Barnes and Noble’s. Since we'll be publishing with CreateSpace, the physical copy will be on Amazon.com.
eBooks The first and second books in the series! In digital format! Wow! All for you! Join Reese, Reeves and co. in their adventures in Victoria and beyond!
Cellphone/Keychain charms Show off our characters in style with these adorable charms.
Paperback Books 1 and 2, available in paperback! Hold it in your hands! You don’t need a reader for this one!
Poster The beautiful cover art, blown up and ready to sit on your wall. Admire it! Gaze at it to your heart’s content!
Button Pins Show off a little with a set of pins featuring quotes from the book!
(Please see prompts guidelines) Guidelines for writing prompts
- You can’t physically alter Cerberus or Reese (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 are cast members are 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.)
Other Ways You Can Help!
It's not all about money. There are other things you can do, like:
- Social media! Pass on the story to everyone you know
- Ask your local bookstore or library to order the first book, Reese and Reeves: Overture! More readers means more buzz for book 2!
Risks and challenges
Covering all bases: During the last kickstarter, I promised several copies of the second book to my top tier backers. I owe them a book, and I don't want to break my promise!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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