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Storm & Fury
A Storm and Fury Adventures Collection
by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Genre: Paranormal Historical Adventure, Steampunk
New Pittsburgh, 1898 – a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from
the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is
ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming
streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of
progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to
take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the night…
those odd cases that go beyond ‘standard’ investigation.
Nicknamed ‘Storm and Fury’, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich
are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and
obeying the rules – when they have to.
A collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of the Iron
& Blood novels and the related Storm and Fury Adventures.
Includes:
Airship Down, Ruin Creek, Resurrection Day, The Hunt, Grave Voices,
and Rogue. Plus two bonus stories: Ghost Wolf and a Steampunk fairy
tale: The Patented Troll

Guest Post

 

Haunting Pittsburgh

 

By Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a lot of history—and a lot of ghosts. It was a key fort in Colonial days, and by the end of the 1800s, it had become the crucible of steam-driven manufacturing and invention. But with that growth came tragedy, and from that, plenty of ghosts. Mine disasters, accidents in factories and steel mills, bloody labor strikes and unlucky ships on the city’s three rivers all create the kind of history that lends itself to ghosts.

 

Pittsburgh was also a melting pot for immigrants who came from all over Europe for jobs in the mills—and brought their beliefs, superstitions, and magic with them. In the world of Storm and Fury, those newcomers were also followed by supernatural creatures, family secrets, and Old World curses.

 

Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich, agents for the secret Department of Supernatural Investigation, take care of paranormal problems. They’ve got all of the latest experimental gadgets the department’s genius inventors can dream up, and it’s their job to make sure that the things that go bump in the night get dealt with so that regular people can sleep peacefully, blissfully unaware of the secrets that lurk in the shadows.

Author Bios

Gail Z. Martin
discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories
in elementary school. The first story she wrote at age five was about
a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At
age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science
fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites.
Larry N. Martin
is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is
the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and
Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and
a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury
Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the
co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack
Cauldron/Secret Council series.
The Martins have three children, a Maltese, and a Golden Retriever.
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