In 1819, during the Tinkering Prince’s Regency, Loveday Penhale, a young inventor living next door to the Trevelyan estate of Gwynn Place, and Celeste Blanchard, a young French aeronaut running away from an unwanted marriage, join forces against the technological might of Napoleon in a desperate attempt to save England.
The Emperor's Aeronaut
In 1819, France is surrounded by armies. Celeste Blanchard, daughter of the Emperor's disgraced Air Minister, is running out of time to develop an air ship that can carry his armies to England and restore her mother to glory. But on a daring and desperate test flight, she is blown off course … and washes up, half drowned, on the shores of Cornwall, in the heart of enemy territory. Loveday Penhale, cosseted daughter of gentry, has her own inventions to build, even as pressure mounts to behave like a proper young lady and seek a husband instead of a design for a high-pressure steam engine. But when Arthur Trevelyan, heir to the neighboring estate, Gwynn Place, asks for her help in rescuing an unconscious young woman on the beach, Loveday discovers an aeronaut and an inventor as skilled as she is. Can friendship prevail in the face of war? Or is there a third solution-one where everything hinges on the bravery and daring of a Cornish debutante and the Emperor's aeronaut?
"A witty and whimsical flight of fancy." -- Booklist
The Prince's Pilot
Cornwall is agog at the daring of the two young lady aeronauts who, earlier in the summer, flew nearly to France and back in their homemade air ship. Much more is riding on Loveday Penhale and Celeste Blanchard's new and improved vessel-they plan to win the Tinkering Prince's prize, offered to anyone who can help England win the war against Napoleon. To their dismay, they must take two local gentlemen aloft to report on the ship's capabilities. While Captain Trevelyan and Emory Thorndyke are welcome in drawing room and ballroom, their presence on the air ship proves disastrous. Wildly off course, Loveday barely manages to bring the vessel down safely-in France! Now it is up to the gentlemen to keep the newly designed ship hidden while Loveday and Celeste secure supplies for its repair from Celeste's former home, l'Ecole des Aéronautes in far-off Paris. But much has changed since Celeste left the capital, and enemies lurk in its very walls. Can she and Loveday stay alive in this nest of vipers long enough to help their stranded friends? Before their beautiful air ship is captured and used to attack England?
"Steampunk, historical fiction, and the wits of two amazing authors blend seamlessly to give readers an adventure that will long linger in their minds." -- Huntress Reviews
The Lady's Triumph
After their daring adventures behind enemy lines in France, Loveday Penhale and Celeste Blanchard cannot settle into everyday life at home. Then, with the flourish of a royal messenger’s hand, their lives are changed. Not only have they won the Prince’s Prize, they are to join the Prince’s Own Engineers in London! But the saboteur who has been plaguing their efforts for months appears to have followed them. Along with battling for acceptance among the engineers, tiptoeing closer to falling in love, and receiving invitations to Almack’s, they must discover the traitor’s identity … before the Prince Regent plays right into Napoleon’s hands.
The Aeronaut's Heart in My Fair Regency
Josephine Aventure was on her way to earning a place in England's Aeronautical Corps until the dashing smuggler she'd once loved showed up. Etienne Delaguard risked much to help England win the war against France. Over a Twelfth Night masquerade, can a gentleman of the sea win the heart of a lady of the air?
"This story showcases smart and adventurous ladies and gentlemen who fight for what they believe in during one of History's most volatile times. Strong characters, a bit of history, and romance blend together perfectly. What more could I possibly ask for?" -- Huntress Reviews
The Pilot's Promise by Shelley Adina
Diana Edwards has defied her family and become an aeronaut in the fledgling Royal Aeronautic Corps. She distinguished herself in the Battle of Amiens. How difficult can flight training be?