Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode One

      Kate Gray
Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode One

There are the invisible members of society; they exist all around us. Most of the time, we walk by them, seeing but not seeing. Augustus Purce learned long ago that the best means of avoiding unwanted attention was to become one of the invisible.There are the invisible members of society; they exist all around us. Most of the time, we walk by them, seeing but not seeing. Augustus Purce learned long ago that the best means of avoiding unwanted attention was to become one of the invisible. He does it so well that even in his tiny village, everyone runs to the other side of Main Street to avoid him. For if they bothered to look more closely, which Augustus emphatically does NOT want, they might see him.Everyone knows that Augustus went off to war against the South, and came back when their sons, fathers, and brothers did not. He knows it too. Hiding is the only way he can survive.But now it is eleven years on from the end of the war, the nation is celebrating its Centennial soon, and someone has the poor taste to turn up dead in the house of one of the more esteemed families in the village. Augustus forces himself from hiding in order to catch a murderer, only to find that he must confront the unpleasantness of the past.

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    Unseen: Chronicles of the Royal Society for Investigation of the Paranormal

      Kate Gray
Unseen: Chronicles of the Royal Society for Investigation of the Paranormal

Major Gordon Macconnach comes to India at the behest of General Lord Hugh Abington, to be his second-in-command, as well as to put his peculiar talents at the general’s disposal. The major is from an old family in the Highlands, which has always had its ties with the Fair Folk. Every generation has borne several Macconnachs with unusual abilities.Major Gordon Macconnach comes to India at the behest of General Lord Hugh Abington, to be his second-in-command, as well as to put his peculiar talents at the general’s disposal. The major is from an old family in the Highlands, which has always had its ties with the Fair Folk. Every generation has borne several Macconnachs with unusual abilities. For Macconnach, it means insight to the realm of death, and the sometimes strange machinations of the supernatural world. For the British Crown, men and women such as Macconnach are a secret in plain sight. Some of these individuals are assigned to military postings, some are spies, and some are diplomats. General Abington’s daughter, Isabelle Alderton, has only recently returned to her beloved India, after attending to her mother through a terminal illness. She has come back, knowing that she is of an age when most other young ladies are already settled into domesticity. The very idea of matrimony is enough to send her into cold fury. Much of the little time she interacts with the officers under her father’s command is spent parrying their marriage proposals. And so, she is understandably put off to find Macconnach pursuing her in the dark of night, as she slips out to make an unauthorized visit to a local village. Quickly, she finds that he isn’t like the other preening fools who are his peers. He is dark, strange, and far more insightful than she is comfortable with. After a few false starts, they find themselves launched on an adventure which will upend all of Isabelle’s comfortable notions of the world. On the way, in spite of their sparring, they also find themselves drawn to one another in a way neither of them had expected. If they can survive battling with demons, walking dead, and ancient evil, that is.

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    Ages in Oblivion Thrown: Book One of the Sleep Trilogy

      Kate Gray
Ages in Oblivion Thrown: Book One of the Sleep Trilogy

Coming July 2014 - the sequel - stay tuned...!Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was clever and brave, unafraid of danger, but she broke. Not her body, but her mind. And she couldn’t be put back together again…not the same, anyway.Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was clever and brave, unafraid of danger, but she broke. Not her body, but her mind. And she couldn’t be put back together again…not the same, anyway. From the shadows she was watched. They liked what they saw. Of all the things we understand about ourselves, of all the energy we put into research of the human condition…the brain…the mind…is what we desperately want and need to master. It is at the center of our existence. It controls us in every basic way. Breathing, eating, sleeping, loving…dreaming. It betrays us at odd moments. Saves us when the pressure is on. It is a formidable foe at times, an ally the rest. We exercise, learn, and pray to make it fully ours. We know how to use our minds well. But so do they. And they want hers.

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