Tome 1: Invitations (Requestor Series)

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Alyona is dead.  Ottilee has been kidnapped.  The Requestor knows who is behind it.  He has been pushed far enough and has finally decided to act.

Will his methodical planning be enough to get the Triad and Down-Below Humans he has hand-picked together?

What forces will help and which will hinder the Requestor and his recruits?

Join the cast and marvel in Steampunk gadgets, aether inventions, and secret lairs, while sipping tea or Turkish coffee.

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A Note From M.E.

Partway through writing Tome 1, I realized that I needed to define what Steampunk meant for my characters.

Steampunk is a forum for expressing individuality and how you would mingle the past with the future. It is the ultimate hindsight. Steampunk provides a way to get your hands physically dirty when you design and create. It provides an outlet to rebelliously ignore the box our present techno society has created to bring forth a tangible vision to share with the world. Every person who has subscribed to the culture has their own character backstory. I love this concept. Thousands of parallel dimensions fluidly intertwine when one Steampunker meets another.

My goal is to trigger thoughts in my readers that empower action on becoming better individuals, leading to a culture that cares more for our fellow man than for ourselves.

Don’t just dream. Don’t wait for the virtual version. Act now.

About M.E. Bassett

Author photo M. E. BassettI love words. I love how new ones are created every day. I love the nuances a word takes on as it makes its journey through time. I have always wanted to write a book–it has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I started countless times, but never got the first chapter completed. I could not find a cast with a compelling plot. I wanted to trigger thoughts in my readers that empowered them to act–to become better individuals. In my own way, I wanted to promote a culture that cares more for our fellow man than for ourselves. Nothing I wrote would accomplish this goal. So, I kept putting it off.

I had a neighbor who introduced me to Steampunk. I was immediately captivated. We decided to dress as Steampunk characters for Halloween and make our own Victorian costumes. I insisted we define our characters so we could create legitimate costumes with the proper gadgets. When someone asked who we were, we had a story to tell. Once we finally dressed up, I was hooked on Steampunk.

For me, Steampunk is a forum for expressing your individual interpretation of how you would mingle the past with the future. It is the ultimate hindsight. Steampunk provides a way to get your hands physically dirty when you design and create. It provides an outlet to rebelliously ignore the box our present techno society has created. Every person who has subscribed to the culture has their own character backstory. I love this concept. Thousands of parallel dimensions fluidly intertwine when one Steampunker meets another for a cup of tea.

The Librarian was born that Halloween in 2017. She went through many names–Penelope, Ultraviolet, Virginia, Elaine–as she evolved. Whatever her name, she stuck with me. By January 2018 I had enough backstory to put on paper. By the end of the year I had a growing cast, a plot, and hundreds of pages–the Librarian became my life.

Will my readers want to change the world because they read my book? Probably not, but they will laugh, and they will think–a good start at changing the world!

I now have plans for multiple series with the Librarian. She may not be the one always telling the story, but she is always in the middle of the action. I hope you enjoy her adventures.

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