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The Taste of Opium

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What if the mummy's curse was time itself?

Asher is a Victorian bachelor with a secret. He's also an incredible disappointment to his noble father.

When news of Howard Carter's discoveries in Egypt hit the papers, Asher is driven to finally find a way to prove his worth and gain his father's as yet unattainable respect.

After months of labor, he has built a time machine that can change everything. One that he's sure is finally working. It's just that he can't seem to get it to work quite right. It keeps returning him to the same evening over and over every time he powers it up.

If he understood exactly how it was powered, he might yet escape the dinner party he's trapped, and if he can't he may have to divulge his secrets to the woman his father wants him to woo.

Because she has secrets of her own, and they might be more dangerous than traversing time and space.

Will they spoil Asher's plans for redemption or will he get swallowed whole by the secrets he so dearly wants to learn?

If you love stories with a touch of steampunk, set in early 1900s London, you will love getting swept away into another time and place.

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Genre: Fantasy

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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Taste of Opium: a Steampunk-ish Story
Author(s): Thea Atkinson
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