Historical Fantasy with a Regency feel and a magical twist. This one is all about women in queer romances--and alchemy, of course!
All covers by Natasha Snow.
Eugenia was born to privilege in the Ratna clan, nobility famed for their alchemical jewel production. Eugenia’s a talented alchemist herself—but the patriarchy insists her less able brother is the heir to the family secrets and property. As if that weren’t insult enough, an accidentally public tryst with another woman means Genie is shunned by polite society altogether.
Enter the gorgeous Lord Oliver Plumtree, scion of one of the oldest alchemical families in Chrysopoeia and master of the foreboding Waldgrave Abbey. But Lord Oliver is actually Olivia, and on the lookout for a wife—one who requires an escape from the same crushing social mores that have forced Olivia to masquerade as her own long-dead brother to keep her family’s estate intact.
Genie and Liv seem a perfect match from the get-go, and things heat up quickly between them. But before they can carry off their marriage of convenience, Waldgrave Abbey reveals more secrets. Jealous Plumtree relatives and Liv’s association with the Secret Society of Alchemiya, rumored to be a dark and sinister arm of the patriarchy, might just ruin Genie and Liv’s chance at their unlikely happily ever after.
Alchemiya 2: The Tower
Book 2 in the Alchemiya universe sees Lady Cherry Plumtree fall in love. Accidentally and most inconveniently pregnant, the still-single Cherry leaves the Golden City for Karlstejn, a land where alchemy is forbidden and no one will know her real reason for travel. Lady Bekah Ratna and the family's handsome valet, Hadley, accompany her on her journey.
The trio soon find themselves in the middle of local intrigue. Alchemists still exist in Karlstejn, whether the king outlaws them or not. As if it wasn't bad enough, trouble followed them from the Golden City, too, in the guise of jealous relatives who'd just love to learn Cherry's disgraceful secret.
Hadley will do his best to protect the woman he's falling for--though he thinks Cherry is too far above him for anything to become of them. Cherry, on the other hand, disagrees. She's just got to disentangle a few extremely annoying problems before she can deal with a forbidden love, on top of it all.