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Ed Evans, June 2012
My Urban Fantasy
Welcome to Sisters Noire, a website all about my forays into the urban fantasy genre through books and blogs.
Book #1 – Romance Macabre
Combining elements of urban fantasy, steampunk and hardboiled noir, Romance Macabre* is the first adventure in the world of Lord Horatio Redden & the Sisters Noire, a world of hard men, grotesques, femme fatales and mind-boggling mysteries.
Romance Macabre Blurb
Love. Death. Revenge.
Enter the modern fantasy world of PM Lord Horatio Redden. Witness a balmy summer in Little Anglitan, a British sea-side metropolis as a terrible virus spells city-wide quarantine and forces three unlikely heroes to join forces.
Laurence Cade -
Lifelong underachiever and self-deprecating wannabe author must trade inertia for guts as he searches for his best friend’s killer.
Amelia Railey -
Fifties-style blonde bombshell and government sleeper agent fears if she stays in the city her past will catch up with her – should she leave or sweat it out given sudden incentives to stay?
Ithaca Faulkner -
Once-soldier turned drug-dealer and killer, Ithaca finds himself in the city morgue with more than one score to settle.
Enter the world of Cade, Railey, Faulkner & the Blue Eyes, enter the world of Romance Macabre.
Steampunk & Dieselpunk
While the first book in the series is not strictly Steampunk or Dieselpunk, the former typically representing an alternate Victorian period, the latter encompassing 1930s to 50s pulp/war/art-deco, elements of both genres are present. There are nods to a time before the setting of the story having been typically Steampunk and Dieselpunk and future stories are sure to have more emphasis on more typical representations of these genres.
The Purpose of This Website
Sisters Noire has several functions – number one, as a platform for me as a writer, number two, for fresh ideas and discussion and number three, to spread the word about Steampunk and Dieselpunk fiction, and all the things both genres encapsulate including pulp, noir and alternate histories. Both genres already have a great following and while I intend to explain them both, I don’t feel the need to retread the vast, rich information featured on websites like the brilliant Gatehouse.
I hope you enjoy this website and look forward to hearing your views in the post comments sections and on the Sisters Noire Facebook page.
Ed Evans, Oct 2011
* Romance Macabre is the current name of the first book and possibly the name I will stick with for publication. It is a play on Danse Macabre, a piece of music by French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns (also popularised as the 90s Jonathan Creek television programme intro music). Romance Macabre was temporarily known as Cade, Railey, Faulkner & the Blue Eyes.
Definition of Urban Fantasy
Definition of Steampunk
Definition of Dieselpunk