~Catherine Stein's Books~
A writer, reader, and fan of words, Catherine writes steampunk and historical fantasy romance. She loves tea, Renaissance Fairs, and Oxford commas.
Not a Mourning Person Potions and Passions Book 2
April 30, 2019
Historical ~ Victorian ~ Steampunk ~ Fantasy
A determined widow.
Rachael Fasching doesn’t shy away from scandal. But living her whole life with the name of her murderous late husband? Intolerable. Her solution: find the most passionate, romantic man in all of England and marry him. When she discovers that “dull and disagreeable” historian Avery Cantrell is the secret author of warrior love poems, she takes the risk and sets out to woo him.
An ancient curse.
Avery has spent his entire life researching, in the hopes of finding a cure to the ancient affliction that has made potions deadly to every male of the Cantrell family line. He needs to marry, but he wants the matter addressed efficiently: no fuss, no delays, no timid virgins. Beautiful, enigmatic Rachael seems the perfect candidate.
Crime and passion.
When news of a murder interrupts their wedding plans, Rachael and Avery stumble upon a mystery of long-forgotten magic and deadly secrets. Plots and poisons threaten their marriage-of-convenience, but as they delve into the intrigue together these unlikely heroes might discover they have what it takes to hunt down a killer—and to find true love along the way.
Love in Bloom: A Spring Romance Collection from the Romance Café
March 8, 2019
Anthology of short stories
Contemporary ~ Contemporary small-town ~ historical ~ paranormal ~ international ~ vampires
What do vampire warriors, cosplayers, FBI agents, dog trainers, and steampunk pirates have in common? They're all in grave danger of succumbing to a springtime romance.
From the talented authors of the Romance Café, an all-new collection of nine sassy and spicy short stories.
Whether you like historical, contemporary, or paranormal, friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, or second-chance romance, the Love in Bloom spring anthology holds something for you.
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The Earl on the Train Potions and Passions 0.5
January 2, 2019
Historical ~ Victorian ~ Paranormal ~ Fantasy ~ Gilded Era ~ Steampunk
An earl with a problem.
Nicholas Masterson, Lord Sharpe, has a problem with potions. He won’t drink them, he craves them, and they’re getting weaker by the day. When his spymaster uncle requests that he travel from London to India to investigate, he reluctantly agrees and hops on an early morning train.
A woman with a plan.
Ida Quimby has set herself a goal: begin a new life as an elite perfumer, selling potion-based perfumes to the highest tier of London society. But when her good-for-nothing brother reneges on his promise to supply her with the magic serum for her potions, she takes matters into her own hands and sets out for India to confront him.
The journey of a lifetime.
A chance meeting on a train brings Nick and Ida together, starting them down a path of mystery and intrigue that could get them both killed. Or lead them to a love for all times.
How to Seduce a Spy Potions and Passions, book #1
November 5, 2018
Historical Romance ~ Fantasy ~ Paranormal ~ Victorian ~ Steampunk
Where potions run technology and passions run deep.
A barmaid with a rare talent.
Paris, 1882. Barmaid and potions expert Elle Deschamps knows a worrying secret: the supply of the magic serum that gives her potions their potency is running dangerously low. When a mysterious gentleman hires her to help search out new sources for serum, she jumps at the chance to earn her way to a life of less drudgery.
A spy on a mission.
Agent of the British crown Henry Ainsworth has a simple directive: end the potions crisis, by any means necessary. Posing as a bodyguard, he joins the beguiling potions expert on her continent-hopping expedition, determined to protect her from the unknown foes who wish to thwart her.
A love neither can resist.
With time of the essence, Elle and Henry must rely on one another to avert disaster. As enemies close in, they find the greatest danger of all may not be to their their lives, but to their hearts.