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Jennifer Morningstar’s debut: all the news you need to know!

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In 2020 (maybe 2021, let’s be honest, everything post-2019 is going to be just one long blur for most of us), I announced that with the retirement of my Abigail Barnette pen name, I would shift my focus away from erotic romance and to erotica. I planned to launch this new venture by republishing In The Blood, a previously published vampire novel, under that new pseudonym. I opened it up to give it a quick once-over and suddenly I’m balls deep in a rewrite that takes it from paranormal erotica to full-out erotic horror. I thought, well, now Jennifer Morningstar is gonna be put on hold for a while.

Then, I was just tootling along in my files a few days ago and I ran across two books I had pretty much forgotten that I’d written. Infernal Devices and Bound In Brass are steampunk erotica previously published by a small press. The rights reverted to me and I never got around to re-publishing them. They’ve just been languishing in my writing folder. Languishing and being, well. Pretty hot.

Do you like straight-laced Victorian dudes who own and operate a secret steampunk sex dungeon? What if they had tattoos and like, piercings in places that would be covered by respectable Victorian dude clothes? What about sexually curious good girls who can’t resist a good time with an aether-powered fucking machine? Now, how do you feel about getting a second chance to snag some out-of-print titles with all those features?


Coming December 30th, 2021:

A shirtless man with his forearms in front of his face. there's a tattoo of an ace of spades on his forearm. The title INFERNAL DEVICES is at the top of the image, at the bottom a frame of gears surrounds the text "Jennifer Morningstar"

The Two Aces. Victorian London’s most salacious secret, the club is a place where erotic fantasies are played out among clockwork automatons and aether-powered machines. Where nothing is off-limits and the pleasures are as wicked as the imagination will allow…

Permilia Deering goes to The Two Aces looking for the sexual excitement that she knows she will not find with the man to whom she is affianced, notorious cold-fish Wallace Sterling. On her first visit to the club, she meets the Ace of Spades, a masked stranger who drives her to heights of passion she’s never dreamed possible—and makes her seriously reconsider becoming a mannerly society wife.

When Wallace Sterling first glimpses his fiancée standing outside The Two Aces, he assumes she’s uncovered his secret identity—the Ace of Spades. But Permilia has no idea that her intended is living a double life, and Wallace worries that he’ll be out of the picture once she gets a taste of what the Ace of Spades can offer her…


Amazon • Smashwords 

Coming February 1, 2022:

muscular man with his face in shadow. tattoo of the ace of hearts on his bicep. At the top, the title BOUND IN BRASS. At the bottom, in a frame of gears, is the author name, Jennifer Morningstar

The Two Aces. Victorian London’s most salacious secret, the club is a place where erotic fantasies are played out among clockwork automatons and aether-powered machines. Where nothing is off-limits and the pleasures are as wicked as the imagination will allow…

Tallulah Applewhite is an American widow abroad, finding all the pleasures Europe has to offer. She gets more than she bargained for when she ventures into The Two Aces and meets the man known as the Ace of Hearts. Their sexual encounters push her to the very limits of desire, and together they find just what her unhappy marriage was missing.

Horace Sterling has never wanted anything that he couldn’t have, but he’s surprised at how much he wants this fresh Georgia Peach. Uninhibited and alluring, she enflames his passion like no other. The only thing more scandalous than taking up with a widow who should be in mourning would be taking up with a married woman—and both he and Tallulah are in for the shock of their lives…

But wait! There’s more!
In December, Jennifer Morningstar will also republish two steampunk short stories that have been available here and there for the past decade, but which have been out-of-print more than in-print. These will be totally free on, where you’ll also get exclusive previews of Infernal Devices and Bound in Brass. Don’t want to visit a pornography site? The shorts will be available to purchase on Amazon and Smashwords.
Keep your eyes on the blog for more information as it becomes available (and check this pinned post for the Amazon pre-order links when they become available). I’m so excited to ring in the new year with a new direction, new pen name, and an air of general horniness.

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  1. Minna

    Yesyesyes, Been in the mood for some hot steampunk so this sounds so good! Looking forward to get to read your books again whatever the name!!

    November 30, 2021
  2. Ace Dragon
    Ace Dragon

    I’m sorry for the snark, both of these sound like lovely eroticas, just… I’m giggling at how the name for the secret steampunk sex club is *the two Aces*. Funniest name to me for a sex club, as an asexual who isn’t very into cards. None of this is a complaint to be clear, it’s great

    November 30, 2021
  3. DS

    I loved those steampunk stories! Any chance of the 3rd brother getting his own HEA? I’m also excited to see the new version of In the Blood – good luck with the re-write!

    December 1, 2021
  4. Drea

    I only have th4e first one and have wanted the second for ages, so this is brilliant 🙂

    December 3, 2021
  5. Artemis

    YES!!! I already own both of these but I was so sad when I tried to recommend them to people and they were no longer available. This is great!

    Also I dream of someday owning that corset Permilia has…

    December 12, 2021
  6. Shelda

    Very excited about this! I read Infernal Devices ages ago, and was always bummed that Bound in Brass wasn’t available. So, score!!

    I have my fingers crossed you might also republish the Naughtily Ever After series. Again, I’ve read the first two, but never found the third.

    April 6, 2022

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