The Professor’s Assistant

The Professor's Assistant

The Professor’s Assistant
Lured by rumors of a momentous invention, Agent Julian Blake steps into the New York Gate and emerges outside London.
It is the same year, 1885, but an earth parallel to his. The two timelines are almost identical, but the slight variation is enough to threaten his mission as it includes an attitude toward same-sex attraction that is less than accepting.
He never expected that difference to pose a problem. Julian has an important mission to complete; a mission with far-reaching consequences not only across the alternate earths, but into their pasts. For the momentous invention is a working time machine.
And the inventor’s assistant is a beautiful, auburn-haired young man named Daniel who causes Julian to disregard the Department rules he has lived by for so long.
But there are others interested in the professor’s new invention, and when tragedy strikes, the professor’s lovely assistant might just be the only person left with the knowledge to recreate the device.
Now Daniel is a target, and Julian is in a race to protect him and retrieve the knowledge of the time machine from those who would misuse it. Novella. Note: Explicit male/male sex.      {See more books by Bren Christopher}

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Reviews

“…I thoroughly enjoyed THE PROFESSOR’S ASSISTANT. With an engaging storyline, plenty of action, and a romantic relationship that experiences the same struggles every new couple faces, I think other readers will be pleased as well.” Read more at The Romance Reviews.

“The Professor’s Assistant is an intriguing exploration of traveling through parallel dimensions. The characters are believable. The intimacy is sensual… Bren Christopher has created an amazing tale that inspires the reader with thoughts of parallel worlds…. I very much enjoyed The Professor’s Assistant.” Read more at Literary Nymphs.

Just for Fun

interviews, Videos, and Links 

So what is steampunk, you may well ask.
You wouldn’t be the first and you won’t be the last.
Brass goggles, steam locomotives, dirigibles, and clockwork automatons.
Just read the Wikipedia article — I’m no good at poems.

 After The Professor’s Assistant was released, I was fortunate to be asked to interview at a couple of popular blogs. I talk about the ideas behind the book and about writing in general.  

 Discussing The Professor’s Assistant and other writing topics with paranormal romance writer, Rhonda Print.
 Discussing the ideas behind The Professor’s Assistant with Jadette Paige at her blog, My Book My Journey.

When I first sent in the manuscript for The Professor’s Assistant to Liquid Silver Books, they liked the story and offered me a contract right away. However, they did suggest I think of a way to add a few more steampunk elements to the book to sort of jazz it up a little. I didn’t have to think too long about how to do that. I had a couple of scenes with horses in the original manuscript that were easy to replace with steam-powered automobiles and motorcycles.
Well okay — not that easy — how do they really work anyway?  There are a lot of good sources for that kind of information, but here is one I found particularly useful.
This is an episode of “Pete’s Garage – 1896 Steam Motorcycle.  Antique motorcycle expert Pete Gagan tells the story of Sylvester Roper’s “Steam Powered Motorcycle”, and takes it out for a test ride!”

Click the video below to play, or go directly to YouTube to see it there.

 

 

Details

Title: The Professor’s Assistant
Author: Bren Christopher
Genre: LGBT Romance Sci-Fi/Steampunk
Format: eBook
Length: Novella (34,600 words)
Publisher: Bren Christopher
Cover Art: Vinnie Oliver
Original Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2011
Re-released Feb. 17, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-59578-807-8