Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrating Two New Releases For Logical Lust Publications and Nobilis Reed

All day today at Cyber Launch Party we're celebrating two new releases from Nobilis Reed and Logical-Lust Publications that take us from the future to Ancient Rome!

RISKWEAR by Nobilis Reed

Tales of Love and Engineering , Book 1

Frank invented a fabric that can become any material. Marta developed software that turns it into any garment. While attending the fashion show where the fruits of their labor are unveiled, they discover two things. First, her desires mesh perfectly with his dominant nature, and the clothes they have made are the perfect toy for living out their fantasies. Second, their system has a disastrous flaw.

Working together to fix the bug transforms their invention from a plaything of the elite into something far more exciting, and their relationship switches from simple compatibility into something that carries a risk for them both.



Roma Fervens: Boiling Rome , Book 1

Ex Fumo, Gaudiam: From Steam, Comes Joy is a novella that marks the first instalment in Roma Fervens: Boiling Rome, a new steampunk series that combines Ancient Rome, steam, and the fertile mind of Nobilis Reed.

In a Roman Empire powered by steam, Procurator Marcus Amandus has fallen in love with the wrong woman. Makki is a barbarian, native to the newly discovered Western continent. Unfortunately, Marcus is betrothed to the governor's daughter Livia Ambrosia who has arrived for a tour of the colony. Just when he thinks he has the situation under control, Makki's cruel husband Wotanake returns. Marcus must prove himself a lover and a fighter to protect their lives and his honor.


WIN - Leave Nobilis a question today at his Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of your choice from his two releases!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Good morning Nobilis! Congrats on your two newest releases and the start of two new series!

    Please tell us a bit about each series and what you have planned for them and how long we have to wait for the next books!

    Hope the new books are huge hits for you - congrats on EX FUMO, GAUDIAM being a bestseller already over on ARe btw! Enjoy your party!

  2. Thank you! I'm excited about both of them.

    There will be new titles for both of those series next year, but how soon will depend on sales. If one or both of them really take off I'll be putting them on the top of my list for certain!

    I'll be posting more details in the near future, but basically the first book to hit 100 sales will be the first one to get a sequel.

  3. Wow, two new series & they came out at the same time. Congratulations.

    I'm most intriqued by your Roma Fervens series. How did you come up with the idea to set a steampunk series in Ancient Rome?

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  4. Kathryn:

    Great question!

    The idea for Ex Fumo Gaudiam started, actually, with a podcast called "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History." He has been covering Ancient Rome, especially the fall of the Empire, and one of the things he noted was that technological innovation, in spite of advances in information science (such as indexed libraries) did not progress very fast. One of the theories about why technology stagnated in ancient Rome was because its economy was based on slavery, and I wondered what would have happened if the Emperor had abolished it. That gave me part of my setting.

    Another element that led to this story was something I've noticed in the erotic romance market, where "interracial" always seems to mean black/white, when there are many other possible combinations; Makki, the heroine in Ex Fumo Gaudiam, is Native American.

    Combining these two ideas gave me the foundation for this story. A sequel will likely take us from the shores of Lake Ontarius back to Rome itself, so we can explore what that city might have been like with steam power!

    (Plus, I get to include a steam-powered chariot race!)

  5. Congratulations on two new releases, Nobilis! I'm intrigued by the sounds of both of them--and love that they're so different from each other! Do you write more than one book at a time? If yes, how do you decide what to work on when, and how do you keep everything straight?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  6. F. Chen:

    Thanks for coming by!

    My "Works in Progress" folder has about twenty different things in it! I do most of my writing on the train back and forth to work. The morning commute is devoted to whatever long piece is first on my list; right now that's "Hunters", the third book in my "Orgone Chronicles" series (which has been featured here before). In the afternoon, I work on shorter pieces.

    So yes, I'm usually working on more than one story at a time, but usually not more than one longer piece.

    In the case of these two stories, they were actually written months apart from each other. It's just a trick of the Logical Lust release schedule that they're coming out so close together.

  7. Jennifer:

    "Hunters" probably won't be released until May next year, at the earliest. I'm still working on the first round of edits.

  8. I meant Riskwear. I know we discussed that one a couple of times too.

  9. For someone with limited funds, which would you recommend to be bought/read first?

    Also, I'm sure we've discussed this before, but how do you organize your thoughts and storylines prior to writing? Do you subscribe to a full on outline way of writing, do you sit and write with a general direction in mind, or something completely unique to you?

    Pillow Talker

  10. Pillowtalker:

    Wow, that's a tough one...

    I think it really depends on preferences. Aside from the obvious genre differences, Ex Fumo Gaudiam is structured a little more like a standard erotic romance, complete with a dashing Prince Charming. Of course, since this is ME, and I can't do anything the usual way, it's from the Prince's point of view, rather than the heroine's.

    Riskwear is much more of a romance between equals. They're both highly skilled engineers, they both have their doubts and concerns about the relationship, and they both have obstacles to overcome. That's why it switches back and forth between Marta's point of view, and Frank's.

    As the author, I love them both. I'd be just as happy to see either of them on your e-reader.

  11. I love the concept for Riskwear! Did you do any specific research for it?

    smaccall AT

  12. Bookwyrm:

    As a matter of fact, I did. The airship that is the stage for the last half of the story was extensively researched online; the torpedo shape of the Zeppelins of the 30's isn't necessarily the only shape. The one in the story is more vertical, hence the elevator that figures prominently at one point.

    I also did a good bit of research on fetish clothes, but I have to admit I probably would have done that whether I wrote this book or not. :D

  13. Pillowtalker:

    I just realized I never answered your second question!

    I am about 2/3 discovery, 1/3 outliner. I make a list of events I want to have happen, then start writing; most of the details of setting, character, and little intricacies of plot come to me as I go along.

  14. Alright, I'm off to bed... I'll have another check tomorrow morning!

  15. I'm just discovering Steampunk and would love to hear what you consider steampunk to be because both of your books are so very different.

    I also love that your Ancient Rome is an alternative history. I'm glad you told us that because I don't get that from the book blurb.

    Best of luck with both your books!

  16. Katie:

    Steampunk, to me, is a combination of anachronistic technology (the "steam-" part) with rebellion against the prevailing social order ("-punk").

    That definition is by no means universal. Most people concentrate on the technology and the style.

    In Ex Fumo Gaudiam, the "-punk" part comes from Marcus and Makki refusing to stay in their assigned role.

  17. Thanks for your participation, everyone!

    And if you're a latecomer, remember you can always find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.

  18. What moved you to write steampunk?
    debsim2008 at gmail

  19. Debbie:

    The short answer, is that I wrote it because I like to read it. I loved "Difference Engine" (in spite of the poorly-tacked-on sex scene in the middle) and I have been an fan ever since.