The Professor's Assistant

Agent Julian Blake is sent to an alternate London because of rumors about an invention that could change all the worlds' histories. Julian steps into the New York Gate and out at the other end. He's now in London the same year as his own but in the parallel Earth universe. The two worlds are so similar but for the slight differences that could jeopardize his mission.

When Julian finds out that the invention is a time machine he knows that it could either be of great value or it could destroy all the worlds he's sworn to protect.

The inventor's assistant is a young man by the name of Daniel. He causes Julian to disregard the rules and becomes involved with the younger man. When the professor is killed and Daniel threatened Julian takes matters into his own hands and brings Daniel into his confidences.

Together with another agent they try to save the invention and bring the culprits to justice. Can the three save the world or will the bad guys win in the end?

The Professor's Assistant was an intriguing Steampunk story that I found very enjoyable to read. The love story between Julian and Daniel was hot and sensual. It really added to the steampunk story and blended well. This whole story was fun to follow. I like the premise of traveling between dimensions and times as this story unfolded. I will recommend this one to all who like the new genre of Steampunk Romances.

Book Blurb for 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 own. 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 alive 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.

Contains: Explicit m/m sex 

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2011 3.50