Pip Ballantine

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Mechanical Wings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2024 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When the beautiful Faine Escrew marries Eleanor's father, she, her brother's and the flying City of Swans are thrown into danger. When she is sent away by her new step-mother, she discovers her brothers have been locked in mechanical swans, and only she can save them.
The Diamond Conspiracy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,710. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2024 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun’s emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun’s street-wise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.
Dawn's Early Light
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,130. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2024 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Braun and Books have their work cut out for them as their chief suspect in a rash of nautical and aerial disasters is none other than Thomas Edison. Between the fantastic electric machines of Edison, the eccentricities of MoPO consultant Nikola Tesla, and the mysterious machinations of a new threat known only as the Maestro, they may find themselves in far worse danger.
The Secret of the Monkey God
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2023 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The fearless Verity Fitzroy and her loyal Ministry Seven face their greatest challenge yet. After their Anatolia mission, they're in turmoil and discover that Liam is alive but imprisoned by the Illuminati. Determined to rescue him, Verity rallies her friends and embarks on a journey to Edinburgh.
Social Media for Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2020 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
All new second edition, featuring chapters on streaming media, and crisis management. Maximize the Potential of Your Online Brand! Social media has transformed into a necessity for writers. This second edition offers something for both authors new to the social space, and experienced ones looking for fresh approaches to platforms old and new.
The Mystery of Emerald Flame
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,840. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
After her brush with the Silver Pharaoh, Verity Fitzroy and the children of the Ministry Seven retreat to London to recover, but adventure always seems to have a way of finding them. With her Uncle Octavius still somewhere out there, Verity is sure the terrifying disappearance of children in the fogs of the capital cannot be a coincidence.
The Books & Braun Dossier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,990. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From the award-winning steampunk authors, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, come these fantastic adventures of spy craft, science, and the supernatural. The Books & Braun Dossier features stories now collected for the first time in one volume, and one untold story of Books and Brauns adventures in a shady hotel in Torquay.
The Touch of Hine-nui-te-pō
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Young Ministry Agent Aroha Murphy is tasked to find The Angel of Death, who stalks Auckland, New Zealand, killing anyone, even those locked securely in their home. Behind is left only a desiccated corpse. But is this murder… or justice? ============================ Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
A Very Southern Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Eliza D. Braun, a freshly appointed agent with a knack for unraveling mysteries. In this steampunk adventure, Braun is dispatched to scorching Australia to join forces with the seasoned operative, Agent Bruce Campbell. They battle the heat and each other as they race against time to locate missing children and bring them back home in time for Christmas.
Operation: Endgame
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,240. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
One Final Mission. There is no time to rest for Eliza D Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books. The man who has haunted and hounded them since the fall of the Maestro—Doctor Henry Jekyll—is now on a killing spree, using bizarre, theatrical murders as a way to taunt their inability to capture him.
Deck the Cogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A Christmas collection from the steampunk world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Includes; A Christmas to Die for, Home Alone for the Holidays, In the Spirit of Christmas, and Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy
Countless Hues of Crimson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,080. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
From the writers of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences comes the erotic novel you haven’t been waiting for. Anastasia Brassingware is a daughter of English aristocracy, but her station has been brought low by her father’s belief in ridiculous quick schemes. Now forced into penury, she must take any menial job.
The Curse of the Silver Pharaoh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,460. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
While Verity Fitzroy loses herself in magical mechanizations and fantastical science of London, she harbours secrets of the death of her parents, of a mystery she can't leave alone, and of her power over machinery that both excites and terrifies her. Verity is part of the Ministry Seven, street orphans that work for Agent Harrison Thorne of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Home Alone for the Holidays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Thornhill Books of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has quite a remarkable cat in Archimedes.  When left alone in his cozy home during the holidays, Archimedes discovers his true calling as the ultimate defender against the agents from the Department of Imperial Inconveniences.
Magical Mechanications
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fairy tales
Four steampunk novelettes from the authors of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris Little Red Flying Hood by Tee Morris Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris Little Clockwork Mermaid by Pip Ballantine Mechanical Wings by Pip Ballantine
The Ghost Rebellion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,960. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake.
Te Tangi a te Ruru / The Cry of the Morepork
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Aroha Murphy investigates a series of strange deaths in the wilds of New Zealand in 1873 which have all taken place on one night. Are they suicides or murders? Aroha with her Maori and Italian ancestry, sits awkwardly between two cultures, but the answer is tangled with her own complicated past. heritage of Aotearoa itself. Tales from the Archives are short stories.
Ngaire and Whakamua
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
New Zealand like the rest of the world, has been broken and remade by the zombie apocalypse. Humanity is scattered, sheltering as best it can in isolated settlements. However, there is hope, and it rests with one old woman and her machine. Whakamua, the track laying train's mission is to connect Ngaire's home to the rest of civilization. As they set off for Wellington...
A Christmas To Die For
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Sophia del Morte, the enigmatic Italian beauty with a penchant for espionage, is back in her picturesque Italian village for the holidays. Known for her lethal skills in the clandestine world of espionage, Sophia now faces an opponent more formidable than any adversary she's encountered—her own family. As the year draws to a close, Sophia grapples with the prospect of awkward dinner conversations
Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy
Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a snow-kissed Christmas Eve in the heart of London, paranormal investigators Wellington and Eliza find themselves entangled in a spectral conundrum that defies explanation. Will Wellington and Eliza untangle the threads of the Yuletide enigma, or will the ghostly secrets of Christmas Eve forever cast a shadow over their holiday joy?
Silver Linings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Books and Eliza D. Braun arrive in Cairo, Egypt, sent from Ministry headquarters on an archival audit. What Wellington hopes will be a stay in the cradle of civilization and a break from the bitter winter of England instead looks to be a brief visit on account of Eliza’s poor attitude and the disdain of the area field director, Marcus Donahue.
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
Magic by Gaslight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A novella of steampunk and magic, from one of the minds behind the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Lucinda is a witch in a alternative Victorian London, where being a witch is a death sentence. Her coven harness sensuality and passion to make magic, and that is a crime according to the Association of Magicians. Women with control of sex and magic are too dangerous to tolerate.
The Precarious Child
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Evil That Befell Sampson
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.