Gaslight Demons, by Gloria Weber, is a mystery suspense thriller set in an alternate Victorian era setting with magic, demons and the unspeakable…
Sophia Nogard is the youngest Occult Officer in the organization’s history. Her boss, Chief Wizard Unver, has been trying to get her fired, or better yet killed, with every assignment he gives her. But Sophia’s daily struggles are nothing compared to the magical menace plaguing the city. He’s out for blood and some of that blood belongs to people Sophia knows. This makes things personal and Sophia finds her walking the gaslight filled night trying to find the truth without exposing her secret. Because, with every breath she takes, Sophia breaks the laws she has sworn to protect. Sophia Nogard is a half-demon abomination and things are getting demonically ugly.
While “Gaslight” or “Gaslamp” is often used to describe Victorian era fantasy, “Gaslighting” is the term for the psychological abuse of someone in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making them doubt their own memory and perception. This is an element that is used within Gloria’s work both subtly and skillfully. While Gaslighting may simply be the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, in Gaslight Demons it’s more of the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorientating the victim before their demise in this Gaslamp setting.
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- GASLIGHT DEMONS a novel published by Morbidgames Publishing.
- MAD one of the tales in 20,001: A Steampunk Odyssey.
- ETERNAL SERVICE a story in The Ghost IS the Machine.
- CRIMSON MAIL (Volume 1) and NO MAIL (Volume 2) in the The Crimson Pact anthology series.