Revenge and Roses
A Steampunk "Beauty and the Beast."
For ten years, only revenge mattered.
Ten years ago, a gang war between the Phantom Hand and the Brass Brotherhood tore apart Rosalia Espinosa's life. To seek her revenge, she took on the cloak and mask of the Bete Noire, a daring airship pirate who strikes by night. Now, she's found the person responsible for her family's downfall. But her father's foolish mistake leads to a debt of honor she must repay.
Is she an enemy, or the key to his future?
The Brass Brotherhood left police inspector Leo Desjardin with injuries no ordinary medicine could heal. Now, he runs his own private detective agency, while hiding the dark cost of his survival - an alchemical formulae that protects his heart, but turns him into a monster. His search for justice leads him to the beautiful Lia Espinosa. Is she really the infamous Bete Noire?