Victorian London as the Industrial Revolution is in full swing. Infrared goggles, dirigibles, and analog
computers exist alongside bustles, parasols, and high tea. On the grounds of an Old Saxon church, three
strange net-runners arrive from a future where everyone is assigned a barcode from the moment of
birth. What you buy, what you read, your health care history, your bank accounts, your measured
intelligence, are all captured by this barcode and sent to the feed of OmniCorp. Human data mining
forms the basis of a massive Industrial Complex, a thinly veiled profit center, based on the control of
human behavior. To interrupt the inception of OmniCorp, the net-runners, a subversive underground
group, enlist the aid of the steampunk Victorians to thwart a meeting between two men, who hundreds
of years earlier, laid the foundation for OmniCorp. Extraordinary figures race toward a rendezvous with
history, weave in and out of time, fight evil steampunk automatons, hide in Victorian brothels, fight
Indian mutinies, and take refuge in dystopian cyberpunk pawnshops, to insure a future where personal
privacy is protected over corporate power.
SJ runs three Indie Publishing companies: Crushing Hearts and Black
Butterfly, Hot Ink Press, and Vamptasy Publishing, UK.
Ten percent of all proceeds for SJ’s books go to Turning Point, a counseling
center for women in crisis or experiencing domestic abuse.
On a personal note, SJ Davis is the daughter of an ex-patriate British
mother and a Southern Baptist former CIA father. As a child, she spoke in silly accents and recounted
outlandish tales of fantasy over afternoon tea. To this day it remains her favorite activity. Born in Long
Island, NY, she was raised in the suburbs of Washington DC and went to school for a ridiculous amount
of time. She moved from Virginia to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Chicago to Detroit, and began her
writing career once her children were old enough to reach for the goldfish themselves. SJ is an avid tea
drinker, a stiletto aficionado, Doc Marten worshipper, punk rock listener, and lover of flip flops and
cardigans. She has a terrible sense of direction, loves gummy bears, and is a Johnny Depp fangirl.