Good News

My new sci-fi, time-travel, steampunk novel FLY LIKE AN EAGLE has made it to the top 200 in steampunk sci-fi on Amazon. And soon to be in a Goodread Giveaway. Gifts of this novel will be sent out to The Gaslight Gathering, steampunk festival, participants and to those interested in reviewing.


Soul Mate Publishers, publishers of multi-genre, multi-dimensional romance, has notified me that FORBIDDEN PLAYGROUND, the first novel in my LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES (4 books), will be given away free at from July 21-25, 2017.  Rated highly by both Amazon and Goodreads reviewers, this, my first novel, is filled with suspense and seat-of-your-pants sci-fi adventures.






Goodreads Giveaway of DANCING DRAGONS

What if you could see through the clothing of a tall, muscular, handsome fellow student, only to discover he clothes himself with his psychic powers, and you are the only one who can thwart his powers. And, as if anything else is needed, across his chest, he’s sporting tattoos of three animated dragons.

Join my Goodreads Giveaway to win a free paperback of the second book in my NA light urban fantasy, LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS series, DANCING DRAGONS, published by Soul Mate.Dancing Dragons Cover (56)

My First Vendorship At A Con

Anybody in the San Diego Area? Come to the Handlery Hotel.

The Gaslight Gathering is fast approaching, and I’ll have books for sale from my AGES OF INVENTION sci-fi, time-travel, steampunk series: ENTANGLED and FLY LIKE AN EAGLE.

Look for the da Vinci glider image on my table.

eBooks of both sci-fi, time-travel, steampunk novels are priced at 99 cents, and will be free to those who agree to write reviews (contact S.B.K. Burns at

The themes are anything to do with flying, so besides prizes that will be given away , there’s even your own personal drone with camera capabilities. Also, lots of steampunk prizes: da Vinci inventions and steampunk costume accessories (see previous posts).

You don’t need to buy anything. Just show up and give us your email address and we’ll use those to pick the lucky winners. Prizes will be posted and mailed at the end of the convention for those not in attendance to the very end (Sunday around noon).




Okay, I’m on a tight schedule. I have a table at the San Diego steampunk festival THE GASLIGHT GATHERING on May 12-14 (Friday through Sunday). I have lots of prizes to give away and, I hope, newly published paperbacks for my AGES OF INVENTION sci-fi, steampunk, time-travel series.

I just realized, if I want to be able to get up and stretch my legs, I need helpers for an hour or two at my table.

Sign up for one or two hour slots for 10 am through 5 pm to help me and also wear your steampunk or Victorian costumes and to maybe sell your own steampunk books are open on the following Google Sheets Document:

If I select you, you will get into the event free for the day. Please leave you email address, name, and what you will bring to the table. Thanks.

Post your information on the Google document below:

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A New Cover and A Little Primping for ENTANGLED

Hello all authors and readers. A quick update: My award-winning cover artist Fiona Jayde has designed a new cover for ENTANGLED to go with my new sci-fi, time-travel, steampunk series AGES OF INVENTION.

Nothing was wrong about the other cover designed by Barbara Marker and her creative team (who will be working on other projects, including illustrations for my convention swag). I’ll be framing that cover project and placing it on my walls at home.

Now for the new ENTANGLED cover unveil.


It might take a few days for KDP Select to get this updated cover on all their Amazon sites.  Once she gets the required info, Fiona will complete the full covers of both books in the series.

Tying the two novels together is the almost Queen of England, Electress Sophia of The House of Hanover (the ancestor of all contemporary British royalty). In the first book, ENTANGLED, she helps to save the great scientists from a time quake, created by an Electronic time machine (invented by the hero’s brother and countered by the heroine and her motley crew of past life regression activists). [Newton makes an appearance].

In the second novel, FLY LIKE AN EAGLE, Electress Sophie, saves the Native-American, Algonquian-speaking Piscataways to a Victorian New London. The half-Native hero kidnaps the Proper-Philadelphian heroine from 1824, to New London through a wormhole within the walls of the new Franklin Institute of Science. [Both Franklin and H.G. Wells make an appearance].



Please vote for my FLY LIKE AN EAGLE cover art by Fiona Jayde (who won paranormal cover recognition in the JABBIC (Judge A Book By Its Cover) contest. Go to ULTIMATE FANTASY BOOKS to vote for your favorite cover (hope it’s mine #37). Thanks.
How to vote: Each book cover will be given a number. At the top and bottom of the competition page a vote button will be placed. Once you click the vote button, just select the number of the book and your vote is cast. The voting…