I'm a writer. I write m/m erotica. Kind of dark stuff, even though in real life I like rainbows and puppies and kittens. Not all at once though. That would be overwhelming.
The world building, guys, omigod! A Mechanical Circus, a town called Taintwell, a cat that can disassemble itself, and a group of people called Branded Mongrels. And the hero is called Fanule Perfidor, the Dog King. How is that not the best name you've ever heard outside Hogwarts?
This is a mix of steampunk and paranormal fantasy, and it's a rollicking great story. I love steampunk when it's done well, and here it is definitely done well. There is a whole other world inside this book, and I've got my fingers crossed for a sequel.