The Cassie Tam Files
[Lesfic / Near Future Sci-Fi / Mystery]
New Hopeland City was built to be the center of the technological age. It was supposed to be a shining example of humanity’s achievements. A beacon to guide us towards a better future. But some habits die hard. Within five years, it had become a hotbed of crime and corruption. And now, even the police are sometimes in too deep to help. That’s where I come in. My name is Cassie Tam. I’m a PI. When no one else will help, I’m the one people turn to …
When PI Cassie Tam is hired to investigate the death of a local virtual reality junkie, she thinks it will be easy money. In New Hopeland, VR junkies die every day, and the local PD already declared it an accidental overdose on synthetic stimulants. But the more she digs, the more that things don’t add up.
To make things even more complicated, her client, the deceased’s sister Lori, is a Tech Shifter – someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal – and Cassie has always been wary of that community. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with her ex.
Easy money, huh? Yeah, right.
Genre: Lesfic / Crime Noir / Sci-Fi Release Date: 8 May 2017 Publisher: NineStar Press Length: 56,000 words approx Sex Content: N/A Content Warnings: Some violence, some swearing Keywords: lesbian, yuri, near future, virtual realty addiction, mystery, thriller, animal roleplay/pet play, cyberpunk Awards: Honourable Mention in the 2017 Rainbow Awards in the Lesbian Sci-Fi category.
When PI Cassie Tam and her girlfriend Lori try to make up for their recent busy schedules with a night out at the theatre to watch the Tech Shift performer Kitsune, the last thing they expected was for Cassie to get a job offer. But some people are never off the clock, and by the end of the evening, Cassie has been drawn into a mundane but highly paid missing pet case. Unfortunately, in New Hopeland City, even something as simple as little lost dog can lead you down some dark paths.
Until now, Cassie wasn’t aware that there even was a rabbit hole, let alone how far down it goes.
Genre: Lesfic / Crime Noir / Sci-Fi Release Date: 23 July 2018 Publisher: NineStar Press Length: 58,000 words approx Sex Content: N/A Content Warnings: Some violence, some swearing Keywords: lesbian, yuri, near future, virtual realty addiction, mystery, thriller, animal roleplay/pet play, cyberpunk