Louisa Locke


Louisa Locke, a retired professor of U.S. and Women’s history, writing as M. Louisa Locke, is the author of the best-selling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series based on Dr. Locke’s doctoral research on late 19th century working women. With over 200,000 books sold, she is the author of five novels, Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, Pilfered Promises, Deadly Proof, the novellas, Violet Vanquishes a Villain and Kathleen Catches a Killer, and four short stories, all in the world of Victorian San Francisco.

Not content with just writing about the past, Louisa Locke has now turned to the future with a new science fiction series set in the collaborative world of the Paradisi Chronicles.

Locke is an active member in the Alliance of Independent Authors, a director of Board of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative, and a founder of the Paradisi Chronicles. For more about M. Louisa Locke and her work, go to http://mlouisalocke.com/

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Works in Paradisi Chronicles

Between Mountain and Sea: Caelestis Series Book One


Mei Lin Yu should have been looking forward to the next stage in her life. As a descendant of one of the Founding Families who led the exodus from a dying Earth and now rule New Eden, Mei’s choices are endless. But she has never felt part of the Yu Family or the world of technological marvels and genetic perfection the Founders created.

All that will change the summer she spends at Mynyddamore, the home her ancestor Mabel Yu built in western Caelestis. Here, living among the Ddaerans, the original inhabitants of New Eden, Mei will discover secrets about Mabel Yu that her family want to keep buried and a truth about herself that will forever change her own destiny.

Between Mountain and Sea is a coming of age novel, the first book in Louisa Locke’s Caelestis series in the Paradisi Chronicles (an open source, science fiction world created by multiple authors).

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Under Two Moons: Caelestis Series Book Two


Mei Lin Yu, a shy studious young woman from a Founding Family, and Silence, a fierce snowcat running with outlaws, shouldn’t have anything in common. But on New Eden, a world where the native Ddaerans have psychic abilities, a world ruled by the Founders who fled a dying Earth…anything is possible.

When Mei Lin is forced out of the comfortable refuge of Mynyddamore and confronted with a secret from the past that is very much aliv|e, will she be able to save herself and Silence to gain the trust of a man who has no reason to trust anyone from a Founding Family?

Under Two Moons, a science fiction action adventure novel, is the sequel to Between Mountain and Sea and is the second book in Louisa Locke’s Caelestis series in the Paradisi Chronicles (an open source science fiction series created by multiple authors).

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Through Ddaera’s Touch: Caelestis Series Book Three


Ddaera, the planet the Founders from Earth call New Eden, changes all she touches, including Mei Lin, the studious daughter of a Founding Family, Silence, a sentient snow cat, and Jaxon, a man displaced by space and time. Can these three find common ground in order to save Ddaera and the people they have have sworn to protect?

Through Ddaera’s Touch, the third book in Locke’s Caelestis Series, is an exciting action-adventure novel that tells the story of the emergence of a Resistance Movement that begins to unite disaffected New Eden citizens, the native Ddaerans, and the Reachers, new arrivals from Earth, against the Founding Families of New Eden.

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The Stars Are Red Tonight


StarsAreRedTonight-1600x2400First book in the planned Canistro Series

The year is 2092 and Earth is slowly dying, but Trevor and Saya are holding their own. They have steady work in Seattle and unlike ninety-nine percent of the planet’s residents, they aren’t starving, their city isn’t underwater, threatened by fire, ravaged by disease, or under military rule. Their jobs are boring but at least they are safe. That is until an encrypted flash drive falls into their hands. Suddenly their lives are upended and nothing will ever be the same again.

The Stars are Red Tonight is part of the Paradisi Chronicles series, a science fiction adventure through time, space and generations, brought to life through the creativity of multiple authors. In this romantic suspense novella, Ashley Angelly and Louisa Locke introduce the Kuttners, one of the ten founding families who escape a dying Earth to colonize New Eden, a planet a galaxy away.


“Aelwyd: Home”
in Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi


Kammie wasn’t brave. So being among the first colonists on New Eden took her way out of her comfort zone. Dirt, bugs, even the open sky scared her. But when her stepbrother disappeared into the wilderness, she had to summon the courage to go find him, or die trying.

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CHRONICLE WORLDS: PARADISI is an anthology published by  Samuel Peralta, creator of the bestselling FUTURE CHRONICLES speculative fiction anthology series.


Caelestis Series Books 1-3 Plus Aelwyd: Home

Paradisi - Boxedset_3D_800x1200Mabel Yu is one of the ten Founding Families of the Paradisi Project who left a dying Earth to settle New Eden.
Jaxon is Mabel’s friend and a Reacher, the group of men and women who were responsible for the success of the Paradisi Project.
Mei Lin Yu is Mabel’s descendent who discovers a secret about her family and the native Ddaerans that will forever change her destiny.
Silence is a sentient snowcat who bridges the divisions between Founders, Ddaerans, and Reachers.

These individuals will shape the future of humanity as it struggles to escape the failures that destroyed Earth and build a new paradise in a far-away galaxy.

The three books and the bonus short story in this boxed set are the first works in Locke’s Caelestis series, a coming of age, action adventure series that is part of the Paradisi Chronicles, an open-source science fiction world created by multiple authors.

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