Brunette Games Founder Lisa Brunette is the award-winning author of a mystery series, The Dreamslippers. Anthony Valterra, our VP of strategy & game design, was the publisher of the Book of Erotic Fantasy, the only guide governing the romantic lives of Dungeons & Dragons characters.
The Dreamslippers Series
In Cat in the Flock…
Apprentice dreamslipper Cat McCormick goes undercover inside a fundamentalist church, where she looks for the truth and finds hypocrisy amidst true redemption. Read more >
In Framed and Burning…
Cat and Granny Grace must find out whether or not fellow dreamslipper Mick Travers set the fire that killed an up-and-coming artist, or if something even darker is behind the arson. Read more >
In Bound to the Truth…
The dreamslippers don’t quite trust their client. Did Nina Howell really fall under the spell of a domineering, conservative talk show host—as her wife claims? Read more >
PLUS explore Amazing Grace’s back story in the bonus story found ONLY in this boxed set.
“The launch of an intriguing female detective series.” - Kirkus Reviews
“Clearly author Lisa Brunette has a genuine flair for deftly crafting a superbly entertaining mystery/suspense thriller.” - Midwest Book Review
“This might possibly be a ‘great book.’” - Sharon E. Leighton, a reader in Canada, on Cat in the Flock
“Lisa Brunette’s Framed and Burning is a brilliant, suspenseful whodunit…” - Anthony Award-winning writer of the Inspector Chen series, Qui Xiaolong
“The plot runs deep, and the characters are both quirky and interesting. This is a total whodunit mystery that will keep you on edge until the very end!” - Sage Adderley, on Bound to the Truth
For readers who enjoy strong female leads, quirky, well-developed characters, and a dash of dating drama with their mystery. Fans of J.A. Jance, Mary Daheim, and Jayne Ann Krentz will love Cat and “Amazing” Grace!
"I have read the second and third books in the Dreamslippers’s series so I was excited to review the first book to see how it all started. I love Granny Grace and Cat. They are a couple of strong but realistic women. I love how they step up and help those that need it. But they are flawed like any real person. All you can do is the best you can." - J Bronder Reviews posted reviews of all three books, giving them 4 and 5 stars.
"That experience drove me to create a kick-ass grandmother/granddaughter duo based on the real women in my life." - Reeca's Pieces Author Interview
"The word most often used to describe my characters is ‘quirky.’ I love a good oddball in real life and in fiction, and writing about them is incredibly fun." - Interview on Author Lily Iona Mackenzie's Blog
"The biggest thing I learned writing Cat in the Flock was the difference between a mystery story that works for a game and what works for a novel. I’d spent five years teaching developers how to create mystery game stories, and in those, whodunit has to be a more obvious, and you can’t have too many layers of story, or players lose track of it while playing all the puzzles and other interactions. But in a novel, multiple twists and turns are the only play, they are essentially the puzzle readers come to the book to figure out. So you have to hide much more, especially in a whodunit. It’s a delicate balance that I believe I achieved in the second novel, Framed and Burning." - Interview on the Writers and Authors Blog
"I’ve always loved characters in fiction who seem outside the norm, who flout societal convention or go against the grain. In my early years, I was a huge fan of every odd character the comedian Jerry Lewis played, such as Cinderfella or an orderly involved in madcap adventures. Next came Carol Burnett’s memorable character sketches. Even a small walk-on character such as Hee Haw’s Minnie Pearl would thrill me to no end with a single eccentricity: the price tag left dangling from her oversized hats. Give me someone’s crazy Aunt Wilma or eccentric cousin Larry, and I’m instantly entertained. As soon as these characters walk into a scene, they have everyone’s attention; the story in fact begins to turn on their larger-than-life actions." - Quirky Is As Quirky Does, Author-of-the-Month Guest Post on CMash Reads.
"With this experience as my inspiration, I challenged myself to confront the body’s limitations and ways of healing in my writing, within the “Amazing” Grace storyline. So in book three, Bound to the Truth, our master yogi suffers an injury." - The Book-Body Connection: How One Author Integrated Body and Story, Another Guest Post on CMash Reads.
"I’m in the very early stages at this point on this new work, so I don’t yet have a publication date. Since indie-publishing the Dreamslippers Series over the last two years, I’ve had interest in my work from both Hollywood producers and literary agents. So rather than set a date on this new manuscript, I’ll be exploring traditional options. But first I have to finish it!" - What I'm Working on Next, Guest Post on CMash Reads.
Book of Erotic Fantasy
The Book of Erotic Fantasy was published in 2006 as part of the Open Gaming License (OGL) and is compatible with the world's bestselling fantasy roleplaying game.
For decades in the gaming world, the subject of this product has been the source of much debate and speculation. This 192-page, full color book addresses the issues of sex, love, seduction, marriage, and pregnancy for the OGL system. Read More >