The Clockwork Witch, by McKenzie P. Odom
How do I explain my children? They are Marionettes but so much more… I created them with a knowledge of gears, steam, and magic. As you can imagine such a skill set doesn’t go over kindly with normal people. Add that to the typical high brow of Victorian Society and it’s a perfectly volatile situation. The result of which is my untimely demise and a deal with Death. My children mean the world to me and though society may never look at them kindly I will always do everything in my power to protect them and keep them pure of human defects. I will stand in the way of human hatred and supernatural foe if it means their safety and I may well have to.