Happy day! THE ICARUS PLOT is free today (and by “today” I mean Amazon’s American timezone for Jan 3) — that means you have 24 hours to snap up my new release and tell your friends to do the same. It already has a five star rating (from a stranger! unsolicited review) and it’s fun!
Ivana March runs a very special toy shop in the heart of Victorian London. The last person she expects to see enter it is an earl. Not that she has time to entertain him. Someone is stealing children, and the street kids whisper tales of a “Metal Man”. Ivana must find the monster, rescue the children, and if the earl really wants to help, he can come with her. Only, no one warned her she’d have to venture to places better left unexplored. A good thing, then, that the new Earl of Somer is a noted explorer. When the two of them join forces, what could possibly go wrong?
A short Steampunk novella
The first third of 2015 is incredibly busy, and while these stories are releasing, I’ll be writing like mad. The secret project that I’m planning to launch in April *writing gods willing* is so romantic. Happiness.
2 January – Light Kisses, Contemporary Romance short story
3 January – The Icarus Plot, Steampunk novella
24 January – Kiss Me, Quick, Valentine’s Day short story, Contemporary Romance
8 February – Second Chance Island, Contemporary Romance short story
22 February – Ran From Him, Contemporary Romance novel
8 March – Ice-Breaker, Contemporary Romance short story
21 March – Djinn Justice, Collegium 2, Paranormal Romance
8 April - No Rescue, Contemporary Romance, short story
19 April – Secret Project…
Just a heads up. Indulge. Sensual Tales of Steampunk and Fantasy is FREE on Amazon until November 9 if you’d like to grab a copy. And if you spread the word I’d be HUGELY grateful. Getting the word out about new books is increasingly difficult.
Ta da! “Curses and Confetti” is live! It’s up for sale on Amazon — but please do NOT buy it yet. I’ve scheduled a FREE promotion to run from September 28 till October 2 (remembering that this is American time, so half a day or so behind Australia).
I’ll remind you, but mark your diaries for two days time, and then nab your copy of “Curses and Confetti”, the third Bustlepunk Chronicle and a lovely Australian wild west urban adventure.
I love this book and I hope you will too!
It begins with all the fun of the fair (and for those who know Western Australia, I didn’t make up the fair ground in Fremantle, even if it’s vanished now)
Esme Smith and Jed Reeve are getting married. The unlikely pairing of an Australian suffragette and an American inventor is set to be the wedding of the year—until the Gypsy Oracle arrives in town, a man is killed, Jed is hopelessly compromised and Esme has to save her man and survive…Grandma!
I interrupt the usual pleasant tenor of this blog to shout:
I can’t tell you how much I love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and Raising Steam adds Steampunk to the mix.
So excited! Today is release day for Raising Steam – just as soon as the rest of the world realises it’s 7 November, finally
There is an early and fabulous review of the book at Waterstones.
Happy dancing – must work now, so that I’m free to READ RAISING STEAM!
The steampunk community is a delight. How many people can be witty in 140 characters? Well, Stephen Fry, obviously
This Friday at 9pm New York time, I’ll be hosting the #steampunkchat on Twitter. That means, I get to pick the topic!
I’ve been intrigued for ages by the interaction between nostalgia and steampunk. I’ve read (and drat it, I’ve forgotten the reference) that nostalgia increases in tough times. So this week we’ll be discussing the appeal of nostalgia and its impact on shaping steampunk, particularly the steampunk style that is slipping into mainstream culture — think corsets in fashion, accordians in rock music — what do you mean, you haven’t heard accordians in rock music? There must be some. Heck, even AC/DC used bagpipes
You can join the #steampunkchat just by following the hashtag and including it in your tweets. This is really easy to do if you join the chat in the SteampunkChat TweetChat room.
Then the following week, I’m on the Steampunk panel for Coyote Con. This is an hour long session at 8pm on Friday 26 October (again, New York time). Coyote Con is a FREE writing conference that lasts the whole weekend. My fellow panelists will be Cindy S Pape, JL Hilton and Seleste de Laney. I can’t wait to chat about writing Steampunk with fellow enthusiasts — you are all VERY welcome!