Thursday, June 2, 2011

SteamPink by Sea

A few boats are docked seaside as 11% came by boat.

Based on the manifest (steampink teaser), passengers include...

- visit her site today to read her corsets & clockwork review (part one)

Kiwi aka Pirate Kiwi (second place winner of rum + plunder gold coin hunt from May)

The Iron Thorn
by Caitlin Kittredge
win this at My Bookish Ways -ends July 5
win this at adventures of cecelia bedelia -ends June 4

Description from the amazon:
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

Heart of Steel
A Novel of the Iron Seas
by Meljean Brook
Release date: November 2011
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Description from the amazon:
Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her heart hard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is to her ship and her crew-until one man comes along and changes everything...

Treasure hunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in the Lady Corsair-just the captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. When it attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco- and straight into enemy hands.

Bluebeard's Machine
by Mari Fee

Description from the amazon:
Love, science, death. She is all three.

A Silk, Steel and Steam story.

Determined to discover what new experiment is stealing her husband’s attentions, Annette Parker ventures into forbidden territory—his study—only to discover a secret he would kill to keep. She is his fifth attempt to clone the original Annette and, according to his journal, he’s planning a sixth…after he dissects her dead body.

Unsure of who or what she is, she assumes a new identity and flees to the Orkney Islands and her last hope. The man she once rejected.

Isaac Ward’s first instinct is to get this mysterious “Miss Ada” out of his undersea laboratory—and out of his life—before he repeats the mistakes that drove him there in the first place. Her wild stories and stubborn insistence that they’re true wear his patience thin, but it doesn’t matter. She is as irresistible as the tide.

Then the truth appears right outside the portholes of his lab, stripping away her dubious disguise. Exposing a secret that could kill them both…unless Isaac abandons the science he knows for a second chance with the woman who broke his heart.

Warning: contains mad scientists, wanton murder, identity crises, and boiling hot underwater sex. Submersible instructions not included.

Let me know in comments which of these capture your interest.


* Let me know in comments which of the books above captures your interest.

* image source steampunk boat by Doug

!^^ Steampink schedule ^^!


  1. I read The Iron Thorn on an ARC tour, and have been pushing it ever since -- great book!

  2. Thanks, I signed up for the Iron Thorn giveaway!

  3. Both the Iron Thorn and Heart of Steel are on my wishlist. I have to post the review of The Iron Duke soon! ><

  4. I sooo want to read The Iron Thorn.

  5. Heart of Steel is one of my most-anticipated books of the year. LOVE the world Meljean Brook has created in that series!

  6. I'd love to read The Iron Heart!

  7. I'm in agreement with Cecelia... Heart of Steel is most anticipated. What I would love to read is another novel with Mad Machen (sp?).


  8. Ooooh, wow -- I'd love to read all three!! I looove the covers -- I really need to get reading Meljean Brook -- she gets lots of fan love!

  9. Oo..Bluebeard's Machine sounds exciting!!


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