Monday, November 18, 2013

Meet: an inventor from A Matter of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance


Oh dear!

There is such a variety of scrumptious delights on the buffet table. An array of sweet and savory treats to accompany this afternoon's tea.

Lady Crumpledoodle has set The Filigree on auto-mode in order to meet her guests. She first fills her plate with some nibbles and wonders what you are in the mood for today? Sweets or savories?

She spies the inventor, Ichabod Temperance, slathering a scone with Devonshire cream.

Come, she wants to introduce you...

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

A Matter of Temperance
by Ichabod Temperance

In a past that never was...

The year is 1869. Earth experiences the close pass of a comet never before seen. In its wake, many of Terra's inhabitants find themselves changed. Among men, prodigies rise in unprecedented numbers, while many ordinary adults suddenly find themselves possessed of preternatural genius. Likewise, non-hominid animals become self-aware and intelligent.

Fast forward to 1875. A young “comet prodigy” from humble beginnings, Ichabod Temperance, has become the world's foremost inventor. He travels to England to deliver his latest brilliant invention to a famous explorer, until Fate intervenes. Meanwhile, a lovely young Bluestocking, Miss Persephone Plumtartt, survives an experimental accident only to find herself imbued with a power she can neither understand nor control, while dark forces and malevolent creatures pursue her, leaving a gruesome wake of death.

Yet, worse is to come. The naïve young inventor and the lovely intellectual find themselves fighting not only to save their own lives, but to prevent the destruction of all life on Earth.

WIN a KINDLE copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: December 1, 2013

TO DO: (3-parts)

1. ADD this book to your Goodreads Want To Read list.


Tweet about this giveaway. Please include: @MtrofTemperance

2. TELL me what you did in comments.

3. ANSWER Lady Crumpledoodle's question above:

Do prefer a sweet or savory treat to go this your tea?

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



image source: scone, see recipe

~~- TEA at The Filigree schedule -~~


  1. I prefer savory, thank you Lady Kitty.

    This book sounds fun and inventive in the world building thanks for sharing.

    I tweeted the giveaway.

  2. Looks like a fascinating novel. I've added it to my Goodreads list.

    Devonshire cream on a scone is scrumptious but far too wicked. Would you happen to have any cucumber sandwiches?

  3. Thank you, dear ladies.
    You are so kind.
    I do hope you decide to share in my adventures. As it is, I have just finished penning my third novel of thrilling tales just this morning. I am very excited about it.
    The scone was delicious! May I have another?
    And by the way, I like sweet condiments in my tea, thank you.
    Your pal,

  4. I just added it to my Goodreads list!

  5. Added to GR:

    I like something sweet with my tea. Scones are a favourite.


  6. Goodreads and a sweet treat for me!


  7. Added in Goodreads

    I am a sucker for everything sweet!

    39.5susy AT

  8. 2 - Goodreads
    3 - Savory [at]

  9. Done on Goodreads

    Definitely savory. Not so keen on sweets...

    agcestrela (gmail)

  10. I love sweets.

    Count me in through Goodreads.

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com


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