Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Steamed by Katie MacAlister - released!

Happy Release Day!

Steamed
by Katie MacAlister - my review

Description from amazon.com:
Katie MacAlister takes on Steampunk-and romance gets hotter than ever...

When one of Jack Fletcher's nanoelectromechanical system experiments is jostled in his lab, the resulting explosion sends him into the world of his favorite novel-a seemingly Victorian-era world of steampower, aether guns, corsets, and goggles. A world where the lovely and intrepid Octavia Pye captains her airship straight into his heart...

Steamed goodies:

Book Fashion Steamed dress

Party favors from Katie:


Party favor #1: a Steamed steampunky wallpaper



Party favor #2: a second steampunk wallpaper

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Article from Katie:
What the Heck is Steampunk?

Interview with Katie at The Galaxy Express
excerpt:
The Galaxy Express: What inspired you to write a steampunk romance?

Katie MacAlister: Sometime early last year I had an itchy feeling that translated into a desire to write something new, something different, something that was going to knock readers’ collective socks off. I mulled over my choices, and wasn’t happy with any of them. One day I was talking with my editor about this itchy feeling, and a word suddenly glowed with blinding brilliance in what passes for my brain—steampunk. As a life-long history and science buff, I knew that steampunk would fit well with my character and voice, and to make it a romance? Oh, that was sheer bliss.


I took a look around, saw that there was little steampunk being published, and even less in romance, and knew I was onto something fresh and new that would hopefully excite readers as much as it did me.

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Another interview with Katie and giveaway at Fantasy Literature

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Offer ends: February 28, 2010

Comment below and tell me:

If you were thrown into a steampunk world, what one steampunky item would you like to see, hear or touch?

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12 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try steampunk forever, and this may finally be the book that lures me into the genre! I have no idea what qualifies as a steampunk item..but that aether gun sounds pretty cool-I'd love to see one of those.

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  2. Wow, what a great new world to read about. I'd love to see/touch the airship and maybe even ride in one! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

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  3. I think it would be cool to ride in a zeppelin!

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  4. I haven't read any of the recent steampunk novels but I wonder they replace motor vehicles with ?

    Carol

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  5. I want a decently crafted sword-cane, with a brass handle for a good counterweight and clever construction.

    Reasons? I have a few.
    1) A Gentleman should never go unarmed.
    2) Most sword-canes are of inferior construction and ill-balanced
    3) The ornate design Steampunk affords allows for a proper grip, basket, pistol or French-style, which would be incongruous in less... Dignified settings.
    4) As a serious fencer, anything less than bespoke weaponry is an insult to my sensibilities.

    Regards;
    Pip Hunn
    Write Thing, Editor

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  6. I would want to go up in a dirigible, of course. If not that, they maybe spend the day with a clockwork man. That would be...interesting.
    Oh god, did that just sound dirty? Totally not meant to be dirty!

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  7. Please count me in. Sounds intersting. I would love to see how people get around in a steampunky world.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  8. Those ships that fly in the air instead of the sea. Those look sweet!

    Jennifer M.
    echs2007@gmail.com

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  9. I'd love to jump of a blimp!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I love Katie MacAlister's books!

    Hmmm let's see. I'nm fairly new to the whole steam-punk biz and just had my first glimpse of the world with SOULLESS but let's say a steam boat? Grab some cute guy so we can go choo choo ;P

    yan.pocky(at)gmail.com

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  11. I'd like to ride in a steam powered flying machine.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  12. This one looks pretty interesting. I really haven't read much steampunk yet, but it's def on my list. I think I'd like to see the automobiles they use - a mix of tech and victorian style would be neat.

    mmillet at gmail dot com

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