Thursday, June 10, 2010

SteamPink: Private car - Jane & Jade's report

Jane and Jade wrap-up their findings from their latest tour of Africa.

... and so, our journey continued into the Cape of Good Hope. We visited the area where the first largest diamond was found in South Africa.

Now known as the Star of South Africa. This diamond of 83.50 carats formerly belonged to Countess Dudley.

It is now in the hands to JP Morgan who has commissioned Cartier to set it in a brooch.

We plan to visit Cartier to inspect the diamond first-hand. By the way, along with his current production of mystery clocks, Cartier is also currently working with Prof McGregor in creating jewelry with "other purposes" for our Society.

Without much further ado. I will now introduce my sister, Jade.

*claps all-around*


Amongst the ladies in the audience, Giada raises her hand.

I do declare.

Before we continue, I must mention another steampunk adventure book that I would like to share.

Chenda and the Airship Brofman
by Emilie P. Bush

Description from the amazon:
When wealth and charm fail, an airship and the gods prevail... Chenda Frost lived as a spectator in her own life until the murder of her recluse war hero husband. Caught in a mystery about her destiny, she boards an airship with Geologist Candice Mortimer for an adventure in the air, across a desert, through a mountain and under the sea. Along the way, she loses everything she's ever known, but gains true friendship and a formidable gift from the gods. A ripping good yarn!


Thank you, Giada. A most interesting find, indeed.

Jade now stands at the podium with a small stack of books.

Good morning ladies! I have three gems that my sister and I discovered while in Africa. These books are rare finds being that steampunk is a relatively new genre that has burst into the scene.

However before we reveal these treasures, we would like for you to vote on where we shall travel next in search of more steampunk books...

North America

South America



Other - you pick the place

Comment below with your answer.


* image source map Africa

* part of Jane and Jade Escapades, my steampunk story in which commenters may be incorporated into the story and have guest appearances the following week.

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  1. Japan sounds like an interesting place for Steampunk..... that's my vote!

  2. I agree with Fredamans! I vote Japan!

    (Velvet did you know that Giada is the Italian translation of Jade? :P)

  3. My vote would be South America.

  4. I vote Japan! It would be most delicious to find some steampunk amid the bamboo screens and geisha silks.

  5. My daughter and I love everything Japan, albeit I'm vintage Japan and she is modern lol

    So I gotta vote Japan, too

    ps - oooh, I'd really enjoy seeing Cartier's "Mystery Clocks" :D

  6. I'm going to vote for South America.


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