Friday, August 6, 2010

Iron Seas Challenge part 2

This the second part of my serial series Iron Seas Challenge.

What is a serial series challenge?

A fun way to read a book series.

It is a challenge whereby reading and reviewing a book makes you eligible to win the next book in its series. more details and schedule are here

*** Steampunk Book Giveaway ***

The Iron Duke
by Meljean Brook

Release date: October 5, 2010

Description from author's site:
Seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas, where nanotech is fused with Victorian sensibilities—and steam.

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

Open to all who are over age 18.

Offer ends September 30, 2010

In comments send me a link to your book review post for Meljean's story in Burning Up.

The review can be a blog post, on goodreads, on amazon, on twitter (super-mini one), etc.

You can also email your review to me (to post on this blog).

Basically, the idea is to spread the word about this book and series. Please make sure to add a link back to this challenge post.

Review links:

1. Sullivan McPig

2. throuthehaze

3. Freda

4. Celia - congrats! Celia won an ARC of Iron Duke from Meljean

5. Lexie - congrats! Lexie got a copy from her book fairy

6. Karissa

7. Chas

8. Sara M

9. Brizmus

10. SinN

11. Mary Ann

12. Giada

13. Carrie

14. Julianne

15. vvb

it's not too late to join, be the next


* 9.15.10 "What is Steampunk?" cards were sent out to challenge part 1 participants courtesy of author, Meljean Brook - a sampler can be read here for those interested


  1. Almost finished V :D

    Meljean certainly has an incredible flair for atmosphere and attention to detail ... the way she 'paints' her scenes ... LOVING 'Here There Be Monsters'!

    IMO - Ms. Brook has a long & successful career ahead of her as a popular author.

  2. The Iron Duke is on my TBR.

    I think this challenge is very creative and I can't wait to submit my review and read others!

  3. Here's my review:

    Again: I love this challenge and if I do not win the Iron Duke I will so buy it myself! Steampunk zombies!! How can I resist.

  4. This sounds really interesting but I am so afraid of zombies...give me a vamp or werewolf and I am a happy camper!!!

  5. I absolutely LOVED Here There Be Monsters!

    Here is my review:

  6. Here is my review for Burning Up;

  7. I was unexpectantly in love with this entire collection, which is so pleasing when normally anthologies can have humdrum tales.

  8. I absolutely adored Meljean Brook's story in this one. Steampunk zombies are awesome :-)
    Here's the link to my review:


    Steampunk is wicked awesome. The only thing I've read Steampunk was from your blog. But Here There BE Monsters is really my first! and what a first indeed. My nerve endings are tingling to read and write more about this novella!=) Excellent read! Thank you!

    Here is my review:

  10. Here's a link to my review:
    Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  11. Just finished it! I absolutely loved it! Yay! My review can be found here.

  12. Here's mine (finally lol).

    I was a little *nervous* about this because I've never really written a proper book review before. I've looked at a few others and WOW - you guys are so professional! Really great reviews! :D

    I am such a NOOBIE here :P

  13. I just got the card you send out! Thanks!

  14. Thank you for the card - that was a very sweet surprise! :D

  15. I have my review posted!! I loved the book! Thanks for organizing the challenge!!

  16. Loved the story, thanks for sending it. here's my review:


  17. The card on 'steampunk' and what it means (especially in the context of a romance novel) was quite interesting. I liked the example of J.D. Robb's books. Thanks!


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