Saturday, June 4, 2011

Exhibit Hall: attendees

mmmmmm, heavenly smells emit from the perfume exhibit.

And look who we find with the test samplers...

Perfectly Polished Aristocrat: 33% of these folks appreciate the finer points of the fair like the latest fashionable wear and toiletries offered

Certainly you can fight (and rather well, at that), but why bother when you have servants to do it for you? Especially when there are balls to attend, royalty to entertain, and new fashions to be acquired!

Per chance, this would be of interest...

Miss Minnie and the Brass Pluggit
by Sahara Kelly

Description from All Romance:
He isn’t made of brass…but that won’t stop him from steaming up her nights.

Flouting convention and raising eyebrows from aristocratic drawing rooms to Whitehall, Lady Minnie Dalrymple takes men to her bed as she pleases. She doesn’t do favors outside the boudoir, particularly for politically powerful men whose motives are rarely pure. Yet when her lover asks her to visit the mysterious Dr. Pierce Lowell, she’s intrigued. Why should she be asked to essentially spy on the reclusive scientist?

Pierce has several projects under development, none of which he cares to share with the public. The arrival of any unexpected guest rouses suspicion, but the wealthier-than-God, eccentric young widow certainly isn’t threatening…not to his experiments, anyway. To his heart? That’s another matter entirely.

Their lighthearted, mutual exploration is interrupted by the discovery of a woman’s body found strangled just offshore. When Minnie learns this is the fourth such crime, it isn’t difficult to convince Pierce that working at his side to uncover the plot is the safest place to be. Until she is kidnapped. To save the woman he has come to love, Pierce must call on every ounce of ingenuity and brilliance—and reveal his most closely guarded secret.

Warning: Contains scientific references, unlaced Victorian desire and some really nasty villains at war with fascinating machines. Author is not responsible for any consequent urge to dismantle a vacuum cleaner and build a mechanical man.


Swashbuckling Airship Pirate: 33% of these folks work the crowd and look for clients for cargo shipment arrangements and most likely other unmentionable dealings *cough-ahem-wink*

Where the winds may take you and beyond! long as there's ample treasure involved. With your zeppelin, your rag-tag crew, and your sometimes stupid bravery, you're ready for adventure!

Here be a steampunk pirate tale...

The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale
by Christine Bell
free review copy also available at netgalley

Description from the amazon:
I'm a time pirate—born in 1810, now a 21st-century woman. I travel through time trying to right wrongs without disrupting the fragile balance between what is and what can never be.

That's why it's vital that I go to 1836 and find the man who conned my brother out of his Time Travel Mechanism as quickly as possible. If the technology falls into the wrong hands, it could change the world as we know it. The notorious Duke of Leister definitely qualifies as the wrong hands. An amateur scientist of the slightly mad variety, he's bound to figure out how to use the TTM sooner rather than later.

I knew this wouldn't be easy. But I wasn't counting on him being as sexy as hell. Or winding up chained to his bed…


Along with Samantha's (aka Pirate Sami) pirate dealings she is fascinated with the DIY exhibits. There is one that presents interested parties with Instructable Guides for various steampunk gadgets such as this...

How to Build a Time Machine
(Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device)
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by gmjhowe


Inventive (and slightly befuddled) Tinkerer: 33% of these folks inspecting the gadgets and new inventions displayed

Oh drat, you've misplaced your spectacles again--no wait! You've accidentally built them into your latest invention (a flaming pistol fueled by quartz)...or did you mean to put them there? You're one resourceful fellow, and with the barest of scraps, you can fashion the greatest creations!

Next door to the perfume exhibit is something just right for the Tinkerers...

Within Victorian Mists
by Steven R. Southard

Description from All Romance:
If the fog of time had lifted a bit differently on the 19th century, and you could mix a haughty Englishman tinkerer, a plucky American steam engine repair-woman, laser holograms, giant dirigibles, and ornithopters, you might just get one madcap steampunk romance. Strap on your brass-rimmed goggles to see what happens . . . Within Victorian Mists.


Look there across the way...

a clockwork automaton...

Infernal Devices
by Abigail Barnette

Description from All Romance:
The Two Aces. Victorian London’s most salacious secret, the club is a place where erotic fantasies are played out among clockwork automatons and aether powered machines. Where nothing is off limits and the pleasures are as wicked as the imagination will allow...

Permilia Deering goes to The Two Aces looking for the sexual excitement that she knows she will not find with the man to whom she is affianced, notorious cold-fish Wallace Sterling. On her first visit to the club, she meets the Ace of Spades, a masked stranger who drives her to heights of passion she’s never dreamed possible—and makes her seriously reconsider becoming a mannerly society wife.

When Wallace Sterling first glimpses his fiancĂ©e standing outside The Two Aces, he assumes she’s uncovered his secret identity—the Ace of Spades. But Permilia has no idea that her intended is living a double life, and Wallace worries that he’ll be out of the picture once she gets a taste of what the Ace of Spades can offer her...


* folks based on the Steampunk Personality test results - take the quiz and find out your steampunkyness

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

* image source perfume exhibit

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