Sunday, September 15, 2013

A lot has happened since the last post here---yeah I almost need to have a bugler play the Last Post over it...but do not fear there is a lot going on or pending and this is the only blog that I have for the new fantasy publications.

 I must tell you what plans I have for Rast (that didn't win the Global E-book award for anything.) Big changes for the past and the future, that I will post in a week or so. But this post is to inform you what has happened for the novellas mentioned in the December 23rd 2011 post---now two novels.

This post comes from my other writing blog at which will be the site for Updates on the two novels planned for what used to be Steaming to Romance, and all my Steampunk happenings. Well, I have some news, for one.
 This blog was started to keep readers up to date with my Iskander series novels. The last title of the series was published last year and I don't plan more--- But I have a brand new novel that is the start of something new---Steampunk!

 "Steam and Strategem" will be released in the middle of November by Tyche Books at the Pure Speculation Festival in Edmonton, Alberta. The Festival is a known magnet for Gear-heads...Steampunk fans...and my publisher tells me she has ordered a Steampunk costume---and asked what I will be dressed as. I guess I can't go reading my Steampunk novel dressed as me---I have to conform. I am already collecting finery to dress Captain Benchmark, my new Steampunk alter ego. I'll tell more about that in the next post.

Here, I want to reproduce the blurb on my publisher's site so you won't have to go to find it. (But the cover image will be on the page soon---and you just have to see it. Fabulous.)

Welcome to the Steampunk World of Regency… …where the power of steam has already passed from the age of unsatisfactory experiments to the first country-spanning railways and ships that no longer sail at the whims of weather. Roberta Stephenson is the daughter of the ‘Father of Railways’…a girl almost raised in the engine works and through her experience, and education in the most advanced halls of Miss Mather’s Academy for Girls, is fit to become manager and designer at her father’s steamship yard on the Clyde.

And Britain needs Roberta’s expertise, for fate in this world has dealt more kindly with Napoleon, allowing him to extricate most of his army from Moscow in 1812, and granting him at least a draw at Leipzig in 1813. With developments of the steamships begun in France in 1783 he is ready to take one more gamble to rid himself of the interference of Perfidious Albion, and the island’s safety may depend on the steam powered rams Roberta is offering to their lordships of the Admiralty.

Complicating Roberta’s professional life are her romantic suitors: Lord Julian Bond, man about town and Admiralty spy; the enigmatic Symington Holmes with a mathematical tripos at Cambridge; and Engineer Lieutenant Alfred Worthington RN. It seems that Roberta is destined to choose one of these gentlemen, but will she choose wisely?

 So, in addition to having updates about Rast's adventure as four self-published novellas I will post reminders about the Steampunk writing on the Wordpress site. Be seeing you here.

 Labels: regency, Roberta Stephenson, romance, spying, steampunk, steamships


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