Trying to decide what to wear. Pictured here:
Steampunk Slytherin, Wonder Woman 1, Snow White, Wonder Woman 2, Ravenclaw.
Also available: Tinkerbell, Avengers corset, new elegant blue outfit.
I need Cher’s computer program from Clueless.
Stand Like This for 2 Minutes Per Day
No, for real, though—this is a thing. Not sure about the science behind it, but it makes me feel fancy and powerful regardless. I highly recommend it.
There actually is legit science behind this. In fact, here’s an entire TED Talk about the science behind it, and the confidence-related chemicals that your brain produces JUST BY YOU STANDING LIKE THIS.
If you really wanna feel like a boss, stand this way while wearing a corset. QUEEN OF THE GODDAMN AMAZONS.
Have you seen this man?
Pretty soon, you might not.
I just found out today that the second Blud book, WICKED AS SHE WANTS, is nearly sold out and therefore out of print—with no plans for a reprint.
That means that if you want to own a paperback copy, this might be your last chance to grab one. I would try Amazon or my local indie, Foxtale Book Shoppe, where I’m happy to sign and personalize one for you.
I’m disappointed, but rest assured that there’s still plenty of book 1, WICKED AS THEY COME, and the recently released book 3, WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT. And you can always score an e-copy of WICKED AS SHE WANTS on whatever platform you prefer. Thank heavens for those internets, right?
On a more somber note, if you’ve ever thought, “I like that writer on Twitter and will buy that book someday” or “Well, I prefer to wait until a series is over to read it” or “I’m sure there will be a sale soon and I’ll save a dollar”, you might want to reconsider. Midlist authors like myself can only sell more books in a series if the readers show the publishers that they want ‘em. I would love to keep writing in the Blud world, but that’s not decided by me or my editor. It’s decided by cold, hard numbers. And thanks to what I’m guessing was that nasty little tiff between S&S and B&N right when Wicked as She Wants launched, I don’t think it ever had the chance to reach new fans. It’s up for two awards at the RT Book Reviews Convention in New Orleans this year, and it’s my favorite of the Blud novels. Who wouldn’t want to read about a bloodthirsty Princess Anastasia who crashed out of an old suitcase, took a ride on an airship bordello, and fought a unicorn in hand-to-hand combat?
So please adopt your Casper today. Doesn’t he look adorable in his poet’s blouse?
Exclusive cover real for WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT, (Blud book 3) happening today at Bitten by Books. Plus a giveaway.
An electrifying paranormal romance … with a twist!
Only rebellious Demi Ward could be bored with her life as a contortionist in Criminy Stain’s magical traveling circus. But being a cabaret star in the City of Lights is dangerous … especially for an audacious Bludman.
After Demi’s best friend Cherie is brutally kidnapped en route to Paris by a roving band of masked slavers, passionate highwayman Vale Hildebrand shows up to save the day. With his help, Demi rises to the top of the cabaret scene as part of her plot to find Cherie—but what she really discovers is a taste for Vale’s kisses. Meanwhile, wealthy suitors vie for a night of her charms, crowding the glittering club where Demi commands the stage with a host of colorful daimons. She is soon seduced by a smoldering portrait artist whose ties to a secret society could be the break she and Vale need on their hunt. But—unlike the Paris Demi read about in college on Earth—the Paris of Sang is full of depraved pleasures and deadly surprises.
It’s pretty much what would happen if Baz Luhrman had directed Moulin Rouge in a parallel universe filled with steampunk machinery, vampires, and chameleon people. <3
"Cavalique" Steampunk Horse Assemblage using antique and vintage parts by Larry Agnello at assemblique.com
List of Materials:
- Wood Horse
- Four Antique Claw&Ball Feet
- Antique Sewing Machine Parts
- Vintage Brass Eagle Wings
- Two Vintage Gauges
- Antique Typewriter Parts
- Antique Adding Machine parts
- Two Antique National Cash Register Keys
- Two Vintage Camera Lenses
- Two Antique Glass Indicator Lights
- Part from a Vintage Anniversary Clock
- Misc Antique Brass Decorative Parts
- Misc Other Found Objects
Um, so you have combined carousels, steampunk, and a gryphon? THAT IS PERTINENT TO MY INTERESTS. NAY, MY VERY SOUL.
I’ve submitted a 10-page script to the Steampunk Originals anthology with Arcana. If you like steampunk, murder-mystery stories set on trains, and plucky teen tomboys decoding clues, check it out. The pay’s not there, but it’s a good way to get a byline.
My story: A DEAD MAN ON THE COPPER QUEEN.
A great story for a good cause by a lovely and fantastic author featuring two friends.
This is a story written by Karina Cooper featuring Steampunk Boba Fett and Myself. Half of the proceeds from this story are going to the Make A Wish Foundation. So go pre-order it enjoy a good read and help some children in need.
I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of all three of these people. <3
BTW on my growing interest about steampunk I got Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, steampunk, alternate history and zombies. Seems interesting.
Question to other steampunk readers, which sort of book shop do you find more steampunk novels? In which section is more likely to find them on a normal book shop?
I get most my books on Amazon but you’re most likely to see steampunk novels in the science fiction section because that’s what genre they fall under.
There’s also a lively bit of steamier steampunk adventure in the Romance section, if one isn’t frightened of a certain sort of cover. Meljean Brook, Kristen Callihan, Bec McMaster, Gail Carriger, Karina Cooper, Kate Locke, Kady Kross, Phillippa Ballantine and Tee Morris. Tons of lovely people telling exciting stories in there.