Posts tagged with: Steampunk

The Curse of the Brimstone Contract: Release Celebration and Giveaway!

By On Apr 22 2014, 8:16 am

I love a slow burn.

And there’s no better place for a slow burn between a hero and heroine than in an age when even the touching of hands is forbidden.

That’s the situation between the hero and heroine of my new steampunk novel,  The Curse of the Brimstone Contract, a romantic mystery set in the London of the Victorian age, a London that’s just a bit different from our own because of the discovery of how to harness magic to fuel a steam-driven technological revolution.

Joan Krieger is the proper daughter of a prominent Jewish merchant who deals in the latest fashions. Consulting Detective Gregor Sherringford is a gentleman, though his true noble origins are hidden. While they are immediately drawn to each other, the attraction is so subtle that, at first, Joan believes Gregor is only interested in her case because of the fascinating case she’s brought to his attention.

As a writer, showing exactly how much Gregor cared for Joan without ever getting into his head was a fun challenge. Sometimes, that extra bit of mystery can make a heromore alluring, especially when that hero keeps his kinder emotions carefully under wraps. But with each little step taken in concert with Joan, Gregor’s facade cracked a little bit more.

This is their first meeting, when Joan sneaks off to Gregor’s “office” to hire him to investigate the murder of one of her clothing store’s clients. Read more…

Steampunk Explosion

By On Oct 18 2013, 9:00 am

As I research the genre of steampunk, thinking I know most aspects of the Victorian-era spin on modern gadgetry, I find myself lost in the myriad of a punk explosion. At one time, people used to know what steampunk was or was supposed to be. Yet, as with anything, steampunk has become as fluid as [...]

Seven NEW ebooks on SALE ~ July 3, 2012 releases!

By On Jul 3 2012, 12:15 pm

  What's New in eBook at Samhain! Publication Date: July 3, 2012 http://store.samhainpublishing.com/new_release.php   Graceland by Ally Blue Genre: Voluptuous, Multicultural, Gay Contemporary Length: Novel, ISBN: 978-1-60928-827-3 Price: $5.50 Limited time sale-priced for $3.85 To get to "Love Me Tender", they'll have to shake things up. Kevin Fraser has a good life–a good job, good [...]

New eBooks Available on SALE February 7, 2012!

By On Feb 7 2012, 8:00 am

  What's New in eBook at Samhain! Publication Date: February 7, 2012 http://www.samhainpublishing.com/   The Dragon Stirs by Lynda Aicher Genre: Shape-shifters, Post-Apocalyptic Length: Novella, ISBN: 978-1-60928-718-4, Series: Energen Price: $3.50 Limited time sale-priced for $2.45 The energy might bind them, but their love could save us all… Energen, Book 1 When Shifter Airiana Draco [...]

Margo’s Christmas and 40th Birthday Wishlist

By On Dec 9 2011, 3:01 am

First thing first! I am so happy to see some titles in our Retro Romance store.  If you know authors from the 70’s and 80’s please let them know there are readers like me who can’t wait to reread those books from our youth.  Whoever brainstormed this idea at Samhain, Thank You! Second thing second, My [...]

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