Thursday, May 27, 2010

Of Steampunk eBooks and Self-Bribery

I've had some good news befall me lately, so to celebrate I did what any book obsessed, research loving, anal retentive pararom writer would do; I treated myself to some shiny new steampunk ebooks.


Ahhh, they still have that new ebook smell.

While I'm loading my new books onto my trusty Nook, I thought I'd share my new pretties.

My first purchase is Avalon Revisited by O. M. Grey.

"Arthur has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance."

The second is Maeve Alpin's As Timeless as Stone.

"Though society stands in their way, can love transcend time with the aid of robotics and ritual? In peril for her life, the Priestess Seshat turns herself to stone in ancient Egypt. Centuries later, Ricard, a dashing nineteenth century Frenchman, repairs a broken statue and reads its incantation--unprepared for the gorgeous flesh and blood woman who steps forth. Seshat is drawn to the brass robots Ricard creates and the glamor of the Victorian age, and most of all to Ricard himself. But the society of his day cannot accept a woman like her. How far will Ricard go to secure her happiness? Is their love strong enough to transcend time itself?"

I can't wait to tear through both of these novels, just as soon as I finish polishing up my current manuscript. If this doesn't count as incentive, nothing does.