Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books)

Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings a thrilling new point to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the outdated and the hot in more and more well known darkish city fantasies. younger heroes and heroines conflict evil, in quite a few varieties with the aid of super-technological or supernatural powers, whereas falling out and in of love.

Contributors include:

Ann Aguirre a bestselling writer who writes city fable (the Corine Solomon sequence from Roc), romantic technological know-how fiction (the Jax sequence from Ace), apocalyptic paranormal romance (as Ellen Connor, writing with Carrie Lofty, from Penguin), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava grey from Berkley), and post-apocalyptic dystopian younger grownup fiction (Razorland and Wireville coming in 2011 from Feiwel & Friends).

Tessa Gratton, her debut novel Blood Magic arrives in 2011 from Random condominium kid's Books, through the better half Crow Magic in 2012.

Jaclyn Dolamore is the debut writer of Magic lower than Glass from Bloomsbury united states.

Lesley Livingston is the award-winning writer of Wondrous Strange and Darklight, the 1st books within the bestselling trilogy from HarperCollins.

Frewin Jones is the bestselling writer of the Faerie Path sequence and the Warrior Princess books, between many others

Caitlin Kittredge is the writer of the Iron Codex trilogy, a Lovecraftian steampunk experience.

Dru Pagliassotti's first novel Clockwork Heart was once one of many first within the emerging new style of steampunk romance and used to be named via Library magazine as one of many 5 steampunk novels to learn in 2009.

Dia Reeves is the debut writer of the significantly acclaimed YA Bleeding Violet.

Michael Scott is the Irish-born, New York Times bestselling writer of the six half epic delusion sequence, The secrets and techniques of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Study sequence (Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) a few younger girl pressured to develop into a poison taster.

Tiffany Trent the writer of the acclaimed YA darkish myth sequence Hallowmere, which was once an IndieBound kid's decide and a brand new York Public Library publication of the teenager Age 2008.

Kiersten White is the debut writer of Paranormalacy, the 1st ebook in a brand new trilogy, which was once released via HarperTeen in August of 2010.

Adrienne Kress, is the writer of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate.

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There’s a coloured boy status at the counter. How come you don’t ever permit me stand at the counter? ” A bespectacled guy in an apron got here out of the again donning a reputation tag that learn “SMILEY” and a surprised expression on the sight of Chickie on his counter. “What the hell’re you doing? ” he yelled, as Chickie jumped to the ground, the clock already part dismantled. “Get outta the following ’fore I name the sheriff. ” “We’re being chased,” Sue Jean defined. “By monsters. ” “Is that why the buildings’re in ruins?

LeClerc grabbed her wrist and yanked her to the skin. She twisted and attempted to kick him, yet her skirts have been tangled round her legs. “Stop them! ” she shouted. “Ondine, cease the French! in the event that they input the lagoon, cease them, sink their ships, retain them from achieving shore! ” “Shut up! ” LeClerc gave her wrist a pointy twist. Chiara cried out because the knife’s hilt slipped from her rainy palms. The weapon fell into the water and sank. “It’s too past due! ” she shouted defiantly as blood from her many deep wounds soaked his blouse sleeve and dripped into the water.

Simply the fireplace spreading open air and the fireplace vehicles. however it could do. • • • Chickie and Sue Jean waited until eventually the oldsters got here to say the men ahead of going again to Chickie’s T-bird. She watched him swap the tire, noting how dinged up and windowless his vehicle had develop into. yet for all its conflict scars, it used to be nonetheless a candy trip. After altering the tire, Chickie sat at the hood and surveyed the destruction he’d wrought: the hearth coloring the sky within the distance, the wreckage of a number of ancient structures.

There’s an artwork to it, and that i simply worry i'm going to by no means really get it. ” Rafe’s expression ultimately mirrored his awareness. “But that will suggest you’d desire anyone to wind it each day,” he acknowledged slowly. “That’s particularly a dedication. ” “One I’m keen to make, if one of these individual used to be additionally prepared. ” He took my fingers in his. “Then, pass over Imogen, could I supply my prone as your own clock winder? ” “For so long as we either shall dwell? simply because, you notice, my existence does depend upon it. ” “I worry my existence relatively does depend upon it in addition.

She surfaced, grinning like a shark. “You’re a mermaid! ” Toby cried. “For convinced, you’re a mermaid! ” “A half-mermaid, at least,” Silka responded. “You might make an excellent addition to Monsewer Pierre’s Caravan of Marvels. ” Toby acknowledged. “You will be the megastar. ” “And the place could we discover Monsewer Pierre? ” Silka requested. “Last I observed him, they have been heading for France on a grand journey of Europe and the Russias. ” “Can we get to France via water? ” requested Silka, frolicking and wearing and guffawing within the pleasant include of the river.

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