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Fantasy Steampunk | Romance
Victoria's work with automatons has gained her renown and
changed the face of London. But her concern that the
clockworks are taking too many jobs away from humans,
creating social unrest, is ignored. Given the ugly mood of
the underclass, she fears more outbreaks of violence similar
to the murder spree of the notorious Southwark Slasher.
Dash, unemployed thanks to the clockworks, has pledged
fealty to The Brotherhood, a group determined to bring about
the downfall of the automatons by any means necessary. His
plan to kidnap Victoria goes awry when the unorthodox
scientist pledges her assistance to their cause.
Despite their opposite social classes, a bond grows between
them, and Victoria begins to feel emotions she never
expected for the passionate Dash. But when the Slasher
strikes close to home, Dash and Victoria realize that the
boundaries of polite society are far from the only threat to
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8 comments posted.
Re: Like Clockwork
I haven't read any steampunk but the description of your book has defiantly caught my attention. I may need to keep it a try.
(Maria Munoz 11:10am December 14, 2010)
I'm not quite sure what steampunk is, but the premise sounds like fun, and I can always read anything that sounds even vaguely historical, even if turns out to be alternate history. At present I've got a book named INCA waiting for me. It's about the Inca not being conquered by the Spanish. Unfortunately, I missed the day this week at eHarlequin where I could have got your book free.
(Sigrun Schulz 3:48pm December 14, 2010)
I have never heard of "steampunk", but the book sounds very interesting.
(Marguerite Guinn 5:19pm December 14, 2010)
Thanks for telling us about the history of your book.
(Robin McKay 7:43pm December 14, 2010)
You introduced me to a term that I'm not familiar with, but am very interested in reading now. The premise is far-fetched, but quite intriguing. It takes quite an imagination, along with a way with words, to be able to weave such a story!! I also wanted to be an English major, but when I spoke to my Mother about my dreams when I was in High School, she didn't understand, and made fun of my ideas, so I never fulfilled them. Silly me!! That book has always been in the back of my mind, and perhaps one day I'll put that pen to paper. Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:56pm December 14, 2010)
The book sounds really great! Thanks for the great interview!
(Brenda Rupp 10:43pm December 14, 2010)
Boy does this have a lot of stuff in it. I didn't know about the term steampunk before.
(Alyson Widen 12:08pm December 17, 2010)
I am new to the term Steam-punk but love the idea of it.
(Mary Preston 4:35am December 17, 2010)
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