Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books)

5 Dec

Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books)

Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books)

Language: English

Pages: 449


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.

Contributors include:

Ann Aguirre a bestselling author who writes urban fantasy (the Corine Solomon series from Roc), romantic science fiction (the Jax series from Ace), apocalyptic paranormal romance (as Ellen Connor, writing with Carrie Lofty, from Penguin), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava Gray from Berkley), and post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult fiction (Razorland and Wireville coming in 2011 from Feiwel & Friends).

Tessa Gratton, her debut novel Blood Magic arrives in 2011 from Random House Children's Books, followed by the companion Crow Magic in 2012.

Jaclyn Dolamore is the debut author of Magic Under Glass from Bloomsbury USA.

Lesley Livingston is the award-winning author of Wondrous Strange and Darklight, the first two books in the bestselling trilogy from HarperCollins.

Frewin Jones is the bestselling author of the Faerie Path series and the Warrior Princess books, among many others

Caitlin Kittredge is the author of the Iron Codex trilogy, a Lovecraftian steampunk adventure.

Dru Pagliassotti's first novel Clockwork Heart was one of the first in the rising new genre of steampunk romance and was named by Library Journal as one of the five steampunk novels to read in 2009.

Dia Reeves is the debut author of the critically acclaimed YA Bleeding Violet.

Michael Scott is the Irish-born, New York Times bestselling author of the six part epic fantasy series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series (Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) about a young woman forced to become a poison taster.

Tiffany Trent the author of the acclaimed YA dark fantasy series Hallowmere, which was an IndieBound Children's Pick and a New York Public Library Book of the Teen Age 2008.

Kiersten White is the debut author of Paranormalacy, the first book in a new trilogy, which was published by HarperTeen in August of 2010.

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















too wide, his eyes are too small. He bleeds when he gets hit, and he can’t talk to a girl without managing to stare at his shoes rather than her face. Matt will have to be satisfied with writing about Jimmy Slater, about enchanted gardens and haunted mansions, and he is. He could start a new story with his free afternoon: “The Adventure of the Screaming Skull.” He’s wanted to use that title for a while. He keeps a list on an old Lovecraft jitney service map in his pocket. If his father finds it,

going to leave you now. When you hear two blasts from the horn, you’ll know I’m good to go. Make your way quietly to the gateway yonder, and with luck, we’ll be on the road as sweet as a whistle.” He had left her and she had settled herself on a heap of plump sacks on a pallet in between two of the beaming lamps. The Marshalling Yard was a ferment of activity. Wheeled and tracked vehicles scampered and scurried here and there, laden with freight for the trains. Men laboured by the dozen, winding

the Guild.” “Yes, sir.” The guard kicked the young man again for good measure and unslung the small pack on his back, pulling out rope. A minute later, the apprentice was bound and gagged and left in the courtyard, and the guard and LeClerc vanished inside the building. Chiara ran across the cobbles and knelt next to the young man. He gave her an amazed look. “Shhh.” She pulled the guard’s balled-up handkerchief out of his mouth. “Ah, you’re an angel! What’s your name?” “I said ‘shhh,’

and a hammer banging. Every morning my mother makes me breakfast, using my father’s Chef Helper device—a gleaming sleek cooker. Even with the kitchen gadgets, deep craters of exhaustion hang under her brown eyes, her pale face is lined with strain, and she moves as if an automaton. I offer to take a turn assisting father at night. “No, Zosia. Your father is working to keep Poland safe from the Nazis. You will only distract him, and it is too vital. We all must make sacrifices during these

the Nazis will find you again,” Inek says. “You need to hide until we can locate your mother.” He’s right, but my desire to return to my house overrules logic. “What if she left me a message?” He bites his lip as he considers. “And I’ll need a change of clothes and money.” I would have to leave my wagon and supplies behind in Leba. “I’ll go after dark.” “We’ll go,” Inek says. “You can’t go alone.” “Why not?” I snap. “I’m quite capable of taking care of myself. It’s not safe for your family.

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