Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Carina Press Newsletter

Carina Press

April 18, 2011
In this Newsletter:
New Releases
Featured Author
Our Blog

Get Ready for Steampunk
What's not exactly fantasy, not quite science fiction, not necessarily historical but may contain elements of all three? Steampunk! Imagine an alternate world where the steam-powered inventions of the Victorian age still rule. Now, imagine the possibilities…
Download the FREE steampunk ebookPhotographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape now. And check out all of our steampunkebooks!
—Angela James
Executive Editor, Carina Press

Steampunk: Where science, fantasy and fiction come clockwork.

Featured Book

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The Mysterious Lady Law by Robert Appleton
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The Mysterious Lady Law
by Robert Appleton
In a time of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a penniless young maid will hardly make the front page. But Julia Bairstow is shattered by her sister's murder. When private detective Lady Law offers to investigate the case pro bono, Julia jumps at the chance—even against the advice of Constable Al Grant, who takes her protection surprisingly to heart.
Lady Law puts Scotland Yard to shame. She's solved countless cold-case crimes. No one knows how she does it, but it's brought her fortune and renown. But is she really what she claims to be? Or is Al right and she is not to be trusted?
Julia is determined to find out the truth, even if it means turning sleuth herself…

Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape
Photographs & Phantoms
by Cindy Spencer Pape

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New Releases
The Alchemy of Desire by Crista McHugh
The Alchemy of Desire
by Crista McHugh

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Journeyman's Ride by Marie Harte
Journeyman's Ride
by Marie Harte

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The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale
by Christine Bell

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Badlands by Seleste deLaney
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by Seleste deLaney

After a brutal Civil War, America is a land divided. As commander of her nation's border guards, Ever is a warrior sworn to protect her country and her queen. But when the monarch is killed, Ever must infiltrate enemy territory to bring home the heir to the throne.
Ever joins forces with a reluctant Captain Spencer Pierce. And as they fly into danger, they must battle not only the enemy but also their growing attraction. Once the princess is rescued, perhaps they can find love in the Badlands—if death doesn't find them first…
"I loved this story so much. Loved Ever and especially loved the world Seleste has built for the characters."— reviewed on theThoughts of a Scot blogSeleste deLaney
Seleste deLaney's first attempt at a novel was a sweeping epic romance called Wars and Wishes, Disasters and Dreams.She finished about three chapters before deciding she had better things to do. At twelve years old, most girls wouldn't have made it that far. She went on to write numerous short stories and poems throughout her teens, but it wasn't until after earning a degree in chemistry that she returned to her love of writing fiction.
Read her Carina Press titleBadlands now!

Spotlight on…Steampunk

Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape
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Steam & Sorcery
by Cindy Spencer Pape
Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery…
Check out our full selection of Steampunk ebooks!

Our Blog
Steampunk Holiday Submissions Call
"Carina Press is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our 2011 holiday collections. This will be the only open collection call for 2011 and is an excellent opportunity for authors interested in participating in the normally by-invitation-only Carina Press collections. Carina is looking for steampunk novellas with a winter or winter holiday theme, to be published digitally both individually and as a collection in December 2011."
Read the blog post about these submissions.
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Steampunk Holiday Submissions Call

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vvb32 reads said...

carina press does have a great steampunk collection!

linda2060 said...

I love steampunk! I'll have to go check them out!

Amanda said...

I really like the steampunk genre so far

Diana said...

I haven't read any steampunk book yet but these sound very interesting.

Jolene and Family said...

Wow, I have yet to read a Stempunk. Thanks for putting these in front of my eyes, cant' wait to check them out

Kaity said...

Great post :) I didn't know Cindy Spencer Pape had another steampunk book already. I read Steam & Sorcery from netgalley and loved it.

PinkStuff28 said...

I'm not into steampunk books, hence i have not read any..that i can recall...but i'll go check those books ...

Devony said...

I've been trying to figure out what steampunk is, so thanks for a little clarification!

Anonymous said...

I seriously am in debt to Carina Press for such wonderful Steampunk books!