Now that I have started tabling during cons to peddle my wares, I don’t get to go to as many talks. Fortunately, there is always wonderful after hours programming at TeslaCon so I can see presentations even after the vendor … Continue reading Get in the “Spirit”: Death in the Afternoon Cocktail
At TeslaCon 2019, I had the opportunity to do a presentation called “Guilty by Gaslamp: Criminals and Detectives of the Steam Era.” It was chock-full of history when it came to the first highly reported on court cases and info … Continue reading Crime or No Crime?
No Rest for the Wicked: Mistress of None Book 1 Chapter 1 About two miles as the crow flies from Sacramento, California Viola Thorne preferred to bathe by moonlight. Perhaps it was the quiet chirps of the crickets or the … Continue reading Read Ch 1 of No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling
No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling Other people just think they’re “haunted by the past.” In Vi’s case, it’s true. Clairvoyant Viola Thorne wants to forget about her days of grifting and running errands for ghosts. The problem? Playing it safe is dull. So when a dead stranger begs for her help, Vi jumps at the chance to dust off her hustling skills. The unlikely companions are soon tangling with bandits, cheating at cards, and loving every minute. Then she finds out who referred him, and Vi has to face both a past and ex-partner that refuse to … Continue reading Read the Blurb for No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling, Available in Print Tomorrow!
Steampunk Journal editor Phoebe Darqueling is releasing her second novel at the end of the month through Black Rose Writing. No Rest for the Wicked is the story of a con woman who is forced out of retirement in 1871 … Continue reading Get No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling for 15% Off until March 28
What is Army of Brass About? When the mad conqueror haunting Elaina’s dreams invades her adopted homeland, the real nightmare becomes what she’s willing to do to stop him. The dreaded Hunter Baron has landed on the shores of … Continue reading The Invasion is Coming… Pre-order your e-book of Army of Brass for $.99 and get it April 27
Army of Brass Chapter 1 The atmosphere in the meeting room of Brasshaven was uncharacteristically tense for a weekend in the House of Lords. The assembly of men in their fine garments and powdered wigs made an admirable show of … Continue reading Here’s Your Sneak Peek at Chapter 1 of Army of Brass, a Collaborative Steampunk Novel
Who is Sweeney Todd? The man behind the world’s closest shave first appeared in a serial called The String of Pearls: A Romance. It took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes his straight-edge razor) and then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes into meat pies at a … Continue reading Sweeney Todd (2007) Review
About the Author In Victorian London and New York, dark magic rises in this brilliant gaslamp fantasy by Leanna Renee Hieber, Prism Award-winning author of the critically-acclaimed Strangely Beautiful. Hieber, who has been called “the brightest new star in literature” by True-Blood.net, brings her talents for emotionally intense tales, high-tension storytelling, and evocative, lushly descriptive worldbuilding, to the historical urban fantasy trilogy that begins with The Eterna Files. Hieber’s first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, is a foundation work of gaslamp fantasy. The novel won two Prism Awards, hit Barnes and Noble and Borders Bestseller lists … Continue reading Find out More About The Eterna Files and Author Leanna Renee Hieber
Prologue from The Eterna Files The White House, April 16, 1865 The sanity of a bloodied nation hung by a precarious thread. Hundreds of thousands of bodies rotted in mass graves. Mountains of arms and legs lay just beneath … Continue reading Read Chapter 1 of The Eterna Files