Mere days from its official release on Saturday, the blog tour for Xchyler Publishing’s “Steel & Bone: Nine Steampunk Adventures” is already underway!
Behind every story in this collection was the prompt/theme/inspiration, “The Strange Island of…” That, combined with a story I’d been carrying around inside me for years but just couldn’t figure out how to get down on paper, resulted in my first-ever steampunk fairytale, “A Mind Prone to Wander”.
We’ll get to go into more detail about my story on Friday, when one of the main cast sits down for a Will Scarlet’s Kiss & Tell character interview. (Stay tuned.) But for now, pull out your dapper fob watches, because it’s time for my 5-Second Impressions! …or however many clockwork ticks it takes to read five words – no more, no less – on the other eight stories in the anthology.
“The Clockwork Seer” by Katherine Cowley =
An inventive, senses-bending vignette.
“Sindisiwe” by Scott E. Tarbet =
Cinderella retelling? I’m for that!
“Stand and Deliver” by TC Phillips =
Loved the humor. Particularly Mathew’s.
“Island Walker” by C. R. Simper =
Engaging characters, and ooh, shipwrecks!
“Curio Cay” by Sarah E. Seeley =
Dinosaurs least monstrous island inhabitants!
“The Mysterious Island of Chester Morrison” by Kin Law =
Lol, MC is AU me.
“Revolutionary” by John M. Olson =
Shady stuff, Captain! Run now!
“The Steel Inside” by Gail B. Williams =
Secrets. Suspense. A top story.
If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to get in your pre-order of the “Steel & Bone” Kindle e-book today, and/or spring for the paperback on Saturday (Book Bomb day!), that these stories may be yours to read and treasure. And that could be the least of the goodies you get if you enter the tour-wide “Steel & Bone” Rafflecopter giveaway!
We’re talking free e-books (including my soon-to-launch addition to the Wilderhark Tales, “The Sky-Child and Other Stories”!), t-shirts, keychains… swag for days, people. For days. So come one, come all, come win stuff. I hope to see you around on the tour, at the Book Bomb, and/or below in the comments.