Monday, January 10th, 2011 • No Comments on Steamy Steampunk by Meljean Brook
If you are looking for an excellent example of steampunk romance, talented paranormal writer Meljean Brook is the author to watch. I loved The Iron Duke, the first book in her Iron Seas series. Here’s the synopsis from her website:
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.
Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.
But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.
Trust me, it’s just as delicious as it sounds. (And zombies! Oh my, what’s not to love about a steampunk romance that includes zombies??) You can read an excerpt here.
I’m anxiously awaiting book two in the series, Heart of Steel, due out in November. I’m also thrilled to bits to say that Meljean has graciously agreed to write the foreword for Corsets and Clockworks, due out this fall! Yay!!
Have you submitted your steampunk story to me yet? I’m waiting…