Do you like Steampunk stories that thrill and entertain you? Revenge of the Mad Scientist is a perfect read for everyone who loves a great story! Lara is giving away prizes. Check out the giveaway and pictures of the prizes below.
When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.
Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.
But airship pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man who left her at the altar. For eight years she's wished him dead. Now he's her only hope.
“Benji I have to go after him. I have to find my father. The authorities are off on a wild goose chase and I can’t get to Her Majesty to explain for three days. Time is running out. By the time I get in to see the queen and convince her of the truth, the trail will be cold.”
Benji straightened his collar and cravat. “Then we have no t, t, time to lose.”
Belle stood. “Benji, I can’t take you with me. It wouldn’t be fair to put you in danger. Besides, I’m not really your legal guardian.”
“Blast it all, Belle. I’m seventeen. In a y, y, year I won’t even need a guardian.” He crossed his arms over his chest. “Besides, you c, c, care more about me than my bloody family ever did. You’re going to need my help and I won’t let you g, g, go without me.”
“No need to curse, Benji.” She eyed the stubborn tilt of his chin and the mulish look about his eyes and knew he was right. His fountain of knowledge would be indispensable on this trip. Look how much he had already helped. It might have taken her days to figure out the meaning behind that stickpin. She also knew he would stow away or even follow her if need be. So she might as well keep him with her where she could watch out for him.
She sighed. “Very well. Pack your bags and call us a hack. We’re going to Carabarras.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.
If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales, to paranormal romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.
Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.
Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.
Link to Website: www.laranance.com
Buy link at Amazon:
Lara will be awarding an autographed original map of Arabella's steampunk world to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop, and a $50 Amazon gift card and an original steampunk necklace to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
If you sign up for her newsletter on her website from Jan 29 - Feb 3, they will be entered for an autographed copy of her book as well as an original steampunk necklace.
Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:
1/28/2013 11:27:46 pm
The book sounds great, I love a good story full of adventures!
1/29/2013 04:14:51 am
Thank you Ami for stopping by!
1/29/2013 02:20:20 am
Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read! =)
1/29/2013 04:15:33 am
Thanks Linda! Best of luck with the giveaway!
1/29/2013 03:07:56 am
Wonderful excerpt, the title alone had me in anticipation of a great read, I'm going to love reading this one! :)
1/29/2013 12:31:16 pm
Thanks for visiting Lyra!
1/29/2013 03:09:54 am
Hallo Lara, I think your book sounds fascinating! How did you get interested into Steampunk?
1/29/2013 04:16:20 am
Thanks Hope for stopping by!
1/29/2013 05:02:56 am
I love the creativity and imagination. Of course I was always a fan of Jules Verne, who's the father of steampunk IMHO. :)
1/29/2013 03:11:32 am
The chain looks fantastic, where did you get it?
1/29/2013 04:17:29 am
Thanks Lana for stopping by. You can always message Arabella on her links to ask if you don't get an answer here.
1/29/2013 05:04:22 am
Actually I made it. Steampunk jewelry is a hobby of mine. You can usually find some in a contest on my website. :) Lara
1/29/2013 04:29:52 am
Very promising story!
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1/29/2013 05:03:52 am
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1/29/2013 12:31:56 pm
Glad that I could have you visit! Best of luck with your book!
1/29/2013 07:00:32 am
Thank you for the vivid excerpt and for making the story free on this day, I'm glad I picked it up!
1/29/2013 07:03:26 am
I loved Jules Verne's books as a kid. Looking forward to read your Steampunk novel!
1/29/2013 07:05:18 am
Where do you get the inspiration for your books and the jewelry?
1/29/2013 11:20:38 am
Ellie, I'm always on the lookout for vintage pictures and trinkets to incorporate in my jewelry. I especially love old clock parts! Lara
1/29/2013 11:18:34 am
Loved being here today! Thanks for having me!
1/29/2013 12:59:07 pm
All of the excerpts for the tour have been great. Thanks for the free DL! Look forward to reading it.
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