Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celebrate with Me! Happy Book Birthday GEARS OF BRASS!

The day has finally arrived. AND there's a GIVEAWAY of Amazon giftcards, critiques for writers, and this gorgeous steampunk necklace!

Happy Book Birthday, GEARS OF BRASS
A Young Adult Anthology

Authors: Jordan Elizabeth, Lorna MacDonald Czarnota, Christine Baker, W.K. Pomeroy, Eliza Tilton, Heather Talty, Grant Eagar, Natalia Darcy, Clare Weze, S.A. Larsen, J. Million
Format: paperback, ebook
Purchase Links: Amazon eBook | B&N eBook (more links - Kobo, Smashwords & print link coming soon...)

Description: A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.  

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.  

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path. 

Gears of Brass is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills. Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets. An introduction is included written by the fabulous Susan Kaye Quinn, author of The Dharian Affairs trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter), a steampunk fantasy adventure-romance.

My thoughts: 
After the numerous freelance pieces I've had published, the thrill of developing a few kidlit manuscripts - two of which are on submission - and working out a few delicate and sweet picture book manuscripts, I never would have guessed a simply break from all that would give me a published story in the company of such amazing other writers. I originally wrote TIME SPUN SOULS to simply get away from it all

We all love our work. Why else would we slave countless hours isolated from the living to create fictitious people, places, and things? And I love this story for all the reasons you love yours (or ones you've read) with one exception: this was the story that literally flushed out of me in less than a week - fully developed world, characters, emotions, and arcs. So much so, I almost decided to continue developing it into a full-fledged young adult novel. BTW - I just might use it as a springboard to continue the story in a full YA novel. But that's for the future. 

Here's a teaser from Time Spun Souls to wet your whistle: 
"Stealing a few steps backward, I reached for him and brushed my fingertips along his cheek. Static energy crept across my palm. It glowed blue and pulled like taffy, sticking to my fingertips, then snapping back to his skin. My hand jerked back so hard I hit myself in the chest. My eyes traipsed down his neck, his shoulders, finally stopping at his midsection. It was almost as though I could see inside him."

And they'll be other teasers floating around the blogosphere over the next two weeks.  

Thank you so much for stopping by the Alleyway to celebrate with me. If you read TSS, please let me know what you think. I'd love to hear. And oooh ... I now have an Amazon Author Page. Check it out and leave me a message. I'd LOVE that!

ENTER the MEGA Giveaway!!!
Feel free to share away! The more steampunk the better, I say. ;)
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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Plugged it Monday for you.

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    1. Aw...you did? Thank you!!! I'll stop back by and check it out. (Yeah, Monday was a bit rough in my neck of the woods. Living with teenagers....Grrr... This is one major reason they created alcohol.) Just sayin'.

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  2. Hi Shelley - congratulations on your publication within the Gears of Brass anthology .. sounds a very interesting read - stimulating as we crank the gears up .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks so much, Hilary! I really appreciate you saying so. It's been a long time coming.

      Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Congrats! I'm heading over to "like" your author page now. :)

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  4. Congratulations, Sheri! Did you get the interview questions I sent you last week?

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    1. Thanks! I did receive them. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet. Life has been crazy with a few of the teens I live with. #sigh I've had to cut back on blogging to. Hopefully, I can revamp and return full force. I'll get the answers to you soon.

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  5. YaY, Sheri!!! WOOT WOOT! So THRILLED for you, my friend. I will pop over and buy it. Will love your author page. See you in Vegas. xoxo

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    1. LOL! See you in Vegas, too! You are so awesome. Thank you!

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  6. That cover is amazing. I bet the stories are equally so. Congratulations on your newest journey.

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  7. Congrats! That is a really neat cover.

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  8. Yay! I'm totally stoked about the release. The book is on my list, and I can't wait to get to it. You totally should develop the whole story--and I hope you do. When one sings to you that way, it deserves to become complete.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  9. How neat, I didn't know you had a story in this! Congrats!! An anthology of steampunk sounds like great reading for the cold, stay inside under blanket weather that's fast approaching. =)

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  10. Very exciting! I didn't know you'd written a short either. And steampunk fascinates me. Best of luck with it, and can't wait to read it!

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  11. Hi, Sheri,

    First, the cover is AWESOME! Congrats on your story in the anthology. Looks like a terrific read! I'm so happy for you.

    ALL the best!

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  12. an anthology? totally cool! congrats to all :D

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  13. Yay, Sheri!!!!!!!!! I had fun featuring it on my blog this week!

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  14. Congrats! I have been seeing this all over the blogosphere. So excited for you! An amazing cover and the stories sound great too! :)
    ~Jess

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  15. Congrats on the release! I "liked" your new Amazon author page, and I've plugged the book on my blog. I hope it does great! :)

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  16. Congrats, Sheri! Sorry I'm a bit late. But very excited for you.

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  17. Wonderful. Happy release month. I look forward to reading this.

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