Friday, February 28, 2014

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Hot Off The Press: Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly #2 (Steampunk Romance Issue)

Download your free copy of the latest Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly! The theme of this issue is steampunk romance. It's also chock full of reviews, topical columns, and an original steampunk romance short story by author Danielle Davis! (Full disclosure: I'm part of the team behind the 'zine).

In other steampunk romance news, author Langley Hyde has a forthcoming m/m steampunk romance called HIGHFELL GRIMOIRES (Blind Eye Books). It will release in May 2014. In the meantime, enjoy the cover and blurb:

Born to privilege, gifted in languages and spells, Neil Franklin has planned his brilliant future—from academic accolades to a proper marriage—and is intent upon upholding his family name and honor. The sudden death of his parents shatters all of that, leaving Neil and his younger sister beggared and orphaned.

When Neil’s estranged uncle offers him a bargain that will save him and his sister from debtor’s prison or exile, Neil eagerly agrees. Handing over the family grimoire as collateral for their debt, Neil devotes himself to working as a teacher for wayward youths at a charity school high in the clouds.

But Highfell Hall is not the charity Neil imagines it to be and the young men there aren’t training for the dull lives of city clerks. Amidst the roaring engines and within the icy stone halls, machinations and curious devices are at work. And one man, the rough and enigmatic Leofa, holds the key to the desire that Neil has fled from all his life and a magic as dangerous as treason.

Joyfully yours,