A new steampunk novel is always a cause for rejoicing. I've been waiting forever for Angela Quarles' new book, Steam Me Up Rawley, to be available. It's not available yet, but at least we can enjoy the cover, revealed today, by Kim Killian.
Steam Me Up, Rawley, is a
New Adult Steampunk Romance, Book One in the Mint Julep & Monocle Chronicles Series. It will be released in late January or early February 2015.
What's it all about? Here's all Angela will tell us:
Jack the Ripper might be in town. But is marriage more terrifying?
In an alternate Deep South in 1890, society reporter Adele de la Pointe wants to make her own way in the world, despite her family’s pressure to become a society wife. Hoping to ruin herself as a matrimonial prospect, she seizes the opportunity to cover the recent Jack the Ripper-style murders for the newspaper, but her father's dashing new intern suggests a more terrifying headline—marriage.
Dr. Phillip Rawley’s most daring exploit has been arriving at his new home in America in a hot air balloon. A tolerable sacrifice, if it means he can secure the hand of his new employer’s daughter in a marriage of convenience. But Adele works, she's spirited, and she has an armored pet monkey running her errands. Not only does she not match his notions of a proper lady, she stirs up feelings he’d rather keep in tight control.
With Adele hunting down a headline and Dr. Rawley trying to protect and pursue her, a serial killer is spreading panic throughout Mobile, Alabama. Can Adele and Rawley find the murderer, face their fears, and discover true love?
If you like adult language and explicit sex with your steampunk, then you won't mind shelling out the $3.99 for the ebook.
A quirky, modern American girl working at the British Museum has finally met the man of her dreams. There's one problem: he lives in another century. When a mysterious artifact strands her in pre-Victorian London, she must find a way home while navigating the pitfalls of London society, resisting her growing attraction for the hunky lord so hot he curls her toes, and ultimately having to decide when her true home lies.
Angela Quarles is a geek girl romance writer whose works includes Must Love Breeches, a time travel romance, and Beer & Groping in Las Vegas, a geek romantic comedy in novelette form. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies with a minor in German from Emory University, and a Masters in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University. She currently resides in a historic house in the beautiful and quirky town of Mobile, AL.