A vist with Mary Wine #Giveaway #MaryWine @MaryWine_author

Hello Everyone!

I’m excited to be back to blog again. Anytime one of my babies makes its way into the hands of readers, I do a major happy dance. Saying thank you just isn’t enough. Today is really kind of unique. Now I adore my straight historical, but ‘A Lady Can Never be too Curious’ is my wild child. When I first began to hear about ‘Steam Punk’, I was intrigued. It’s basically Victorian Science fiction. Now for anyone who has seen pictures of me knows, I enjoy wearing my bustle just as often as I can find an excuse.  The concept of being allowed to create my own world inside the boundaries of the Victorian time era was completely irresistible.

It also became one of my greatest challenges.

But that only encouraged me. Romance as a gene has been a ground breaking industry and I saw writing a ‘Steam Punk Romance’ as my opportunity to be a part of that. ‘A Lady Can Never be too Curious’, has all the research of a historical, the love story a Romance demands and world building. In this case, I’ve created a secret society…oh did those Victorians adore their secret orders…Call the Illuminist. These are my Steam Punkers, those devoted to research, even when it requires them to transgress upon the strict rules of the Victorian era.

My heroine is a lady but my hero isn’t a gentleman. Only this time, it isn’t because he is thumbing his nose at society. It’s due to his devotion to his cause. The sparks still fly and in the end, I hope you’ll consider hopping over to my website, MaryWine.com, to read an excerpt.

Next up will be the follow up book to ‘The Highlanders Prize’. It’s called ‘The Trouble With Highlanders’ and will be releasing in October of 2012, it’s up for preorder now.

Thanks so much for having me over.


Mary Wine


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Information below taken from author’s website:

Coming August 2012

Mary Wine.

Sourcebooks Casablanca,

$6.99 mass market (320p)

ISBN 978-1-4022-6480-1

Steamy sexual tension and secret societies fuse together in Wine’s electrifying first steampunk romance.
Janette Aston is fascinated by all things scientific, and couldn’t care less that her thirst for knowledge is regarded as unladylike by Victorian society. Enthralled by the Illuminists, a group of individuals committed to scientific discovery, she sneaks into their headquarters and is caught by Darius Lawley, an Illuminist Guardian. The attraction between the two is instant and magnetic. When the Illuminists realize Janette is a rare Pure Spirit who can harness the power of crystals, she’s targeted by a rival society, the Helikeians. It’s up to Darius to protect her for the sake of science and love.

The pages spark with manners and mayhem. Wine (Unexpected Pleasures) has created a world readers will want to return to, especially after a conclusion that leaves many questions. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Aug.) Reviewed on: 06/15/2012 Permalink: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4022-6480-1 (978-1-4022-6480-1)

*Giveaway Alert*

We are honored to giveaway 1 e-book copy of A LADY CAN NEVER BE TOO CURIOUS by Mary Wine. This is an ebook copy ONLY. This giveaway is on behalf of MBA.

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8 Replies to “A vist with Mary Wine #Giveaway #MaryWine @MaryWine_author”

  1. I have never read Steampunk, but I may have to change that with this story!

    Thanks Mary for visiting with us.

  2. i have not read steampunk genre, looking forward to read this genre 🙂

    love reading mary wine's book 🙂

  3. I love steampunk and I'm always happy to see a new book in the genre coming out. I'll definitely be adding it to my wish list. 😀

  4. Congrats on your upcoming release, Mary!! I have not read a Steam Punk novel yet, but this one sounds intriguing! I am going to head over and read an excerpt on your website, Mary. 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to read one of your stories.

  5. I love historical genre, but haven't tried steampunk. It was fascinating theme, and this book sound great.

  6. Hi, what a great guest post, thanks! I LOVE the picture of you in the Victorian getup – whoa! You look great! 🙂 I love historical fiction and I also love steampunk! I think folks who are into reading historical fiction will really like steampunk, if you're open to some science-fiction-type aspects thrown in as well. Don't be afraid of it, it's not heavy space opera or Star Wars or aliens or anything like that. It's more that there is usually (1) a group of people who have a thirst for scientific knowledge and pushing the envelope, often meeting/existing in secret (eg, the Illuminists!) because of the attitudes and beliefs of the Victorian age (with a focus on church/religion, belief that women should not be actively learning (at least nothing beyond languages and the "home arts" or whatever they called it!), etc), and (2) a focus on/use of steam-powered technologies (airships, steam-powered carriages, etc). [If you happened to read "The Glass Books of the Dream-Eaters," that would be a good example of steampunk.] Anyway, forgive my little discourse, I just want to encourage more folks to read the genre because I love it and I think if you like historical fiction you'll probably enjoy steampunk too!

    SO – hopefully it's clear that I would love to read this book 🙂 Thank you for the generous giveaway, and one way or another I look forward to reading this one!

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