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.
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.
Information below taken from author’s website:
$6.99 mass market (320p)
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)
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.