Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (Mammoth Books)
Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.
Ann Aguirre a bestselling author who writes urban fantasy (the Corine Solomon series from Roc), romantic science fiction (the Jax series from Ace), apocalyptic paranormal romance (as Ellen Connor, writing with Carrie Lofty, from Penguin), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava Gray from Berkley), and post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult fiction (Razorland and Wireville coming in 2011 from Feiwel & Friends).
Tessa Gratton, her debut novel Blood Magic arrives in 2011 from Random House Children's Books, followed by the companion Crow Magic in 2012.
Jaclyn Dolamore is the debut author of Magic Under Glass from Bloomsbury USA.
Lesley Livingston is the award-winning author of Wondrous Strange and Darklight, the first two books in the bestselling trilogy from HarperCollins.
Frewin Jones is the bestselling author of the Faerie Path series and the Warrior Princess books, among many others
Caitlin Kittredge is the author of the Iron Codex trilogy, a Lovecraftian steampunk adventure.
Dru Pagliassotti's first novel Clockwork Heart was one of the first in the rising new genre of steampunk romance and was named by Library Journal as one of the five steampunk novels to read in 2009.
Dia Reeves is the debut author of the critically acclaimed YA Bleeding Violet.
Michael Scott is the Irish-born, New York Times bestselling author of the six part epic fantasy series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series (Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) about a young woman forced to become a poison taster.
Tiffany Trent the author of the acclaimed YA dark fantasy series Hallowmere, which was an IndieBound Children's Pick and a New York Public Library Book of the Teen Age 2008.
Kiersten White is the debut author of Paranormalacy, the first book in a new trilogy, which was published by HarperTeen in August of 2010.
Adrienne Kress, is the author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate.
Hunter and the Commander Cloud, Steward of the Skies stories, which remain the most popular tales ever serialized in this volume. Matt became this magazine’s youngest writer at fourteen-years-old, and hasn’t stopped since. To write to Matt, address letters c/o Strange Adventures Magazine, Box 2, 112 Derleth Street, Lovecraft, MA. THIS IS WHAT happened: Matt Edison met the love of his life at fourteen. Her name was Clarice, and they met in the way of young people, slowly and by torturous
distracted eyes to life. I give him a blank smile, trying to counteract the sharp edge of my previous statement. He’s not worth the energy, Kitty. Play the dumb heiress, the smiling glassy doll. He shakes his head and moves on, apparently dismissing my brief show of spirit. “You’ve grown into a fine woman.” My stomach clenches icy cold. I am sixteen. I should have at least a couple of years before figuring out how to dodge this issue. Maybe I should have let my father ship me to the continent
still shooting and shouting. “Are there many engineers inside?” “No, don’t worry. Almost everyone was in Venezia for the festival.” The boy couldn’t hide his sudden wince as the flame reached his flesh. “Tizzo, stop!” Chiara demanded. “I’ll do the rest.” The spark wavered once and then obediently flickered out. She yanked on the charred rope, breaking the last strands. The young man pulled his arms away and she caught his hands, turning them palm up to inspect the damage. His flesh was cool
both knelt on the scrubby grass by the water, clutching each other in stunned silence. Somewhere out of sight they heard swearing and splashing. The sentry must have been thrown into the water. Chiara shook herself and pulled away. “Let’s go!” Pietro nodded, dragging his eyes from the fire. “That was fantastic!” he declared, his face alight with enthusiasm. Exasperated, Chiara grabbed her drenched skirts in both hands and began running toward the Gatehouse. Soldiers in French uniforms were
though I rather fancied not. But I couldn’t afford to stand out in the crowd. Not when I was so close to finding Rafe. One by one, we handed our summons to our superior, got our uniforms, changed, though fortunately no one noticed I kept my shirt on. Then we ran drills. We were given a pistol and knife each, and taught how to use some of the more technologically advanced shotguns. Such as the one that could shoot off several rounds at once by holding down the trigger. That gun particularly