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Book Giveaway! Tarnished by Karina Cooper

It’s time for another giveaway – because I am awesome like that! (Actually, it’s because I’m sick and even surfing the internet makes me woozy, so this is an easy way to tarnisheddo content – but whatever works.)

Karina Cooper is a paranormal and steampunk writer. I met her last year at the Romantic Times convention – I was walking down a hallway and ahead of me was this fabulously dressed lady in full steampunk regalia. Totally stunning and I had to compliment her. Found out she was an author, I started getting info, and I’ve been following her ever since (her twitter stream is highly recommended.)

Tarnished is the first novel in her Steampunk series, The St. Croix Chronicles. The back cover copy reads a little something like this:

My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They’ve no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves . . . and now, a murderer. For a monster stalks London’s streets, leaving a trail of mystery and murder below the fog.

Eager for coin to fuel my infatuations, I must decide where my attentions will turn: to my daylight world, where my scientific mind sets me apart from respectable Society, or to the compelling domain of London below. Each has a man who has claimed my time as his—for good or for ill. Though as the corpses pile, and the treacherous waters of Society gossip churn, I am learning that each also has its dangers. One choice will see me cast from polite company . . . the other might just see me dead.

If you need an introduction to Karina – or to Steampunk in general – Tarnished is a wonderful way to start.

And as it happens, I have a SIGNED copy of Tarnished available for giveaway. Yes, you heard me right, signed! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment about what you like best about Steampunk (or, if you’ve never read a Steampunk before, what you’ve heard that makes it interesting to you).

Winner will be picked on Monday, April 8 @ 5pm (pacific time).

Small print – No purchase necessary, proclaiming your undying love for me won’t up your chances, you must live in the USA (no international or military addresses) and be at least 18 years of age. If you are picked as the winner you will need to give me your snail mail addy for me to send you the book, and I’m not responsible for books lost or mangled by the Post Office.

 

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5 thoughts on “Book Giveaway! Tarnished by Karina Cooper

  1. Great Giveaway. I’ve not read any steampunk books but I like the idea of science being ahead of its time and that there’s a secret society!

    Melissa
    daringzoey@yahoo.com

  2. Teresa Kleeman on said:

    Hey there,

    What a great giveaway. Karina is a great author. My love with Steam Punk started with shows like Wild Wild West. Jules Verne, I think I spelled his name right. lol. I loved how they incorporated the new science into the past.

    It’s a fantastic combination of everything I love. Paranormal and science fiction in a lot of the Steampunk I read.

    Thank you so much for a taste of this new series.

  3. Kathie on said:

    I’ve read a couple steam punk books and I’m fascinated. I’d love to read more. I love the blending of historical and inventions. And I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity

  4. flchen1 on said:

    Very cool, Dani! I’ve really enjoyed the steampunk I’ve read–I like that mix of “old fashioned” combined with funky technology, and while I have a terrible fashion sense, I like the look of the steampunk fashions I’ve seen! It all adds up to a fun read!

  5. I love the blending of the historical and the mordern in the steampunk novels. I bet this will be a great read. Thanks for sharing your works with an eager audience member.

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