Win two steampunk time travel titles

I love time travel stories. Whether its Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Somewhere in Time, or Time Machine (1960 version), if it involves a mash-up of two or more time periods, I’m there with bells on. In this case, Christine Bell, whose latest book The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale I had the privilege of reading in advance of its release on May 28, 2012.

This is the sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale, the adventure of a former Victorian street urchin turned time pirate who is adopted by an inventor and grows up in the 1990s with a brother named Bacon Frogs.

In this new adventure, Stormy is on the tail of a suspicious man seeking mercury in 1841 London, and ends up in the middle of a Salem witch hunt. A little bit Doctor Who, a little bit Mission Impossible (cue the theme music: dun dun da-da…), not too obnoxious on the steampunk, written as a first person narrative — which I found a hoot, but YMMV.

Here’s where I should mention that I also love really quirky and/or irreverent novels, such as John Dies at the End, Mogworld, Nina Kimberly the Merciless, and Between the Bridge and the River.

So, Christine Bell’s tales are a perfect storm for my reading pleasure. One rather frisky sex scene between Stormy and her husband, Dev the Loony Duke of Leister, is the only thing keeping me from sharing this with my almost 12-year-old daughter, who would deeply appreciate the heroine’s bold as brass personality and contemporary sense of humor. Living in Victorian London, Stormy laments, “God, I missed Google.” I would, too, Stormy, I would, too.

Would you like FREE digital copies (epub or pdf) of Stormy’s tales? Just leave a comment and one lucky winner will be chosen at random on May 30.

Learn more about the Tales of Stormy Gale at the author’s website Christine-Bell.com.

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8 Responses to Win two steampunk time travel titles

  1. Kathy Ivan says:

    I loved the first book, but haven’t had a chance to pick up the second one (yet). LOL I definitely will be unless I happen to win it here. It’s a terrific mix of adventure, time travel, just enough steampunk and hot steamy lovin’. Definitely sounds like a winner to me all the way round.

  2. elaine ray says:

    I’m looking for a good read – this fits the bill!

  3. Cheri Reed says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book… thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Jill L says:

    Ooh sequel – I was hoping there was more to come on this series. I really liked the first one.

  5. JH says:

    This sounds awesome!

  6. Joe Supple says:

    Sounds interesting!

  7. John Leavitt says:

    I’m always up for steampunk! Sign me up!

  8. J.L. Hilton says:

    The ebook giveaway is over. Congrats to Cheri Reed as the winner of the random drawing. Thanks, everyone, for visiting and participating! Even if you didn’t win, I hope you’ll check out Christine Bell’s books. They’re a lot of fun.