Next Big Thing #Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi Everybody!

In March, Armored Hearts – Steampunk Fantasy will be released. It’s already gaining momentum and a fan base of people since we released the short story prequel, Winter Fae back in December.  That’s mine and co-author Melissa Turner Lee’s next big thing, and my wonderful writer friend, R. J. Larson invited me to join her on this adventurous blog hop!

And to add a bit of Steampunk adventure to this blog, I’m giving away an ebook copy of  Winter Fae (The Prequel to Armored Hearts) & A Steampunk Charm Cluster Necklace (Inspired by the book)



What is the working title of your book?

Armored Hearts – It’s a  joint project that I’m working on with author Melissa Turner Lee.

What genre does your book fall under?

Steampunk Fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

The funniest thing, because this is a co-authored project, the first thing we did was cast the roles using actors/actresses so that we were both on the same page. Here are the three main characters, as we cast them. We created a Pinterest board to help us organize our thoughts graphically. Visit our 1905 Pinterest Board.

Tristan Gareth Smyth – Alex Pettyfer

Jessamine Cardinal Keller – Jenna Louise Coleman

and Tabitha Fitzgerald – AnnaSophia Robb

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Through a series of strange events, invalid Tristan Gareth Smyth discovers the armor he uses to hide his heart is a weakness rather than a strength.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Will be published by AltWit Press in March, 2013.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

We’ve worked on it through about 6 months of back and forth idea bouncing.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

These have elements of similar themes to our story.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Melissa Turner Lee is a YA Romance author who took a liking to Steampunk and dreamed up this fantastical story combining the land of Fae with the land of Steam. It is an adventurous yet romantic tale which introduces the well established genre of Steampunk and opens it up to readers who had never even considered it before. She’s the genius behind it, I’m just the slave driver.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Secret societies, shape shifting, and swordplay – Inventions, intrigue, and imagination. This book will appeal to a larger audience than you’d think.


And I’m tagging authors LYNN DONOVAN and J. L. MBEWE – my co-authors for The Clockwork Dragon.


Before you go, enter to win the necklace and ebook – by visiting my Rafflecopter giveaway – and answer, if you like: What do you think of the amalgam of Fairy and Steampunk?