I am very excited to share this with you. Jessie Potts (@booktaster), a reviewer for the USA Today HEA Blog, is calling Dirigibles Are Forever a MUST-READ Romance!
Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.
Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.
When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.
But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?
Why you should read it:
Steampunk is one of my favorite genres, especially when done well. I love the mechanics, the cogs and the alternate history. I haven’t read Tina before, but I love the way she combines steam and mechanics and really hope there’s a sequel (look below for proof!). The cover is also what immediately drew my eye. Holly is a spitfire and so independent, it was fun watching her and Jack banter, and though he isn’t honest, I loved that he’s a special agent. I also loved the taste of Christmas, and let me tell you, Tina can write some very, vey steamy bedroom scenes. My only complaint is that I want more. I love this world and want to know more about Jack’s agency, the backstory and, of course, I want to see many more dirigibles.
What Tina Christopher has to say …
Why do you like writing steampunk?
Tina: I’ve always enjoyed history and I love sci-fi, so for me it was a natural evolution to combine the two and imagine what happens when past and future meet. The idea of putting characters with certain values and experiences into unexpected situations has always fascinated me. And it’s fun coming up with gadgets and machines that could exist in the world I’ve created.
What are you currently working on?
Tina: Writing Dirigibles Are Forever was a blast, and after creating that world, I wasn’t ready to leave it. So I’m currently working on a three-book series set in the same world. Each book will feature an agent from Special Branch working to protect the Empire, but things never work out according to plan. The two things my heroes and heroines will be able to count on is getting into trouble and meeting someone special at the worst possible moment.
Epic one-liner from Dirigibles Are Forever?
“You miss the adventure, the relying on your wits to get you through situations, and engaging with people less conservative than your circle here in London.”
I may have squealed when I read this;). And don’t forget you can still win steampunk jewellery if you comment here.
If anyone has seen January, can you please ask it to introduce itself to me? It’s already the 10th and I have no idea where the last week and a bit went. *sigh*
Anyway, I have exciting news. My wonderful editor accepted Tangled Indulgence, book 3 in the Celestial Surrender series and today I got the cover. I don’t yet have a blurb or a publication date (need to finish those edits first;), but I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
I LOVE it. It’s different from the first two, but still connects all three books. And it’s hot:) I love how the artist gives us a hint of what her world looks like. And that kiss…
When you look at covers what draws you in and makes you pick up a book?
Have a great rest of the week!