I don’t drink beer, but I love the Budweiser beer commercials. They are just too cute:).
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.
I am over at Darker Temptations talking about my obsession with dragons and sharing my dragon jewellery. Come and join me.
Emma loves my shoelaces. I always have to tuck them inside the boot when I take my shoes off, otherwise she starts dragging them across the floor.
This is what she does
No matter how often I try to discourage her, she always follows the laces.
Now you know why I may be a few minutes late;).
Have a lovely long weekend and Happy Easter if you celebrate.
This is a non-book post. I’m rambling about my cat and her job;).
I have had Emma for about five months. She is a blood donor cat at the Toronto Veterinary Clinic. This means she has to go in on a regular basis and donate blood for other cats in need. The clinic goes to shelters and finds big cats that can cope with giving blood. Then they make sure the cats are healthy and find homes for them.
On Friday Emma went in for the second time since she came to live with me. I always worry a little as the procedure carries a risk and they have lost a cat before. But I got a call during the day telling me everything was fine. I picked Emma up very early Saturday morning because I don’t like her staying at the clinic any longer than she has to.
She was very quiet on the taxi ride home, which is very unlike her. Usually she complains all the way. When we got home Emma couldn’t settle down. In the end I bribed her onto my bed and petted her until she purred. We both fell asleep. In my defense, I took the first subway up to the clinic just before 6am, so it wasn’t exactly late in the day;). I got up a little later, but unlike the last time, Emma had a much harder time. She sleeps a lot any day, she is a cat;), but on Saturday she literally slept standing up and all of her usual attitude and energy was missing. She’s not a big cuddler, but she usually sticks close to me in the flat, so every time I get up she does, too, which meant she sometimes sat at the edge of the kitchen with her eyes closed, just waiting for me to sit back down.
In the end my little girl recovered just fine and is back up to her usual mischief.
They have to shave the fur at her neck and paw for the donation. It’ll grow back and her blood may save a life.
If you’re thinking about adopting a pet check with your local animal hospitals to see if any of them have a blood donor programme. You will know for sure that your pet is healthy and you can enrich their life while they do something amazing. I found out about the programme through a friend. Her cat received donated blood, so she saw the benefits of the programme close up.
Emma makes me smile every day. Yesterday and today she even slept on my lap…for all of five minutes, but she rarely does, so it was pretty amazing;).
Have a great week and if you have a pet give it an extra cuddle from me!;)