Now, occasionally, you see me post steampunk stuff on my blog. It’s a genre that I haven’t read a lot of, but it’s only for lack of time more than anything else because the steampunk books I have read have been completely awesome! Once I get a free moment, I will be starting on Alison DeLuca’s Crown Phoenix series. The first book is called Night Watchman Express, book #2 is The Devil’s Kitchen and book #3 is Lamplighter’s Special – all of which have awesome covers! And, now, DeLuca is about to release book #3. You can find all the details below via the press release:
For the last volume of the Crown Phoenix series, Lisa Daly was kind enough to design another cover for me. The book is The South Sea Bubble, and here is the blurb:
An Edwardian hospital hides many secrets:
A mysterious patient lurks in the cellar…
A secret passage leads to danger…
Coded messages reveal new riddles…
Visions of danger haunt the people of Grimstead Manor…
Lizzie and Miriam find horror, adventure, and romance surrounding the strange vessel known as The South Sea Bubble.
And here is an excerpt:
“Oh, stop the dramatics,” Simon groaned. “What on earth are you talking about? Of course I’m not leaving until we sort all of this out and you tell me what – is – going – on!” His voice rose in volume on each successive word.
Miriam looked at him. Her eyes were dark and very direct. “No, Simon.” Her lower lip trembled, but she took a deep breath and seemed to recover. “I will not.”
“Oh, is that so?” His voice dripped with sarcasm. “And I suppose you think I’m just going to waltz off and forget all about you, Lampala, and last summer.” He raised one finger and stabbed the air in her direction. “I’m not going to, my girl, and don’t you forget it. I will not give up on you, although apparently you have given up on me.”
Finally, here is the lovely cover, courtesy of my friend and constant artist, Lisa:
So, what do you think? I am a BIG fan of all the covers in this series and really can’t wait to devour the lot of them!
(Photo Credits: Alison DeLuca/Lisa Daly)