This week on Facebook, I revealed the 4th piece of the cover of my upcoming steampunk novel, "Chasing the Star Garden." The novel can be best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley with a does of Harlequin and a pinch of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," except the novel is set in 1823 London. Here is this week's peek at the cover:
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed
An ancient treasure about to fall into
the wrong hands.
Melanie Karsak’s “Chasing the Star Garden” takes the
reader on an exciting adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to
the gem colored waters of the ancient world, introducing us to Lily Stargazer, a
loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and a shattered past.
Lily Stargazer is having a bad day.
She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a
harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told
her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl
to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.
Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her
to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient
mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars
along the way.
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