Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop

Sunday, October 27, 2013



Just a few days left in the "Something Wicked Returns" Blog Hop. Don't forget to hop and win!

As part of my giveaway, I am giving away an ARC of Chasing the Star Garden, my new gaslamp romantic adventure releasing December 4th. I just released the cover this week!


An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.

Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.

It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. 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.


What makes this novel wicked? Well, that is a great question. In Chasing the Star Garden you will find a woman on an opium and absinthe bender on her way down to rock-bottom. Along the way, she begins to have . . . visions? Hallucinations? She suddenly finds herself wondering if what she is seeing is drug-induced or if she has unwittingly entered the realm of the supernatural! Wicked, indeed!

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