For today's SteamU lecture, I want to spotlight a best-selling writer in the Christian steampunk genre, Pauline Creeden. In the steampunk genre, Pauline, alongside Melissa Turner Lee, is the author of Armored Hearts and Winter Fae. My zombie fans will also devour her zombie novel Sanctuary. Let's take a look at Pauline's Armored Hearts Series.
Novel Blurb:When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales. Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair. Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
Winter Fae:Creeden and Lee have also teamed up to provide their readers with a prequeal to Armored Hearts in Winter Fae.
Novel Description:Once upon a time, a fairy princess gave up her home, her family, and her birthright for the love of a human lord. But life outside has made her sick. When she returns to the land of fae with her son, she discovers things are not as they should be. Will she find the healing she so desperately seeks for herself and invalid son? Or will she be received with the coldness of winter?
Because I know many of the readers on this page are zombie lovers, let me also introduce you to Sanctuary, the first novel in Pauline's series. I have to tell you, I was really happy when I met Pauline. I started thinking I was the only one on the planet weird enough to write zombies AND steampunk.
Novel Description & Trailer:
In a heart-racing thriller described as Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…
About the Author
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine and the 2013 Book Junkie's Award for Best YA Historical. Her debut solo novel, Sanctuary, has already been nominated for 3 readers choice awards.
One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.
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I hope you enjoyed today's spotlight. Stop by tomorrow for my Steampunk Holiday Shopping List!