Saturday, November 3, 2012

Steampunk Saturday vol. 2

Well, as you can see a weekly blog post this did not become, but for a good reason. I spent the last two weekends reading a most fantabulous book called The Dark Unwinding by fellow Mid-South SCBWI and Nashvillian, Sharon Cameron. In a word it was amazing. Of course I love all things steampunk, Victorian, English and gothic. Believe me the book had it!! I highly recommend it.
I don't like to spoil, but I will say that the opening line immediately hooked me in!!!

Book blurb from Amazon :  

A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!

When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.


This pocket watch instantly caught my eye. So I just had to check out the webshop called Dracula Not only the watch but the name of the specialty shop caught my eye.

Never forget before there was Edward Cullen there was Count Dracula - and Gary Oldham plays a wicked sexy Victorian count!

The online shop lists prices in Euros(too bad) so it's European, but the costumes and accessories are sooooooo pretty. I want all of it.