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The Last Dance

You deserve something lovely.tiny_SS

This is your sign-up thread to win GOLD & GLASS, my steampunk-fantasy-historical-romance mashup extravaganza! You want SILVER & STEAM, too? Okay, fine!

Leave a comment! It’s just that easy peasy!

I will draw using random.org this Friday, December 27! Midnight EST? Midnight EST!

Here’s an excerpt to wet yer whistle. You do know how to whistle, right?

The Nuit gave a sudden jolt beneath their feet, as if she had been struck by something. Eleanor lurched into Virgil’s arms and they both fell against the window. For a moment, Virgil feared the glass would shatter, sending them spiraling to the distant earth below. But there came only the groan of the ship around them; the windows, made for such potential bumps, held. Virgil waited for an announcement from Gin, from Auberon, from someone. He could feel the Nuit trying to right herself, but the ship continued her downward trajectory. He didn’t have to look out the window to know they were closing in on the water that lapped the African coastline, but still saw the moonlight against that shore, licking and hungry.

“Eleanor, hold on.”

And then the rear cabin exploded in flame and glass as a host of fiery cannonballs careened inside.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Nelly Geraldine G-R December 24, 2013, 1:11 pm

    *raises hand*

    May you swim in cookies 🙂

  • Tobias December 25, 2013, 1:06 pm

    Hand raised! 🙂

  • Jeff Chapman December 26, 2013, 7:44 am

    I’m in.

  • Brian Dolton December 26, 2013, 4:01 pm

    Once more unto the contest, dear friends, once more…

  • Alexis A. Hunter December 26, 2013, 4:20 pm

    Count me in! 🙂 I could use more steampunk in my life.

  • Sara Puls December 26, 2013, 4:56 pm

    Yes, please!

  • Debra December 26, 2013, 6:11 pm

    Whistle has been wetted. Count me in! Thank your friend /u/seane on reddit for spreading the word. It’s really hard to find steampunk literature these days.

  • Joe December 26, 2013, 11:22 pm

    I’m interested!

  • Sir N December 26, 2013, 11:46 pm


  • Milo James Fowler December 27, 2013, 5:46 am

    Thanks again for participating in #Tismoreblessed 2013, Elise! I enjoyed Eleanor & Mallory’s adventure.

    • Elise December 27, 2013, 9:31 am

      Thanks for organizing it, Milo!

  • Rhonda December 27, 2013, 2:10 pm

    *raises hand and crosses fingers*

  • Eric Polk December 27, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Who couldn’t use more Steampunk in their lives? I hope I am not too late!

  • Stephen Ramey December 27, 2013, 8:41 pm

    Please count me in. And thanks!

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