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I am so excited to be a part of The Girl with the Iron Touch Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring. I have been a big fan of this series as I love the characters and the fun steam punk. If you have yet to read a good steampunk series, especially if you are new to the genre, I think this is the perfect set of books to try. The third book: The Girl with the Iron Touch releases on May 28th. Here are the details:
In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken. When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives. With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin. Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine. To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN
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Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Sam. Sam is a bit unique in that he was born with incredible strength, and then a run in with a huge automat nearly killed him, but thanks to his resourceful friends, Emily and Griffin, he was saved. The drawbacks are that he is now part machine, and he has a horrible fear of large automats. At first, Sam was resentful of his condition, but he is slowly learning to accept it as he realizes he is still human. Sam is a man of few words, so my interview with him is short and to the point, as is all dialogue with Sam. Without further delay, here is my interview with Sam:
You have a rather strained relationship with Finely Jane. Why is that? Do you think the two of you will be able to completely put aside your differences and truly become friends?
Because she’s absolutely mad. No, and doubtful.
Does it bother you that she and Griffin are getting rather cozy?
No. Well, yes. As long as she doesn’t hurt him she and I will be fine.
Emily is certainly a special gal! Can you share with us how you feel about her?
No. There aren’t enough words, and if there were, I’m not much of a conversationalist.
I know you have struggled coming to terms with being remade and being part machine. Have you gotten beyond that and accepted it is now part of who you are?
Some. I like being stronger. My heart might be metal, but it can still love. That’s all I really care about.
Being so strong is it difficult for you at times to restrain yourself?
Yes. I was strong before Emily augmented me, and now I’m even stronger. Sometimes I worry I might hurt her… I mean, people.
What do you think it will take to get over your paralyzing fear of large automats?
Destroying one with my bare hands.
It seems that The Machinist is still going to be a problem for you and the rest of your gang. How do you think you are going to ultimately defeat him?
If it was up to me, I bash his skull in. That will solve that problem.
What is next for you and Emily and the rest of the gang?
Hopefully quiet time. Emily wants to go on a picnic.
What is your biggest fear?
Losing my humanity.
I personally enjoy a man who is to the point and bighearted, and Sam is indeed both! You need to read the books and meet him:
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles Book #1) by Kady Cross
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one...except the "thing" inside her.When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no "normal" Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch....Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of "them." The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help--and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on--even if it seems no one believes her.
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Harlequin Teen.
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The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Steampunk Chronicles #2) by Kady Cross
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous. Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.
In her other life, Kady Cross is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than twenty books. She is lucky enough to have a husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares her darkest secrets. When she’s not listening to the characters in her head, she’s either trying to formulate the perfect lip gloss or teaching herself to solder. She has a weakness for all things girlie, sugar skulls and boots. Her love of books and makeup borders on addiction—of which she never, ever wants to be cured. Find Kady on her website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | HarlequinTEEN.
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