Tuesday, July 15

@GoddessFish Book Tour: Victorian Scoundrel by Stephanie Burkhart


Victorian Scoundrel

Windsor Diaries, #1
Stephanie Burkhart


Genre: SteamPunk
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc
Date of Publication: June 29, 2011
Number of pages: 230
Number of words: 68,970
Cover Artist: Jenifer Ranieri


Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN     Kobo     ARe


It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition.

Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him.

Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history?
Excerpt: 
She nibbled on her lower lip, a curious habit she had. When she was indecisive, perhaps? Then she drew the necklace over her head, giving it to him. He placed the coin flat in the palm of his hand, and let the chain dangle through his fingers. It was bronze or brass, with a strange sequence of numbers and letters. He furrowed his brow. Alice bent over and used her finger to push her glasses firmly back onto the bridge of her nose.

"It's some type of alpha-numeric code," Grayson mused out loud.

Alice looked on, a murky expression on her face. "Perhaps."

Grayson looked up. "I've seen a similar code on the datamancers they introduced in Parliament."

"What's a datamancer?" she asked.

He tried not to get lost in those soulful cerulean eyes of hers. "You don't know what a datamancer is?"

"No."

"It thinks for itself--"

"Grayson, what's in your hand?"

Grayson and Alice turned in the direction of the door. Sir John briskly walked toward them escorted by a soldier and another gentleman Grayson recognized as the prince's secretary.

Giveaway: 

Stephanie will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25.00 GC to a randomly drawn host.





Book Tour Info: 
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

July 8:

July 15: 

July 22: 

July 29: 

Author Bio:


Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

To connect with the author online:

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14 comments:

  1. I really liked the excerpt and the book cover.

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  2. Thank you for having me here today. I'll be in an out all day as I'll be traveling to Yosemite. Since it's July, does anyone else have a vacation planned? Where do you like to go on vacation?

    Smiles to all
    Steph Burkhart

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  3. I love the cover! We are heading down to the Air Force Museum this week and then will do a birthday/anniversary vacation in August. Yosemite is on my bucket list! :) Have a fun and safe trip!

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    1. Melissa, I would love to visit the Air Force Museum. Sounds like a lot of fun!
      smiles
      Steph

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  5. I've been looking at the books in this trilogy at Amazon and I was wondering how closely tied together the books are and if they should be read in order. Love the covers too.

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    1. Karen
      The boys are structured as stand alones in the series, but other readers have said they would have preferred they read them in order. Hope that helps.

      Smiles
      Steph

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    2. Good old auto correct. I meant to type - the books

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  6. Very interesting and I do like time travel. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

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  7. Just started reading this book and am loving it so far!

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  8. I like the excerpt and the book cover

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  9. I like the synopsis. It's very appealing that it's also a time travel story.

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