Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meljean Brook and The Iron Duke- Author Chat Recap

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Meljean Brook & The Iron Duke:

Meljean Brook had a book chat Saturday evening (you can view the whole chat HERE) and I joined in. My first author book chat, and it was a lot of fun!
After chatting for a bit with other readers Meljean joined us and we were able to ask her a few question and here were mine and her answers to them;

[Comment From Crystal] 
@Meljean, how many books do you have planned right now for The Iron Seas series?

Crystal - right now I have three books planned, and the others are in the very earliest stages of being developed. I know I want to move around the world, so it depends on what area I want to explore next.

[Comment From Crystal] 
@Meljean I really loved Ivy and Eben in Here There Be Monsters but they didn't make an appearance in The Iron Duke. Will we see more of them in future books?

Crystal -- we'll see Eben & Ivy in Heart of Steel.

[Comment From Crystal] 
@Meljean Is the third book about a character we've already met or a new one?

Crystal -- the third book will star new people. That's actually something that I hope to do throughout the series -- keep them very lightly connected, but not dependent on each other.

[Comment From Crystal] 
@Meljean; were you happy with the Iron Duke cover? How much say do you as the author have in it? Do you know when the Heart of Steel cover will be uncovered? Ops, sorry that's a lot. =)

Crystal -- the Iron Duke cover: Yes, I was happy with it. I'll admit that man-titty isn't my favorite type of cover (see my latest Guardian covers for my favorites) but I think the cover did exactly what I wanted it to (and was exactly what I asked for -- something that immediately told a reader that it was steampunk & romance.)
I expect to see the Heart of Steel cover in the next month or two. It will be similar to The Iron Duke's cover.

Then Meljean shared with us the blurb for Heart of Steel, Yay! 

Named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2010,” The Iron Duke introduced the gritty, alluring adventure of the Iron Seas. Now, Meljean Brook returns to the world where nanotech fuses with Victorian sensibilities — and steam.
heart of steel placeholder cover coming november 2011As the mercenary captain of the Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control.
Treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn’t interested in the Lady Corsair — he wants her coldhearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she’s no easy conquest.
When da Vinci’s sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco — and straight into their enemy’s hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart…
Release Date: November 1, 2011

If you think that this series sounds fantastic, which it is, then make sure to check out my current giveaway: 

For more info on this series; the prequel, novel and upcoming novels be sure to visit Meljean Brooks website

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